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Grade 03 ELA - EC: E03.C.1.2.3

Grade 03 ELA - EC: E03.C.1.2.3

Continuum of Activities

Continuum of Activities

The list below represents a continuum of activities: resources categorized by Standard/Eligible Content that teachers may use to move students toward proficiency. Using LEA curriculum and available materials and resources, teachers can customize the activity statements/questions for classroom use.

This continuum of activities offers:

  • Instructional activities designed to be integrated into planned lessons
  • Questions/activities that grow in complexity
  • Opportunities for differentiation for each student’s level of performance

Grade Levels

3rd Grade

Course, Subject

English Language Arts



  1. Give three examples of linking words.
  1. What transition word is used in this concluding sentence?
  1. Name a linking word that would best connect the following two sentences and rewrite them using the linking word.
  1. Identify the transition words that the author used throughout the writing.
  1. What linking words/phrases did the author use in the following passage? How did these words/phrases help you to understand the information more clearly?
  1. Use transition words or phrases in your writing.

Answer Key/Rubric

  1. Students will be able to list three examples of transitions words. Possible transition words are also, and, another, more, and but.
  1. Students are able to correctly identify the transition word in a given closing sentence.
  1. Based on the connection of the two sentences, students will choose a linking word/phrase that would best link them together. Possible linking words are also, and, another, more, and but.  Students should then rewrite the sentences using the chosen word.
  1.  Students are able to read an informational passage and identify the transition words/phrases used by the author. Possible transition words are also, and, another, more, and but.
  1. Students will read an informational passage, looking for transitions words or phrases. They will discuss how these words/phrases aided in the comprehension of the material. They should recognize that these transition words/phrases help to connect details to the main idea.
  1. Students should use appropriate transition words or phrases in their writing. These transitions should connect the student’s details to the main idea of their writing. The transitions should improve the organization of the writing, making it easier to read and understand. Possible transition words are also, and, another, more, and but.
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