
Grade 3 Essentials Standards
Below is a list of Common Core Essentials that will be introduced and/or concentrated on this quarter.These Essentials will be built upon and expanded throughout the year.Quarter 1
ELA
RL – Reading Literature RI – Reading Informational Text RF – Reading Foundational Skills
W  Writing SL – Speaking & Listening L  Language
3.RL.1
I can ask and answer questions to show that I understand what I’ve read.
3.RI.1
I can ask and answer questions to show that I understand what I’ve read
3.RL.2
I can recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths
I can determine the central message, lesson, or moral from a story
3.RI.2
I can choose the main idea within an informational text
3.RL.10
I can independently read and understand a variety of literature
3.RI.10
I can read and understand informational texts
3.RF.3
I can decode multisyllable and irregularly spelled words
3.RF.4
I can read gradelevel texts fluently to increase comprehension
3.L.1
I can use correct English grammar when writing or speaking.
3.L.2
I can use the correct capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
3.L.6
I can figure out and use words that are appropriate for third grade.
3.SL.1
I can participate in discussions in many ways
3.SL.2
I can explain the main idea and details presented in a variety of formats.
3.W.1
I can write my opinion on a topic and support it with reasons.
3.W.2
I can gather data on a given topic to begin writing an informative text.
I can introduce a topic and developing facts, definitions, and details.
I can use correct linking words and phrases (such as also, another, and, more, but) to connect my ideas.
I can provide a conclusion statement or section in my informative text.
3.W.5
I can plan my writing with the help of others.
I can revise and edit my writing with the help of others.
3.W.6
I can use technology to publish my writing.
I can use technology to interact with others.
Math
NBT  Numbers & Operations OA  Operations & Algebraic Thinking NF – Numbers & Operations  Fractions
G  Geometry MD  Measurement & Data
3.NBT.1
I can round numbers to the nearest 10 or 100.
3.NBT.2
I can use various strategies to fluently add within 1000.
I can use various strategies to fluently subtract within 1000.
3.OA.8
I can use various strategies to determine if my answer to a twostep word problem is reasonable.
I can identify the operations needed to use to solve a twostep word problem.
I can solve a twostep word problem using the four operations. (addition and subtraction)
3.MD.3
I can draw a scaled bar graph to represent given data with several categories.
I can answer onestep problems using information from scaled bar graphs.
I can answer twostep problems using information from scaled bar graphs.
I can pose a question, collect, analyze, and interpret data and graph that data.
I can draw a scaled picture graph to represent data with several categories. (Mastery by March)
3.OA.1
I can create equal groups of objects.
I can relate repeated addition to multiplication grouping.
I can identify a multiplication word problem.
I can solve a multiplication word problem.
I can create my own word problem using objects and equal groups.
Quarter 2Quarter 2
ELA
RL – Reading Literature RI – Reading Informational Text RF – Reading Foundational Skills
W  Writing SL – Speaking & Listening L – Language
3.RL.3
I can describe the characters in a story.
I can interpret how characters’ actions lead to the sequence of events in a story.
3.RI.3
I can tell how historical events, scientific ideas, or “how to” procedures are related in a text.
I can determine the cause and effect relating to historical events, scientific ideas, and technical procedures.
3.RL.4
I can determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text.
3.RI.4
I can determine the meaning of content specific words in a text.
3.L.3
I can use what I know about language when writing, speaking, reading, and listening.
3.L.4
I can figure out what words mean and use them in different situations.
3.SL.3
I can ask questions based on oral presentations.
I can answer questions based on what I hear.
3.SL.4
I can make an oral presentation.
3.W.3
I can create a real or imaginary product.
3.W.4
I can choose and develop a type of writing based on my assignment.
Math
NBT  Numbers & Operations OA  Operations & Algebraic Thinking NF – Numbers & Operations  Fractions
G  Geometry MD  Measurement & Data
3.OA.7
I can use various strategies to multiply within 100. I can use various strategies to divide within 100.
3.OA.9
I can use hundreds charts and multiplication charts to model repeated addition or multiplication patterns.
3.NBT.3
I can multiply onedigit whole numbers by multiples of 10 in the range of 1090.
3.OA.2
I can break objects into equal groups
I can relate repeated subtraction to division grouping.
I can identify partition models and measurement models for division
I can identify a division word problem and the type of division word problem.
I can solve a division word problem.
I can create a partitioned model of division (sharing equal groups) word problems.
I can create a measurement model of division (repeated subtraction/equal shares) word problems.
3.OA.6
I can determine an unknown factor in a division equation using multiplication.
3.OA.4
I can determine an unknown number in a multiplication or division equation.
3.OA.3
I can write an equation using a symbol for an unknown number in a multiplication or division word problem.
I can solve a onestep multiplication or division word problem within 100.
I can solve a twostep multiplication or division word problem within 100.
I can determine whether a multiplication or division problem is onestep or twostep and solve that problem.
3.OA.5
I can use the commutative property to show that the order of numbers does not matter when you are multiplying.
I can use the associative property to show that the product of 3 or more numbers in a multiplication problem stays the same in any order.
I can use the distributive property to determine the product of numbers by breaking numbers apart.
I can apply properties to solve a given problem.
3.OA.8
I can identify the order of operations.
I can identify the operations needed to use to solve a twostep word problem.
I can solve a twostep word problem using the four operations.
I can use various strategies to determine if my answer to a twostep word problem is reasonable.
Quarter 3Quarter 3
ELA
RL – Reading Literature RI – Reading Informational Text RF – Reading Foundational Skills
W  Writing SL – Speaking & Listening L  Language
3.RI.5
I can identify and use text features and search tools to locate relevant information.
3.RL.5
I can describe the structure of stories, dramas/plays, and poems.
3.RL.6
I can compare how my own point of view is the same, or different, as that of the narrator or characters.
3.RI.6
I can compare my point of view with the author’s point of view through the use of text features and vocabulary.
3.RL.7
I can explain how illustrations help me to understand the story.
3.RI.7
I can use illustrations to understand the text.
I can use words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text.
3.W.4
I can choose and develop a type of writing based on my assignment.
3.W.5
I can plan my writing with the help of others.
I can revise and edit my writing with the help of others.
3.W.7
I can research a given topic.
3.W.8
I can use information from my experiences to write.
I can gather information from print and digital sources to write.
3.L.5
I can distinguish between literal and nonliteral meanings of words and phrases.
3.SL.6
I can express my ideas in complete thoughts.
Math
NBT  Numbers & Operations OA  Operations & Algebraic Thinking NF – Numbers & Operations  Fractions
G  Geometry MD  Measurement & Data
3.NF.1
I can identify the parts of a fraction.
I can understand that a fraction is one whole unit partitioned into equal parts.
I can understand that 1/b is one part when a whole unit is partitioned into b equal parts.
I can understand that a/b is a pieces that have the size of 1/b.
3.NF.2
I can represent a fraction with the denominator 2, 3, 4, 6, or 8, on a number line.
3.NF.3
I can identify, create, and explain equivalent fractions.
I can express whole numbers as fractions I can compare fractions with the same numerator or the same denominator.
3.MD.4
I can read intervals of a ruler in quarter, half inches, and whole inches.
I can measure objects to a quarter and half of an inch and whole numbers and identify them as fractions using a ruler.
I can use prelabeled intervals in a quarter or half of an inch or whole numbers on a line plot to display measurement data.
3.G.1
I can identify twodimensional shapes and their attributes.
I can draw twodimensional shapes. I can compare/contrast twodimensional shapes.
I can classify twodimensional shapes based on similar attributes.
I can determine a twodimensional shape that does not belong within a group based on a given attribute.
3.G.2
I can partition a square, rectangle, or circle into equal areas.
I can express the area of each part of the partitioned shape as a unit fraction of the whole.
Quarter 4Quarter 4
ELA
RL – Reading Literature RI – Reading Informational Text RF – Reading Foundational Skills
W  Writing SL – Speaking & Listening L  Language
3.RI.8
I can describe connections between sentences and paragraphs.
3.RL.9
I can compare and contrast two stories written by the same author about the same or similar characters.
3.RI.9
I can compare and contrast the most important points and key details in two texts.
3.L.6
I can figure out and use words that are appropriate for third grade.
Review All Standards
Math
NBT  Numbers & Operations OA  Operations & Algebraic Thinking NF – Numbers & Operations  Fractions
G  Geometry MD  Measurement & Data
3.MD.5
I can recognize area as an attribute of squares and rectangles.
3.MD.6
I can measure the area of twodimensional regions (rectangles and squares) by counting the unit squares (square cm, square, m, square in, square ft, nonstandard units).
3.MD.7
I can find the area of a rectangle with wholenumber side lengths by tiling it.
I can show that the area is the same when multiplying the side lengths or adding as it is when I tile it.
I can solve realworld and mathematical problems using multiplication to find the area of rectangles with whole number side lengths.
I can decompose a rectangle into separate areas to find the area of the whole figure.
I can decompose rectilinear (irregular) polygons into nonoverlapping rectangles and add their areas to find that area of the whole.
I can solve realworld problems in which I have to find the area of rectilinear (irregular) polygons.
3.MD.8
I can find the perimeter of a shape with given units.
I can find the perimeter of a shape with an unknown side length.
I can determine various areas for rectangles with the same perimeter.
I can determine various perimeters for shapes with the same area.
I can solve realworld problems using perimeter.
3.MD.1
I can use a clock to tell and write time to the nearest minute.
I can measure time intervals in minutes using a clock model.
I can measure time intervals in minutes using a drawing of a clock.
I can measure time intervals in minutes using a number line.
I can solve word problems with addition and subtraction of time intervals in minutes.
3.MD.2
I can determine what items should be measured in volume or mass units.
I can measure liquid volume using liters.
I can measure the mass of objects using grams and kilograms.
I can estimate liquid volume using liters.
I can estimate the mass of objects using grams and kilograms.
I can solve onestep word problems using liters, grams, or kilograms.