3rd Grade English

Give the opportunity of academic acceleration. A Grade Ahead’s 3rd grade English program encourages students to excel in English independently. Students begin practicing extended responses to writing prompts while implementing appropriate grammar and parts of speech. Our 3rd grade English curriculum enhances:

  • Skills necessary for standardized testing
  • Writing (outlines, drafting/editing, creative pieces, fantasy, letters)
  • Comprehension
  • Extended responses and their proper format

3rd grade English students receive weekly work that will focus on vocabulary, grammar, and comprehension or writing



Curriculum & Samples: 3rd Grade English
# Month Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4
1 June Comprehension: Prose Constructed Response (PCR) Nouns: Common, Proper Verbs and Simple Tenses Review
2 July Comprehension: Main Idea, Plot, Setting Subject & Predicate Complete/Incomplete Sentences;
End Punctuation
Review;
Synonyms & Antonyms
3 August
Test #1
Comprehension: Narrator & Characters;
Compare/Contrast
Pronouns;
Possessive Nouns
Helping Verbs;
Writing Outlines
Review
4 September Adjectives Adverbs Prefix/Suffix;
Realistic Fiction
Review
5 October Comparative/Superlative Adjectives Comparative/Superlative Adverbs Collective Nouns;
Fantasy
Review;
Fantasy
6 November Irregular Verbs (With "to be") Abbreviations;
PCR
Fact/Opinion;
Editing and Word Choice
Review;
PCR
7 December
Test #2
Coordinating Conjunctions Single and Compound Sentences Word Classification;
Final Drafts
Review;
PCR
8 January Possessive Nouns Subject-Verb Agreement Quotation Marks Review
Preparation for State Standardized Tests February
(ALWAYS sent in the month of Feb unless requested otherwise)
(1) Prose Constructed Response (Extended Response) Writing
(2) Reading Comprehension Analysis by
      (a) Organizing Information with Graphics
      (b) Finding Support
      (c) Inferring
March Similes/Metaphors Context Clues Essays to Inform Review;
Essays to Inform
10 April Prepositions Poetry - 1 Poetry - 2 Review;
PCR
11
(Final Testing)
May Review of Months 8-10 and Testing

Grade appropriate comprehension and vocabulary word lists are included in each week's packet.



Curriculum Samples
  • Sample 1  
  • Sample 2



Other Program(s)
for This Grade:

3rd Grade Math
3rd Grade Science

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