Rhode Island Standards for Third Grade English Language Arts

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
Author/Title of Well Known Literature
Authors and titles of well known literature as well as other background knowledge. Read more...iWorksheets: 3
Charts/Maps/Graphic Organizers
FreeMaps, charts, graphs, and diagrams are graphics that contain information. Read more...iWorksheets: 6Study 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
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
Grammar Skills
Subject-verb and pronoun-antecedent agreement. Read more...iWorksheets: 3
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
Nouns
Noun is a word that refers to a person, place, thing, event, substance, or quality Read more...iWorksheets: 3
Phonics
Phonics is a method of teaching people to read by correlating sounds with symbols in an alphabetic writing system. Read more...iWorksheets: 3
Plurals
Regular and irregular plural nouns. 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
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
Verb Endings
Verbs may change their spelling according to which tense is being used. Read more...iWorksheets: 3
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

RI.R-3-1. NECAP (Reading) - Grade Level Expectation: Word Identification Skills and Strategies: Applies word identification/decoding strategies by:

R-3-1.1. Identifying multi-syllabic words, by using knowledge of sounds, syllable types, or word patterns (including prefixes, suffixes, or variant spellings for consonants or vowels, e.g., bought) (State)

Text Feature Meaning
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Word Meaning with Prefixes/Suffixes
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Decoding Strategies
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Syllables/Spelling Patterns
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Suffixes
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Prefixes
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Syllables
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Roots/Prefixes/Suffixes
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R-3-1.2. Reading regularly spelled multi-syllabic words by using knowledge of sounds, syllable types, or word patterns (Local)

Decoding Strategies
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Syllables/Spelling Patterns
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Syllables
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R-3-1.4. Reading grade- appropriate, high-frequency words (including irregularly spelled words) (Local)

High Frequency Words I
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High Frequency Words II
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Sight Words II
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High Frequency Words I
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High Frequency Words II
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Sight Words IV
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Sight Words III
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Mathematics Vocabulary
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Sight Words I
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Frequently Misspelled Words
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High Frequency Words II
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High Frequency Words I
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RI.R-3-11. NECAP (Reading) - Grade Level Expectation: Reading Fluency and Accuracy: Reads grade-level appropriate material with:

R-3-11.3. Fluency: reading familiar text with phrasing and expression, and with attention to text features, such as punctuation, italics, and dialogue (Local)

Coherent Paragraphs
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RI.R-3-12. NECAP (Reading) - Grade Level Expectation: Reading Strategies: Strategies for Monitoring and Adjusting Reading: All students need ongoing opportunities to apply and practice reading strategies with many different types of texts. Demonstrates ability to monitor comprehension and strategy use for different types of texts and purposes by:

R-3-12.1. Using a range of self-monitoring and self-correction approaches (e.g., predicting upcoming text, monitoring, adjusting and confirming, through use of print, syntax/language structure, semantics/meaning, or other context cues) (Local)

Drawing Conclusions
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Text Feature Meaning
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Inferences
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Vocabulary
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Context Clues
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Decoding Strategies
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Context Clues
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Context Clues
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Predicting Endings
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Predictions
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RI.R-3-15. NECAP (Reading) - Grade Level Expectation: Breadth of Reading: Reading for Research Across Content Areas: Research by reading multiple sources (including print and non-print texts) to report information by:

R-3-15.4. Using evidence to support conclusions (Local)

Drawing Conclusions
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Inferences
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Literal/Inferential/Evaluative
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Precictions/Conclusions/Inferences
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Supporting Details
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Main Idea/Supporting Details
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Inference
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RI.R-3-2. NECAP (Reading) - Grade Level Expectation: Vocabulary: Vocabulary Strategies: Students identify the meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary by:

R-3-2.1. Using strategies to unlock meaning (e.g., knowledge of word structure, including prefixes/suffixes and base words, such as 'un-covered;' or context clues; or other resources, such as dictionaries, glossaries; or prior knowledge) (State)

Text Feature Meaning
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Inferences
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Root Words/Prefixes/Suffixes
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Word Meaning with Prefixes/Suffixes
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Vocabulary
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Context Clues
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Dictionary/Thesaurus/Parts of a Book
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Decoding Strategies
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Multiple Meaning
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Dictionary/Thesaurus
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Context Clues
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Suffixes
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Prefixes
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Context Clues
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Root Words
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Roots/Prefixes/Suffixes
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RI.R-3-3. NECAP (Reading) - Grade Level Expectation: Vocabulary: Breadth of Vocabulary: Shows breadth of vocabulary knowledge through demonstrating understanding of word meanings or relationships by:

R-3-3.1. Identifying synonyms, antonyms, or homonyms/homophones; or categorizing words (State)

Grammar
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Vocabulary
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Spelling
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Double Negatives and Homophones
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Synonyms/Antonyms
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Synonyms
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Antonyms
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Homophones
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R-3-3.2. Selecting appropriate words to use in context, including content specific vocabulary (e.g., predator/prey), or words with multiple meanings) (State)

Text Feature Meaning
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Inferences
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Vocabulary
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Content Vocabulary
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Context Clues
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Decoding Strategies
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Context Clues
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Context Clues
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Content Area Vocabulary
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RI.R-3-4. NECAP (Reading) - Grade Level Expectation: Literary Texts: Initial Understanding of literary Texts: All students need ongoing opportunities to apply and practice reading strategies with many different types of literary texts. Recognizing a variety of literary texts and their characteristics will help students in meeting grade level expectations described in the NECAP GLEs. Demonstrate initial understanding of elements of literary texts by:

R-3-4.1. Identifying or describing character(s), setting, problem/solution, major events, or plot, as appropriate to text (State)

Elements of Fiction
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Problem/Solution
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Literary Elements
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Theme of Writing
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Story Elements
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R-3-4.2. Paraphrasing or summarizing key ideas/plot, with events sequenced, as appropriate to text (State)

Sequential Order
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Beginning, Middle, and End
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R-3-4.4. Identifying the characteristics of a variety of types of text (e.g., literary texts: poetry, plays, fairytales, fantasy, fables, tall tales, or realistic fiction) (Local)

Literary Genres
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Literary Genres
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Genre
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Genre
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R-3-4.5. Identifying literary devices as appropriate to genre: rhyme, alliteration, dialogue, or description (Local)

Literary Genres
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Poetic Devices
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RI.R-3-5. NECAP (Reading) - Grade Level Expectation: Literary Texts: Analysis and Interpretation of Literary Text, Citing Evidence: All students need ongoing opportunities to apply and practice reading strategies with many different types of literary texts. Recognizing a variety of literary texts and their characteristics will help students in meeting grade level expectations described in the NECAP GLEs. Analyze and interpret elements of literary texts, citing evidence where appropriate by:

R-3-5.1. Making logical predictions (State)

Drawing Conclusions
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Inferences
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Predicting Endings
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Predictions
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R-3-5.2. Describing main characters' physical characteristics or personality traits; or providing examples of thoughts, words or actions that reveal characters' personality traits (State)

Elements of Fiction
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Literary Elements
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Theme of Writing
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Supporting Details
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Main Idea/Supporting Details
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Story Elements
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R-3-5.3. Making basic inferences about problem, conflict, or solution (e.g., cause-effect relationships) (State)

Drawing Conclusions
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Inferences
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Literal/Inferential/Evaluative
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Precictions/Conclusions/Inferences
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Inference
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R-3-5.5. Identifying the author's basic message (State)

Author's Purpose
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R-3-5.6. Identifying possible motives of characters (Local)

Elements of Fiction
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Literary Elements
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Theme of Writing
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Story Elements
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R-3-5.7. Recognizing explicitly stated causes or effects (Local)

Cause/Effect
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Cause/Effect, Fact/Opinion
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RI.R-3-7. NECAP (Reading) - Grade Level Expectation: Informational Texts: Initial Understanding of Informational Text: All students need ongoing opportunities to apply and practice reading strategies with many different types of informational texts (expository and practical texts). Recognizing a variety of informational texts and their characteristics will help students in meeting grade level expectations described in the NECAP GLEs. Demonstrate initial understanding of informational texts (expository and practical texts) by:

R-3-7.1. Obtaining information from text features (e.g., table of contents, glossary, basic transition words, bold or italicized text, headings, graphic organizers, charts, graphs, or illustrations) (State)

Text Feature Meaning
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Text Features
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R-3-7.2. Using information from the text to answer questions related to explicitly stated main/central ideas or details (State)

Theme of Writing
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Supporting Details
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Main Idea/Supporting Details
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R-3-7.3. Organizing information to show understanding (e.g., representing main/central ideas or details within text through charting or mapping) (State)

Theme of Writing
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Supporting Details
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Main Idea/Supporting Details
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R-3-7.5. Identifying the characteristics of a variety of types of text (e.g., reference: dictionaries, glossaries, children's magazines, content trade books, textbooks, children's newspapers; and practical/functional texts: book orders, procedures, instructions, announcements, invitations) (Local)

Text Feature Meaning
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Literary Genres
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Literary Genres
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Written Directions
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Dictionary/Thesaurus/Parts of a Book
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Dictionary/Thesaurus
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Text Features
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Genre
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RI.R-3-8. NECAP (Reading) - Grade Level Expectation: Informational Texts: Analysis and Interpretation of informational Texts, Citing Evidence: All students need ongoing opportunities to apply and practice reading strategies with many different types of informational texts (expository and practical texts). Recognizing a variety of informational texts and their characteristics will help students in meeting grade level expectations described in the NECAP GLEs. Analyze and interpret informational texts, citing evidence where appropriate by:

R-3-8.2. Recognizing generalizations about text (e.g., identifying appropriate titles, assertions, or controlling ideas) (State)

Theme of Writing
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Supporting Details
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Main Idea/Supporting Details
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R-3-8.3. Making basic inferences, drawing basic conclusions, or forming judgments/opinions about central ideas that are relevant (State)

Drawing Conclusions
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Inferences
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Literal/Inferential/Evaluative
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Precictions/Conclusions/Inferences
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Inference
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R-3-8.4. Distinguishing fact from opinion (State)

Fact/Fiction/Opinion
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Cause/Effect, Fact/Opinion
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R-3-8.5. Making inferences about causes or effects (State)

Drawing Conclusions
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Inferences
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Cause/Effect
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Literal/Inferential/Evaluative
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Precictions/Conclusions/Inferences
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Cause/Effect, Fact/Opinion
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Inference
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RI.W-3-11. NECAP (Writing) - Grade Level Expectation: Habit of Writing: Writing Extensively: Demonstrates the habit of writing extensively by:

W-3-11.3. Generating topics for writing (Local)

Writing Process
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RI.W-3-2. NECAP (Writing) - Grade Level Expectation: Reading-Writing Connection: Writing in Response to Literary or Informational Text- Showing Understanding of Ideas in Text In response to literary or informational text, students show understanding of plot/ideas/concepts by:

W-3-2.2. Selecting ideas that support the development of a summary (Local)

Writing Elements
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Vivid Language in Writing
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RI.W-3-3. NECAP (Writing) - Grade Level Expectation: Reading-Writing Connection: Writing in Response to Literary or Informational Text- Making Analytical Judgments about Text: In response to literary or informational text, students make and support analytical judgments about text by:

W-3-3.2. Making inferences about content, events, characters, or setting (Local)

Drawing Conclusions
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Inferences
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Literal/Inferential/Evaluative
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Precictions/Conclusions/Inferences
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Inference
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W-3-3.3. Using details or references to text to support focus (Note: support may include prior knowledge) (Local)

Writing Elements
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Vivid Language in Writing
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W-3-3.4. Organizing ideas, using basic transition words (e.g., first, next, then, finally) and having a concluding statement (Local)

Writing Elements
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Vivid Language in Writing
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RI.W-3-4. NECAP (Writing) - Grade Level Expectation: Expressive Writing: Narratives- Creating a Story Line: In written narratives, students organize and relate a story line/plot/series of events by:

W-3-4.3. Using basic transition words, when appropriate (Local)

Writing Elements
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Vivid Language in Writing
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RI.W-3-5. NECAP (Writing) - Grade Level Expectation: Expressive Writing: Narratives- Applying Narrative Strategies: Students demonstrate use of narrative strategies by:

W-3-5.1. Using details (Local)

Writing Elements
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Vivid Language in Writing
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RI.W-3-6. NECAP (Writing) - Grade Level Expectation: Informational Writing: Reports, Procedures, or Persuasive Writing- Organizing Information: In informational writing (reports or procedures), students organize ideas/concepts by:

W-3-6.2. Selecting appropriate facts to set context/background (Local)

Writing Elements
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Vivid Language in Writing
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W-3-6.3a. Using basic transition words, when appropriate (Local)

Writing Elements
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Vivid Language in Writing
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RI.W-3-8. NECAP (Writing) - Grade Level Expectation: Informational Writing: Reports, Procedures, or Persuasive Writing- Using Elaboration Strategies: In informational writing (reports and procedures only), students demonstrate use of a range of elaboration strategies by:

W-3-8.1. Including details/information relevant to topic and/or focus (Local)

Writing Elements
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Vivid Language in Writing
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W-3-8.2. Including sufficient details for appropriate depth of information: naming, describing, explaining, comparing, use of visual images (Local)

Writing Elements
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Vivid Language in Writing
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RI.W-3-9. NECAP (Writing) - Grade Level Expectation: Writing Conventions: Applying Rules of Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics: In independent writing, students demonstrate command of appropriate English conventions by:

W-3-9.2. Using capital letters for the beginning of sentences and names (Local)

Capitalization/Punctuation
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W-3-9.4. Using end punctuation correctly in simple sentences (i.e., period, question mark, exclamation point) (Local)

Capitalization/Punctuation
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W-3-9.5. Correctly spelling grade-appropriate, high-frequency words and using within-word patterns to correct spelling (Local)

Syllables/Spelling Patterns
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