Third Grade
Common Core-
Language Arts

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Miscellaneous

 

  1. Sight Words ( video plays twice 5 min.

  2. Sight Words (Months, Days of the week etc.

  3. Language Arts 1st Grade Activities-Download activities for Students to work at home. 4 Star

  4. Teachers Tool box -More Sight Word websites

  5. 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

  6. Kids Port- Great site to assist in all areas

 

Reading for Literature

 

Key Ideas and Details

 

 

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

  1. Stories Online - online reading resource links - uses Guided Reading levels as an indicator .
  2. Tale of Peter Rabbit – Click on What’s Going On and then answer questions about each picture.
  3. Children's Storybooks -You will find stories for young Children, Older Children and Young Adults 4 Star
  4. Flashlight Readers-Play cool games and activities that take you into your favorite books
  5. Reading Comprehension stories - interactive quizzes online for 2 stories
  6. Get The Idea - read text to determine the main idea or essential message and identify relevant supporting details and facts (Author - Lois Davis)
  7. Topsy-Turvy Tales - from the Elementary Library
  8. 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.
  9. Animated Fables-Choose a fable from Aesop's Fables.
  10. Club Penguin Fables-Fairy Fables
  11. Famous American Folktales-Click here to find a list of folktales.
  12. Long Long Time Ago-A list of folktales, myths, fables, fairytales, etc.

2.       Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.

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

Craft and Structure

 

 

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

  1. Merpy.com Stories - animated stories to be read online
  2. Books for Young Children -These books are on line. They are fun to read and some very good stories.
  3. Poem Pack - Ten colorful poems with animation, audio and activities - featuring Daisy the snail, the toad and the goat, and friends. Read it, Hear it, search for sounds, and find words concentrating on vowel blends.
  4. Poetry Idea Engine-Get your poetry juices flowing with the Poetry Idea Engine. Created with GoCyberCamp, this activity will allow you to write haikus, free verse, limericks, and more!

     

5.   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.

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

 

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

 

 

7.  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).

   

  1. 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
  2. Character Scrapbook-Use this readers response activity to analyze the characters in any book.  Print and collect your scrapbook pages.

 

8.       (Not applicable to literature)

9.       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).

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

 

 

10.    By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories dramas, and poetry, in the grades 2–3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

 

Reading for Informational Text 

Key Ideas and Details

 

 

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

  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. Sebastian Swan-Informational text
  3. How Animals Meet Their Needs-Learn about different animals and their needs.
  4. Animals-Click on the animals to learn some facts!

 

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

3.  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.

Craft and Structure

 

 

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

  1. Discussing Non-Fiction-Learn about non-fiction texts.
  2. Text Features
  3. Tips on reading comprehension
  4. Author's View point and features
  5. Author's view point
  6. Author's Style - Power Point
  7. Teaching Reading - Power Point

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

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

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

 

7.  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)

  1. Compare and Contrast-An explanation of compare and contrast.
  2. Compare and Contrast with Sequencing-The stories are read aloud.
  3. Cause and Effect -  Power Point
  4. Cause and Effect -  Power Point - 2
  5. Review of Cause and Effect Linking Words

  6. Work sheet for Cause and effect
  7. Language Arts examples
  8. Mini Lesson on Cause and effect
  9. Worksheets on Cause and effect
  10. Cause and effect - Using Flash
  11. Cause and effect - Good example - 1
  12. Cause and Effect - Good example - 2

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

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

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

 

 

10.    By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 2–3 text complexity band band independently and proficiently.

 

Reading Strand: Foundational Skill 

Phonics and Word Recognition

 

 

3.       Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

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

b. Decode words with common Latin suffixes.

c. Decode multisyllable words.

d. Read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words.

  1. The Syllable Factory - break words up into "chunks"
  2. Syllabication Rules - print these as large flash cards
  3. Reference Skills: Syllabication - printables from EdHelper
  4. Sandcastle Quiz - Build a sandcastle and get to know the common spelling patterns for the following vowels; ow/ou, oy/oi, ar/a/al, oo/u, air/are/ear, or/ore/oar/war, aw/au/augh/al, ir/ur/er, ear/eer/ere, or all phonemes.
  5. Smart Board Lesson -by Becky Sivula SB
  6. Magic Pencil - see, and hear, an animation of the following vowel phonemes; ow, oy, ar, deep u, air, or, aw, ir, ear, and schwa.
  7. Snap It - How well do you know your long vowel sounds? Your chance to beat the clock and collect the snaps. When you see a pair click Snap! But don't get Snap happy - if you get it wrong, you lose a point
  8. Vowel Digraphs - Identify the vowel digraph in each word.
  9. Vowel Digraphs - select correct digraph to match picture
  10. Vowel Practice - print worksheets to practice the following vowel phonemes; ow, oy, ar, deep u, air, or, aw, ir, ear, and schwa
  11. More Vowel Practice - activity sheets to print for your students to practice following vowel phonemes; ow, oy, ar, deep u, air, or, aw, ir,
  12. Write a Postcard - Help Salty Sam with his vowels. In the first sentence, click on the focus phonemes. When you have got them all right, the next sentence appears but this time there are gaps in the words. Drag the vowel phoneme with the correct spelling into the gap in the word. ear, and all phonemes.!
  13. Long Vowel Words - Find the short and long vowel words that match the pictures
  14. Long Vowel Sounds a, i, o - Identify the long vowel sounds in each word.
  15. Long Vowel Sounds e, u - Identify the long vowel sounds in each word.
  16. Long Vowels - Show what you know about the different long vowel sounds.
  17. ADDING "BOSSY e" -Created by Tanja E Markle
  18. No Excuse words 1 - 2 Easy A You will find a unique lesson here using smart board technology. This lesson will allow your students to learn no excuse words and have fun doing so. Students will use an ant farm to guide them. SB
  19. No Excuse words 1 - 2 Easy B You will find a unique lesson here using smart board technology. This lesson will allow your students to learn no excuse words and have fun doing so. Students will use an ant farm to guide them. SB
  20. No Excuse words 1 - 2 Easy C You will find a unique lesson here using smart board technology. This lesson will allow your students to learn no excuse words and have fun doing so. Students will use an ant farm to guide them. SB
  21. No Excuse words 1 - 2 Easy D You will find a unique lesson here using smart board technology. This lesson will allow your students to learn no excuse words and have fun doing so. Students will use an ant farm to guide them. SB
  22. No Excuse words 1 - 2 Easy E You will find a unique lesson here using smart board technology. This lesson will allow your students to learn no excuse words and have fun doing so. Students will use an ant farm to guide them. SB
  23. Animation Words You will view words that must be matched with the correct animation. Different concept! SB
  24. No Excuse words 1 -2 Medium You will find a unique lesson here using smart board technology. This lesson will allow your students to learn no excuse words and have fun doing so. Students will be working using an ant farm with smart board. SB
  25. Star Words - This activity provides practice at sight recognition and spelling of the 200 or so high frequency words
  26. Samson - Sight words that will articulate to your students. 4 Star
  27. Crossword Puzzles for Young Children - Each week a new puzzle with Dolch words. Clues and hints included. Excellent first start for children learning to work crossword puzzles!

  28. What's the Word - Build vocabulary by matching words with pictures.

  29. High Frequency Words - 6 activities using sight words. Drag correct word in blank to complete the sentences.

  30. Sight Words - Dolch Words, if you don't know the word, move your mouse over it and it will tell you what it is. Practice the words, then take the quiz.

  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. Look, Cover & Spell - This spelling site has 30 pre-built lists of words, but you can create your own list. Double-click any word on the list and type a word appropriate for your grade level. Your student gets to see the word, then it is covered and they must type the correct spelling.
  34. Prefixes - quiz
  35. Suffixes - quiz
  36. A... Suffix and Baseword Match
    B... Suffixes- less, ness, ly, ful
    C... Suffix Quiz 1
    D... Suffix Quiz 2
    E... Suffix Quiz 3

    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 Crossword
    E... Building Prefixes
    F... Prefix Quiz 1
    G... Prefix Quiz 2
    H... Prefix Quiz 3
    I... Prefix Towers
    J... Jigwords

     

 

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Fluency

 

 

4.       Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

 

a. Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.

b. Read grade-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression.

c. Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Read along Stories You will find Stories that will be read to young children 3 Star

Writing Strand

 

Text Types and Purposes

 

 

1.     Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.

a.     Introduce the topic or text they are writing about, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure that lists reasons.

b.     Provide reasons that support the opinion.

c.      Use linking words and phrases (e.g., because, therefore, since, for example) to connect opinion and reasons).

d.     Provide a concluding statement or section.

 

2.     Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

a.     Introduce a topic and group related information together; include illustrations when useful to aiding comprehension.

b.     Develop the topic with facts, definitions, and details.

c.      Use linking words and phrases (e.g., also, another, and, more, but) to connect ideas within categories of information.

d.     Provide a concluding statement or section.

 

3.      Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.

a. Establish a situation and introduce a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally.

 

  1. Make Your Own Book - There are many fabulous books that you can make all by yourself. Let your imagination run wild with some simple, step-by-step instructions, with illustrations, to show you how to make some very creative and very fun books!
  2. Prompts with Pictures - Select from the story elements

Production and Distribution of Writing

 

4. With guidance and support from adults, produce writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task and purpose. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1-3 above.)

 

5. With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing.

 

6. With guidance and support from adults, use technology to produce and publish writing (using keyboarding skills) as well as to interact and collaborate with others.

 

  1. Build a Sentence -Words are presented to you out of order. You must place them in order and complete the puzzle. 4 Star
  2. 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
  3. Build a Sentence -Words are presented to you out of order. You must place them in order and complete the puzzle. 4 Star
  4. Can you make sense of a sentence? - drag the words into the correct sentence order.
  5. Scholastic Story Starter-Generate and create a story starter.
  6. Story Jumper-Create your own story and publish it.

 

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

 

7. Conduct short research projects that build knowledge about a topic.

 

8. Recall information from experiences or gather information from print and digital sources; take brief notes on sources and sort evidence into provided categories.

 

9. (Begins in grade 4)  

 

 

Range of Writing

 

 

10.  Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

 

Speaking and Listening Strand

 

Comprehension and Collaboration

 

 

1. Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

a. Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation and other information known about the topic to explore ideas under discussion.

b. Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., gaining the floor in respectful ways, listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion).

c. Ask questions to check understanding of information presented, stay on topic, and link their comments to the remarks of others.

d. Explain their own ideas and understanding in light of the discussion.

 

2. Determine the main ideas and supporting details of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.

 

3. Ask and answer questions about information from a speaker, offering appropriate elaboration and detail.

 

 

 

 

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

 

 

4. Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount and experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking clearly at an understandable pace.

 

5. Create engaging audio recordings of stories or poems that demonstrate fluid reading at an understandable pace; add visual displays when appropriate to emphasize or enhance certain facts or details.

 

6. Speak in complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation in order to provide requested detail or clarification.

 

  1. Listening Memory Game-Match the Emotions.  This game is tricky: to make a match, you much match the emotion behind the words—even if the words themselves are different.
  2. Fill in the Blanks-complete the sentences.

 

Language Strand

 

Conventions of Standard English

 

 

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1.     Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

a.     Explain the function of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs in general and their functions in particular sentences.

b.     Form and use regular and irregular plural nouns.

c.      Use abstract nouns (e.g., childhood).

d.     Form and use regular and irregular verbs.

e.     Form and use the simple (e.g., I walked; I walk; I will walk) verb tenses.

f.       Ensure subject-verb and pronoun-antecedent agreement.

g.     Form and use comparative and superlative adjectives and adverbs, and choose between them depending on what is to be modified.

h.     Use coordinating and subordinating conjunctions.

i.        Produce simple, compound, and complex sentences.

 

2.     Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

a.     Capitalize appropriate words in titles.

b.     Use commas in addresses.

c.      Use commas and quotation marks in dialogue.

d.     Form and use possessives.

e.     Use conventional spelling for high-frequency and other studied words and for adding suffixes to base words (e.g., sitting, smiled, cries, happiness).

f.   Use spelling patterns and generalizations (e.g., word families, position-based spellings, syllable patterns, ending rules, meaningful word parts) in writing words.

g.    Consult reference materials, including beginning dictionaries, as needed to check and correct spellings.

 

 

  1. Syllabication Rules - print these as large flash cards
  2. Irregular Plurals - Match the related words, singular to plural
  3. Noun Dunk - Classify words as common nouns, proper nouns or not a noun. Score points for correct answers.
  4. Plural Nouns - add s or es
  5. Magical Capitals-Help the fairy capitalize the sentence.  Click on the letters that should be capitalized.
  6. Capitalization- Mr. Anker tests capitalization
  7. Punctuation Pals Storybook-listen to a story about punctuation marks. (can be read to you)
  8. Punctuation Pals Game-put the punctuation marks where they belong. (can be read to you)Punctuation Playground-The sentences are missing punctuation marks.  Click the sentence to make corrections.
  9. Punctuation-Choose the correct punctuation and splat it into the gaps in the sentence
  10. Word Master-Use the clues from the sentence to fill in the missing word from the sentence.
  11. Each link below has many examples listed for each area of study Analogies
  12. Synonyms
  13. Antonyms
  14.  Homophones
  15. Vocabulary
  16. Reading Comp
  17.  Language Arts
  18. Spelling
  19. A... Synonym Toast -Synonyms - Game 1
  20. B... Super Synonyms -Synonyms - Game 2
  21. C... Synonym Challenge- Synonyms - Game 3
  22. E... Thesaurus Tangle -Synonyms - Game 5
  23. G... Rocket to the Moon- Synonyms - Game 7
  24. H... Synonym Jig Words -Synonyms - Game 8
  25. I... Synonym Match- Synonyms - Game 9
  26. J... Synonym Match 2 -Synonyms - Game 10
  27. M... Word Trap 1 -Synonym Columns 3
  28. N... Word Trap 2 -Synonym Columns 4
  29. O... Synonym Quiz- Synonym Columns 5
  30. P... Synonym Fill-ins- Synonym Hangman
  31. Q... Synonyms Double Rhyme  
  32. Beginner Quizzes:
    1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10 
  33. Intermediate Quizzes:
    1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10 
  34. Advanced Quizzes:
    1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10 

 

  1. Root Words - root quiz
  2. Creating Words -This site will allow you to take a word and create new words from it. 4 Star
  3. Topic Specific Hangman-
  4. Topic Specific Vocabulary Quizzes
  5. Punctuation - find the correct punctuation mark to end the sentence
  6. Find the correct sentence - choose sentence with correct capitalization and punctuation
  7. Special Names - find the correct capitalization of proper nouns
  8. Nouns -Smart Board presentation with video on this part of English Language. SB Created by: Shannon Weston
  9. Adjectives-Smart Board presentation with video on this part of English Language SB Created by: Shannon Weston
  10. Verbs -Smart Board presentation with video on this part of the English language. SB Created by: Shannon Weston
  11. Multiple Meaning Words - Write or tell two sentences for each word below. Be sure to use the word as a noun in one sentence and as a verb in the other sentence. Click on a word to check your answers.
  12. Noun Dunk - Classify words as common nouns, proper nouns or not a noun. Score points for correct answers.
  13. Parts of a Sentence - select naming part or telling part (subject/predicate)

 

 

 

Knowledge of Language

3.   Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.

a.     Choose words and phrases for effect.

b.     Recognize and observe differences between the conventions of spoken and written standard English.

 

 

 

 

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

 

 

1.     Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning word and phrases based on grade 3 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.

a.     Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.

b.     Determine the meaning of the new word formed when a known affix is added to a known word (e.g., agreeable/disagreeable, comfortable/uncomfortable, care/careless, heat/preheat).

c.      Use a known root word as a clue to the meaning of an unknown word with the same root (e.g., company, companion).

d.     Use glossaries or beginning dictionaries, both print and digital, to determine or clarify the precise meaning of key words and phrases.

 

2.     Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships and nuances in word meanings.

a.     Distinguish the literal and nonliteral meanings of words and phrases in context (e.g., take steps).

b.     Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., describe people who are friendly or helpful)

c.      Distinguish shades of meaning among related words that describe states of mind or degrees of certainty (e.g., knew, believed, suspected, heard, wondered).