3rd Grade ELA

Welcome to our 3rd grade ELA post. This is a general idea on topics to review or cover. Heres a printable as well to help if you want to make your own curriculum.

Sentence structure

Is the sentence a statement, question, command or exclamation?

Identify the complete subject of a sentence

Identify the complete predicate of a sentence

Identify the simple subject or predicate of a sentence

Is it a complete sentence or a fragment?

Is it a complete sentence or a run-on?

Is it a complete sentence, a fragment or a run-on?

Is the sentence simple or compound?


Which word is a noun?

Identify nouns

Identify nouns – with abstract nouns

Identify common and proper nouns

Form regular plurals with -s, -es and -ies

Use regular plurals with -s, -es and -ies

Is the noun singular or plural?

Form and use irregular plurals

Identify plurals, singular possessives and plural possessives

Form the singular or plural possessive

Identify and correct errors with plural and possessive nouns


Identify personal pronouns

Choose between subject and object personal pronouns

Replace the noun with a personal pronoun

Compound subjects and objects with “I” and “me”

Identify possessive pronouns

Use possessive pronouns

Choose between personal and reflexive pronouns

Use reflexive pronouns


Use action verbs

Identify action verbs

Identify main verbs and helping verbs

Is the subject singular or plural?

Use the correct subject or verb

Pronoun-verb agreement

Which sentence is in the regular past tense?

Identify verbs in the regular past tense

Form and use the regular past tense

Identify the irregular past tense I

Identify the irregular past tense II

Form and use the irregular past tense: set 1

Form and use the irregular past tense: set 2

Form and use the irregular past tense: set 3

Form and use the irregular past tense: set 4

Form and use the irregular past tense: set 5

To be: use the correct form

To have: use the correct form

Is the sentence in the past, present or future tense?

Change the sentence to future tense


Use the correct article: a or an

Use the correct article: a, an or the

Identify articles

Adjectives and adverbs

Does the adjective tell you what kind or how many?

Identify the adjective that describes the noun

Identify adjectives

Does the adverb tell you how, when or where?

Identify adverbs

Choose between adjectives and adverbs

Is the word an adjective or adverb?

Use adjectives to compare

Spell adjectives that compare

Use adverbs to compare


Identify prepositions

Identify prepositions and their objects

Identify prepositional phrases

Prepositions: review


Use coordinating conjunctions

Identify coordinating conjunctions

Use subordinating conjunctions

Identify subordinating conjunctions


Pronoun-verb contractions

Contractions with “not”

Punctuation, capitalization and formatting

Commas with dates

Commas with direct addresses and after introductory words

Capitalizing the names of people and pets and titles of respect

Capitalizing days, months and holidays

Capitalizing the names of places and geographic features

Greetings and closings of letters

Capitalizing titles

Formatting titles

Formatting and capitalizing titles

Punctuating dialogue

Prefixes and suffixes

Identify base words, prefixes and suffixes

Determine the meaning of a word with pre-, re- or mis-

Use the prefixes pre-, re- and mis-

Determine the meaning of a word with -ful or -less

Determine the meaning of a word with -ly or -ness

Determine the meaning of a word with -able or -ment

Determine the meaning of a word with a suffix: review

Prefixes and suffixes: review

Greek and Latin roots

Use Greek and Latin roots as clues to the meanings of words

Determine the meanings of Greek and Latin roots

Determine the meanings of words with Greek and Latin roots

Reference skills

Order alphabetically based on the first letter

Order alphabetically based on the first two letters

Order alphabetically based on the first three letters

Order alphabetically: challenge

Use guide words

Use dictionary entries

Use dictionary definitions

Word relationships and usage

Choose the synonym

Which sentence has the same meaning?

Find synonyms in context

Choose the antonym

Which sentence uses an antonym?

Find antonyms in context

Form compound words

Form and use compound words

Describe the difference between related words

Positive and negative connotation

Homophones with pictures

Identify homophones

Use the correct homophone

Which definition matches the sentence?

Which sentence matches the definition?

Figurative language

Determine the meanings of similes

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