Curriculum

EVALUATION
Self-Assessments/Rubrics
Progress Reports
Computerized Report Cards

GENERAL EXPECTATIONS
Third grade requires your child to have self-discipline and to take responsibility for the following:
1.  Working together with teachers and students.
2.  Displaying appropriate behavior.
3.  Completing assignments on time.
4. Making up ALL assignments after an absence.
5. Becoming independent learners and problem solvers.

LANGUAGE ARTS
Reading Fluency
Identify Answers within Text
Fact/Opinion
Main Idea/Details
Context Clues
Prefixes/Suffixes
Folktales, Fables, Theme
Chapter, Stanza, Scenes
Character Traits
Content/Academic Vocabulary
Literal/Non-Literal Language
Nouns & Pronouns, Verbs (verb tenses), Adjectives/Adverbs
Capitalization, Punctuation, and Spelling
Writing-Narrative, Descriptive, Persuasive

MATHEMATICS

Add/Subtract whole numbers within 1,000
Concept of Multiplication & Division
Multiplication & Division Strategies
Multiplication & Division Fluency
Fractions on a Number Line
Equivalent Fractions
Perimeter & Area
Values of Coins & Bills
Problem Solving using Money
Time to the Minute & Elapsed Time
Solid Figures
Quadrilaterals
Lines & Line Segments
Solve 2-Step Problems
Graphs-Pictograph, Bar Graphs, Tally Chart
Measurement & Plot Line Graphs

SCIENCE AND HEALTH
Investigations using literature and hands-on activities.
Units of study may include:
Earth (Planets and Animals)
Energy
States of Matter
Scientific Method
Simple Machines
Rocks and Minerals

SOCIAL STUDIES
Map and Globe Skills
Communities
Current Events
Time for Kids (News Magazine)

TESTING
NWEA Math and Reading (Fall, Winter, Spring)
IREAD-3 (March)
ILEARN (April)
Indicator Tests (given every quarter)

STUDY TRIPS

Health Works!  Kids' Museum
Portage 16 IMAX