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Teaching & Learning: Curriculum - English Language Arts Writing

 

Grade 3 Common Core Standards

Essential Standards - Grade 3

NARRATIVE

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.3a Establish a situation and introduce a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.3b Use dialogue and descriptions of actions, thoughts, and feelings to develop experiences and events or show the response of characters to situations.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.3c Use temporal words and phrases to signal event order.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.3d Provide a sense of closure.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.4 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.)

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.5 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 1-3 up to and including grade 3 here.)

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.6 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.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.10 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.

LUCY CALKINS UNITS OF STUDY:

Crafting True Stories - Students work with personal narrative while engaging them more fully in the complete writing process, while increasing emphasis on drafting and revising their work.

Once Upon a Time - Adapting and Writing Fairy Tales- Students use familiar fairy tales to explore techniques of fiction such as writing in scenes, employing an omniscient narrator to orient the reader, using story structure to create tension, and crafting figurative language to convey mood.

Assignments: Students write personal narratives using the complete writing process, including drafts and revision. Students first adapt and then write their own fairy tales, learning to use cohesive details, point of view, and story structure.

BENCHMARKS for Grade 3 Narrative (Coming Soon)


INFORMATIONAL

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.2a Introduce a topic and group related information together; include illustrations when useful to aiding comprehension.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.2b Develop the topic with facts, definitions, and details.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.2c Use linking words and phrases (e.g., also, another, and, more, but) to connect ideas within categories of information.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.2d Provide a concluding statement or section.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.4 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.)

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.5 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 1-3 up to and including grade 3 here.)

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.6 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.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.7 Conduct short research projects that build knowledge about a topic.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.8 Recall information from experiences or gather information from print and digital sources; take brief notes on sources and sort evidence into provided categories.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.10 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.

LUCY CALKINS UNITS OF STUDY:

The Art of Informational Writing- Students write chapter books that synthesize a wide variety of information and learn to divide their topics into subtopics.

Assignments: The students write chapter books about topics on which they are experts, employing a variety of structures and substructures.

BENCHMARKS for Grade 3 Informational (Coming Soon)


OPINION

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.1 Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.1a Introduce the topic or text they are writing about, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure that lists reasons.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.1b Provide reasons that support the opinion.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.1c Use linking words and phrases (e.g., because, therefore, since, for example) to connect opinion and reasons.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.1d Provide a concluding statement or section.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.4 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.)

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.5 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 1-3 up to and including grade 3 here.)

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.6 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.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.10 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.

LUCY CALKINS UNITS OF STUDY:

Changing the World: Persuasive Speeches, Petitions, and Editorials- Students gather and organize information to persuade people about causes the children believe matter; stopping bullying, recycling, saving dogs at the SPCA.

Assignments: Students persuade people about causes they believe in using evidence, crafting techniques, and attention to audience

BENCHMARKS for Grade 3 Opnion (Coming Soon)



   

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