What will my child study in third grade?
- Writes a personal experience narrative that shows why the experience is important to the writer
- Writes an imaginative story that centers around a distinct character
- Writes a report that details events in proper sequence
- Considers audience, purpose and format in writing forms of communication and poetry
- Uses concrete descriptive words, commas in a simple series, and "a" and "an" correctly
- Writes using cursive handwriting
- Edits writing for spelling
- Reads and comprehends imaginative story, personal narrative, report, communication and poetry
- Continues to expand phonetic skills
- Structurally analyzes prefixes, suffixes and abbreviations
- Expects to meet challenges but is more confident of overcoming them
- Works towards a third grade benchmark reading fluency goal of 107 words per minute by the end of the school year
(For more information about grade level reading benchmarks, please visit http://dibels.uoregon.edu/benchmark.php )
Operations and Algebraic Thinking
- Represent and solve problems involving multiplication and division.
- Understand properties of multiplication and the relationship between multiplication and division.
- Multiply and divide within 100.
- Solve problems involving the four operations, and identify and explain patterns in arithmetic.
Number and Operations in Base Ten
- Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic.
Number and Operations—Fractions
- Develop understanding of fractions as numbers.
Measurement and Data
- Solve problems involving measurement and estimation of intervals of time, liquid volumes, and masses of objects.
- Geometric measurement: understand concepts of area and relate area to multiplication and to addition.
- Geometric measurement: recognize perimeter as an attribute of plane figures and distinguish between linear and area measures.
- Represent and intrepret data
- Reason with shapes and their attributes.
- Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
- Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
- Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
- Model with mathematics.
- Use appropriate tools strategically.
- Attend to precision.
- Look for and make use of structure.
- Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning
- Studies various ecosystems
- Cultivates and observes plant life
- Examines electrical circuits and safety
- Uses instruments to measure and chart weather
- Practices dental health and hygiene
- Learns safety and first aid
- Studies communities and their laws that protect the rights/property of individuals and groups
- Develops geographical literacy and uses resources/mapping skills
- Studies civics values and responsibilities: honesty, patriotism, respect for others and justice