Third-Grade Learning Outcomes - Fourth 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

  • Use knowledge of regular and irregular vowel patterns
  • Decode multisyllabic words

Expands vocabulary

  • Use knowledge of homophones
  • Use knowledge of roots, affixes, synonyms and antonyms
  • Use context to clarify meaning of unfamiliar words
  • Use vocabulary from other content areas
  • Use word reference resources including the glossary, dictionary and thesaurus

Demonstrates comprehension of fictional texts and poetry

  • Make, confirm and revise predictions
  • Compare and contrast settings, characters and events
  • Identify author’s purpose
  • Ask and answer questions about what is read
  • Draw conclusions about text
  • Identify problem and solution
  • Identify main idea
  • Identify supporting details
  • Differentiate between fiction and nonfiction

Demonstrates comprehension of nonfiction texts

  • Identify author’s purpose
  • Preview and use text features
  • Ask and answer questions about what is read
  • Draw conclusions based on text
  • Summarize major points found in nonfiction texts
  • Identify the main idea
  • Identify supporting details
  • Compare and contrast characteristics of biographies and autobiographies

Demonstrates comprehension of fictional texts and poetry

  • Make, confirm and revise predictions
  • Compare and contrast settings, characters and events
  • Identify author’s purpose
  • Ask and answer questions about what is read
  • Draw conclusions about text
  • Identify problem and solution
  • Identify main idea
  • Identify supporting details
  • Differentiate between fiction and nonfiction

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

  • Use encyclopedia and other reference books, including online reference materials
  • Use table of contents, indices and charts

Language Arts - Writing

MODE: Expressive Writing – Letters

Writes for a variety of purposes

Mathematics

Number and number sense

Computation and estimation

Measurement

Geometry

Probability and statistics

Patterns, functions and algebra

Science

Scientific investigation/reasoning/logic

Earth/space systems and cycles

Social Studies

 Civics                

 Economics