West Virginia State Standards for Language Arts: Grade 3

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WV.RLA.S.3.1. Reading: Students will apply reading skills and strategies to inform, to perform a task and to read for literacy experience by identifying and using grade appropriate essential reading components (phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, and written application) and selecting a wide variety of literature and diverse media to develop independence as readers.

RLA.O.3.1.1. Identify and practice appropriate sight words and content vocabulary.

RLA.O.3.1.2. Identify and understand appropriate reading vocabulary (e.g., synonyms, antonyms, homonyms, multiple-meaning words).

RLA.O.3.1.3. Apply tiered levels of vocabulary in speaking and reading experiences.

RLA.O.3.1.4. Describe a purpose for reading:

RLA.O.3.1.4.a. For information

RLA.O.3.1.4.b. For pleasure

RLA.O.3.1.4.c. To understand a specific viewpoint

RLA.O.3.1.5. Read familiar stories, poems and passages with fluency:

RLA.O.3.1.5.a. Appropriate rate

RLA.O.3.1.5.b. Accuracy

RLA.O.3.1.5.c. Prosody

RLA.O.3.1.6. Use meaning clues to aid comprehension of content across the curriculum (e.g., pictures, picture captions, titles, headings, topic).

RLA.O.3.1.7. Read third grade instructional level texts and use self-correction strategies (e.g., decoding, searching for cues, rereading).

RLA.O.3.1.8. Use literary and informational texts to summarize, determine story elements, determine cause and effect, compare and contrast, paraphrase, infer, predict, sequence, draw conclusions, describe characters, and provide main idea and support details.

RLA.O.3.1.9. Infer the author's purpose:

RLA.O.3.1.9.a. To persuade

RLA.O.3.1.9.b. To entertain

RLA.O.3.1.9.c. To inform in literary and informational text

RLA.O.3.1.10. Compare self to text in making connections between characters or simple events in a literary work with people and events in one's own life and other cultures.

RLA.O.3.1.11. Identify and describe the ways in which language is used in literary text (e.g. simile, metaphor, idioms).

RLA.O.3.1.12. Recognize and explain the defining characteristics of genre in literary and texts:

RLA.O.3.1.12.a. Fairy tales

RLA.O.3.1.12.b. Folk tales

RLA.O.3.1.12.c. Myths

RLA.O.3.1.12.d. Poems

RLA.O.3.1.12.e. Fables

RLA.O.3.1.12.f. Fantasies

RLA.O.3.1.12.g. Biographies

RLA.O.3.1.12.h. Short stories

RLA.O.3.1.12.i. Chapter books

RLA.O.3.1.12.j. Historical fiction

RLA.O.3.1.12.k. Plays

RLA.O.3.1.12.l. Autobiographies

RLA.O.3.1.12.m. Magazines

RLA.O.3.1.12.n. Newspapers

RLA.O.3.1.12.o. Textbooks

RLA.O.3.1.12.p. Electronic databases

RLA.O.3.1.12.q. Reference materials

RLA.O.3.1.13. Use graphic organizers and visualization techniques to interpret information (e.g., charts, graphs, diagrams).

RLA.O.3.1.14. Use reading skills and strategies to understand a variety of information resources to support literacy learning (e.g., written directions, captions, electronic resources, labels, informational text).

RLA.O.3.1.15. Increase the amount of independent reading to build background knowledge, expand vocabulary and comprehend literary and informational text.

WV.RLA.S.3.2 Writing: Students will apply writing skills and strategies to communicate effectively for different purposes by using the writing process applying grammatical and mechanical properties in writing and selecting and evaluating information for research purposes.

RLA.O.3.2.1. Demonstrate proper manuscript and full transition to cursive writing techniques:

RLA.O.3.2.1.a. Posture

RLA.O.3.2.1.b. Paper placement

RLA.O.3.2.1.c. Pencil grip

RLA.O.3.2.1.d. Letter formation

RLA.O.3.2.1.e. Slant

RLA.O.3.2.1.f. Letter size

RLA.O.3.2.1.g. Spacing

RLA.O.3.2.1.h. Rhythm

RLA.O.3.2.1.i. Alignment

RLA.O.3.2.2. Identify and produce a grammatically correct sentence (e.g., correct subject/verb agreement with singular and plural nouns and verbs, correct use of regular and irregular verbs, avoiding run-on sentences and fragments).

RLA.O.3.2.3. Compose a written composition using the five-step writing process:

RLA.O.3.2.3.a. Pre-write

RLA.O.3.2.3.b. Draft

RLA.O.3.2.3.c. Revise

RLA.O.3.2.3.d. Edit

RLA.O.3.2.3.e. Publish

RLA.O.3.2.4. Develop proper paragraph form in written composition:

RLA.O.3.2.4.a. Beginning, middle, end

RLA.O.3.2.4.b. Main ideas with relevant details

RLA.O.3.2.4.c. Sentence variety such as declarative, interrogative and exclamatory and imperative

RLA.O.3.2.4.d. Descriptive and transitional words

RLA.O.3.2.4.e. Indentations

RLA.O.3.2.5. Identify and apply conventions of spelling in written composition (e.g., spell high frequency words from appropriate grade level list, use letter/sound relationships to spell independently, make structural changes to spell words correctly, spell irregular verbs and irregular plural nouns).

RLA.O.3.2.6. Identify and apply conventions of capitalization in written composition (e.g., greeting, heading, closing of a letter, first word of a direct quotation).

RLA.O.3.2.7. Identify and apply conventions of punctuation in written composition (e.g., commas in dates, addresses and greeting/closing of a letter, quotation marks around titles and direct quotations, apostrophes for contractions and possessive nouns).

RLA.O.3.2.8. Produce appropriate grammar in written composition.

RLA.O.3.2.9. Compose in a variety of forms and genres for different audiences (e.g., diaries, journals, letters, reports, stories).

RLA.O.3.2.10. Alphabetize to the third letter and use simple dictionary skills (e.g., guide words, pronunciation).

RLA.O.3.2.11. Select a variety of sources to gather information (e.g., use dictionaries, encyclopedias, newspapers, electronic resources).

RLA.O.3.2.12. Use a variety of strategies to plan simple research (e.g., identify possible topic by brainstorming, list questions, use graphic organizers, organize prior knowledge about a topic, develop a course of action for writing, determine how to locate necessary information).

WV.RLA.S.3.3. Listening, Speaking and Media Literacy: Students will apply listening, speaking and media literacy skills and strategies to communicate with a variety of audiences and for different purposes.

RLA.O.3.3.1. Listen and respond to familiar stories and poems (e.g., summarize and paraphrase to confirm comprehension, recount personal experiences, imagine beyond the literary form).

RLA.O.3.3.2. Distinguish different messages conveyed through visual media (e.g., photos, television, multimedia Internet).

RLA.O.3.3.3. Create an age appropriate media literacy product that reflects understanding of format and characteristics.

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