Oregon Standards 3rd Grade ELA Activities
Printable Third Grade English Language Arts Worksheets and Study Guides.
World HolidaysChristmas Day Punctuation/Capitalization Fifth Grade English Language Arts Alphabetizing First Grade English Language Arts Drawing Conclusions Fifth Grade English Language Arts Main Idea Fourth Grade English Language Arts Text Features Fourth Grade English Language Arts Adjectives/Adverbs/Vivid Language Third Grade English Language Arts
Listen to and Read Literary Text: Listen to text and read text to make connections and respond to a wide variety of literature of varying complexity.
EL.03.LI.01. Listen to text and read text to make connections and respond to a wide variety of significant works of children's literature--including poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and drama--from a variety of cultures and time periods.
Literary Text: Demonstrate General Understanding: Demonstrate general understanding of grade-level literary text.
EL.03.LI.05. Determine significant events from the story.
EL.03.LI.06. Summarize major points from literary text.
Literary Text: Develop an Interpretation: Develop an interpretation of grade-level literary text.
EL.03.LI.07. Determine what characters are like by what they say or do and by how the author or illustrator portrays them.
EL.03.LI.08. Predict probable future outcomes or actions.
EL.03.LI.09. Determine and discuss the underlying theme or author's message in literary text.
EL.03.LI.10. Recognize cause-and-effect relationships in literary text.
Conventions: Capitalization: Demonstrate knowledge of spelling, grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and penmanship across the subject areas.
EL.03.WR.22. Capitalize correctly geographical names, holidays, and special events (We always celebrate Memorial Day by gathering at the Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon).
Conventions: Grammar: Demonstrate knowledge of spelling, grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and penmanship across the subject areas.
EL.03.WR.16. Use subjects and verbs that are in agreement (we are instead of we is).
EL.03.WR.17. Correctly use past (he talked), present (he talks), and future (he will talk) verb tenses.
EL.03.WR.18. Correctly use pronouns (it, him, her), adjectives (yellow flower, three brown dogs), compound nouns (football, snowflakes), and articles (a, an, the).
EL.03.WR.19. Identify and correctly write singular possessive nouns (dog's tail).
Conventions: Punctuation: Demonstrate knowledge of spelling, grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and penmanship across the subject areas.
EL.03.WR.20. Use commas in dates (On June 24, 2003, she'll be nine.), locations (Salem, Oregon) and addresses (421 Coral Way, Miami, FL), and for items in a series (beans, corn, cucumbers, and squash).
EL.03.WR.21. Approximate correct use of quotation marks to show that someone is speaking ("You may go home now," she said).
Conventions: Spelling: Demonstrate knowledge of spelling, grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and penmanship across the subject areas.
EL.03.WR.13. Spell correctly:
EL.03.WR.13.a. One syllable words that have blends (play, blend) or a silent letter (walk)
EL.03.WR.13.b. Contractions (isn't, aren't, can't)
EL.03.WR.13.d. Common spelling patterns (qu-, changing win to winning, and changing the ending of a word from -y to -ies to make a plural such as berry/berries)
EL.03.WR.13.e. Common homophones (words that sound the same but have different spellings, such as hair/hare)
EL.03.WR.14. Spell correctly previously studied words and spelling patterns in own writing.
EL.03.WR.15. Notice when words are not correct, and use a variety of strategies to correct (e.g., word lists, dictionary).
Planning, Evaluation, and Revision: Pre-write, draft, revise, edit, and publish across the subject areas.
EL.03.WR.01. Find ideas for writing stories and descriptions through various sources, including conversations with others, and in books, magazines, textbooks, or on the Internet.
EL.03.WR.02. Discuss ideas for writing, use diagrams and charts to develop ideas, and make a list or notebook of ideas.
EL.03.WR.03. With some guidance, use all aspects of the writing process (e.g., prewriting, drafting, conferencing, revising, editing) in producing compositions and reports.
EL.03.WR.05. With assistance, revise writing for others to read improving the focus and progression of ideas.
EL.03.WR.06. With guidance, proofread one's own writing, as well as that of others, using, for example, an editing checklist or list of rules.
Research Report Writing: Investigate topics of interest and importance across the subject areas, selecting appropriate media sources, using effective research processes, and demonstrating ethical use of resources and materials.
EL.03.WR.29. Understand the structure and organization of various reference materials (e.g., dictionary, thesaurus, atlas, encyclopedia, CD-ROM, and online sources).
Writing Applications: Expository Writing (K-3): Write narrative, expository, and persuasive texts, using a variety of written forms--including journals, essays, short stories, poems, research reports, research papers, business and technical writing--to express ideas appropriate to audience and purpose across the subject areas. Suggested word length: Third Grade, 100 words.
EL.03.WR.25. Write descriptive pieces about people, places, things, or experiences:
EL.03.WR.25.a. Develop a unified main idea.
EL.03.WR.25.b. Use details to support the main idea.
EL.03.WR.26. Write letters, thank-you notes, and invitations:
EL.03.WR.26.a. With assistance, determine the knowledge and interests of the audience and establish a purpose and context.
EL.03.WR.26.b. Include the date, proper salutation, body, closing, and signature.
EL.03.WR.27. Write brief reports:
EL.03.WR.27.a. Include observations and information from two or more sources.
EL.03.WR.28. Write brief responses to literary text:
EL.03.WR.28.b. Include personal response to text supported by reasons.
Writing Applications: Narrative Writing: Write narrative, expository, and persuasive texts, using a variety of written forms--including journals, essays, short stories, poems, research reports, research papers, business and technical writing--to express ideas appropriate to audience and purpose across the subject areas. Suggested word length: Third Grade, 100 words.
EL.03.WR.24. Write narratives:
EL.03.WR.24.b. Include well-chosen details to develop the plot.
Writing: Communicate supported ideas across the subject areas, including relevant examples, facts, anecdotes, and details appropriate to audience and purpose that engage reader interest ; organize information in clear sequence, making connections and transitions among ideas, sentences, and paragraphs ; and use precise words and fluent sentence structures that support meaning.
EL.03.WR.09. Create a single paragraph with a topic sentence, simple supporting facts and details, and a concluding sentence.
EL.03.WR.10. Use vivid adjectives and action verbs.
EL.03.WR.11. Begin to elaborate descriptions and incorporate figurative wording in own writing.
EL.03.WR.12. Write correctly complete sentences of statement, command, question or exclamation.
Decoding and Word Recognition: Analyze words, recognize words, and learn to read grade-level text fluently across the subject areas.
EL.03.RE.03. Know and use more complex word patterns when reading (e.g., -ight) to decode unfamiliar words.
Informational Text: Demonstrate General Understanding: Demonstrate general understanding of grade-level informational text across the subject areas.
EL.03.RE.27. Determine significant information from the text, including problems and solutions.
EL.03.RE.28. Summarize major points from informational text.
Informational Text: Develop an Interpretation: Develop an interpretation of grade-level informational text across the subject areas.
EL.03.RE.29. Recall major points in the text and make predictions about forthcoming information.
EL.03.RE.30. Distinguish cause-and-effect and fact and opinion.
EL.03.RE.32. Ask questions and support answers by connecting prior knowledge with literal information found in, and inferred from, the text.
Informational Text: Examine Content and Structure: Examine content and structure of grade-level informational text across the subject areas.
EL.03.RE.33. Use knowledge of the author's purpose to comprehend informational text.
Listen to and Read Informational and Narrative Text: Listen to, read, and understand a wide variety of informational and narrative text across the subject areas at school and on own, applying comprehension strategies as needed.
EL.03.RE.07. Listen to, read, and understand a wide variety of grade-level informational and narrative (story) text including children's magazines and newspapers, dictionaries, other reference materials, online information, classic and contemporary literature, and poetry.
EL.03.RE.09. Draw upon a variety of comprehension strategies as needed--re-reading, self-correcting, summarizing, class and group discussions, generating and responding to essential questions, making predictions, and comparing information from several sources.
Read to Perform a Task: Find, understand, and use specific information in a variety of texts across the subject areas to perform a task.
EL.03.RE.19. Read written directions, signs, captions, warning labels, and informational books.
EL.03.RE.20. Use titles, tables of contents, chapter headings, illustrations, captions, glossaries, and indexes to locate information in text.
EL.03.RE.21. Interpret information from diagrams, charts, and graphs.
EL.03.RE.22. Follow simple multiple-step written instructions (e.g., how to assemble a product or play a board game).
EL.03.RE.23. Alphabetize a list of words to the third letter.
EL.03.RE.24. Use dictionaries, encyclopedias, CD ROMs, and Internet to locate information.
Vocabulary: Increase word knowledge through systematic vocabulary development; determine the meaning of new words by applying knowledge of word origins, word relationships, and context clues; verify the meaning of new words; and use those new words accurately across the subject areas.
EL.03.RE.12. Understand, learn, and use new vocabulary that is introduced and taught directly through orally-read stories and informational text as well as student-read stories and informational text.
EL.03.RE.13. Develop vocabulary by listening to and discussing both familiar and conceptually challenging selections read aloud.
EL.03.RE.14. Determine the meanings of words using knowledge of antonyms, synonyms, homophones, and homographs.
EL.03.RE.15. Use sentence and word context to find the meaning of unknown words.
EL.03.RE.17. Infer word meanings from taught roots, prefixes (e.g., un-, re-, pre-, bi-, mis-, dis-), and suffixes (e.g., -er, -est, -ful).
EL.03.RE.18. Use a dictionary or glossary to learn the meaning and other features of unknown words.
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