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Grade 03 ELA - EC: E03.C.1.3.2

Grade 03 ELA - EC: E03.C.1.3.2

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


  1. What words did the character speak in the following sentence?
  1. What words in the passage show how the character is feeling?
  1. Place the appropriate punctuation marks in the following sentence to show that the character spoke.
  1. Include pieces of dialogue in your story.
  1. Write a draft of your story. Use descriptive words and proper sequence to develop the characters, setting, and plot of the story.

Answer Key/Rubric

  1. Students should reply that the character spoke the words that are in between the quotation marks.

  2. Students should identify words in the story that show how the character is feeling. The words could indicate an action. They could be words that the character speaks. They could be descriptive words about the character.

  3. Students will place a comma and quotation marks in the appropriate places in the sentence. The comma should separate the spoken words from the speaker. The quotation marks should surround the spoken words.

  4. Students should use dialogue in their writing to help develop the character and plot. The dialogue should help to show the characters’ feelings and reactions to the events in the story. Students should use the proper punctuation and capitalization rules when writing sentences of dialogue.

  5. Students will write a draft of their story. The events should be written in an appropriate sequence to help develop the plot. Students should use selective word choice when writing verbs and adjectives to help develop the character and setting. These words should also show the character’s reactions to the events in the story. The problem should be introduced at the beginning and events should occur that lead to the resolution.
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