Language Arts

Curriculum Map: Language Arts Third Grade


In third grade, students select and combine skills to read fluently with meaning and purpose. They apply comprehension and vocabulary strategies to informational text and a wider variety of literary genres including poetry. Students demonstrate comprehension by participating in discussions, writing responses, and using key details and evidence from text to support their thinking. They explore author point of view and also begin to infer meaning from texts. They read for pleasure and choose books based on personal preference, topic, or author.

Students are writing longer texts, especially narratives. They embed their ideas in time and place and develop characters through detail and dialogue. Students organize around a central idea and elaborate using complete sentences. Their writing is often divided into sections through paragraphing or book parts (e.g., table of contents, chapters) and follows logical sequencing. Information gathering as part of the planning process is common, and students are becoming more selective about vocabulary, especially when writing informational texts. They conduct short research using a variety of print and digital sources. The listen to other's writing, offer feedback, and begin to consider suggestions from others about their own writing.

Strand: 1.0 Foundational Skills

Content Strand: 1.1 Phonics and Word Recognition
Content Strand: 1.2 Word Analysis Skills

Strand: 2.0 Reading Informational Text

Content Strand: 2.1 Key Ideas and Details-Main Idea
Content Strand: 2.2 Key Ideas and Details-Cite Text Evidence
Content Strand: 2.3 Key Ideas and Details-Text Connections
Content Strand: 2.4 Craft and Structure-Point of View
Content Strand: 2.5 Craft and Structure-Text Structure
Content Strand: 2.6 Craft and Structure-Vocabulary
Content Strand: 2.7 Integration of Knowledge and Ideas-Analysis Across Texts
Content Strand: 2.8 Range of Reading

Strand: 3.0 Reading Literature

Content Strand: 3.1 Key Ideas and Details-Text Analysis
Content Strand: 3.2 Key Ideas and Details-Literary Elements
Content Strand: 3.3 Key Ideas and Details-Theme
Content Strand: 3.4 Craft and Structure-Point of View
Content Strand: 3.5 Craft and Structure-Text Structure
Content Strand: 3.6 Craft and Structure-Vocabulary
Content Strand: 3.7 Integration of Knowledge and Ideas-Sources of Information

Strand: 4.0 Grammar

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Strand: 5.0 Writing

Content Strand: 5.1 Informative/Explanatory
Content Strand: 5.2 Informative/Explanatory- Focus
Content Strand: 5.3 Informative/Explanatory- Content
Content Strand: 5.4 Informative/Explanatory- Organization
Content Strand: 5.5 Informative/Explanatory Conventions
Content Strand: 5.6 Informative/Explanatory- Style
Content Strand: 5.7 Opinion/Arguments
Content Strand: 5.8 Opinion/Arguments- Focus
Content Strand: 5.9 Opinion/Arguments- Content
Content Strand: 5.10 Opinion/Arguments- Organization
Content Strand: 5.11 Opinion/Arguments- Style
Content Strand: 5.12 Opinion/Arguments

Conventions of Language

Content Strand: 5.13 Narrative
Content Strand: 5.14 Narrative- Focus
Content Strand: 5.15 Narrative- Content
Content Strand: 5.16 Narrative- Organization
Content Strand: 5.17 Narrative- Style
Content Strand: 5.18 Narrative- Conventions of Language
Content Strand: 5.19 Writing Process
Content Strand: 5.20 Technology and Publication
Content Strand: 5.21 Conducting Research
Content Strand: 5.22 Credibility, Reliability and Validity of Sources
Content Strand: 5.23 Range of Writing

Strand: 6.0 Speaking and Listening

Content Strand: 6.1 Comprehension and Collaboration- Collaborative Discussion
Content Strand: 6.2 Comprehension- Integrate and Evaluate Information
Content Strand: 6.3 Comprehension and Collaboration- Evaluating Information
Content Strand: 6.4 Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas-Content Strand: 6.5 Integration of Knowledge- Multimedia and Ideas
Content Strand: 6.6 Integration of Knowledge- Context and Ideas
Content Strand: 6.7 Conventions of Standard English