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Language Arts Lesson Plans for Third Grade

Language Arts Lesson Plans for Third Grade

Let’s Read English is an online student-paced learning system for students in preschool through middle school. It is well-known as a third-grade online school curriculum, afterschool improvement, remediation, and summer study.

The lesson plans below present a thorough list of the third-grade social studies curriculum, with short activity descriptions and learning activity (LA) numbers. Additional resources related to third-grade social studies are also listed down below.

Members frequently use this article as a resource for more thorough planning as a guide to help them choose particular activities by using the activity finder or differentiate our curriculum with state standards.

Language Arts for third grade contains:

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  1. Language Arts – 197 Activities
  2. Language Arts Extensions – 83 Activities

Language Arts Lesson Plan – Third Grade Curriculum

Total activities: 197

Chapter 1: “Vocabulary Skills”

The student will demonstrate knowledge by determining the meaning of synonyms from grade level appropriate vocabulary, by correctly choosing a given word or phrase that means the same thing, in reading.

The student will demonstrate knowledge by determining the meaning of antonyms from grade level appropriate vocabulary, by correctly choosing a given word or phrase that means the opposite, in reading.

The student will be able to analyze and determine the correct meaning of a word, based on the prefix of the root word or how the prefix is used in the context of a passage.

The student will be able to analyze and determine the correct meaning of a word, based on the suffix of the root word or how the suffix is used in the context of a passage.

The student will be able to identify and select the appropriate homophone or word that sounds the same, based on the context of a passage which fits the best meaning of the given word or phrase.

The student will be able to identify and analyze the author’s use of idioms, based on the context of a passage and how these expressions are used in literal and interpretative information.

Chapter 2: “Process Skills: Think Alouds”

Use the reading comprehension process skills of summarizing, predicting, visualizing, questioning, and clarifying with extensive scaffolding and support, through think aloud prompts.

Use the reading comprehension process skills of summarizing, predicting, visualizing, questioning, and clarifying with scaffolding and support, through think aloud prompts.

Use the reading comprehension process skills of summarizing, predicting, visualizing, questioning, and clarifying to independently read and comprehend texts with minimal think aloud support.

Chapter 3: “Comprehension: Literature”

Use knowledge, information, and ideas from literary or expository texts to make inferences about the text (e.g., make inferences, draw conclusions, make generalizations, and infer sequence of events.

Identify the main idea(s) or theme(s), distinguishing them/it from supporting details in a literary text.

Develop summaries or paraphrase information from literary or expository text containing context clues.

Identify characters and compare and contrast characters within a literary text.

Identify and describe the setting(s) in a literary text

Identify plot by using story elements including the main problem and solution.

Chapter 4: “Comprehension: Informational Text”

Identify the main idea(s) using the supporting details in an expository text.

Students will be introduced to variations in language, specifically how common phrases like “spilled the beans” can have nonliteral meanings.

Students will understand some variations in language, specifically how common phrases like “penny pincher” can have nonliteral meanings, and that digital texts have specific features, like hyperlinks.

Students will be introduced to the concepts of shades of meaning, point of view, and context clues. They will apply these skills when reading two authentic nonfiction texts, “Homesick” and “Wall of Wonder”.

Students will review shades of meaning, point of view, and context clues. They will apply these skills when reading an authentic nonfiction text, “Cats versus Dogs: Who makes a better friend?”

Students will review shades of meaning, point of view, and context clues. They will apply these skills when reading an authentic nonfiction text, “Food Fight.”

Identify and use knowledge of the author’s purpose to comprehend the writing of a literary or expository text.

Read and interpret charts and graphs.

Compare and contrast characters, settings, ideas, information and/or plot within a text or between two or more genre sources (literary or expository) that include figurative language such as similes.

Students will be introduced to scientific vocabulary and high utility academic words. Main idea and details will be reviewed before students compare and contrast these elements in two nonfiction texts.

Students will be introduced to scientific vocabulary and high utility academic words. Main idea and details will be reviewed before students compare and contrast these elements in two nonfiction texts.

Students will be introduced to scientific concepts, high utility academic words, and root words. Students will compare and contrast the main ideas and details in two nonfiction texts about ice.

Identify literary or expository text that is organized in sequential/chronological order using words (first, next, last, then, finally, etc.) or phrases (to begin with, in addition to, etc.).

Distinguish between fact and opinion in an expository text.

Identify and distinguish between cause and effect in expository and literary texts.

Chapter 5: “State Simulation Assessments”

Students will demonstrate knowledge of comprehension skills on grade level appropriate literary and expository passages, with questions that simulate a high-stakes assessment.

Chapter 6: “Family – ILA”

The student will learn thematic content through discovery, and achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary. Authentic fiction literature is included.

Through a series of learning activities focused on discovery, recognition, and application, the student will practice language arts skills.

Chapter 7: “Community – ILA”

The student will learn thematic content through discovery, and achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary.

Through a series of learning activities focused on discovery, recognition, and application, the student will practice language arts skills.

Chapter 8: “Friendship – ILA”

The student will learn thematic content through discovery, and achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary.

Through a series of learning activities focused on discovery, recognition, and application, the student will practice language arts skills.

Chapter 9: “Tall Tales – ILA”

The student will learn thematic content through discovery, and achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary.

Through a series of learning activities focused on discovery, recognition, and application, the student will practice language arts skills.

Chapter 10: “Folktales – ILA”

The student will learn thematic content through discovery, and achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary.

Through a series of learning activities focused on discovery, recognition, and application, the student will practice language arts skills.

Chapter 11: “Fairy Tales – ILA”

The student will learn thematic content through discovery and achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary. Authentic Caldecott-winning fictional literature is included.

Through a series of learning activities focused on discovery, recognition, and application, the student will practice language arts skills.

Chapter 12: “Animals – ILA”

The student will learn thematic content through discovery and achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary. Authentic fiction literature is included.

Through a series of learning activities focused on discovery, recognition, and application, the student will practice language arts skills.

Language Arts Extensions Lesson Plan - Third Grade Curriculum

Total activities: 83

Chapter 1: Reading Comprehension – Extension
Chapter 2: Cause & Effect – Extension
Chapter 3: Grammar – Extension
Chapter 4: Conventions of Spelling – Extension
Chapter 5: Speaking and Listening – Extension
Chapter 6: Writing Skills – Extension

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Lesson Activity Finder Tool

The lesson activity finder tool is one of the numerous useful tools that Let’s Read English provides for members. The activity finder is an alternative route for parents to preview lessons or find additional practices for their children easily.

Each lesson in the curriculum has a rare activity number referred to in the lesson plans as an “LA Number.” These numbers can be detected either on the scope and sequence pages or the lesson plans in the Parent Dashboard.

You can find the activity finder in the lower left-hand corner of the Student Dashboard. To use the activity finder, members can log in to their children’s account, type the Learning Activity (LA) number of a lesson into the Activity Finder, and then click “Go” to open it.

Please check our hints and help section for more information which provides more details about the activity finder.

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Other Resources Related to Third-Grade Language Arts

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