• By the end of third grade your child should be able to do the following:


    • Listen attentively in group situations
    • Understand grade-level material


    • Speak clearly with an appropriate voice
    • Ask and respond to questions
    • Participate in conversations and group discussions
    • Use subject-related vocabulary
    • Stay on topic, use appropriate eye contact, and take turns in conversation
    • Summarize a story accurately
    • Explain what has been learned


    • Demonstrate full mastery of basic phonics
    • Use word analysis skills when reading
    • Use clues from language content and structure to help understand what is read
    • Predict and justify what will happen next in stories and compare and contrast stories
    • Ask and answer questions regarding reading material
    • Use acquired information to learn about new topics
    • Read grade-level books fluently (fiction and nonfiction)
    • Reread and correct errors when necessary


    • Plan, organize, revise, and edit
    • Include details in writing
    • Write stories, letters, simple explanations, and brief reports
    • Spell simple words correctly, correct most spelling independently, and use a dictionary to correct spelling
    • Write clearly in cursive