Mrs. Lafreniere and Mrs. Hawkins, Proud Reading Teachers of NSES

Third Grade

Third grade represents a shift in reading.  Before third grade, students are learning to read.  In third grade, students shift and start reading to learn.  More and more informational text is used and students are asked to go beyond the text to comprehend. In third grade, students independently practice skills including expanding vocabulary, deepening understanding and comprehension of text, decoding more and multi-syllabic words and increasing fluency to pull it all together.  They often shift from read aloud to reading silently.

The typical third grade students move from Level M (in September) through Level P in June.  For a description of the characteristics of these text levels, click here: http://www.vestal.stier.org/pdf_downloads/parents/report%20cards/Fountas-Pinnell_levelsA-Z.pdf

For information about the third grade core reading program (Treasures) including vocabulary, spelling, themes and at-home activities, click here: http://treasures.macmillanmh.com/rhode_island/students

To view the Common Core State Standards which describe what students will know and be able to do by the end of second grade, click below:

For Common Core Standards for Reading Literature: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/3

For Common Core Standards for Reading Informational Text: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/3

For Common Core Standards for Grade 3 Reading Foundational Skills: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RF/3

For Common Core Standards for Grade 3 Writing: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/3

For Common Core Standards for Grade 3 Speaking and Listening: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/SL/3

For Common Core Standards for Grade 3 Language: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/3

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