Henry County Mini-Society Literature Based Lesson Plan
Week Two, Day Five
Literature Title: ____Rent A Third Grader________________________
Author: ____B.B. Hiller________________________________
Economic Concept(s): ____Advertising, start-up costs, supply & demand,
____ wages, and 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 aids.
3-LA-12 Develop and apply study skills using summarizing, note taking, mnemonics, and surveying.
3-SS-3 Distinguish the differences among rights, privileges, and responsibilities of citizens.
3-SS-12 Describe and classify the physical and human characteristics of urban, rural, and suburban
QCC- LA 4,20,21,29,30
QCC- SS 1,2,3,20,21
3. Developer(s): (First and Last Name)
4. Year Developed: 2001
5. Lesson Outline: Students will make predictions and read to prove or disprove them.
6. Description of Activity:
Before reading - Read titles of chapters 13-15. Look at pictures in each chapter.
Students predict what they think will happen in each chapter. List predictions on chart.
During reading - Read each chapter silently. After each chapter students tell which
predictions were true. Students must read aloud the part of the book that helped prove that
prediction. Students continue to prove or disprove each prediction. Teacher puts a check next to
each prediction that is true and crosses out the untrue. Change untrue predictions into true
After reading - Teacher reviews true predictions. Then ask students what important
things they learned from the text, but hadn’t been able to predict from the titles or pictures. Draw
pictures of important events and share with class. The pictures can be placed in chronological
7. Student Background Assumption(s):
Writing and reading advertisements, elections, farms, money denominations, and honesty.
8. Materials Needed:
Chart paper, drawing paper, markers or crayons, and display area.
9. Web Link(s):
Students give examples to prove or disprove predictions.
11. Multiple Intelligences Addressed in this Lesson:
_X__ Verbal/Linguistic ____ Logical/Mathematical
_X__Visual/Spatial ____ Bodily/Kinesthetic
____ Musical/Rhythmic _X__Interpersonal
____ Intrapersonal ____ Naturalist