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Third Grade

Grade 3 Core Overview

English Language Arts


     I. READING
          a. Comprehension
          b. Structure of Literature
          c. Foundational Skills
               i. Word Recognition
              ii. Fluency


    II. COMPOSITION
          a. Types of Writing
               i. Expository
              ii. Explanatory
             iii. Narrative
              iv. Research Report
          b. Organization and Focus
          c. Penmanship (cursive or jointed italics)


   III. SPEAKING AND LISTENING
          a. Comprehension
          b. Organization and Delivery
          c. Oral Reports


    IV. LANGUAGE
          a. Spelling and Vocabulary
          b. Grammar and Usage
          c. Punctuation


Mathematics


     I. OPERATIONS AND ALGEBRAIC THINKING
          a. Operational Problem Solving
          b. Factors and Multiples
          c. Interpret & Apply Patterns


    II. NUMBER AND OPERATIONS IN BASE TEN
          a. Place Value
          b. Multiply 4 digits by 1 digit; multiply 2 digits by 2 digits


   III. NUMBER AND OPERATIONS - FRACTIONS
          a. Fractions as division
          b. Comparing Fractions


    IV. MEASUREMENT AND DATA
          a. Metric System
          b. Conversion of Units (km to m)
          c. Area
          d. Perimeter
          e. Line Plot/Measurement of Fractions
          f. Angle Measurement and Classification
          g. Classification of 2D Figures


     V. PROBLEM SOLVING
          a. Development of Skills/Strategies

 

History-Social Science


     I. GEOGRAPHY & MAP SKILLS
          a. Map Skills
          b. US Geography/State Study

    II. AMERICAN INDIAN NATIONS
   III. HISTORICAL AND COMMUNITY RESOURCES
    IV. CITIZENSHIP AND GOVERNMENT
     V. ECONOMICS


Science


     I. PHYSICAL SCIENCES – FORCES AND INTERACTIONS
    II. LIFE SCIENCES – LIFE IN ECOSYSTEMS
   III. EARTH SCIENCES – WEATHER AND CLIMATE PATTERNS

 

 

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Grade 3 Enhancement Overview

Visual Arts

  1. Artistic Perception
    1. Identify Elements of Art
    2. Imagery
  1. Creative Expression
    1. Sculpture
    2. Lines & Cropping
    3. Textiles
    4. Observational Drawing
    5. Collage
  2. Historical and Cultural Context
    1. Artist Study
    2. Describing Diverse Art
    3. Art in Daily Life & Nature
  3. Aesthetic Valuing
    1. Comparing Different Responses to Art
    2. Presenting Created Art
  4. Connections, Relationships, and Applications
    1. Created and Realized Projects

Computer Technology

  1. Computer Ergonomics and Safety
    1. Workstation Ergonomics
    2. Internet Usage and Safety
  2. Computer Software & Hardware
    1. Computer Parts Outside
    2. Computer Parts Inside
    3. Computer Software
  3. Graphic Design
    1. Photoshop
  4. Productivity Software
    1. Word Processing
    2. Spreadsheet
    3. Publication
    4. Presentation
  5. Web Design
    1. HTML
  6. Animation
    1. Stop Motion Animation
    2. Digital Animation

 

Drama

  1. Artistic Perception
    1. Theatre Vocabulary
    2. Use of Body and Voice
  2. Creative Expression
    1. Group Improvisation
    2. Retell Familiar Stories
    3. Create Costumes and Props
  3. Historical and Cultural Context
    1. Diverse Theatre and Storytelling
    2. Universal Characters in Diverse Works
  4. Aesthetic Valuing
    1. Critique Voice, Gesture, Movement
    2. Identify Message/Moral of Work
  5. Connections, Relationships, and Applications
    1. Cooperative Drama
    2. Role of Rehearsal
    3. Cast Lists
    4. Performance

Music

  1. Artistic Perception
    1. Rhythmic Patterns using eighth notes, quarter notes, half notes, and rests
    2. Ascending/Descending Melody
    3. Verse/Refrain
    4. Identifying Instruments in Music
  2. Creative Expression
    1. Sing with Accuracy from Memory
    2. Instrumental Accompaniments
    3. Play Rhythmic Ostinatos
  3. Historical and Cultural Context
    1. Music in Daily Life
    2. Describing Diverse Music
  4. Aesthetic Valuing
    1. Music Terminology & Preference
    2. Expressive Movements
    3. Communicating Ideas/Moods
    4. Appropriate Response to Live Performance
  5. Connections, Relationships, and Applications
    1. Identifying Similar Themes
    2. Composers and Performers
    3. Winter and Spring Sing Performances

 

Physical Education

  1. Motor Skills and Movement Patterns
    1. Manipulative Skills
    2. Rhythmic Skills
    3. Combination of Movement Patterns and Skills
  2. Movement Concepts, Principles, and Strategies
    1. Movement Concepts
    2. Manipulative Skills
    3. Rhythmic Skills
    4. Movement Patterns and Skills
  3. Psychological and Sociological Concepts, Principles, and Strategies
    1. Self-Responsibility
    2. Social Interaction
    3. Group Dynamics
  4. Health and Nutrition
    1. Healthy Dieting
    2. Unhealthy Dieting
  5. Healthy Decision Making
    1. External Influences
    2. Effects on Physical Activities

Spanish

  1. Content
    1. Different Viewpoints/Disciplines
    2. Addressing Elements of Daily Life
  2. Communication
    1. Formulaic Language Development
    2. Engage in Conversation
    3. Interpret Language
    4. Present to an Audience
    5. Functions of Foreign Language
  3. Cultures
    1. Appropriate Responses to Cultural Situations
    2. Cultural Perspectives and Practices
    3. Compare Cultures
  4. Structures
    1. Orthography and Phonology
    2. Comparing Languages
  5. Settings
    1. Language in Daily Settings
    2. Age-Appropriate Cultural/Language Opportunities outside the classroom