Saddle River School District

                 Mrs. English
                                Ms. McLean  
                        Welcome to Third Grade!
                               Overview Update Coming Your Way..... 

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.