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3rd Grade Reading 


3rd Grade - Reading

By the end of the school year, your child is expected to:

  • Read for pleasure, read to get information, and read to support personal opinions.
  • Read a wide variety of materials such as books, magazines, newspapers, lists, letters, personal stories, make-believe stories, factual information (non-fiction), and labels.
  • Stick with it when reading long stories of information silently.
  • React to poetry, informational, step-by-step, and story texts telling what was liked and what was not liked.
  • Recommend books and other materials to friends.
  • Make predictions about what will happen next using meaning clues, grammar clues, and phonic clues in text.
  • Check self while reading independently using meaning clues, grammar clues, and phonic clues in text.
  • Use the strategies of reading on and reading back to check and clarify meaning.
  • Use synonyms.
  • Use a strategy called chunking (covers word parts with fingers) to unlock unknown difficult words.
  • Summarize what is read in own words.
  • Know and use headings, subheadings, bold print, italics, and parentheses as help to understand what is read.
  • Interpret poetry and know that stanza and verse are characteristics of poems.
  • Tell main idea, lesson, or moral of fairy tales, tall tales, fables, legends, and myths.
  • Know difference between fact and opinion.
  • Tell cause and effect relationships.
  • Tell likenesses and differences of characters, events, episodes, and/or stories.
  • Tell likenesses and differences of poems, informational texts, and other types of materials read.
  • Know simile (comparison using "like" or "as") and metaphor (comparison which is implied) as figurative language.
  • Know and use details.
  • Read and understand maps, charts, diagrams, and graphs