Saskatchewan Grade 3 Language Arts ELA - FULL YEAR BUNDLE

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FULL YEAR BUNDLE - Teaching made easy! This NO PREP bundle includes everything you need to teach the Saskatchewan Grade 3 Language Arts (ELA) Curriculum.


Grade 3 – Saskatchewan Language Curriculum (ELA) – Conventions, Spelling, and Fluency. This 468-page resource covers all outcomes and indicators related to conventions, spelling, and fluency in the Saskatchewan Language Curriculum (ELA).

Included in this unit are 30 weeks of ELA instruction, with weekly word lists that explicitly teach consonant clusters as well as vowel teams. Along with these Science of Reading principles, we have weaved in the outcomes and indicators students in grade 3 need to learn while working with these word lists.

Included in this resource are the elaborations within the elements below:

Comprehend and Respond (CR) – read fluently and demonstrate comprehension of grade-appropriate texts.

Compose and Create (CC) - spelling, grammar, capitalization, punctuation, and other conventions related to writing.

Assess and Reflect (AR) – reflect and set personalized goals related to writing, spelling, and reading fluency.

In addition, we have included a full-year long range plan that outlines what concepts from the curriculum you will be teaching each week, and what prefixes/suffixes/letter blends will be covered.

Some of the concepts covered:

  • Goal setting activities – writing, spelling, and reading fluency
  • Complete sentences versus fragments
  • Subject versus predicate
  • Simple versus compound sentences
  • Suffixes: -ly, -er, -or, -ar, -ist, and more
  • Prefixes: re-, un-, in-, dis-, non-, mis-, mal-, sub-, super-, and more
  • Picture predictions – how do illustrations help us predict what texts will be about?
  • Sight word flashcards
  • Word family trees
  • Activity - Look-Sound-Make Sense Check
  • Reading punctuation – pause, stop, raise tone, etc.
  • Parts of speech – nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, pronouns, prepositions, conjunctions
  • Four types of sentences – declarative, interrogative, exclamatory, imperative
  • Fun weekly word work – word search, crosswords, creating words, coding, word scrambles
  • Independent and dependent clauses
  • Coordinating conjunctions – FANBOYS
  • Complex sentences with adverbial clauses.
  • Subject-verb agreement
  • Position-based tendencies – I before E
  • Decoding strategies – chunking unfamiliar words, rhyming words: word families, skip and revisit
  • Memorizing irregular grapheme-phonemes ough, ph, ei, and mb
  • Using dictionaries to look up word meanings and thesauruses to find synonyms
  • Using apostrophes for contractions
  • Possessive nouns – using apostrophes for singular nouns and for plural nouns
  • Uncommon plural nouns – moose/moose, and person/people
  • Spelling patterns – adding –ies, -es, -ves
  • Silent letters
  • Reading unfamiliar words - strategies
  • Using commas for direct speech
  • Using commas in a list
  • Homophones and homographs
  • Antonyms and synonyms
  • Figurative language – simile, hyperbole, and imagery
  • Capital letters: titles, proper nouns, and in dialogue
  • Formal and informal language – slang, social media texts, academic language
  • Fluency readings for each week to reinforce word list vocabulary
  • Weekly quizzes (30 different assessments)
  • Answer pages for all activities

Grade 3 – Saskatchewan Language Curriculum (ELA) – Comprehension. This 347-page resource covers all outcomes and indicators related to reading comprehension in the Saskatchewan Language Curriculum (ELA).

We’ve included a variety of activities, including independent reading responses, group activities, assignments, exemplars, and hands-on activities to keep your students engaged.

Included in this resource are the elaborations within the elements below:

Comprehend and Respond (CR) – read fluently and demonstrate comprehension of grade-appropriate texts.

Assess and Reflect (AR) – reflect and set personalized goals related to reading fluency and comprehension.

In addition, we have included a full-year long range plan that outlines what concepts from the curriculum you will be teaching each week/block.

Some of the concepts covered:

  • What are text forms?
  • What is reading comprehension?
  • Before reading: comprehension strategies – activating prior knowledge and reasons for reading
  • During reading: comprehension strategies – questioning, making connections, inferences, predictions, visualizing
  • After reading: comprehension strategies – summarizing, making global and local inferences, visualizing
  • Reading stamina progress charts
  • Genres in text forms – fiction and non-fiction
  • Sub-forms of genres – mystery, myths, realistic fiction, historical fiction, etc.
  • What is the theme of a story?
  • Describe conflicts in stories
  • Letter writing – emails, formal and informal letters, writing with voice
  • Narratives – use of literary devices: similes, hyperbole, and imagery
  • Perspective in narratives – first-person and third-person narration
  • Narratives – sequencing multiple plots in a story and explaining cause and effect
  • Circular plots in story writing
  • Character traits in narratives
  • Comparing life experiences with those of an Indigenous character in a story
  • Analyzing the identities of characters in a variety of stories
  • Structure in stories – beginning, middle, end
  • Descriptive language and figurative language: imagery, rhythm, rhyme, simile, alliteration
  • Indigenous storytelling – learning about different symbols, languages, and values
  • Cross-curricular connections – science and social studies (energy, communities, etc.)
  • Using facts or opinions in persuasive writing
  • Making inferences about persuasive texts
  • Text features in reports – index, glossary, timelines, headings, subheadings, etc.
  • Sidebars used in report writing
  • Linear sequencing and cyclical sequencing in non-fiction texts
  • Reports on diversity, inclusion, and accessibility
  • Summarizing reports – determining the main idea and supporting details
  • Use of infographics, timelines, maps, diagrams, and pictures in reports
  • Literary devices used in poetry – hyperbole, imagery, and simile
  • Assignment – examining poems written by Indigenous authors
  • Understanding haiku, limericks, acrostic poems, cinquain poems, and rhyming poems
  • Text features in comics, infographics, memes, and maps
  • Text features in biographies – using a glossary and indexes to understand a biography
  • Biographies – Isaac Newton, Dian Fossey, Thomas Edison, and Edith Monture: index and glossary
  • Procedural writing – text forms: lists, title, graphics, and labels
  • How graphics improve procedural writing
  • Following instructions – drawing a wigwam and a dreamcatcher
  • Metacognitive activities: reading goals, using reading strategies reflections, tracking reading times
  • Answer pages for all activities

Grade 3 – Saskatchewan Language Curriculum (ELA) – Writing. This resource covers all outcomes and indicators related to writing in the Saskatchewan Language Curriculum (ELA).

There are 383 activity sheets that are aligned to cover the outcomes in the Saskatchewan Language Curriculum. Included are 10 blocks of content, each covering a different text form. Within each block, the goals, outcomes, and indicators are taught.

This is a language program developed by a language teacher. We have included exemplars/mentor texts for students to use to formulate success criteria so they can improve their writing quality. Moreover, we’ve scaffolded the skills involved with producing quality writing to ensure all students can progress.

Included in this resource are the outcomes within the goals below:

Compose and Create (CC) – write to present thoughts, feelings, and experiences in a variety of text forms.

Assess and Reflect (AR) – reflect on writing abilities and set personalized goals related to writing.

Some of the concepts covered:

  • Types of text forms – when to use each one (narratives, letters/emails, persuasive, comic strips, reports, etc.)
  • Experiment – writing with planning time versus writing without planning time (no brainstorming)
  • Exploring our identities – writing about who we are (our likes/dislikes, strengths/weaknesses, etc.)
  • Sentence beginnings – using adjectives, verbs, adverbs, conjunctions, and prepositional phrases
  • Writing descriptive sentences – using adjectives, verbs, adverbs and prepositions
  • Writing stamina – testing stamina and retesting writing stamina throughout the year
  • Revision skills – how to fix run-on sentences and how to avoid repetition in writing
  • Improving boring sentences using prepositions
  • How to write a paragraph – topic sentence (hook), body, conclusion
  • Formal versus informal letter writing – voice in our writing
  • Purpose and audience in letter writing – effect on our voice
  • Thank you letter writing
  • Writing invitations with all necessary information
  • Narrative writing – beginning, middle, end
  • Story elements – describing characters and setting
  • Story elements – writing plot twists and conflict resolutions
  • Using quotations in our narratives – dialogue
  • Activity – Story Swap Revision Party
  • Activity – Is It Persuasive: Facts Versus Opinion
  • Understanding bias in persuasive writing
  • Assignment – advertising a new invention
  • Writing similes and alliteration
  • Writing reports – using the facts provided to organize a report
  • Logical order of facts and paragraphs in a report
  • How to research online – keywords
  • Questioning research strategies – formulating questions to research about a variety of topics
  • Report Writing – writing strong introductions and conclusions
  • Types of poems – Haiku, Limerick, Cinquain, and Rhyming Poems (AABB Patterns)
  • Assignment – writing a poetry children’s book
  • Cursive writing – Limerick
  • Examining bias in reviews
  • Publishing a book review
  • Comic strips – onomatopoeia and illustrating graphic texts
  • Assignment - creating an online comic strip
  • Biographies – cross curriculum: Chief Poundmaker and Nellie McClung (Social Studies) and da Vinci (Science)
  • Transforming texts – from letter to poster, or story to article
  • Rubrics for all writing assignments
  • Success criteria for all writing assignments – used for student self-assessments
  • Cursive writing package – all letters (upper and lowercase)
  • Metacognitive activities – writing goals chart, reflection journal, what I have learned web
  • Answer pages for all activities

Grade 3 – Saskatchewan Language Curriculum (ELA) – Oral Language. This 127-page resource covers all outcomes and indicators related to oral language in the Saskatchewan Language Curriculum (ELA).

Included in this unit are 40 activities that are interactive and engaging for grade 3 students. As students complete the activities, they will build on their oral communication skills, obtaining the learning outcomes stated in the curriculum. There is at least one activity provided for each indicator listed in the curriculum.

We are proud to include everything you need to complete these activities. For example, if an activity asks for a story to be read, we provide the story. We’ve also included all emotions, story starters, expressions, and plays (reader’s theatre) you need.

Some of the concepts covered:

  • Oral Language – Listening Strategies
  • Activity: Listening Links
  • Activity: Opinion Hot Seat
  • Activity: Topic Circle
  • Activity: Agree or Disagree
  • Activity: Fair Play
  • Activity: "Who's Listening? Tailoring Your Message"
  • Activity: Surveying to get information
  • Activity: Idea Exchange Circle
  • Activity: Question Ball Toss
  • Activity: Question Jar
  • Activity: Opinion Beach Ball
  • Activity: Interview a Classmate
  • Activity: Mini-Presentations
  • Activity: Storytelling Circle
  • Activity: Vocabulary Show & Tell
  • Activity: Speech Yoga
  • Activity: Keyword Bingo
  • Activity: Dialogue Analysis in a Short Film
  • Activity: Book club
  • Activity: Logical Story Sequencing
  • Activity: Story Stitchers
  • Activity: First Nations and Métis Tales
  • Activity: Build-A-Story Workshop
  • Activity: Story Building
  • Activity: Respectful Storytelling Discussion
  • Purposeful Pitch: Sales and Stories Activity
  • Activity: Topic Train
  • Activity: Musical Conversations
  • Activity: Audience Bingo
  • Activity: Who's Listening?
  • Speak with Expression Activity
  • Activity: Voice Modulation Game
  • Activity: Memory Poem Performance
  • Activity: Reader's Theatre Performance
  • Activity: Pause and Phrase Game
  • Activity: Silent Movie Summaries
  • Charades & Gestures: Message Without Words
  • Activity: Reading Emotions Through Body Language
  • Activity: Facial Expressions Circle

This is a comprehensive bundle that will save you hours of planning! It has everything you need to feel confident that you are covering the Saskatchewan Language Arts curriculum.

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