Grade 3 Version: 05-06-CPS

Scholastic Area that Course Is Active In: Language Arts

Strand: Reading (K-5)

ELA3R1 Fluency
The student demonstrates the ability to read orally with speed, accuracy, and expression.
Element: ELA3R1.a Fluency
Applies letter-sound knowledge to decode unknown words quickly and accurately.
Element: ELA3R1.b Fluency
Reads familiar text with expression.
2 Resources
Element: ELA3R1.c Fluency
Reads third-grade text at a target rate of 120 words correct per minute. (Grade level vocabulary and sight vocabulary with automaticity)
Element: ELA3R1.d Fluency
Uses self-correction when subsequent reading indicates an earlier misreading within grade level texts.
31 Resources

ELA3R2 Vocabulary
The student acquires and uses grade-level words to communicate effectively.
Element: ELA3R2.a Vocabulary
Reads literary and informational texts and incorporates new words into oral and written language.
5 Resources
Element: ELA3R2.b Vocabulary
Uses grade-appropriate words with multiple meanings.
Element: ELA3R2.c Vocabulary
Recognizes and applies the appropriate usage of homophones, homographs, antonyms, and synonyms.
1 Resources
Element: ELA3R2.d Vocabulary
Identifies the meaning of common idioms and figurative phrases, and incorporates them into oral and written language.
Element: ELA3R2.e Vocabulary
Identifies and infers meaning from common root words, common prefixes (e.g., un-, re-, dis-,in-,) and common suffixes (e.g., -tion, -ous, -ly).
Element: ELA3R2.f Vocabulary
Determines the meaning of unknown words on the basis of context.
10 Resources

ELA3R3 Comprehension
The student uses a variety of strategies to gain meaning from grade-level text.
Element: ELA3R3.a Comprehension
Reads a variety of texts for information and pleasure.
5 Resources
Element: ELA3R3.b Comprehension
Makes predictions from text content.
Element: ELA3R3.c Comprehension
Generates questions to improve comprehension.
40 Resources
Element: ELA3R3.d Comprehension
Distinguishes fact from opinion.
Element: ELA3R3.e Comprehension
Recognizes plot, setting, and character within text, and compares and contrasts these elements between texts.
Element: ELA3R3.f Comprehension
Makes judgements and inferences about setting, characters, and events and supports them with evidence from the text.
51 Resources
Element: ELA3R3.g Comprehension
Summarizes text content.
Element: ELA3R3.h Comprehension
Interprets information from illustrations, diagrams, charts, graphs, and graphic organizers.
15 Resources
Element: ELA3R3.i Comprehension
Makes connections between texts and/or personal experiences and recognizes cultural diversity in literature.
30 Resources
Element: ELA3R3.j Comprehension
Identifies and infers main idea and supporting details in appropriate sequence.
5106 Resources
Element: ELA3R3.k Comprehension
Self-monitors comprehension to clarify meaning.
31 Resources
Element: ELA3R3.l Comprehension
Identifies and infers cause-and-effect relationships and draws conclusions.
51 Resources
Element: ELA3R3.m Comprehension
Recalls explicit facts and infers implicit facts (e.g., respond to literal, inferential,and evaluative questions about the text).
51 Resources
Element: ELA3R3.n Comprehension
Identifies and discusses the basic elements of a variety of genres (fiction, non-fiction, drama, and poetry).
6 Resources
Element: ELA3R3.o Comprehension
Uses titles, table of contents, and chapter headings to locate information quickly and accurately and to preview text.
Element: ELA3R3.p Comprehension
Recognizes the author's purpose and discriminates between realism and fantasy.
2 Resources
Element: ELA3R3.q Comprehension
Formulates and defends an opinion about a text.
3 Resources
Element: ELA3R3.r Comprehension
Applies dictionary, thesaurus, and glossary skills to determine word meanings.

Strand: Writing

ELA3W1 Writing Process
The student demonstrates competency in the writing process.
Element: ELA3W1.a Writing Process
Captures a reader's interest by setting a purpose and developing a point of view.
Element: ELA3W1.b Writing Process
Begins to select a focus and an organizational pattern based on purpose, genre, expectations, audience, and length.
Element: ELA3W1.c Writing Process
Writes text of length appropriate to address the topic or tell a story.
Element: ELA3W1.d Writing Process
Uses organizational patterns for conveying information (e.g., chronological order, cause and effect, similarlity and difference, questions and answers).
Element: ELA3W1.e Writing Process
Begins to use appropriate structures to ensure coherence (e.g., transition words and phrases, bullets, subheadings, numbering).
Element: ELA3W1.f Writing Process
Begins to use specific sensory details (e.g., strong verbs, adjectives) to enhance descriptive effect.
Element: ELA3W1.g Writing Process
Begins to develop characters through action and dialogue.
Element: ELA3W1.h Writing Process
Begins to use descriptive adjectives and verbs to communicate setting, character, and plot.
2 Resources
Element: ELA3W1.i Writing Process
Begins to include relevant examples, facts, anecdotes,and details appropriate to the audience.
Element: ELA3W1.j Writing Process
Uses a variety of resources to research and share information on a topic.
Element: ELA3W1.k Writing Process
Writes a response to literature that demonstrates understanding of the text, formulates an opinion, and supports a judgement.
3 Resources
Element: ELA3W1.l Writing Process
Writes a persuasive piece that states a clear position.
Element: ELA3W1.m Writing Process
Prewrites to generate ideas, develops a rough draft, rereads to revise, and edits to correct.
Element: ELA3W1.n Writing Process
Publishes by presenting an edited piece of writing to others.

ELA3W2 Narrative
The student writes in a variety of genres, including narrative, informational, persuasive, and response to literature. The student produces a narrative that:
Element: ELA3W2a Narrative
Captures a reader's interest by writing both personal and fantasy/imaginary stories, setting a purpose, and developing a point of view.
Element: ELA3W2b Narrative
Sustains a focus.
Element: ELA3W2c Narrative
Includes the appropriate purpose, expectations, and length for the audience and genre.
Element: ELA3W2d Narrative
Uses sensory details and other literary language to communicate setting, characters, and plot.
Element: ELA3W2e Narrative
Uses appropriate organizational structures to ensure coherence (well developed beginning, middle, and end, and sequence of events) and strategies (transition words/phrases, time cue words, and sequence of events).
Element: ELA3W2f Narrative
Develops characters through action and dialogue.
Element: ELA3W2g Narrative
Provides a sense of closure.
Element: ELA3W2h Narrative
May include prewriting.
Element: ELA3W2i Narrative
May include a revised and edited draft.
Element: ELA3W2j Narrative
May be published.

ELA3W2 Informational
The student produces informational writing (e.g., procedures, report, correspondence) that:
Element: ELA3W2a Informational
Captures a reader's interest by setting a purpose and developing a point of view.
Element: ELA3W2b Informational
Sustains a focused topic.
Element: ELA3W2c Informational
Includes the appropriate purpose, expectations, and length for the audience and the genre.
Element: ELA3W2d Informational
Includes relevant examples, facts, anecdotes, and details.
Element: ELA3W2e Informational
Uses organizational structures for conveying information (chronological order, cause and effect, similarities and differences, questions and answers).
Element: ELA3W2f Informational
Uses a variety of resources (encyclopedias, Internet, books)to research and share information on a topic.
Element: ELA3W2g Informational
Provides a sense of closure.
Element: ELA3W2h Informational
May include prewriting.
Element: ELA3W2i Informational
May include a draft that is revised and edited.
Element: ELA3W2j Informational
May be published.

ELA3W2 Persuasive
The student produces a persuasive piece of writing that:
Element: ELA3W2a Persuasive
Captures a reader's interst by stating a clear position/opinion and developing a point of view.
Element: ELA3W2b Persuasive
Sustains a focus.
Element: ELA3W2c Persuasive
Includes the appropriate purpose, expectations, and length for audience and the genre.
Element: ELA3W2d Persuasive
Adds supportive details throughout the paper that my include relevant examples, facts, and anecdotes.
Element: ELA3W2e Persuasive
Uses appropriate organizational structures to ensure coherence (introduction, body, conclusion) and appropriate formats (speech, brochures, advertisement, movie and book reviews).
Element: ELA3W2f Persuasive
Provides a sense of closure.
Element: ELA3W2g Persuasive
May include pre-writing.
Element: ELA3W2h Persuasive
May include a revised and edited draft.
Element: ELA3W2i Persuasive
May be published.

ELA3W2 Response to Literature
The student produces a response to literature that:
Element: ELA3W2a Response to Literature
Captures a reader's interest by developing a point of view.
Element: ELA3W2b Response to Literature
Demonstrates understanding of the text, formulates an opinion, and supports a judgment.
Element: ELA3W2c Response to Literature
Makes connections: text-to-self, text-to-text, text-to-world connections using significant details from the reading selection.
Element: ELA3W2d Response to Literature
Uses appropriate organizational structures to ensure coherence (T-charts, compare and contrast, letter to author, rewrite the ending, beginning, middle, and end with details from the text).
Element: ELA3W2e Response to Literature
Provides a sense of closure.
Element: ELA3W2f Response to Literature
May include pre-writing.
Element: ELA3W2g Response to Literature
May include a draft that is revised and edited.
Element: ELA3W2h Response to Literature
May be published.

Strand: Conventions

ELA3C1 Conventions
The student demonstrates understanding and control of the rules of the English language, realizing that usage involves the appropriate application of conventions and grammar in both written and spoken formats.
Element: ELA3C1.a Conventions
Correctly identifies and uses subject/verb agreement and adjectives.
2 Resources
Element: ELA3C1.b Conventions
Identifies and uses nouns (singular, plural, possessive) correctly.
2 Resources
Element: ELA3C1.c Conventions
Identifies and uses contractions correctly.
2 Resources
Element: ELA3C1.d Conventions
Identifies and uses personal and possessive pronouns.
2 Resources
Element: ELA3C1.e Conventions
Speaks and writes in complete and coherent sentences.
Element: ELA3C1.f Conventions
Identifies and uses increasingly complex sentence structure.
Element: ELA3C1.g Conventions
Distinguishes between complete and incomplete sentences.
Element: ELA3C1.h Conventions
Demonstrates knowledge of when to use formal or informal language exchanges (e.g., slang, colloquialisms, idioms).
Element: ELA3C1.i Conventions
When appropriate, determines the meaning of a word based on how it is used in an orally presented sentence.
Element: ELA3C1.j Conventions
Uses resources (encyclopedias, Internet, books) to research and share information about a topic.
63 Resources
Element: ELA3C1.k Conventions
Uses the dictionary and thesaurus to support word choices.
Element: ELA3C1.l Conventions
Uses common rules of spelling including grade level appropriate sight words/priority words and corrects words using dictionaries and other resources.
1 Resources
Element: ELA3C1.m Conventions
Uses appropriate capitalization and punctuation (end marks, commas, apostrophes, quotation marks).
2 Resources
Element: ELA3C1.n Conventions
Writes legibly in cursive, leaving space between letters in a word and between words in a sentence.

Strand: Listening, Speaking and Viewing

ELA3LSV1 Listening/Speaking/Viewing
The student uses oral and visual strategies to communicate.
Element: ELA3LSV1.a Listening/Speaking/Viewing
Adapts oral language to fit the situation by following the rules of conversation with peers and adults.(Standard English)
Element: ELA3LSV1.b Listening/Speaking/Viewing
Recalls, interprets, and summarizes information presented orally (e.g., following multiple written and oral directions).
Element: ELA3LSV1.c Listening/Speaking/Viewing
Uses oral language for different purposes: to inform, persuade, or entertain.
Element: ELA3LSV1.d Listening/Speaking/Viewing
Listens to and views a variety of media to acquire information.

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