Third Grade Language Arts A
The third grade language arts curriculum is centered around units of study that continue to develop skills in vocabulary, comprehension, and writing. Students are actively participating in the process of reading, writing, speaking and listening. There are ample opportunities for reading and responding in a large group, small groups, or independently. Children practice comprehension strategies that include: retelling, identifying the main idea, questioning, reading for specific detail, etc. Children learn to listen to and retell stories and through reading are encouraged to form ideas, opinions and feelings about writing. Within the structure of writing workshop students learn to build habits and develop strategies that proficient writers use on a daily basis. Children are encouraged to express their ideas in written form, utilizing the writing process. Students learn about the crafting techniques that are common to narrative, informative, and opinion writing. They further develop and strengthen their writing by cycling through the process of planning, revising, editing, and publicly sharing their opinions with a real audience. Grammar, usage, mechanics and spelling and language usage are introduced and practiced within the context of daily writing activities. Children read and write in a variety of genres and curriculum areas.
|Course Title (District):||Third Grade Language Arts A|
|Course Title (NCES SCED) :||Language Arts (grade 3)|
|Course Provider :||Novi Community School District|
|Content Provided By :||Novi Community School District|
|Online Instructor Provided By :||Novi Community School District|
|Standards Addressed :|
|Academic Terms :||Semester|
|NCES SCED Code :||
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|Email :||[email protected]|
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Additional Course Information:
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- Phone: 248-675-3159
- RL.3.1 Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
- RL.3.2 Recount 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 the text.
- 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.
- RL.3.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.
- RL.3.5 Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.
- RL.3.6 Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.
- 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)
- RL.3.8 (RL.3.8 not applicable to literature)
- 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)
- RL.3.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 2-3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
- RF.3.3 Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
- RF.3.3a Identify and know the meaning of the most common prefixes and derivational suffixes.
- RF.3.3b Decode words with common Latin suffixes.
- RF.3.3c Decode multisyllable words.
- RF.3.3d Read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words.
- RF.3.4 Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
- RF.3.4a Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.
- RF.3.4b Read grade-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.
- RF.3.4c Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.
- W.3.1 Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.
- W.3.1a Introduce the topic or text they are writing about, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure that lists reasons.
- W.3.1b Provide reasons that support the opinion.
- W.3.1c Use linking words and phrases (e.g., because, therefore, since, for example) to connect opinion and reasons.
- W.3.1d Provide a concluding statement or section.
- W.3.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
- W.3.2a Introduce a topic and group related information together; include illustrations when useful to aiding comprehension.
- W.3.2b Develop the topic with facts, definitions, and details.
- W.3.2c Use linking words and phrases (e.g., also, another, and, more, but) to connect ideas within categories of information.
- W.3.2d Provide a concluding statement or section.
- W.3.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
- W.3.3a Establish a situation and introduce a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally.
- W.3.3b Use dialogue and descriptions of actions, thoughts, and feelings to develop experiences and events or show the response of characters to situations.
- W.3.3c Use temporal words and phrases to signal event order.
- W.3.3d Provide a sense of closure.
- W.3.4 With guidance and support from adults, produce writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task and purpose.
- W.3.5 With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards 1-3 up to and including grade 3 here.)
- W.3.6 With guidance and support from adults, use technology to produce and publish writing (using keyboarding skills) as well as to interact and collaborate with others.
- W.3.7 Conduct short research projects that build knowledge about a topic.
- W.3.8 Recall information from experiences or gather information from print and digital sources; take brief notes on sources and sort evidence into provided categories.
- 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.
- RI.3.1 Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
- RI.3.2 Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
- RI.3.3 Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time,sequence and cause/effect.
- 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.
- RI.3.5 Use text features and search tools (e.g., key words, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently.
- RI.3.6 Distinguish their own point of view from that of the author of a text.
- RI.3.7 Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur).
- 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).
- RI.3.9 Compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic.
- RI.3.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 2-3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
- L.3.1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and
- usage when writing or speaking.
- L.3.1a Explain the function of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs in general and their functions in particular sentences.
- L.3.1b Form and use regular and irregular plural nouns.
- L.3.1c Use abstract nouns (e.g., childhood).
- L.3.1d Form and use regular and irregular verbs.
- L.3.1e Form and use the simple (e.g., I walked; I walk; I will walk) verb tenses.
- L.3.1f Ensure subject-verb and pronoun-antecedent agreement.
- L.3.1g Form and use comparative and superlative adjectives and adverbs, and choose between them depending on what is to be modified.
- L.3.1h Use coordinating and subordinating conjunctions.
- L.3.1i Produce simple, compound, and complex sentences.
- L.3.2 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
- L.3.2a Capitalize appropriate words in titles.
- L.3.2b Use commas in addresses.
- L.3.2c Use commas and quotation marks in dialogue.
- L.3.2d Form and use possessives.
- L.3.2e Use conventional spelling for high-frequency and other studied words and for adding suffixes to base words (e.g., sitting, smiled, cries, happiness).
- L.3.2f Use spelling patterns and generalizations (e.g., word families, position-based spellings, syllable patterns, ending rules, meaningful word parts) in writing words.
- L.3.2g Consult reference materials, including beginning dictionaries, as needed to check and correct spellings.
- L.3.3 Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
- L.3.3a Choose words and phrases for effect.
- L.3.3b Recognize and observe differences between the conventions of spoken and written standard English.
- L.3.4 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning word and phrases based on grade 3 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
- L.3.4a Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
- L.3.4b 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).
- L.3.4c Use a known root word as a clue to the meaning of an unknown word with the same root (e.g., company, companion).
- L.3.4d Use glossaries or beginning dictionaries, both print and digital, to determine or clarify the precise meaning of key words and phrases.
- L.3.5 Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships and nuances in word meanings.
- L.3.5a Distinguish the literal and nonliteral meanings of words and phrases in context
- L.3.5b Identify real-life connections between words and their use
- L.3.5c Distinguish shades of meaning among related words that describe states of mind or degrees of certainty (e.g., knew, believed, suspected, heard, wondered).
- L.3.6 Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate conversational, general academic, and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal spatial and temporal relationships.
- A device with camera and microphone enabled
- Access to Google Chrome
- Access to web based learning management platform
Key Ideas and Details
READING: FOUNDATIONAL SKILLS
Phonics and Word Recognition
Text Types and Purposes
Production and Distribution of Writing
READING: INFORMATIONAL TEXT
Key Ideas and Details
Conventions of Standard English
NSQ National Standards for Quality Online Courses
|A1. A course overview and syllabus are included in the online course||Fully Met|
|A2. Minimum computer skills and digital literacy skills expected of the learner are clearly stated.*||Fully Met|
|A3. The instructor’s biographical information and information on how to communicate with the instructor are provided to learners and other stakeholders.||Fully Met|
|A4. Learner expectations and policies are clearly stated and readily accessible within the introductory material of the course.||Fully Met|
|A5. Minimum technology requirements for the course are clearly stated, and information on how to obtain the technologies is provided.*||Fully Met|
|A6. Grading policies and practices are clearly defined in accordance with course content learning expectations.||Fully Met|
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|A8. Learners are offered an orientation prior to the start of the online course.||Fully Met|
|B1. The online course objectives or competencies are measurable and clearly state what the learner will be able to demonstrate as a result of successfully completing the course.*||Fully Met|
|B2. The online course expectations are consistent with course-level objectives or competencies, are representative of the structure of the course, and are clearly stated.||Fully Met|
|B3. The online course content is aligned with accepted state and/or other accepted content standards, where applicable.*||Fully Met|
|B4. Digital literacy and communication skills are incorporated and taught as an integral part of the curriculum.*||Fully Met|
|B5. Supplemental learning resources and related instructional materials are available to support and enrich learning and are aligned to the specific content being delivered.*||Fully Met|
|B6. The online course content and supporting materials reflect a culturally diverse perspective that is free of bias.*||Fully Met|
|B7. The online course materials (e.g., textbooks, primary source documents, OER) that support course content standards are accurate and current.||Fully Met|
|B8. The online course is free of adult content and avoids unnecessary advertisements.*||Fully Met|
|B9. Copyright and licensing status for any third-party content is appropriately cited and easily found.||Fully Met|
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|C1. The online course design includes activities that guide learners toward promoting ownership of their learning and self-monitoring.||Fully Met|
|C2. The online course’s content and learning activities promote the achievement of the stated learning objectives or competencies.||Fully Met|
|C3. The online course is organized by units and lessons that fall into a logical sequence.||Fully Met|
|C4. The online course content is appropriate to the reading level of the intended learners.*||Fully Met|
|C5. The online course design includes introductory assignments or activities to engage learners within the first week of the course.||Fully Met|
|C6. The online course provides learners with multiple learning paths as appropriate, based on learner needs, that engage learners in a variety of ways.||Fully Met|
|C7. The online course provides regular opportunities for learner-learner interaction.||Fully Met|
|C8. The online course design provides opportunities for learner-instructor interaction, including opportunities for regular feedback about learner progress.*||Fully Met|
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|E1. Online course navigation is logical, consistent, and efficient from the learner’s point of view.*||Fully Met|
|E2. The online course design facilitates readability.*||Fully Met|
|E3. The online course provides accessible course materials and activities to meet the needs of diverse learners.*||Fully Met|
|E4. Course multimedia facilitate ease of use.*||Fully Met|
|E5. Vendor accessibility statements are provided for all technologies required in the course.*||Fully Met|
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|F3. The online course provides options for the instructor to adapt learning activities to accommodate learners’ needs and preferences.*||Fully Met|
|F4. The course allows instructors to control the release of content.*||Fully Met|
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|G1. The online course uses multiple methods and sources of input for assessing course effectiveness.||Fully Met|
|G2. The online course is reviewed to ensure that the course is current.||Fully Met|
|G3. The online course is updated on a continuous improvement cycle for effectiveness based on the findings from ongoing reviews.||Fully Met|
Review Conducted By: Novi Community School District
Date of Review: 05/27/2022
1R: Launching a Reading Life
2R: Understanding Characters
3R: Informational Reading
1W: Launching with True Stories
2W: Persuasive Essays
3W: Informational Writing:Personal Expertise
|Term Type||Enrollment Opens||Enrollment Ends||Random Draw Date||Enrollment Drop Date||Course Starts||Course Ends||# of Seats||Course Fee||Potential Additional Costs|
|Drop Policy||Completion Policy||Term Type||Enrollment Opens||Enrollment Ends|
|Per District Policy||Per District Policy||Semester||09/05/2023||09/30/2023|
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