Ms. McLean  amclean@wandellschool.org  
                            Welcome to Third Grade!
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    Language Arts:

    Students will participate in a variety of language arts activities throughout the year.  In third grade the emphasis of instruction shifts from learning to decode language to reading and writing for purpose and information.

    Students will: 
                     Read grade-level texts orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression 
           Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary 
           Use signal words and text structure to determine the sequence of major events
           Write a summary by using important information from the text  
            Inform in an engaging and interesting manner, using the systems in the writing process
            Describe events, people, and settings using relevant text-based information
            Write informative/explanatory text to examine a topic and covey ideas and information clearly
           Write descriptive poems using figurative language
            Publish writing using technology
            Use temporal words and phrases to signal event orderUse words and text structure to convey and understand ideas clearly

    By the end of the year, students will work to identify different elements of stories and respond to reading beyond a factual understanding.  They will begin to develop the ability to analyze, infer critique, evaluate, and synthesize information.