Course Objectives and Standards

Students will be able to:

 

Week 1

·     Identify the key components of narrative storytelling

·     Identify the key elements of fables


Reading Standards for Literature

Key Ideas and Details:


CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.3.1

Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers

 

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.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

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.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

Craft and Structure:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.3.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language

 

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.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

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.3.6

Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.3.7

Explain how specific aspects of a text's illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting)

 

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.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)

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity:

 

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.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

 

Reading Standards for Foundational Skills

Phonics and Word Recognition:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.3.3

Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words

 

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.3.3.A

Identify and know the meaning of the most common prefixes and derivational suffixes

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.3.3.B

Decode words with common Latin suffixes

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.3.3.C

Decode multisyllable words

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.3.3.D

Read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words

Fluency:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.3.4

Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension

 

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.3.4.A

Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.3.4.B

Read grade-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.3.4.C

Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.

 Vocabulary Acquisition and Use:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.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

 

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.4.A

Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.4.B

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)

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.4.C

Use a known root word as a clue to the meaning of an unknown word with the same root (e.g., company, companion)

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.4.D

Use glossaries or beginning dictionaries, both print and digital, to determine or clarify the precise meaning of key words and phrases

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.5

Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships and nuances in word meanings

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.5.A

Distinguish the literal and nonliteral meanings of words and phrases in context (e.g., take steps)

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.5.B

Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., describe people who are friendly or helpful)

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.5.C

Distinguish shades of meaning among related words that describe states of mind or degrees of certainty (e.g., knew, believed, suspected, heard, wondered)

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.6

Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate conversational, general academic, and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal spatial and temporal relationships (e.g., After dinner that night we went looking for them)

 

 

 

 




Weeks 2-3

·     Compose their own fable, using all of the key elements

 

Writing standards

Text Types and Purposes:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.3

Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences

 

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.3.A

Establish a situation and introduce a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.3.B

Use dialogue and descriptions of actions, thoughts, and feelings to develop experiences and events or show the response of characters to situations

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.3.C

Use temporal words and phrases to signal event order

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.3.D

Provide a sense of closure

Production and Distribution of Writing:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.4

With guidance and support from adults, produce writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task and purpose

 

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.5

With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing

Range of Writing:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.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

Language Standards

Conventions of Standard English:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.1

Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking

 

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.1.A

Explain the function of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs in general and their functions in particular sentences

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.1.B

Form and use regular and irregular plural nouns

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.1.C

Use abstract nouns (e.g., childhood)

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.1.D

Form and use regular and irregular verbs

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.1.E

Form and use the simple (e.g., I walked; I walk; I will walk) verb tenses

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.1.F

Ensure subject-verb and pronoun-antecedent agreement

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.1.G

Form and use comparative and superlative adjectives and adverbs, and choose between them depending on what is to be modified

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.1.H

Use coordinating and subordinating conjunctions

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.1.I

Produce simple, compound, and complex sentences

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.2

Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.2.A

Capitalize appropriate words in titles

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.2.B

Use commas in addresses

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.2.C

Use commas and quotation marks in dialogue

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.2.D

Form and use possessives

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.2.E

Use conventional spelling for high-frequency and other studied words and for adding suffixes to base words (e.g., sitting, smiled, cries, happiness)

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.2.F

Use spelling patterns and generalizations (e.g., word families, position-based spellings, syllable patterns, ending rules, meaningful word parts) in writing words

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.2.G

Consult reference materials, including beginning dictionaries, as needed to check and correct spellings

Knowledge of Language:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.3

Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.3.A

Choose words and phrases for effect

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.3.B

Recognize and observe differences between the conventions of spoken and written standard English



Week 4

 

·     Illustrate their fable, following illustration criteria

·     Write an author’s page

·     Publish their fable as a book


Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.3.4

Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking clearly at an understandable pace

 

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.3.5

Create engaging audio recordings of stories or poems that demonstrate fluid reading at an understandable pace; add visual displays when appropriate to emphasize or enhance certain facts or details

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.3.6

Speak in complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation in order to provide requested detail or clarification



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