Calvert Grade 3 English Language Arts

Students in ELA will apply critical thinking skills in their reading and learn the skills to become independent readers and writers. In this course, students will complete the foundations of reading independently and take more ownership of their learning. Students will read multiple genres of both literary and informational texts and use these texts as models for their own writing. The course emphasizes close reading opportunities that focus on the development of complex topics such as the organizational structure of text, nuance in word meanings, and the development of an argument. Projects include creating an informational brochure about unique places on the planet.