New Mexico Standards 3rd Grade ELA Activities
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NM.I: Reading and listening for comprehension. Students will apply strategies and skills to comprehend information that is read, heard and viewed.
1-A: Listen to, read, react to and retell information:
1-A:1. Interact with text before, during and after reading, listening or viewing to comprehend by:
1-A:1.b. making predictions,
1-A:1.d. locating information for a specific purpose,
1-A:2. Summarize main idea(s) from written or spoken text succinctly.
I-B: Locate and use a variety of resources to acquire information across the curriculum.
I-B:1. Use reference materials (e.g., glossary, dictionary, thesaurus) to confirm decoding skills, verify spelling, discover and extend meaning of words.
I-B:2. Use encyclopedias, dictionaries and electronic resources to gather information.
I-C: Demonstrate critical thinking skills to comprehend written, spoken, and visual information.
I-C:1. Draw conclusions, make generalizations, gather support by referencing the text.
I-D: Acquire reading strategies which include phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension.
I-D:1. Apply phonics and structural analysis to decode words (e.g., less common vowel patterns, syllable breaks).
I-D:2. Apply context clues to decode unknown words.
I-D:3. Use reference materials (e.g., glossary, dictionary, thesaurus) to confirm decoding skills, verify spelling and discover and extend meaning of words.
NM.II: Writing and speaking for expression. Students will communicate effectively through speaking and writing.
II-B: Apply grammatical and language conventions to communicate.
II-B:1. Use correct subject and verb agreement.
II-B:2. Use correct capitalization and punctuation.
II-B:4. Compose two or more paragraphs with: topic sentences, supporting details, appropriate, logical sequence and sufficient elaboration.
II-B:5. Use strategies for spelling (e.g., sound patterns, visual patterns, silent letters).
II-B:8. Write compositions that have few significant errors in use of pronouns, adjectives, adverbial forms and coordinating conjunctions.
II-C: Demonstrate competence in the skills and strategies of the writing process.
II-C:1. Compose a draft that conveys major ideas and maintains focus on the topic by using preliminary plans.
II-C:2. Compose a variety of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama selections using self-selected topics and multimedia forms (e.g., poems, simple narratives, short reports, learning logs, letters, notes, directions, instructions).
II-C:3. Suggest and implement reflection and revision (with assistance) on target elements by:
a. clarifying ideas, adding descriptive words and phrases,
b. sequencing events and ideas,
c. combining short, related sentences, and
d. strengthening word choice.
II-C:4. Begin to incorporate literary words and language patterns in writing (e.g., elaborate descriptions, use figurative wording).
NM.III: Literature and Media. Students will use literature and media to develop an understanding of people, societies and the self.
III-B: Identify and use the types of literature according to their purpose and function.
III-B:1. Read and create a variety of texts, including: fiction (short stories, novels, fantasies, fairy tales and fables), non-fiction (biographies, letters, articles, essays), poetry and drama (skits and plays).
III-B:2. Respond to fiction, non-fiction, poetry and drama using interpretive, critical and evaluative processes by:
III-B:2.a. considering the differences among genres,
III-B:2.c. considering the main character's point of view; participating in creative interpretations; and
III-B:2.d. making inferences and drawing conclusions about characters and events.
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