3rd Grade Essential Learning Objectives

3rd Grade Essential Learning Objectives

Reading ELOs:

The learner will differentiate the elements of a story (character, setting, plot).

The learner will connect grade level vocabulary words using context clues. 

The learner will determine main ideas and supporting details from informational text and/or media.

The learner will recognize sequential parts of the text in order to aid in comprehension.

The learner will draw conclusions from the text to further understand information.

The learner will compare and contrast similar themes, topics, and patterns in a story.  

The learner will compare/contrast strategies to further understand the text.

The learner will select text and explain the purpose for fact and opinion. 

The learner will interpret the text in order to identify author's purpose. 

The learner will use word analysis to read and write words.

The learner will make inferences and generalizations when reading. 

Writing ELOs:

The learner will identify parts of speech, types of sentences, correct end punctuation and capitalization and grammar conventions. 

The learner will construct a variety of genres of writing aligned to Pearson.

The learner will interpret the writing process with a published product. 

The learner will analyze and discuss literary genres. 

The learner will identify and apply grade-level spelling words. 

Math ELOs:

The learner will demonstrate, express and show relationships among whole numbers using addition, subtraction, multiplication or division. 

The learner will express whole numbers as fractions, and recognize fractions that are equivalent to whole numbers.

The learner will explore strategies for multiplying and dividing facts within 100.

The learner will add and subtract within 1,000 with or without regrouping.

The learner will demonstrate and represent relationships with expressions and equations including word/story problems.

The learner will identify and classify geometric shape, creating two and three-dimensional shapes. 

The learner will perform and compare measurements (telling time to the minute, estimate and measure volume and mass and area/perimeter).

The learner will solve problems and make statements about differences in data, using information from a pictograph or bar graph.

Science ELOs:

The learner will plan and conduct simple scientific investigations. 

The learner will make observations and appropriate metric measurements, collect and organize data, and describe physical properties. 

The learner will show the observed shape of the moon changes from day-to-day during a month period and compare the motions of objects in the sky (sun, moon, change over time in recognizable patterns). 

The learner will sort and classify objects by physical properties of matter.

The learner will compare weathering, erosions, and deposition as processes that build up or break down Earth's surface. 

The learner will compare how Earth materials are used (fuels, building materials, sustaining plant life).

Social Studies ELOs:

The learner will identify the continents, oceans, and hemispheres.

The learner will utilize map elements and apply map skills. 

The learner will explain the meaning of patriotic symbols, songs, actions, celebrations, and holidays.

The learner will explain the importance of Earth's natural resources.

The learner will explain how human activities change Earth.

The learner will identify and describe the importance of listening to the views of others and sharing personal views in a respectful manner.

The learner will identify goods and services that can be traded with people everywhere.

The learner will describe how humans develop communities in local settings.

The learner will describe the role of historical people, events, ideas, and symbols, including various cultures and ethnic groups.