Reading Literature

  • •Demonstrate understanding of a text

  • •Recount stories, fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures

  • •Describe characters in a story

  • •Distinguish literal from nonliteral language

  • •Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking

  • •Distinguish points of view: your own, the narrator or characters'

  • •Explain how illustrations relate to words in a story

  • •Compare and contrast the themes, settings, and plots of stories written by the same author

  • •Read and comprehend literature of appropriate complexity

Reading Informational Text

  • •Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details

  • •Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts

  • •Determine the meaning of academic and domain-specific words

  • •Use text features and search tools to locate information

  • •Distinguish their own point of view from that of the author of a text

  • •Demonstrate understanding of the text

  • •Describe connection between particular sentences and paragraphs in a text

  • •Compare and contrast two texts on the same topic

  • •Read and comprehend texts appropriate for grades 2-3

Foundational Skills

  • •Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words

  • •Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension


  • •Write opinions on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons

  • •Write informative/explanatory supporting a point of view with reasons

  • •Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events

  • •Use technology to produce and publish writing

  • •Develop and strengthen writing by planning, revising, and editing

  • •Produce writing with development and organization

  • •Conduct short research projects that build knowledge about a topic

  • •Recall information from experiences or gather information from print and digital sources; take brief notes on sources and sort evidence into provided categories

  • •Write routinely over extended time frames and shorter time frames for a range of discipline-specifics tasks, purposes, and audiences

Speaking and Listening

  • •Engage effectively in a range of group discussions with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly

  • •Determine the main ideas and supporting details of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally

  • •Ask and answer questions about information from a speaker, offering appropriate elaboration and detail

  • •Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking clearly at an understandable pace

  • •Create engaging audio recordings of stories or poems that demonstrate fluid reading at an understandable pace; add visual displays when appropriate to emphasize or enhance certain facts or details

  • •Produce complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation in order to provide requested detail or clarification

Language Standards

  • •Demonstrate command of English grammar and usage

  • •Demonstrate command English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling

  • •Clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 3 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies

  • •Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships and nuances in word meanings

  • •Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate conversational, general academic, and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal spatial and temporal relationships

  • •Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening

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