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3rd Grade Language Arts Standards (Prior)

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3rd Grade Comprehension Skills
Prior Standards Implementation



The standards listed below have been replaced by a newer set of standards.



Please go to Current 3rd Grade Language Arts Standards for current resources.



Comprehension

Determine word meaning within context using prefixes and suffixes.
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  1. Crystal Castle - Prefixes hold the key to building the castle and making it light up. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  2. Flamingo - Form a flock of flamingos with suffixes -y and -ly. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  3. Prefixes - choose correct word to complete sentences.
  4. Prefixes - Using dis - or un - write the meaning of the word, then write a sentence using that word.
  5. Prefixes Make New Words - Drag and drop the prefixes to complete the words correctly. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  6. Prefixes Say Plenty - choose the word that best completes the sentence This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  7. Roots and Prefixes - Matching game to learn definitions for prefixes. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  8. Success with Suffixes - fill in the blanks with words ending in "er." This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  9. Suffixes - Use your knowledge of suffixes to match words to definitions. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  10. Suffixes Make New Words - Drag and drop the suffix to the correct root word to make a new word. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  11. Suffix practice - practice sheets to print [click on a red dot]
  12. Suffixes Say a Lot - pick the best definition of the capitalized word This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  13. Suffix-ly - [this page opens in a new window] use simple strategies to determine meaning and increase vocabulary for reading, including the use of suffixes. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
Recognize grade level compound words, contractions, and common abbreviations within context.
3.1.7
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  1. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons Abbreviations - write the abbreviation of the words.This link includes something for the teacher to print
  2. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons Abbreviations - Match the abbreviations with the pictures This link includes something for the teacher to print
  3. Breaking Down Compound Words - In the following sentences, find the compound word and type it in as two separate words. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  4. Compound Words - Click in the bubble beside the word that will create a compound word.
  5. Compound Words - Match the two words that make up the compound words. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  6. Compound Words - Match the two words that make up the compound words. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  7. Compound Words - Match the two words that make up the compound words. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  8. Compound Words - Lesson and activity recognizing a compound word in a sentence.
  9. Compound Words - Three activities practicing compound words.
  10. Compound Word Practice - print out this worksheet where students group words to make compound words.This link includes something for the teacher to print
  11. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons Compound Word practice - Fill in the sentences in these worksheets using the wordbank at the bottom with a compound word. This link includes something for the teacher to print An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  12. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons Compound Words - print out this worksheet of pictures where students write the compound word representing the pictures.This link includes something for the teacher to print An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  13. Contraction Practice - interactive contraction practice [click on a red dot]
  14. Contractions - type the contraction beside the two words This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  15. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons Contraction Practice - read the sentence, find the contraction and pick the right one from the word bank on the bottom of the sheet.This link includes something for the teacher to print An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  16. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons Contraction Practice - write the contraction for the underlined word.This link includes something for the teacher to print An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  17. Fly By Contraction Practice - find the correct airplane to match with the contraction This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  18. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsPrintable worksheet exercises on compound words - worksheet 1 - worksheet 2 This link includes something for the teacher to print
  19. Snowman Builder - Build a family of snowmen as you review four different skills. Select the word below that completes the compound word. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  20. Type the contraction - type the contraction form of words This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
Select appropriate synonyms and antonyms within context.
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  1. Antonym Matching - find pairs with opposite meaning This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  2. Antonym Matching - find pairs - concentration style This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  3. Antonyms - When you see the word that is a antonym of the given word, click on the button at the bottom right of the screen. Be quick! The choices for each antonym will only cycle through twice. (Warning: this is difficult) This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  4. Antonym Alley- Many worksheets to choose from, or could make this a whole class activity. PDF format
  5. Antonym Match - opposites This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  6. Antonym Quiz - complete the sentence This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  7. Concentration Style Synonym Matching This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  8. Feast of Homonyms - Match game This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  9. Homonyms - from Fun Brain This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  10. Homonym worksheet - from RHL School This link includes something for the teacher to print
  11. Homophone Challenge - find correct word to complete sentence This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  12. Homophone Practice - online interactive and practice sheets to print.
  13. Rocket to the Moon - Build and launch a rocket to the moon by identifying synonyms, antonyms, and homonyms. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  14. Say it Another Way - Fill in the blank with a synonym for the missing word. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  15. Squanky the Tooth Taker: The Quiet Quest for Opposites - words are given, students must select the opposites [antonyms] This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data This resource includes voice instructions for students
  16. Squanky the Tooth Taker: Tooth Tally - words are given, students must select the words that mean the same [synonyms] This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data This resource includes voice instructions for students
  17. Synonym.com - type as word in the box and find a synonym, or antonym, of the word. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  18. Super Synonym Match-up - matching game This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  19. Synonym Quiz - complete the sentence This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  20. Synonym Match - concentration style This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  21. Synonym Matching - find pairs or words with same meaning This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  22. Synonym Matching - more practice This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  23. Synonym Study - practice on synonyms [click on a red dot]
  24. Synonyms and Antonyms - concentration style game This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  25. The Thesaurus - a reference book that lists words and their synonyms - Drag and drop the words to the right thesaurus entry. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  26. Tooth Tally with Squanky the Tooth Taker - from Game Goo (learning that sticks) This resource includes voice instructions for students This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
Determine word meanings through the use of context clues.
3.1.9
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  1. Context Clues - Select a passage to read and answer the questions online. Graded online This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  2. Multiple Meaning Words - Use context clues to determined meaning depending upon how they are used in a sentence. [click on a red dot]
Identify different forms of text (e.g., poems, plays, and stories).
3.1.10
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  1. Biographies - identify what a biography is.
  2. The Different between a story and a play - visual graph displaying the differences.
  3. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsZoo Animal Poetry - Lesson plan introducing poetry format with animals. A lesson plan can be found at this site
  4. Making Bread - Online story
  5. My Aunt Came Back - poem to print out for students with illustrations. This link includes something for the teacher to print
  6. Poetry - Word Play - site to create your own poems online This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  7. Cartoon Fill-ins - Create your own cartoon by filling in the form This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  8. That Wasn't the Best Part - online story
Identify the stated main idea of a reading selection.
3.1.11
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  1. Get The Idea - [this page opens in a new window] read text to determine the main idea or essential message and identify relevant supporting details and facts
  2. Main Idea Mini Lesson followed by interactive quizzes. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  3. Main Idea practice - eight online interactive quizzes on Main Idea from the Manatee School District [click on a red dot]
  4. Main Idea - Read the paragraph and select the main idea.This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
Identify stated cause and effect relationships in text.
3.1.12
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  1. Cause and Effect Actions - Online quiz using connector words This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  2. Cause and Effect Book list - These books are great for studying cause and effect.
  3. Cause and Effect - Combine two sentences using connecting words to show cause and effect. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  4. Cause and Effect - Quia Quiz This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
Distinguish between fact and opinion within text.
3.1.13
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  1. Fact/Opinion/Habit - online quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  2. Fact or Opinion - Worksheet to print This link includes something for the teacher to print
  3. Fact Or Opinion - Worksheet for students This link includes something for the teacher to print
Determine the sequence of events in a story.
3.1.14
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  1. Reading Exercises - comprehension, fill in and sequencing
  2. Monkey Business: Rain Forest Run Around - Click on the words to put them in correct order. This resource includes voice instructions for students This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  3. Sequence of Events - [this page opens in a new window] arrange events in chronological order. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  4. Sequence the Story - drag the pictures in the correct order - Students can have the story read to them if necessary. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  5. Sequencing - large list of sequencing activities
Recognize basic plot features of fairy tales, folk tales, fables, and myths.
3.1.15
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  1. "Bear's Race with Turtle" - Indian Myth
  2. Compare and Contrast WebQuest - Mother Goose has been told that all of her fairytales and rhymes are too old. She is looking for boys and girls to help her rewrite a few of her old stories into newer or modern ones.
  3. Folk and Fairy Tales from Around the World - an index of folk tales from many countries
  4. " How Buzzard Got His Clothing" - Indian Myth
  5. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons Folk Tales - Learn to recognize the features of folk tales.
  6. New Twist on an Old Tale - An Internet WebQuest on Cinderella
Recognize grade appropriate vocabulary within context.
3.1.16
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  1. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsClassroom Reading Key Vocabulary Building Program - a reading vocabulary improvement program that has identified the specific words students need to master for each grade An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  2. RepeatAfterUs - On-line stories with audio to read to the students or have them read aloud all together. This resource includes voice instructions for students This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
Determine correct meaning/usage of multiple meaning words.
3.1.17
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  1. Homographs (multiple meaning words) - Two definitions are given for the same word. You have to guess which word is being described. (a Quia quiz) This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  2. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsMultiple Meaning Practice Sheets - online interactive and sheets for printing
  3. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons Teaching Materials - Multiple Meaning Words Bulletin Board | Multiple Meaning Bulletin Board Word Cards #1 | Multiple Meaning Bulletin Board Word Cards #2 This link includes something for the teacher to print
  4. Multiple Meaning Words - Write or tell two sentences for each word below. Be sure to use the word as a noun in one sentence and as a verb in the other sentence. Click on a word to check your answers.
Read a passage and answer questions to show comprehension.
3.1.18
  1. Brainchild Test - [this page opens in a new window] 12 questions - Students should use the summary page after finishing this test to practice their areas of weakness. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  2. Third Grade Reading - Read the introduction and the passage that follows. Then read each question and mark the circle next to the correct answer This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  3. Literal Understanding - interactive quizzes with factual information on planets [click on a red dot]
Select questions used to focus and clarify thinking while reading.
3.1.18 tpi
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  1. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsReciprocal Reading - Reading Strategies and lesson ideas for teachers. A lesson plan can be found at this site
  2. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsHelp Reluctant Silent Readers Read to Learn - ideas and suggestions to help students become better readers.
Determine appropriate inferences from text.
3.1.19
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  1. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsFollow the Clues - a graphic organizer to help your students make predictions about a story (K-2 and 3-5 activities included) An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  2. Inference Battleship - Online interactive game with questions This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  3. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsStory Board - a graphic organizer to help your students make predictions about a story (K-2 and 3-5 activities included) An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  4. What can you Infer? - Interactive quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
Recognize how illustrations support the text.
3.1.20
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  1. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsJenny Loves Yoga - Lesson plan - how pictures help support text. A lesson plan can be found at this site
  2. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons Pictures in a text - Lesson plan - Applying Question–Answer Relationships to Pictures A lesson plan can be found at this site
  3. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsTake a Book Walk - Discuss the pictures while predicting story. - Lesson ideas
  4. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsTake a Picture Walk - Discuss pictures in the book while predicting story. Lesson ideas
  5. Cartoon Fill-ins - Create your own cartoon by filling in the form This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
Select information using available text features (e.g., maps, charts, and graphics).
3.1.21
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  1. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsGraphic Organizer Templates - Use these Graphic Organizer templates with your class using a given story.
  2. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsSearching Informational Text - Use this lesson plan to guide students to an understanding of the conventions of informational texts and develop comprehension strategies to assist learning. A lesson plan can be found at this site
Determine the problem in a story and recognize its solution.
3.1.22
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  1. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsProblem/Solution Chart - Fill out this chart as a whole class activity brainstorming session to learn to recognize problems and solutions in stories. This uses cause and effect, but can be adapted.
  2. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsTeaching about Conflict in Literature- Lesson Plan - uses graphic organizer to plot out stories. A lesson plan can be found at this site

Review Help

Released tests
  1. Released tests covering a variety of subjects and grade levels can be found on an index page of 2009 Released TAKS tests
FCAT Sample Test Book
  1. The FCAT Sample Test Books are designed to help students become familiar with FCAT (Florida) by providing helpful hints and offering practice answering questions in different formats. Half of this document is math and half is reading. An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  2. FCAT Sample Reading Test - [2008] sample questions and test taking tips An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  3. FCAT Sample Answer Book - [2008] An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print

 

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