3rd Quarter Language Arts Goals
- 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.
- To identify that all syllables have a vowel sound.
- To decode two syllable words by breaking them into word chunks.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.)