Skip To Main Content

3rd Grade

CCSS Strands Standards
Reading:Literature/Informational Text
  • Identify key ideas and details by asking and answering questions about a text, recounting stories, fables, and folktales and their theme, and by describing characters’ traits and actions.
  • Recognize craft and structure by determining the meaning of words and phrases, the sequence of events, text features, and point of view.
  • Integrate knowledge and ideas by comparing and contrasting key details in two texts on the same topic.
  • Read a range of texts of various levels of text complexity.
Foundational Skills
  • Understand print concepts.
  • Show phonological awareness.
  • Use phonics in word recognition.
  • Read with fluency.
  • Write a variety of text types and for a variety of purposes.
  • Produce and distribute writing.
  • Research to build and present knowledge (integrating technology).
Speaking and Listening 
  • Comprehend and collaborate.
  • Present knowledge and ideas.
  •  Use the conventions of Standard English.
  • Acquire and use vocabulary.


Video links above require a free registration to use LearnZillion. Parents can create a free "teacher" account here. Once logged in you can access the Background Information and Guided Practice videos without interruption.

SMCPS Resources:

 Additional Helpful Resources:

Resources to Support Your Child at Home:

Generic Resources

Resources Available through SMCPS

Recommended Reading/Online Books

Reading Comprehension




The following articles provide tips to support writing at home: