3rd Grade Comp Skills

Thinking Within the Text

Thinking Beyond the Text

Thinking About the Text

  • Recognize and actively work to solve new vocabulary words
  • Add new vocabulary words to known words and use them in discussion and writing
  • Recognize and actively work to learn the meaning of new vocabulary words, including complex, specialized and technical words
  • Follow and remember multiple events in a story, often involving the stories of multiple characters to understand the plot
  • Understand how one event builds on another throughout the text.
  • Access information and develop new concepts and ideas from reading
  • Summarize orally or in writing a text, including appropriate information
  • Notice and understand the problem in the story and notice how it is solved
  • Notice and remember attributes and actions that will help in understanding character development
  • Self monitor understanding and ask questions when meaning is lost
  • Notice and remember significant information from illustrations and graphics
  • Notice and respond to stress and tone while listening and afterward
  • Notice and remember story details of time and place.

  • Make connections to prior knowledge and use it to identify and incorporate new knowledge
  • Make connections between the lives and motivations of characters and their own lives, even of the setting is in fantasy or in the past
  • Make a wide range of predictions based on information
  • Hypothesize underlying motivations of characters that are not stated
  • Infer character feeling and motivation from description, what they do or say, and what others think about them
  • Interpret the mood of illustrations
  • Interpret graphics and integrate information with the text
  • Recognize, understand and discuss some obvious symbolism
  • Hypothesize the significance of setting in influencing character decisions and attitudes.
  • Hypothesize the significance of events in a story
  • Support thinking beyond the text with specific evidence based on personal experience or knowledge or evidence from the text
  • Make connections to other texts by topic, major ideas, authors’ styles, and genres
  • Extend understanding to incorporate new ideas and content
  • Notice new information and ideas and revise ideas in response to it
  • Relate important ideas in the text to each other and to ideas in other texts
  • Discuss the characteristics of the work of some authors and illustrators
  • Make note of interesting new words and intentionally remember them to use in oral discussion or writing
  • Examine the author’s word choice
  • Recognize how the writer or illustrator placed ideas in the text or graphics
  • Notice how the writer has organized an informational text (categories and subcategories, sequence, etc.)
  • Notice and understand when the author uses temporal sequence, comparison and contrast, and description
  • Recognize the genre of the text and use it to form expectation of the text
  • Begin to recognize the genres embedded within hybrid texts
  • Critically examine the quality or accuracy of the text, citing evidence for opinions
  • Understand biography as the story of a person’s life
  • Notice ways the writer makes characters seem real
  • Recognize and discuss aspects of narrative structure (beginning, series of events, high point of the story, ending)
  • Recognize argument and persuasion
  • Recognize moral lessons in text
  • Use specific vocabulary to talk about texts (author, illustrator, cover, wordless text, picture books, character, problem, solution, series book, dedication, book jacket, title page, chapters, resolution, main character, setting, fiction, nonfiction, informational book, literary nonfiction, poetry, author’s note, illustrator’s note, names of fiction genres- i.e. historical fiction, legend.

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