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Language,

Speaking and Listening Grade 3


Course Description

Language, speaking and listening will be taught throughout the year. Most language concepts will be introduced during particular
quarters. Students will have the opportunity to explicitly learn language rules, but will also have the opportunity to explore these skills
in the context of real literature. Speaking and listening skills are practiced during morning meeting, classroom discussion and
presentations. In grades 3 and 4, these skills have been integrated into other units of study. Students will be taught spelling through a
year-long, individualized program called Words Their Way.

Syllabus Overview

Grade

Time Key Learning Objectives

Grade 3: Q1
Language

Students will:
Use correct capitalization in titles.

Use commas in dates, lists, letters and addresses.

Use quotation marks and commas correctly when
using dialogue.

Explain the function of nouns in a sentence. Use
concrete and abstract nouns.

Consult and use reference materials, including
dictionaries and glossaries, both print and digital, to
determine or clarify the precise meaning of key words
and phrases.

Key Assessments

Key Resources

Periodic Assessment Chart



1st Quarter Assessment

Words Their Way Spelling
Assessment

Helen Arkell Spelling
Assessment

Measure of Acadmic
Progress (MAP) Test for
Language

Online resources (see


3rdgradecurriculum.wee
bly.com page)

The Write Source

Games

Grade 3: Q2
Language

Grade 3: Q3
Language

Grade 3: Q4
Language


Choose words and phrases for effect.
Explain the function of pronouns in a sentence. Show
pronoun and antecedent agreement.

Explain the function of adjectives in a sentence.

Explain the function of verbs in a sentence. Form and
use regular and irregular verbs. Show the subject and
verb agree in a sentence.

Form and use the simple (e.g., I walked; I walk; I will
walk) verb tenses. Again, show subject and verb agree
in a sentence.
Explain the function of adverbs in a sentence.

Form and use comparative and superlative adjectives.

Use coordinating and subordinating conjunctions to
make compound and complex sentences.

Use coordinating and subordinating conjunctions to
make compound and complex sentences.

Recognize and observe differences between the
conventions of spoken and written standard English.
Form and use possessives.

Determine the meaning of the new word formed

Periodic Assessment Chart



2nd Quarter Assessment

Words Their Way Spelling
Assessment

Helen Arkell Spelling
Assessment

Online resources (see


3rdgradecurriculum.wee
bly.com page)

The Write Source

Games

Periodic Assessment Chart



3rd Quarter Assessment

MAP Test for Language

Online resources (see


3rdgradecurriculum.wee
bly.com page)

The Write Source

Games

Periodic Assessment Chart



4th Quarter Assessment

Online resources (see


3rdgradecurriculum.wee
bly.com page)

when a known affix is added to a known



word (e.g., agreeable/ disagreeable, comfortable/
uncomfortable, care/ careless, heat/ preheat).

Use a known root word as a clue to the meaning of an
unknown word with the same root (e.g., company,
companion).

Identify real-life connections between words and
their use.

Distinguish the literal and nonliteral meanings of
words and phrases in context (e.g. take steps).


The Write Source

Games