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    3rd Grade ELAR
    Year at a Glance

     

    Unit 1 – 3 weeks

    Genre: Realistic Fiction

     

    Spelling Patterns: short vowels (review), long vowels (review),  double consonants (review)

     

    Comprehension Skills: making connections, summarizing, point of view

     

    Written Composition: personal narrative

     

    Grammar/Punctuation: nouns (singular, plural, common, proper, abstract, concrete), capitalization, end punctuation

     

    Unit 2 – 2 weeks

    Genre: Literary Nonfiction  

     

    Spelling: review of previous skills, consonant blends

     

    Comprehension Skills: theme, inferences, character traits

    Written Composition: biography

     

    Grammar/Punctuation: verbs (past, present, future, irregular), contractions

     

    Unit 3 – 4 weeks

    Genre: nonfiction

     

    Spelling: digraphs, diphthongs, complex consonants, complex vowels

     

    Comprehension Skills: text features, topic, main idea, fact/opinion

     Written Composition: expository

     

    Grammar/Punctuation: adjectives (descriptive, limiting, articles), commas,

     

    Unit 4 – 3 weeks

    Genre: poetry

     

    Spelling: review, plural –s, -es, irregular plurals

     

    Comprehension Skills: author’s purpose, figurative language, visualization

    Written Composition: poetry

     

    Grammar/Punctuation: subject predicate, prepositions, pronouns

     

    Unit 5 – 2 weeks

    Genre: procedural

     

    Spelling: review

     

    Comprehension Skills: sequence, topic, main idea

     Written Composition: procedure/instructional

     

    Grammar/Punctuation: adverbs (time, manner)

     

    Unit 6 – 2 weeks

    Genre: fantasy

     

    Spelling: irregular nouns, /sh/ sounds (-sion, -cian, -tion)

     

    Comprehension Skills: plot, story elements, moral

     Written Composition: fantasy/fictional

     

    Grammar/Punctuation: quotations, commas, apostrophes

     

    Unit 7 – 3 weeks

    Genre: nonfiction

     

    Spelling: r-controlled vowels, prefixes, suffixes

     

    Comprehension Skills: cause and effect, making connections, text features

     Written Composition: personal expository

     

    Grammar/Punctuation: simple/compound sentences, conjunctions

     

    Unit 8 – 2 weeks

    Genre: literary non-fiction

     

    Spelling: affixes review, double consonants (before adding suffix)

     

    Comprehension Skills: inference, plot, sequence, moral/theme

     Written Composition: narrative

     

    Grammar/Punctuation: homophones, homographs

     

    Unit 9 – 3 weeks

    Genre: poetry

     

    Spelling: droppin final –e, y->ies, suffix review

     

    Comprehension Skills: author’s purpose, making connections, figurative language, visualization

     Written Composition: poetry

     

    Grammar/Punctuation: review

     

    Unit 10 – 1 week

    Genre: persuasive

     

    Spelling: compound words

     

    Comprehension Skills: figurative language, topic, main idea

     Written Composition: opinion

     

    Grammar/Punctuation: adverbs, verbs, adjectives, nouns

     

    Unit 11 – 4 weeks

    Genre: fantasy

     

    Spelling: contractions, homophones

     

    Comprehension Skills: theme, moral, main idea/details, plot, sequence, character traits

     Written Composition: fantasy/fictional

     

    Grammar/Punctuation: analogies

     

    Unit 12 – 5 weeks

    Genre: drama

     

    Spelling: review, adverbs, adjectives, irregular vowels, review

     

    Comprehension Skills: character traits, sensory words, story elements, plot

     Written Composition: drama scripts

     

    Grammar/Punctuation: quotations, commas