Language

  1. Parts of Speech - Know and use appropriately the meaning, forms, and functions of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs.
  2. Usage Errors - Recognize and avoid errors in Standard English usage (e.g., to/too/two; their/ there/ they're).
  3. Capitalization - Know and apply correctly the rules for capitalization. e.g.names, dates, cities, and states, addresses, holidays, titles of books, first word in a sentence, proper nouns, titles, abbreviations, parts of a friendly letter, first word in a direct quotation
  4. Punctuation Marks - Understand and use correctly standard marks of punctuation,e.g.end punctuation, periods in initials, abbreviations and titles before names; colon between hour and minutes; parts of a letter.
  5. Comma Usage - Use commas in direct address, dates, location and addresses, and items in a series.
  6. Use Apostrophes - Recognize and use contractions and possessives using apostrophes.
  7. Spell Correctly - Spell correctly high-frequency and commonly misspelled words appropriate to grade level.
  8. Form Contractions - Form and spell contractions, plurals, and possessives.
  9. Abbreviate - Abbreviate words correctly.
  10. Orthographic Patterns - Apply correct orthographic patterns e.g. consonant doubling, changing y to i, dropping the final silent e before adding the prefix.
  11. Alphabetical Order - Arrange and identify words in alphabetical order for practical purposes occurring in everyday life e.g. lists, phone directory.
  12. Write Legibly - Write legibly in manuscript and in cursive.
  13. Sentence Types - Recognize sentence types - statements, questions, commands, and exclamations - and apply appropriate end marks when writing and vocal intonation when speaking.
  14. Subject and Predicate - Identify the subject and predicate of a sentence (simple and compound).
  15. Complete Sentences - Recognize complete sentences and sentence fragments and edit appropriately.
  16. Combine Sentences - Combine simple sentences into compound sentences using compound subjects and/or predicates.
  17. Sound Patterns - Continue to maintain and develop the ability to distinguish sounds and sound patterns within words.
  18. Words - Continue to develop word consciousness e.g. word play, word walls, word sorts.
  19. Recognize Synonyms and Antonyms - Define and recognize word synonyms and antonyms.
  20. Unfamiliar Words - Use a variety of previously learned strategies (e.g., roots and affixes, context, reference resources) to determine the meanings of unfamiliar words.
Alien Scavenger Hunt (Gamegoo)
Alien Scavenger Hunt (Gamegoo)
Alien Scavenger Hunt 2 (Gamegoo)
Alphabetical Order
Alphabetical Order 1 (Crick Web)
Alpha-Bot (Word Central)
Antonym Alley (Carl's Corner)
Antonyms (Kid Ports)
Antonyms
Antonyms (Sadlier Oxford)
Antonyms 2 (Dositey)
Antonym Quiz (Pitara)
2 Bee or Nottoobee (Fun Brain)
Ball Hogs (Family Education Network)
Basic Handwriting
Between the Lions (PBS Kids)
Be Verb Practice 1 (English Zone)
Be Verb: Present and Past
Big Dog's Grammar
Big Kahuna (Gamegoo)
Blast the Rocket (BBC)
Book Buddy (Harcourt School)
Building Prefixes (Oswego)
Capitalization
Capitalization and Punctuation (Edu Place)
Capitalization and Punctuation (Edu Place)
Capitalization Worksheet With a Vacation Theme
Catastrophes of Apostrophic Propositions (Grammar)
Clean Up Your Grammar (Scholastic)
Comma Confusion
Comma Quiz
Commas (BBC)
Commas (BBC)
Commas (BBC)
Commas and Colons (Harcourt School)
Commas..Exercise Three
Commas Quiz
Common Dinosaurs Root Words and Meanings
Comparatives (English Zone)
Confusing Verbs: Lay/Lie 1
Confusing Words
Consonants: to double or not to double?
Construct A Word (Read Write Think)
Constructing Prefixes (Oswego)
Contraction Match (Oswego)
Contractions Page
Contractions
Contractions (Kid Port)
Contractions (Sadlier Oxford)
Contractions (School Express)
Contractions Practice 1 (English Zone)
Double Consonants
Edit Dan's Copy (Scholastic)
Exercise in Plurals and Possessives (Grammar)
Final Consonant Blends
Find a Word in the Dictionary (TV 411)
Fish 'Em Up! 2 (Scholastic)
Flamingos (Sadlier Oxford)
Flip A Chip (Read Write Think)
Fly By
Go For Grammar Gold! (Harcourt School)
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Grammar Blast (Edu Place)
Grammar: Contractions (eThemes)
The Grammar Gorillas (Fun Brain)
Grammar Ninja
Grammar Practice Park (Harcourt School)
Grammar-Simple Subject
Guessing Vocabulary in Context 1 (English Zone)
Guessing Vocabulary in Context 2 (English Zone)
Handwriting Worksheet Wizard
Homophones (BBC)
Homophones (Kid Port)
Interactive Quizzes (Grammar)
Irregular Plurals 1
Irregular Plurals 2
Irregular Plurals of Nouns
Its/It's and There/Their/They're
Jelly Fish (Sadlier Oxford)
The Land of the Rocket to the Moon (Sadier Oxford)
Language Arts Songs
Language Practice Test (ABC Teach)
Life on the Pronoun Reef (Harcourt School)
Linking Verbs
Look, Cover, Write and Check
Looking Up A Word (TV 411)
Magnetic Chat
Making Sentences (BBC)
Making Sentences Quiz (BBC)
Manuscript Handwriting (ABC Teach)
Matching Words
More Capitalization and Punctuation (Edu Place)
Noun Dunk (Harcourt School)
Noun or Verb?
Opposites 2
Pairs Word Game (BBC)
Parts of a Sentence (Harcourt School)
Parts of Speech (CityU)
Parts of Speech (uOttawa)
Parts of Speech 1 (Study Zone)
The Parts of Speech Game
Past and Future Match-Up (Harcourt School)
Penguins On Ice (BBC)
Pick-a-Word Quiz (Scholastic)
Plural and Possessive Nouns
The Plural Girls (Fun Brain)
Plural Nouns (Harcourt School)
Plural Noun Forms (Grammar)
Plural Play (Harcourt School)
Plural Rules (BBC)
Power Proofreading (Edu Place)
Power Proofreading (Edu Place)
Practice Comma Quiz
Practice Using Prefixes (Study Zone)
Practice Using Suffixes (Study Zone)
Prefix Catch (North Canton)
Prefixes (Sadlier Oxford)
Prefixes and Suffixes (First School Year)
Prefixes Make New Words 1 (TV 411)
Prefix Mix (TV 411)
Prefixes Say Plenty (TV 411)
Professor Garfield
Proofreading Makes Prefect! (Harcourt School)
Putting Down Roots (TV 411)
Putting Down Roots 2 (TV 411)
Putting Sentences Together (BBC)
Putting Sentences Together Quiz (BBC)
Putting Your Roots Into Action (TV 411)
Putting Your Roots Into Action 2
Quiz of Possessives and Irregular Plurals (Grammar)
Quiz on Commas
Quiz on Using Quotation Marks
Race to Ramses
Rats/Common and Proper Nouns (Learning Planet)
Rats/Adjectives and Adverbs (Learning Planet)
Rats/Nouns and Verbs
Reading Games
Real Sentences
Review Linking Verbs (uOttawa)
Review Parts of Speech (uOttawa)
Rooting Out Words (Fun Brain)
Root Words (BBC)
Root Words Quiz (BBC)
Rules for Comma Usage
Rules for Comma Usage
Sandcastle Quiz (BBC)
Say It Another Way (TV 411)
School House Rock/The Tale of Mr. Morton
Sentence Clubhouse (Harcourt School)
Short Circuit (Scholastic)
Sit and Set Quiz
Skillful Skateboarding (Gamegoo)
Snowman Builder
SpellaRoo (Fun Brain)
Spell Check (Fun Brain)
Spelling Check Level 1 (Harcourt School)
Spelling Practice
Spelling Quiz/ED & ING
Spelling Quiz/ED & ING 2
Spelling Quiz/ED & ING 3
Spelling Wizard (Scholastic)
Spell It Right
Simple Predicate
Spin & Spell
Squanky the Tooth Taker (Gamegoo)
Squanky the Tooth Taker (Gamegoo)
Success With Suffixes (TV 411)
Suffixes (TV 411)
Suffixes Beginning with Vowels 1
Suffixes Beginning with Vowels 2
Suffixes Make New Words (TV 411)
Suffixes Say A Lot (TV 411)
Suffix-ly (Beacon Learning Center)
Suffix Matching Game (Oswego)
Super Match Game (Scholastic)
Superlatives Forms of One Syllable Words (English Zone)
Synonyms (Kid Port)
Synonyms (Dositey)
Synonyms 2 (Dositey)
Synonyms
Synonyms (Oswego)
Synonyms
Synonyms (Sadlier Oxford)
There there
Their, There or They're
The Thesaurus (TV 411)
They're/their/there
To Lie/To Lay and To Sit/To Sat
Type the Contraction
The Un-Matching Game (PBS Kids)
Using Commas with Coordinating Conjunctions
Using Commas with Introductory Phrases
Using Context Clues (Internet 4 Classrooms)
Using Context Clues
Verbs (ESL Desk)
Verbs (Soft Schools)
Verb Power (Harcourt School)
Verb Tense (uOttawa)
Wacky Web Tales (Edu Place)
Welcome to Grammaropolis
Whack A Mole (Play Kids Games)
What is a Noun? (uOttawa)
What is a Synonym?
What's A Root? (TV 411)
What's A Root? 2 (TV 411
Wild West Phonics (BBC)
Word Balloons (BBC)
Word Blender (BBC)
Word Builder Level 1 (Harcourt School)
Word Confusion (Fun Brain)
Word Family Sort (Read Write Think)
Word Frog (Arcademics Skill Builders)
Word Girl (Scholastic)
Word Jumbler (BBC)
Word Master (BBC)
Word Parts
Word Play (PBS KIDS)
Word Safari
Words and Pictures (BBC)
Word Wheel 1 (Crick Web)
Word Wheel 2 (Crick Web)
Word Wizard (Read Write Think)
Wordworks (Harcourt School)
Writer's Choice
Writing Resources (Internet 4 Classrooms)

Communication

  1. Conversation - Consistently use established rules for polite conversation and attentive listening (e.g., take turns, raise hands, ask questions, don not interrupt, face speaker).
  2. Follow Directions - Demonstrate the ability to follow oral directions up to three steps.
  3. Answer Questions - Respond to questions from teachers and other group members and pose follow-up questions for clarity.
  4. Respond to Media - Listen and respond to a variety of media (e.g., books, audio tapes, videos).
  5. Summarize - Summarize information presented orally by others.
  6. Main Idea - Recognize the main idea conveyed in a speech.
  7. Summarize a Speech - Construct a brief summary of a speech.
  8. Conversation Rules - Use rules for conversation and verbal participation.
  9. Give Directions - Give three step oral directions.
  10. Group Discussion - Participate in group discussions.
  11. Vocabulary - Demonstrate evidence of expanding oral language through vocabulary growth.
  12. Response to Text - Participate in creative and expressive responses to text (e.g., choral reading, discussion, dramatizations, oral presentations, personal experiences).
10-Second "Speeches"
Aesop's Fable
Alice's Adventures In Wonderland
A Message Mystery
Analogies
Answering and Asking Questions
Antonyms
Antonyms Kid Port)
Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plains (Teacher Link)
Can You Follow Directions?
Choral Poetry (Reading A - Z)
Classroom Theater
Code Calling (BBC)
Fairy Tales and Children's Stories
Field Trip Adventure (Sadlier Oxford)
Free Audio Books
Free Audio/Visual Directory
Free Classic Audio Books
George Washington Teaches Map Directions (Education World)
Give Me Five
Goldilocks and the Three Bears (BBC)
Guessing Vocabulary in Context 1 (English Zone)
Guessing Vocabulary in Context 2 (English Zone)
Having A Conversation
History and Politics Out Loud
Homophones (BBC)
Homophones (Kid Port)
Homonyms
How Well Do You Follow Directions? (Education World)
Identifying Topics and Main Ideas
Interactive Vocabulary Builders (Internet 4 Classrooms)
Internet Resources for Conducting Reader's Theater (Reading Online)
John Henry
Kiddie Records Weekly
Kid's Corner
Knick & Liberty Video Books (Power to Learn)
The Land of the Rocket to the Moon (Sadlier Oxford)
Let's Write A Newspaper Story!
LibriVox
Little Red RidingHood (British Council)
Listening Comprehension
The Little Animals Activity Centre (BBC)
The Magician's Apprentice (Education World)
Main Idea (Internet 4 Classrooms)
Main Idea Tutorial
Martin Luther King Online
M&M's and Me (Lesson Plans Page)
New Fairy Tales
Mind Your Manners and Theirs
No Cussing Clubs Catching On With Kids (Education World)
The Old Woman and Her Pig (The Story Cart)
Online Speech and Language Activities
Oral Language Activities That Develop Reading Readiness (Literacy Connection)
Oral Language/File Folder Activities
Pairs of Word Game (BBC)
Paul Bunyan
Polite Conversation
Practice Identify Main Idea (Study Zone)
Practice Identify Main Idea 2 (Study Zone)
Prep Test/Following Directions
Read Along Stories and Songs (RIF)
Reader's Theater (Playbooks)
Readers' Theater (My Teacher Pages)
Reader's Theater Script All Year Long
Reader's Theater Editions
Reader's Theatre Play Script from Whootie Owl
Reader's Theater Scripts (Reading A-Z)
Reader's Theater Scripts (Super Teacher Worksheets)
Reader's Theater Scripts (Reading Lady)
Readers' Theater Scripts
Say It Another Way (TV 411)
Storynory
Story Time (BBC)
Sum It Up (Reading Quest)
Sum It Up/Instructions (Reading Quest)
Synonyms (Sadlier Oxford)
Synonyms
Synonyms (Kid Port)
The Thesaurus (TV 411)
Thinking Skills/Talk Strategies (Brain Boxx)
Think-Pair-Share (Reading Quest)
Think-Pair-Share
Think-Pair-Share
Think-Pair-Share Hand Signals (Youtube)
Time for Kids
Tweenies/Story Time (BBC)
Using Creative Dramatics With the Teaching of Poetry (A to Z Teacher Stuff)
Using Readers' Theater for Elementary Students and Struggling Students (Bright Hub)
Vocabulary Worksheets (Internet 4 Classrooms)
Wendy's World of Stories for Children
When It's Time To Talk
Word Balloons (BBC)
Word Jungle
Word Relationships
Word Wizard (Read Write Think)

Writing

  1. Write for Audience - Write on a specific topic to a specified audience (e.g., self, peers, adults).
  2. Writer's Purpose - Write for a variety of purposes: to entertain, persuade, inform, demonstrate knowledge, answer questions, tell a story, respond to literature.
  3. Friendly Letters - Write friendly letters.
  4. Journals - Write in journals.
  5. Writing Prompt - Practice writing to a prompt within a specified time.
  6. Compare Story Elements - Compare characters, settings, and events within and between stories.
  7. Personal Experience - Write poems, stories, and essays based upon thoughts, feelings, and experiences.
  8. Writing Process - Use all steps in the writing process: brainstorm and organize ideas, create a first draft, revise and proofread draft, share completed work.
  9. Construct Graphic Organizer - Construct graphic organizers to group ideas for writing (e.g., webs, charts, graphs, diagrams, illustrations).
  10. Refine Topic - Select and refine a topic.
  11. Complete Sentences - Write in complete sentences developed into a logical, coherent paragraph with a topic sentence, supporting details, and a concluding sentence.
  12. Page Format - Use correct page format (e.g., paragraphs, margins, indentations, and titles).
  13. Revision - Revise writing to improve detail after determining what could be added or deleted (e.g., reread; rearrange words, sentences, paragraphs; add descriptive words; remove unneeded information; incorporate suggestions; vary sentences structures).
  14. Use Resources - Use resources (e.g., dictionary, thesaurus, computer) to aid in the writing process.
  15. Rubric - Use a rubric to evaluate own and others' writing through small group discussion and shared work.
  16. Technology - Use technology to publish and present.
  17. Publication - Identify opportunities for publication (e.g., national and/or local contests, Internet web sites, newspapers, periodicals).
3rd Grade Writing Activities
6 Traits of Writing
About Margins, Indentation, Alignment, and Line Spacing (Microsoft)
A Fish Tale (Scholastic)
Aesop's Fables
All About Our Town: Using Brochures to Teaching Informational Writing (Read Write Think)
Beginning With Your Journal
Bio Cube (Read Write Think)
Characters
Character Trading Cards (Read Write Think)
Child's Journal in a Jar
Cocoa Ice (Harcourt School)
Comic Creator (Read Write Think)
Comparatives and Superlatives 3
Compare and Contrast
Compare and Contrast (Castle Technology)
Compare and Contrast Activities (Internet 4 Classrooms)
Compare and Contrast Lesson Plans (Internet 4 Classrooms)
Creative Writing Prompts
Critically Analyzing Information Sources
Cyberkids
Descriptive Writing (Scholastic)
Determine Writing Purpose (Study Zone)
Determine Writing Audience (Study Zone)
Dictionary Exercises
The Elf Project
Essay Map (Read Write Think)
Fiction: Description (Scholastic)
Field Journal Activity
Finding Historical Primary Sources
Find A Word In The Dictionary (TV 411)
Fractured Fairy Tales (Read Write Think)
Friendly Letter (Harcourt School)
The Friendly Letter Creator (ABC Ya)
Graphic Organizers (Enchanted Learning)
Graphic Organizers (Edu Place)
Graphic Organizers (Graphic)
Graphic Organizers
Graphic Organizers (eTheme)
Graphic Organizers Templates (Education World)
The Great Kapok Tree: About Conflict in Literature (Education World)
Guidelines for Rubric Development
Haiku (Ed Tech)
Holt Interactive Graphic Organizers
How to Edit or Proofread an Essay or Paper (Wiki How)
How to Use the Microsoft Thesaurus (Work Place Life)
How to Use Word Choice That Catches The Reader's Eye (Kim's Korner 4 Teacher Talk)
How to Write an "I Can't Write A Poem" Poem (Giggle Poetry)
How to Write Exaggerations (Giggle Poetry)
How-to Writing: Motivation Students to Write for a Real Purpose (Read Write Think)
The Imagination Prompt Generator
Imaginative Winter Story
Information and Activities for the Modes of Writing (Kim's Korner 4 Teacher Talk)
Interactive Circle Plot Diagram (Read Write Think)
Interactive Graphic Organizers
Interactive Venn http://k-12teacherresources.wikispaces.com/Third+Grade+Language+ArtsDiagram (Read Write Think)
Intermediate Literature Log Grading Rubric
Journaling
Journal Jars (Scrap Your Stories)
Journal Writing Ideas (Teacher Net)
Keeping a Nature Journal (Sierra Club)
Letter Generator (Read Write Think)
Letter Poems (Read Write Think)
Library Media Resources (Study Zone)
Literary Elements Mapping (Read Write Think)
Make Beliefs Comix
Making Sentences (BBC)
Making Sentences (BBC)
Manuscript Form
Mapping Tool (Study Zone)
Monkey Business (Gamegoo)
Narrative Writing Links
Narrative Writing Tutorial
Newspaper Writing Lesson Plan
Notetaker (Read Write Think)
Nursery Rhyme Expansion (Teacher's Desk)
Paraphrasing Topic Sentences
Parts of a Sentence (Harcourt School)
The Patchworker (BBC)
The Patchworker/Worksheet (BBC)
Penguins On Ice (BBC)
PIZZAZ
Plot Diagram (Read Write Think)
Poetry 4 Kids
Poetry Idea Engine (Scholastic)
Poetry Unit
Poetry Writing (Scholastic)
Popular Third Grade Creative Writing
Powerful Writing: Description in Creating Monster Trading Cards (Read Write Think)
Power Proofreading (Edu Place)
Practice for Comparison and Contrast
Practice Setting (Study Zone)
Practice Setting (Study Zone)
Practice Setting (Study Zone)
Practice Writing a Friendly Letter (Study Zone)
Printables (Teacher Vision)
Printing Press (Read Write Think)
Problem-Solution (Reading Quest)
Proverbs: Wisdom Tales Without a Plot (Story Arts)
Proofreading
Prompts with Pictures (Harcourt School)
Publish It! (The Write Source)
Punctuation 1 Quiz (ESL Cafe)
Punctuation 2 Quiz (ESL Cafe)
Punctuation Games (Gamequarium)
Putting Sentences Together (BBC)
Putting Sentences Together (BBC)
Put the Words in Order to Make Sentences
Real Sentences
Research Room
Rhyming Dictionary and Thesaurus
Rubrics and Rubric Makers (Teach-nology
Rubrics for Assessment
Sense You Asked! Writing Workshop Lesson (A to Z Teacher Stuff)
Sentence Sort (Harcourt School)
Sentence Twister
Sequence of Events (Beacon Learning Center)
Sequencing (Study Zone)
Shape Poems (Read Write Think)
Stapeless Book (Read Write Think)
Story Board (Scholastic)
Story Character Outline (Study Zone)
Story Mapping (Read Write Think)
Story Scramble (PBS Kids)
Story Starter (Scholastic)
Story Writing Tips
Submitting to Cricket Magizine
Teaching Audience
Teaching Sentence Sense
The Thesaurus (TV 411)
Text 2 Mind Map
The Time I Got Lost
Topic Sentences (Internet 4 Classrooms)
Topics/Short Quiz
Topic Sentences
Through Interactive Writing (Read Write Think)
Troubleshooting Your Sentences
Understanding Supporting Details (Study Zone)
Using a Glossary
Using a Variety of Sources (Study Zone)
Using Excel for Concept Maps (Internet 4 Classrooms)
Using the Dictionary
Wacky Web Tales (Edu Place)
Wall of Words
Webbing Tool (Read Write Think)
What is a Compare and Contrast Essay? (Read Write Think)
What Makes A Good Story
The Write Kids
Write Me a Story
Write Now!
The Writers Slate
Writing
Writing a Friendly Letter
Writing a Friendly Letter (Study Zone)
Writing a Friendly Letter
WritingFix's Random Daily Prompt Generator
Writing Friendly Letters
(ABC Teach)
Writing Prompts/Journal Topics (Can Teach)
Writing with Writers (Scholastic)

Research

  1. Narrow a Topic - Define and narrow a topic for research.
  2. Find Resources - Identify three or more resources using more than one medium to support the research topic.
  3. Use References - Use reference materials (e.g., dictionary, thesaurus, atlas, and encyclopedia).
  4. Visit Library - Visit the library/media center as a source of information for research.
  5. Graphic Organizer - Organize information gathered using a simple graphic organizer.
  6. Write a Report - Write a simple research report demonstrating the research results.
3rd Grade: Oceans and Seas
3rd Grade Online Research Investigations
3rd Grade, Research and Inquiry Resources (McGraw Hill)
All the Information in the Unknown Universe
Amazing Animals Project (WebQuest)
Animal Research Project 3rd Grade (WebQuest)
Antonyms
A Research Guide for Students
Ask Kids
A Third Grade Research Project
Awesome Library
BibMe!
The Big 6
The Big Huge Thesaurus
Bio Cube (Read Write Think)
Bio Research Cube
Boolify
Character Trading Cards (Read Write Think)
Citation Machine
Citation Maker
Critically Analyzing Information Sources
CyberSleuth Kids
Dictionary
Dictionary Exercises
Dictionary MSN Encarta
Dogpile
EasyBib
Encyclopedia
Essay Map (Read Write Think)
Evernote
Find A Word In the Dictionary (TV 411)
Follow the Clues (Scholastic)
Graphic Organizers
Graphic Organizers (eThemes)
Graphic Organizers (Graphic)
Graphic Organizers (Edu Place)
Graphic Organizers (Enchanted Learning)
Graphic Organizers Maker (Teach-nology)
Graphic Organizer Templates (Education World)
The Great Kapok Tree: Teaching About Conflict in Literature (Education World)
Holt Interactive Graphic Organizers
Homonyms
How To Do Research
How to Use the Microsoft Word Thesaurus (Word Place Life)
Huey and Louie Meet Dewey (Education World)
Ibistro
Ideas for Research Reports (Harcourt School)
Information and Critical Literacy
Interactive Graphic Organizers
Interactive Graphic Organizers and More
IPL 2
Ivy's Search Engine Resources
Ixquick Search
Kids Click!
Kid's Search Tool (Kid's Click)
Kid's Search Tools
Kids' Search Tool
Library of Congress
Library Media Resources (Study Zone)
Main Idea Graphic Organizer (Study Zone)
Mamma
My Favorite Author (WebQuest)
Narrow Your Research Topic (Homework Tips)
The Notetaker (Read Write Think)
NSDL
OneKey
Pebble Go
Pink Monkey
Power Proofreading (Edu Place)
Problem-Solution (Reading Quest)
Project Labels
Quintura for Kids
Qwiki
Research Building Blocks: Examining Electronic Sources (Read Write Think)
Research Building Blocks: Skim, Scan, and Scroll (Read Write Think)
Research Report (Harcourt School)
Research Road Map
Research Road Map Home Page
Research Tools for Students
Save the Library! (Education World)
Search Cube
Search Engines (Internet 4 Classrooms)
Search Tools for Students
Slime Kids
Star Search: How Do I Find The Book I Need? (Read Write Think)
Storyboard (Scholastic)
Sweet Search 4 Me
Synonyms
Teacher's Domain
Text 2 Mind Mapping
The Thesaurus (TV 411)
Third Grade Animal Research Projects
Third Grade Bibliographical Format
Third Grade Research Day
Third Grade and Fifth Grade Research Information
Third Grade Research Wordles
Topic Mini-Research Lesson Plan
Twurdy
Unit Plan Index (Intel)
Using a Dictionary (Study Zone)
Using a Dictionary (Study Zone)
Using a Glossary
Using Organizational Features to Locate Information (Study Zone)
Using Organizational Features to Locate Information (Study Zone)
Using References to Locate Information (Study Zone)
Using a Variety of Sources (Study Zone)
Using a Variety of Sources (Study Zone)
Using a Variety of Sources (Study Zone)
Using a Variety of Sources (Study Zone)
Using Excel for Concept Maps (Internet 4 Classrooms)
Using the Dictionary
Visual Dictionary Online (Merriam Webster)
Webbing Tool (Read Write Think)
Who Said That? How to Cite Electronic Resources (Education World)
Word Central
World Book Online
Writing a Research Paper for 3rd Grade
Yahoo! Kids
Yippy

Logic

  1. Fact or Opinion - Distinguish fact from opinion.
  2. Cause and Effect - Distinguish cause from effect.
  3. Compare and Contrast - compare and contrast two characters, ideas, or stories.
  4. Draw Inferences - Draw inferences and adjust predictions during reading.
  5. Draw Conclusions - Draw conclusions based on evidence acquired during reading.
  6. Sequence of Events - Indicate the sequence of events in text.
Adverb Clauses: Cause and Effect Relationships
Alejandro's Gift (Harcourt School)
A Special Christmas Present
Blinky's Facts and Opinions (PBS Kids)
Cause and Effect (Study Zone)
Cause and Effect (Study Zone)
Cause and Effect (Think Quest)
Cause and Effect Book List (Teachers Net)
The Cause and Effect Card Game
Cause and Effect Contraptions (Scholastic)
Cause and Effect Graphic Organizers
Cause and Effect Inventions (Scholastic)
Cause and Effect Organizer (Teacher Vision)
Cause and Effect Paragraphs
Cause and Effect Signal Words
Cause and Effect Worksheets (Have Fun Teaching)
Cheese Sauce
Cup of Tea
The Day Jimmy's Boa Taught Cause and Effect (Read Write Think)
Drawing Conclusions
(Teacher Vision)
Drawing Conclusions (Study Zone)
Drawing Conclusions (Study Zone)
Exploring Cause and Effect Using Expository Text About Natural Disasters (Read Write Think)
Fact and Opinion 41
Fact and Opinion 45
Fact and Opinion (Study Zone)
Fact and Opinion Worksheets (Have Fun Teaching)
Fact or Opinion?
Fact or Opinion?
Fact or Opinion?
Fact or Opinion? (Primary Resources)
Flippy's Adventure (Harcourt School)
Follow the Clues (Scholastic)
Food: Fact or Opinion? (ABC Teach)
The Garden of Happiness (HB School)
The Great Kapok Tree: Teaching About Conflict In Literature (Education World)
Guess Who?
How to Build a Snowman (Lesson Plan Page)
I Can Wash Dishes
If You Give A Mouse A Cookie
Inferences
Inferences (Teacher Vision)
Inference Worksheets (Have Fun Teaching)
Inferencing Activities
Martin Luther King Jr.: A Fact or Opinion Activity (Education World)
Making Inferehttp://k-12teacherresources.wikispaces.com/Third+Grade+Language+Artsnces and Drawing Conclusions (Study Zone)
Monkey Business
Nasreddin and the Beggar
Nasreddin and the Ferry Man
Nasreddin and the Pot
Nasreddin and the Smell of Soup
Nasreddin Goes Shopping
Nasreddin's Visitors
Paragraph Fix Up
Popular Third-Grade Reading Comprehension Resources (Teacher Vision)
Practice with Cause and Effect
Practice with Explaining a Process
Practice Reading Comprehension
Reading Comprehension Worksheets (Super Teacher Worksheets)
Sea Turtles in Danger (Learning Today)
Sequence of Events (Beacon Learning Center)
Sequencing (Study Zone)
Sequencing Events of a Story (Internet 4 Classrooms)
Sequencing Worksheets (Have Fun Teaching)
Simple Present Tense: Fact, Habit, Opinion or Schedule
So That's The Reason! (Scholastic)
Story Board (Scholastic)
Story Scramble (PBS Kids)
The Talent Show (Harcourt School)
Test Tutor (Harcourt School)
Third Grade Reading Comprehension (Have Fun Teaching)
Two Sisters and the Cat
Using Cause & Effect Transitions
Veterans Day Fact or Opinion

Informational Text

  1. Pre-Reading Strategies - Develop and use pre-reading strategies (e.g., identify a purpose for reading {for information, for enjoyment, for understanding a writer's position}, make predictions using text features {illustrations, graphics}, preview text using illustrations, graphics, text format, text structures, and skimming).
  2. Comprehension - Demonstrate strategies for determining meaning while reading (e.g., formulate clarifying questions, predict outcomes, create a mental image).
  3. Check for Understanding - Check for understanding after reading (e.g., draw conclusions based on evidence gained while reading).
  4. Main Idea - Identify the main idea and supporting details in text.
  5. Fiction or Nonfiction - Distinguish fiction from nonfiction.
  6. Text Features - Use text features to locate information (e.g., charts, tables of contents, maps, illustrations).
  7. Follow Instructions - Follow multi-tasked instructions in informational and technical texts (e.g., follow a recipe, complete assembly instructions).
Alaska Native Stories: Using Narrative to Introduce Expository Text (Read Write Think)
Applying Question-Answer Relationships to Pictures (Read Write Think)
Author's Point of View (Study Zone)
Author's Purpose (Study Zone)
Author's Purpose (Study Zone)
Author's Purpose (Study Zone)
Author's Purpose (Study Zone)
Author's Purpose (Oswego)
Author's Purpose Interactive Practice Sites (Internet 4 Classrooms)
Author's Purpose Worksheets and PowerPoint Shows (Internet 4 Classrooms)
A Very Important Day (HB School)
Being a Fish
Blending Fiction and Nonfiction to Improve Comprehension and Writing Skills (Read Write Think)
Can You Follow Directions?
The Chickenpox Party
Comparing and Contrasting Fiction and Nonfiction (Scholastic)
Comparing Fiction and Nonfiction with "Little Red Riding Hood Text" Sets (Read Write Think)
Cows (Sadlier Oxford)
The Crowded House (Harcourt School)
The Crowded House (Harcourt School)
Determining the Main Idea
Did You Know? (Study Zone)
The Difference Between Fiction and Nonfiction
Direct Definition Context Clues
Drawing Conclusions (Study Zone)
Drawing Conclusions (Study Zone)
Fiction or Nonfiction
Fiction or Nonfiction (Oswego)
Fiction/Nonfiction (Study Zone)
Follow Directions (Study Zone)
The Frog Beyond the Fairy Tale Character: Searching Informational Texts (Read Write Think)
George Washington Teaches Map Directions (Education World)
Getting the Idea (Beacon Learning Center)
Guessing Vocabulary In Context (English Zone)
How to Make a Classical Seven Circuit Labyrinth
How Well Do You Follow Directions? (Education World)
Identifying Topics and Main Ideas
Identify Main Idea (Study Zone)
Identify Main Idea (Study Zone)
Implied Central Ideas
Interpreting Chart Information (TV 411)
Into the Book
Journalist's Desk
Know How to Locate Parts of a Book (Study Zone)
Know How to Locate Parts of a Book (Study Zone)
Know How to Locate Parts of a Book (Study Zone)
Looking for the Fine Print (TV 411)
Lucy and the Chickens
The Magician's Apprentice (Education World)
Main Idea (Internet 4 Classrooms)
Main Idea Graphic Organizer (Study Zone)
Main Idea Online Quizzes
Main Idea Tutorial
Prepare to Read Nonfiction (Scholastic)
Practice Reading Section
Reading Charts and Graphs (TV 411)
Reading Comprehension (Mr Naussbaum)
Reading Comprehension Test (Internet 4 Classrooms)
Reading Comprehension Worksheets to Print (Internet 4 Classrooms)
Reading Percentages in Charts (TV 411)
Reciprocal Teaching (Reading Quest)
STAR Search: How Do I Find The Book I Need? (Read Write Think)
Thinking Maps (Map the Mind)
Turtle Bay (Harcourt School)
Using An Index For Information (Teach-nology)
Using A Table Of Contents (Teach-nology)
Using Context Clues
Using the Parts of a Book (Teach-nology)
What's The Big Idea? (Harcourt Schools)
Wild Shots, They're My Life! (Harcourt School)

Media

  1. Access Information - Use media to access information (e.g., online catalog, nonfiction books, encyclopedias, CD-ROM references, Internet).
  2. Enhance Reports - Use media to enhance reports and oral presentations.
  3. Main Idea - Understand the main idea or message in a visual image (e.g., pictures, cartoons, weather reports on television, newspapers, photographs).
  4. Visit Libraries - Visit libraries/media centers and regularly check out materials.
A Case For Reading: Examining Challenged and Banned Books (Read Write Think)
Comic Master
Create Your Own Amulet Graphix (Scholastic)
Fact Monster
Fair Use
Glogster
Graphics (Internet 4 Classrooms)
How to Make a Movie (Zimmer Twins)
Huey and Louie Meet Dewey (Education World)
Kerpoof
Library Media Resources (Study Zone)
Main Idea (Internet 4 Classrooms)
More Amazing Americans: A WebQuest
My Favorite Author (WebQuest)
Research Building Blocks: Examining Electronic Sources (Read Write Think)
Research Building Blocks: Skim, Scan, and Scroll (Read Write Think)
Research Roadmap Home Page
Save the Library! (Education World)
StoryBird
StoryJumper
Using Picture Books To Teach Characterization In Writing Workshop
Visuwords
Wartime Poetry: Working With Similes (Read Write Think)
Word Clouds for Kids (ABC Ya)
Wordle
ZooBurst

Literature

  1. Pre-Reading Strategies - Develop and use pre-reading strategies (e.g., identify a purpose for reading {for information, for enjoyment, for understanding a writer's position}, make predictions using text features {illustrations, graphics}, preview text using illustrations, graphics, text format, text structures, and skimming).
  2. Determine Meaning - Demonstrate strategies for determining meaning while reading and checking for understanding after reading.
  3. Reading Comprehension - Check for understanding after reading (e.g., draw conclusions based on evidence gained while reading, identify the stated or implied main idea).
  4. Read Fluently - Read with increasing fluency and confidence from a variety of texts (e.g., paired readings, shared reading, choral reading, teacher-led reading, reading from tapes/CDs).
  5. Vocabulary - Build vocabulary by listening to literature and participating in discussions.
  6. Forms of Text - Recognize varying forms of text (e.g., poems, plays, stories).
  7. Literary Styles - Read and review various literary (e.g., short stories, fairy tales, folk tales, poetry, plays and nonfiction).
  8. Story Elements - Define and identify setting and characters, including main and minor characters.
  9. Compare and Contrast - Compare and contrast different versions/representations of similar stories, legends, lessons, or events reflecting different cultures.
  10. Use of Language - Explore the use of language in literary texts (e.g., rhythm, beat, imagery, simile, and metaphor).
  11. Rhyming Words - Identify and produce rhyming words.
  12. First Person - Explore the concept of first person point of view.
  13. Library - Visit libraries/media centers; select and check out materials.
  14. Chapter Books - Read longer narrative and expository text independently, including chapter books.
  15. Discuss Literature - Discuss literature (e.g., book discussions, literacy circles, writing, oral presentations).
A Case for Reading: Examining Challenged and Banned Books (Read Write Think)
Alaska Native Stories: Using Narrative to Introduce Expository Text (Read Write Think)
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Wired for Books)
A New Twist on an Old Tale (WebQuest)
Applying Question-Answer Relationship to Pictures
Assessing Reading Fluency
Author's Point of View (Study Zone)
Author's Purpose (Study Zone)
Author's Purpose (Study Zone)
Author's Purpose Interactive Practice Sites (Internet 4 Classrooms)
Author's Purpose Worksheets and PowerPoint Shows (Internet 4 Classrooms)
Bab Books
Beantime Stories (Meddy Bemps)
Being A Fish
Bio Cube (Read Write Think)
But That Wasn't The Best Part (Meddy Bemps)
The Chickenpox Party
Children's Books Online
Children's Storybooks Online
Choral Poetry (Reading A-Z)
Circus Builder (Sadlier Oxford)
Classroom Reading Wall Procedures for Teachers (Reading Key)
Compare and Contrast (WebQuest)
Compare and Contrast Activities (Internet 4 Classrooms)
Compare and Contrast Lesson Plans
COWS (Sadlier Oxford)
Digby Mole's Rhyming Games (BBC)
Direct Definition Context Clues Tutorial
Explore Cause and Effect Using Expository Texts About Natural Disasters (Read Write Think)
Fairy Tales From Life (Read Write Think)
Fizzy Funny Fuzzy
The Fight-Oral Fluency Practice
Fluency (Professor Garfield)
Fluency Activities for Third Grade (eHow)
Fluent Reader
Food (PBS Kids)
Get the Idea (Beacon Learning Center)
Giggle Poetry
Greek Myths (StarFall)
Grimm Fairy Tales
Grimms Fairy Tales
Guessing Vocabulary in Context 1 (English Zone)
Guessing Vocabulary in Context 2 (English Zone)
How to Grade Fluency Reading (eHow)
How to Teach Fluency in Third-Grade Reading (eHow)
How to Teach Fluency in Third-Grade Reading (eHow)
Huey and Louie Meet Dewey (Education World)
Identifying the Author's Purpose (Study Zone)
Identifying Topic and Main Ideas
Identify Main Idea (Study Zone)
Implied Central Ideas
Intermediate Literature Log Grading Rubric
Journalist's Desk
Let's Read for Speed!
Letter Poems (Read Write Think)
Library Media Resources (Study Zone)
Links to Fables, Fairy Tales, Stories and Nursery Rhymes
Looking for the Fine Print (TV 411)
Main Idea (Internet 4 Classrooms)
Main Idea Online Quizzes
Main Idea Tutorial
Maintaining Point of View (Study Zone)
Mufaro's Beautiful Daughter
Multiple Meaning Words
My Favorite Author (WebQuest)
Online Children's Stories
Oral Fluency Assessment Calculator Grades 3-5 (Scholastic)
Oral Reading Fluency
Poetry 4 Kids
Poetry: A Feast to Form Fluent Readers (Read Write Think)
Practice Reading Comprehension
Practice Reading Section
Project Labels (Read Write Think)
Read and View Imaginative Texts (Study Zone)
Reading Comprehension (Mr Nussbaum)
Reading Comprehension Test (Internet 4 Classrooms)
Reading Comprehension Worksheet to Print (Internet 4 Classrooms)
Reading Fluency
Reading Fluency Activities (Reading Resource)
Reading Fluency Assessment
Reading Milestones (PBS)
Reading Response Log
Reciprocal Teaching (Reading Quest)
Recognize the Differences Among Stories and Plays (Study Zone)
Reggie Loves to Rhyme! (Scholastic)
Research Building Blocks: Examining Electronic Sources (Read Write Think)
Research Building Blocks: Skim, Scan and Scroll (Read Write Think)
Research Roadmap Home Page
Rhyming Words (Sadlier Oxford)
Save the Library! (Education World)
Setting Match (Oswego)
Shape Poems (Read Write Think)
Ski Lodge Vacation (Sadlier Oxford)
STAR Search: How Do I Find the Book I Need? (Read Write Think)
Story Elements (Harcourt School)
Storyline Online
Strategies Help Reluctant Silent Readers Read to Learn
Talking Drums
Teaching Point of View With Two Black Ants (Read Write Think)
Thinking Maps
Types of Point of View
Understanding Biographies (Study Zone)
Using Context Clues
Using Context Clues (Internet 4 Classrooms)
Wartime Poetry: Working With Similes (Read Write Think)
What Are Book Talks?
What Makes Poetry? Exploring Line Breaks (Read Write Think)
What's The Big Idea? (Harcourt School)
When Did the Story Happen? (Oswego)
Whootie Owl
Wizards and Pigs
Word Play (BBC)