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Class Curriculum Map for 3rd Grade

Curriculum map

 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

 

You can download the Common Core Standards to your Ipad or Mac device as free resource. Our curriculum map is directly aligned with the Common Core Standards. You can find our curriculum map on our district website at www.boyd.k12.ky.us. Each teacher’s personal website can be accessed by choosing Summit Elementary from the schools tab dropdown menu.

 

Thank you,

3rd Grade Teachers

 

The CAFE Menu
Linked to 3rd Grade Common Core Standards*
Comprehension Accuracy Fluency Expanding Vocabulary
Strategies:
Use prior knowledge to connect with text
RL.3.4
Make and adjust predictions; use text to confirm
RL.3.6, RI.3.6
Infer and support with evidence
RI.3.1
Make a picture or mental image
RL.3.7
Monitor and fix up: check for understanding /back up and reread
RF.3.4
Ask questions throughout the reading process
RL.3.1, RI.3.1
Use text features (titles, headings, captions, graphic features)
RI.3.5
Summarize text; include sequence of main events
RL.3.5, RI.3.2
Use main idea and supporting details to determine importance
RL.3.2, RI.3.8
Determine and analyze author’s purpose and support with text
RI.3.6
Recognize literacy elements (genre, plot, character, setting, problem/resolution, theme)
RL.3.3
Recognize and explain cause-and-effect relationships
RL.3.3, RI.3.3, RI.3.8
Compare and contrast within and between text
RL.3.9, RI.3.9
Abundant easy reading
RL.3.10, RI.3.10
Look carefully at letters and words
RF.3.3
Cross checking… do the pictures and/or words look right? Do they sound right? Do they make sense?
RF.3.4
Flip the sound
RF.3.3
Use the pictures… do the words and pictures match?
RL.3.7, RI.3.7
Use beginning and ending sounds
RF.3.3
Blend sounds; stretch and reread
RF.3.3
Chunk letters and sounds together
RF.3.3
Skip the word, then come back
RF.3.4
Trade a word/guess a word that makes sense
RF.3.4
Recognize words at sight
RF.3.3
Voracious reading
RL.3.10, RI.3.10
Read appropriate-level texts that are a good fit
RL.3.10, RI.3.10, RF.3.4
Reread text
RF.3.4
Practice common sight words and high-frequency words
RF.3.3
Adjust and apply different reading rates to match text
RF.3.4
Use punctuation to enhance phrasing and prosody (end marks, commas, etc.)
L.3.2
Read text as the author would say it, conveying the meaning or feeling
RF.3.4
Voracious reading
RL.3.10, RI.2.10
Tune in to interesting words and use new vocabulary in speaking and writing
RL.3.4, L.3.4
Use prior knowledge and context to predict and confirm meaning
RL.3.4, RI.3.4, L.3.4
Use pictures, illustrations, and diagrams
RI.3.7, L.3.4
Use word parts to determine the meaning of words (prefixes, suffixes, origins, abbreviations, etc.)
RF.3.3, L.3.4
Ask someone to define the word for you
Use dictionaries, thesauruses, and glossaries as tools
L.3.2

 

I am Learning Statements
3rd Grade Math

Daily Calendar Skills-Morning
Date (days of the week, months, etc.)
Patterns (number and picture)
• Skip Counting (5,10, 100, to 1,000)
• Even and Odd Numbers
• Place Value
• Add/sub sums within 20 using mental strategies
• Counting money/giving change
• Temperature
• Daily Time to the hour, half hour, quarter hour, 5 min, and 1 minutes
• Daily Word Problem
• Using a Calculator for checking work
• Multiplication Facts 0’s, 1’s, 2’s, 3’s, 4’s and 5’s
• Graphing (Favorite Animals)
• Fractions
• Math Talks
• Reflex Math
August 10-12th– Procedures
• I am learning to review the multiplication facts of 0’s, 1’s, 2’s, 3’s, 4’s, and 5’s.
(Continues throughout the year- a review on all multiplication tables)
Week 1 (Place Value)
• (Pre-Quiz for place value) I am learning to identify the ones, tens, and
hundreds place.
• I am learning to use base ten blocks to make a number up to 999. I am learning
to use base-ten blocks and a place value chart to read, write, and make
numbers up to 10,000.
• I am learning to use base ten blocks and place value to compare and order
numbers.
• I am learning to use numbers in standard and expanded form.
Week 2 (Rounding in Place Value)
• I am learning to round numbers to the nearest 10. (Using a number
line.)(Rounding a number means to find the closest 10 to a given number.)
• I am learning to round numbers to the nearest 100. (Using a number
line.)(Rounding a number means to find the closest 100 to a given
number.
• I am learning to round numbers to estimate sums and differences. (Estimate
means to find a number closest to the exact number.)
• I am learning to use patterns to find missing digits in a number through 1,000
and in an equation. (Use the guess and check strategy)
Week 3 (Properties of Operations in Addition and Subtraction)
• I am learning to use the relationship between additions and subtraction to
fluently add and subtract a four- digit number without regrouping. (Be
able to explain strategies used.)
• I am learning to add and subtract sums/differences up to 1,000 using a number
line. (A sum is an answer to an addition problem.)
• I am learning to use the properties of operations to determine the relationship
between addition and subtraction.
• I am learning to use the properties of operations to determine the relationship
between addition and subtraction.
Week 4 (Regrouping with Addition and Story Problems)
• I am learning to add 4 digit numbers with regrouping in the 1’s, 10’s and 100’s
place.
• I am learning to explain how to add with regrouping of 4 digit numbers in the
1’s, 10’s, and 100’s place.
• I am learning to subtract 4 digit numbers with regrouping in the 1’s, 10’s, and
100’s place.
• I am learning to subtract 4 digit numbers with regrouping in the 1’s, 10’s, and
100’s place.
• I am learning to solve story problems using addition and subtraction with
regrouping.
Week 5 (Review and Summative)
• I am learning to review place value, estimation, rounding, properties of
operations and addition/subtraction with regrouping. (2 days)
• Summative Assessment 1
• Summative Assessment 1 – one on one conferencing with students.
Week 6 (Properties of Multiplication)
• (Pre-Quiz) I am learning to identify the parts of a multiplication sentence.
(Factor and Product)
• I am learning to use strategies (skip counting, arrays, equal groups, repeated
addition, number line. Models) to solve multiplication problems.
• I am learning to use strategies (skip counting, arrays, equal groups, repeated
addition, number line. Models) to solve multiplication problems.
• I am learning to use the commutative property of multiplication when
solving multiplication properties. (When solving multiplication
problems.) (2 days)
• I am learning to use the associative property of multiplication and use
models to find the product.
Week 7 (Properties of Multiplication/Benchmark)
? FAL Lesson on Multiplication
• I am learning to use the distributive property of multiplication when solving
multiplication problems. (Multiplying a sum by a factor is the same as
multiplying each addend by the factor and adding the products.) ( 2
days)4 x 8
4 x (5+3)
(4x5) = (4x3)
20 + 12 = 32
• I am learning to review the properties of multiplication and division to solve
problems.
• I am learning to review the place value, rounding, estimation, properties of
operations, and addition/subtraction with regrouping.
• Benchmark Assessment 1
Week 8 (Properties of Multiplication and Division)
• I am learning to review the properties of multiplication and division to solve
problems.
• Summative Assessment 2
• Summative Assessment 2 student conferencing
.
FALL BREAK
Week 9 (Division and Fact Families)
? (Pre-Quiz)
? I am learning to identify the parts of a division sentence and use division
to find the number of equal groups or the number in each equal group and
find the quotient by drawing a picture
• I am learning to use repeated subtraction to find the quotient and I am learning
to use an array to find the number of equal groups to solve a division
problem.
• I am learning to count the number of squares, rows, and squares in each row to
write a division fact.
• I am learning to use a multiplication fact to solve a division fact, or a division
fact to solve a multiplication fact. (Inverse Operations, or Opposites)
• I am learning to use multiplication-division to create a fact family using 3
digits. (Strategies: draw arrays, use pictures to solve)
Week 10 (Division and Fact Families)
• I am learning to find the missing number using multiplication or division to
make the given sentence true.
• I am learning to use strategies to solve division problems and learn basic
division facts. (Use a related division or multiplication fact, use a
multiplication table, skip count backward,use repeated subtraction, make
a model.) (2 days)
• I am learning to review the strategies to solve division problems.
Week 11 (Division and Fact Families)
• I am learning to determine the missing number in a multiplication or division
problem. I am learning to identify the multiplication problem by relating it
to the division problem. (All Week)
• I am learning to use my understanding of multiplication to solve division
problems. (All Week)
Week 12 (Review)
? Review
? Summative Assessment 3
? Summative Assessment 3 student conferencing
Week 13 (Multiplication and Division: Two Step Word Problems)
• I am learning to multiply and divide within 100.
• I am learning to multiply and divide within 100.
• I am learning to use four operations to solve two-step word problems where a
variable is used to represent an unknown quantity.
• I am learning to use the four operations to solve two-step word problems where
a variable is used to represent an unknown quantity.
Week 14 (Mental Computation: Estimation and Rounding)
• I am learning to use strategies to decide if my answer is reasonable. (mental
computation estimation, and rounding)
• I am learning to use strategies to decide if my answer is reasonable. (mental
computation estimation, and rounding)
• I am learning to use strategies to multiply one-digit numbers by multiples of
10.
• I am learning to review solving two-step problems and multiples of 10.
• Summative Assessment 4
Week 15 (Review)
• Summative Assessment 4 student conferencing
Thanksgiving Break
Week 16 (Review and Benchmark)
• I am learning to review multiplication and division to find the missing number
and solve word problems.
• I am learning to review the four operations to solve two-step word problems
and strategies to multiply one-digit numbers by multiples of 10.
• Benchmark 2 Assessment
Week 17 (2D Shapes and Attributes)
• I am learning to identify a two-dimensional shape that is a flat shape that has
length and width. (A circle is a two –dimensional shape with a curved
side. It has no corners or edges).
• I am learning to identify polygons by the numbers of sides and angles they
have. (Triangle, Quadrilateral, pentagon, hexagon, and octagon.)
• I am learning to sort quadrilaterals by their side, lengths, and angles.
(Parallelogram, rectangle, square, rhombus, trapezoid).
Week 18 (Dividing 2D Shapes into Equal Parts)
• I am learning to divide shapes into equal parts, using unit fractions to describe
each part. (3 days)
• I am learning to review all shapes within a category, their attributes, and divide
shapes into equal parts using unit fractions to describe their parts.
• Summative Assessment 5
Christmas Break
Week 19 (Telling Time)
• Summative 5 one on one student conferencing
• I am learning to use an analog clock to tell and measure time. (The short hand
points to the hour and the long hand points to the minute.)
• I am learning to tell and write time to the nearest minute.
• Formative Assessment –Exit Slip
Week 20 (Fractions)
• I am learning to identify the numerator and denominator in a fraction and
show that a fraction names part of a whole.
• I am learning to show the number of equal parts of a whole using a model and
show the number of shaded parts to write the given fraction.
Week 21 (Fractions)
• I am learning to use a number line to locate parts of a whole. (Find how many
equal parts the number line is divided into to find the denominator and
the numerator.)
• I am learning to represent a fraction on a number line from 0 to 1 by portioning
the number line into equal parts to represent a fraction.
Week 22 (Fractions)
• I am learning to divide a number line into equal parts in order to represent a
fraction on a number line. (2 days)
• I am learning to understand fractions as representing parts of a whole and
representing fractions on a number line diagram.
• I am learning to review telling and writing time to the nearest minute.
• Summative Assessment 6
Week 23 (Fractions)
• Summative Assessment 6 one on one conferencing.
• I am learning to use models and number lines to compare fractions while using
the greater than, less than, or equal to symbol to compare.
• I am learning to use fractions strips, or fraction circles to compare fractions
• I am learning to use a number line, fraction circles and fraction strips to
compare fractions.
Week 24 (Fractions)
• I am learning to identify fractions that have different numerators and
denominators and have the same value. (Equivalent fractions)
• I am learning to use fraction strips to find equivalent fractions.
• I am learning to use a number line to find equivalent fractions.
• I am learning to use different strategies of models to find and compare
equivalent fractions.
Week 25 (Fractions and Benchmark)
• I am learning to express whole numbers as fractions.
• I am learning to review comparing and ordering fractions, and equivalent
fractions.
• Summative Assessment 7
• Summative Assessment 7 student conferencing
• Benchmark 3 Assessment
Week 26 (Word Problems with Time)
• I am learning to review telling and writing time to the nearest minute.
• I am learning to solve word problems using addition or subtraction of time
intervals in minutes.
• I am learning to use a number line diagram to find the time difference, to solve
word problems. (2 days)
Week 27 (Measurement)
? Pre Quiz
• I am learning to understand area as an attribute to a plane figure.
• I am learning to use square units to measure area.
• I am learning to find area by using square units laid side to side without gaps or
overlaps.
• I am learning to find the area by counting square units (customary and metric).
Week 28 (Area and Perimeter)
• I am learning to use multiplication and addition to solve for the area.
• I am learning to find the area by multiplying the side lengths.
• I am learning to solve problems involving areas of rectangles and by using the
distributive property of multiplication. (2 days)
Week 29 (Area and Perimeter)
• I am learning to find the area of a rectangular polygon by separating it into
smaller rectangles and adding the areas.
• I am learning to solve for the perimeter of polygons when given various pieces
of information.
• I am learning to review area and how to solve for the area of a plane figure.
• Summative Assessment 8
Week 30 (Graphs)
• I am learning to create a scaled picture graph and a scaled bar graph with
multiple categories for a variety of purposes. (2 days)
• I am learning to analyze graphs to solve problems. (2 days)
Week 31 (Graphs)
• I am learning to gather data in lengths of inches, half inches, and quarter
inches.
• I am learning to show data on a line plot.
• I am learning to review measurement and data using graphs and rulers.
• Summative Assessment 9
SPRING BREAK
Week 32 (Measurement)
• I am learning to use a scale to measure the mass of an object. (Mass is the
measure of the amount of matter in an object.) (Identify metric units of
mass: 1 kilogram (kg) = 1,000 grams (g).
• I am learning to look for key words to decide which operation (add, subtract,
multiply or divide) to use when solving a word problem.
Week 33 (Measurement)
• I am learning to measure and estimate liquid volumes to find out how much a
container can hold. (capacity)
• I am learning to use benchmarks to estimate capacity.
• I am learning to measure volume and mass using customary and metric units.
• Summative Assessment 10
• Summative Assessment 10 student conferencing
Week 34 Review of Grade 3 Core Content Target Skills
Week 35 Review of Grade 3 Core Content Target Skills
Week 36 Review of Grade 3 Core Content Target Skills

 

I am Learning Statements
3rd Grade Reading

Week 1 (Informational Text)
• I am learning to come to a discussion prepared, having read and studied the
informational text.
• I am learning to follow the agreed upon rules for group discussions.
• I am learning to ask questions to check understanding, stay on topic, and
respectfully make comments about other’s ideas.
• I am learning to explain my own ideas and understandings about a topic.
Week 2 (Realistic Fiction with Because of Winn-Dixie)
• I am learning to Discuss elements of realistic fiction.
• I am learning to identify characters in a story.
• I am learning to identify characters and their traits in a story.
• I am learning to describe charter’s feelings, emotions, and motivations in a
story.
• I am learning to interpret and explain charter’s traits.
Week 3 (Realistic Fiction with Because of Winn-Dixie)
? I am learning to identify and describe the setting in a story.
? I am learning to identify past, present, and future of the setting in a story.
Week 4 (Realistic Fiction with Because of Winn-Dixie)
• I am learning to identify the beginning, middle, and end of a story.
• I am learning to identify the important events in a story.
• I am learning to identify the important events in a story in correct order, using
time order words.
• I am learning to explain how a character’s actions contribute to the sequence of
events.
Week 5 (Realistic Fiction with Because of Winn-Dixie)
• I am learning to understand that every story has a plot that contains a problem.
• I am learning to identify the problem in a story.
• I am learning to understand that every story has a plot that contains a solution.
• I am learning to identify the solution in a story.
Week 6 (Realistic Fiction with Because of Winn-Dixie)
• I am learning to identify the theme of a story. (M-W)
• I am learning to explain how illustrations help understand the characters and
setting of the story.
• I am learning to identify the mood of a story.
• I am learning to explain how illustrations help to understand the mood of a
story.
• Learner Check
Week 7 (Informational Text: Life Cycles LDC Writing Task)
? I am learning how to ask and answer questions to demonstrate
understanding about a variety of life cycles. RI 3.1 (2 days)
? I am learning how to determine the main idea of the text and recount the
key details to explain the process of the life cycle. RI 3.2 (2 days)
? I am learning how to describe the relationship between of an animal’s life
cycle that pertains to time, sequence, and cause and effect. RI 3.3
Week 8 (Informational Text: Life Cycles LDC Writing Task)
? I am learning to determine the meaning of science vocabulary words
dealing with life cycles. RI 3.4 (2 days)
? I am learning how to use text features to locate and show information
relevant to life cycles. RI 3.5
? I am learning how to use information gained from illustrations and the
words in a text to demonstrate understanding of animal life cycles. RI 3.7
? I am learning and will be able to compare and contrast the most important
parts of an animal life cycle. RI 3.9
Week 9 and 10- Informational Text connected to Science Curriculum
Animal Groups
I am learning to construct an argument that some animals form
groups that help members survive.
? I am learning to identify and describe traits and characteristics of a fish.
? I am learning to identify and describe traits and characteristics of a
amphibian.
? I am learning to identify and describe traits and characteristics of a
mammal.
? I am learning to identify and describe traits and characteristics of a bird.
? I am learning to identify and describe traits and characteristics of a
vertebrate and invertebrate.
? I am learning to identify and describe traits and characteristics of a insect.
Week 11 and 12- Informational text Connected to Science Curriculum
for Fossils, Organisms, and environments
? I am learning to analyze fossils and identify the environment in which they
lived in long ago.
? I am learning to use evidence to identify an organism and the
environments in which they live.
Week 13 Informational Text Habitats
I am learning to construct an argument with evidence that in a
particular habitat some organisms can survive well, some don’t
survive as well, and some cannot survive at all.
? I am learning to identify different habitats and understand their
importance for organisms to survive.
? I am learning to understand the connection between ecosystems and the
food chain that includes predators and prey.
Week 14 Informational Text Ecosystems
I am learning to construct an argument with evidence that in a
particular habitat some organisms can survive well, some don’t
survive as well, and some cannot survive at all.
? I am learning to identify an ecosystem and describe how organisms can
survive well or not well, or not survive at all.
Week 15 Informational Text Endangered and Extinct Animals
I am learning to construct an argument with evidence that in a
particular habitat some organisms can survive well, some don’t
survive as well, and some cannot survive at all.
? I am learning how to develop a claim to support a solution to a problem
when environment changes.
? I am learning to develop a claim to offer solutions to problems that are
found in the environment.
Thanksgiving Break November 23-25
Week 16 and 17 Informational Text Endangered and Extinct Animals
Week 18- Informational Text and Science Assessment
I am learning to construct an argument with evidence that in a
particular habitat some organisms can survive well, some don’t
survive as well, and some cannot survive at all.
? I am learning how to develop a claim to support a solution to a problem
when environment changes.
? I am learning to develop a claim to offer solutions to problems that are
found in the environment.
Christmas Break December 19-30
Week 19 Black History Month/Informational Text (Dictionary,
Thesaurus, and Vocabulary Skills with 3rd grade Content)
• I am learning to determine the meaning of general academic and domainspecific
words and phrases in a text relevant area (dictionary, thesaurus,
vocabulary words)
• I am learning to use alphabetical order to locate words in the dictionary or
glossary.
• I am learning to use guidewords to locate a word in the dictionary or glossary.
Week 20 Black History Month/Historical Documents (Synonyms and
Antonyms)
• I am learning to identify synonyms.
• I am learning to use synonyms to understand unknown words.
• I am learning to identify antonyms.
• I am learning to use antonyms to understand unknown words.
Week 21 Black History Month/Historical Documents (Context Clues)
• I am learning to use context clues to figure out the meanings of unknown
words.
• I am learning to use context clues to figure out the meanings of unknown words
in various texts.
Week 22 Black History Month/Historical Documents (Social Studies)
• I am learning to use bolded words, as a text feature, to help locate important
information.
• I am learning to use key words and fun facts, as a text feature, to help locate
important information.
• I am learning to use photographs and captions, as a text feature, to help locate
important information.
• I am learning to use maps, as a text feature, to help locate important
information.
Week 23 (Social Studies-Historical Text)
• I am learning to use bolded words, as a text feature, to help locate important
information.
• I am learning to use keywords and fun facts, as a text feature, to help locate
important information.
• I am learning to use photographs and captions, as a text feature, to help locate
important information.
• Learner Check
Week 24 (Literature-Author’s Purpose LDC Health and Fitness
Module)
• I am learning to identify the author’s purpose in a story or article. (Real-World
Text)
• (All Week)
Week 25 and 26 (Literature-Author’s Point of View)
• I am learning to identify the author’s point of view in a story or article.
• I am learning to identify the author’s point of view in a story or article
• I am learning to identify the author’s point of view in a story or article.
• Learner Check
Week 27 (Fact and Opinion with Weather and Cause and Effect to
connect to Science Map)
• I am learning to identify the cause and effect while reading informational text.
• I am learning to identify the cause and effect while reading informational text.
• I am learning to describe the relationship between cause and effect while
reading informational text.
• I am learning to describe the relationship between cause and effect while
reading informational text.
• I am learning to identify facts and opinions in reading selections.
• I am learning to identify and determine an opinion about the text and give
reasons that support the opinion.
• I am learning to explain the difference between fact and opinion using
support from the text.

Week 28 (Cause and Effect with Informational Text with Weather)
• I am learning to identify the cause and effect while reading informational text.
• I am learning to identify the cause and effect while reading informational text.
• I am learning to describe the relationship between cause and effect while
reading informational text.
• Learner Check
Week 29 Climate
Week 30 Solution to a weather hazard
Week 31 Assessment and Possible LDC Task
Spring Break April 3-7
Week 31 (Root Words and Suffixes)
• I am learning to identify suffixes in a word.
• I am learning to identify and know the meaning of most common suffixes and
use them to explain word meanings.
• I am learning to identify the suffix in a word and use it to explain the word’s
meaning.
• Learner Check
Week 32 and 33 (Poetry and Literal and Nonliteral Language)
• I am learning to understand a poem written in stanzas.
• I am learning to explain how stanzas in a poem are connected to one another.
• I am learning to choose a poem and recite it fluently, with appropriate voice
and tone.
• I am learning to identify literal and non-literal words and phrases in a text
(idioms, similes, metaphors).
• Learner Check
Week 34 (Fables, Myths, Folktales, Legends)
• I am learning to identify a fable and explain the key elements found in all
fables.
• I am learning to identify a myth and explain the key elements found in all
myths.
• I am learning to identify a folktale and explain the key elements found in all
folktales.
• I am learning to identify a legend and explain the key elements found in all
legends.
• Learner Check
Week 35- Review and prepare for KPREP Test

 

I am Learning Social Studies Statements
3rd Grade

Week 1 and 2 (Citizenship and Character Traits)
• I am learning to identify ways to be a good citizen in my school, home and
community. SSEP 1.1.2
• I am learning to explain why we have rules in our school and community. SSEP
1.1.2
• I am learning to identify and understand my rights and responsibilities.
• I am learning to identify and model the character traits of compassion, fairness,
honesty, integrity, trustworthiness, perseverance, and self-discipline. SSEP
1.3.2
Week 3 (Government and Civics) SS-P-GC-U-2
• I am learning that citizens in a community have certain rights and
responsibilities in a democratic society. (All week)
• I am learning the difference between rights and responsibilities in a democratic
society. (All week)
Week 4 (Government and Civics) SS-P-GC-U-3
? I am learning that communities promote basic principles (liberty, justice,
equality, rights, and responsibilities) of a democratic government and can
explain why they’re important today.
Week 14 and 15 and 16 Past Cultures (Colonists/Native Americans)
• I am learning to understand the clothing a colonist of the past would wear and
how they made them, and compare to our present day living.
• I am learning to recognize clothing, tools, housing, and customs used by
different Native American tribes.
• I am learning to understand a timeline.
Week 17 and 18 (Economics)
• I am learning to explain what the word economy means.
• I am learning to explain the difference between wants and needs.
• I am learning to explain the differences between goods and services.
Week 23 and 24 (Communities)
• I am learning to name community helpers.
• I am learning to describe what community helpers do in a community.
• I am learning to identify places that help the community.
• I am learning to describe the services they provide.
• I am learning to identify places in the community where people go for
entertainment.
• I am learning to describe how places benefit our community.
• Community Brochure walk through and discussion.
• I am learning to identify two problems in our community and explain how they
might be solved.
• Learner Check over Citizenship and Community.
Week 25 (Mapping)
• I am learning to locate the equator, the prime meridian, and the four
hemispheres on a map.
• I am learning to locate the four oceans and seven continents on a map.
• I am learning to identify the countries of North America (Canada, U.S., and
Mexico).
• I am learning to identify the state of Kentucky and the bordering states (OH,
WV, and TN).
• I am learning to identify a compass rose and use it to locate points on a map.
• I am learning to use cardinal directions to locate a place on a map.
• I am learning to use cardinal directions to travel from one place to another
while looking at a map to follow directions.
• I am learning to locate and use a map key to understand symbols on a map.
Week 26 and 27(Government)
• I am learning to understand local, state, and national government.
• I am learning to identify the patriotic symbols of the United States of America.
• I am learning to explain why voting is important.

I am Learning Statements
3rd Grade Writing
Writing
Week 1
• I am learning to identify a noun as a person, place, or thing in a sentence.
• I am learning to identify a noun and explain its use in a sentence.
• I am learning to identify abstract nouns in a sentence.
• I am learning to identify abstract nouns in a sentence.
• On Demand Writing
Week 2
• I am learning to use abstract nouns in a sentence.
• I am learning to write a sentence, using common and proper nouns.
• I am learning to change a singular noun to plural noun, by adding –s.
• I am learning to make nouns plural by adding –es.
Week 3
• I am learning to make nouns plural by changing the ‘y’ to an ‘I’ and adding ‘–
es’.
• I am learning to make nouns plural by changing the ‘y’ to an ‘I’ and adding ‘–
es’.
• I am learning to use irregular nouns correctly.
• I am learning to use irregular nouns correctly.
Week 4
• I am learning to use irregular nouns correctly.
• I am learning to form possessive nouns.
• Review nouns, plural nouns, irregular nouns, and abstract nouns.
• Learner Check
Week 5
• I am learning to identify singular pronouns in a sentence.
• I am learning to use the correct plural pronoun in a sentence.
• I am learning to use the correct possessive pronouns in a sentence.
• I am learning to use the correct reflexive pronoun in a sentence (myself,
herself, ourselves, etc.).
• Review and Learner Check
Week 6
• I am learning to identify adjectives in a sentence.
• I am learning to identify adjectives in a sentence.
• I am learning to a complex sentence using adjectives.
• I am learning to use adjectives to describe “how many”, “what kind”, and
adjectives that compare. (strong, stronger, strongest)
• I am learning to use adjectives to write descriptively.
Week 7
College and career readiness standards for writing
? I am learning how to write an informative explanatory text as I examine a
variety of life cycles to convey ideas and information clearly. W.3.2
• I am learning to identify an action verb in a sentence.
• I am learning to use subject-verb agreement to write simple and compound
sentences.
• I am learning to use vivid verbs in a sentence.
• I am learning to identify a verb as past, present, or future tense.
• I am learning to write regular and irregular verbs as past, present, or future
tense.
• LDC Writing Task- informational text comparing life cycles
Week 8
College and career readiness standards for writing
? I am learning how to write an informative explanatory text as I examine a
variety of life cycles to convey ideas and information clearly. W.3.2
• I am learning to identify adverbs in a sentence.
• I am learning to write sentences using adverbs
• I am learning to compare comparative and superlative adverbs in sentences.
• Review verbs and adverbs
• Learner Check
• LDC Writing Task- informational text comparing life cycles
FALL BREAK
Week 9
• I am learning to use correct punctuation at the end of a sentence.
• I am learning to understand a paragraph begins with a topic sentence.
• I am learning to read a paragraph and identify the topic.
• I am learning to use correct punctuation at the end of a sentence.
• I am learning to write a simple paragraph using a topic sentence with 3
supporting details.
Week 10(Science Content/Animals)
• I am learning to use a paragraph to introduce a topic and group related
information together using 3 supporting details.
• I am learning to add transitions and linking words to connect ideas in my
paragraph.
• I am learning to develop an informative paragraph with facts, definitions, and
details about 1 topic.
• I am learning to develop an informative paragraph with facts, definitions, and
details about 1 topic.
• I am learning to provide a concluding statement for my paragraph.
Week 11
• I am learning to develop an informative paragraph with facts, definitions, and
details about 1 topic.
• I am learning to provide a concluding statement for my paragraph.
• I am learning to write a simple paragraph using a topic sentence with 3
supporting details.
• I am learning to use a paragraph to introduce a topic and group related
information together using 3 supporting details.
Week 12
• I am learning to present an informative text to convey ideas and information
clearly. W.3.2
• I am learning to Report on a topic or text or recount an experience with
appropriate facts and relevant descriptive details, speaking clearly at an
understandable pace. SL.3.4
Week 13
• I am learning to use the power verbs Describe and Explain to answer open
response/constructed response questions.
• I am learning to use the power verbs Describe and Explain to answer open
response/constructed response questions.
• I am learning to use the power verbs Describe and Explain to answer open
response/constructed response questions.
Week 14
• I am learning to use the power verbs Describe and Explain to answer open
response/constructed response questions.
• I am learning to use the power verbs Describe and Explain to answer open
response/constructed response questions.
Thanksgiving Break - November 23-25
Week 15
• I am learning to identify the parts of a friendly letter.
• I am learning to use capitalization and punctuation correctly in a friendly letter.
• I am learning to write a friendly letter, using correct parts and format.
• I am learning to label an envelope, using commas correctly in the address.
Week 16
• I am learning to write a persuasive letter.
• I am learning to write a persuasive letter.
• I am learning to use the writing process in my writing.
• I am learning to use the writing process in my writing.
Week 17
• I am learning to determine the differences between a friendly letter and a
persuasive letter.
• I am learning to read a letter, determine its type, and give supporting details.
• I am learning to use speaking and listening skills while presenting a friendly or
persuasive letter.
CHRISTMAS BREAK
Week 18
• On-Demand Writing Prompt
• I am learning to use correct punctuation and dialogue.
• I am learning to use correct punctuation and dialogue for actions, thoughts,
and feelings.
• I am learning to establish a situation to write a personal narrative.
• I am learning to write a personal narrative, with descriptive details about my
real-life experiences.
• I am learning to use correct punctuation in dialogue.
Week 19 (Personal Narrative)
• I am learning to use correct punctuation and dialogue.
• I am learning to use correct punctuation and dialogue for actions, thoughts,
and feelings.
• I am learning to establish a situation to write a personal narrative.
• I am learning to write a personal narrative, with descriptive details about my
real-life experiences.
Week 20 (Personal Narrative)
• I am learning to use correct punctuation in dialogue.
• I am learning to write a personal narrative with descriptive details and clear
event sequences.
• I am learning to add transitions and linking words to connect ideas in my
paragraph.
• I am learning to provide a sense of closure at the end of my personal narrative.
Week 21(Informative Piece/Feature Article)
• I am learning to understand the form on of an informative article and take
notes to help me remember the important facts from the article.
• I am learning to choose a topic for my informative article to research.
• I am learning to develop my topic with facts, definitions, and details..
Week 22(Informative Article/Feature Article)
• I am learning to develop my topic with facts, definitions, and details.
• I am learning to add a concluding paragraph to the end of my informative
article.
• I am learning to report on my topic orally, speaking clearly and at an
understandable pace.
Week 23(Persuasive Article/Opinion Piece)
• I am learning to understand the form of an opinion piece and take notes to help
me remember the supporting point of view with reasons.
• I am learning to compare and contrast the most important points presented by
two texts on the same topic.
Week 24(Persuasive Article/Opinion Piece LDC Health and Fitness
Module continuing through February)
• I am learning to choose to introduce the topic, by stating an opinion about that
topic.
• I am learning to create and organizational structure that lists the reasons that
support the opinion.
• I am learning to create an organizational structure that lists the reasons that
support the opinion.
Week 25(Persuasive Article/Opinion Piece)
• I am learning to use transitions and linking words (because, therefore, since,
for example, etc.).
• I am learning to add a concluding paragraph to my opinion piece.
• I am learning to report my topic orally, speaking clearly and at an
understandable pace.
Week 26(Cause and Effect/How-to Piece and/or Historical Events-
Teacher chooses the piece.)
• I am learning to understand the form of a How-to writing piece and answer
questions about the steps.
• I am learning to explain the importance of listing the steps in order, when
writing a How-to piece.
• I am learning to choose and introduce a topic for my How-to piece.
• I am learning to write the steps in order in my How-to writing piece.
Week 27
• I am learning to write the steps in order in my How-to writing piece.
• I am learning to use transitions and linking words.
• I am learning to add a concluding sentence to my How-to piece.
• I am learning to follow steps to produce a product in a How-to writing piece.
Week 28
• I am learning to use strategies to answer open response/constructed response
correctly.
• I am learning to use strategies to answer open response/constructed response
correctly.
• I am learning to use strategies to answer open response/constructed response
correctly.
• I am learning to use strategies to answer open response/constructed response
correctly.
Week 29
• I am learning to write a poem using 4-5 stanzas correctly.
• I am learning to write a poem using 4-5 stanzas correctly.
• I am learning to write a poem using 4-5 stanzas correctly.
• I am learning to write a poem using 4-5 stanzas correctly.
Week 30
• I am learning to write a poem using 4-5 stanzas correctly.
• I am learning to write a poem using 4-5 stanzas correctly.
• I am learning to use listening and speaking skills while presenting poetry
pieces.
SPRING BREAK
Week 31
• I am learning to use strategies to answer open response/constructed response
correctly.
• I am learning to use strategies to answer open response/constructed response
correctly.
• I am learning to use strategies to answer open response/constructed response
correctly.
• I am learning to use strategies to answer open response/constructed response
correctly.
Week 32
• I am learning to use strategies to answer open response/constructed response
correctly.
• I am learning to use strategies to answer open response/constructed response
correctly.
• I am learning to use strategies to answer open response/constructed response
correctly.
• I am learning to use strategies to answer open response/constructed response
correctly.
Week 33
• Use technology to revise, edit, and publish any writing piece, as time allows
(collaborate with others to conference writing pieces).

 

3rd grade Common Core Science Curriculum Map
Page 1
Standard Duration Vocabulary Instructional
Materials
Learning Targets

LS 1-1 Life Cycles
Weeks 1-
2
Aug 8th
Life Cycle
Birth
Growth
Reproduce
Death
Egg
Pupa
Adult
Larva
Metamorphosis
Compare
Contrast
Picture
Perfect
Science,
Textbooks,
Read Works,
and
Brain Pop
Students will develop models to describe
that organisms have unique and diverse life
cycles but all have in common birth, growth,
reproduction, and death
LS3-1- Animal Traits
Weeks 2-
3
Traits
Inherited traits
Learned traits
Picture
Perfect
Science,
Textbooks,
Read Works,
and
Brain Pop
Students will analyze and interpret data to
provide evidence that plants and animals
have traits inherited from parents and at
variation of these traits exists in a group of
similar organisms.
LS3-2 Traits influenced by the Environment
Weeks 4-
5
Learned Traits
Acquired Traits
Picture
Perfect
Science,
Textbooks,
Read Works,
and
Brain Pop
Students will use evidence to support that
explanation that traits can be influenced by
the environment.
LS4-2 Traits give animals an advantage
Weeks 6-
7
Variation
Survival
Adaptation
Mimicry
Picture
Perfect
Science,
Textbooks,
Students will use evidence to support that
explanation that traits can be influenced by
the environment.

3rd grade Common Core Science Curriculum Map
Page 2
Camouflage Read Works,
and
Brain Pop
Assessment
LS2-1 Animal Groups
Weeks
9-10
Fish
Amphibian
Mammal
Reptile
Bird
Vertebrate
Invertebrate
Insect
Picture
Perfect
Science,
Textbooks,
Read Works,
and
Brain Pop
Students will construct an argument that
some animals form groups that help
members survive.
LS4-1 Fossils
Weeks
11-12
Fossil
Organism
Environments
Picture
Perfect
Science,
Textbooks,
Read Works,
and
Brain Pop
Students will analyze and interpret data from
fossils to provide evidence of the organism
and the environments in which they lived
long ago.
LS4-3 Habit and Survival
Weeks
13-15
Habitat
Ecosystem
Food chain
Food Web
Producer
Consumer
Predator
Prey
Endangered
Extinct
Picture
Perfect
Science,
Textbooks,
Read Works,
and
Brain Pop
Students will construct an argument with
evidence that in a particular habitat some
organisms can survive well, some survive less
well, and some cannot survive at all.
LS4-4 Solutions to Environmental Problem
Weeks Relocation
Endangered
Picture
Perfect
Students will make a claim about the merit
of a solution to a problem caused when the

3rd grade Common Core Science Curriculum Map
Page 3
16-17
Extinct
Drought
Flood
Disease
Pollution
Overpopulation
Cause
Effect
Fact
Opinion
Science,
Textbooks,
Read Works,
and
Brain Pop
environment changes and the types of plants
and animals that live there may change.
Assessment Week 18
PS2-1- Balanced and Unbalanced Forces
Weeks
19-20
Force
Balanced Force
Unbalanced Force
Direction
Picture
Perfect
Science,
Textbooks,
Read Works,
and
Brain Pop
Students will plan and conduct an
investigation to provide evidence of the
effects of balance and unbalances forces on
that motion of an object.
PS2-2 Predicting Future Motion Weeks
20-21
Motion
Speed
Regular Motion
Position
Distance
Gravity
Weight
Friction
Predict
Infer
Picture
Perfect
Science,
Textbooks,
Read Works,
and
Brain Pop
Students will make observations and or
measurements of an object’s motion to
provide evidence that a pattern can be used
to predict future motion.
PS2-3 Electronic and Magnetic Interactions
Weeks
22-23
Magnetic
Magnetic Force
Picture
Perfect
Science,
Textbooks,
Students will ask questions to determine
cause and effect relationships of electric or
magnetic interactions between two objects

3rd grade Common Core Science Curriculum Map
Page 3
16-17
Extinct
Drought
Flood
Disease
Pollution
Overpopulation
Cause
Effect
Fact
Opinion
Science,
Textbooks,
Read Works,
and
Brain Pop
environment changes and the types of plants
and animals that live there may change.
Assessment Week 18
PS2-1- Balanced and Unbalanced Forces
Weeks
19-20
Force
Balanced Force
Unbalanced Force
Direction
Picture
Perfect
Science,
Textbooks,
Read Works,
and
Brain Pop
Students will plan and conduct an
investigation to provide evidence of the
effects of balance and unbalances forces on
that motion of an object.
PS2-2 Predicting Future Motion Weeks
20-21
Motion
Speed
Regular Motion
Position
Distance
Gravity
Weight
Friction
Predict
Infer
Picture
Perfect
Science,
Textbooks,
Read Works,
and
Brain Pop
Students will make observations and or
measurements of an object’s motion to
provide evidence that a pattern can be used
to predict future motion.
PS2-3 Electronic and Magnetic Interactions
Weeks
22-23
Magnetic
Magnetic Force
Picture
Perfect
Science,
Textbooks,
Students will ask questions to determine
cause and effect relationships of electric or
magnetic interactions between two objects

and the Science Fair.

 

 

 

 

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