Third Grade Reading Learning Targets
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Reading Foundational Skills
RF 3.3 analyze and decode words
Identify, decode and know the meaning of prefixes and suffixes (Latin suffixes).
Decode words with more than one syllable (multisyllabic) words.
Read third grade irregularly spelled words.
RF 3.4 read on third grade level and understand/comprehend.
Read third grade level with purpose and understanding.
Fluently read third grade level prose and poetry orally.
Use context and rereading to self correct words and understanding.
Reading Standards for literature
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.
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 3.5 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.
Describe how the different perspectives shape the text.
RL 3.7 Explain how illustrations contribute to the text (mood, character, setting).
RL 3.8 Not Applicable
RL 3.9 Compare/Contrast the themes, settings and plots of stories written by the same author about similar characters.
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.
Reading Standards for Informational
RI 3.1 ask and answer questions to understand the text.
Make and support logical inferences from a text.
RI 3.2 identify and cite relevant (implicit/explicit) information from a summary to determine the central idea.
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 3.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases and describe how they shape meaning.
RI 3.5 Identify and describe text structures (comparison, cause and effect, problem and solution, sequence)
RI 3.6 Distinguish their own perspective from the author of a text.
RI 3.7 Identify and explain how text features contribute to the meaning and clarity of a text (diagrams, graphs, photographs, sidebars)
RI 3.8 Describe how reasons and evidence support specific claims the author makes in a text.
RI 3.9 Compare and contrast two or more informational texts on the same theme or topic
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.
HW 3.1 legibly form cursive letters, words and sentences.
C 3.1 Compose opinion pieces using a combination of writing and additional resources.
C3.2 Compose informative and or explanatory texts, using writing and digital resources.
C3.3 Compose narratives using writing and digital resources.
C 3.4 With guidance and support from adults use digital resources to create and publish products as well to interact and collaborate with others.
C 3.5 Conduct short research projects that build knowledge about a topic.
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.
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.
D. Form and use regular and irregular verbs
E. Use verb tenses
F. Use subject-verb and pronoun-antecedent agreement.
G. Form and use comparative and superlative adjectives and adverbs.
H. Use coordinating and subordinating conjunctions.
I Produce simple, compound and complex sentences.
Capitalize appropriate words and titles.
Use commas in addresses.
Use commas and quotation marks in dialogue.
Conventional spelling for high frequency words where suffixes are added to the base word.
Use spelling patterns and generalizations in writing words
Consult reference materials as needed to check and correct spellings.
L 3.3 Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading or listening.
Use sentence level context as a clue to the meaning of a word.
Determine the meaning of the new word formed when a known affix is added to unknown word.
Use a known root word as a clue to the meaning of an unknown word with the same root.
Use glossaries or beginning dictionaries to determine meaning of key words.
Acquire and use accurately grade appropriate words and phrases (spatial and temporal relationships)
L 3.5 Demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings (synonyms and antonyms)