IN.1. Reading: Word Recognition, Fluency, and Vocabulary Development: Students understand the basic features of words. They select letter patterns and know how to translate them into spoken language using phonics (an understanding of the different letters that make different sounds), syllables, word parts (un-, -ful), and context (the meaning of the text around a word).
3.1.7. Vocabulary and Concept Development: Use a dictionary to learn the meaning and pronunciation of unknown words.
IN.2. Reading: Comprehension and Analysis of Nonfiction and Informational Text: Students read and understand grade-level-appropriate material.
3.2.1. Structural Features of Informational and Technical Materials: Use titles, tables of contents, chapter headings, a glossary, or an index to locate information in text.
IN.4. Writing: Processes and Features: Students find and discuss ideas for writing and keep a list of writing ideas. Students write clear sentences and paragraphs that develop a central idea.
3.4.4. Research Process and Technology: Use various reference materials (such as a dictionary, thesaurus, atlas, encyclopedia, and online resources).
IN.5. Writing: Applications (Different Types of Writing and Their Characteristics): At Grade 3 continue to write compositions that describe and explain familiar objects, events, and experiences.
3.5.8. Research Application: Write or deliver a research report that has been developed using a systematic research process (defines the topic, gathers information, determines credibility, reports findings) and that: uses a variety of sources (books, technology, pictures, charts, tables of contents, diagrams) and documents sources (titles and authors); organizes information by categorizing it into more than one category (such as living and nonliving, hot and cold) or includes information gained through observation.
IN.6. Writing: English Language Conventions: Students write using Standard English conventions appropriate to this grade level.
3.6.9. Spelling: Arrange words in alphabetical order.