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Third Grade ELA

Preview the standards covered within eSpark’s adaptive, self-paced pathways and assignments for Third Grade English Language Arts.

Reading Foundational Skills

3.RF.3.a

Common Prefixes and Suffixes

Identify and know the meaning of the most common prefixes and derivational suffixes.

3.RF.3.d

Reading Sight Words

Read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words.

3.RF.4.b

Read with Fluency

Read on-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.

Reading Literature

3.RL.1

Understanding the Text

Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.

3.RL.2

Determine Message, Lesson, Moral

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.RL.3

Describe Characters in a Story

Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.

3.RL.4

Literal vs Non-literal Language

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.

3.RL.5

Identifying Text Structure

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.RL.6

Point of View

Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.

3.RL.7

Illustrations Support Text

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).

3.RL.9

Compare, Contrast Series Books

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).

Reading Informational Text

3.RI.1

Asking and Answering Questions

Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.

3.RI.2

Main Idea and Key Details

Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.

3.RI.3

Connecting Story Details

Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.

3.RI.4

Context Clues

Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.

3.RI.5

Text Features

Use text features and search tools (e.g., key words, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently.

3.RI.6

Point of View

Distinguish their own point of view from that of the author of a text.

3.RI.7

Use Pictures to Understand Words

Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur).

3.RI.8

Logical Connections

Describe the logical connection between particular sentences and paragraphs in a text (e.g., comparison, cause/effect, first/second/third in a sequence).

3.RI.9

Compare and Contrast

Compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic.