Unbelievable Stories for 3rd Grade Lesson Plan


Unbelievable Stories for 3rd Grade lesson plan aims to engage 3rd-grade students in understanding why the Unicorn is the national animal of Scotland. Through reading passages, discussions, and comprehension activities, students will explore the history, symbolism, and cultural significance of the Unicorn in Scottish folklore and history.

Unbelievable Stories for 3rd Grade

How I became the National animal of Scotland

Grade Level: 3rd Grade


Standards: RL3.4 – Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.

Welcome to an exciting journey into the enchanting world of Scottish folklore and symbolism! In this comprehensive lesson plan, 3rd-grade students will embark on a quest to discover the captivating reasons behind Scotland’s unique choice of a national animal – the majestic Unicorn. This lesson is aligned with RL3.4 standards, focusing on developing students’ ability to discern the meanings of words and phrases within a text, including literal and nonliteral language.

Objective: By the end of this lesson, students will:

  1. Understand the significance of the Unicorn as the national animal of Scotland.
  2. Identify and define new vocabulary words related to Scottish culture and folklore.
  3. Develop reading comprehension skills through engaging activities and discussions.

Materials Provided:

  • Worksheets: Custom-designed worksheets to accompany various activities throughout the lesson.
  • Story: A captivating narrative exploring the history and symbolism of the Unicorn in Scottish culture.
  • Vocabulary Words: A list of new words introduced in the lesson, accompanied by definitions and context.


Unicorn Story
Unicorn Story

Through this engaging and standards-based lesson, Unbelievable Stories for 3rd Grade, students will gain a deeper appreciation for Scottish culture and symbolism while honing their reading comprehension skills. By learning how the Unicorn became Scotland’s national animal, students will not only expand their vocabulary but also develop a greater understanding of the power of symbols in shaping cultural identity. Let the adventure begin!


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