About This Chapter
3rd Grade English: Stories & Poetry - Chapter Summary
Help your 3rd grade students reinforce what they've been learning in English class with this collection of story and poetry lessons and quizzes. The chapter's short and kid-friendly lessons will summarize several myths, poems and stories, as well as the works of famous authors and poets, such as Lewis Carroll and Shel Silverstein. After your 3rd graders finish a lesson, have them take the accompanying self-assessment quiz to gauge their understanding of important lesson topics.
- Ali Baba & the Forty Thieves
- William Tell
- Norse mythology
- ''The Sword of Damocles''
- ''Damon and Pythias''
- ''Androcles and the Lion''
- ''Horatius at the Bridge''
- Shel Silverstein poems
- Lewis Carroll
- Ogden Nash's Adventures of Isabel
- ''Knoxville, Tennessee'' by Nikki Giovanni
Who It's For
Kids who need extra help with stories and poetry will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There's no faster or easier way to learn about poetry and stories.
- Students who have fallen behind in understanding story and poetry elements
- Students who have learning disabilities or need a little extra help learning about poems and stories
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning English (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class and need to catch up
- Students who need an efficient and convenient way to learn about stories and poetry
- Students who struggle to understand their English teachers
- Students who attend schools without extra English resources
How It Works
- Find lessons in the chapter that cover the story and poetry topics your student needs to learn or review.
- Press play to watch the video lesson with your student or read through the text lesson.
- Review the lesson or video transcripts, emphasizing the highlighted vocab words to reinforce learning about poetry and stories.
- Test your student's understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
- Verify your student understands important story and poetry concepts by completing the 3rd Grade English: Stories & Poetry chapter exam.
1. Ali Baba & The Forty Thieves: Lesson for Kids
'Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves' is a story about a man who discovers the secret hideout of robbers. Come explore this story, learn what the secret hideout password was and what happened to Ali Baba.
2. William Tell: Lesson for Kids
William Tell is the hero of a famous Swiss legend about how the country of Switzerland started. Come learn about the story of William Tell, why he is important to the Swiss, and find out if people think he was a real person or not.
3. Norse Mythology Lesson for Kids: Characters, Places & Creatures
Do you like reading myths? Well, then Norse mythology might be right up your alley! This lesson will introduce you to some of the people, places and creatures within Norse mythology.
4. The Sword of Damocles: Lesson for Kids
The 'Sword of Damocles' is an ancient Greek myth about a man who wants wealth and power. This lesson will teach you about Damocles, why the sword is important and how it changes his mind.
5. Damon & Pythias: Lesson for Kids
The legend of Damon and Pythias is a very old Greek story. Come learn about these two friends, their strong friendship, why one put his life on the line for the other, and how the story ends.
6. Androcles & the Lion: Lesson for Kids
'Androcles and the Lion' is an ancient story about a man who helps a lion when he's hurt. This lesson will teach you about the story, why it's a myth, and what happens to these characters.
7. Horatius at the Bridge: Lesson for Kids
Horatius was a Roman hero who showed great bravery in the ancient myth of 'Horatius at the Bridge.' In this lesson, you'll learn about the story, why it's called a myth, who the main characters are and what happened.
8. Shel Silverstein's Poems: Lesson for Kids
If you're looking to laugh or daydream about imaginary things, Shel Silverstein's poems are the things to read! His poems are silly, fantastical, and memorable. In this lesson, we'll look at some characteristics and examples of Shel Silverstein's poems.
9. Lewis Carroll Lesson for Kids: The Crocodile & Father William
Poems can create magic and wonder in the reader's mind. Lewis Carroll is an author that encourages people to use their imagination. In this lesson, you will read about two of Lewis Carroll's famous works.
10. Adventures of Isabel by Ogden Nash: Lesson for Kids
In this lesson, we'll talk about the poem 'Adventures of Isabel' by Ogden Nash. What happens when one girl runs into a witch, a giant, a bear, and a doctor? The answer may surprise you!
11. Knoxville, Tennessee by Nikki Giovanni: Lesson for Kids
'Knoxville, Tennessee' is a poem by Nikki Giovanni. This lesson will teach you about this poem, why the author wrote it the way she did, what inspired her to write it and some other neat facts about it.
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Other chapters within the 3rd Grade English course
- 3rd Grade English: Reading Comprehension & Response
- 3rd Grade English: Literary Terms
- 3rd Grade English: Reading Literary Texts
- 3rd Grade English: Reading Informational Texts
- 3rd Grade English: Vocabulary & Language
- 3rd Grade English: Spelling
- 3rd Grade English: Grammar
- 3rd Grade English: Writing
- 3rd Grade English: Speaking & Listening