ELA Grades 3-5
The Great Debate (Grades 3-5) - Introduce debate through conundrums, arguing with yourself, jury deliberations, and more in this engaging unit that is sure to get students thinking.
There is also a Great Debate Unit for grades 5-8 if it better suits your needs! It focuses on speech, writing, persuasion, presentation, and more!
Newspaper - Students get to create their own newspaper, with lessons on brainstorming topics, article analysis, editing, and more!
Genius Hour - This is the perfect age to introduce research and independent study projects. ELA incorporate seamlessly by focusing on research, writing, speech and presentation skills.
Podcasts - Great for listening (similar to a read aloud), reflecting, and even having students create their own in older grade levels!
The Mars Patel Podcast is a great way to introduce students to wonderful writing, and you can use this unit from Teachers Pay Teachers to teach about writing creative narratives themselves. I use this in grades 4-6, but you could probably scaffold to get it to work with 3rd grade as well.
William and Mary Language Arts Materials - Both their literature units and the Jacob's Ladder Program are high quality and go in depth with writing. The Jacob's Ladder program is much more cost effective, if that is a factor. Some options:
Journeys and Destinations (Grades 2-3)
Explore, Discover, Reveal (Grades 3-4)
Mind Your Time (Grades 4-5)
Perspectives (Grades 4-5)
Literary Reflections (Grades 4-5)
Patterns of Change (Grades 4-6)
Affective Grades 4-5
3rd, 4th, or 5th Comprehension Books
3rd, 4th, or 5th Nonfiction Books