3rd Grade ELA Course Summary
In 3rd Grade English Language Arts, students explore what it means to accept ourselves and others, and learn about cultures and civilizations that may be different from their own. Students build their social-emotional skills in Defining Identity and Embracing Differences, learn about the history and contributions of Indigenous People in Rediscovering Thanksgiving and Honoring Indigenous Peoples, uncover the power of storytelling in Passing Down Wisdom, and explore how living things interact with their environment in Understanding the Animal Kingdom. In each unit, students engage in process-based writing projects connected to the core texts that develop their narrative, informational, and opinion writing skills.
Using authentic, engaging texts, teachers help students develop their language comprehension and address grade-level reading, writing, language, and speaking and listening standards. Over the course of 3rd Grade ELA, students deepen their understanding of the world around them through thematically-aligned, knowledge-building units, embedded daily writing instruction, and frequent opportunities for in-class discussion.
Please Note: In July 2023, we adjusted the presentation of our 3rd Grade ELA sequence. We have selected six units to comprise a recommended scope and sequence that balances literature and informational texts across a variety of genres. Teaching the units in this order ensures that the students engage with grade-level reading, writing, language, and speaking and listening standards in a coherent sequence that builds appropriately over the course of the school year. If you would like to continue using the parallel sequence of literature and science & social studies units, you can reference this guide to the former sequence.