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Reading and Writing in Grade 3 Lessons Learned

The Reading and Writing in Grade 3 – Lessons Learned document was developed based on an analysis of the item description reports for each administration of this assessment, and it specifically addresses areas that students across the province found challenging. This resource was developed to support classroom teachers and administrators at the school, board, and provincial levels, in using the information gained from this assessment to inform next steps for literacy instruction.

The Lessons Learned documents are located on the secure "Educators" area website. By clicking on the link below, teachers can use their GNSPES credentials to log on, and then navigate to "Student Assessment and Evaluation" and click on the assessment folder.


Nova Scotia Assessment: Reading and Writing in Grade 3 – Lessons Learned

  • Reading Lesson Learned 1: Text Features
  • Reading Lesson Learned 2: Comprehension
  • Reading Lesson Learned 3: Inferences
  • Writing Lesson Learned 1: Ideas
  • Writing Lesson Learned 2: Organization
  • Writing Lesson Learned 3: Language Use
  • Writing Lesson Learned 4: Conventions
  • Wrtiting Rubric and Annotated W3 Student Writing Samples