Here you'll find what the third grade students are learning in English Language Arts.
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
Identify and know the meaning of the most common prefixes and derivational suffixes.
Decode words with common Latin suffixes.
Decode multisyllabic words.
Read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words.
Read with accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
Read on level text with purpose and understanding.
Read on level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.
Use context to confirm or self correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in grade level text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral meaning as well as shades of meaning among related words.
Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate conversational, general academic, and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal spatial and temporal relationships.
Read text using a variety of strategies to gain meaning such as: activating schema, inferring, questioning, determining importance, visualizing, and synthesizing.
Read and respond to works of literature; determine the central message and point of view.
Retell a story in sequential order by identifying literary elements and explaining how they affect the plot.
Read, understand and respond to informational text.
Determine main idea/details/
Determine point of view, analyze text, understand text structure and text features.
Locate information using appropriate sources and strategies for a particular task.
Organize and present main ideas from research to develop a finished product.
A core set of words is used to help students learn strategies for how words work in addition to developing fluency in reading and writing.
Students take responsibility for choosing a topic (unless otherwise directed) and developing text around it.
They write using various modes (narrative, informational and opinion). They are given more than a single day to create a piece of writing.
Students take their selected pieces through the processes of prewriting, drafting, revising, editing and publishing.
Students will continue to develop an awareness of the qualities of writing (overall, lead, transitions, ending, organization, content, style, conventions)