Academic standards list

Grade 3 — English Language Arts & Literacy

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.

Reading: Literature

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL
 
Key Ideas and Details
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the 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 (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) 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 when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each
 
Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.
 
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
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
 
(RL.3.8 not applicable to literature)
 
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
 
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 2-3 text complexity
 

Reading: Informational Text

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI
 
Key Ideas and Details
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the 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
Craft and Structure
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.
Use text features and search tools (e.g., key words, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently.
Distinguish their own point of view from that of the author of a text.
 
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where,
 
Describe the logical connection between particular sentences and paragraphs in a text (e.g., comparison, cause/effect, first/second/third in a sequence).
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
By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of

Reading: Foundational Skills

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF
 
Phonics and Word Recognition
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
     There are 4 components within this standard.
 
Fluency
Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
     There are 3 components within this standard.

Writing

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W
 
Text Types and Purposes
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.
     There are 4 components within this standard.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
     There are 4 components within this standard.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
     There are 4 components within this standard.
 
Production and Distribution of Writing
With guidance and support from adults, produce writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task and purpose. (Grade-specific
 
With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing. (Editing for conventions
 
With guidance and support from adults, use technology to produce and publish writing (using keyboarding skills) as well as to interact and collaborate
 
Research to Build and Present Knowledge
Conduct short research projects that build knowledge about a topic.
Recall information from experiences or gather information from print and digital sources; take brief notes on sources and sort evidence into provided
(W.3.9 begins in grade 4)
 
Range of Writing
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two)
 

Speaking & Listening

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL
 
Comprehension and Collaboration
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and
     There are 4 components within this standard.
Determine the main ideas and supporting details of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually,
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
Create engaging audio recordings of stories or poems that demonstrate fluid reading at an understandable pace; add visual displays when appropriate
 
Speak in complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation in order to provide requested detail or clarification. (See grade 3 Language

Language

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L
 
Conventions of Standard English
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
     There are 9 components within this standard.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
     There are 7 components within this standard.
Knowledge of Language
Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
     There are 2 components within this standard.
 
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
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
     There are 4 components within this standard.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, 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
 
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