Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks for Third Grade English Language Arts

Antonyms
FreeAntonyms are words that mean the opposite, or nearly the opposite, as other words. Read more...iWorksheets: 4Study Guides: 1
Author/Title of Well Known Literature
Authors and titles of well known literature as well as other background knowledge. Read more...iWorksheets: 3
Capitalization/Punctuation
How Should a Sentence End? A sentence should end with a punctuation mark: period (.) for a statement. Question mark (?) for a question. Exclamation point (!) for a sentence that shows excitement. Read more...iWorksheets: 6Study Guides: 1
Coherent Paragraphs
A paragraph is a group of sentences about one topic. The sentences are related to each other, and they make sense. Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1
Combining Sentences
Write correctly complete sentences of statement, command, question, or exclamation, with final punctuation. Declarative, Imperative and Exclamatory. Read more...iWorksheets: 3
Complete & Incomplete Sentences
Students demonstrate an understanding of the structures of the English language Read more...iWorksheets: 3
Consonant Blends
What are Consonant Blends? Consonant blends are two or more letters that work together. When a word is sounded out, both of the letters in a consonant blend are heard. For example, in the word small, the s and the m are blended together in sounding the sm. Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1
Fact/Fiction/Opinion
A fact can be proven. An opinion is the way that someone feels about a subject and it cannot be proven. Being able to tell the difference between a fact and an opinion will improve your reading comprehension. Read more...iWorksheets: 7Study Guides: 1
Friendly Letter
There are five parts in a friendly letter. The parts of a friendly letter are the heading, the greeting, the body, the closing, and the signature. Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1
High Frequency Words I
High frequency words are those words that a third grader should be able to read quickly, without sounding them out. They appear often in stories and books read by third graders. High frequency words are also known as sight words. Read more...iWorksheets: 6Study Guides: 1
High Frequency Words II
High frequency words are those words that a third grader should be able to read quickly, without sounding them out. They appear often in stories and books read by third graders. High frequency words are also known as sight words. Read more...iWorksheets: 6Study Guides: 1
Maps, Charts, Graphs, and Diagrams
Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text Read more...iWorksheets: 3
R Controlled Vowels
R-controlled vowels are vowels in which the r following the vowel changes the sound of the vowel. Sometimes, we call the r a bossy letter because it takes over and bosses the vowels around! Read more...iWorksheets: 4Study Guides: 1
Rules for Writing
Combining two simple sentences. Read more...iWorksheets: 7Study Guides: 1
Subject and Predicate
The subject of a sentence is who or what the sentence is about. Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1
Syllable Patterns/Word Families
Word families are groups of words that have a common feature or pattern. Read more...iWorksheets: 3
Synonyms
What are synonyms? Synonyms are words that mean the same, or nearly the same, as other words. Read more...iWorksheets: 4Study Guides: 1
Topic Sentence
The topic of a paragraph is the word or words that tell what the paragraph is about. The topic should be related to all of the sentences in the paragraph. Being able to pick out the topic of the paragraph helps the reader to understand the meaning of the paragraph. Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1
Vowel Diphthongs
Vowel diphthongs are vowel letters whose sounds blend smoothly together. The same sounds can be spelled using different letters. Read more...iWorksheets: 4Study Guides: 1

MA.CCRA.R. College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Reading

Key Ideas and Details

CCRA.R.1. Read closely to determine what a text states explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from a text.
Literal/Inferential/Evaluative
Making inferences is determining facts and meaning that the author does not directly state. Read more...iWorksheets :7Study Guides :1
Precictions/Conclusions/Inferences
Drawing a conclusion is a reasonable decision you make based on facts and details in a sentence, paragraph, story, or article. Read more...iWorksheets :6Study Guides :1
Supporting Details
Supporting details support the main idea of a text. Supporting details tell you more about the main idea of the text. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Main Idea/Supporting Details
Main idea, supporting details, and irrelevant details. Read more...iWorksheets :3
Inference
What is an Inference? An inference is a Reading skill. When the reader puts together his or her life experiences with the words of the author, he or she is using inferencing skills. A student who uses inferencing skills can read between the lines to figure out what the author means. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
CCRA.R.2. Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Main Idea
The main idea is the overall theme of a paragraph or section of a text. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
Theme of Writing
Recognize theme or message of writing. Read more...iWorksheets :3
Supporting Details
Supporting details support the main idea of a text. Supporting details tell you more about the main idea of the text. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Summarizing
When you summarize you take a large selection of text and condense it to just the main facts or ideas. A summary is significantly shorter than the actual text. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Main Idea/Supporting Details
Main idea, supporting details, and irrelevant details. Read more...iWorksheets :3
CCRA.R.3. Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Elements of Fiction
A character is a person in a story, novel, or play.
The setting in a story is where the story takes place.
The plot of a story is what goes on in the story. It's a series of events that gives story a meaning.
All of the above are elements of a fiction. Read more...
iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
Literary Elements
Identify and interpret plot, character, setting, events, character motivations and actions. Read more...iWorksheets :3
Theme of Writing
Recognize theme or message of writing. Read more...iWorksheets :3
Story Elements
What are the Elements of a Story? Story elements are plot, setting, and characters. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1

Craft and Structure

CCRA.R.4. Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
Content Vocabulary
Spelling in content areas including Math, Social Studies, Science, Technology, Art, and Music. Read more...iWorksheets :3
Content Area Vocabulary
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to grade 4 topic or subject area. Read more...iWorksheets :3
Literary Devices
Literary Devices refers to the typical structures used by writers in their works to convey his or her messages in a simple manner to the readers. Literary Devices are Metaphor, Simile, Hyperbole, Personification, Analogy, Euphemism, Allegory etc... Read more...iWorksheets :3
CCRA.R.6. Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.
Author's Purpose
the author's purpose is the reason that he or she had for writing the text. Some authors' purposes are to inform, entertain or persuade. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

CCRA.R.7. Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.
Charts/Maps/Graphic Organizers
FreeMaps, charts, graphs, and diagrams are graphics that contain information. Read more...iWorksheets :6Study Guides :1
Graphic Organizers
A graphic organizer is a visual display that demonstrates relationships between facts, concepts or ideas. Read more...iWorksheets :3
Text Features
The title of an article is called a headline. A headline usually tells the main idea of what the article is about. Headlines often grab your attention and make you want to read the article. Read more...iWorksheets :7Study Guides :1
Finding Information
How do Charts and Illustrations Help You? Charts and illustrations are special tools to help you find information easily. They are arranged in a way that puts all the information together so that it is clear and easy to read. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Interpret Information
What is Interpreting Information? You can use maps, charts, and timelines to interpret information. Charts are visual displays of information. They reveal information through mathematical statistics. A timeline is used to show events in chronological order. A map is a drawing created to represent the world or a part of the world's surface. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
CCRA.R.9. Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.
Main Idea
The main idea is the overall theme of a paragraph or section of a text. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
Theme of Writing
Recognize theme or message of writing. Read more...iWorksheets :3

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

CCRA.R.10. Independently and proficiently read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts.
Literary Genres
Literary genre is the grownup way of saying different kinds of writing. The word genre is pronounced zhan rah. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Genre
A literary genre is a category of literary composition. Genres may be determined by literary technique, tone, content. The five major genres in literature are: Poetry, Drama, Prose, Fiction, Non-Fiction. Genres are often divided into subgenres. Read more...iWorksheets :3

MA.CCRA.W. College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Writing

Text Types and Purposes

CCRA.W.3. Write narratives to develop experiences or events using effective literary techniques, well-chosen details, and well-structured sequences.
Vivid Language in Writing
A topic sentence supports or develops the theme or main idea of a paragraph. Read more...iWorksheets :6Study Guides :1

Production and Distribution of Writing

CCRA.W.5. Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
Writing Process
Prewrite, draft, revise, proofread, and edit. Read more...iWorksheets :3

Range of Writing

CCRA.W.10. Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Writing Process
Prewrite, draft, revise, proofread, and edit. Read more...iWorksheets :3

MA.CCRA.SL. College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Speaking and Listening

Comprehension and Collaboration

CCRA.SL.2. Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
Charts/Maps/Graphic Organizers
FreeMaps, charts, graphs, and diagrams are graphics that contain information. Read more...iWorksheets :6Study Guides :1
Graphic Organizers
A graphic organizer is a visual display that demonstrates relationships between facts, concepts or ideas. Read more...iWorksheets :3
Text Features
The title of an article is called a headline. A headline usually tells the main idea of what the article is about. Headlines often grab your attention and make you want to read the article. Read more...iWorksheets :7Study Guides :1
Finding Information
How do Charts and Illustrations Help You? Charts and illustrations are special tools to help you find information easily. They are arranged in a way that puts all the information together so that it is clear and easy to read. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Interpret Information
What is Interpreting Information? You can use maps, charts, and timelines to interpret information. Charts are visual displays of information. They reveal information through mathematical statistics. A timeline is used to show events in chronological order. A map is a drawing created to represent the world or a part of the world's surface. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1

MA.CCRA.L. College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Language

Conventions of Standard English

CCRA.L.1. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Capitalization/Punctuation
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing. Read more...iWorksheets :7Study Guides :1
Grammar
Grammar is the subject which tells how to speak and write correctly. It is a set of rules that define the structure of a language. Here are some grammar rules you should know. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
CCRA.L.2. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Capitalization/Punctuation
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing. Read more...iWorksheets :7Study Guides :1
Syllables/Spelling Patterns
Words can be divided into syllables Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

CCRA.L.4. Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.
Vocabulary
What are Adjectives, Adverbs, Antonyms, Synonyms, and Homographs? An adjective describes a noun or a pronoun. An adverb can tell you how, where, or when something is done. Antonyms are words that mean the opposite of each other. Synonyms are words that have almost the same meaning. Homographs are words that have more than one definition. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Context Clues
Identify the meaning of unknown words by text surrounding word. Read more...iWorksheets :3
Dictionary/Thesaurus/Parts of a Book
Alphabetical order, table of contents, title, author, index, glossary. Read more...iWorksheets :3
Double Negatives and Homophones
Homophones are words that sound the same, but have different spellings and different meanings. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
Decoding Strategies
Decoding means to convert (a coded message) into intelligible language. Read more...iWorksheets :3
Dictionary/Thesaurus
Alphabetical order, table of contents, title, author, index, glossary Read more...iWorksheets :3
Context Clues
Context cluesare hints found in a text that may help to figure out the meaning of a difficult word. A context clue might be in the same sentence, the sentence before, or the sentence after the difficult word. Read more...iWorksheets :6Study Guides :1
Context Clues
What are Context Clues? When you are reading, you will come to words you do not know. You can learn the meaning of those words by looking for the clues in the sentence around that word. The clues will help you understand the meaning of the new word even if you cannot pronounce it. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Homophones
What are Homophones? Homophones are words that sound exactly alike but are spelled differently and have different meanings. They are sometimes called homonyms. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
CCRA.L.5. Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Literary Devices
Literary Devices refers to the typical structures used by writers in their works to convey his or her messages in a simple manner to the readers. Literary Devices are Metaphor, Simile, Hyperbole, Personification, Analogy, Euphemism, Allegory etc... Read more...iWorksheets :3
CCRA.L.6. Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge.
Content Vocabulary
Spelling in content areas including Math, Social Studies, Science, Technology, Art, and Music. Read more...iWorksheets :3
Content Area Vocabulary
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to grade 4 topic or subject area. Read more...iWorksheets :3

MA.RL.3. Grade 3 Reading Standards for Literature [RL]

Key Ideas and Details

RL.3.2. Retell stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in a text.
Literary Genres
Literary genre is the grownup way of saying different kinds of writing. The word genre is pronounced zhan rah. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Genre
Historical fiction, Science fiction, biography, autobiography, folktale, fairy tale, and poetry. Read more...iWorksheets :3
Theme of Writing
Recognize theme or message of writing. Read more...iWorksheets :3
Supporting Details
Supporting details support the main idea of a text. Supporting details tell you more about the main idea of the text. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Summarizing
When you summarize you take a large selection of text and condense it to just the main facts or ideas. A summary is significantly shorter than the actual text. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Main Idea/Supporting Details
Main idea, supporting details, and irrelevant details. Read more...iWorksheets :3
RL.3.3. Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
Elements of Fiction
A character is a person in a story, novel, or play.
The setting in a story is where the story takes place.
The plot of a story is what goes on in the story. It's a series of events that gives story a meaning.
All of the above are elements of a fiction. Read more...
iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
Literary Elements
Identify and interpret plot, character, setting, events, character motivations and actions. Read more...iWorksheets :3
Theme of Writing
Recognize theme or message of writing. Read more...iWorksheets :3
Story Elements
What are the Elements of a Story? Story elements are plot, setting, and characters. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1

Craft and Structure

RL.3.4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from figurative language. (See grade 3 Language Standards 4–6 on applying knowledge of vocabulary to reading.)
Literary Devices
Literary Devices refers to the typical structures used by writers in their works to convey his or her messages in a simple manner to the readers. Literary Devices are Metaphor, Simile, Hyperbole, Personification, Analogy, Euphemism, Allegory etc... Read more...iWorksheets :3
RL.3.5. Identify common structural elements of fiction (e.g., problem, solution); describe how each successive part of a text builds on earlier sections.
Problem/Solution
The problem of a story is the trouble or difficulty in which the main character of a story find himself or herself.
The solution of a story is the way that the character or characters in the story figure out or solve the problem of the story. Read more...
iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
RL.3.6. Distinguish their own point of view from that of a text’s narrator or those of its characters.
Elements of Fiction
A character is a person in a story, novel, or play.
The setting in a story is where the story takes place.
The plot of a story is what goes on in the story. It's a series of events that gives story a meaning.
All of the above are elements of a fiction. Read more...
iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
Literary Elements
Identify and interpret plot, character, setting, events, character motivations and actions. Read more...iWorksheets :3
Theme of Writing
Recognize theme or message of writing. Read more...iWorksheets :3
Story Elements
What are the Elements of a Story? Story elements are plot, setting, and characters. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

RL.3.7. 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 aspects of a character or setting).
Elements of Fiction
A character is a person in a story, novel, or play.
The setting in a story is where the story takes place.
The plot of a story is what goes on in the story. It's a series of events that gives story a meaning.
All of the above are elements of a fiction. Read more...
iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
Literary Elements
Identify and interpret plot, character, setting, events, character motivations and actions. Read more...iWorksheets :3
Theme of Writing
Recognize theme or message of writing. Read more...iWorksheets :3
Story Elements
What are the Elements of a Story? Story elements are plot, setting, and characters. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
RL.3.9. 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 a series).
Elements of Fiction
A character is a person in a story, novel, or play.
The setting in a story is where the story takes place.
The plot of a story is what goes on in the story. It's a series of events that gives story a meaning.
All of the above are elements of a fiction. Read more...
iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
Main Idea
The main idea is the overall theme of a paragraph or section of a text. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
Literary Elements
Identify and interpret plot, character, setting, events, character motivations and actions. Read more...iWorksheets :3
Theme of Writing
Recognize theme or message of writing. Read more...iWorksheets :3
Story Elements
What are the Elements of a Story? Story elements are plot, setting, and characters. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

RL.3.10. Independently and proficiently read and comprehend literary texts representing a variety of genres, cultures, and perspectives and exhibiting complexity appropriate for at least grade 3.
Literary Genres
Literary genre is the grownup way of saying different kinds of writing. The word genre is pronounced zhan rah. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Genre
A literary genre is a category of literary composition. Genres may be determined by literary technique, tone, content. The five major genres in literature are: Poetry, Drama, Prose, Fiction, Non-Fiction. Genres are often divided into subgenres. Read more...iWorksheets :3

MA.RI.3. Grade 3 Reading Standards for Informational Text [RI]

Key Ideas and Details

RI.3.2. Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
Theme of Writing
Recognize theme or message of writing. Read more...iWorksheets :3
Supporting Details
Supporting details support the main idea of a text. Supporting details tell you more about the main idea of the text. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Summarizing
When you summarize you take a large selection of text and condense it to just the main facts or ideas. A summary is significantly shorter than the actual text. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Main Idea/Supporting Details
Main idea, supporting details, and irrelevant details. Read more...iWorksheets :3
RI.3.3. Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, mathematical ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.
Literary Genres
Literary genre is the grownup way of saying different kinds of writing. The word genre is pronounced zhan rah. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Content Vocabulary
Spelling in content areas including Math, Social Studies, Science, Technology, Art, and Music. Read more...iWorksheets :3
Written Directions
Read and understand written directions. Read more...iWorksheets :3
Genre
Historical fiction, Science fiction, biography, autobiography, folktale, fairy tale, and poetry. Read more...iWorksheets :3
Sequential Order
Sequential order is the order in which events really happened---real-life order Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
Cause/Effect
An action that results in something else happening is called the cause. The result of an action is called the effect. In real-life order, the cause happens first. Read more...iWorksheets :6Study Guides :1
Science Vocabulary
Spelling and vocabulary words for second grade science Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Cause/Effect, Fact/Opinion
What is Cause & Effect? A cause always has an effect. There is a reason why something happens. An effect happens as a result of a cause. Something happens for a reason. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Mathematics Vocabulary
Words associated with addition, subtraction, comparing, money, fractions, and geometry. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Genre
A literary genre is a category of literary composition. Genres may be determined by literary technique, tone, content. The five major genres in literature are: Poetry, Drama, Prose, Fiction, Non-Fiction. Genres are often divided into subgenres. Read more...iWorksheets :3
Beginning, Middle, and End
Why Do We Need to Learn about Beginning, Middle and End? When you read a good story, you enjoy it if it was written well. To write well, you should follow the rules of beginning, middle, and end to make it a good story. The writing process helps you have a good beginning, middle, and end. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1

Craft and Structure

RI.3.4. Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area. (See grade 3 Language Standards 4–6 on applying knowledge of vocabulary to reading.)
Content Vocabulary
Spelling in content areas including Math, Social Studies, Science, Technology, Art, and Music. Read more...iWorksheets :3
Content Area Vocabulary
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to grade 4 topic or subject area. Read more...iWorksheets :3
RI.3.5. Use text features and search tools (e.g., key words, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently.
Text Features
The title of an article is called a headline. A headline usually tells the main idea of what the article is about. Headlines often grab your attention and make you want to read the article. Read more...iWorksheets :7Study Guides :1

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

RI.3.7. Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words, numbers, and symbols in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur).
Charts/Maps/Graphic Organizers
FreeMaps, charts, graphs, and diagrams are graphics that contain information. Read more...iWorksheets :6Study Guides :1
Main Idea
What is a Main Idea in a Visual Message? Pictures and actions send messages without words. Here are some you should know. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Interpret Information
What is Interpreting Information? You can use maps, charts, and timelines to interpret information. Charts are visual displays of information. They reveal information through mathematical statistics. A timeline is used to show events in chronological order. A map is a drawing created to represent the world or a part of the world's surface. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
RI.3.8. Describe the logical connection between particular sentences and paragraphs in a text (e.g., comparison, cause/effect, first/second/third in a sequence).
Sequential Order
Sequential order is the order in which events really happened---real-life order Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
Beginning, Middle, and End
Why Do We Need to Learn about Beginning, Middle and End? When you read a good story, you enjoy it if it was written well. To write well, you should follow the rules of beginning, middle, and end to make it a good story. The writing process helps you have a good beginning, middle, and end. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

RI.3.10. Independently and proficiently read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, mathematical, and technical texts, exhibiting complexity appropriate for at least grade 3.
Social Studies Vocabulary
Spelling and vocabulary words for Grade Two Social Studies. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Content Vocabulary
Spelling in content areas including Math, Social Studies, Science, Technology, Art, and Music. Read more...iWorksheets :3
Science Vocabulary
Spelling and vocabulary words for second grade science Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Mathematics Vocabulary
Words associated with addition, subtraction, comparing, money, fractions, and geometry. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1

MA.RF.3. Grade 3 Reading Standards for Foundational Skills [RF]

Phonics and Word Recognition

RF.3.3. Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
RF.3.3.a. Identify and know the meaning of the most common prefixes and derivational suffixes.
Word Meaning with Prefixes/Suffixes
Prefixes are letters placed before a root word which change the meaning of the root word. Suffixes are letters placed after the root word which change the meaning of the root word. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Decoding Strategies
Decoding means to convert (a coded message) into intelligible language. Read more...iWorksheets :3
Suffixes
A suffix is a letter or group of letters added to the end of a word to change its meaning. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
Prefixes
A prefix is any letter or group of letters Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
Roots/Prefixes/Suffixes
What are Root Words, Prefixes, and Suffixes? A root word is a word with no prefixes or suffixes added to it. A root word is the basic element, the base, of a word. A prefix is added to the beginning of a root word to form a new word. A suffix is added to the ending of a root word to form a new word. Adding a prefix or suffix to a root word can change the meaning of that root word. Read more...iWorksheets :7Study Guides :1
RF.3.3.b. Decode words with common Latin suffixes.
Word Meaning with Prefixes/Suffixes
Prefixes are letters placed before a root word which change the meaning of the root word. Suffixes are letters placed after the root word which change the meaning of the root word. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Decoding Strategies
Decoding means to convert (a coded message) into intelligible language. Read more...iWorksheets :3
Suffixes
A suffix is a letter or group of letters added to the end of a word to change its meaning. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
Roots/Prefixes/Suffixes
What are Root Words, Prefixes, and Suffixes? A root word is a word with no prefixes or suffixes added to it. A root word is the basic element, the base, of a word. A prefix is added to the beginning of a root word to form a new word. A suffix is added to the ending of a root word to form a new word. Adding a prefix or suffix to a root word can change the meaning of that root word. Read more...iWorksheets :7Study Guides :1
RF.3.3.c. Decode multisyllable words.
Phonics
Phonics is a method of teaching people to read by correlating sounds with symbols in an alphabetic writing system. Read more...iWorksheets :3
RF.3.3.d. Read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words.
Frequently Misspelled Words
Words that are often misspelled and some hints to help you spell them. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1

Fluency

RF.3.4. Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
RF.3.4.b. Read grade-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.
Genre
Historical fiction, Science fiction, biography, autobiography, folktale, fairy tale, and poetry. Read more...iWorksheets :3
Genre
A literary genre is a category of literary composition. Genres may be determined by literary technique, tone, content. The five major genres in literature are: Poetry, Drama, Prose, Fiction, Non-Fiction. Genres are often divided into subgenres. Read more...iWorksheets :3
RF.3.4.c. Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.
Vocabulary
What are Adjectives, Adverbs, Antonyms, Synonyms, and Homographs? An adjective describes a noun or a pronoun. An adverb can tell you how, where, or when something is done. Antonyms are words that mean the opposite of each other. Synonyms are words that have almost the same meaning. Homographs are words that have more than one definition. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Context Clues
Identify the meaning of unknown words by text surrounding word. Read more...iWorksheets :3
Decoding Strategies
Decoding means to convert (a coded message) into intelligible language. Read more...iWorksheets :3
Context Clues
Context cluesare hints found in a text that may help to figure out the meaning of a difficult word. A context clue might be in the same sentence, the sentence before, or the sentence after the difficult word. Read more...iWorksheets :6Study Guides :1
Context Clues
What are Context Clues? When you are reading, you will come to words you do not know. You can learn the meaning of those words by looking for the clues in the sentence around that word. The clues will help you understand the meaning of the new word even if you cannot pronounce it. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1

MA.W.3. Grade 3 Writing Standards [W]

Text Types and Purposes

W.3.1. Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting an opinion with reasons.
W.3.1.a. Introduce the topic or text they are writing about, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure that lists reasons.
Vivid Language in Writing
A topic sentence supports or develops the theme or main idea of a paragraph. Read more...iWorksheets :6Study Guides :1
W.3.1.b. Provide reasons that support the opinion.
Vivid Language in Writing
A topic sentence supports or develops the theme or main idea of a paragraph. Read more...iWorksheets :6Study Guides :1
W.3.1.c. Use linking words and phrases (e.g., because, therefore, since, for example) to connect opinion and reasons.
Vivid Language in Writing
A topic sentence supports or develops the theme or main idea of a paragraph. Read more...iWorksheets :6Study Guides :1
W.3.1.d. Provide a concluding statement or section.
Vivid Language in Writing
A topic sentence supports or develops the theme or main idea of a paragraph. Read more...iWorksheets :6Study Guides :1
W.3.2. Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
W.3.2.b. Develop the topic with facts, definitions, and details.
Vivid Language in Writing
A topic sentence supports or develops the theme or main idea of a paragraph. Read more...iWorksheets :6Study Guides :1
W.3.2.c. Use linking words and phrases (e.g., also, another, and, more, but) to connect ideas within categories of information.
Vivid Language in Writing
A topic sentence supports or develops the theme or main idea of a paragraph. Read more...iWorksheets :6Study Guides :1
W.3.2.d. Provide a concluding statement or section.
Vivid Language in Writing
A topic sentence supports or develops the theme or main idea of a paragraph. Read more...iWorksheets :6Study Guides :1
W.3.3. Write narratives in prose or poem form to develop experiences or events using effective literary techniques, descriptive details, and clear sequences.
W.3.3.b. Use dialogue and descriptions of actions, thoughts, and feelings to develop experiences or events or show responses to situations.
Literary Devices
Literary Devices refers to the typical structures used by writers in their works to convey his or her messages in a simple manner to the readers. Literary Devices are Metaphor, Simile, Hyperbole, Personification, Analogy, Euphemism, Allegory etc... Read more...iWorksheets :3
W.3.3.d. Use temporal words and phrases to signal order where appropriate.
Vivid Language in Writing
A topic sentence supports or develops the theme or main idea of a paragraph. Read more...iWorksheets :6Study Guides :1

Production and Distribution of Writing

W.3.5. Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing.
W.3.5.a. Demonstrate command of standard English conventions (as described in Language Standards 1–3 up to and including grade 3).
Capitalization/Punctuation
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing. Read more...iWorksheets :7Study Guides :1
Grammar
Grammar is the subject which tells how to speak and write correctly. It is a set of rules that define the structure of a language. Here are some grammar rules you should know. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1

Range of Writing

W.3.10. Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Writing Process
Prewrite, draft, revise, proofread, and edit. Read more...iWorksheets :3

MA.L.3. Grade 3 Language Standards [L]

Conventions of Standard English

L.3.1. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking; retain and further develop language skills learned in previous grades. (See grade 3 Writing Standard 5 and Speaking and Listening Standard 6 on strengthening writing and presentations by applying knowledge of conventions.)
Sentence Structure and Meaning
L.3.1.b. Ensure subject-verb and pronoun-antecedent agreement.
Grammar Skills
Subject-verb and pronoun-antecedent agreement. Read more...iWorksheets :3
Subject/Verb Agreement
Subject/verb agreement and prepositional phrases. Read more...iWorksheets :3
L.3.1.c. Use verbs in the present, past, and future tenses and choose among them depending on the overall meaning of the sentence.
Verb Endings
Verbs may change their spelling according to which tense is being used. Read more...iWorksheets :3
Past Tense (-ed)
Past tense means something happened in the past. It could be many years ago, yesterday, or just a few minutes ago. Verbs change in special ways to show past tense. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
L.3.1.e. Form and use comparative and superlative adjectives and adverbs and choose between them depending on what is to be modified and the overall meaning of the sentence.
Grammar
Grammar is the subject which tells how to speak and write correctly. It is a set of rules that define the structure of a language. Here are some grammar rules you should know. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Vocabulary
What are Adjectives, Adverbs, Antonyms, Synonyms, and Homographs? An adjective describes a noun or a pronoun. An adverb can tell you how, where, or when something is done. Antonyms are words that mean the opposite of each other. Synonyms are words that have almost the same meaning. Homographs are words that have more than one definition. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Adjectives/Adverbs/Particles
What is adverb? An adverb is a word or an expression that modifies or qualifies an adjective, verb, or other adverb or a word group, expressing a relation of place, time, circumstance, manner, cause, degree, level of certainty, answering questions such as how?, in what way?, when?, where?, and to what extent? Read more...iWorksheets :3
Adjectives/Adverbs/Vivid Language
What is an Adjective? An adjective is a word that describes a noun. When an adjective is added to a noun, the sentence becomes more interesting. Read more...iWorksheets :7Study Guides :1
Word Usage
L.3.1.g. Form and use regular and irregular plural nouns and the past tense of regular and irregular verbs.
Nouns
Noun is a word that refers to a person, place, thing, event, substance, or quality Read more...iWorksheets :3
Verb Endings
Verbs may change their spelling according to which tense is being used. Read more...iWorksheets :3
Grammar
Grammar is the subject which tells how to speak and write correctly. It is a set of rules that define the structure of a language. Here are some grammar rules you should know. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Plurals
Regular and irregular plural nouns. Read more...iWorksheets :3
Spelling Words
Why is Spelling Important? It is important to spell words correctly when writing. There are some words that are difficult to learn and to remember how to spell correctly. Homonyms, plurals, and possessive words are often difficult to remember how to spell correctly. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
Plurals
Plurals is the grammatical category in nouns, pronouns, and verbs that refers to more than one thing. Read more...iWorksheets :3
Past Tense (-ed)
Past tense means something happened in the past. It could be many years ago, yesterday, or just a few minutes ago. Verbs change in special ways to show past tense. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Plural Ending -es
Plural endings adding -es for words ending in sh, ch, x, and z. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
L.3.2. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
L.3.2.c. Use commas in addresses.
Capitalization/Punctuation
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing. Read more...iWorksheets :7Study Guides :1
L.3.2.e. Form and use possessives.
Nouns
Noun is a word that refers to a person, place, thing, event, substance, or quality Read more...iWorksheets :3
Grammar
Grammar is the subject which tells how to speak and write correctly. It is a set of rules that define the structure of a language. Here are some grammar rules you should know. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Spelling Words
Why is Spelling Important? It is important to spell words correctly when writing. There are some words that are difficult to learn and to remember how to spell correctly. Homonyms, plurals, and possessive words are often difficult to remember how to spell correctly. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
Nouns
A noun is a word used to identify any of a class of people, places, or things, or to name a particular one of these. Read more...iWorksheets :3
L.3.2.f. Use conventional spelling for high-frequency and other studied words and for adding suffixes to base words (e.g., sitting, smiled, cries, happiness).
Syllables/Spelling Patterns
Words can be divided into syllables Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
L.3.2.h. Use spelling patterns and generalizations (e.g., word families, position-based spellings, syllable patterns, ending rules, meaningful word parts) in writing words.
Syllables/Spelling Patterns
Words can be divided into syllables Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

L.3.4. 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 strategies.
L.3.4.a. Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
Vocabulary
What are Adjectives, Adverbs, Antonyms, Synonyms, and Homographs? An adjective describes a noun or a pronoun. An adverb can tell you how, where, or when something is done. Antonyms are words that mean the opposite of each other. Synonyms are words that have almost the same meaning. Homographs are words that have more than one definition. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Context Clues
Identify the meaning of unknown words by text surrounding word. Read more...iWorksheets :3
Decoding Strategies
Decoding means to convert (a coded message) into intelligible language. Read more...iWorksheets :3
Context Clues
Context cluesare hints found in a text that may help to figure out the meaning of a difficult word. A context clue might be in the same sentence, the sentence before, or the sentence after the difficult word. Read more...iWorksheets :6Study Guides :1
Context Clues
What are Context Clues? When you are reading, you will come to words you do not know. You can learn the meaning of those words by looking for the clues in the sentence around that word. The clues will help you understand the meaning of the new word even if you cannot pronounce it. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
L.3.4.b. Determine the meaning of the new word formed when a known affix is added to a known word (e.g., agreeable/disagreeable, comfortable/uncomfortable, care/careless, heat/preheat).
Root Words/Prefixes/Suffixes
When the ending, or inflection, is taken away from a word, the word that remains is called the root word or base word. Read more...iWorksheets :6Study Guides :1
Decoding Strategies
Decoding means to convert (a coded message) into intelligible language. Read more...iWorksheets :3
Multiple Meaning
Words with multiple meanings are words with more than one meaning. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Root Words
What are Root Words? Root words are sometimes called base words. A root word is the smallest form of a word before it has anything added to it. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Roots/Prefixes/Suffixes
What are Root Words, Prefixes, and Suffixes? A root word is a word with no prefixes or suffixes added to it. A root word is the basic element, the base, of a word. A prefix is added to the beginning of a root word to form a new word. A suffix is added to the ending of a root word to form a new word. Adding a prefix or suffix to a root word can change the meaning of that root word. Read more...iWorksheets :7Study Guides :1
L.3.4.c. Use a known root word as a clue to the meaning of an unknown word with the same root (e.g., company, companion).
Root Words/Prefixes/Suffixes
When the ending, or inflection, is taken away from a word, the word that remains is called the root word or base word. Read more...iWorksheets :6Study Guides :1
Decoding Strategies
Decoding means to convert (a coded message) into intelligible language. Read more...iWorksheets :3
Multiple Meaning
Words with multiple meanings are words with more than one meaning. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Root Words
What are Root Words? Root words are sometimes called base words. A root word is the smallest form of a word before it has anything added to it. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Roots/Prefixes/Suffixes
What are Root Words, Prefixes, and Suffixes? A root word is a word with no prefixes or suffixes added to it. A root word is the basic element, the base, of a word. A prefix is added to the beginning of a root word to form a new word. A suffix is added to the ending of a root word to form a new word. Adding a prefix or suffix to a root word can change the meaning of that root word. Read more...iWorksheets :7Study Guides :1
L.3.4.d. Use glossaries or beginning dictionaries, both print and digital, to determine or clarify the precise meaning of key words and phrases.
Parts of a Book
Books have special parts to help you find information easily. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Dictionary/Thesaurus/Parts of a Book
Alphabetical order, table of contents, title, author, index, glossary. Read more...iWorksheets :3
Dictionary/Thesaurus
Alphabetical order, table of contents, title, author, index, glossary Read more...iWorksheets :3
Parts of a Book
FreeA book often has several parts that make finding information easier for readers. Read more...iWorksheets :8Study Guides :1
L.3.4.e. Recognize and use appropriately abbreviations related to grade-level content or common in everyday life (e.g., N, S, E, W on a map).
Abbreviations
An abbreviation is a shortened form of a longer word. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
Main Idea
What is a Main Idea in a Visual Message? Pictures and actions send messages without words. Here are some you should know. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
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