Worksheets for Third Grade : Free Common Core English Language Arts

Third Grade : Free Common Core English Language Arts Worksheets

What you will learn: While reading, understand the message, lesson, or moral and explain it using the key details in the text. Read prose, poetry, myths, legends, folktales, social and technical texts, and more to understand cause and effect, and points of view. Decode words with most common prefixes and derivational or latin suffixes. Work with context clues to understand meaning of words.

Writing extends to informative/explanatory texts that examines and develop a topic with facts and details. Learn to write narratives with characters, dialogues, sequential events, and actions. In language, learn the function of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs. Use figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

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RL.3   :  Reading: Literature

RL.3.A Key Ideas and Details
RL.3.1
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
RL.3.2
Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
RL.3.3
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events
RL.3.B Craft and Structure
RL.3.4
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.
RL.3.5
Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.
RL.3.6
Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.
RL.3.C Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
RL.3.9
Compare and contrast the themes, settings, and plots of stories written by the same author about the same or similar characters (e.g., in books from a series)
RL.3.D Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
RL.3.10
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 2-3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

RI.3   :  Reading: Informational Text

RI.3.A Key Ideas and Details
RI.3.1
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
RI.3.2
Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
RI.3.3
Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.
RI.3.B Craft and Structure
RI.3.4
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.
RI.3.5
Use text features and search tools (e.g., key words, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently.
RI.3.6
Distinguish their own point of view from that of the author of a text.
RI.3.C Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
RI.3.7
Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur).
RI.3.8
Describe the logical connection between particular sentences and paragraphs in a text (e.g., comparison, cause/effect, first/second/third in a sequence).
RI.3.9
Compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic.
RI.3.D Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
RI.3.10
By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 2-3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

RF.3   :  Reading: Foundational Skills

RF.3.A Phonics and Word Recognition:
RF.3.3
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
Identify and know the meaning of the most common prefixes and derivational suffixes.
Decode words with common Latin suffixes.
Decode multisyllable words.
Read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words.
RF.3.B Fluency
RF.3.4
Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.
Read grade-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.
Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.

W.3   :  Writing

W.3.A Text Types and Purposes
W.3.1
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.
Introduce the topic or text they are writing about, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure that lists reasons.
Provide reasons that support the opinion.
Use linking words and phrases (e.g., because, therefore, since, for example) to connect opinion and reasons.
Provide a concluding statement or section.
W.3.2
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
Introduce a topic and group related information together; include illustrations when useful to aiding comprehension.
Develop the topic with facts, definitions, and details.
Use linking words and phrases (e.g., also, another, and, more, but) to connect ideas within categories of information.
Provide a concluding statement or section.
W.3.3
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
Establish a situation and introduce a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally.
Use dialogue and descriptions of actions, thoughts, and feelings to develop experiences and events or show the response of characters to situations.
Use temporal words and phrases to signal event order.
Provide a sense of closure.
W.3.B Production and Distribution of Writing
W.3.4
With guidance and support from adults, produce writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task and purpose. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1-3 above.)
W.3.5
With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards 1-3 up to and including grade 3 here.)
W.3.6
With guidance and support from adults, use technology to produce and publish writing (using keyboarding skills) as well as to interact and collaborate with others.
W.3.C Research to Build and Present Knowledge
W.3.7
Conduct short research projects that build knowledge about a topic.
W.3.8
Recall information from experiences or gather information from print and digital sources; take brief notes on sources and sort evidence into provided categories.
W.3.D Range of Writing
W.3.10
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

L.3   :  Language

L.3.A Conventions of Standard English
L.3.1
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Explain the function of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs in general and their functions in particular sentences.
Form and use regular and irregular plural nouns.
Use abstract nouns (e.g., childhood).
Form and use regular and irregular verbs.
Form and use the simple (e.g., I walked; I walk; I will walk) verb tenses.
Ensure subject-verb and pronoun-antecedent agreement.
Form and use comparative and superlative adjectives and adverbs, and choose between them depending on what is to be modified.
Use coordinating and subordinating conjunctions.
Produce simple, compound, and complex sentences.
L.3.2
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Capitalize appropriate words in titles.
Use commas in addresses.
Use commas and quotation marks in dialogue.
Form and use possessives.
Use conventional spelling for high-frequency and other studied words and for adding suffixes to base words (e.g., sitting, smiled, cries, happiness).
Use spelling patterns and generalizations (e.g., word families, position-based spellings, syllable patterns, ending rules, meaningful word parts) in writing words.
Consult reference materials, including beginning dictionaries, as needed to check and correct spellings.
L.3.B Knowledge of Language
L.3.3
Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
Choose words and phrases for effect.
L.3.C Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
L.3.4
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning word and phrases based on grade 3 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
Determine the meaning of the new word formed when a known affix is added to a known word (e.g., agreeable/disagreeable, comfortable/uncomfortable, care/careless, heat/preheat).
L.3.5
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships and nuances in word meanings.
Distinguish the literal and nonliteral meanings of words and phrases in context (e.g., take steps).

Worksheet: Third Grade

Personification


Read each sentence carefully. Circle the idea, object, or animal being personiļ¬ed. Underline the words that show personiļ¬cation.

Core Standard: RL.3.4


Worksheet: Third Grade

State Birds in USA


The tables on this worksheet contain a compilation of information about the U.S state birds from Wikipedia.org. Study the tables and answer the questions.

Core Standard: RI.3.5


Worksheet: Third Grade

Prefixes


Add a prefix to the word in parenthesis ( ) to complete each sentence.

Core Standard: RF.3.3.A


Worksheet: Third Grade

The Day at the Park


Use transition words from the word bank to write a story about a day you spent at the park.

Core Standard: W.3.3.C


Worksheet: Third Grade

Subject and Verb Agreement # 2


Circle the verb that correctly completes each sentence.

Core Standard: L.3.1.F