Reading Comprehension Skills
•Close Reading Strategies
•Determining Author’s Purpose
•Following Written Directions
•Reading Haiku, Fables, and Short Stories
•Skimming and Scanning for Information
•Writing a Friendly and Thank You Letter •Writing Paragraphs
•Writing Opinion Pieces
Grammar and Handwriting •Alphabetical Order
•Parts of Speech
•Introduction to Cursive Handwriting
•Understand place value and know how to compare and order numbers.
•Perform addition and subtraction, carrying and borrowing on whole numbers.
•Know basic multiplication facts.
•Understand representations in fraction and mixed number forms.
•Understand concepts of likelihood and basic probability.
•Understand concepts of shape, symmetry, and perimeter.
•Understand measurement concepts, including time and temperature.
•Understand representations using decimals and money.
•Demonstrate a basic understanding of the systems in a human body.
•Discuss the process a plant goes through in order to grow.
•Explain the difference between types of animals.
•Determine which eating and care habits are the most healthy for students.
•Distinguish between the three phases of matter and describe their properties.
•Explain how sound travels.
•Describe why time and seasons change.
•Discuss how rocks are formed and how they change.
•Explain how heat is produced.
•Identify and use map terminology including latitude, longitude, and compass rose.
•Compare and contrast regional geography across the United States and how this contributes to weather, resources and recreation in the region.
•Examine and describe key events for each region.
•Examine and describe the contributions of famous people from each region.
•Recognize the basics of how the United States was formed.
•Recognize the basics of the operation of United States government.
In the third grade spelling course, students will delve into relevant spelling rules and word families throughout thirty weeks of instruction. Students will not only practice phonics skills including syllabication and sounding out multisyllabic words, but also incorporation of word parts such as prefixes and suffixes. These lessons not only meet instructional needs for spelling, but also reinforce language arts skills including application of the writing process and reading comprehension.
Each unit represents a specific spelling rule or word family. Each unit contains five short assignments per week that can be taught as a stand-alone course, or can easily integrate with English Language Arts curriculum. Lessons and projects include media to support the content, as well as incorporation of rubrics and positive messages for students that can support character education requirements
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