**Mathematics**

Number and Operations

Chapter 1: Use Place Value to Communicate

· Find patterns in numbers

· Use the four-step plan to solve problems

· use models to explore place value through thousands

· Read, write and identify place value of whole numbers through ten thousands

· Compare numbers through ten thousands

· Use a number line and place value to order numbers through ten thousands

· Round numbers to the nearest ten, hundred and thousand

Chapter 2: Add to Solve Problems

· Use addition properties to add whole numbers

· Decide whether an estimate or exact answer is needed to solve a problem

· Estimate sums using rounding and compatible numbers

· Regroup ones to add two-digit numbers

· Add money as dollars or cents

· Use the four- step plan to solve a problem

· Use models to explore adding three-digit numbers

· Add three-digit numbers and use estimation to check for reasonableness

· Add three- and four- digit numbers with regrouping

Chapter 3: Subtract to Solve Problems

· Subtract two-digit numbers

Estimate differences using rounding

· Subtract money

· Decide whether an answer to a problem is reasonable

· Model subtraction with regrouping

· Subtract three-digit numbers with regrouping

· Choose the best strategy to solve a problem

· Subtract three- and four-digit numbers

· Model subtraction across zeros

· Select addition or subtraction to solve problems

Number and Operations and Algebra

Chapter 4: Develop Multiplication Concepts and Facts

· Use models to explore multiplication

· Use arrays to multiply

· Multiply by 0,1, 2, 4, 5 and 10

· Solve a problem by identifying extra or missing information

· Choose the best strategy to solve a problem

Chapter 5: Develop More Multiplication Facts

· Explore the multiplication table

· Multiply by 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11 and 12

· Solve a problem by looking for a pattern

· Choose the best strategy to solve a problem

· Identify and use the Associative Property of Multiplication

Chapter 6: Develop Division Concepts and Facts

· Explore the meaning of division

· Use models to relate division to subtraction

· Relate division to multiplication

· Divide using related multiplication facts

· Choose an operation to solve a problem

· Use models to divide by 2

· Use models to divide by 5

· Choose the best strategy to solve a problem

· Use models to divide by 10

· Use division rules to divide by 0 and 1

Chapter 7: Develop More Division Facts

· Use counters to model division

· Use models and related multiplication facts to divide by 3

· Use models and related multiplication facts to divide by 4

· Solve a problem by making a table

· Use and array and repeated subtraction to divide by 6 and 7

· Learn to divide by 8 and 9

· Use models to divide by 11 and 12

· Choose the best strategy to solve a problem

Algebra

Chapter 8: Use Patterns and Algebraic Thinking

· Model and write addition and subtraction number sentences

· Model addition and subtraction expressions using pictures, words, and numbers

· Learn to write and simplify expressions

· Solve a problem by acting it out

· Look for a rule and extend it to solve a problem

· Use addition and subtraction to complete function tables

· Choose the best strategy to solve a problem

· Use multiplication and division to complete function tables

Measurement

Chapter 9: Measure Length, Area, and Temperature

· Use models to explore length to the nearest inch

· Estimate and measure length to the nearest half inch

· Estimate and measure customary units of length

· Solve a problem by working backward

· Measure length to the nearest centimeter and millimeter

· Choose the appropriate tools and units to estimate and measure metric units of length

· Find the perimeter of a figure

· Estimate the area of a figure

· Determine the area of a figure

· Choose the best strategy to solve a problem

· Measure temperature with a thermometer

· Measure temperature

Chapter 10: Measure Capacity, Weight, Volume and Time

· Estimate and measure capacity

· Estimate and measure customary units of capacity

· Solve capacity problems

· Solve a problem by using the guess and check strategy

· Estimate and measure metric units of capacity

· Choose the best strategy to solve a problem

· Estimate and measure customary units of weight

· Estimate and measure units of mass

· Solve mass problems

· Use models to explore volume

· Determine the volume of a figure

· Tell time and time intervals

Geometry

Chapter 11: Identify Geometric Figures and Spatial Reasoning

· Identify, classify, and describe three-dimensional figures

· Identify and classify two-dimensional geometric figures

· Solve a problem by solving a simpler problem

· Identify geometric patterns and use them to make predictions and solve problems

· Identify congruent two-dimensional figures

· Choose the best strategy to solve a problem

· Identify symmetry in figures

· Locate and name points on a number line

· Find ordered pairs of numbers on a coordinate grid

Data Analysis

Chapter 12: Organize, Display and Interpret Data

· Collect, organize, record and display data in pictographs

· Interpret data in pictographs

· Solve a problem by making a list

· Collect, organize, record and display data in bar graphs

· Interpret data in bar graphs

· Learn how to make and interpret line plots

· Tell whether events are certain, likely, unlikely or impossible

· Choose the best strategy to solve a problem

Number and Operations

Chapter 13: Develop Fractions

· Make models of fractions

· Write and read fractions as part of a whole

· Write and read fractions for part of a set

· Choose the best strategy to solve a problem

· Model equivalent fractions

· Find equivalent fractions

· Solve a problem by drawing a picture

· Compare and order fractions

· Locate and name points on a number line using fractions

Chapter 14: Understand Fractions and Decimals

· Relate fractions to decimals

· Learn the meaning of tenths

· Learn the meaning of hundredths

· Solve a problem by working backward

· Relate money to fractions and decimals

· Choose the best strategy to problem solve

Number and Operations and Algebra

Chapter 15: Multiply by One-Digit Numbers

· Multiply by multiples of 10, 100, and 1,000

· Solve a problem using logical reasoning

· Estimate products

· Choose the best strategy to solve a problem

Language Arts

All Language Arts instruction will be centered on the Common Core English Language Arts Standards for grade 3. These standards are broken into the following categories: Reading, Writing, Language, and Speaking and Listening.

Reading

Reading instruction will be delivered via the Daily 5 and CAFÉ as well as the Houghton Mifflin Reading Series and supplemental resources. The Daily 5 will teach students to work independently within the following 5 areas: Read to Yourself, Read to Someone, Listen to Reading, Word Work and Writing, in order to develop literacy independence. CAFÉ will focus on teaching students reading strategies based on their individual needs within the areas of Comprehension, Accuracy, Fluency, and Expanding Vocabulary.

Comprehension Skills and Strategies

· Restate events in proper sequence

· Make inferences to predict outcomes

· State cause and effect of an event

· Identify the author’s viewpoint

· Follow directions

· Draw conclusions from the text

· Distinguish between fact and opinion

· Distinguish between fantasy and realism

· Compare and contrast

· Summarize text

· State topic, main idea, and details from reading

· Monitor and clarify reading

Information and Study Skills

· Knows parts of a book

· Can use a dictionary

· Can follow directions

· Can use an encyclopedia

· Can use graphic organizers

Literary Genres studied in Grade Three

· Realistic Fiction

· Historical Fiction

· Personal Narrative

· Folktale

· Fantasy

· Trickster Tale

· Nonfiction

· Narrative Nonfiction

· Biography

Writing

· Uses the six traits (ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency and conventions) as a basis for writing and evaluating writing

· Produces the following written products: personal narrative, instructions, story, research report, persuasive essay, friendly letter, reading journal entry, paragraphs, thank you note, written dialogue

Language

Grammar

· Sentences

· Kinds of sentences

· Subjects/Predicates

· Common and proper nouns

· Singular and plural nouns

· Possessive nouns

· Verbs

· Present, past, and future time

· The verb be

· Helping verbs

· Irregular verbs

· Pronouns (subject, object, possessive)

· Adjectives

· Adverbs

Phonics/Structural Analysis/Spelling

· Short vowels a, e, I, o, u

· Vowel-consonant-silent-e pattern

· Long vowels a, e , i, o, u in various spellings

· Three letter clusters

· Vowel + /r/ sounds

· Homophones

· Digraphs ch, sh, th, tch, wh, wr

· Double consonants

· Words ending with –er and –le

· Words beginning with a- or be-

· Hard and soft c and g

· Prefixes un-, dis-, non-, re-

· Base words

· Syllabication

· Inflected endings –ed, -ing

· Compound words

· Plurals

· Contractions

· Suffixes –y, -ly, -er, -est, -less, -ness, -ful

· Possessives

Vocabulary

Students will identify:

· Alphabetical order

· Multiple meaning words

· Word families

· Rhyming words

· Context clues

· Syllables

· Analogies

· Homophones

· Synonyms

· Antonyms

Speaking and Listening

· Have literature discussions

· Present oral reports

· Read written stories, poems, paragraphs and reports to the class

· Use appropriate voice and pacing when giving oral presentations

· Demonstrate appropriate audience behavior

Science

Life Science

Life Cycles

Roles of Living Things

Earth Science

Sun, Moon and Earth

Earth’s Resources

Physical Science

Matter, Energy and Forces

Social Studies

Social Studies: Social Studies will be taught based on the Macmillan / McGraw-Hill Timelinks series. The text is aligned with the Curriculum Standards for Social Studies. The focus of the third grade curriculum is communities. Students will explore communities within 5 units of study:

Unit 1: Communities and Geography

Unit 2: Communities Change

Unit 3: Many Cultures, One Country

Unit 4: Communities at work

Unit 5: Communities and Government

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