3rd Grade Literary Suite

In 3rd grade, students are asked to both recount and explain how key details communicate the central message. Students must be able to describe characters in depth, concentrating on their traits, motivations, or feelings. In addition, readers must focus on how characters influence plot development.

The 3rd grade literary menu is comprised of twelve formative tasks that have been aligned to the following literature learning targets:

  • I can recount stories I read and/or listen to.
  • I can describe characters based on their traits, motivations, feelings, thoughts, reactions, or interactions.
    - I can explain if a character is static or dynamic.
  • I can explain how a character’s actions impact the plot/sequence of events.
  • I can analyze details to determine the central message, lesson, or moral in a piece of literature.

The Family Resource Guide (which also comes in Spanish) supports families who are coaching students at home. Each formative task has a family resource page that includes:

  • Learning targets
  • Essential question
  • Task success criteria
  • Identified strategies
  • Examples and exemplars

Mentor text lessons plans are provided including guiding questions and prompts based on grade-level standards. The eToolkit uses one mentor text per grade level to lower the cognitive demand of the text to teach and launch the formative task. Exemplars have been created by our teacher design team and formative assessment experts for each task.

Formative tasks integrate and utilize Pear Deck platform, which allows students to:

  • Draw, write, or respond directly on the slides
  • Self-assess and set goals
  • Listen to audio from teachers for review and coaching
  • Extra video resources embedded for further support

All tasks have been designed to be Google Suite (Slides, Docs) and Microsoft Office (Word, Powerpoint).

Along with the grade level specific tasks, this suite also includes The EmpowerED Learner eToolkit Field Guide Bundle which includes:

  • Comprehensive literary field guide ebook explaining how to use the resources and why they work
  • Slide decks with strategies for core learning, literacy, gradual release of control, well-being, self-assessment, and goal setting
  • Goal setting checklist for students
  • Weekly schedule template with subject/activity icons to help students visually align the task with expectations
  • Blank documents and slide templates to expand and personalize your collection of tasks


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