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Grade 3

2003 Blueprint # of questions

% of CST

1st

Trimester

2nd

Trimester

3rd

Trimester

READING

Word Analysis, Fluency, and Systematic Vocabulary Development

1.0

Students understand the basic features of reading.

20

31%

 

 

 

Decoding and Word Recognition

1.1

I know and can use word families to read words I do not know.

 

 

 

 

 

1.2

I can use the sound/spelling cards to read words with many syllables.

÷

 

 

 

 

1.3

I can read fluently with expression.

NA

 

 

 

 

Vocabulary and Concept Development

1.4

I can use my understanding of antonyms, synonyms, homophones, and homographs to figure out new words.

÷

 

 

 

 

1.5

I can explain how words are related.

÷

 

 

 

 

1.6

I can use context to figure out the meaning of new words.

÷

 

 

 

 

1.7

I can use a dictionary to learn about words.

÷

 

 

 

 

1.8

I can use prefixes and suffixes to understand the meaning of words.

÷

 

 

 

 

Reading Comprehension

2.0

Students read and understand grade-level-appropriate materials.  They draw upon a variety of comprehension strategies as needed.

15

23%

 

 

 

Structural Features of Informational Materials

2.1

I use titles, tables of content, glossaries, indexes and headings to find information.

÷

 

 

 

 

Comprehension and Analysis of Grade-Level-Appropriate Text

2.2

I ask questions and use prior knowledge when I read.

÷

 

 

 

 

2.3

I can make the correct response when answering a comprehension question.

÷

 

 

 

 

2.4

I use these reading strategies:  making connections, confirming predictions, asking questions and drawing inferences.

÷

 

 

 

 

2.5

I know the difference between main idea and supporting detail.

÷

 

 

 

 

2.6

I use these reading skills:  main idea and supporting detail, discussing the selection, drawing conclusions, finding problems and solutions.

÷

 

 

 

 

2.7

I can follow written directions with many steps.

÷

 

 

 

 

Literary Response and Analysis

3.0

Students read and respond to a wide variety of significant works of childrenís literature.

8

12%

 

 

 

Structural Features of Literature

3.1

I know about the common forms of literature, like poetry, plays, fiction, and non-fiction.

÷

 

 

 

 

Narrative Analysis of Grade-Level-Appropriate Text

3.2

 

I read and understand the basic plots of many types of literature like fairy tales, myths, folktales, and legends from many cultures.

÷

 

 

 

 

3.3

I can understand different types of characters by what they do or say.  I know how the author and illustrator portray them to me.

÷

 

 

 

 

3.4

I understand that there are themes in literature and that the author has a point of view or message.

÷

 

 

 

 

3.5

I can show when authors use literary devices like alliteration to make literature more rhythmic and enjoyable.

÷

 

 

 

 

3.6

I know who the speaker is in a narrative selection.

÷

 

 

 

 

WRITING

Writing Strategies

1.0

Students write clear and coherent sentences and paragraphs that develop a central idea.  Students progress through the stage of the writing process.

9

14%

 

 

 

Organization and Focus

1.1

I can create a single paragraph with a topic sentence and supporting facts and details.

÷

 

 

 

 

Penmanship

1.2

I write neatly in cursive or joined italics.

NA

 

 

 

 

Research & Technology

1.3

I can use a dictionary, atlas, glossary, encyclopedia, and word book.

÷

 

 

 

 

Evaluation and Revision

1.4

I can improve my writing through revision.

÷

 

 

 

 

Writing Applications

2.0

Students write compositions that describe and explain familiar objects, events, and experiences.

 

 

 

 

 

2.1

I can write stories with a plot, setting, and details and tell why I remember this event.

 

 

 

 

 

2.2

I can write about people, places, things, or my experiences using details so that my reader can picture them.

 

 

 

 

 

2.3

I can write friendly and business letters, thank-you notes, and invitations that show that I know who I am writing to and that include date, salutations, body, closing, and signature.

 

 

 

 

 

WRITTEN AND ORAL ENGLISH LANGUAGE CONVENTIONS

1.0

Students write and speak with a command of standard English conventions appropriate to this grade level.

13

20%

 

 

 

Sentence Structure

1.1

I use complete and correct declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory sentences when writing and speaking.

÷

 

 

 

 

Grammar

1.2

I use the correct parts of speech when writing and speaking.

NA

 

 

 

 

1.3

I use the correct verb tenses (past, present, and future) when writing and speaking.

÷

 

 

 

 

1.4

I use subjects and verbs when writing and speaking.

÷

 

 

 

 

Punctuation

1.5

I use the correct punctuation in dates, city and state, and titles of books.

÷

 

 

 

 

1.6

I use correct punctuation in dates, addresses, titles of books, and words in a series.

÷

 

 

 

 

Capitalization

1.7

I use capital letters for proper names, holidays, historical periods, and special events.

÷

 

 

 

 

Spelling

1.8

I use the sound/spelling cards to spell correctly, including contractions, compounds, irregular plurals, and homophones.

÷

 

 

 

 

1.9

I can alphabetize words.

÷

 

 

 

 

LISTENING AND SPEAKING

Listening and Speaking Strategies

1.0

Students listen critically and respond appropriately to oral communication.  They speak in a manner that guides the listener to understand important ideas.

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehension

1.1

I can tell what a speaker has said using my own words.

 

 

 

 

 

1.2

I can tell how what a speaker has said is like/not like  my own experience.

 

 

 

 

 

1.3

I can respond to questions and explain my ideas.

 

 

 

 

 

1.4

I can identify rhymes, repeated sounds, and words that sound like what they mean.

 

 

 

 

 

Organization and Delivery of Oral Communication

1.5

I can organize my thoughts in order of when they took place or around the most important pieces of information.

 

 

 

 

 

1.6

I use a beginning, middle, and end, using details to explain what I am talking about.

 

 

 

 

 

1.7

I can use just the right words to communicate my ideas.

 

 

 

 

 

1.8

I can use props (for example, objects, pictures, or charts) when I speak to add interest.

 

 

 

 

 

1.9

I can read aloud fluently, using the right speed and tone of my voice, so that what I say can be understood.

 

 

 

 

 

Analysis and Evaluation or Oral and Media Communications

1.10

I can compare the ideas and beliefs of those I see on television and in newspapers and magazines.

 

 

 

 

 

1.11

I can tell the different between a fact and an opinion.

 

 

 

 

 

Speaking Applications

2.0

Students deliver brief recitations and oral presentations about familiar experiences or interests that are organized around a coherent thesis statement.

 

 

 

 

 

2.1

I can tell about my experiences with events in the right order and using details, plot, settings, and characters.

 

 

 

 

 

2.2

I can read stories, poems, or plays out loud so that others can understand what I am saying.

 

 

 

 

 

2.3

I can describe people, places, things, or experiences out loud so that others can picture what I am saying.

 

 

 

 

 

Grade 3 Total

65

100%

 

 

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