3rd Grade - Provide A Beginning, Middle And End

 
     
 
     
 
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Stories and Literature
Provide a beginning, middle and end
Provide a beginning, a middle, and an end, including concrete details that develop a central idea.
Student knows the concept of beginning, middle, and end. Student is able to provide details that support a central idea.
 

Sample Problems

(1)

Does my presentation have a beginning, middle, and an ending?

(2)

Does my presentation include enough details?

(3)

Does my presentation have a main idea?

(4)

Is the beginning of my presentation strong enough to hook my listeners?

(5)

Do the details in my presentation match the main idea?

Learning Tips

(1)

Have your child tell you about their day before they go to bed. Ask them what happened at the beginning, middle, and end of the day. Have them break up their day by morning, afternoon, and night to make it easier for them.

(2)

Have your child talk to you about the last episode of their favorite television show. Have them break up the episode into beginning, middle, and end.

(3)

If you’re child is working on a presentation or a writing piece that should have a beginning, middle, and end, have them visually break up their presentation or writing piece to help them make sure that they’ve included all three parts. They can label or draw lines to show where the beginning, middle, and ending is in the presentation or writing piece.

(4)

At the end of a reading session at home, ask your child to use a post-it to show where the beginning, middle, and ending parts of the book are. This will only work once your child has read an entire picture book or chapter in a chapter book.

(5)

Plan a fun activity with your child like baking or a picnic. At the end of the activity have them tell you what happened at the beginning, middle, and end of the activity.

Extra Help Problems

(1)

Read the paragraph below and answer the following five questions.


This morning I woke up and had breakfast. Then I took a bath and got dressed. I went downstairs to get my lunch and to tell my mom I was leaving for school. My mom kissed me good-bye and…







What happened at the beginning of the story?

(2)

The story is missing a beginning, middle, or end. Circle the correct answer.

(3)

Write a couple of sentences to finish the story.

(4)

In the middle of the story: A) He got dressed. B) He left for school. C) He went downstairs to get his lunch.

(5)

Underline the beginning of the story.

(6)

Read the paragraph below and answer the following five questions.


I had the best day at the beach! First, my cousin and I splashed in the water to get used to the cool water. ____________________________________________________. Next we took the seashells to our parents so they could listen to the ocean inside. Then we built a sand castle.


What happened at the beginning of the story?

(7)

Write a sentence that will make sense in the blank space.

(8)

In the middle of the story, they: A) splashed in the water B) built a sand castle C) went home

(9)

Write an ending to the story.

(10)

The last sentence of the story should begin with: A) Finally B) Then C) Once upon a time…

(11)

The first part of the story is called the: A) beginning B) middle C) end

(12)

The last part of the story is called the: A) beginning B) middle C) end

(13)

This comes before the end but after the beginning: A) beginning B) middle C) end

(14)

This comes before the middle: A) beginning B) middle C) end

(15)

This comes after the middle: A) beginning B) middle C) end

(16)

Answer the five questions about the first chapter in Sarah Plain and Tall.


At the beginning of the chapter, what does Anna tell Caleb?

(17)

What are Anna and Caleb doing at the beginning of the chapter?

(18)

Pa tells Anna and Caleb about Sara at the: A) beginning of the chapter B) middle of the chapter C) ending of the chapter

(19)

Caleb asks Anna about their mother: A) beginning of the chapter B) middle of the chapter C) ending of the chapter

(20)

Anna and Caleb get excited at the prospect of Sara living with them: A) beginning of the chapter B) middle of the chapter C) ending of the chapter

(21)

Answer the following five questions about the first chapter in Charlotte’s Web.


What happens at the beginning of the chapter?

(22)

Fern finds out she can keep the pig at: A) the beginning of the chapter B) the middle of the chapter C) the end of the chapter

(23)

What happens in the middle of the chapter?

(24)

Fern starts crying: A) the beginning of the chapter B) the middle of the chapter C) the end of the chapter

(25)

What happens at the end of the chapter?

 

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