3rd Grade Printable Worksheets

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English Language-Arts | Science | Social Studies

English Language-Arts Standards

I Can Statement


Literature | RL.3.1

I can ask and answer questions to show that I understand the stories that I am reading. I can find the answers to specific questions within the stories that I read.

Literature | RL.3.2

I can remember and retell different kinds of stories from many cultures. I can figure out the lessons or morals of the stories that I read and explain that message using details from the story.

Literature | RL.3.3

I can describe characters in stories and explain how their actions affect the story.

Literature | RL.3.4

I can figure out the meanings of words or groups of words in stories by thinking about how they are used. I can tell the difference between literal and nonliteral language when I read.

Literature | RL.3.5

I can describe how new parts of fiction build on the parts that have already happened.

Literature | RL.3.6

I can tell the difference between what I think and what the author or characters might think in a story.

Literature | RL.3.9

I can compare and contrast stories written by the same author about the same or similar characters.

Informational Text | RI.3.1

Informational Text | RI.3.2

I can ask and answer questions to show that I understand the information that I am reading and find the answers within the text. I can figure out the main idea and talk about the most important details in the information I read and how they support the main idea.

Informational Text | RI.3.3

I can describe how some scientific ideas are related.

Informational Text | RI.3.4

I can figure out the meanings of words and phrases in science and social studies texts

Informational Text | RI.3.5

I can use the parts of a text that stand out to find information quickly

Informational Text | RI.3.7

I can show what I have learned from informational text and illustrations by answering questions about where, when, why and how.

Informational Text | RI.3.8

I can describe how the sentences and paragraphs in informational text are connected and follow a logical order.

Informational Text | RI.3.9

I can compare and contrast the most important ideas and details in two pieces of information about the same topic.

Speaking/Listening | SL.3.1

Speaking/Listening | SL.3.2

Speaking/Listening | SL.3.3

Speaking/Listening | SL.3.4

Speaking/Listening | SL.3.6

I can successfully participate in discussions, asking and answering questions about what a speaker says so that I can talk more about the topic. I can give a report or share a story or experience with important details to help others understand. I can speak in complete sentences to make what I am sharing more clear to others.

Speaking/Listening | SL.3.2

I can figure out the main ideas and details of what I see and hear.

Writing | W.3.1

I can write to share my opinion and give reasons to support that opinion.

Writing | W.3.2

I can write to inform and explain ideas to others clearly.

Writing | W.3.3

I can write organized stories that have lots of details.

Writing | W.3.5

Writing | W.3.6

I can plan, revise and edit my writing with the help of peers and adults. I can use technology to create and publish my writing.

Science Standards

I Can Statement


Life Science | 3-LS1-1

I can describe the life cycles of different animals and flowering plants. I can talk about similarities and differences in the life cycles of different animals and flowering plants.

Life Science | 3-LS2-1

I can give examples of animals that form groups that help members survive.

Life Science | 3-LS3-1

I can provide evidence that plants and animals have traits inherited from parents. I can give examples of how these traits can be similar or different in siblings.

Life Science | 3-LS3-2

I can provide examples of traits that are influenced by the places that plants and animals inhabit.

Life Science | 3-LS4-1

I can describe the information that I gather by looking at fossils. I can give information about organisms and their environments based on what I learn from looking at fossils.

Life Science | 3-LS4-2

I can explain how similarities and differences in characteristics among animals of the same species provide advantages for the survival of the species.

Life Science | 3-LS4-3

I can give reasons for why some organisms survive well in an environment while others do not.

Life Science | 3-LS4-4

I can discuss solutions to problems caused by environmental changes. I can talk about how environmental changes can cause problems for animals and plants that live in the environment.

Earth Science | 3-ES2-2

I can describe climates in different regions of the world.

Earth Science | 3-ES2-1
3-5 ETS1-2

I can use tables and graphs to represent typical weather conditions for a given season. I can evaluate possible solutions to a problem when presented with more than one
solution. I can discuss which solution would work best and tell you why.

Social Studies Standards

I Can Statement


Social Studies | 3.1.1

I can locate deserts, mountains, valleys, hills, coastal areas, oceans, and lakes in my region.

Social Studies | 3.4.2

I can talk about the importance of being a good citizen in class, in the community, and in government.

Social Studies | 3.5.2

I can talk about how some goods are made locally, some elsewhere in the United States, and some in other countries.