A Sample of What You Will Be Working on in 3rd Grade:
Reading closely to find main ideas and supporting details in a story. Describing the logical connection between particular sentences and paragraphs in stories (e.g., first, second, third; cause and effect). Comparing the most important points and key details presented in two books on the same topic. Writing opinions or explanations that group related information and develop topics with facts and details. Writing stories that establish a situation and include details and clear sequences of events that describe the actions, thoughts, and feelings of characters. Independently conducting short research projects that build knowledge about various topics. Asking and answering questions about information he or she hears from a speaker or while participating in classroom discussions, offering appropriate elaboration and detail that build on what others have said Reading stories and poems aloud fluently, without pausing to figure out what each word means Distinguishing the literal and nonliteral meanings of words, such as something’s fishy and cold shoulder. Spelling correctly and consulting dictionaries to clarify meanings of words. Use the links below to access information and instructional resources to support teaching and learning in your third grade classroom.