Language Arts - Grade 3 English


    1. Parts of speech
    1.1 Common nouns and Proper nouns
    1.2 Pronouns
    1.3 Verbs – Linking verbs
    1.4 Adjectives
    1.5 Adverbs
    1.6 Articles

    2. Sentences
    2.1 Statements and Commands
    2.2 Interrogative (Questions)
    2.3 Exclamations
    2.4 Parts of sentence, Sentence Fragments
    2.5 Combining sentences

    3. Mechanics of Language
    3.1 Recapitulation of previous knowledge
    3.2 Capitalization
    3.3 Punctuation
    3.4 Usage of comma
    3.5 Punctuating Dialogues

    4. Vocabulary Building
    4.1 Regular basis (weekly) words will be given.
    4.2 Select words, 10-20 words (grade level specific)
    4.3 Spelling, Pronunciation
    4.4 Word usage – Make sentences.
    4.5 Identify words in reading text


    1. Reading Comprehension
    1.1 Stories, including fables, folktales,
    and myths from diverse cultures
    1.2 Non-Fiction reading

    2. Reading Comprehension Strategies
    2.1 Monitoring comprehension
    2.2 Meta-cognition
    2.3 Graphic and Semantic organizers
    2.4 Generating Questions
    2.5 Recognizing story structure
    2.6 Summarizing



    1. Writing samples
    2. Understanding the structure & format
    3. Brainstorming ideas
    4. Templates for writing
    5. Writing strategies and tips

    Language Arts English – Objectives

    Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
    1. Explain the function of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs in general and their functions in particular sentences.
    2. Form and use regular and irregular plural nouns.
    3. Use abstract nouns (e.g., childhood).
    4. Form and use regular and irregular verbs
    5. Form and use the simple (e.g., I walked; I walk; I will walk) verb tenses.
    6. Ensure subject-verb and pronoun-antecedent agreement.
    7. Form and use comparative and superlative adjectives and adverbs, and choose between them depending on what is to be modified.
    8. Use coordinating and subordinating conjunctions.
    9. Produce simple, compound, and complex sentences

    Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
    1. Capitalize appropriate words in titles.
    2. Use commas in addresses.
    3. Use commas and quotation marks in dialogue.
    4. Form and use possessives.
    5. Use conventional spelling for high-frequency and other studied words and for adding suffixes to base words (e.g., sitting, smiled, cries, happiness).
    6. Use spelling patterns and generalizations (e.g., word families, position-based spellings, syllable patterns, ending rules, meaningful word parts) in writing words.
    7. Consult reference materials, including beginning dictionaries, as needed to check and correct spellings.

    Vocabulary Acquisition and Use:
    Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning word and phrases based on grade 3 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
    1. Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
    2. Determine the meaning of the new word formed when a known affix is added to a known word (e.g., agreeable/disagreeable, comfortable/uncomfortable, care/careless, heat/preheat).
    3. Use a known root word as a clue to the meaning of an unknown word with the same root (e.g., company, companion).
    4. Use glossaries or beginning dictionaries, both print and digital, to determine or clarify the precise meaning of key words and phrase.

    Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships and nuances in word meanings.
    1. Distinguish the literal and non literal meanings of words and phrases in context (e.g., take steps).
    2. Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., describe people who are friendly or helpful).
    3. Distinguish shades of meaning among related words that describe states of mind or degrees of certainty (e.g., knew, believed, suspected, heard, wondered).

    Key Ideas and Details:
    1. Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
    2. Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
    3. Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events
    Craft and Structure:
    1. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.
    2. Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.
    3. Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.
    Integration of Knowledge and Ideas:
    1. Explain how specific aspects of a text’s illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting)
    2. Compare and contrast the themes, settings, and plots of stories written by the same author about the same or similar characters (e.g., in books from a series)


    Writing Objectives
    Text Types and Purposes:
    Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.
    1. Introduce the topic or text they are writing about, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure that lists reasons.
    2. Provide reasons that support the opinion.
    3. Use linking words and phrases (e.g., because, therefore, since, for example) to connect opinion and reasons.
    4. Provide a concluding statement or section.

    Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
    1. Introduce a topic and group related information together; include illustrations when useful to aiding comprehension.
    2. Develop the topic with facts, definitions, and details.
    3. Use linking words and phrases (e.g., also, another, and, more, but) to connect ideas within categories of information.
    4. Provide a concluding statement or section.
    5. Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.