Third Grade Literacy Benchmarks

Third Grade Literacy Benchmarks

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Third Grade Literacy Benchmarks

Standard 1: Uses the general skills and strategies of the writing
process to write for a variety of purposes and audiences

Benchmark 3.1.1 Demonstrates prewriting skills
Goal Area (s) covered under the benchmark: Writing Process
Brainstorming supporting details for a given topic
Uses graphic organizers as a prewriting strategy
Uses webs/clusters as a prewriting strategy
Uses story maps as a prewriting strategy
Adapts writing for different audiences (e.g. focus, organization, point of view)
Identifies writing appropriate to purpose (to inform)
Identifies writing appropriate to purpose (to entertain)

Benchmark 3.1.2 Demonstrates composing skills
Goal Area (s) covered under the benchmark: Writing Process
Identifies descriptive words that convey ideas in writing
Restates sentences using varied word order (syntax)
Describes the process of revision
Uses the revision process to add detail
Evaluates the word order and form of sentences

Benchmark 3.1.3 Demonstrates editing and proofreading skills
Goal Area (s) covered under the benchmark: Writing Process
Edits for proper capitalization (e.g. pronoun “I”, proper nouns, beginning of
sentences)
Uses margins within compositions
Uses indentations at the beginning of paragraphs
Edits composition for proper grammar
Edits for level-appropriate spelling

Benchmark 3.1.4 Uses appropriate forms of writing
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Third Grade Literacy Benchmarks
Standard 1: Uses the general skills and strategies of the writing
process to write for a variety of purposes and audiences
Benchmark 3.1.1
Demonstrates prewriting skills
Goal Area (s) covered under the benchmark: Writing Process
Brainstorming supporting details for a given topic
Uses graphic organizers as a prewriting strategy
Uses webs/clusters as a prewriting strategy
Uses story maps as a prewriting strategy
Adapts writing for different audiences (e.g. focus, organization, point of view)
Identifies writing appropriate to purpose (to inform)
Identifies writing appropriate to purpose (to entertain)
Benchmark 3.1.2
Demonstrates composing skills
Goal Area (s) covered under the benchmark: Writing Process
Identifies descriptive words that convey ideas in writing
Restates sentences using varied word order (syntax)
Describes the process of revision
Uses the revision process to add detail
Evaluates the word order and form of sentences
Benchmark 3.1.3
Demonstrates editing and proofreading skills
Goal Area (s) covered under the benchmark: Writing Process
Edits for proper capitalization (e.g. pronoun “I”, proper nouns, beginning of
sentences)
Uses margins within compositions
Uses indentations at the beginning of paragraphs
Edits composition for proper grammar
Edits for level-appropriate spelling
Benchmark 3.1.4
Uses appropriate forms of writing
Goal Area (s) covered under the benchmark: Writing Process
Identifies the parts of a friendly letter
Identifies a variety of narrative writing formats (e.g. stories, novels, plays)
Identifies the purpose of a personal narrative
Identifies the purpose of expository writing
Selects the introductory sentence for expository writing
Identifies persuasive writing
Identifies examples of personal writing
Recognizes a variety of personal writing formats (e.g. invitations, journals,
reading logs)
Benchmark 3.1.5
Uses appropriate sentence forms in their writing
Goal Area (s) covered under the benchmark: Writing Process
Identifies declarative sentences
Recognizes sentences that show strong feeling (exclamatory sentences)
Recognizes sentences that are commands or directions (imperative
sentences)
Uses declarative sentences in written compositions
Identifies interrogative sentences
Uses interrogative sentences in written compositions
Uses exclamatory sentences in written compositions
Uses imperative sentences in written compositions
Benchmark 3.1.6
Demonstrates ability to develop paragraphs
Goal Area (s) covered under the benchmark: Writing Process
Determines details that support the main idea of a paragraph
Recognizes that sentences in a paragraph relate to one central idea
Recognizes an introductory paragraph that introduces a main topic
Arranges sentences sequentially
Arranges sentences logically
Identifies the topic sentence of a paragraph
Benchmark 3.1.7
Spells high-frequency, age appropriate words
Goal Area (s) covered under the benchmark: Writing Process
Locates level-appropriate commonly misspelled words in writing (high
frequency)
Identifies correctly spelled words with prefixes and suffixes
Identifies the correct spelling of plural nouns
Identifies correctly spelled contractions
Identifies frequently misspelled words
New Vocabulary: advertise, argument, audience, autobiography, bibliography, book report,
chronological order, closing, creative writing, description, diary, drama, ending,
exclamatory sentence, expository writing, fiction, figurative language, formal essay,
friendly letter, graphic organizer, heading, indent, introduction, literary analysis, main
topic, manual, margin, memo, mystery, novel, persuasive writing, plural, quotation,
review, revision, run-on- sentence, signature, stanza, supporting detail, to entertain, to
inform, to persuade, topic, topic sentence
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Standard 2: Uses the grammatical and mechanical conventions of written
language
Benchmark 3.2.1
Uses basic sentence patterns
Goal Area (s) covered under the benchmark: Grammar
Uses simple sentences in written compositions
Benchmark 3.2.2
Uses correct forms of nouns
Goal Area (s) covered under the benchmark: Grammar
Uses common nouns in written compositions (singular and plural)
Identifies common nouns in written composition (singular and plural)
Uses irregular nouns appropriately in writing
Uses proper nouns in written compositions
Identifies proper nouns in written compositions
Benchmark 3.2.3
Uses correct forms of pronouns
Goal Area (s) covered under the benchmark: Grammar
Identifies pronouns in writing
Identifies first person pronouns
Uses first person pronouns in written compositions
Identifies second person pronouns
Recognizes correct usage of second person pronouns in written compositions
Recognizes correct usage of third person pronouns in written compositions
Uses the pronoun “I” correctly in compound subjects
Benchmark 3.2.4
Uses correct forms of verbs
Goal Area (s) covered under the benchmark: Grammar
Identifies verbs in written compositions
Uses linking verbs correctly in writing
Uses regular verbs in written compositions
Uses irregular verbs in written compositions
Uses auxiliary verbs (helping verbs) correctly in writing
Identifies action verbs in written compositions
Identifies present tense verbs
Uses present tense verbs in written compositions
Identifies past tense verbs
Uses past tense verbs in written compositions
Identifies future tense verbs
Uses future tense verbs in written compositions
Recognizes correct subject-verb agreement
Uses correct subject-verb agreement in written compositions
Benchmark 3.2.5
Uses correct forms of adjectives
Goal Area (s) covered under the benchmark: Grammar
Uses adjectives correctly in written compositions
Uses comparative adjectives in written compositions (e.g. more, less, -er)
Uses the superlative form of an adjective in written compositions (most, least,
-est)
Benchmark 3.2.6
Uses phrases and clauses correctly
Goal Area (s) covered under the benchmark: Grammar
Uses simple verb phrases correctly in written compositions
Benchmark 3.2.7
Uses negatives and interjections correctly
Goal Area (s) covered under the benchmark: Grammar
Uses negatives correctly in written compositions
Benchmark 3.2.8
Uses appropriate end punctuation
Goal Area (s) covered under the benchmark: Mechanics
Recognizes correct end-of-sentence punctuation (.
?
!)
Uses a period to end declarative sentences
Uses a question mark to end interrogative sentences
Identifies correct usage of question marks to end interrogative sentences
Identifies correct usage of exclamation marks to end exclamatory sentences
Benchmark 3.2.9
Uses commas correctly
Goal Area (s) covered under the benchmark: Mechanics
Recognizes the correct placement of commas in written dates
Recognizes the correct usage of commas in the greeting of a letter
Identifies the correct placement of commas after introductory words
Uses commas for items in a series
Recognizes the correct placement of commas to show items in a series
Uses commas to correctly punctuate locations
Identifies the correct placement of commas after nouns of direct address
Benchmark 3.2.10
Uses marks of punctuation correctly
Goal Area (s) covered under the benchmark: Mechanics
Uses periods to punctuate initials
Uses periods in abbreviations
Uses periods in titles before names
Identifies correct usage of apostrophes in contractions
Identifies correct usage of apostrophes in singular possessives
Uses a colon to separate hours and minutes
Uses quotation marks in titles of poems and short stories
Benchmark 3.2.11
Applies the rules of capitalization
Goal Area (s) covered under the benchmark: Mechanics
Capitalizes proper nouns
Capitalizes the names of the days of the week
Capitalize the titles of people
Capitalize towns, cities, counties and states
Capitalizes the first word of a sentence
Capitalize the pronoun “I” correctly
Capitalize names of countries
Capitalize names of holidays
Capitalize the names of geographic locations
Capitalize titles of books
Capitalize titles of stories
Capitalizes the heading of letters
Capitalizes the salutations of letters
Benchmark 3.2.12
Forms letters and numbers correctly
Goal Area (s) covered under the benchmark: Mechanics
Forms numbers and letters in cursive
New Vocabulary: address, book title, colon, compound sentence, cursive, friendly letter,
grammar, hyphen, plural, proper noun, punctuate, quotation mark, salutation, semi
colon, singular, subject-verb agreement, tense, verb phrase
New Signs and Symbols:
: colon,
… ellipsis, - hyphen,
; semicolon
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Standard 3: Uses a variety of print and non-print resources to locate and
gather information
Benchmark 3.3.1 Identifies the various parts of a book (e.g. index, table of contents,
glossary) to locate information
Goal Area (s) covered under this benchmark: Information Gathering
Uses dictionaries to gain understanding of unfamiliar words
Benchmark 3.3.2 Uses text organizers (e.g. headings, graphic features) to locate
information in a text
Goal Area (s) covered under this benchmark: Information Gathering
Benchmark 3.3.3 Uses a variety of print and non-print sources to gather information
(e.g. dictionaries, telephone books, human resources,
encyclopedias and textbooks)
Goal Area (s) covered under this benchmark: Information Gathering
New Vocabulary: encyclopedias, glossary, graphic features, headings, human resources,
index, table of contents, telephone books, text books, text organizers
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Standard 4: Uses the general skills and strategies of the reading process
Benchmark 3.4.1
Recognizes that words appear in context and need to be decoded
Goal Area(s) covered under benchmark: Word Analysis and Vocabulary Development
Identifies words with the same short vowel sounds
Uses vowel diagraphs to decode unknown words (e.g. aw, ea, eigh)
Understands the concept of syllables
Identifies meaning of words from context
Uses context to choose the correct meaning of words with multiple meanings
Uses knowledge of word order and context to support word identification and
confirm word meaning
Uses diphthongs to decode unknown words (e.g. ee, oy, ough)
Identifies words with r-controlled vowels
Identifies meanings of level-appropriate vocabulary words
Alphabetizes words correctly
Uses syntax (word order) to decode words (does it sound right?)
Uses semantics (word meaning) to decode words (does it make sense?)
Benchmark 3.4.2
Recognizes words are made up of different components
Goal Area(s) covered under benchmark: Word Analysis and Vocabulary Development
Identifies base words
Uses prefixes to find the meanings of words (e.g. dis-, un-, re-)
Identifies words that use the correct suffix to complete a sentence
Uses suffixes to find the meanings of words (e.g. –ful, -er, -est)
Identifies compound words
Identifies contractions
Identifies contractions using context clues
Benchmark 3.4.3
Recognizes that some words have multiple meanings
Goal Area(s) covered under benchmark: Word Analysis and Vocabulary Development
Identifies words that have the same or a similar meaning (synonyms)
Identifies words that mean the opposite of one another (antonyms)
Identifies words that mean the opposite of one another (antonyms) using
context clues
Identifies words that are spelled and pronounced alike (homonyms)
Identifies words that are spelled and pronounced alike (homonyms) using
context clues
Identifies words that are spelled alike but are different in meaning or
pronunciation (homographs)
Identifies words that are spelled alike but are different in meaning or
pronunciation (homographs) using context clues
Identify words that are pronounced alike but are different in meaning or
spelling (homophones)
Identify words that are pronounced alike but are different in meaning or
spelling (homophones) using context clues
Benchmark 3.4.4
Recognizes that different texts and resources have unique
characteristics
Goal Area(s) covered under benchmark: Word Analysis and Vocabulary Development
Use dictionaries to gain understanding of unfamiliar words
Identifies characteristics of a variety of informational texts
Identifies characteristics of reference materials (e.g. atlas, dictionary,
encyclopedia)
New Vocabulary: antonym, dictionary, root word
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Standard 5: Reads, interprets and responds to a variety of literary and
informational texts
Benchmark 3.5.1
Understands the concepts of sequencing and recalling details
Goal Area(s) covered under benchmark: Literal Comprehension
Identifies sequence of events in literary text (e.g. first, second, last)
Orders sentences to create a paragraph that makes sense in literary text
Interprets chronological/sequential order in literary text
Identifies chronological/sequential order in informational texts
Analyzes chronological/sequential order in informational text
Benchmark 3.5.2
Demonstrates the ability to locate and summarize text
Goal Area(s) covered under benchmark: Literal Comprehension
Summarizes facts and details in short literary passages
Locates stated information in literary text
Locates details that support the main idea
Locates stated information in informational text
Locates and restates information in informational text
Locates information using various parts of a book (e.g. title page, author,
table of contents)
Benchmark 3.5.3
Identifies different genres and their structures
Goal Area(s) covered under benchmark: Literal Comprehension
Identifies characteristics of poems
Identifies characteristics of folk tales
Identifies characteristics of fables
Identifies characteristics of fairy tales
Identifies stories as a type of fiction
Identifies stories as nonfiction
Identifies characteristics of legends
Identifies characteristics of newspapers
Identifies main characters in literary text using literal comprehension skills
Benchmark 3.5.4
Makes inferences, predictions and draws conclusions
Goal Area(s) covered under benchmark: Inferential and Interpretive Comprehension
Makes predictions in literary text using content (e.g. pictures clues, titles)
Makes inferences from titles to determine the content of literary text
Makes inferences in literary text about events
Makes inferences in literary text to identify future events
Makes inferences to identify qualities of characters in literary text
Makes inferences to identify the feelings and perspectives of characters
Makes inferences to identify setting in literary text ( e.g. season, weather,
everyday places)
Makes inferences to identify titles in literary text
Makes inferences to identify problem and/or solution in literary text
Draws conclusions using informational text
Makes inferences using informational text
Makes predictions in informational text using content (e.g. picture clues, book
titles)
Benchmark 3.5.5
Determines cause and effect
Goal Area(s) covered under benchmark: Inferential and Interpretive Comprehension
Identifies cause and effect relationships in literary text
Identifies cause and effect in informational text
Determines cause and effect relationships in literary text
Examines the effect in a cause and effect relationship described in literary
text
Examines the cause in a cause and effect relationship described in literary
text
Identifies the effect in a cause and effect relationship described in
informational text
Identifies the cause in a cause and effect relationship described in
informational text
Benchmark 3.5.6
Demonstrates the ability to classify and categorize information
Goal Area(s) covered under benchmark: Inferential and Interpretive Comprehension
Assesses similarities and differences in literary text
Assesses similarities and differences in informational text
Compares settings, characters and events in literary text
Evaluates words with common characteristics in literary text (e.g. Once upon
a time)
Benchmark 3.5.7
Demonstrates the ability to analyze a text’s theme or main idea
Goal Area(s) covered under benchmark: Inferential and Interpretive Comprehension
Analyzes text to identify main idea in literary text
Analyzes literary text to identify a title representing the main idea
Determines the main idea of informational texts based on supporting details
Examines informational text to identify a title representing the main idea
Benchmark 3.5.8
Distinguishes between fact and fiction
Goal Area(s) covered under benchmark: Critical Judgment
Classifies statements as fact or opinion in informational text
Classifies statements as fact or opinion in literary text
Benchmark 3.5.9
Determines the author’s purpose and point of view
Goal Area(s) covered under benchmark: Critical Judgment
Recognizes who is telling the story (point of view) in literary text
Assesses the author’s purpose in informational text
Benchmark 3.5.10
Demonstrates the ability to analyze literary devices and techniques
Goal Area(s) covered under benchmark: Critical Judgment
Recognizes the repetition of words that have the same ending sound (rhyme)
in literary text
Benchmark 3.5.11
Demonstrates the ability to analyze literary elements
Goal Area(s) covered under benchmark: Critical Judgment
Examines the setting in literary text
Examines the sequence of events in literary text
Examines the problem/conflict in literary text
New Vocabulary: announcement, fiction, instructions, main character, make-believe, non-fiction,
plot, point of view, schedule, science fiction, setting, tall tale, textbook
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Standard 6: Uses speaking and listening strategies for a variety of
purposes
Benchmark 3.6.1 Speaks for different purposes (e.g. to describe, to report, to explain,
to persuade)
Goal Area (s) covered under this benchmark: Speaking and Listening
Benchmark 3.6.2 Listens for a specific purpose (e.g. to retell a story, to follow
directions, to share information)
Goal Area (s) covered under this benchmark: Speaking and Listening
Benchmark 3.6.3 Uses basic listening strategies (make eye contact, faces the
speaker, paraphrases information)
Goal Area (s) covered under this benchmark: Speaking and Listening
Benchmark 3.6.4 Uses strategies to communicate to an audience (e.g. uses
appropriate volume, pitch and rate, uses clear and specific
vocabulary)
Goal Area (s) covered under this benchmark: Speaking and Listening
New Vocabulary: appropriate volume, audience, communicate, eye contact, listening
strategies, paraphrases information, pitch, purpose, rate, specific vocabulary, to
describe, to report, to explain, to follow directions, to persuade, to retell a story, to
share information