Introduction to science vocabulary

This lesson is a beginning of the year introductory lesson that focuses on 8 vocabulary words related to science through literature. The vocabulary words are: professor, examining, explore, laboratory, studied, discovery, collected and scientists. You will need the picture book Big Old Bones: A Dinosaur Tale by Carol Carrick. #VegasPBS-RDLA 172.16

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  • Science
  • NVACS English Language Arts

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  • 3rd Grade


  • English Language Arts 3

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  • RL.3.7 - Explain how specific aspects of a text's illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting).
  • SL.3.1 - Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.
  • RL.3.4 - Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.
  • (3)1.7 - Cooperate and contribute ideas within a group.
  • (3)1.2 - Conduct investigations based on observations and questions raised about the world.

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