University of Iowa

Oral Language - Grade 3 Students

Use informal, casual, formal, and academic language, in the appropriate context (L.3.6; SL.3.1)

  • Speak coherently about the topic under discussion, using an appropriate speaking rate and volume for the audience and setting
  • Use the conventions of language to communicate ideas effectively
  • Express inferences while talking about books
  • Expand grade-appropriate vocabulary used in oral expression

Produce, expand, and rearrange a variety of sentence types to communicate ideas (L.3.1)

  • Use the comparative and superlative forms of adjectives
  • Use adverbs that convey manner
  • Produce complex and compound-complex sentences