Language Arts


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:

  • Listening and speaking
  • Word study
  • Oral reading
  • Comprehension
  • Literature appreciation
  • Study skills
  • Writing


Writing Checklist


__ 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.



Third Grade Reading List