By the end of Third Grade Language Arts, in addition to reading a "guided reading text" at the instructional level at 90% accuracy, writing pieces to be published, and receiving, comprehending, evaluating and responding to written verbal and non-verbal messages, a student will be able to:
- use reference materials and read for a variety of purposes,
- identify the genre of each text that is read,
- use paraphrasing, cause and effect, and compare and contrast in writing,
- recognize and use authors' techniques in composing a text,
- identify in reading and use in writing: plot, setting character, and theme,
- use standard spelling, and mechanics in writing,
- speak for a variety of purposes using appropriate grammar and voice.
By the end of third grade MATH a student will be able to:
- recognize geometric objects and lines and describe their similarities and differences,
- collect data and be able to discuss and defend the results of the information gathered,
- identify the data needed to solve a problem and demonstrate how to get, organize, and present the data,
- apply their understanding of numbers to solve problems,
- conduct an activity with concrete objects to predict probability outcomes, and
- demonstrate ability to tell time, count money, show place value, and identify basic fractions.
By the end of Third grade SCIENCE, a student will be able to:
- explain the life cycle, characteristics, and needs of insects and vertebrate animals,
- identify solids, liquids, and gases and tell how they change states,
- explore how magnets interact in the world,
- discuss the features of the earth's surface and how the earth changes over time, and
- determine how to improve the environment.
By the end of Third grade Social Studies, a student will be able to:
- describe the need for rules and laws,
- tell about the history of the U.S. and the people who played major roles in its development,draw a map including the major geographical features and tell the influences they have had on our economy and economics, and
- discuss how people are interdependent and play many roles in their community, cooperating with each other to meet their needs and wants,
- identify, use, and define "truth", "rule of law", "common good", "justice", "equality", and "diversity"
- tell and write about "life", "liberty", "pursuit of happiness" and "patriotism" as new core democratic values.