Curriculum – Grade 3

During the 3rd grade year, your child will encounter the following skills and concepts in their Language Arts Classroom:

Foundational Skills

  • Know and apply phonics and decoding skills
  • Know the meaning of the most common prefixes and suffixes
  • Decode words with common Latin suffixes
  • Read irregularly spelled words (words that don’t follow the rules)
  • Read with accuracy and fluency to support comprehension

Reading Informational Text

  • Determine main ideas and supporting  details
  • Ask and answer questions and make inferences; cite text evidence
  • Make connections within a text and between texts, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect
  • Explain the point of view of the author
  • Identifies and uses text features to aid comprehension
  • Determine the meaning of words and phrases
  • Use text features to gain understanding from the text
  • Compare and contrast  two texts on the same topic
  • Acquire and use grade level conversational, academic, and content vocabulary
  • Read and comprehend informational text independently and proficiently

Reading Literature

  • Determine the message, lesson or moral; cite text evidence
  • Ask and answer questions and make inferences; cite text evidence
  • Describe characters and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events
  • Explain the point of view of the author
  • Refer to specific text structures when writing or speaking about a text (chapter, scene, stanza) and describe how each part builds upon earlier sections
  • Determine the meaning of words and phrases
  • Explain how  illustrations  create mood and emphasize aspects of a character or setting
  • Compare and contrast the themes, settings, and plots of stories written by the same author about the same or similar characters
  • Acquire and use grade level conversational, academic, and content vocabulary
  • Read and comprehend informational text independently and proficiently

Writing

  • Write for different purposes and audiences
  • Write clear and focused text to define a perspective
  • Demonstrate a  command of the conventions of standard English grammar, usage, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling
  • Strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing
  • Use digital tools to produce and publish writing
  • Cite text evidence to support responses to literature and informational text
  • Participate in individual or shared research and writing projects

Speaking and Listening

  • Engage in a range of collaborative discussions
  • Determine the main ideas and supporting details  from a text read aloud for information presented
  • Ask questions to understand or clarify what a speaker says, offering appropriate detail
  • Report on a topic, tell a story, or recount an experience, with adequate volume, pacing, and pronunciation
  • Add visual displays to presentations
  • Use conventions of standard English when speaking

MATHEMATICS – GRADE 3 CONCEPTS BY QUARTER

During the 3rd grade year, your child will encounter the following skills and concepts in the Mathematics Classroom:

Quarter 1

Quarter 2

Quarter 3

Quarter 4

PROBLEM SOLVING
  • Look for and make use of structure
  • Attend to precision
  • Use appropriate tools strategically
  • Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them
  • Model with mathematics
MATHEMATICAL COMMUNICATION
  • Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others
  • Reason abstractly and quantitatively
  • Look  for and express regularity in repeated reasoning
NUMBERS AND OPERATIONS
  • Solve problems in adding, subtracting and multiplying
  • Solve mutli-digit problems
  • Identify and explain patterns
  • Develop an understanding of fractions
 
OPERATIONS & ALGEBRAIC THINKING
  • Solve problems using multiplication
  • Understand that multiplication and division are related
  • Solve problems using division
  • Understand that multiplication and division are related
  • Demonstrate multiplication and division fluency
GEOMETRY N/A N/A
  • Identify, compare and classify shapes
  • Relate shapes, fractions and area
MEASUREMENT & DATA
  • Read and display using line plots, bar graphs, tally charts, pictographs and tables
  • Tell time to the nearest minute and solve problems involving time
  • Solve problems involving measurement of temperature, liquid volume, mass or length
  • Find and understand perimeter and area of polygons
  • Find the area of a rectangle

 

Skills are on-going; the concepts are listed in the quarter they are introduced.