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Pacing Guide

3rd Grade Reading and Language Arts Pacing Guide

 

 

Window of Instruction

(weeks)

Standard

Domain

Learning Target

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Essential Vocabulary

Week 1 

Unit 1 Week 1

RL.3.3

Describe characters in a story, including but not limited to their traits, motivations, actions or feelings, and how they affect the plot.

 

RL.3.7

Explain how the specific aspects of a text’s illustrations contribute to an effect, including but not limited to creating mood, character and setting.

 

L 3.5 Demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings.

 

RI.3.4

Determine the meaning of general academic words and phrases in grade-level text, and describe how those words and phrases shape meaning.

 

RL.3.10

By the end of the year, flexibly use a variety of comprehension strategies (i.e., questioning, monitoring, visualizing, inferencing, summarizing, using prior knowledge, determining importance) to read, comprehend and analyze grade-level appropriate, complex literacy texts independently and proficiently.

 

HW3.1

Legibly form cursive letters, words and sentences with accepted norms.

 

L 3.2 f. Use spelling patterns and generalizations in writing words.



 

Key Ideas and Details

 

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

 

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

 

Craft and Structure




 

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

 

Handwriting



 

Conventions of Standard English



 

Handwriting



 

Conventions of Standard English

RL 3.3 Describe the characters in a story and how they affect the plot.

 

RL 3.7 Explain how illustrations contribute to the text (mood, character, setting).

 

L 3.5 Demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings (synonyms and antonyms)

 

RI 3.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases and describe how they shape meaning. 

 

RL 3.10 By the end of the year, be able to use a variety of comprehension strategies to read, comprehend and analyze third grade text.

 

HW 3.1 legibly form cursive letters, words and sentences.

 

L 3.2f. Use spelling patterns and generalizations in writing words






 

Ached

Concentrate

Discovery

Educated

Effort

Improved

Inspired

satisfied

Week 2

Unit 1 Week 2

L 3.4a. Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.

 

RL.3.10

By the end of the year, flexibly use a variety of comprehension strategies (i.e., questioning, monitoring, visualizing, inferencing, summarizing, using prior knowledge, determining importance) to read, comprehend and analyze grade-level appropriate, complex literacy texts independently and proficiently.

 

RL.3.5

Describe and provide evidence for how parts of the text contribute to the overall structure of poems, stories and dramas, including but not limited to linear, non-linear and circular structures.

 

RL.3.3

Describe characters in a story, including but not limited to their traits, motivations, actions or feelings, and how they affect the plot.

 

RL.3.7

Explain how the specific aspects of a text’s illustrations contribute to an effect, including but not limited to creating mood, character and setting.

 

RL.3.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language, including but not limited to idioms and hyperboles, and describe how those words and phrases shape meaning

 

HW3.1

Legibly form cursive letters, words and sentences with accepted norms.

 

L 3.2 f. Use spelling patterns and generalizations in writing words.

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

 

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity



 

Craft and Structure





 

Key Ideas and Details

 

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

 

Craft and Structure





 

Handwriting




 

Conventions of Standard English

 

Handwriting



 

Conventions of Standard English

L 3.4 Use sentence level context as a clue to the meaning of a word.

 

RL 3.10 By the end of the year, be able to use a variety of comprehension strategies to read, comprehend and analyze third grade text. 

 

RL 3.5  Describe and provide evidence for how parts of the text contribute to the overall structure of various text including but not limited to linear, non linear and circular structures. 

 

RL 3.3 Describe the characters in a story and how they affect the plot.

 

RL 3.7 Explain how illustrations contribute to the text (mood, character, setting).

 

RL 3.4 Distinguish from literal and nonliteral language.

Determine how literal and nonliteral language affects the meaning of    the text. 

 

HW 3.1 legibly form cursive letters, words and sentences.

 

L 3.2f. Use spelling patterns and generalizations in writing words

Celebrate

Courage

Disappointment

Precious

Pride

Remind

Symbols

traditions

Week 3

Alexander and the Horrible Terrible No Good Very Bad Day

 

RI.3.3

Describe the relationship between individuals, a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts or steps in technical procedures over the course of a text.

 

RI.3.5

Identify and describe informational text structures, including comparison, cause/effect and problem/solution structures, and describe the logical connection between particular sentences and paragraphs in a text and how they contribute to the overall structure.

 

HW3.1

Legibly form cursive letters, words and sentences with accepted norms.

 

RL.3.3

Describe characters in a story, including but not limited to their traits, motivations, actions or feelings, and how they affect the plot.

 

L 3.2 f. Use spelling patterns and generalizations in writing words



 

Key Ideas and Details




 

Craft and Structure



 

Handwriting



 

Key Ideas and Details

 

Conventions of Standard English

 

Key Ideas and Details

 

Conventions  of Standard English



 
 

RI 3.3 Describe the relationships between individuals, a series of historical events, scientific ideas/concepts or steps in technical procedures in a text.

 

RI 3.5 Identify and describe text structures (comparison, cause and effect, problem and solution, sequence)

 

HW 3.1 legibly form cursive letters, words and sentences.

 

RL 3.3 Describe the characters in a story and how they affect the plot.

 

L 3.2f. Use spelling patterns and generalizations in writing words



 

Week 4

Unit 1 Week 4

RL.3.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language, including but not limited to idioms and hyperboles, and describe how those words and phrases shape meaning.(metaphors)

 

L 3.5 Demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings. (metaphors)

 

RI.3.1

Ask and answer questions, and make and support logical inferences in order to construct meaning from the text.

 

RI.3.5

Identify and describe informational text structures, including comparison, cause/effect and problem/solution structures, and describe the logical connection between particular sentences and paragraphs in a text and how they contribute to the overall structure.

 

HW3.1

Legibly form cursive letters, words and sentences with accepted norms.

 

L 3.2 f. Use spelling patterns and generalizations in writing words.

 

Craft and Structure





 

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

 

Key Ideas and Details




 

Craft and Structure





 

Handwriting




 

Conventions of Standards of English





 
 

RL 3.4 Distinguish from literal and nonliteral language.

Determine how literal and nonliteral language affects the meaning of    the text.

L 3.5 Demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings (synonyms and antonyms)

 

RI 3.1 ask and answer questions to understand the text. 

Make and support logical inferences from a text.

 

RI 3.5 Identify and describe text structures (comparison, cause and effect, problem and solution, sequence)

 

HW 3.1 legibly form cursive letters, words and sentences.

 

L 3.2f. Use spelling patterns and generalizations in writing words

Designed

Encouraged

Examine

Investigation

Quality

Simple

Solution

Subsituites

Week 5

Unit 1 Week 5

L 3.4 Determine or clarify the meaning on unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 3 reading and content, choosing flexibly from an array of strategies. (multiple meaning words)

 

RI.3.1

Ask and answer questions, and make and support logical inferences in order to construct meaning from the text.

 

RI.3.4

Determine the meaning of general academic words and phrases in grade-level text, and describe how those words and phrases shape meaning.

 

RI.3.7

Identify and explain how specific visuals, including but not limited to diagrams, graphs, photographs and side bars, contribute to the meaning and clarity of a text.

 

RI.3.10

By the end of the year, flexibly use a variety of comprehension strategies (i.e., questioning, monitoring, visualizing, inferencing, summarizing, using prior knowledge, determining importance) to read, comprehend and analyze grade-level appropriate, complex informational texts independently and proficiently.

HW3.1

Legibly form cursive letters, words and sentences with accepted norms.

 

L 3.2 f. Use spelling patterns and generalizations in writing words.

Handwriting



 

Vocabulary 

Acquisition and Use

 

Key Ideas and Details




 

Craft and Structure





 

Integration of Knowledge




 

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity






 

Handwriting

 

Conventions of Standard English





 

HW 3.1 legibly form cursive letters, words and sentences.

 

L 3.4

  1. Use sentence level context as a clue to the meaning of a word.

 

RI 3.1 ask and answer questions to understand the text. 

Make and support logical inferences from a text.

 

RI 3.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases and describe how they shape meaning. 

 

RI 3.7 Identify and explain how text features contribute to the meaning and clarity of a text (diagrams, graphs, photographs, sidebars)

 

RI 3.10 By the end of the year, be able to use a variety of comprehension strategies to read, comprehend and analyze third grade text. 

Carved

Clues

Grand

Landmark

Massive

Monument

National

traces

Week 6

Third Grade Angels

HW3.1

Legibly form cursive letters, words and sentences with accepted norms.

 

RL.3.3

Describe characters in a story, including but not limited to their traits, motivations, actions or feelings, and how they affect the plot.

 

RL.3.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language, including but not limited to idioms and hyperboles, and describe how those words and phrases shape meaning.

 

RL.3.9

Compare/contrast the themes, settings and plots of stories written by the same author about the same or similar characters.

 

RL.3.5

Describe and provide evidence for how parts of the text contribute to the overall structure of poems, stories and dramas, including but not limited to linear, non-linear and circular structures. (cause and effect)

 

L 3.2 f. Use spelling patterns and generalizations in writing words.

 

L 3.1 a. Explain the function of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs in a grade-level text.

b. Form and use regular and irregular plural nouns.

c. use abstract nouns

 

L 3.2 d. Use possessives


 

Handwriting





 

Key Ideas and Detials




 

Craft and Structure



 

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas






 

Craft and Structure







 

Conventions of Standard English







 

HW 3.1 legibly form cursive letters, words and sentences.

 

RL 3.3 Describe the characters in a story and how they affect the plot.

 

RL 3.4 Distinguish from literal and nonliteral language.

Determine how literal and nonliteral language affects the meaning of    the text. 

 

RL 3.9 Compare/Contrast  the themes, settings and plots of stories written by the same author about similar characters. 

 

RL 3.5  Describe and provide evidence for how parts of the text contribute to the overall structure of various text including but not limited to linear, non linear and circular structures. 

 

L 3.2f. Use spelling patterns and generalizations in writing words

 

L 3.1

A. Explain the function of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs in third grade text. 

B.   Form and use regular and irregular nouns

C.  Use abstract nouns. 

 

L 3.2 d. Use possessives

Impression

Obedient

Sneered

Predictions

Guilty

Week 7

Third Grade Angels

HW3.1

Legibly form cursive letters, words and sentences with accepted norms.

 

RL.3.6

Distinguish their own perspective from that of the narrator or those of the characters, and describe how various perspectives shape the content of the text.

 

L 3.4a. Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.

b. Determine the meaning of the new word formed when a known affix is added to a known word.

 

RL.3.1

Ask and answer questions, and make and support logical inferences to construct meaning from the text.

 

RL.3.2

Identify and cite relevant implicit and explicit information from a summary to determine the theme, lesson learned and/or moral, including but not limited to fables, folktales and myths from diverse cultures.

 

L 3.2 f. Use spelling patterns and generalizations in writing words.

 

L 3.1 a. Explain the function of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs in a grade-level text.

b. Form and use regular and irregular plural nouns.

c. use abstract nouns

 

L 3.2 d. Use possessives

Handwriting




 

Craft and Structure



 

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use






 

Key Ideas and Details




 

Key Ideas and Details






 

Conventions of Standard English









 

HW 3.1 legibly form cursive letters, words and sentences.

 

RL 3.6 Distinguish their own perspective from the narrator and/or the characters. 

 

L 3.4

  1. Use sentence level context as a clue to the meaning of a word.

  2. Determine the meaning of the new word formed when a known affix is added to unknown word. 

RL 3.1 ask and answer questions to understand the text. 

Make and support logical inferences from a text.

 

RL 3.2 identify and cite relevant (implicit/explicit) information from a summary to determine the theme.

 

L 3.2f. Use spelling patterns and generalizations in writing words

 

L 3.1

A. Explain the function of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs in third grade text. 

B.   Form and use regular and irregular nouns

C.  Use abstract nouns. 

 

L 3.2 d. Use possessives


 

Megaphone

Flinching

Husbandry

Slugged

Relaxed

Week 8

Third Grade Angels

HW3.1

Legibly form cursive letters, words and sentences with accepted norms.

 

RL.3.2

Identify and cite relevant implicit and explicit information from a summary to determine the theme, lesson learned and/or moral, including but not limited to fables, folktales and myths from diverse cultures.

 

RL.3.10

By the end of the year, flexibly use a variety of comprehension strategies (i.e., questioning, monitoring, visualizing, inferencing, summarizing, using prior knowledge, determining importance) to read, comprehend and analyze grade-level appropriate, complex literacy texts independently and proficiently.

 

C 3.6 Summarize information from experiences or gather information from print and digital resources; take brief notes on information from various print/digital sources, and analyze by sorting into appropriate categories.

 

C 3.7 Compose routinely over extended time frames and shorter time frames for a variety of tasks, purposes and audiences.

 

RL.3.5

Describe and provide evidence for how parts of the text contribute to the overall structure of poems, stories and dramas, including but not limited to linear, non-linear and circular structures.

 

RL.3.6

Distinguish their own perspective from that of the narrator or those of the characters, and describe how various perspectives shape the content of the text.

 

L 3.2 f. Use spelling patterns and generalizations in writing words.

 

L 3.1 a. Explain the function of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs in a grade-level text.

 

d. Form and use regular and irregular verbs

 

e. Use verb tenses

Handwriting




 

Key Ideas and Details




 

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity



 

Research to Build and Present Knowledge



 

Range of Writing





 

Craft and Structure












 

Conventions of Standard English












































 

HW 3.1 legibly form cursive letters, words and sentences.

 

RL 3.2 identify and cite relevant (implicit/explicit) information from a summary to determine the theme.

 

RL 3.10 By the end of the year, be able to use a variety of comprehension strategies to read, comprehend and analyze third grade text. 

 

C 3.6 Summarize, take brief notes, and analyze print and digital information form various sources. 

 

C 3.7 Compose routinely over various time frames for a variety of tasks, purposes and audiences. 

 

RL 3.5  Describe and provide evidence for how parts of the text contribute to the overall structure of various text including but not limited to linear, non linear and circular structures. 

 

RL 3.6 Distinguish their own perspective from the narrator and/or the characters.

 

L 3.2f. Use spelling patterns and generalizations in writing words.

 

L 3.1

  1.  Explain the function of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs in third grade text. 

D.  Form and use regular and irregular verbs

E. Use verb tenses

Lunger

Bribed

Report

Congratulate

Territory

Week 9 

Grammar/Review Week

RF 3.3 Know and apply grade level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

 

RF 3.4 Read fluently (accuracy, speed and prosody) on grade level to support comprehension. 

HW3.1

Legibly form cursive letters, words and sentences with accepted norms.

 

L 3.2 f. Use spelling patterns and generalizations in writing words.

 

L 3.1 a. Explain the function of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs in a grade-level text.

 

d. Form and use regular and irregular verbs

 

e. Use verb tenses

Handwriting



 

Phonics and Word Recognition




 

Conventions of Standards of English





 

Fluency










 

Conventions of Standards of English












 

HW 3.1 legibly form cursive letters, words and sentences.

 

RF 3.3  analyze and decode words

  1. Identify, decode and know the meaning of prefixes and suffixes (Latin suffixes). 

  2. Decode words with more than one syllable (multisyllabic) words.

  3. Read third grade irregularly spelled words. 

 

RF 3.4 read on third grade level and understand/comprehend.

  1. Read third grade level with purpose and understanding.

  2. Fluently read third grade level prose and poetry orally.

  3. Use context and rereading to self correct words and understanding. 

 

L 3.2f. Use spelling patterns and generalizations in writing words

 

L 3.1

  1.  Explain the function of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs in third grade text. 

D.  Form and use regular and irregular verbs

E. Use verb tenses