Third Grade
Language Arts Standards Pacing Chart
1st Nine Weeks

Phonemic Awareness, Word Recognition, and Fluency

     I can identify rhyming words.
     I can decode words.
     I can use word families to sound out words.
     I can read high-frequency sight words.
     I can read text fluently.
     I can read passages with tone and expression.
Acquisition of Vocabulary
     I can read high-frequency sight words.
     I can use context clues to figure out words.
     I can find synonyms.
     I can find antonyms.
Concepts of Print, Comprehension Strategies, and Self-Monitoring Strategies
     I can give reasons for reading.
     I can use reasons for choosing reading materials.
     I can read independently for various purposes.
Reading Applications: Informational, Technical, and Persuasive Text
      I can use a table of contents, glossary, and index.
      I can answer who, what, where, when, why and how questions.
      I can follow a set of directions.
Writing Process
      I can generate writing ideas by discussion of materials.
      I can use graphic organizers (venn diagrams and webs).
      I can write a topic sentence, three details, and a concluding paragraph.
Writing Conventions
      I can spell high frequency words.
      I can use guide words to find words in a dictionary.

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