Language Arts 300

Language Arts 300 focuses on the sequential development and integration of communication skills in four major areas: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Students are introduced to basic reading skills, as well as close reading strategies to use in short stories, a short play, poetry, and fables. Students learn to read digital text. Special attention has been paid to teaching students advanced word decoding skills. Students’ understanding of sentence structure will lead to hands-on experience with completesentences and writing complete paragraphs. Students will use graphic organizers to follow the writing process to write for a variety of genres. Students will be given the opportunity to use their verbal communication skills in a variety of projects, in addition to learning strategies for research and gathering information. After completion of course assignments, student understanding will be deepened in the following ways:

  • Unit 1: Display an understanding of the basic elements of reading and writing, including summarizing, sentence structure, and personal narratives
  • Unit 2: Construct complete sentences and decode words using spelling rules and use understanding of story structure to interpret and replicate the style of a text
  • Unit 3: Use parts of words to identify meaning, and find relationships between words and read and write fiction, in fables, folk tales, fairy tales, and personal experiences
  • Unit 4: Classify parts of speech as part of a broader understanding of English grammar and use questioning techniques with texts and discussions including biographies
  • Unit 5: Review grammar rules for capitalization and punctuation of sentences and analyze short stories
  • Unit 6: Apply knowledge of poetry structure to write haiku poems and analyze digital media 
  • Unit 7: Identify and use parts of speech and use comprehension strategies while reading
  • Unit 8: Use knowledge of word parts to identify and use parts of speech and read and interpret details in a story or play•Unit 9:Use various strategies for reading non-fiction and fiction texts and follow the writing process to write an informational book report and different types of letters

State: National
Grade Level: 3
Category: English Language Arts
Course Length: Year