Staff Information

Third Grade Speaking/Listening Connections


Links below are provided for instructional use with well-crafted, ready-to-teach Explicit Direct Instruction lessons, developed by DataWorks, that focus on grade level specific Common Core State Standards. (Click here for Third Grade Language Arts Standards At-a-Glance) These lessons are designed to engage all learners through whole-class instruction as teachers introduce new concepts and skills while modeling the kind of thinking Core Standards and assessments require. In keeping with Explicit Direct Instruction teaching strategies, these lessons provide clear learning objectives, emphasize teaching first, checking for understanding throughout lesson components, and guided practice that includes differentiation with optional scaffolding for all students in order to gain confidence and skill development.

Curricular Connections to Common Core

Speaking & Listening Lessons Aligned to Common Core State Standards

Comprehension and Collaboration

SL.1a Prepare for a discussion (view student pages here)

SL.1b Follow agreed-upon rules for discussion (view student pages here)

Common Core Learning Objectives

A separate resource for teachers, Common Core Learning Objectives, identifies Core Standards converted into explicit, teachable Learning Objectives, is provided by clicking here to access the Third Grade ELA Common Core Learning Objectives and Essential Tools. This guide includes Core Standards vocabulary lists defining key words students need to know to be successful. Note: Additional, focused professional development opportunities are planned by the Savanna School District to assist teachers in the use of this tool.

Common Core Assessment Information

3rd Grade Teacher's Guide to Common Core Assessments - English Language Arts (by DataWorks)


Click here for Third Grade Reading Connections

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Click here for Third Grade Math Connections