• Grade 3 Reading Curriculum

    Grade 3 Reading Course Description

                As students transition to third grade, there’s more of a focus on reading informational texts and literature and developing deeper comprehension skills and strategies that can be applied to independent reading. The foundational skills work focuses on vocabulary, morphology, and multi-syllabic words all in the service of developing stronger reading skills. Students develop stronger reading and writing skills as they respond to texts they have read with writing. Our core reading resource is Into Reading by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, which provides a comprehensive approach to the teaching of foundational skills (phonemic awareness and phonics), vocabulary, comprehension, grammar, and handwriting.

    Standards Across All Units

     

    Foundational Skills

    CC.1.1.3.D.1 Identify and know the meaning of the most common prefixes and derivational suffixes.

    CC.1.1.3.D.3 Decode multisyllable words.

    CC.1.1.3.D.4 Read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words.

    CC.1.1.3.E.1 Read on-level text with purpose and understanding.

    CC.1.1.3.E.2 Read on-level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.

    CC.1.1.3.E.3 Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.

     

    Informational Text

    CC.1.2.3.A  Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.

    CC.1.2.3.B  Ask and answer questions about the text and make inferences from text; refer to text to support responses.

    CC.1.2.3.F  Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in grade-level text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral meaning as well as shades of meaning among related words.

    CC.1.2.3.J  Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate conversational, general academic, and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal spatial and temporal relationships.

    CC.1.2.3.K  Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade-level reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies and tools.

    CC.1.2.3.L  Read and comprehend literary nonfiction and informational text on grade level, reading independently and proficiently.

     

    Literature

    CC.1.3.3.B  Ask and answer questions about the text and make inferences from text, referring to text to support responses.

    CC.1.3.3.C Describe characters in a story and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.

    CC.1.3.3.E  Refer to parts of texts when writing or speaking about a text using such terms as chapter, scene, and stanza and describe how each successive part builds upon earlier sections.

    CC.1.3.3.F  Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in grade-level text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral meaning as well as shades of meaning among related words.

    CC.1.3.3.G  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).

    CC.1.3.3.J Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate conversational, general academic, and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal spatial and temporal relationships.

    CC.1.3.3.K  Read and comprehend literary fiction on grade level, reading independently and proficiently.

     

    Speaking and Listening Standards Across Units and Content

    Standards

    1.5.3.A Collaborative Discussion - Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions on grade-level topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

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

    1.5.3.C Evaluating Information - Ask and answer questions about information from a speaker, offering appropriate detail.

    1.5.3.D Purpose, Audience, and Task -  Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details; speak clearly with adequate volume, appropriate pacing and clear pronunciation.

    1.5.3.E Context -  Speak in complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation in order to provide requested detail or clarification.

    1.5.3.F Multimedia - 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.

    1.5.3.G Conventions of Standard English -  Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English when speaking based on Grade 3 level and content.

     

    Unit 1 (Modules:  What a Character!, Use Your Words, Let Freedom Ring)


    Foundational Skills

    CC.1.1.3.D.2 Decode words with common Latin suffixes.


    Informational Text

    CC.1.2.3.C  Explain how a series of events, concepts, or steps in a procedure is connected within a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.

    CC.1.2.3.E  Use text features and search tools to locate and interpret information.

    CC.1.2.3.G Use information gained from text features to demonstrate understanding of a text.

    CC.1.2.3.H  Describe how an author connects sentences and paragraphs in a text to support particular points.

    CC.1.2.3.I  Compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic.


    Literature

    CC.1.3.3.A  Determine the central message, lesson, or moral in literary text; explain how it is conveyed in text.

    CC.1.3.3.D  Explain the point of view of the author.

    CC.1.3.3.H  Compare and contrast the themes, settings, and plots of stories written by the same author about the same or similar characters.

     

    Unit 2 (Modules:  Stories on Stage, Team Work, Animal Behaviors)


    Foundational Skills

    CC.1.1.3.D.2 Decode words with common Latin suffixes.

     

    Informational Text

    CC.1.2.3.C  Explain how a series of events, concepts, or steps in a procedure is connected within a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.

    CC.1.2.3.D  Explain the point of view of the author.

    CC.1.2.3.E  Use text features and search tools to locate and interpret information.

    CC.1.2.3.G Use information gained from text features to demonstrate understanding of a text.

    CC.1.2.3.H  Describe how an author connects sentences and paragraphs in a text to support particular points.

    CC.1.2.3.I  Compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic.


    Literature

    CC.1.3.3.A  Determine the central message, lesson, or moral in literary text; explain how it is conveyed in text.

    CC.1.3.3.H  Compare and contrast the themes, settings, and plots of stories written by the same author about the same or similar characters.

    CC.1.3.3.I  Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade-level reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies and tools.

     

    Unit 3 (Modules:  Make a Difference, Imagine! Invent!, From Farm to Table)

     

    Foundational Skills

    CC.1.1.3.D.2 Decode words with common Latin suffixes.

     

    Informational Text

    CC.1.2.3.C  Explain how a series of events, concepts, or steps in a procedure is connected within a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.

    CC.1.2.3.D  Explain the point of view of the author.

    CC.1.2.3.E  Use text features and search tools to locate and interpret information.

    CC.1.2.3.G Use information gained from text features to demonstrate understanding of a text.

    CC.1.2.3.H  Describe how an author connects sentences and paragraphs in a text to support particular points.

    CC.1.2.3.I  Compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic.

     

    Unit 4 (Tell a Tale, Genre Study:  Non Fiction, Genre Study Literary Texts)


    Informational Text

    CC.1.2.3.D  Explain the point of view of the author.


    Literature

    CC.1.3.3.A  Determine the central message, lesson, or moral in literary text; explain how it is conveyed in text.

    CC.1.3.3.D  Explain the point of view of the author.

Last Modified on June 21, 2023