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Curriculum Map: 3rd Grade September/October

Subject/Grade Level/Unit Title:

 

Third Grade

Timeframe Needed for Completion/Grading Period:

September/October

Big Idea/Themes/Understandings:

Math

Numeration

Number Sense:  Addition and Subtraction

Using Place Value to Add and Subtract

Meanings of Multiplication

Multiplication Facts:  Use Patterns

 

Science

Apply the conventions of measurement: accuracy, position, orientation, repetition.

Use personal meaures to improve estimation ability.

Represent measurements by using numbers and units.

 

ELA

Unit 1 - Becoming a Close Reader and Writing to Learn:

How books are brought to children around the world

Unit 2 - Building the Power of Reading

 

Social Studies

  • Learning and Identifying the 7 Continents and Oceans
  • Reading maps and using map keys
  • Introduction to Kenya
  • Identifying cultures and their traditions

 

Spelling

           Orientation

  • Review of Blends and Digraphs 

          Key Concepts:

  • Closed Syllable; ck, tch
  • Glued Sounds and exceptions to closed syllables
  • Plurals and suffixes
  • 1-1-1 Rule, spellings of the sounds of -ed
  • Vowel Consonant e Syllable, multisyllablic words
  • Vowel Consonant e exception

 

 

 

 

Essential Questions: Social Studies
  • What geographic tools and vocabulary can we use to locate and describe world communities?
  • What geographic factors influence where people settle and form communities?
  • How do people adapt and modify their environment to meet their needs?

Writing/Social Studies

  • Writing an opinion piece of whether or not animals belong in a zoo.

 

Essential Questions: Science

Science

Investigation 1 - The First Straw

 

  • Measurement Reasoning- How do you measure distance?
  • The Standard Unit- How do scientisists measure distance?
  • Estimate and Measure- How can you improve your estimates of distance?
  • Measure Around - How far around are objects outdoors?

Reading

  • "The Unit"
  • " A Royal Measurement Mess"
  • "Measure This!"

 

Vocabulary

 

  • Centimeter
  • Circumference
  • Distance
  • Estimate
  • Kilometer
  • Length
  • Measure
  • Measurement
  • Meter
  • Metric System
  • Millimeter
  • Ruler
  • Span
  • Standard
  • Unit
  • Width

Assessments

Part 1

  • Benchmark Assessment - Survey
  • Embedded Asssessment - Science Notebook Entry

Part 2

  • Embedded Assessment - Scientific Practices

Part 3

  • Embedded Assessment - Response Sheet

Part 4

  • Benchmark Assessment - Investigation 1 Check

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Essential Questions: Language Arts

Module 1 - Unit 1 - What is the power of education and reading?

How does where people live in the world affect how they access reading and books?

  • People across the world and throughout time have sought the power of reading to provide opportunities to themselves and others.
  • Powerful readers have and continue to develop a variety of skills.
  • Readers can learn about different places and people through a variety of texts.

Reading:

Rain School

Nasreen's Secret School

That Book Woman

The Librarian of Basra

 

Module 1:  Unit 2 - Building the Power of Reading

How do people around the world access reading and books?

How does reading give us power?

 

  • Powerful readers have and continue to develop.
  • Readers can learn about different cultures (people and places) through a variety of texts.

 

Reading:

Thank You, Mr. Falker

The Boy Who Loved Words

The Incredible Book-Eating Boy

 

 

Essential Questions: Mathematics

Topic 1: Numeration

How can we use the understanding of place value to perform multi-digit arithmetic?

 

  • Representing Numbers
  • Ways to Name Numbers
  • Greater Numbers
  • Understanding Number Lines
  • Counting on the Number Line
  • Comparing Numbers
  • Ordering Numbers
  • Problem Solving: Making an Organized List
  • Topic 1 Assessment

Topic 2:  Number Sense:  Addition and Subtraction

How can we use the understanding of  place value to perform multi-digit arithmetic?

  • Addition Meaning and Properties
  • Subtraction Meanings
  • Using Mental Math to Add
  • Using Mental Math to Subtract
  • Rounding
  • Estimating Sums
  • Estimating Differences
  • Making Sense of Addition and Subtraction Equations
  • Problem Solving:  Reasonableness
  • Topic 2 Assessment

Topic 3:  Using Place Value to Add

How can we use the understanding of place value to  perform multi-digit arithmetic?

  • Adding with an Expanded Algorithm
  • Models for Adding 3-Digit Numbers
  • Adding 3-Digit Numbers
  • Adding 3 or More Numbers
  • Problem Solving: Draw a Picture
  • Subtracting with an Expanded Algorithm
  • Models for Subtracting 3-Digit Numbers
  • Subtracting 3-Digit Numbers
  • Subtracting Across Zero
  • Problem Solving: Draw a Picture and Write a Number Sentence
  • Topic 3 Assessment

Topic 4:  Meanings of Multiplication

How can I represent and solve problems involving multiplication and division?

What are the relationships between multiplication and division?

How can I use the four operations to identify and explain patterns in arithmetic?

  • Multiplication as Repeated Addition
  • Arrays and Multiplication
  • The Commutative Property
  • Writing Multiplication Stories
  • Problem Solving:  Writing to Explain
  • Topic 4 Assessment

 

Topic 5:  Multiplication Facts:  Use Patterns

How can I represent and solve problems involving multiplication and Division?

What are the relationships between multiplication and Division?

How can I use the four operations to identify and explain patterns in arithmetic?

 

  • 2 and 5 as Factors
  • Multiplication with 0 and 1
  • Patterns for Facts
  • 10 as a Factor
  • Multiplying by Multiples of 10
  • Problem Solving: Two Question Problems
  • Topic 5 Assessment

 

 

 

 

 

Social Studies:

SS.3.GEO.1
Geographic regions have unifying characteristics and can be studied using a variety of tools.

SS.3.GEO.2
The location of world communities can be described using geographic tools and vocabulary.

SS.3.GEO.3
Geographic factors often influence where people settle and form communities. People adapt to and modify their environment in different ways to meet their needs.

Science:

MST4.E

Language Arts: Reading

RL.3.1
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.

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.3.6
Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.

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).

RL.3.10
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 2-3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

RL.3.11
Recognize and make connections in narratives, poetry, and drama to other texts, ideas, cultural perspectives, personal events, and situations.

RL.3.11.a
Self-select text based upon personal preferences.

Language Arts: Writing

W.3.1
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.

W.3.2
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

W.3.8
Recall information from experiences or gather information from print and digital sources; take brief notes on sources and sort evidence into provided categories.

W.3.10
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

W.3.11
Create and present a poem, narrative, play, art work, or personal response to a particular author or theme studied in class.

Language Arts: Speaking and Listening

SL.3.1
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacherled) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

SL.3.5
Create engaging audio recordings of stories or poems that demonstrate fluid reading at an understandable pace; add visual displays when appropriate to emphasize or enhance certain facts or details.

Language Arts: Language

RI.3.1
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.

RI.3.2
Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.

RI.3.4
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.

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.3.6
Distinguish their own point of view from that of the author of a text.

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).

RI.3.8
Describe the logical connection between particular sentences and paragraphs in a text (e.g., comparison, cause/effect, first/second/third in a sequence).

RI.3.10
By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 2-3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

L.3.1
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

L.3.2
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

L.3.3
Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.

L.3.4
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning word and phrases based on grade 3 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.

L.3.5
Demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings.

L.3.6
Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate conversational, general academic, and domain specific words and phrases, including those that signal spatial and temporal relationships (e.g., After dinner that night we went looking for them).

Mathematics: Counting and Cardinality
There are no standards currently aligned to this resource.
Mathematics: Operations and Algebraic Thinking

3.OA.1
Interpret products of whole numbers, e.g., interpret 5 * 7 as the total number of objects in 5 groups of 7 objects each. For example, describe a context in which a total number of objects can be expressed as 5 * 7.

3.OA.3
Use multiplication and division within 100 to solve word problems in situations involving equal groups, arrays, and measurement quantities, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.

3.OA.5
Apply properties of operations as strategies to multiply and divide.2 Examples: If 6 * 4 = 24 is known, then 4 * 6 = 24 is also known. (Commutative property of multiplication.) 3 * 5 * 2 can be found by 3 * 5 = 15, then 15 * 2 = 30, or by 5 * 2 = 10, then 3 * 10 = 30. (Associative property of multiplication.) Knowing that 8 * 5 = 40 and 8 * 2 = 16, one can find 8 * 7 as 8 * (5 + 2) = (8 * 5) + (8 * 2) = 40 + 16 = 56. (Distributive property.)

3.OA.8
Solve two-step word problems using the four operations. Represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity. Assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding.

3.OA.9
Identify arithmetic patterns (including patterns in the addition table or multiplication table), and explain them using properties of operations. For example, observe that 4 times a number is always even, and explain why 4 times a number can be decomposed into two equal addends.

Mathematics: Number and Operations and Base Ten

3.NBT.1
Use place value understanding to round whole numbers to the nearest 10 or 100

3.NBT.2
Fluently add and subtract within 1000 using strategies and algorithms based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction.

3.NBT.3
Multiply one-digit whole numbers by multiples of 10 in the range 10-90 (e.g., 9 x 80, 5 x 60) using strategies based on place value and properties of operations.

Mathematics: Measurement and Data
There are no standards currently aligned to this resource.
Mathematics: Geometry
There are no standards currently aligned to this resource.
Essential Skills and Vocabulary:

 Vocabulary

Lesson 1:  "Words are Like Faces"

  • comforting
  • shelter
  • fleet
  • glimmer
  • expression
  • vital
  • versatile

Lesson 2:  "Gloria Who Might Be My Best Friend"

  • tease
  • lonely
  • serious
  • fasten
  • assume
  • hopeful
  • companion

Lesson 3: "How Rabbit Lost His Tail"

  • giddy
  • boast
  • stranded
  • tremble
  • rescue
  • resourceful
  • consequence

Lesson 4: "Stone Soup"

  • nestle
  • weary
  • elegant
  • emerge
  • nutritious
  • assemble
  • contribute

Lesson 5: "Annie's Gift"

  • performance
  • carefree
  • talent
  • squirm
  • individual
  • artistic
  • discord

Lesson 6: " The Practically Perfect Pajamas"

  • vibrant
  • stylish
  • reluctant
  • retreat
  • exhausted
  • envy
  • originality

 

Fundations/Spellling

Orientation

Key Concepts - Key of Blends and Digraphs

 

Unit 1 Week 1

  • closed syllable concept
  • ck and tch

 

Unit 1 - Week 2

  • glued sounds
  • closed syllable exceptions

Unit 2 - Week 1

  • plurals and suffixes

Unit 2 - Week 2

  • 111 Rule
  • spelllings of 'ed' sounds

Unit 2 - Week 3

  • 111 Rule

Unit 3 - Week 1

  • vowel consonant e syllable
  • multisyllabic words

Unit 4 - Week 1

  • review vowel consonant e exception

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assessment Tasks:

STARS - Math and ELA

Math Benchmark - Envisions beginning of year assessment

Regional Math Benchmark

Regional ELA Benchmark

Writing Benchmark

Fountas and Pinnell Reading Assessments

Math Unit Assessments - Topics 1 - 5

Vocbulary - Unit Assessments/ Cumulative Assessment      Lessons 1 - 6 Spelling/Fundations - Weekly Assessments

Science - Embedded Assessment

  • Science Notebook Entry
  • Scientific Practices
  • Response Sheet

Benchmark Assessment

  • Survey (beginning of the year)
  • Investigation 1 l-Check

 

New York State Module Assesssments:

  • Mid-Unit 1 Assessment (collaborative discussion skills)
  • End of Unit 1 Assessment: Reading Closely

 

 

Resources:

IXL

Math - Envisions

Brainpop

Learnzillion

Discovery

Enchanted Learning

 

 

 

 

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