Language Arts 3

This list is representative of the materials provided or used in this course. Keep in mind that the actual materials used may vary, depending on the school in which you are enrolled, and whether you are taking the course as Independent Study.

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Scope & Sequence : Scope & Sequence documents describe what is covered in a course (the scope) and also the order in which topics are covered (the sequence). These documents list instructional objectives and skills to be mastered. K12 Scope & Sequence documents for each course include:

Course Overview

In Language Arts 3, reading lessons are designed to develop comprehension, build vocabulary, and help students become more independent readers. Students practice writing as a process  as they write a narrative, a report, letters, and poetry. Students learn about sentence structure, parts of speech, and research skills. Through weekly word lists, students learn relationships between sounds and spellings. Students read works of nonfiction, as well as four novels. Students learn and use techniques for effective oral presentations, and develop test-taking and critical thinking skills.

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Course Length

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Course Outline


Comprehension Strategies:

  • Ask questions and support answers by connecting prior knowledge with information found in, and inferred from, the text

  • Make connections to personal experiences

  • Recall major points in the text and make and modify predictions

  • Summarize readings

Comprehension Skills:

  • Recognize the author's purpose

  • Identify the speaker or narrator in a selection

  • Recognize cause and effect

  • Compare and contrast across selections and genres

  • Draw conclusions

  • Make and explain inferences

  • Identify problems characters face in stories and identify how they solve them

  • Distinguish fact from opinion

  • Identify and sequence steps in a process

  • Identify the main idea and supporting details

  • Recognize story elements: character, setting, plot (conflict and resolution), and theme

Informational Materials:

  • Use titles, tables of contents, chapter headings, glossaries, and indexes to locate information in text

  • Follow simple, multiple-step written instructions (e.g., how to assemble a product or play a board game)

  • Locate information in charts, diagrams, maps, captions, illustrations, and photos

Literary Response:

  • Recognize different genres: biography, drama, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry

  • Determine what characters are like by what they say and do, and by how the author or illustrator portrays them


  • Identify line, stanza, and rhyme

  • Identify and use similes

  • Identify and analyze how a poet uses language to appeal to the senses, create imagery, and set tone

  • Recognize literary techniques such as personification, alliteration, and onomatopoeia

Listening and Speaking Strategies:

  • Retell, paraphrase, and explain what a speaker has said

  • Read prose and poetry aloud with fluency, rhythm, and expression

  • Connect and relate prior experiences, insights, and ideas to those of a speaker

Analysis of Oral and Media Communications:

  • Compare ideas and points of view expressed in broadcast and print media

  • Distinguish between the speaker's opinions and verifiable facts

Language Skills

Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics:

  • Sentences

  • Nouns

  • Verbs

  • Adjectives

  • Paragraph skills

  • Research skills

  • Pronouns

  • Adverbs

  • Synonyms and antonyms

  • Homophones

  • Abbreviations and titles

  • Commas and quotation marks

  • Contractions

Vocabulary and Word Study:

  • Understand and apply the definitions of given words

  • Write sentences to answer questions on a reading selection that uses the words in context

  • Write original sentences that use words correctly in context

  • Make connections between words and ideas

  • Identify and explain verbal relationships


  • Hold pencil correctly

  • Write lowercase and uppercase cursive letters correctly on standard-ruled paper

  • Space letters, words, and sentences properly

  • Copy short passages legibly and accurately

Listening and Speaking

  • Recite a poem from memory, read a composition he or she has written, and read a brief passage from a favorite book

  • Learn and use techniques for effective oral presentations

  • Maintain purposeful discussion (agree and disagree constructively, state ideas clearly and fully using complete sentences and proper grammar, synthesize and build on the ideas of others, explain and defend ideas)

  • Understand and follow oral directions


Writing as a Process:

  • Understand and practice writing as a process (prewriting, drafting, revising, proofreading, publishing)

Paragraph Skills:

  • Identify topic sentence and details

  • Understand paragraph unity and development

Writing Friendly Letters:

  • Identify the parts of a friendly letter

  • Understand the audience and purpose for friendly letters and thank you notes

  • Address an envelope

Using Rubrics:

  • Identify the characteristics of a composition in each point of rubric

  • Score sample writings papers using a rubric

Writing a Personal Narrative:

  • Write a personal narrative in response to a given prompt

  • Use the writing process to develop and improve a personal narrative

Descriptive Writing:

  • Write a descriptive essay in response to a given prompt

  • Use the writing process to develop and improve a descriptive essay

Persuasive Writing:

  • Distinguish fact from opinion

  • Understand the need for evidence to support a position

  • Write a persuasive essay in response to a given prompt

  • Use the writing process to develop and improve a persuasive essay

Steps in a Process:

  • Explain the steps in a process in response to a given prompt

  • Use the writing process to develop and improve an essay that explains steps in a process

Report Writing:

  • Gather and organize information relevant to a specific topic

  • Write a book report

  • Use the writing process to develop and improve a report

  • Use techniques for effective oral presentations to deliver a report

Story Starters:

  • Write a story given a story starter

  • Use the writing process to develop and improve a story



  • Short and long vowels
  • Suffixes -s and -es
  • Homographs
  • Dropping silent e when adding -ed, -ing, -er
  • Doubling consonants when adding -ed, -ing, and -er
  • Soft c and g
  • Triple consonant blends
  • Digraph and trigraph blends
  • Consonant suffixes
  • Contractions
  • Prefixes
  • R-controlled vowels
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Lesson Scheduling

120 minutes

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Number of Lessons

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K12 Scope & Sequence documents for each course include:

  • Course Overview (as seen above)
  • Course Outline
  • Lesson Time and Scheduling