Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Let's Get This Day Started: Writing and Language Skills Grade 3

Let's Get This Day Started: Writing and Language Skills Grade 3

English Language Arts

Strand - Reading Standards: Literature, Grade 3

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.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.

Activity Pages
Sentences: Compound 32-34
Types of Writing: Narrative 59-61
Vocabulary: Words and Phrases for Effect 68-70
Figurative Language: Personification 92-94

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RL.3.1: Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.

Activity Pages
Types of Writing: Narrative 59-61
Vocabulary: Words and Phrases for Effect 68-70
Figurative Language: Symbolism 89-91
Figurative Language: Personification 92-94
Figurative Language: Similes and Metaphors 95-97

Craft and Structure

ELA.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.

Activity Pages
Sentences: Compound 32-34
Capitalization: Titles 41-43
Types of Writing: Narrative 59-61
Figurative Language: Symbolism 89-91
Figurative Language: Personification 92-94
Figurative Language: Similes and Metaphors 95-97
Figurative Language: Alliteration and Onomatopoeia 101-103

Craft and Structure

ELA.RL.3.6: Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.

Activity Pages
Types of Writing: Opinion 53-55

Craft and Structure

ELA.RL.3.4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from non-literal language.

Activity Pages
Vocabulary: Words and Phrases for Effect 68-70
Figurative Language: Similes and Metaphors 95-97
Figurative Language: Alliteration and Onomatopoeia 101-103
Figurative Language: Hyperbole 104-106

Strand - Reading Standards: Informational Text, Grade 3

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RI.3.1: Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.

Activity Pages
Pronouns: Subject and Object 8-10
Conjunctions: Subordinating 26-28
Punctuation: Possessives 47-49
Types of Writing: Informative 56-58
Vocabulary: Context Clues 77-79

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RI.3.3: Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.

Activity Pages
Conjunctions: Coordinating 23-25
Conjunctions: Subordinating 26-28

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RI.3.2: Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.

Activity Pages
Conjunctions: Subordinating 26-28

Craft and Structure

ELA.RI.3.4: Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.

Activity Pages
Vocabulary: Context Clues 77-79

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.RI.3.8: Describe the logical connection between particular sentences and paragraphs in a text(e.g., comparison, cause/effect, first/second/third in a sequence).

Activity Pages
Conjunctions: Subordinating 26-28
Run-on Sentences and Sentence Fragments 38-40
Vocabulary: Context Clues 77-79

Strand - Writing Standards, Grade 3

Text Types and Purposes

ELA.W.3.2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

Activity Pages
Pronouns: Subject and Object 8-10
Subject-Verb Agreement 14-16
Conjunctions: Coordinating 23-25
Run-on Sentences and Sentence Fragments 38-40
Punctuation: Possessives 47-49
Types of Writing: Informative 56-58
Vocabulary: Root Words and Prefixes 71-73
Vocabulary: Root Words and Suffixes 74-76
Figurative Language: Analogies 98-100

Text Types and Purposes

ELA.W.3.3: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.

Activity Pages
Verbs: Simple Past, Present, and Future 11-13
Adjectives: Comparative and Superlative 17-19
Sentences: Compound 32-34
Types of Writing: Narrative 59-61
Vocabulary: Synonyms and Antonyms 65-67
Vocabulary: Words and Phrases for Effect 68-70
Vocabulary: Shades of Meaning 83-85
Figurative Language: Idioms 86-88
Figurative Language: Personification 92-94
Figurative Language: Analogies 98-100

Text Types and Purposes

ELA.W.3.1: Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.

Activity Pages
Adjectives: Comparative and Superlative 17-19
Adverbs: Comparative and Superlative 20-22
Conjunctions: Subordinating 26-28
Types of Writing: Opinion 53-55
Formal and Informal English 62-64
Vocabulary: Root Words and Prefixes 71-73
Vocabulary: Root Words and Suffixes 74-76

Production and Distribution of Writing

ELA.W.3.4: With guidance and support from adults, produce writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task and purpose. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1–3 above.)

Activity Pages
Nouns: Plural, Regular and Irregular 5-7
Pronouns: Subject and Object 8-10
Verbs: Simple Past, Present, and Future 11-13
Subject-Verb Agreement 14-16
Adjectives: Comparative and Superlative 17-19
Adverbs: Comparative and Superlative 20-22
Conjunctions: Coordinating 23-25
Conjunctions: Subordinating 26-28
Sentences: Simple 29-31
Sentences: Compound 32-34
Sentences: Complex 35-37
Run-on Sentences and Sentence Fragments 38-40
Capitalization: Titles 41-43
Punctuation: Addresses 44-46
Punctuation: Possessives 47-49
Punctuation: Dialogue 50-52
Types of Writing: Opinion 53-55
Types of Writing: Informative 56-58
Types of Writing: Narrative 59-61
Formal and Informal English 62-64
Vocabulary: Synonyms and Antonyms 65-67
Vocabulary: Words and Phrases for Effect 68-70
Vocabulary: Root Words and Prefixes 71-73
Vocabulary: Root Words and Suffixes 74-76
Vocabulary: Context Clues 77-79
Vocabulary: Multiple-Meaning Words 80-82
Vocabulary: Shades of Meaning 83-85
Figurative Language: Idioms 86-88
Figurative Language: Symbolism 89-91
Figurative Language: Personification 92-94
Figurative Language: Similes and Metaphors 95-97
Figurative Language: Analogies 98-100
Figurative Language: Alliteration and Onomatopoeia 101-103
Figurative Language: Hyperbole 104-106

Production and Distribution of Writing

ELA.W.3.5: With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards 1-3 up to and including grade 3)

Activity Pages
Verbs: Simple Past, Present, and Future 11-13
Subject-Verb Agreement 14-16
Conjunctions: Coordinating 23-25
Conjunctions: Subordinating 26-28
Sentences: Complex 35-37
Run-on Sentences and Sentence Fragments 38-40
Punctuation: Possessives 47-49
Punctuation: Dialogue 50-52
Types of Writing: Informative 56-58
Types of Writing: Narrative 59-61
Figurative Language: Idioms 86-88
Figurative Language: Symbolism 89-91
Figurative Language: Personification 92-94
Figurative Language: Similes and Metaphors 95-97
Figurative Language: Alliteration and Onomatopoeia 101-103
Figurative Language: Hyperbole 104-106

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

ELA.W.3.8: Recall information from experiences or gather information from print and digital sources; take brief notes on sources and sort evidence into provided categories.

Activity Pages
Pronouns: Subject and Object 8-10
Adverbs: Comparative and Superlative 20-22
Conjunctions: Coordinating 23-25
Run-on Sentences and Sentence Fragments 38-40
Punctuation: Possessives 47-49
Types of Writing: Informative 56-58
Formal and Informal English 62-64
Vocabulary: Context Clues 77-79

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

ELA.W.3.7: Conduct short research projects that build knowledge about a topic.

Activity Pages
Pronouns: Subject and Object 8-10
Subject-Verb Agreement 14-16
Conjunctions: Coordinating 23-25
Conjunctions: Subordinating 26-28
Run-on Sentences and Sentence Fragments 38-40
Punctuation: Addresses 44-46
Punctuation: Possessives 47-49
Types of Writing: Informative 56-58
Formal and Informal English 62-64
Vocabulary: Root Words and Suffixes 74-76
Vocabulary: Context Clues 77-79

Strand - Speaking and Listening Standards, Grade 3

Comprehension and Collaboration

ELA.SL.3.1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

Activity Pages
Nouns: Plural, Regular and Irregular 5-7
Pronouns: Subject and Object 8-10
Verbs: Simple Past, Present, and Future 11-13
Subject-Verb Agreement 14-16
Adjectives: Comparative and Superlative 17-19
Adverbs: Comparative and Superlative 20-22
Conjunctions: Coordinating 23-25
Conjunctions: Subordinating 26-28
Sentences: Simple 29-31
Sentences: Compound 32-34
Sentences: Complex 35-37
Run-on Sentences and Sentence Fragments 38-40
Capitalization: Titles 41-43
Punctuation: Addresses 44-46
Punctuation: Possessives 47-49
Punctuation: Dialogue 50-52
Types of Writing: Opinion 53-55
Types of Writing: Informative 56-58
Types of Writing: Narrative 59-61
Formal and Informal English 62-64
Vocabulary: Synonyms and Antonyms 65-67
Vocabulary: Words and Phrases for Effect 68-70
Vocabulary: Root Words and Prefixes 71-73
Vocabulary: Root Words and Suffixes 74-76
Vocabulary: Context Clues 77-79
Vocabulary: Multiple-Meaning Words 80-82
Vocabulary: Shades of Meaning 83-85
Figurative Language: Idioms 86-88
Figurative Language: Symbolism 89-91
Figurative Language: Personification 92-94
Figurative Language: Similes and Metaphors 95-97
Figurative Language: Analogies 98-100
Figurative Language: Alliteration and Onomatopoeia 101-103
Figurative Language: Hyperbole 104-106

Comprehension and Collaboration

ELA.SL.3.3: Ask and answer questions about information from a speaker, offering appropriate elaboration and detail.

Activity Pages
Pronouns: Subject and Object 8-10
Formal and Informal English 62-64
Vocabulary: Root Words and Prefixes 71-73
Figurative Language: Symbolism 89-91
Figurative Language: Analogies 98-100

Comprehension and Collaboration

ELA.SL.3.2: Determine the main ideas and supporting details of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.

Activity Pages
Figurative Language: Personification 92-94

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.SL.3.6: Speak in complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation in order to provide requested detail or clarification.

Activity Pages
Nouns: Plural, Regular and Irregular 5-7
Pronouns: Subject and Object 8-10
Verbs: Simple Past, Present, and Future 11-13
Subject-Verb Agreement 14-16
Adjectives: Comparative and Superlative 17-19
Adverbs: Comparative and Superlative 20-22
Conjunctions: Coordinating 23-25
Conjunctions: Subordinating 26-28
Sentences: Simple 29-31
Sentences: Compound 32-34
Sentences: Complex 35-37
Run-on Sentences and Sentence Fragments 38-40
Capitalization: Titles 41-43
Punctuation: Addresses 44-46
Punctuation: Possessives 47-49
Punctuation: Dialogue 50-52
Types of Writing: Opinion 53-55
Types of Writing: Informative 56-58
Types of Writing: Narrative 59-61
Formal and Informal English 62-64
Vocabulary: Synonyms and Antonyms 65-67
Vocabulary: Words and Phrases for Effect 68-70
Vocabulary: Root Words and Prefixes 71-73
Vocabulary: Root Words and Suffixes 74-76
Vocabulary: Context Clues 77-79
Vocabulary: Multiple-Meaning Words 80-82
Vocabulary: Shades of Meaning 83-85
Figurative Language: Idioms 86-88
Figurative Language: Symbolism 89-91
Figurative Language: Personification 92-94
Figurative Language: Similes and Metaphors 95-97
Figurative Language: Analogies 98-100
Figurative Language: Alliteration and Onomatopoeia 101-103
Figurative Language: Hyperbole 104-106

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.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.

Activity Pages
Pronouns: Subject and Object 8-10
Adjectives: Comparative and Superlative 17-19
Sentences: Compound 32-34
Punctuation: Dialogue 50-52
Types of Writing: Opinion 53-55
Vocabulary: Synonyms and Antonyms 65-67
Figurative Language: Idioms 86-88

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.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.

Activity Pages
Adjectives: Comparative and Superlative 17-19
Punctuation: Dialogue 50-52
Types of Writing: Opinion 53-55
Figurative Language: Alliteration and Onomatopoeia 101-103

Strand - Language Standards, Grade 3

Conventions of Standard English

ELA.L.3.2: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

Activity Pages
Nouns: Plural, Regular and Irregular 5-7
Pronouns: Subject and Object 8-10
Verbs: Simple Past, Present, and Future 11-13
Subject-Verb Agreement 14-16
Adjectives: Comparative and Superlative 17-19
Adverbs: Comparative and Superlative 20-22
Conjunctions: Coordinating 23-25
Conjunctions: Subordinating 26-28
Sentences: Simple 29-31
Sentences: Compound 32-34
Sentences: Complex 35-37
Run-on Sentences and Sentence Fragments 38-40
Capitalization: Titles 41-43
Punctuation: Addresses 44-46
Punctuation: Possessives 47-49
Punctuation: Dialogue 50-52
Types of Writing: Opinion 53-55
Types of Writing: Informative 56-58
Types of Writing: Narrative 59-61
Formal and Informal English 62-64
Vocabulary: Synonyms and Antonyms 65-67
Vocabulary: Words and Phrases for Effect 68-70
Vocabulary: Root Words and Prefixes 71-73
Vocabulary: Root Words and Suffixes 74-76
Vocabulary: Context Clues 77-79
Vocabulary: Multiple-Meaning Words 80-82
Vocabulary: Shades of Meaning 83-85
Figurative Language: Idioms 86-88
Figurative Language: Symbolism 89-91
Figurative Language: Personification 92-94
Figurative Language: Similes and Metaphors 95-97
Figurative Language: Analogies 98-100
Figurative Language: Alliteration and Onomatopoeia 101-103
Figurative Language: Hyperbole 104-106

Conventions of Standard English

ELA.L.3.1: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

Activity Pages
Nouns: Plural, Regular and Irregular 5-7
Pronouns: Subject and Object 8-10
Verbs: Simple Past, Present, and Future 11-13
Subject-Verb Agreement 14-16
Adjectives: Comparative and Superlative 17-19
Adverbs: Comparative and Superlative 20-22
Conjunctions: Coordinating 23-25
Conjunctions: Subordinating 26-28
Sentences: Simple 29-31
Sentences: Compound 32-34
Sentences: Complex 35-37
Run-on Sentences and Sentence Fragments 38-40
Vocabulary: Root Words and Suffixes 74-76
Vocabulary: Multiple-Meaning Words 80-82

Knowledge of Language

ELA.L.3.3: Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.

Activity Pages
Nouns: Plural, Regular and Irregular 5-7
Pronouns: Subject and Object 8-10
Verbs: Simple Past, Present, and Future 11-13
Subject-Verb Agreement 14-16
Adjectives: Comparative and Superlative 17-19
Adverbs: Comparative and Superlative 20-22
Conjunctions: Coordinating 23-25
Conjunctions: Subordinating 26-28
Sentences: Simple 29-31
Sentences: Compound 32-34
Sentences: Complex 35-37
Run-on Sentences and Sentence Fragments 38-40
Capitalization: Titles 41-43
Punctuation: Addresses 44-46
Punctuation: Possessives 47-49
Punctuation: Dialogue 50-52
Types of Writing: Opinion 53-55
Types of Writing: Informative 56-58
Types of Writing: Narrative 59-61
Formal and Informal English 62-64
Vocabulary: Synonyms and Antonyms 65-67
Vocabulary: Words and Phrases for Effect 68-70
Vocabulary: Root Words and Prefixes 71-73
Vocabulary: Root Words and Suffixes 74-76
Vocabulary: Context Clues 77-79
Vocabulary: Multiple-Meaning Words 80-82
Vocabulary: Shades of Meaning 83-85
Figurative Language: Idioms 86-88
Figurative Language: Symbolism 89-91
Figurative Language: Personification 92-94
Figurative Language: Similes and Metaphors 95-97
Figurative Language: Analogies 98-100
Figurative Language: Alliteration and Onomatopoeia 101-103
Figurative Language: Hyperbole 104-106

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

ELA.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).

Activity Pages
Nouns: Plural, Regular and Irregular 5-7
Pronouns: Subject and Object 8-10
Verbs: Simple Past, Present, and Future 11-13
Subject-Verb Agreement 14-16
Adjectives: Comparative and Superlative 17-19
Adverbs: Comparative and Superlative 20-22
Conjunctions: Coordinating 23-25
Conjunctions: Subordinating 26-28
Sentences: Simple 29-31
Sentences: Compound 32-34
Sentences: Complex 35-37
Run-on Sentences and Sentence Fragments 38-40
Capitalization: Titles 41-43
Punctuation: Addresses 44-46
Punctuation: Possessives 47-49
Punctuation: Dialogue 50-52
Types of Writing: Opinion 53-55
Types of Writing: Informative 56-58
Types of Writing: Narrative 59-61
Formal and Informal English 62-64
Vocabulary: Synonyms and Antonyms 65-67
Vocabulary: Words and Phrases for Effect 68-70
Vocabulary: Root Words and Prefixes 71-73
Vocabulary: Root Words and Suffixes 74-76
Vocabulary: Context Clues 77-79
Vocabulary: Multiple-Meaning Words 80-82
Vocabulary: Shades of Meaning 83-85
Figurative Language: Idioms 86-88
Figurative Language: Symbolism 89-91
Figurative Language: Personification 92-94
Figurative Language: Similes and Metaphors 95-97
Figurative Language: Analogies 98-100
Figurative Language: Alliteration and Onomatopoeia 101-103
Figurative Language: Hyperbole 104-106

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

ELA.L.3.5: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships and nuances in word meanings.

Activity Pages
Sentences: Simple 29-31
Punctuation: Dialogue 50-52
Types of Writing: Opinion 53-55
Types of Writing: Narrative 59-61
Vocabulary: Words and Phrases for Effect 68-70
Vocabulary: Shades of Meaning 83-85
Figurative Language: Idioms 86-88
Figurative Language: Symbolism 89-91
Figurative Language: Personification 92-94
Figurative Language: Similes and Metaphors 95-97
Figurative Language: Analogies 98-100
Figurative Language: Alliteration and Onomatopoeia 101-103
Figurative Language: Hyperbole 104-106

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

ELA.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.

Activity Pages
Vocabulary: Words and Phrases for Effect 68-70
Vocabulary: Root Words and Prefixes 71-73
Vocabulary: Root Words and Suffixes 74-76
Vocabulary: Context Clues 77-79
Vocabulary: Multiple-Meaning Words 80-82
Vocabulary: Shades of Meaning 83-85

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