3rd Grade Language Arts


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Acquisition of Vocabulary Reading Processes Reading Applications Reading Applications: Literary Text
Writing Processes Writing Applications Writing Conventions Communication

Updated 4/2011  Hit Counter

  (A) Phonemic Awareness, Word Recognition and Fluency

(Based on State of Ohio Curriculum Standards)

1.  Identify rhyming words  with the same or different spelling patterns

  1. Samson - Sight words that will articulate to your students. 4 Star
  2. Teachers Tool box  Many Sight Word websites
  3. Language Arts 3rd Grade Activities:  Download activities for Students to work at home. 4 Star
  4. Spelling City  Spelling City is a fun new educational site that can help children improve their spelling skills:
    -  contains over 25,000 words, including plurals, contractions, future and past tenses. -  uses a REAL human voice that says both the word and the word in a sentence -  a 'Teach Me' function that spells out the word using both visual and auditory input to improve retention -  teachers and parents can enter and save their own spelling lists for their students/children
    -  students can play games with their words or any saved lists
    -  teachers and parents can save and share their lists.
    -  the
    forum allows teachers and parents to share lists and ideas   4 Star
  5. Book Pals  Don't just read a story; hear it read to you by actress and actors from the screen actors guild.  On line streaming video with many special affects.   This is a fantastic website for kids of all ages.   4 Star 
  6. Children's Storybooks   You will find stories for young Children, Older Children and Young Adults  4 Star
  7. Read along Stories   You will find Stories that will be read to young children  3 Star
  8. StarFall  Great site to allow students to learn from  4 Star
  9. Circus Builder - gather up acts for a three-ring circus by finding matching vowel sounds. Select the word that has the same vowel sound as the given word.  Outstanding  4 Star
  10. Magnetic Nursery Rhymes -[ut the poem back together again. Identify the words and drag them to recreate the nursery rhyme 
  11. Memory Cards - here's a memory card game with a twist - match pairs of rhyming words 
  12. Rhymes - from Little Animals Activity Centre - Digby Mole's Word games
  13. Rhyming Words - click on the word that rhymes  

2.  Use letter-sound knowledge and structural analysis to decode words
  1. Blends - click on the blend that begins or ends the picture name 
  2. Consonant Blends & Digraphs -have you ever needed a list of words and couldn't find it? Here are some groups of words to keep for handy reference.
  3. Even More Consonant Blends! - Use your dictionary to add 3 more words which begin with the same consonant blend as the example. (a worksheet to print) 
  4.  Hangman Consonant Blend (Spelling List #3) - an interactive game from Quia (Note: hints are given so students are not just guessing blind.)  
  5. Phonics Endings Level (2)  
  6. Spelling - Consonant Blends - if  you make lists of words starting with these blends you will get used to hearing them and recognizing the patterns. (a worksheet to print) 
     

3.  Use knowledge of common word families (e.g., –ite or –ate) and complex word families (e.g., -ould, –ight) to sound out unfamiliar words
  1. Word Families - create new words from word endings
  2. Gawin's Word   Help Gawain blend words!   Awesome reading game  4 Star
  3. Circus Builder - gather up acts for a three-ring circus by finding matching vowel sounds. Select the word that has the same vowel sound as the given word.  Outstanding  4 Star
     
4. Demonstrate a growing stock of sight words
  1. Drag a Word-  choose the right sight word to complete the sentence 4 Star
  2. Creating Words   This site will allow you to take a word and create new words from it.   4 Star
  3. Critter Jumble  Given a list of words, figure out which word has all those letters, click and drag letters to spell  Out standing website  4 Star
  4. Build a Sentence   Words are presented to you out of order.  You must place them in order and complete the puzzle.  4 Star
  5. Sight Word Power Point- hit the reload button and a new sight word will appear 
  6.  Star Words-  match the sight word with its' appropriate shape 
  7. Cookie Check   Read a number and write that number on a check. 

 

5.  Read text using fluid and automatic decoding skills
  1. I CAN READ   This is an outstanding website.  The narrator will read the sentence and then ask a question about each sentence.  Then asks the student to find the word  4 Star
  2. Merpy.com Stories - animated stories to be read online 
  3. Between the Lions Stories - each stories leads to an adventure of related games 

6.  Read passages fluently    with changes in tone, voice, timing and expression to demonstrate meaningful comprehension

  1. Books Online - read books online to partners or by yourself. 
  2. Merpy.com Stories - animated stories to be read online     
  3. Between the Lions Stories - each stories leads to an adventure and game.
  4. Writing runway  Outstanding site for teachers to work with. The adult enters the target sentence. Read the sentence with the children and then press the blue button.  The students then must place the sentence in order on the runway. 4 Star
  5. Smart Board assignment for writing works with settings.  Good idea  SB

(B) Acquisition of Vocabulary

1.       Determine the meaning  of unknown words using a variety of context clues, including word, sentence and paragraph clues.

 
  1. Word Up with WordGirl   This web site will allow the students to determine the meaning of new words

2.   Use context clues to determine the meaning of homophones, homonyms and homographs.

 

  1.  
Homophone and Homonym Games and Activities  4 Star
 
  1.  Homonyms - from FunBrain
  2. Homonym worksheet - from RHL School3.  Homophone Challenge - find correct word to complete sentence.
  3. Feast of Homonyms - match game. 
  4. Homophone Multiple Choice - choose which word is a homophone for the word  given.
  5. Homographs (multiple meaning words) -two definitions are given for the same word. You have to guess which word is being described. (a Quia quiz)
  6.  Homographs(2) - choose the two meanings that apply to the given word.
  7. Homophones - a picture is given and the student must choose the correct homophone to match the picture.
  8. Keyword Ciphers  Learn how to use ciphers to send secret messages  Fun  4  Star

 

3.  Apply the meaning of the terms synonyms and antonyms  
Each link below has many examples listed for each area of study
Analogies Synonyms
Antonyms Homophones
Vocabulary Reading Comp
Language Arts Spelling
  1. Quiz On Synonyms and antonyms by: Beverly Adams
  2. Antonym Matching - find pairs with opposite meaning
  3.     ANTONYMS 

    A... Squanky AA... Antonym Jigwords 3
    B... Opposites Train Game BB... Antonym Jigwords 4
    C... Opposites Attract CC... Antonym Jigwords 5
    D... Ball Hogs DD... Antonym Jigwords 6
    E... Synonym and Antonym Lesson EE... Antonym Word Web 1
    F... Land of Rocket to the Moon FF... Antonym Word Web 2
    G... Flash Antonym Match 1 GG... Antonym Word Web 3
    H... Flash Antonym Match 2 HH... Antonym Word Web 4
    I... Flash Antonym Match 3 II... Antonym Word Web 5
    K... Same Difference KK... Antonym Match
    L... Opposites Practice 1 LL... Be Quick Antonyms
    M... Antonym Jigsaw MM... 30 Antonym Quizzes
    N... Antonym Quiz 1 WW... Awesome Antonyms
    O... Antonym Quiz 2 XX... Antonym Millionaire
    P... Antonym Quiz 3 YY... Antonym Jeopardy
    Q... Antonym Quiz 4 ZZ... Antonym Jumbalaya
    1... Antonym Jigwords 1
    2... Antonym Jigwords 2
  4. Antonym Multiple Choice - choose which word is an antonym for the word  given
  5.         Synonyms

     
         
    A... Synonym Toast Synonyms - Game 1
    B... Super Synonyms Synonyms - Game 2
    C... Thesaurus Tangle Synonyms - Game 5
    D... Squanky's Synonyms Synonyms - Game 6
    E... Synonym Jig Words Synonyms - Game 8
    F... Synonym Match Synonyms - Game 9
    G... Synonym Match 2 Synonyms - Game 10
    H... Word Trap 1 Synonym Columns 3
    I... Word Trap 2 Synonym Columns 4
    J... Synonym Quiz Synonym Columns 5
    K... Synonym Fill-ins Synonym Hangman
    L... Synonyms Double Rhyme  
    M... Beginner Quizzes:
    1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10 
     
    N... Intermediate Quizzes:
    1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10 
     
    O... Advanced Quizzes:
    1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10 
     
  6.  Concentration Style Synonym Matching 
  7.  Rocket to the Moon - build and launch a rocket to the moon by identifying synonyms, antonyms
  8. Say it Another Way - fill in the blank with a synonym for the missing
  9. Synonym Match (3) - concentration style
  10. Synonym Match (4) - concentration style
  11. Synonym Matching - find pairs or words with same meaning
  12. Synonym Matching - more practice  4 Star
  13. Synonyms and Antonyms - concentration style game
  14. The Thesaurus - a reference book that lists words and their synonyms - Drag and drop the words to the right thesaurus entry.
  15. Tooth Tally with Squanky the Tooth Taker - from Game Goo (learning that sticks)
  16. Apply the meaning of the terms synonyms and antonyms  by  Sabrina M Williams

4.    Read accurately high-frequency sight words.

 

  1. Sight Word Power Point- hit the reload button and a new sight word will appear.
  2. Star Words-  match the sight word with its' appropriate shape.
  3. Drag a Word-  choose the right sight word to complete the sentence.

5.  Apply knowledge of individual words in unknown compound words to determine their meanings.

 

  1.  Compound Word Activity - use two words from the list to make one compound word. You can mix and match any words.  You may use the word once or more than once 4 star
  2.  Breaking Down Compound Words - in the following sentences, find the compound word and type it in as two separate words
  3. Make a Compound Word -   select a word that makes the part of the word given into a compound word
  4.  Make a Compound Word (2) - choose 2 words to see if it makes a compound word (tells what new word means)

6.   Use knowledge of contractions and common abbreviations to identify whole words.

 

  1. Contractions - type the contraction beside the two words.
  2. Fly By Contraction Practice - find the correct airplane to match with the contraction.
  3. Printable worksheet exercises on compound words - worksheet 1- worksheet2
  4. Type the contraction - type the contraction form of words .
  5. Which words make up the contraction?-  choose which words make up the contraction from 4 choices.
7.  Apply knowledge of prefixes, including un-, re-, pre- and suffixes, including -er, -est, -ful and -less to determine meaning of words
  1.  Prefix Millionaire   This website will allow the student to go from 0 dollars to 1,000,000 if they get the correct answer.  4 Star
  2. Prefix

    You will find listed below many outstanding sites to help in learning prefixes   4 Star
     A... Race to the Ramses
     B... Crystal Castle - im, in
     C... Prefix Millionaire
     D... Prefix Towers
     E... Jigwords

     

  3. Crystal Castle - prefixes hold the key to building the castle and making it light up.
  4. Prefix Mix - working with "Pre" and "Post," prefixes with opposite meanings.  
  5. Prefixes Make New Words -drag and drop the prefixes to complete the words correctly.
  6. SUFFIX

     A... Suffix and Baseword Match
     B... Suffixes- less, ness, ly, ful
     C... Suffix Quiz 1
     D... Suffix Quiz 2
     E... Suffix Quiz 3
  7. Success with Suffixes - fill in the blanks with words ending in "er."
  8. Suffixes -u se your knowledge of suffixes to match words to definitions.
  9. Suffixes Make New Words - drag and drop the suffix to the correct root word to make a new word.
  10. Suffixes Say a Lot - pick the best definition of the capitalized word 
  11. Suffix-ly - use simple strategies to determine meaning and increase vocabulary for reading, including the use of suffixes. (Author - Lois Davis)

8.     Decode and determine the meaning of words by using knowledge of root words and their various inflections.

 

  1. Putting Down Roots - drag and drop the roots into the blanks to complete the words.
  2. Putting Down Roots (2) - drag and drop the roots into the blanks to complete the words.
  3. Putting Your Roots into Action - now that you know five new roots, start looking for them in unfamiliar words.
  4. Putting Your Roots into Action (2) - Now that you know five more new roots, start looking for them in unfamiliar words.
  5. Root Words - underline the root words in the slides. Circle the prefix or suffix. (a show created by Connie Campbell)
  6. Rooting Out Words - help Remainder the Dog gather enough mushrooms to sell at the market by uncovering the roots of words. (three categories, several difficulty levels 
  7. What's a Root? -in this lesson, you'll work with five roots. Once you know a few roots, you'll see them everywhere.
  8. What's a Root? (2) - In this lesson, you'll work with five more roots.
Word Meaning Games and Activities  
A Pick -A-Word
B Word Carnival Level 1
C Word Carnival Level 2
D Word Carnival Level 3
E Word Carnival Level 4
F Word Carnival Level 5
G Word Carnival Level 6
H Word Carnival Level 7
I Word Carnival Level 8
J Vocabulary Crosswords
K Topic Specific Hangman
L Topic Specific Vocabulary Quizzes

M

Multiple Meaning Words
N Multiple Meaning Jeopardy
O Word Relationships

P

Topic Specific Match Games (with sound)

 

9.  Determine the meanings and pronunciations of unknown words by using dictionaries, glossaries, technology and textual features, such as definitional footnotes or sidebars.
  1. What Do You Mean By That? - a show on multiple meaning words   4 star
  2. Multiple Meaning Words - a ten question quiz written by a 4th grade teacher.  
  3. Using a dictionary -  lesson and practice with using a dictionary
  4. Guide Words - lesson and practice with guide words
  5. Entry Words -  lesson and practice with entry words
  6. More Guide Word Practice -  Which word would or would not belong on the same page as the given words.

(C) Reading Processes: Concepts of Print, Comprehension
Strategies and Self-Monitoring Strategies

1.       Establish a purpose for reading (e.g., to be informed, to follow directions or to be entertained).

 

  1. POLAR EXPRESS ACTIVITIES FOR STUDENTS

    PDF  (Adobe Acrobat files)
    Polar Express  -  Video  17 meg   13 Min.
    1.  Crossword
    2.  Maze
    3.  Word Search
    4.  Reindeer craft
    5.  Recipes
    6.  Coloring sheet of the boy
    7.  Coloring sheet of the boy and Conductor
    8.  Names Tags
    9.  Train Tickets   (word)
    10. The Conductor says by Chris Van Allsburg
    11.  Math Questions   (word)  
    12  Polar Express Party Kit       9 meg  
    Reading Planet   You may use this website to allow your students to create and printout their own books.  There are many different levels.  You will be amazed at how much your student can create from this website. 
  2.  Identifying Author's Purpose - choose the reason why the author wrote a given paragraph
  3.  Matching Game-  Match the short passage with the reason the author wrote i
  4. StarFall    Where children have fun learning to read.  Great site that will allow you to learn at any level.

2.    Predict content, events and outcomes by using chapter titles, section headers, illustrations and story topics, and support those predictions with examples from the text.

 

 

3.   Compare and contrast information between texts and across subject areas.

 

  1. Compare and Contrast Web Quest - Mother Goose has been told that all of her fairytales and rhymes are too old. She is looking for boys and girls to help her rewrite a few of her old stories into newer or modern ones.
  2. Venn Diagram -  compare a school in Kenya and your school                                                      

4.   Summarize texts, sequencing information accurately and include main ideas and details as appropriate.

 

  1. Get The Idea - read text to determine the main idea or essential message and identify relevant supporting details and facts (Author - Lois Davis)
     
5.  Make inferences regarding events and possible outcomes from information in text
  1. PowerPoint on Making Inferences
  2. Inferences: Characters Actions-short passage and follow up questions
  3. Inferences: Characters Actions (2)-short passage and follow up questions

6.  Create and use graphic organizers, such as Venn diagrams and webs, to demonstrate comprehension.

 

  1. Graphic Organizers - from Enchanted Learning
  2. Kinds of Concept Maps - examples of four major categories of concept maps
  3. Graphic Organizers from Education Place
  4. Index of Graphic Organizers - from Inspiration
  5. Instructions on how to use Excel to create a graphic organizer
  6. Tips on Making Your Own Concept Maps
  7. Venn Diagram -  compare a school in Kenya and your school
  8. Graphic Organizers (2) - various graphic organizers to print and use

7.       Answer literal, inferential and evaluative questions to demonstrate comprehension of grade-appropriate print texts and electronic and visual media.

 

  1. Third Grade Reading - read the introduction and the passage that follows. Then read each question and mark the circle next to the correct answer.  4 Star
  2. Brainchild Test - 12 questions - Students should use the summary page after finishing this test to practice their areas of weakness.
  3. Reading Comprehension stories - interactive quizzes online for 2 stories

 

8.   Monitor own comprehension by adjusting speed to fit the purpose, or by skimming, scanning, reading on or looking back.

 

  1. Skimming and Scanning Resources
  2. Education Place  Pre-K–8 resources for teachers, students, and parents.   Includes Reading/Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Intervention, Professional Development, activities, games, and textbook support

9.     Use criteria to choose independent reading materials (e.g., personal interest, knowledge of authors and genres or recommendations from others).

 

  1. Kids Read - lists of books, reviews of newest titles, and interview with the coolest authors
  2. Stories from Around the World.  You will discover from this site will allow you to determine Age, Country and type of story from around the world.

                                                                                                                  

10.   Independently read books for various purposes (e.g., for enjoyment, for literary experience, to gain information or to perform a task).
  1. Between the Lions - stories from PBS Kids  4 star
  2. Stories Online - online reading resource links - uses Guided Reading levels as an indicator
  3. Topsy Turvy Tales - from the Elementary Library

(D) Reading Applications: Informational, Technical and
Persuasive Text

1.  Use the table of contents, chapter headings, glossary, index, captions and illustrations to locate information and comprehend texts

  1. Explore the parts of a book - click on each of the pictures on this page to learn more about that part of the book. Then go to Who Am I to see how much you know!                                                    
  2. Using the Parts of a Book - a worksheet from Teach-nology
  3. Using an Index for Information - a worksheet from Teach-nology    
  4. Using a Table of Contents - a worksheet from Teach-nology
2.  List questions about essential elements (e.g., why, who, where, what, when and how) from informational text and identify answers
  1. Locating Information in a Text-  finding information in a text when asked essential questions such as who?, what?, when? where? and how?
  2. The Case of the Snack Shack - use a graphic organizer to ask essential questions about a text
3.  Identify and list the important central ideas and supporting details of informational text
  1. Get The Idea - read text to determine the main idea or essential message and identify relevant supporting details and facts (Author - Lois Davis)
  2. Supporting Details  -  supporting details help you better understand the main idea
  3. Supporting Details (2)-  practice identifying details that support the main idea
  4. Identify the Main Idea (2) -  after given a short passage, choose the best main idea from 3 choices 

 

 

4.  Draw conclusions from information in maps, charts, graphs and diagrams
  1. Using maps, charts, graphs, and diagrams- lesson
  2. Reading a map - explanation and practice
  3. Reading a graph - explanation and practice
  4.  Reading a pie chart - explanation and practice
  5.  Using a chart/Table- explanation and practice
5.  Analyze a set of directions for proper sequencing, clarity and completeness
  1. Understanding and Following Directions-  print outs and activities for following directions

(E) Reading Applications: Literary Text

1.  Recognize and describe similarities and differences of plot across literary works  
2.  Use concrete details from the text to describe characters and setting
  1. Inferences: Characters Actions-short passage and follow up questions
  2. Inferences: Characters Actions (2)-short passage and follow up questions
3.  Retell the plot sequence
  1. Reading Exercises - comprehension, fill in and sequencing
  2. Monkey Business: Rain Forest Run Around - Click on the words to put them in correct order. (from Game Goo - Learning That Sticks!)
  3. Sequence of Events - arrange events in chronological order. (Author - Lois Davis)                                                                                                                              
  4. Sequence the Story - drag the pictures in the correct order - Students can have the story read to them if necessary.
  5. Sequencing - large list of sequencing activities
4.  Identify and explain the defining characteristics of literary forms and genres, including fairy tales, folk tales, poetry, fiction and non-fiction
  1. Aesop's Fables - a complete index to the fables
  2. Compare and Contrast Web Quest - Mother Goose has been told that all of her fairytales and rhymes are too old. She is looking for boys and girls to help her rewrite a few of her old stories into newer or modern ones.
  3. Crown & Thistle Inn - the home for traditional folk tales from around the world
  4. Folk and Fairy Tales from Around the World - an index of folk tales from many countries
  5. New Twist on an Old Tale - an Internet Web Quest on Cinderella
  6. Comparing a Play and a Story - a Venn Diagram illustrates the difference between the two.
  7. Genre Quiz
5.  Explain how an author’s choice of words appeals to the senses  
6.  Identify stated and implied themes
  1. The Boy Who Cried Wolf- online story to use with theme lessons
  2. Not afraid of dogs   online story to use with theme lessons
  3. Yesterday I had the blues   online story to use with theme lessons

 

7.  Describe methods authors use to influence readers’ feelings and attitudes (e.g., appeal of characters in a picture book; use of figurative language)
  1. Similes and Metaphors - a video by BrainPop that includes a practice quiz, a graded quiz and the option of printing out a worksheet
  2. Paint by Idioms  -  choose the correct idiom and Salvabear Dali will finish painting his picture

(F) Writing Processes

1.       Generate writing ideas through discussions with others and from printed material.

 

  1. Communicating    You have the opportunity to create a Poster, Newspaper and or a Cartoon.  This website is very good and will allow students to learn how to transform their ideas to a hard copy that they may printout.   This is great for an LCD projector or a computer lab.  4 Star 
  2. Communicating through Garfield  Your students may create a cartoon and depending on your experience with technology they may create a complete story.  You will only be limited by your technology background and your imagination.  Thank you Mrs. Goodrich 4 Star 

2.   Develop a clear main idea for writing.

 

  1. Smart Board assignment for writing works with settings.  Good idea  SB
  2. Writing is fun   This website will give you and your students many different examples to work with.
3.  Develop a purpose and audience for writing
  1. Determine Writing Audience -  lesson and practice 
  2. Audience Quiz
4.  Use organizational strategies (e.g., brainstorming, lists, webs and Venn diagrams) to plan writing
  1. 10 things to show an alien-  prewriting activity that allows kids to list 10 things they would show an alien
  2. Kinds of Concept Maps - examples of four major categories of concept maps.
  3. Graphic Organizers - from Enchanted Learning
  4. Graphic Organizers from Education Place
  5. Index of Graphic Organizers - from Inspiration
  6. Instructions on how to use Excel to create a graphic organizer
  7. Tips on Making Your Own Concept Maps
5.  Organize writing by providing a simple introduction, body and a clear sense of closure
  1. Topic, Body, Concluding Sentence - lesson on the three parts of a paragraph
6.  Use a wide range of simple, compound and complex sentences
  1. Simple and Compound Sentences -  lesson and practice quiz
7.  Create paragraphs with topic sentences and supporting sentences that are marked by indentation and are linked by transitional words and phrases
  1. Supporting Details - read the paragraphs and click on the sentence that belongs in the blank
8.  Use language for writing that is different from oral language, mimicking writing style of books when appropriate  
9.  Use available technology to compose text
  1. Letter Generator -  students learn about the different parts of a friendly letter and then have the opportunity to write their own letter with guided practice
10.  Reread and assess writing for clarity, using a variety of methods (e.g., writer’s circle or author’s chair)
  1. Poem writing   Create your own "I Am" poem by filling in each blank. Be sure to select all the words (and parentheses) that are already in each blank before entering your own words.  4 Star
11.  Add descriptive words and details and delete extraneous information
  1. Rollercoaster Ride-  compare a rollercoaster ride to other things, objects, and experiences
12.  Rearrange words, sentences and paragraphs to clarify meaning  
13.  Use resources and reference materials, including dictionaries, to select more effective vocabulary  
  1.  Pronoun game  A pronoun is a word that takes the place of a noun.
    Move the mouse so the cursor hovers over a balloon.
    A sentence will appear at the top of the page to give you a clue.
    Click every balloon that has a pronoun in it.
  2. Meriram Webster's Kid's Dictionary
  3.  Yahooligan's Reference
14.  writing and edit to improve conventions (e.g., grammar, spelling, punctuation and capitalization) and identify and correct fragments and run-ons
  1. Run-On Sentences-  choose if each sentence is a run-on or o.k. as is
  2. Punctuation Campground -  make the given sentences correct
  3. Power Proofreading - choose 3rd grade then select; Rules for Guests, or any one of the mixed practice exercises
  4. Capitalization - type the correct capital letter of the words in a sentence
15.  Apply tools (e.g., rubric, checklist and feedback) to judge the quality of writing  
16.  Rewrite and illustrate writing samples for display and for sharing with others
  1. Stationary for Older Writers - printable stationary with borders for all seasons
  2. Create your own Cartoons   This site will allow the student to design and create their own cartoons and printout a story.  You will discover that there is much detail to this page.  Students may use their imagination and be totally engaged when learning. 4 Star

(G) Writing Applications

1.  Write stories that sequence events and include descriptive details and vivid language to develop characters, setting and plot
  1. Using description in Writing -power point presentation on adding descriptive details
  2. Descriptive Writing Outline -  outline that can be printed for use in the classroom  
  3. Descriptive Writing Web -  web that can be printed for use in the classroom 
  4. Writing a Descriptive Paragraph Model
2.  Write responses to novels, stories and poems that demonstrate an understanding of the text and support judgments with specific references to the text
  1. Recommend a book- fill in the answers and print out the book review for a friend
3.  Write formal and informal letters (e.g., thank you notes, letters of request) that include relevant information and date, proper salutation, body, closing and signature
  1. Writing a Friendly Letter -  power point lesson 
  2. Letter Generator -  students learn about the different parts of a friendly letter and then have the opportunity to write their own letter with guided practice
  3. Friendly Letter Activity - interactive lesson and practice (also good for determining audience)
4.  Write informational reports that include the main ideas and significant details from the text  
5.  Produce informal writings (e.g., messages, journals, note and, poems) for various purposes
  1. Poem Creator -  fill in the blanks to create a short poem                                            
    Story Creator -  fill in the blanks to create a short story

 

(H) Writing Conventions

1.       Write legibly in cursive, spacing letters, words and sentences appropriately.

  1. ABC Teach Handwriting -  cursive handwriting worksheets
  2. Cursive Writing - practice pages and animation of the formation of each letter
2.   Spell multi-syllabic words correctly
  1. The Syllable Factory - break words up into "chunks"
3.  Spell all familiar high-frequency words, words with short vowels and common endings correctly
  1. Word Builder -  use the letters to form a given word

     
4.  Spell contractions, compounds and homonyms (e.g., hair and hare) correctly
  1. There there - click on the buttons to select the correct answer
  2. They're/their/there - click on the buttons to select the correct answer a different quiz.             
  3. To / Two / Too - learn the difference between the homophones to, two, and too. (a Quia quiz)
  4. To / Two / Too - (2) learn the difference between the homophones to, two, and too. (a different Quia quiz)
  5. To, too and two - after clicking "Score and Show Answer(s)", click the "Try another set" button at the bottom to get a new set of questions.
     
5.  Use correct spelling of words with common suffixes such as –ion, -ment and -ly  
6.  Follow common spelling generalizations (e.g., DSA features A-M)
  1. Words and Pictures - ten poems with animation, audio, and activities
  2. Snap It - try to beat the clock with this long vowel review
  3. Drag 'n' Spell-  drag a vowel sound into the slot to spell the word correctly
     
7.  Use resources to check spelling (e.g., a dictionary, spell check)
  1. Meriram Webster's Kid's Dictionary
  2. Yahooligan's Reference
8.  Use end punctuation marks correctly
  1. Sentence Clubhouse - choose whether the sentence is a statement, command, question exclamation, then insert the correct end punctuation mark 
  2. Punctuation Campground -  make the given sentences correct
  3. Power Proofreading - choose 3rd grade then select; Rules for Guests, or any one of the mixed practice exercises
  4. Capitalization - type the correct capital letter of the words in a sentence
9.  Use quotation marks around dialogue, commas in a series and apostrophes in contractions and possessives
  1. Possessive Nouns -  lesson and practice quiz
  2. Interactive exercises on using commas - Exercise 1 - Exercise 2 - Exercise 3 - Exercise 4 - Exercise 5
     
10.  Use correct capitalization
  1. Power Proofreading - choose 3rd grade then select; Rules for Guests, or any one of the mixed practice exercises
11.  Use nouns, verbs and adjectives correctly  
  1. Pronoun game  A pronoun is a word that takes the place of a noun.
    Move the mouse so the cursor hovers over a balloon.
    A sentence will appear at the top of the page to give you a clue.
    Click every balloon that has a pronoun in it.
  2. Verb Game   This game will allow students to learn more about verbs.
  3. Pronoun Quiz   You can take the quiz on line and the computer will tell you which ones you were correct on and which ones were incorrect.
  4. Noun Game   This will allow students to learn more about nouns and have fun doing so.
  5. Nouns    Smart Board presentation with video on this part of English Language.  SB  Created by:  Shannon Weston
  6. Adjectives  Smart Board presentation with video on this part of English Language  SB  Created by:  Shannon Weston
  7. Verbs  Smart Board presentation with video on this part of the English language. SB  Created by:  Shannon Weston
  8. Noun Dunk -  choose if the noun is common, proper, or not a noun
  9. Special Names - find the correct capitalization of proper nouns
12.  Use subjects and verbs that are in agreement
  1. Subject - Verb Mix -Up - choose a subject, verb, and ending that makes sense
  2. Noun/Verb Agreement - uses was/were and is/are
13.  Use irregular plural nouns
  1. Bug Catcher - make the lizard eat nouns that are in their proper plural form.
  2. Plural Tic-Tac-Toe -  be the first to fill in a row, column, or diagonal
  3. Plural Nouns - add s or es
  4. Irregular Noun Plurals - interactive quizzes
14.  Use nouns and pronouns that are in agreement
  1. Pronoun game  A pronoun is a word that takes the place of a noun.
    Move the mouse so the cursor hovers over a balloon.
    A sentence will appear at the top of the page to give you a clue.
    Click every balloon that has a pronoun in it.
  2. Pronoun Reef -  click on the correct pronoun to complete the sentence
15.  Use past, present and future verb tenses
  1. Past and Future Mix Up -  match the sentences with the correct verb form
  2.  Correct Tense - type in the correct tense of the verb in the sentence
16.  Use possessive nouns and pronouns
  1. Possessive Nouns -  lesson and practice quiz
  2. Pronoun Practice - practice sheet to print out and use
  3. Pronoun Practice (2) - practice sheet to print out and use
  4. Pronoun Practice (3) - practice sheet to print out and use  
  5. Pronoun game  A pronoun is a word that takes the place of a noun.
    Move the mouse so the cursor hovers over a balloon.
    A sentence will appear at the top of the page to give you a clue.
    Click every balloon that has a pronoun in it.
  6. Pronoun Quiz   You can take the quiz on line and the computer will tell you which ones you were correct on and which ones were incorrect.                                         
17.  Use conjunctions
  1. Conjunctions - practice sheets to print and use
  2. Conjunctions 2 - fill in the blank with a suitable conjunction
  3. Conjunctions 3 - choose the conjunction and write it in the column at the bottom
  4. Conjunctions 4 -  complete the sentences using a conjunction (use your imagination)

(I) Research

1.  Choose a topic for research from a list of questions, assigned topic or personal area of interest  
2.  Utilize appropriate searching techniques to gather information from a variety of locations (e.g., classroom, school library, public library or community resources)
  1. Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library
3.  Acquire information from multiple sources (e.g., books, magazines, videotapes, CD-ROMs, Web sites) and collect data (e.g., interviews, experiments, observations or surveys) about the topic
  1. Ask Jeeves for Kids  
  2. Berit's Best Sites for Kids 
  3. Yahooligans!  
  4. Encyclopedia.com  
  5. National Geographic for Kids                                                                                                                                                    
4.  Identify important information found in the sources and summarize the important findings  
5.  Sort relevant information into categories about the topic  
6.  Understand the importance of citing sources
  1. Teachers Guide- citing resource information for teachers
7.  Use a variety of communication techniques, including oral, visual, written or multimedia reports, to present information gathered  

(J) Communication: Oral and Visual

1.  Ask questions for clarification and explanation, and respond to others’ ideas  
2.  Identify the main idea, supporting details and purpose of oral presentations and visual media
  1. Listening activity -  need the story the Tortoise and the Hare.  Listen to the story and fill in the provided graphic organizer
3.  Identify the difference between facts and opinions in presentations and visual media
  1. Fact or Opinion-lesson                                                                            
  2. Dinosaur Fact or Opinion-  student practice 
  3. Planets Fact or Opinion- student practice                                                                    
4.  Demonstrate an understanding of the rules of the English language  
5.   Select language appropriate to purpose and audience.  
6.  Use clear diction and tone, and adjust volume and tempo to stress important ideas  
7.  Adjust speaking content according to the needs of the audience  
8.  Deliver informational presentations that:
 

a.   present events or ideas in logical sequence and maintain a clear focus;

b.   demonstrate an understanding of the topic;

c.   include relevant facts and details from multiple sources to develop topic;

d.  organize information, including a clear introduction, body and conclusion;

e.   use appropriate visual materials (e.g., diagrams, charts, illustrations) and available technology; and

f.   identify sources.

 
9.  Deliver formal and informal descriptive presentations recalling an event or personal experience that convey relevant information and descriptive details