Welcome to Third Grade Curriculum Night

Ms. Weaver, Ms. Catella, Ms. Pittman, Mr. McBride, Ms Graney, Ms. Prystowsky, Ms. Sparrow

Literacy and Math Groups

Students attend literacy and math classes based on their academic strengths and challenges.

Criteria for determining groups include:

  • MAP Data
  • TRC Data
  • BOG Scores
  • Classroom performance

“What’s new?”

Sample Student Schedule

Example 1:

Example 2:

Student A

Homeroom:

Catella

Literacy Teacher:

McBride

Math Teacher:

Pittman

Integrated Studies:

Catella

Student B

Homeroom:

Weaver

Literacy Teacher:

Weaver

Math Teacher:

Prystowsky

Integrated Studies:

Weaver

“What’s new?”

Grades

  • Math and most Literacy Grades are given in flex groups
  • Formal grades
    • Same assessment for all 3rd grade students
    • 3rd grade level work
  • Informal grades
    • Differentiated assessments based on flexible group

“What’s new?”

10 Point Scale

100 - 90 A

89 - 80 B

79 - 79 C

69 - 60 C

59 - 0 F

“What’s new?”

Testing

  • NC BOG/EOG (Beginning of Grade/End of Grade)
  • MAP Testing
  • EL assessments
  • No more TRC/DIBELS/DAZE

“What’s new?”

CMS Literacy:

Curriculum

EL Education

Curriculum

2 One-Hour Components

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Module Lesson

ALL Block

Curriculum

Module: Whole group, on-grade level, rigorous text, standards driven.

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Module Lesson

ALL Block

Students are given numerous opportunities to grow their knowledge in different content areas while simultaneously developing their reading comprehension with complex texts.

Curriculum

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Module Lesson

ALL Block

The Four Modules in 3rd Grade are:

Curriculum

ALL Block: Additional Language and Literacy - data driven small group supports

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Module Lesson

ALL Block

Curriculum

Assessments

6 formal assessments per Module.

Usually three assessments emphasizes reading and three emphasizes writing

1 per Module (not a formal assessment)

  • Heavily scaffolded, with models, critique, and revision
  • Often collaborative

When: After each lesson

Why: Track progress toward mastery of daily learning targets

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Formal Assessments

Performance Task

Daily

Curriculum

  • Standards-aligned curriculum

  • Uses problem-based learning with visual representation to develop conceptual understanding

  • Plenty of digital supports available through the Student Portal

Curriculum

Units of Inquiry

  • How We Express Ourselves - Culture and Storytelling
  • How the World Works - Landforms and Our Solar System
  • Sharing the Planet - Plants
  • How We Organize Ourselves - Government and Economics
  • Who We Are - Human Body Systems
  • Where We Are in Place and time - Inventions

Curriculum

Chromebooks

  • Students are 1:1 with technology this year
  • We encourage the use of educational sites such as:
    • Pearson Realize
    • Edgenuity
    • DreamBox
    • Freckle
    • Raz-Kids
  • Become familiar with their Clever Account
  • CotswoldGrade3.Weebly.com

Policies

Homework Policy

  • Homework is designed to provide extra practice to reinforce and extend what is being learned in the classroom.
  • Literacy and Math Teachers each assign homework.
  • Students receive homework contracts each Friday. The homework is due the following Friday.

Policies

Agendas and Cougar Folders

  • Agendas go home every night
  • Cougar folders go home every Monday. Please check for important information!
  • Class dojo will show your student’s behavior in class

Policies

Stay Connected

  • Class Dojo
    • Communication Tool
    • Behavior tracking
  • Report Cards
    • Every 10 weeks (quarterly)
    • Grades on 10 point scale
  • Progress Reports
    • Halfway through each quarter
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences
    • 1st Quarter conference in October
    • As needed

Policies

Questions?

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