TCAP Performance Indicators - Grade 3 Reading/Language Arts          
Advanced Students at the advanced level demonstrate in-depth understanding of academic knowledge and skills tested on the TCAP by demonstrating the ability to:
spi* 3.1 select questions used to focus or clarify thinking while reading.                    
spi 3.2 determine appropriate inferences from text.                        
spi 3.3 recognize how illustrations support the text.                        
spi 3.4 select information using available text features (e.g., maps, charts, and graphics).                
spi 3.5 determine the problem in a story and recognize its solution.                    
spi 3.6 select the best way to combine sentences to provide syntactic variety within context.              
spi 3.7 identify the most reliable source of information for preparing a report.                  
spi 3.8 recognize usage errors occurring within context (i.e., double negatives, troublesome words: to, too, two; their, there, they're).      
spi 3.9 select the compound sentence that correctly combines two simple sentences.                
Proficient Students at the Proficient level demonstrate competency in the academic knowledge and skills tested on the TCAP by demonstrating the ability to:
spi 2.1  recognize root words and their various inflections (e.g, walks, walking, walked)                
spi 2.2  determine word meaning within context using prefixes and suffixes                  
spi 2.3  recognize grade level compound words, contractions, and common abbreviations within context            
spi 2.4  select appropriate synonyms and antonyms within context                    
spi 2.5  determine word meanings through the use of context clues                    
spi 2.6  identify different forms of text as poems, plays, or stories                    
spi 2.7  identify the stated main idea of a reading selection                      
spi 2.8  identify stated cause and effect relationships in text                      
spi 2.9  distinguish between fact and opinion within text                      
spi 2.10  determine sequence of events in a story                        
spi 2.11  recognize basic plot features of fairy tales, folk tales, fables and myths                  
spi 2.12  recognize grade appropriate vocabulary within context                      
spi 2.13  choose a topic sentence for a paragraph                        
spi 2.14  select the best title for a text                          
spi 2.15  rearrange sentences to form a sequential, coherent paragraph                    
spi 2.16  identify unnecessary information in a paragraph                      
spi 2.17  rearrange a story sequentially, with a logical beginning, middle, and end                  
spi 2.18  choose a supporting sentence that best fits the context and flow of ideas in a paragraph              
spi 2.19  identify the audience for which a text is written                      
spi 2.20  complete a graphic organizer (i.e., chart, graph, diagrams,) arranging information to be used in a writing sample.      
spi 2.21  identify the correct use of nouns (i.e., as subjects, singular and plural), verbs (i.e., present, past, and future, agreement), and adjectives (i.e., comparative and superlative) within context.
spi 2.22  identify the correct use of commas with dates, addresses, items in a series, and the greeting and closing of a friendly letter      
spi 2.23  identify declarative, interrogative, and exclamatory sentences by recognizing appropriate end marks            
spi 2.24  choose the correct formation of contractions and plurals within context                  
spi 2.25  identify correctly (or incorrectly) spelled words in context                    
spi 2.26  rearrange and identify words in alphabetical order (e.g., lists, telephone directory).                
Basic Students at the Basic Level demonstrate some academic knowledge and skills tested on the TCAP by demonstrating the ability to:  
spi 1.1  identify and/or select rhyming words.                        
spi 1.2  distinguish individual sounds, including consonant blends, within words.                  
spi 1.3  recognize parts of a book (e. g, glossary, table of contents).                    
spi 1.4  identify setting, characters, and plot in a reading selection.                    
spi 1.5  complete a simple graphic organizer (e.g, webbing) to group ideas for writing                
spi 1.6  identify the purpose for writing (i.e., to entertain, to inform, to exhibit knowledge, to respond to a picture, story, or art).      
spi 1.7  choose the most specific word to complete a simple sentence.                    
spi 1.8  rearrange events in sequential order.                        
spi 1.9  identify correctly used capital letters in names, dates and addresses.                  
spi 1.10  select the simple subject and predicate of a sentence.                      
spi 1.11  recognize correct capitalization and end punctuation within context.                  
      *spi -- state performance indicator                                  

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3RD GRADE READING/LANGUAGE ARTS PDF  & WORD-Color Coded to Match the Above SPI's

Reading/Language Arts Curriculum for Teachers

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