Grade 3 ELA

Unit 1: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

April 6-17

Using text features and illustrations to help us make sense of what we read and write.

  • 3R7: Explain how specific illustrations or text features contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a text (e.g., create mood, emphasize character or setting, or determine where, when, why, and how key events occur).
  • 3W1: Write an argument to support claim(s), using clear reasons and relevant evidence.

Unit 2: Craft and Structure

April 20-May 1

  • 3R6: Discuss how the reader’s point of view or perspective may differ from that of the author, narrator or characters in a text.
  • 3W4: Create a response to a text, author, theme or personal experience (e.g., poem, play, story, art work, or other).

Unit 3: Key Ideas and Details

May 4-15

  • 3R2: Determine a theme or central idea and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize portions of a text.
  • 3W3: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective techniques, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.

Unit 4: Key Ideas and Details

May 18-29

  • 3R1: Develop and answer questions to locate relevant and specific details in a text to support an answer or inference.
  • 3W2: Write informative/explanatory texts to explore a topic and convey ideas and information relevant to the subject.

Unit 5: Key Ideas and Details

June 1-12

  • 3R1: Develop and answer questions to locate relevant and specific details in a text to support an answer or inference.
  • 3W6: Conduct research to answer questions, including self-generated questions, and to build knowledge.

Unit 6: Research to Build and Present Knowledge

June 15-19

  • 3R3: In literary texts, describe character traits, motivations, or feelings, drawing on specific details from the text. In informational texts, describe the relationship among a series of events, ideas, concepts, or steps in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.
  • 3W7: Recall relevant information from experiences or gather information from multiple sources; take brief notes on sources and sort evidence into provided categories.