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3rd Grade Language Arts


  1. Knows and applies grade level phonics and word analysis skills when decoding words
  2. Reads with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension
  3. Determines the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in texts and in vocabulary study
  4. Able to read and comprehend text independently across a variety of genres
  5. Identifies the main idea or theme and supporting details in a text
  6. Asks and answers questions to demonstrate understanding of a text
  7. Knows and uses various text features to locate key facts or information efficiently


  1. Writes legibly and uses appropriate spacing
  2. Uses capitalization and punctuation appropriately
  3. Uses appropriate conventions in grammar and spelling
  4. Uses the writing process effectively: brainstorms, drafts, revises, edits, publishes
  5. Writes a paragraph with a topic sentence, supporting details, and a concluding sentence
  6. Demonstrates use of character, plot, setting and conflict in fiction writing
  7. Supports non-fiction writing with facts from research

Speaking and Listening

  1. Communicates effectively in a variety of settings
  2. Stays on topic by linking his/her comments to the remarks of others
  3. Makes statements and asks questions that show relevant thinking
  4. Follows agreed upon rules for discussion