Academic standards list

Grade 3 — English/Language Arts

Introduction

Academic standards define the expectations for knowledge and skills that students are to learn in a subject by a certain age or at the end of a school grade level. This page contains a list of standards for a specific content area, grade level, and/or course. The list of standards may be structured using categories and sub-categories.

Foundational Literacy

TSS.ELA.3.FL
 
Phonics and Word Recognition
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills when decoding isolated words and in connected text.
     There are 4 components within this standard.
 
Word Composition
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills when encoding words; write legibly.
     There are 4 components within this standard.
 
Fluency
Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
     There are 3 components within this standard.
 
Sentence Composition
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when speaking and conventions of standard English grammar and usage, including
     There are 14 components within this standard.
 
Vocabulary Acquisition
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 3 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of
     There are 4 components within this standard.
 
Demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings.
     There are 3 components within this standard.
 
Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate conversational, general academic, and domain specific words and phrases, including those that signal spatial
 

Reading - Literature

TSS.ELA.3.RL
 
Key Ideas and Details
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as a basis for the answers.
 
Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is
 
Describe characters in a story and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
 
Craft and Structure
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.
 
Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part of a text builds on earlier
 
Distinguish reader perspective from that of the narrator or the perspectives of the characters and identify the point of view of a text.
 
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
Explain how illustrations in a text contribute to what is conveyed by the words.
 
Compare and contrast the themes, settings, and plots of stories written by the same author about the same or similar characters.
 
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
Read and comprehend stories and poems at the high end of the grades 2-3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
 

Reading - Informational Text

TSS.ELA.3.RI
 
Key Ideas and Details
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as a basis for the answers.
 
Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language
 
Craft and Structure
Determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.
 
Use text features to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently.
 
Distinguish reader point of view from that of an author of a text.
 
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
Use information gained from illustrations and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of a text.
 
Explain how reasons support specific points an author makes in a text.
 
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
Read and comprehend stories and informational texts at the high end of the grades 2-3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
 

Speaking and Listening

TSS.ELA.3.SL
 
Comprehension and Collaboration
Prepare for collaborative discussions on 3rd grade level topics and texts; engage effectively with varied partners, building on others' ideas and
 
Determine the main ideas and supporting details of a text presented in diverse media such as visual, quantitative, and oral formats.
 
Ask and answer questions about information from a speaker, offering appropriate elaboration and detail.
 
Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas
Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking clearly at an
 
Add audio or visual elements when appropriate to emphasize or enhance certain facts or details.
 
Speak in complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation in order to provide requested detail or clarification.
 

Writing

TSS.ELA.3.W
 
Text Types and Protocol
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.
     There are 6 components within this standard.
 
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information.
     There are 7 components within this standard.
 
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using an effective technique, such as descriptive details and clear event sequences.
     There are 5 components within this standard.
 
Production and Distribution of Writing
With guidance and support, produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
 
With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing.
 
With guidance and support from adults, use technology to produce and publish writing, as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate
 
Research to Build and Present Knowledge
Conduct short research projects that build general knowledge about a topic.
 
Recall information from experiences or gather information from print and digital sources, with support; take brief notes on sources and sort evidence into
 
Include evidence from literary or informational texts, applying grade 3 standards for reading.
 
Range of Writing
Write routinely over extended time frames for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences; promote writing fluency.
 
 
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