The Following Grade Level Content Expectations are covered in this series of lessons.

Michigan Department of Education Grade Level Content Expectations for Third Grade English Language Arts


Students will:

R.NT.03.02 identify and describe the basic elements and purpose of a variety of narrative genre including folktales, fables, and realistic fiction.

R.NT.03.03 identify and describe characters’ thoughts and motivations, story level themes (good vs. evil), main idea, and lesson/moral.

R.NT.03.04 explain how authors use literary devices including prediction, personification, and point of view to develop a story level theme, depict the setting, and reveal how thoughts and actions convey important character traits.

R.IT.03.01 identify and describe the basic elements, features, and purpose of a variety of informational genre including textbooks, encyclopedias, and magazines.

R.IT.03.02 identify informational text patterns including descriptive, sequential, enumerative, compare/contrast, and problem/solution.

R.CM.03.02 retell in sequence the story elements of grade-level narrative text and major idea(s)

S.DS.03.01 engage in interactive, extended discourse to socially construct meaning in book clubs, literature circles, partnerships, or other conversation protocols.

S.DS.03.02 discuss narratives (e.g., folktales, fables, realistic fiction), conveying the story grammar (e.g., characters’ thoughts and motivation, setting, plot, story level theme) and explain why the story is worthwhile and how it is relevant to the storyteller or the

S.DS.03.03 respond to multiple text types by reflecting, making connections, taking a position, and/or showing understanding.