2016-2017 School Year
Welcome to 3rd grade
Class of 2026!
Third grade students establish purpose for reading selected texts and monitor comprehension, making corrections and adjustments when that understanding breaks down (e.g., identifying clues, using background knowledge, generating questions, re-reading a portion aloud). Students understand new vocabulary and use it when reading and writing. They analyze, make inferences and draw conclusions about theme and genre in different cultural, historical, and contemporary contexts and provide evidence from the text to support their understanding. Students are expected to explain the elements of plot and character as presented through dialogue in scripts that are read, viewed, written, or performed. They continue to apply earlier standards with greater depth in increasingly more complex texts. Students write literary texts to express their ideas and feelings about real or imagined people, events, and ideas. Students are expected to write about important personal experiences.
The primary focal points at Grade 3 are multiplying and dividing whole numbers, connecting fraction symbols to fractional quantities, and standardizing language and procedures in geometry and measurement. Throughout mathematics in Grades 3, students build a foundation of basic understandings in number, operation, and quantitative reasoning; patterns, relationships, and algebraic thinking; geometry and spatial reasoning; measurement; and probability and statistics. Students use algorithms for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division as generalizations connected to concrete experiences; and they concretely develop basic concepts of fractions and decimals. They use appropriate language and organizational structures such as tables and charts to represent and communicate relationships, make predictions, solve problems, and use formal language to describe their reasoning as they identify, compare, and classify two- or three-dimensional geometric figures; They use numbers, standard units, and measurement tools to describe and compare objects, make estimates, and solve application problems. Students organize data, choose an appropriate method to display the data, and interpret the data to make decisions and predictions.