Pennsylvania Standards 3rd Grade ELA Activities
Printable Third Grade English Language Arts Worksheets and Study Guides.
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PA.1. Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening
1.1. Reading Independently: Students apply a wide range of strategies.
1.1.3.A. Identify the author’s purpose and type, using grade level text.
1.1.3.B. Use knowledge of phonics, word recognition (e.g., root words, prefixes, suffixes, and syllabication), and context clues to decode and understand new words during reading.
1.1.3.C. Use meaning and knowledge of words (e.g., synonyms, antonyms) across content areas to develop a reading vocabulary.
1.1.3.D. Demonstrate comprehension / understanding before reading, during reading, and after reading on grade level texts through strategies such as retelling, summarizing, note taking, connecting to prior knowledge, supporting assertions about text with evidence from text, and nonlinguistic representations.
1.2. Reading, Analyzing and Interpreting Text: Students read, understand, and respond to informational text.
1.2.3.B. Differentiate fact from opinion within a text.
1.2.3.C. Distinguish between essential and nonessential information within and across a variety of texts, identifying exaggeration (bias) where present.
1.2.3.D. Make inferences from text when studying a topic (e.g., science, social studies) and draw conclusions, citing evidence from the text to support answers.
1.3. Reading, Analyzing, and Interpreting Literature - Fiction and Non-Fiction: Students read and respond to works of literature.
1.3.3.B. Recognize and identify different types of genres such as poetry, drama, and fiction.
1.3.3.C. Identify literary elements (characters, setting, and plot) in selected readings .
1.3.3.D. Identify literary devices in selected readings (e.g., personification, simile, alliteration).
1.4. Types of Writing: Students write for different purposes and audiences.
1.4.3.A. Write poems and stories.
1.4.3.A.1. Include detailed descriptions of people, places, and things.
1.4.3.B. Write informational pieces using illustrations when relevant (e.g., descriptions, letters, reports, instructions).
1.5. Quality of Writing: Students write clear and focused text to convey a well-defined perspective and appropriate content.
1.5.3.B. Develop content appropriate for the topic.
1.5.3.B.2. Write a series of related sentences or paragraphs with one central idea.
1.5.3.D. Write, developing an awareness of style, using a variety of sentence structures, adjectives, precise nouns, and action verbs.
1.5.3.E. Revise writing to improve detail and order by identifying missing information and determining whether ideas follow logically.
1.5.3.F. Use grade appropriate conventions of language when writing and editing.
1.5.3.F.1. Spell common, frequently used words correctly.
1.5.3.F.2. Use capital letters correctly.
1.5.3.F.3. Punctuate correctly.
1.5.3.F.4. Use correct grammar and sentence formation.
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