Henry County Mini-Society Literature Based Lesson Plan
Week One, Day Three
Literature Title: ____Rent A Third Grader________________________
Author: ____B.B. Hiller________________________________
Economic Concept(s): _______Income__________________________
1. Content Map: (Grade Level and Subject)
3rd Grade Social Studies
3rd Grade Language Arts
2. Content Map Objective(s): (Number and Statement; QCC Correlation)
3-LA-5 Make inferences prior to, during, and after reading, including drawing conclusions,
predicting outcome, and making generalizations.
3-LA-8 Use prior knowledge, context clues, rereading and word meanings as comprehension
3-LA-14 Communicate effectively when relating experiences and retelling stories which are read,
heard, or viewed.
3-LA-16 Use critical listening skills to recall, interpret, summarize, and share information.
3-SS-4 Explore the laws, rules, and leadership in the local government.
QCC- LA 1,4,8,9,10,20,21,29,30
QCC- SS 25,26,31,46
3. Developer(s): (First and Last Name)
4. Year Developed: 2001
5. Lesson Outline: Students will make predictions, read for information, and discuss events.
6. Description of Activity:
Before Reading – Write on chart or overhead the titles of chapters 7, 8, and 9. Ask
students to read the titles and think about what might happen in each. Write a few predictions for
each chapter. Tell the students that they will prove which predictions are true or not after
During Reading – Have the students read chapters 7-9 and be prepared to “prove” which
predictions are true and untrue.
After Reading – Teacher asks, “Who has a prediction they think is either true or false, and
can read aloud a part of the text that proves it?” Allow for student responses and check
predictions on chart that are true. Change untrue predictions to make them true.
7. Student Background Assumption(s):
Elections, committees, and making predictions.
8. Materials Needed:
Chart or overhead.
9. Web Link(s):
Student participation in completed class chart.
11. Multiple Intelligences Addressed in this Lesson:
__X__ Verbal/Linguistic __X__ Logical/Mathematical
__X__ Visual/Spatial _____ Bodily/Kinesthetic
_____ Musical/Rhythmic __X__ Interpersonal
_____ Intrapersonal _____ Naturalist