• 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

    RLReading Literature      RIReading Informational Text      RFReading Foundational Skills         

    W - Writing                           SLSpeaking & 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 grade-level 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    NFNumbers & 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 two-step word problem is reasonable.

    I can identify the operations needed to use to solve a two-step word problem.


    I can solve a two-step 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 one-step problems using information from scaled bar graphs.

    I can answer two-step 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 2

    Quarter 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 one-digit whole numbers by multiples of 10 in the range of 10-90.

    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 one-step multiplication or division word problem within 100.


    I can solve a two-step multiplication or division word problem within 100.


    I can determine whether a multiplication or division problem is one-step or two-step 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 two-step word problem.


    I can solve a two-step word problem using the four operations.


    I can use various strategies to determine if my answer to a two-step word problem is reasonable.



    Quarter 3

    Quarter 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 non-literal 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 pre-labeled 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 two-dimensional shapes and their attributes.


    I can draw two-dimensional shapes.
I can compare/contrast two-dimensional shapes.


    I can classify two-dimensional shapes based on similar attributes.


    I can determine a two-dimensional 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 4

    Quarter 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 two-dimensional regions (rectangles and squares) by counting the unit squares (square cm, square, m, square in, square ft, non-standard units).

    3.MD.7

    I can find the area of a rectangle with whole-number 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 real-world 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 non-overlapping rectangles and add their areas to find that area of the whole.


    I can solve real-world 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 real-world 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 one-step word problems using liters, grams, or kilograms.