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Lesson Plan: Logical Connection- Chicken Soup

chicken soup lesson plan

Subject:  ELA- Reading

Grade: 3

Lesson Objective: To explain how and why people make chicken soup when someone is sick

Common Core Standard:  CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.8- Describe the logical connection between particular sentences and paragraphs in a text (e.g., comparison, cause/effect, first/second/third in a sequence).




  • How do you know when things go together?  (Allow the students to answer.)



  • There are things that go together everywhere we look.  If you are looking at a picture of your family, you know that you go together because you are family.  If you are looking at a plate of food, you know that something like bread and butter go together.
  • When you are reading, it is also important to be able to tell that things go together. 
  • There are two things that you can look for when you are reading.  One is called cause and effect.  Cause and effect means that because one thing happened, another thing happens. 
  • An example of cause and effect is, “It is cold outside, so I have to wear a coat.”  The cause is that it is cold outside and because of that, or the effect, is that the person has to wear a coat.
  • Another thing is sequence.  Sequence is when there are steps or things go in a certain order.  An example of sequence are directions telling you how to put a shelf together.  The directions tell you the steps, in order, to put the shelf together.
  • When we see cause and effect and sequence, we know that things go together. 
  • You are going to be reading about chicken soup and you will then be answering questions.  When you are reading, pay attention to things that go together.
  • It might be helpful to read the whole thing first, look at the questions, and then go back and read again to find the answers.
  • Does anyone have any questions?



  • Who would like to share their answers?  (Allow the students to share and go over the answers to the questions and what information the students used to answer them.)

Written by Kimberly Greacen, Education World® Contributing Writer

Kimberly is an educator with extensive experience in curriculum writing and developing instructional materials to align with Common Core State Standards and Bloom's Taxonomy.

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