3.A.3 The student will identify words rapidly so that attention is directed at the meaning of the text.
3.A.3.1 Read regularly in independent-level texts (texts in which no more than 1 in 20 words is difficult for the reader) fluently and accurately, and with appropriate rate, change in voice, and expression.
3.A.3.2 Read regularly in instructional-level texts that are challenging yet manageable (texts in which no more than 1 in 10 words is difficult for the reader).
3.A.3.3 Engage in repeated readings of the same text to increase fluency.
3.A.3.4 Accurately and fluently read 300-400 high frequency and/or irregularly spelled words in meaningful texts.
3.A.3.5 Use punctuation cues (e.g., final punctuation, commas, quotation marks) in text with appropriate phrasing as a guide to understanding meaning.
3.A.4 The student will interact with the words and concepts in a text to construct an appropriate meaning.
3.A.4.1 Literal Understanding
3.A.4.1.a Read and comprehend poetry, fiction, and nonfiction that is appropriately designed for third grade.
3.A.4.1.b Use prereading strategies independently to preview, activate prior knowledge, predict content of text, and establish a purpose for reading.
3.A.4.1.c Recall major points in a text and revise predictions about what is read.
3.A.4.1.d Show understanding by asking questions and supporting answers with literal information from the text.
3.A.4.2 Inferences and Interpretation
3.A.4.2.a Make inferences by connecting prior knowledge and experience with information from the text.
3.A.4.2.b Interpret text, including lessons or morals depicted in fairytales, fables, etc., and draw conclusions from evidence presented in the text.
3.A.4.2.c Participate in creative response to text (e.g., art, drama, and oral presentations).
3.A.4.3 Summary and Generalization
3.A.4.3.a Summarize by recognizing main ideas, key concepts, key actions, and supporting details in fiction and nonfiction.
3.A.4.3.b Make generalizations about a text (e.g., theme of a story or main idea of an informational text).
3.A.4.3.c Produce summaries of fiction and nonfiction text, highlighting major points.
3.A.4.4 Analysis and Evaluation
3.A.4.4.a Analyze characters including their traits, relationships, feelings, and changes in text.
3.A.4.4.b Distinguish between fact and opinion in nonfiction text.
3.A.4.4.c Analyze the causes, motivations, sequences, and results of events from a text.
3.A.4.5 Monitoring and Correction Strategies
3.A.4.5.a Monitor own reading and modify strategies as needed (e.g., recognize when he or she is confused by a section of text, questions whether the text makes sense)
3.A.4.5.b Predict, monitor, and check for understanding using semantic, syntactic, and graphophonic cues.
3.A.4.5.c Clarify meaning by rereading, questioning, and modifying predictions.
3.A.5 The student will read to construct meaning and respond to a wide variety of literary forms.
3.A.5.1 Demonstrate knowledge of and appreciation for various forms (genres) of literature.
3.A.5.1.a Recognize characteristics of literary genres and forms (e.g., contemporary realistic fiction, historical fiction, nonfiction, modern fantasy, poetry, drama, and traditional stories such as fairy tales and fables).
3.A.5.1.b Read, understand, and discuss a variety of genres.
3.A.5.2 Demonstrate knowledge of literary elements and techniques and how they affect the development of a literary work.
3.A.5.2.a Compare and contrast plots, settings, or characters presented by different authors and the same author of multiple texts.
3.A.5.2.b Recognize themes that occur across literary works.
3.A.5.3 The student will identify figurative language and sound devices in writing and how they affect the development of a literary work.
3.A.6 The student will conduct research and organize information.
3.A.6.1 The student will select the best source for a given purpose.
3.A.6.1.c Access information from charts, maps, graph, schedules, directions, and diagrams.
3.A.6.1.d Use the title page, table of contents, glossary, chapter headings, and index to locate information.
3.A.6.1.e Use text formats as an aid in constructing meaning from nonfiction (expository) text (e.g., heading, subheading, bold print, and italics).
3.A.6.2 The student will analyze and evaluate information from a variety of sources.
3.A.6.2.a Begin the research process by selecting a topic, formulating questions, and identifying key words.
3.A.6.2.b Locate, organize, and synthesize information from a variety of print and nonprint and technological resources (e.g., dictionaries, reference books, atlases, magazines, informational texts, thesaurus, and technology/Internet).