Spectrum Language Arts 2015 Grade 3
This consumable worktext covers mechanics (capitalization, punctuation), usage (subject/verb agreement, troublesome words, plurals, possessives, etc.), and grammar (parts of speech, types of sentences) in approximately 50 two-page lessons plus periodic reviews. Lessons include brief instructional material plus practice exercises. A Writer's Handbook section with ten writing lessons that cover the writing process and various forms of writing is also included. Answer key is found in the back. The colorful books have a visually appealing format, with wide lines, engaging graphics, and a good amount of white space. 198 pgs, pb.
Help your child speak, read, and write with confidence and clarity. Encourage creativity and strengthen communication skills with Spectrum® Language Arts for grade 3. This standards-based workbook is packed with engaging, open-ended writing activities and grade-appropriate practice to build a stronger understanding of essential language arts concepts.
An understanding of language arts concepts is key to strong communication skills—the foundation of success across disciplines. Spectrum Language Arts for grade 3 provides focused practice and creative activities to help your child master capitalization, punctuation, grammar, and parts of speech.
This comprehensive workbook doesn't stop with focused practice–it encourages children to explore their creative sides by challenging them with thought-provoking writing projects. Aligned to current state standards, Spectrum Language Arts for grade 3 includes an answer key and a supplemental Writer's Guide to reinforce grammar and language arts concepts. With the help of Spectrum, your child will build the language arts skills necessary for a lifetime of success.
For more than 20 years, Spectrum's instructional methods have helped kids improve and build confidence, and the series is trusted by educators and parents alike. See how it can work for your students, today!
For the most part the newest edition (2015 copyright) is essentially the same as the older edition (2007 copyright). The tables of content are identical but very occasionally wording on an exercise page has been changed, seemingly to raise the reading level of the material. These hefty worktexts cover mechanics (capitalization, punctuation), usage, and grammar in approximately 50 two-page lessons plus periodic reviews. A Writer's Handbook section with ten writing lessons is also included, along with complete answer keys. These are comprehensive but inexpensive texts that can be used alongside Writing Strands or another writing program for a complete English course. The series features a revised sequence of skills and more nonfiction activities.
The two newest additions to this series are kindergarten and first grade and are aligned to state & national standards. Written at a grade appropriate level, the kindergarten workbook covers parts of speech (nouns, verbs, pronouns), capitalization (I, names, first word in a sentence), punctuation (periods & question marks), while still working on the alphabet, letter sounds, and more. Chapter 5 is a 'writer's guide' in which students will practice using telling words, proofreading, and writing a friendly letter. The first grade book covers parts of speech (common & proper nouns, verbs, pronouns, adjectives), types of sentences (statements, questions, exclamations, combining sentences), capitalization (first word in a sentence, I, names, places, days, months), punctuation (period, question mark, commas in dates/cities & states, apostrophes), subject-verb agreement, contractions, irregular & past tense verbs, plurals, pronouns I and me, synonyms, antonyms and more. The 'writer's guide' for grade one takes students through the steps of writing a paper - planning, writing, revising, proofreading, publishing, and writing a friendly letter. The answer key is found at the back of the books. These books are done in a visually appealing format, with wide lines, cute graphics, and a good amount of white space so they aren't visually overwhelming for young learners.