• Grade 3 Standards
    LANGUAGE ARTS
    Language
    Determines the meaning of vocabulary words using context clues/dictionary
    Recognizes that words are made up of parts (roots, prefix, suffix) and can identify those parts
    Identifies and applies the meaning of the terms antonyms, synonyms and homophones
    Identifies and uses 4 main parts of speech (noun, verb, adjective, adverb)
    Reading/Literature
    Uses letter/sound knowledge to decode written English
    ·       Reads grade level text with fluency, accuracy, appropriate pacing and expression
    Locates and summarizes the main idea and supporting details in various texts
    Identifies speaker in a text
    Identifies story elements (plot, characters, setting, theme, dialogue)
    Makes judgments about elements from text and supports with evidence from text (cause/effect, fact/opinion)
    Identifies characteristics of various genres (fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama)
    Composition
    ·       Uses main ideas and details to create paragraphs
            Uses organizational tools to formulate ideas
    ·       Composes pieces that clearly communicate ideas for different purposes with beginning, middle and ending
    ·       Edits/revises drafts of writing
    Conventions
    Developing cursive writing
    Uses end punctuation accurately
    Capitalizes accurately (beginning of sentence, proper nouns)
    Identifies, uses and correctly formats complete sentences
    Applies letter/sound knowledge when spelling in everyday writing
    SOCIAL STUDIES
    Uses titles, directions, legends and scales to locate places on various maps
    Identifies and locates New England States, major cities and towns and landmarks in Massachusetts
    Identifies historical sites and important events of Sutton and Massachusetts 
    Explains the necessities and influences of local government     
    Explains the definition and purpose of a tax
    Defines the barter system
    Compares and contrasts the beliefs, motivations and ways
    of life of the Wampanoag, Pilgrims and Puritans 
    Explains the importance of events surrounding the American Revolution
    Recognizes the importance of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights
    Reads biographies and identifies contributions of famous people in the fields of science, art, business and politics
    SCIENCE  
    Recognizes and understands the properties of soil        
    Understands and describes phases of the water cycle
    Demonstrates basic understanding of plants: structure, life cycle and photosynthesis         
    Demonstrates an understanding of basic properties of magnets
    Demonstrates an understanding of basic properties of sound
    Identifies and understands usage of basic tools
    Makes observations, records and interprets data
    Understands and applies the engineering design process
    MATHEMATICS
    Numeration/Operations
    Demonstrates knowledge of addition facts using addends 0-10
    Demonstrates knowledge of related subtraction facts
    Uses basic facts to solve related problems
    Identifies and names place value in numbers to hundred thousands
    Orders and compares whole numbers to hundred thousands
    Adds multi-digit numbers to thousands using algorithms
    Subtracts multi-digit numbers to thousands using algorithms
    Uses estimation to add/subtract
    Demonstrates knowledge of multiplication facts using factors 0-10
    ·       Demonstrates awareness of related division facts
    ·       Demonstrates understanding of fractions as part of a whole (numerator and denominator)
     Patterns, Functions, and Algebra
    Counts in patterns (i.e. by 2s, 5s, 10s, 100s, 1000s)
    Identifies and continues patterns in multiples of 10, 100, 1000 when given a starting point
    Uses symbols +,-,<,>,= to compare mathematical relationships using whole numbers
    Uses symbols x,÷,<,>,= to compare mathematical relationships using whole numbers
    Geometry
    Identifies and names two-dimensional shapes
    Identifies and names three-dimensional shapes
    Identifies symmetric figures and draws lines of symmetry of two-dimensional shapes
    Identifies and draws intersecting, parallel, and perpendicular lines
    Measurement
    Measures to the nearest 1/2 inch and centimeter
    Identifies U.S. customary and metric units of weight
    Estimates and compares weight
    Calculates area and perimeter of rectangles
    Determines time to the nearest minute
    Computes elapsed time
    Identifies coin equivalencies and makes money exchanges
    Uses a thermometer and the Fahrenheit temperature scale
    Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability
    ·       Reads tables, graphs and maps
    ·       Uses data in problem solving
    ·       Collects, summarizes and interprets data

     
    PHYSICAL EDUCATION
    Demonstrates competency in a variety of locomotor and non-locomotor skills as an individual or in a team setting
     Demonstrates responsible personal and social conduct used in physical activity settings.
    Shows understanding of game concepts and strategies
    Demonstrates coordination through physical activities
    Performs exercise and physical fitness activities
    Identifies behaviors that contribute to wellness
    ART
    Demonstrates and understands elements and principles of design including line, shape, form, texture, space, pattern and symmetry
    Explores and experiments with color and is able to identify primary, secondary, tints and shades on color wheel
    Creates artwork that is of presentation quality and recognizes craftsmanship
    Recognizes and Identifies important artists and their style
    Creates 2D and 3D artwork from observation
    MUSIC
    Sings in tune
    Sings using appropriate techniques for sound production
    Plays recorder with steady beat, correct rhythm and fingering
    Plays recorder using appropriate techniques for sound production
    Reads standard symbols of notation, rhythm and pitch
    COMPUTERS
    Uses tools appropriately and independently
    Uses digital media to communicate and work collaboratively
    Locates, organizes and evaluates information from a variety of digital resources and media
    Practices safe and responsible use of technology
    Transfers current knowledge to learning of new technology