Language Arts - 3

In Language Arts Grade 3, students will engage in a variety of topics as they explore the world of reading and writing. Students will learn foundational skills, cursive writing, vocabulary, reading comprehension, grammar, and the writing process as they write narratives, informational, and opinion essays. In this course, students will participate in engaging lessons that include interactives, informational and literature texts, graphic organizers, videos, and various practice activities. Topics range from healthy habits and overcoming obstacles to mysteries. Students will meet an astronaut, earn badges for the Junior Astronaut Training Handbook, and draw a space academy recruit in this Space-themed course.

Major Topics and Concepts

  • Apply strategies for decoding, context clues, and spelling
  • Ask and Answer questions
  • Identify character traits
  • Determine the central message
  • Determine literal and nonliteral meanings
  • Use the past, present, and future verb tenses
  • Identify the subject and predicate in a complete sentence
  • Use the writing process to write an informative, narrative, and opinion text
  • Use strategies to find the meaning of unknown words
  • Identify the main idea in an informative text
  • Recognize the different text structures
  • Read with accuracy, rate, and expression
  • Form simple sentences
  • Use quotation marks and commas in dialogue
  • Learn to use correct capitalization in titles
  • Recognize how chapters, scenes, and stanzas build on each other
  • Use possessive nouns, plural nouns, and pronouns
  • Practice cursive writing skills
  • Determine the meaning of unknown words
  • Determine the connections between sentences and paragraphs in a text
  • Identify the point of view of the author and the reader
  • Use nouns as subject and object in a sentence
  • Use different type of sentences
  • Understand that illustrations give meaning to a story
  • Compare and contrast the settings, plots, and themes of two stories
  • Use and explain the functions of adjectives and adverbs
  • Write compound sentences
  • Use text features to locate information
  • Explain the connection between illustrations and words and phrases to show understanding of a text
  • Compare and contrast the most important points and key details
  • Use the articles “a” and “an” correctly
  • Write complex sentences
  • Explain how characters’ actions contribute to the sequence of events
  • Explain the point of view of the characters, narrator, and reader
  • Recount a story and determine the central message
  • Use punctuation correctly
  • Use compound words and contractions
  • Recount key details and explain how they support the main idea
  • Use language to show time, sequence, or cause and effect to describe the relationship in a text
  • Explain the point of view of the author and the reader
  • Recognize how to write sentences with subjects and verbs that agree
  • Describe the connection between particular sentences and paragraphs in a text
  • Determine the shades of meaning of words
  • Use the writing process to conduct a short research project about a topic
  • Explain how illustrations contribute to the mood or parts of a story
  • Recount stories and determine the central message
  • Use prepositional phrases
  • Use text features to search for information on a topic
  • Describe the connection between sentences and paragraphs in a text
  • Compare and contrast the most important points and key details in two texts on the same topic
  • Use irregular verbs
  • Use verb tenses correctly in sentences
  • Explain how the reader’s point of view is similar or different from the narrator or characters
  • Describe how chapters, scenes, and stanzas build
  • Write and expand sentences
  • Apply strategies for decoding, context clues, and spelling
  • Use root words and affixes to learn the meaning of words
  • Evaluate the author’s point of view

Grade Level

  Grade 3

Duration

  Annual

Requirements

Students will need the following materials: printer, cell phone or scanner, pencils, scissors, notebook, erasers, crayons, markers, glue, tape, wide-ruled notebook paper, printer paper, colored paper, and other household items.

Prerequisites

  None

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