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Third Grade Language Arts

english.jpgWith similar structures and ideas, the Literacy Collaborative uses literature across genres to focus on thinking about, within and beyond texts. Furthermore, it challenges students to think as readers and writers.

In addition to the reading program, students will learn grammar (nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs) and formal writing skills such as writing complete sentences, paragraphs and stories with a beginning, middle and end. Some writing will be assigned to assess certain skills. A lot of writing will be done across the curriculum. Students also keep a Writer’s Notebook where they are encouraged to do creative writing and reflective writing. Students are assessed according to a 6 Trait Writing Rubric (Ideas, Organization, Word Choice, Sentence Fluency, Voice, and Conventions) and these traits are taught across the school year. Students use these 6 traits to better understand their development as writers.