Grade 3 Language Arts

Grade 3 Language Arts

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Course Overview

The Grade 3 Language Arts course builds language literacy with a focus on the elements of good writing in various forms and structures.
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Scope and Sequence

Unit 1 – Building Sentences This unit covers questions and statements, exclamations, commands, subjects and predicates, compound and run-on sentences, and sentence fragments. Unit 2 – Composition - Personal Narrative This unit discusses the research skill of using a dictionary, as well as using time-ordered words, paragraphs, pre-writing and writing a personal narrative, writing a draft using a cluster map, revising a personal narrative, and using proofreading marks and rules. Unit 3 – Nouns This unit covers nouns, including proper and common nouns, capitalization, singular, plural, and possessive nouns, plural nouns requiring the "-ies" ending, how to use nouns to write better sentences, common errors with plural and possessive nouns, and writing a poem. Unit 4 – Composition – Explanatory Writing This unit discusses explanatory writing, including pre-writing, using a sequence chart to write a draft, and revising the draft. Also included are a review of proofreading marks and rules, discussions of presenting an explanatory piece, compound words for vocabulary, and using abbreviations. Unit 5 – Verbs This unit discusses verbs, including main, helping, and linking verbs, as well as present-, past-, and future-tense verbs. Also covered are subject-verb agreement, using verbs to write better sentences, using commas in places and dates, and common errors in subject-verb agreement. Unit 6 – Composition – Persuasive Writing This unit discusses the research skill of note-taking, as well as prefixes for vocabulary. It also covers persuasive writing, including how to pre-write, how to use a fact and opinion chart to write a draft, and how to revise a draft. Also presented are how to write a book review, using commas in a list, and additional proofreading marks and rules. Unit 7 – More About Verbs This unit discusses using verbs to improve sentences, using apostrophes, letter punctuation, making contractions using "not," common errors with past-tense verbs, and the research skill of using graphs. Unit 8 – Writing Features – Comparing This unit explains how writing can compare items to describe them better, and discusses how to pre-write, use a Venn Diagram to create a draft, and revise a draft of a comparison piece, as well as to present comparison pieces. This unit also covers suffixes and writing descriptions. Unit 9 – Pronouns This unit discusses pronouns, including singular, plural, subjective, objective, and possessive pronouns, as well as pronoun-verb agreement, pronoun-verb contractions, and common errors with subjective/objective pronouns and pronoun/verb contractions. Unit 10 – Composition – Expository Writing This unit discusses expository writing, specifically including pre-writing, how to write a draft from an outline, and revising the draft. Also included are using an encyclopedia for research, homophones, and research reports. Unit 11 – Adjectives and Adverbs This unit discusses how to identify adjectives, adjectives describing amounts, articles, comparative adjectives, spelling rules for comparative adjectives, and using commas. Also covered are adverbs, including how to identify adverbs, and where and when to use adverbs. Fusing sentences together with adverbs and adjectives, quotation marks, and common errors with adjectives are also discussed. Unit 12 – Composition – Writing a Story This unit discusses using a thesaurus for research, using synonyms and antonyms, creating structure in writing, writing a story including pre-writing, using a story map to write a draft, and revising the draft. Also covered are proofreading marks and rules, story telling, and writing a news article.

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