• ## These are the standards we will cover for the fourth nine weeks!

 ELA RL.3.2 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. RI 3.2 Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea. RI 3.3 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. RL 3.9 Compare and contrast the themes, settings, and plots of stories written by the same author about the same or similar characters (e.g., in books from a series). Math NC.3.OA.8 Solve two-step word problems using: · Addition and subtraction representing problems using equations with a symbol for the unknown number. · Multiplication representing problems using equations with a symbol for the unknown number. (3rd Quarter & 4th Quarter). NC.3.NF.3 Represent equivalent fractions with area and length models by: • Composing and decomposing fractions into equivalent fractions using related fractions: halves, fourths and eighths; thirds and sixths. • Explaining that a fraction with the same numerator and denominator equals one whole. (4th Quarter) • Expressing whole numbers as fractions, and recognize fractions that are equivalent to whole numbers (4th Quarter). NC.3.NF.4 Compare two fractions with the same numerator or the same denominator by reasoning about their size, using area and length models, and using the >, =, or < symbols.  Recognize that comparisons are valid only when the two fractions refer to the same whole with denominators: halves, fourths and eighths; thirds and sixths. NC.3.MD.7 Relate area to the operations of multiplication and addition. • Find the area of a rectangle with whole-number side lengths by tiling it, and show that the area is the same as would be found by multiplying the side lengths. • Multiply side lengths to find areas of rectangles with whole-number side lengths in the context of solving problems, and represent whole number products as rectangular areas in mathematical reasoning. • Use tiles and/or arrays to illustrate and explain that the area of a rectangle can be found by partitioning it into two smaller rectangles, and that the area of the large rectangle is the sum of the two smaller rectangles. Science 3.P.1.1  Infer changes in speed or direction resulting from forces acting on an object. 3.P.1.2  Compare the relative speeds (faster or slower) of objects that travel the same distance in different amounts of time. 3.P.1.3  Explain the effect of earth’s gravity on the motion of any object on or near the earth. 3.P.3.1  Recognize that energy can be transferred from one object to another by rubbing them against each other. 3.P.3.2  Recognize energy can be transferred from a warmer object to a cooler one by contact or at a distance & the cooler object gets warmer. Social Studies 3.H.1.3 Exemplify the ideas that were significant in the development of local communities and regions. 3.G.1.4 Explain how the movement of goods, people and ideas impact the community. 3.E.1.1 Explain how location impacts supply and demand. 3.E.1.2 Explain how locations of regions and natural resources influence economic development (industries developed around natural resources, rivers and coastal towns). 3.E.2.1 Explain why people become entrepreneurs. 3.E.2.2 Give examples of entrepreneurship in various regions of our state.

## These are the standards we will cover for the third nine weeks!

(As you will notice, math is quite heavy, so it is imperative that your scholar attends instructional sessions and practices skills daily).

 ELA RL.3.3 Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events. RI.3.3 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. RI.3.5 Use text features and search tools (e.g., key words, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently. RI.3.7 Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur). RL.3.9 Compare and contrast the themes, settings, and plots of stories written by the same author about the same or similar characters (e.g., in books from a series) Math NC.3.OA.1 For products of whole numbers with two factors up to and including 10: • Interpret the factors as representing the number of equal groups and the number of objects in each group. • Illustrate and explain strategies including arrays, repeated addition, decomposing a factor, and applying the commutative and associative properties. NC.3.OA.2 For whole-number quotients of whole numbers with a one-digit divisor and a one-digit quotient: • Interpret the divisor and quotient in a division equation as representing the number of equal groups and the number of objects in each group. • Illustrate and explain strategies including arrays, repeated addition or subtraction, and decomposing a factor. NC.3.OA.3 Represent, interpret, and solve one-step problems involving multiplication and division. • Solve multiplication word problems with factors up to and including 10. Represent the problem using arrays, pictures, and/or equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem. • Solve division word problems with a divisor and quotient up to and including 10. Represent the problem using arrays, pictures, repeated subtraction and/or equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem. NC.3.OA.6 Solve an unknown-factor problem, by using division strategies and/or changing it to a multiplication problem. Multiply and divide within 100. NC.3.OA.7 Demonstrate fluency with multiplication and division with factors, quotients and divisors up to and including 10. • Know from memory all products with factors up to and including 10. • Illustrate and explain using the relationship between multiplication and division. • Determine the unknown whole number in a multiplication or division equation relating three whole numbers. Solve two-step problems. NC.3.OA.8 Solve two-step word problems using: · Addition and subtraction representing problems using equations with a symbol for the unknown number. · Multiplication representing problems using equations with a symbol for the unknown number. (3rd Quarter & 4th Quarter). NC.3.OA.9 Interpret patterns of multiplication on a hundreds board and/or multiplication table. NC.3.NBT.3 Use concrete and pictorial models, based on place value and the properties of operations, to find the product of a one-digit whole number by a multiple of 10 in the range 10–90. NC.3.NF.3 Represent equivalent fractions with area and length models by: • Composing and decomposing fractions into equivalent fractions using related fractions: halves, fourths and eighths; thirds and sixths. • Explaining that a fraction with the same numerator and denominator equals one whole. (4th Quarter) • Expressing whole numbers as fractions, and recognize fractions that are equivalent to whole numbers (4th Quarter). NC.3.NF.4 Compare two fractions with the same numerator or the same denominator by reasoning about their size, using area and length models, and using the >, NC.3.MD.7 Relate area to the operations of multiplication and addition. • Find the area of a rectangle with whole-number side lengths by tiling it, and show that the area is the same as would be found by multiplying the side lengths. • Multiply side lengths to find areas of rectangles with whole-number side lengths in the context of solving problems, and represent whole number products as rectangular areas in mathematical reasoning. • Use tiles and/or arrays to illustrate and explain that the area of a rectangle can be found by partitioning it into two smaller rectangles, and that the area of the large rectangle is the sum of the two smaller rectangles. Science 3.L.2.1 Remember the function of the following plant structures as it relates to the survival of plants in their environments: • Roots – absorb nutrients • Stems – provide support • Leaves – synthesize food • Flowers – attract pollinators and produce seeds 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, and humus) of soil determine the ability of soil to support the growth and survival of many plants. Social Studies 3.H.1.1 Explain key historical events that occurred in the local community and regions over time. 3.G.1.1 Find absolute and relative locations of places within the local community and region. 3.G.1.2 Compare the human and physical characteristics of places. 3.G.1.3 Exemplify how people adapt to, change and protect the environment to meet their needs. 3.G.1.5 Summarize the elements (cultural, demographic, economic and geographic) that define regions (community, state, nation and world). 3.G.1.6 Compare various regions according to their characteristics.

These are the standards we will cover for the second nine weeks!

 ELA RI.3.2 Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea. RL.3.2 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. 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. RI.3.5 Use text features and search tools (e.g., key words, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently. RL.3.6 Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters. RI.3.6 Distinguish their own point of view from that of the author of a text. RI.3.8 Describe how the author connects ideas between sentences and paragraphs to support specific points in a text. (e.g., comparison, cause/effect, first/second/third in a sequence.) RI.3.9 Compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic. Math NC.3.OA.8 Solve two-step word problems using: · Addition and subtraction representing problems using equations with a symbol for the unknown number. · Multiplication representing problems using equations with a symbol for the unknown number. 3.NF.1 Interpret unit fractions with denominators of 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8 as quantities formed when a whole is partitioned into equal parts; • Explain that a unit fraction is one of those parts. • Represent and identify unit fractions using area and length models.    NC.3.NF.2 Interpret fractions with denominators of 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8 using area and length models. • Using an area model, explain that the numerator of a fraction represents the number of equal parts of the unit fraction. • Using a number line, explain that the numerator of a fraction represents the number of lengths of the unit fraction from 0. NC.3.MD.5 Find the area of a rectangle with whole-number side lengths by tiling without gaps or overlaps and counting unit squares. NC.3.MD.8 Solve problems involving perimeters of polygons, including finding the perimeter given the side lengths, and finding an unknown side length NC.3.G.1 Reason with two-dimensional shapes and their attributes. • Investigate, describe, and reason about composing triangles and quadrilaterals and decomposing quadrilaterals. • Recognize and draw examples and non-examples of types of quadrilaterals including rhombuses, rectangles, squares, parallelograms, and trapezoids. Science 3.P.1.1 Infer changes in speed or direction resulting from forces acting on an object. 3.P.1.2 Compare the relative speeds (faster or slower) of objects that travel the same distance in different amounts of time. 3.P.1.3 Explain the effect of earth’s gravity on the motion of any object on or near the earth. 3.E.1.1 Recognize that the earth is part of a system called the solar system that includes the sun ( a star), planets, and many moons and the earth is the third planet from the sun in our solar system. 3.E.1.2 Recognize that changes in the length and direction of an object’s shadow indicate the apparent changing position of the Sun during the day although the patterns of the stars in the sky, to include the Sun, stay the same. Social Studies 3.G.1.1 Find absolute and relative locations of places within the local community and region. 3.G.1.2 Compare the human and physical characteristics of places. 3.G.1.3 Exemplify how people adapt to, change, and protect the environment to meet their needs. 3.G.1.5 Summarize the elements (cultural, demographic, economic and geographic) that define regions (community, state, nation, and world). 3.G.1.6 Compare various regions according to their characteristics.

This year you can expect to learn the course of study in reading, math, science, social studies, and specialty classes.  In addition, you will learn independent work habits such as:  time management, organization, and study skills.  You will develop social skills while working together in a variety of groupings.

These are the standards we will cover for the first nine weeks!

 ELA RI.3.2 Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea. RL.3.2 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. RL.3.3 Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events RL.3.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, identifying words that impact the meaning in a text RL.3.6 Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters. RI.3.7 Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur). Math NC.3.NBT.2 Add and subtract whole numbers up to and including 1,000. • Use estimation strategies to assess reasonableness of answers. • Model and explain how the relationship between addition and subtraction can be applied to solve addition and subtraction problems. • Use expanded form to decompose numbers and then find sums and differences. Generalize place value understanding for multi-digit numbers. NC.3.MD.1 Tell and write time to the nearest minute. Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of time intervals within the same hour. NC.3.OA.8 Solve two-step word problems using: · Addition and subtraction representing problems using equations with a symbol for the unknown number. · Multiplication representing problems using equations with a symbol for the unknown number. NC.3.MD.2 Solve problems involving customary measurement. • Estimate and measure lengths in customary units to the quarter-inch and half-inch, and feet and yards to the whole unit. • Estimate and measure capacity and weight in customary units to a whole number: cups, pints, quarts, gallons, ounces, and pounds. • Add, subtract, multiply, or divide to solve one-step word problems involving whole number measurements of length, weight, and capacity in the same customary units. NC.3.MD.3 Represent and interpret scaled picture and bar graphs: • Collect data by asking a question that yields data in up to four categories. • Make a representation of data and interpret data in a frequency table, scaled picture graph, and/or scaled bar graph with axes provided. • Solve one and two-step “how many more” and “how many less” problems using information from these graphs Science 3.P.2.1 Recognize that air is a substance that surrounds us, takes up space and has mass. 3.P.2.2 Compare solids, liquids, and gases based on their basic properties. 3.P.2.3 Summarize changes that occur to the observable properties of materials when different degrees of heat are applied to them, such a smelting ice or ice cream, boiling water or an egg, or freezing water 3.E.2.1 Compare Earth’s saltwater and freshwater features (including oceans, seas, rivers, lakes, ponds, streams, and glaciers) 3.E.2.2 Compare Earth’s land features (including volcanoes, mountains, valleys, canyons, caverns, and islands) by using models, pictures, diagrams, and maps Social Studies 3.C.1.1 Compare languages, foods and traditions of various groups living in local and regional communities. Civics and Governance (C&G) 3.C.1.2 Exemplify how various groups show artistic expression within the local and regional communities. 3.C1.3 Use non-fiction texts to explore how cultures borrow and share from each other (foods, languages, rules, traditions and behaviors). 3.C&G.2.1 Exemplify how citizens contribute politically, socially and economically to their community. 3.C&G.2.2 Exemplify how citizens contribute to the well-being of the community’s natural environment. 3.C&G.2.3 Apply skills in civic engagement and public discourse (school, community)