Third Grade Essential LearningAt the end of the third grade, students should be able to independently demonstrate mastery of the following:Language Arts
Read texts from a variety of genres with fluency, accuracy, and comprehension
Understand literary &informational text using comprehension strategies to become a self-directed, critical reader
Compose a variety of written texts with a clear controlling idea, coherent organization, and sufficient detail; using applicable information from a variety of sources
Understand that civic engagement impact their government/society; important ideas in historical documents
Develop an understanding of how people view, construct, and interpret history within and across nations and cultures
Use tools and concepts of geography to apply knowledge and understanding of the interdependence of human behaviors to the physical and cultural environment.
Understand the concepts of map skills
Acquire knowledge and economic reasoning skills to make sounds financial decision in a free-enterprise system
Recognize that there is change & constancy in natural world.
Understand that the natural environment is made up of many systems and cycles that are related and/or connected.
Identify the planets and their position in Earth’s solar system
Identify the flow of energy in a food chain and how environmental change affect the food chain.
Use models to explain how the word works & identify the limitations of models.
Plan and implement an effective scientific inquiry/ investigation to develop a curiosity about the world.
Develop in-depth understanding of numbers, their size, their relationships and how they are used in everyday life.
Apply strategies to solve problems w/ accuracy & efficiency.
Measure by selecting appropriate units, strategies, & tools to solve problems using customary & metric systems.
Use spatial sense and geometric relationships