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