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3rd Grade Language Arts Curriculum

3rd Grade Language Arts Curriculum
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A 3rd grade language arts curriculum will build on what students have learned in the last few years. Your child’s grammar, and writing skills are also expected to expand as they write longer copy with more detail and transitions.

This page will give you an overview of the objectives and goals your child’s third grade language arts curriculum should aim to achieve.

What Language Arts Concepts Should a 3rd Grader Know

What Language Arts Concepts Should a 3rd Grader Know

In third grade, students should be fluent readers who are ready to dive into chapter books and take their reading comprehension skills to the next level. Typically, 3rd grade language arts studies will include:

  • Use a number of comprehension strategies to answer questions.
  • Compare and contrast information.
  • Use transition words when writing.
  • Use proper punctuation and capitalization.
  • Understand idioms, prefixes, and suffixes in order to expand their vocabulary .

Discover everything that is included in Time4Learning’s 3rd grade language arts scope and sequence here.

Reading Goals/Objectives for 3rd grade

Now that phonics and reading skills are pretty much mastered, it’s time for your child to focus on their comprehension skills. Using the right strategies to break down text, ask questions, make inferences and summarize are all concepts that students will focus on this year.

The ideal language arts curriculum for third grade will help your child address these and many more objectives, including but not limited to:

  • Describe characters, identify the main idea and use supporting details.
  • Use context clues to understand what a word means.
  • Read and understand a variety of genres such as fiction, non-fiction, poetry, fables, etc.

Learn more about Time4Learning’s reading curriculum and how it helps your child achieve their academic goals.

Writing Goals/Objectives for 3rd grade

With the basics down, students are now moving on to writing longer, more detailed copy. This year, students will continue to grow their vocabulary and use these new words and phrases to make their writing as clear and concise as possible. A 3rd grade language arts curriculum will also help students with the writing objectives listed below.

  • The writing process: planning, drafting, revising, editing, publishing
  • Write longer text in chronological order using transition words
  • Write different types of text: opinion, informative, narrative, etc.

Learn more about how an online writing course can help enhance your child’s sentence writing, mechanics and more.

Grammar Goals/Objectives for 3rd Grade

Good writing isn’t possible without a solid understanding of grammar rules. This year, students will gain a deeper understanding of concepts that will help them communicate more effectively, both in writing and orally. Your language arts curriculum for third grade should teach your child how to:

  • Use proper punctuation, capitalization, and noun and verb forms (singular/plural)
  • Understand parts of speech, prefixes, suffixes, homophones, etc.
  • Know the different sentence types

Learn more about the importance of grammar and the grammar skills your child will learn throughout the years with an effective homeschool grammar curriculum.

Why Choose Time4Learning Third Grade Language Arts Homeschool Curriculum

As your child progresses through the elementary school years, it is important to foster a love of learning while ensuring mastery of important language arts skills such as proper punctuation, grammar and more.

Time4Learning offers a comprehensive online curriculum for third grade homeschoolers and afterschool skill builders. Our program builds on prior knowledge and expands on to new concepts when the student is ready. This feature is especially important in language arts as students often read and gain reading comprehension skills at different speeds.

The lessons are interactive and include tons of printable worksheets to keep your child engaged with what they are learning.

Time4Learning members will enjoy flexibility and benefits such as:

As a Full Curriculum
  • Comprehensive language arts curriculum correlates to all state standards and includes almost 300 activities.
  • Printable worksheets provide additional practice and reinforcement of online lessons.
  • Year’s worth of third grade language arts material is presented in a suggested sequence that builds on itself.
  • 19 chapters cover reading comprehension, vocabulary skills, writing, and more.
  • Spelling word lists and reading lists are included to help enhance online material.
  • Automated grading and recordkeeping features save time and help parents easily keep track of their child’s progress.
  • Activity planner and curriculum calculator help parents plan for the year and allow students to work independently.
As a Supplement
  • Student-paced approach allows your child to learn on their terms.
  • Flexibility to redo lessons for further understanding and retake tests and quizzes.
  • Adjustable grade levels allow students to review second grade language arts concepts or get a head start for fourth grade.
  • 24/7 access means students can log in afterschool, in the evenings, or on the weekends.
  • Students can follow the suggested sequence or work on the language arts activities that they need help with and skip those they have mastered.
  • Engaging online format makes learning language arts fun and eliminates the need to hire a tutor or drive to a learning center.
  • No contracts mean families can use the program as long as they need and start, stop or pause at any time.

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