3rd Quarter Language Arts Goals

3rd Quarter Language Arts Goals

Reading:

  • To identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a persuasive text.
  • To tell how people, events, ideas or pieces of information in a text are connected.
  • To compare and contrast the main idea of two non-fiction texts.
  • To compare and contrast what characters do in a story.
  • To ask and answer questions about key details in a story.
  • To retell most of the important events from the beginning, middle, and end of a story.
  • To use cause and effect relationships in a story to help retell the important events in the story.

The following skills were introduced in First Quarter or Second Quarter and will continue to be a focus in Third Quarter.

  • To identify the main idea of a text.
  • To retell the details of a text.
  • To describe the key ideas using illustrations and details.
  • To identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text.

Phonics:

  • To identify that all syllables have a vowel sound.
  • To decode two syllable words by breaking them into word chunks.

Spelling:

  • To spell all long vowel words using a “magic e.”
  • To spell long a words using “magic e”, ai, and ay vowel teams.
  • To spell long i words using “magic e”, igh, and y patterns.
  • To spell long o words using “magic e”, oa and ow vowel teams.
  • To spell long u words using “magic e” and ew vowel teams.

The following skills were introduced in the First Quarter and will continue to be practiced in the Second Quarter.

  • To spell high frequency words.

Writing:

  • To write a story that has a problem and solution.
  • To include details that explain how the character(s) solved the problem.
  • To introduce a topic with a complete sentence, to write four facts about the topic, and to write a conclusion sentence.
  • To choose a topic to research.
  • To write facts learned about a topic.
  • To use facts to write an informative text.
  • To use teacher’s suggestions and add details to strengthen writing.
  • To use teacher’s suggestions and edit mistakes in writing.
  • To begin an opinion piece with a topic sentence, to write three supportive reasons, then conclude with a closing sentence.

The following skills were introduced in the First Quarter and will continue to be practiced in the Third Quarter.

  • To write about a topic that I know about.

Grammar:

  • To use past, present and future tense verbs.
  • To write imperative sentences that end in a period.
  • To use pronouns correctly in writing.
  • To use articles in sentences.
  • To use adjectives to describe.

Third Quarter Report Card Skills 

Guided Reading Level:  G               

Number of High Frequency Words: 106 (in a three second count) 

Fluency Score:  42+    (Words read per minute.)

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