In this course, students build on the language and literacy foundational skills established in the primary grades. The course is structured, systematic, phonic-based (matching the sounds of spoken English with individual letters or groups of letters), multisensory, and scaffolded to include a written spelling component.
Grade Level(s): Third Grade
- How do readers create meaning from informational and literary texts?
- How does a student become a skilled reader?
- How do phonemic awareness and phonics impact learning to read?
- How do sound and letter relationships help a student learn to write?
Enduring Understandings/Big Ideas
- Students will decode multisyllabic words in context and independent of context by applying common spelling patterns
- Students will use the meaning of common prefixes and suffixes
- Students will understand the meaning of homophones
Course-Level Scope & Sequence (Units &/or Skills)
- Lessons 1-15: Short Vowels, Blends, and Sight Word Review
- Lessons 16-25: Compound Words, Suffixes, and Sight Words
- Lessons 26-70: Syllable Types and Sight Words
- Lessons 71-80: Prefixes, Syllable Division, and Sight Words
- Lessons 81-100: Suffixes, Syllable Division, and Sight Words
- Lessons 101-110: Contractions, Doubling Rules, and Sight Words
- Lessons 111-125: Prefixes, Contractions, and Syllable Division
- Lessons 126-170: Contractions, Suffixes, and Sight Words
- Lessons 171-180: Doubling Rule and e Rule Review
Course Resources & Materials: Sonday System Essentials
Date Last Revised/Approved: 2022