Third-Grade Learning Outcomes - Second Grading Period

This document highlights the focus standards for each grading period.  Teachers may choose to review previously taught standards as well.

Language Arts - Reading

Applies word-analysis skills

Expands vocabulary

Demonstrates comprehension of fictional texts and poetry

Demonstrates comprehension of  nonfiction texts

Demonstrates comprehension of information from a variety of print and electronic resources

Language Arts - Writing

Writes for a variety of purposes

Edits writing for correct grammar, capitalization, punctuation and spelling

Writes short reports

Demonstrates growth in word study knowledge and applies it in writing


The 2017-18 year is a crosswalk year for grades 3-5 math as both the 2009 and the 2016 VDOE standards will be taught. The asterisk (*) indicates a new 2016 standard that will be field tested on the SOL test this year, so it will be not be part of the student's overall SOL score.  

Number and number sense

Computation and estimation


Patterns, functions and algebra

Probability and Statistics


Scientific investigation/reasoning/logic

Force/motion/energy and matter

Earth/Space Systems and Cycles

Social Studies