Friendly Standards – Kindergarten to 5th Grade

English Language Arts

 

Grade 3

Reading

Word Analysis, Fluency, and Systematic Vocabulary Development

1.0
Students understand the Basic features of reading

Decoding and Word Recognition

1.1

I know and can use Word families to read words I do not know

1.2

I can use the sound/spelling cards to read words with many syllables

1.3

I can read fluently with expression

Vocabulary and Concept Development

1.4

I can use my understanding of antonyms, synonyms, homophones, and homographs to figure out new words

1.5

I can explain  how words are related

1.6

I can use context to figure out the meaning of new words.

1.7

I can use a dictionary to learn about words

1.8

I can use prefixes and suffixes to understand the meaning of words

Reading Comprehension

2.0

Students read and understand grade-level-appropriate materials. They draw upon a variety of comprension strategies as needed

Structural Features of Informational Materials

2.1

I use titles, tables of content, glossaries, indexes and headings to find information

Comprehension and Analysis of Grade-Level-Appropriate Text

2.2

I ask questions and use prior knowledge when I read

2.3

I can make the correct response when answering a comprehension question

2.4

I use these reading strategies: making connections, confirming predictions, asking questions and drawing inferences

2.5

I know the difference between main idea and supporting detail

2.6

I use these reading skills: main idea and supporting detail, discussing the selection, drawing conclusions, finding problems and Solutions

2.7

I can follow written directions with many steps

Literary Response and Analysis

3.0

Students read and respond to a wide variety of significant works of children  literature

Structural Features of Literature

3.1

I know about the common forms of literature, like poetry, plays, fiction, and non-fiction

Narrative Analysis of Grade-Level-Appropriate Text

3.2

I read and understand the basic plots of many types of literature like fairy tales, myths, folktales, and legends from many cultures

3.3

I can understand different types of characters by what they do or say. I know how the author and illustrator portray them to me

3.4

I understand that there are themes in literature and that the author has a point of view or message

3.5

I can show when authors use literary devices like alliteration to make literature more rhythmic and enjoyable

3.6

I know who the speaker is in a narrative selection

Writing

Writing Strategies

1.0

Students write clear and coherent sentences and paragraphs that develop a central idea. Students progress through the stage of the writing process

Organization and Focus

1.1

I can create a single paragraph with a topic sentence and supporting focus and details

Penmanship

1.2

I write neatly in cursive or joined italics

Research and Technology

1.3

I can use a dictionary, atlas, glossary, encyclopedia, and word book

Evaluation and Revision

1.4

I can improve my writing through revision

Writing Applications

2.0

Students write compositions that describe and explain familiar objects, events, and experiences

2.1

I can write stories with a plot, setting, and details and tell why I remember this event

2.2

I can write about people, places, things, or my experiences using details so that my reader can picture them

2.3

I can write friendly and business letters, thank-you notes, and invitations that show that I know who I am writing to and that include date, salutations, body, closing, and signature

Written and oral English Language Conventions

1.0

Students write and speak with a command of standard English conventions appropriate to this grade level

Sentence Structure

1.1

I use complete and correct declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory sentences when writing and speaking

Grammar

1.2

I use the correct parts of speech when writing and speaking

1.3

I use the correct verb tenses (past, present, and future) when writing and speaking

1.4

I use subjects and verbs when writing and speaking

Punctuation

1.5

I use the correct punctuation in dates, city and state, and titles of books

1.6

I use correct punctuation in dates, addresses, titles of books, and words in a series

Capitalization

1.7

I use capital letters for proper names, holidays, historical periods, and special events

Spelling

1.8

I use the sound/spelling cards to Shell correctly, including contractions compounds, irregular plurals, and homophones

 

1.9

I can alphabetize words

 

Listening and Speaking

Listening and Speaking Strategies

1.0

Students listen critically and respond appropriately to oral Communications. They speak in a manner that guides the listener to understand important ideas

1.1

I can tell what a speaker has said using my own words

1.2

I can tell what a speaker has said is like/not like my own experience

1.3

I can respond to questions and explain my ideas

1.4

I can identify rhymes, repeated sounds, and words that sound like what they mean

Organization and Delivery of Oral Communication

1.5

I can organize my thoughts in order of when they took place or around the most important pieces of information

1.6

I use a beginning, middle, and end, using details to explain what I am talking about

1.7

I can use just the right words to communicate my ideas

1.8

I can use props (for example, objects, Pictures, or charts) when I speak to add interest

1.9

I can read aloud fluently, using the right speed and tone of my voice, so that what I say can be understood

Analysis and Evaluation or Oral and Media Communications

1.10

I can compare the ideas and beliefs of those I see on television and in newspapers and magazines

1.11

I can tell the difference between a fact and an opinion

Speaking Applications

2.0

Students deliver brief recitations and oral presentations about familiar experiences or interests that are organized around a coherent thesis statement

2.1

I can tell about my experiences with events in the right order and using details, plot, settings, and characters

2.2

I can read stories, poems, or plays out loud so that others can understand what I am saying

2.3

I can describe people, places, things, or experiences out loud so that others can picture what I am saying