English Language Arts Grade 3 Unit 1
Summary Statement: A study of fiction, focusing on characters and distinguishing the reader’s point of view from that of the narrator or characters.
Focus Standards for Unit 1
RL.3.1 Ask and answer questions to demonstrate an understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
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.3.6 Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.
RL.3.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.
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.
SL.3.1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.