Arizona English Language Arts Standards — Grade 3


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3.L.1

Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

3.L.2

Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

3.L.3

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

3.L.4

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.

3.L.5

Demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings.

3.L.6

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).

3.RF.3

Know and apply grade?level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words

3.RF.4

Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

3.RI.1

Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.

3.RI.10

By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 23 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

3.RI.2

Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.

3.RI.3

Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.

3.RI.4

Determine the meaning of general academic and domain?specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.

3.RI.5

Use text features and search tools (e.g., key words, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently.

3.RI.6

Distinguish their own point of view from that of the author of a text.

3.RI.7

Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur).

3.RI.8

Describe the logical connection between particular sentences and paragraphs in a text (e.g., comparison, cause/effect, first/second/third in a sequence).

3.RI.9

Compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic.

3.RL.1

Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.

3.RL.10

By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 23 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

3.RL.2

Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.

3.RL.3

Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.

3.RL.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.

3.RL.5

Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.

3.RL.6

Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.

3.RL.7

Explain how specific aspects of a texts illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting).

3.RL.8

Not applicable to literature

3.RL.9

Compare and contrast the themes, settings, and plots of stories written by the same author about the same or similar characters (e.g., in books from a series).

3.SL.1

Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one?on?one, in groups, and teacher?led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others ideas and expressing their own clearly.

3.SL.2

Determine the main ideas and supporting details of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.

3.SL.3

Ask and answer questions about information from a speaker, offering appropriate elaboration and detail.

3.SL.4

Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking clearly at an understandable pace.

3.SL.5

Create engaging audio recordings of stories or poems that demonstrate fluid reading at an understandable pace; add visual displays when appropriate to emphasize or enhance certain facts or details.

3.SL.6

Speak in complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation in order to provide requested detail or clarification. (See grade 3 Language standards 1 and 3 for specific expectations.)

3.W.1

Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.

3.W.10

Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline?specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

3.W.2

Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

3.W.3

Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.

3.W.4

With guidance and support from adults, produce writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task and purpose. (Grade?specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 13 above.)

3.W.5

With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards 13 up to and including grade 3.)

3.W.6

With guidance and support from adults, use technology to produce and publish writing (using keyboarding skills) as well as to interact and collaborate with others.

3.W.7

Conduct short research projects that build knowledge about a topic.

3.W.8

Recall information from experiences or gather information from print and digital sources; take brief notes on sources and sort evidence into provided categories.