Frassati Catholic Academy 3rd Grade Highlights
The reading curriculum in third grade includes a balanced literacy program. This focuses on authentic literature, reading a variety of genres, as well as fictional and informational texts. Comprehension strategies are important, since third grade students are not only learning to read, but also reading to learn. The comprehension strategies of sequence of events, main idea and details, predict/infer, making generalizations, and drawing conclusions are practiced in different genres. Differentiated instruction strategies help all students to read texts that are “just right” for them.
Grammar, writing, spelling, listening, speaking and viewing are part of the Language Arts curriculum. Grammar and spelling are taught to support writing and reading. Students continue to improve as writers by writing in a variety of genres and with a variety of purposes. The writing process is practiced. Students also learn to listen and look with purpose and express themselves clearly when speaking. Cursive writing is used for most written work.