Third Grade – Unit 4
“I Can” Statements
1. What are the common affixes and multi-syllable types?
This means I can give the meaning of affixes and use them to help decode unknown words.
-decode unfamiliar word using their understanding of affixes in a root or base word.
-understand and decode multi-syllable words using syllable types
2. What language skills are needed to comprehend third grade text?
This means I can use language components to make meaning clear.
-form and use regular and irregular verbs, including verb tenses
-understand, explain, and ensure subject-verb agreement in writing
-understand, explain, and ensure pronoun-antecedent agreement in writing
-form comparative and superlative adjectives and adverbs
-choose words and phrases for effect
-recognize and observe differences between the conventions of spoken and written standard English
-determine literal and non-literal meaning of words and phrases
-understand text structures (e.g., comparison, cause/effect, first/second/third in a sequence)
-determine main idea and supporting details of presented material
-use glossary and beginning dictionaries
Spoken & Written Language
Dictionary and Glossary Use
Utah State SOCIAL STUDIES Core Curriculum Standards
Enduring Understanding: Students will understand the principles of civic responsibility in classroom, community, and country.
Objective 2: Identify ways community’s needs are met by government
Objective 3: Apply principles of civic responsibility
“I Can” Statements
3. What are community and country rights and responsibilities?
This means I can describe the rights and responsibilities inherent in being a contributing member of a community.
-understand and explain the vocabulary that describes civic responsibility
-determine and explain classroom and school responsibilities
-explore, identify, and explain the rights and responsibilities of members in a community and country
-identify why these responsibilities are important for a functioning community (e.g. voting, jury duty, taxpaying, obedience to laws)
-conduct short research projects that build knowledge about a topic.
Vocabulary (compassion, honesty, fairness, self-discipline, judgment, respect, courage, responsibility, citizenship, patriotism)
4. What does the government do to meet community needs?
This means I can identify ways community’s needs are met by government.
5. What is immigration?
This means I can explain how immigration changes and contributes to a community and the country.
-demonstrate respect for the opinions, backgrounds, and cultures of others
-write an opinion piece on how students believe it would be to immigrate to a new country (cite information from speakers, interviews, and texts) using the opinion writing rubric.
6. What documents and symbols reflect and inspire citizenship?
This means I can identify and interact with the United States documents and symbols that inspire and reflect citizenship.