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Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
RI3.1 – Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a
text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
RI3.3 – Describe the relationship between a series of historical events,
scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text,
using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.
RI3.6 – Distinguish their own point of view from that of the author of
RI3.10 - By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational
texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in
the grades 2-3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
RL3.1 – Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a
text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
RL3.2 – Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from
diverse cultures: determine the central message, lesson, or moral and
explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
RL3.4 – Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are
used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.
(e.g., in books from a series).
RL 3.5 - Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or
speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene and stanza: describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.
RL3.6 – Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or
those of the characters.
RL 3.7 - Explain how specific aspects of a text's illustrations contribute
to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting).
RL3.10 - By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature,
including stories, drama, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 2-3
Demonstrate Cooperation
IB Learner Profile Traits
W 3.1d - Provide a concluding statement or section.
W3.2a - Write informative/ explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas
and information clearly. Introduce a topic and group related information together;
include illustrations when useful to aid comprehension.
W3.2b - Develop the topic with facts, definitions, and details.
W3.2c - Use linking words and phrases (e.g., also, another, and, more, but) to
connect ideas within categories of information.
W3.2d - Provide a concluding statement or section.
W3.3a - Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using
effective technqiue, descriptive details, and clear event sequences. Establish a
situation and introduce a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence
that unfolds naturally.
W3.3b - Use dialogue and descriptions of actions, thoughts, and feelings to develop experiences and events or show the response of characters to situations.
W3.3c - Use temporal words and phrases to signal event order.
W3.3d - Provide a sense of closure
W3.4 - With guidance and support from adults, produce writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task and purpose. (Grade-specific
expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1-3 above)
W3.10 - Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflections,
and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range
of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Speaking and Listening
SL3.1a - Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one,
in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts,
building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly. Come to discussions
prepared having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation and other information known about the topic to explore ideas under discussion.
SL3.1b – Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., gaining the floor in
respectful ways, listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the
topics and texts under discussion).
SL3.1c - Ask questions to check understanding of information presented, stay on
topic, and link their comments to the remarks of others.
SL3.6 - Speak in complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation in
order to provide requested detail or clarification.
L3.1i - Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English
grammar and usage when writing or speaking. Produce simple, compound, and complex sentences.
L3.2f - Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English
capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing. Use spelling
patterns and generalizations (e.g., word families, position-based spellings, syllable patterns, ending rules, meaningful word parts) in writing
L3.3 a - Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing,
speaking, reading, or listening. Choose words and phrases for effect.
L3.3b - Recognize and observe differences between the conventions of
spoken and written standard English.
L3.5a - Demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances
in word meanings. Distinguish the literal and nonliteral meanings of
words and phrases in context (e.g., take steps).
L3.6 – Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate conversational,
general academic, and domain-specific words and phrased, including
those that signal spatial and temporal relationships (e.g., After dinner
that night we went looking for them).
Reading Foundational Skills
RF3.4a - Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension. Read on-level text with purpose and understanding.
RF3.4b - Read on-level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate,
and expression on successive readings.
RF3.4c - Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and
understanding, rereading as necessary.
Measurement & Data
Solve problems involving measurement and estimation of intervals
of time, liquid volumes, and masses of objects. Tell and write time to the nearest minute and measure time intervals in minutes. Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of
time intervals in minutes, e.g., by representing the problem on a number
line diagram. Measure and estimate liquid volumes and masses of objects
using standard units of grams (g), kilograms (kg), and liters (l). (Note:
Excludes compound units such as cm3 and finding the geometric volume
of a container.) Add, subtract, multiply, or divide to solve one-step word
problems involving masses or volumes that are given in the same units,
e.g., by using drawings (such as a beaker with a measurement scale) to
represent the problem. (Note: Excludes multiplicative comparison problems – problems involving notions of “times as much”;
Represent and interpret data. Generate measurement data by measuring lengths
using rulers marked with halves and fourths of an inch. Show
the data by making a line plot, where the horizontal scale is marked off in
appropriate units – whole numbers, halves, or quarters.
Number & Operations Fractions
Note: Grade 3 expectations in this domain are limited to fractions with
denominators 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8.
Develop understanding of fractions as numbers.
3.nF.1 Understand a fraction 1/b as the quantity formed by 1 part
when a whole is partitioned into b equal parts; understand a fraction a/
b as the quantity formed by a parts of size 1/b.
3.nF.2 Understand a fraction as a number on the number line; represent fractions on a number line diagram.
a. Represent a fraction 1/b on a number line diagram by defining the interval from 0 to 1 as the whole and partitioning it into b equal
parts. Recognize that each part has size 1/b and that the endpoint of
the part based at 0 locates the number 1/b on the number line.
b. Represent a fraction a/b on a number line diagram by marking off a lengths 1/b from 0. Recognize that the resulting interval has
size a/b & that its endpoint locates the number a/b on the number line.
3.nF.3 Explain equivalence of fractions in special cases, and compare
fractions by reasoning about their size.
a. Understand two fractions as equivalent (equal) if they are the
same size, or the same point on a number line.
b. Recognize and generate simple equivalent fractions, e.g.,
1/2 = 2/4, 4/6 = 2/3). Explain why the fractions are equivalent, e.g., by
using a visual fraction model.
Number & Operations Fractions (Cont.)
c. Express whole numbers as fractions, and recognize fractions
that are equiva-lent to whole numbers. Examples: Express 3 in the
form 3 = 3/1; recognize that 6/1 = 6; locate 4/4 and 1 at the same point
of a number line diagram.
d. Compare two fractions with the same numerator or the same
denominator by reasoning about their size. Recognize that comparisons are valid only when the two fractions refer to the same whole.
Record the results of comparisons with the symbols >, =, or <, and
justify the conclusions, e.g., by using a visual fraction model.
3.g.2 Partition shapes into parts with equal areas. Express the area of
each part as a unit fraction of the whole. For example, partition a
shape into 4 parts with equal area, and describe the area of each part
as 1/4 of the area of the shape.
3.L.2.1 Remember the function of the following structures as it relates
to the survival of plants in their environments: Roots - absorb nutrients; Stems - provide food; Leaves synthesize food; Flowers - attract
pollinators and produce sees for reproduction
3.L.2.2 Explain how environmental conditions determine how well
plants survive and grow.
3.L.2.3 Summarize the distinct stages of the life cycle of seed plants.
3.L.2.4 Explain how the basic properties (texture and capacity to hold
water) and components (sand, clay, an humus) of soil determine the
ability of soil to support the growth and survival of many plants.
Woods IB/PYP
Farmington Woods IB/PYP Magnet Elementary School will promote inquiry
and provide an international awareness while educating our children to
become life long learners.
3rd Grade
Curriculum Objectives
Quarter 4
Social Studies
3.C&G1 Understand the development, structure
and function of local government
3.C&G.2 Understand how citizens participate in
their communities
3.G.1 Understand the earth's patterns by using the
5 themes of geography: location, place, humanenvironment interaction, movement and regions.
E.1 Understand how the location of regions affects
activity in a market economy.
E.2 Understand entrepreneurship in a market economy.
Farmington Woods IB/PYP Magnet Elementary
1413 Hampton Valley Rd
Cary, NC 27511
A WCPSS International
Baccalaureate PYP Magnet School
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