The goal of the third grade literacy curriculum is to develop competent, independent readers and writers who speak and listen effectively. Important skills and strategies include:
__ I began each sentence with a capital letter.
__ I ended each sentence with proper punctuation.
__ I remembered to indent.
__ I used capital letters for names, titles, and I.
__ I used a dictionary for correct spelling.
__ I have written a topic sentence, supporting details, and a concluding sentence for my paragraph.
__ I started sentences in different ways.
__ I used vivid and descriptive language.
__ I proofread my work carefully.