Standards: Language Arts

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.2f (0)
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Education Level 3

Use spelling patterns and generalizations (e.g., word families, position-based spellings, syllable patterns, ending rules, meaningful word parts ) in writing words.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.2g (1)
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Education Level 3

Consult reference materials, including beginning dictionaries, as needed to check and correct spellings.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.3 (0)
Knowledge of Language
Education Level 3

Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.3a (1)
Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
Education Level 3

Choose words and phrases for effect.*

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.3b (0)
Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
Education Level 3

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

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.4 (0)
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
Education Level 3

Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning word and phrases based on grade 3 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.4a (0)
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning word and phrases based on grade 3 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
Education Level 3

Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.4b (0)
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning word and phrases based on grade 3 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
Education Level 3

Determine the meaning of the new word formed when a known affix is added to a known word (e.g., agreeable/disagreeable, comfortable/uncomfortable, care/careless, heat/preheat ).

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.4c (0)
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning word and phrases based on grade 3 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
Education Level 3

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

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.4d (0)
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning word and phrases based on grade 3 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
Education Level 3

Use glossaries or beginning dictionaries, both print and digital, to determine or clarify the precise meaning of key words and phrases.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.5 (0)
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
Education Level 3

Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships and nuances in word meanings.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.5a (0)
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships and nuances in word meanings.
Education Level 3

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

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.5b (0)
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships and nuances in word meanings.
Education Level 3

Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., describe people who are friendly or helpful ).

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.5c (0)
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships and nuances in word meanings.
Education Level 3

Distinguish shades of meaning among related words that describe states of mind or degrees of certainty (e.g., knew, believed, suspected, heard, wondered ).

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.6 (0)
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
Education Level 3

Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate conversational, general academic, and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal spatial and temporal relationships (e.g., After dinner that night we went looking for them ).

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