During Marking Period 3
students will focus on Measurement
and Data and Operations and Algebraic Thinking. Within Measurement and Data
students will practice Linear measurement—nearest half and fourth of an inch;
measurement data-line plots. • Within Operations and Algebraic Thinking
students will continue to practice Multiplication and division fluency (within
100)—facts with 0-10. Number and Operations–Fractions*: Fraction
representations on a number line; equivalent fractions—visual fraction models,
number line models; comparison of fractions—same numerator or same denominator;
fraction representations of whole numbers. Number and Operations in Base Ten:
Multiplication—1-digit numbers by multiples of 10 (10-90)—place value
strategies and properties of operations. *Grade 3 limited to denominators of 2,
3, 4, 6, 8.
During marking period 3, Grade 3 students will read literature from the following genres; historical fiction, a subset of realistic fiction, and literary nonfiction - a genre of informational text. Students will study how authors share real and imagined experiences. They will examine the guiding theme that change affects people and their relationships using strategies and resources from, Lessons 2-4 in
Journeys and Destinations, Second Edition: College of William and Mary. The resources include the Change Model, the Literature Web, the Change Matrix and the Vocabulary Web. During weeks 1 and 2 students will identify the characteristics of historical fiction. They will identify the central message of a text during week 3 and compare elements of two texts written by the same author during week 4. Literature circles are introduced in weeks 3 and 4 to provide students the opportunity to share their analysis of text in a collaborative conversation. Students will ask and answer questions to identify the characteristics of historical fiction. They will retell the key details in a story and explain how events in the story build on each other, including how a character's actions contribute to the sequence of events in the story. Students will identify their point of view and distinguish it from that of the characters. They will participate in collaborative discussions to clarify and check their understanding of a speaker's message.
Marking Period 3 students will compose the following writing pieces. Narrative:
Short composition—establish a situation, introduce a narrator and/or
characters, organize event sequence, use dialogue and descriptions, use
temporal words to signal order, provide closure. • Informative/Explanatory:
Extended writing—examine a topic clearly, introduce a topic and group
information together, develop a topic, use linking words, provide closure. •
Opinion: Extended writing—introduce a topic, state an opinion, use
organizational structure, provide reasons to support opinion, use linking
words, provide closure. • Process, Production, and Research: Produce writing
appropriate to task and purpose; plan, revise, and edit; use technology to
produce writing; conduct research; gather information; take notes, sort
evidence. • Use of Language: Tell a story, audio recordings or visual display;
irregular verbs; verb tense; adjectives and adverbs; conjunctions; comma and
quotations in dialogue; words for effect; subject/verb and pronoun-antecedent
agreement; consult reference materials; capitalization.
Students will be using the Words Their Way word study program.
In Marking Period 3 students will investigate Physical Sciences:
Production of heat and energy; heat transfer. • Engineering and Technology: Characteristics
and scope of technology; impact of products and systems; engineering design
process–ideas, models for solutions, design evaluation and improvement.
Marking Period 3, students will explore Culture: Elements of culture; sharing
of cultures—today and in the past; media in a multicultural setting. •
Geography: North America—location and geography; people modify the environment;
transportation and communication networks; reasons for movement of people—today
and in the past. • Economics: Money management; spending plan.
Common Sense Education
Periodically, students will be engaged in the Common Sense Education Curriculum during media classes with Miss Kleponis. This curriculum focuses on digital citizenship, empowering students "to make safe, smart, and ethical decisions online." Each lesson comes with a Family Tip Sheet. Please feel free to download the tip sheet for use at home.
Lesson 1: Rings of Responsibility
Lesson 2: The Power of Words