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					                                                       RELIGION: Grade Three
                                                               REVISED: April, 2008
                                           Approved by: Superintendent of Program Department; April, 2008

                                                                       RELIGION
                                                                       GRADE: 3
                                                              KNOWLEDGE and UNDERSTANDING
                                 STRENGTHS                                                             AREA OF WEAKNESS AND NEXT STEPS
CRITERIA                                   LEVEL 1                           LEVEL 2                             LEVEL 3                             LEVEL
Knowledge of Catholic faith     $ has demonstrated limited        $ has demonstrated some             $ has demonstrated considerable    $ has demonstrated a thorough
content (e.g. facts or terms    knowledge of our Catholic faith   knowledge of our Catholic faith     knowledge of our Catholic faith    knowledge of our Catholic faith
Catholic Prayers, Scripture).   (e.g. when identifying God's      (e.g. when explaining the           (e.g. when explaining how the      (e.g. when detailing the work of
                                desire to gather all people).     Eucharist as sharing in God's       Liturgical season goes             the Holy Spirit in creation).
                                                                  banquet).                           throughout the year).

                                @ needs to (e.g. review formal    @ needs to (e.g. review the         @ is encouraged to (e.g. actively @ is encouraged to (e.g. ask
                                prayers and spontaneous           Eucharist and why we attend it      participate in classroom          relevant questions to develop a
                                prayers).                         together).                          activities and discussions).      deeper understanding of how the
                                                                                                                                        Holy Spirit works in us).
Understanding of Catholic faith $ has demonstrated a limited      $ has demonstrated some             $ has demonstrated considerable    $ has demonstrated a thorough
content (e.g., stories, values, understanding of our Catholic     understanding of our Catholic       understanding of our Catholic      understanding of our Catholic
obligations, rules).            faith (e.g. when explaining how   faith (e.g. when recounting the     faith (e.g. when explaining the    faith (e.g. when explaining how
                                the Holy Spirit continues the     story of the Passion and death of   baptism of Jesus by John the       # Baptism connects to God's
                                work of Jesus).                   Jesus).                             Baptist).                          story).

                                @ needs to (e.g. review the       @ should (e.g. read the Gospel      @ is encouraged to (e.g.           @ is encouraged to (e.g. deepen
                                Bible stories that identify the   stories that tell the Passion,      continue to deepen #               # understanding of the effects
                                actions of the Holy Spirit).      Death and Resurrection of           understanding of baptism as a      and graces of the sacrament of
                                                                  Jesus).                             sacrament of initiation into the   baptism).
                                                                                                      Christian community).
                                                                                  RELIGION
                                                                                  GRADE: 3
                                                                                  THINKING
                                    STRENGTHS                                                                AREA OF WEAKNESS AND NEXT STEPS
CRITERIA                                       LEVEL 1                             LEVEL 2                             LEVEL 3                             LEVEL 4
Use of planning skills for          $ uses planning skills with         $ uses planning skills with some    $ uses planning skills with         $ uses planning skills with a
Catholic issues (e.g.,              limited effectiveness (e.g. when    effectiveness (e.g. when            considerable effectiveness (e.g.    high degree of effectiveness
formulating questions, focusing     planning a classroom                planning and leading a              when planning to lead a             (e.g. when setting up the
research, gathering information,    celebration).                       celebration).                       classroom Eucharistic               classroom environment by
organizing projects).                                                                                       celebration).                       preparing a special gathering
                                                                                                                                                place).

                                    @ is encouraged to (e.g. take an @ is encouraged to (e.g. take an @ is encouraged to (e.g. take a           @ is encouraged to (e.g. take a
                                    active role when gathering       active role when preparing       leadership role when helping to           leadership role when
                                    information to prepare for       celebrations).                   organize celebrations).                   cooperating to organize a
                                    celebrations).                                                                                              celebration).
Use of processing skills for        $ uses processing skills with       $ uses processing skills with       $ uses processing skills with       $ uses processing skills with a
Catholic issues (e.g.,              limited effectiveness (e.g. when    some effectiveness (e.g. when       considerable effectiveness (e.g.    high degree of effectiveness
formulating questions, focusing     discovering the reconciling love    appreciating the beauty of God's    when organizing a classroom         (e.g. when recognizing the need
research, gathering information,    of God).                            creation).                          faith project).                     to forgive and to be forgiven).
organizing projects).

                                    @ should (e.g. look for concrete @ is encouraged to (e.g. reflect       @ is encouraged to (e.g. gather     @ is encouraged to (e.g. be
                                    examples of God's great love in on the beauty and grandeur of           information needed and              forgiving as a living example of
                                    the world around him/her).       God's creation).                       organize this information in a      reconciliation).
                                                                                                            meaningful way).
Use of critical/creative thinking   $ uses critical/creative thinking   $ uses critical/creative thinking   $ uses critical/creative thinking   $ uses critical/creative thinking
processes for Catholic issues       processes with limited              processes with some                 processes with considerable         processes with a high degree of
(e.g. creative process, design      effectiveness (e.g. when            effectiveness (e.g. when sharing    effectiveness (e.g. when solving    effectiveness (e.g. when
process, problem solving,           recognizing the Creed as the        personal stories about new life     problems through role play).        participating in classroom
reflection, elaboration).           story of our faith).                and growth).                                                            discussions on forgiveness).


                                    @ should try to (e.g. make       @ is encouraged to (e.g. be an @ should continue to (e.g.                  @ is encouraged to (e.g. listen
                                    connections between              active participant in small group carefully think about how #              attentively and respect the ideas
                                    experiences in the classroom and discussions).                     actions can impact others).              presented by others during
                                    how it relates to the Apostles'                                                                             classroom discussions).
                                    Creed).
                                                                                 RELIGION
                                                                                 GRADE: 3
                                                                              COMMUNICATION
                                     STRENGTHS                                                                AREA OF WEAKNESS AND NEXT STEPS
CRITERIA                                        LEVEL 1                             LEVEL 2                             LEVEL 3                             LEVEL 4
Expression and organization of $ expresses and organizes ideas           $ expresses and organizes ideas     $ expresses and organizes           $ expresses and organizes
Catholic ideas and information and information with limited              and information with some           information and ideas with          information and ideas with a
in oral, visual and written forms. effectiveness (e.g. when              effectiveness (e.g. when            considerable effectiveness (e.g.    high degree of effectiveness
                                   explaining the mystery of new         exploring and learning the          when entering into a prayer of      (e.g. through song and comes to
                                   life through writing).                Apostle's Creed).                   intercession).                      appreciate the work of Jesus).


                                     @ is encouraged to (e.g. record Daily recitation of the Creed           @ is encouraged to (e.g.            @ is encouraged to (e.g.
                                     thoughts and ideas in a story     would be of great benefit to $).      participate in daily prayers (start participate in a manner that is
                                     plan before attempting to write).                                       of day, grace before meals, end inviting and friendly).
                                                                                                             of day) and reflections).
Communication of Catholic            $ communicates information          $ communicates information          $ communicates information          $ communicates information
ideas and information for            and ideas for different audiences   and ideas for different audiences   and ideas for different audiences   and ideas for different audiences
different audiences and purposes     and purposes with limited           and purposes with some              and purposes with considerable      and purposes with a high degree
in oral, visual and written forms.   effectiveness (e.g. when sharing    effectiveness (e.g. when sharing    effectiveness (e.g. when sharing    of effectiveness (e.g. when
                                     personal stories of # Baptism).     stories about belonging).           personal stories about              sharing our special gifts with
                                                                                                             temptation and choices).            one another to show how we can
                                                                                                                                                 reach out with care).


                                     @ is encouraged to (e.g.            @ is encouraged to (e.g.            @ is encouraged to (e.g. use        @ is encouraged to (e.g. add
                                     organize thoughts and ideas         remember who the audience is        descriptive details when            descriptive details when
                                     before sharing with #               when organizing thoughts and        presenting oral or written          presenting oral written or visual
                                     classmates).                        ideas).                             information).                       information.
Use of Catholic faith                $ is able to use Catholic faith     $ is able to use Catholic           $ is able to use Catholic faith     $ is able to use Catholic faith
conventions (e.g. symbols and        language, symbols and visuals       language, symbols and visuals       language, symbols and visuals       language, symbols and visuals
visuals, including the use of        with limited effectiveness (e.g.    with some effectiveness (e.g.       with considerable effectiveness.    with a high degree of
technology).                         when locating gospel stories in     when understanding the              (e.g. when remembering how we       effectiveness. (e.g. when
                                     the Bible).                         meaning of celebrations).           celebrate with the book of God's    explaining the ritual of signing
                                                                                                             word, cross and candle).            with blessed water).


                                     @ needs to (e.g. frequently         @ needs to (e.g. frequently    @ is encouraged to (e.g. use             @ is encouraged to (e.g. use the
                                     review the gospel stories and       review the symbols used during the vocabulary presented like            symbols and terminology when
                                     why they are important).            celebrations).                 candles, cross or stories during         making presentations).
                                                                                                        class discussions).
                                                                                 RELIGION
                                                                                  GRADE: 3
                                                                                APPLICATION
                                     STRENGTHS                                                              AREA OF WEAKNESS AND NEXT STEPS
CRITERIA                                        LEVEL 1                            LEVEL 2                             LEVEL 3                               LEVEL 4
Application of Catholic              $ applies Catholic knowledge of    $ applies Catholic knowledge       $ applies Catholic knowledge and       $ applies Catholic knowledge
knowledge and skills in familiar     ideas and skills in familiar       and skills in familiar contexts    skills in familiar contexts with       and skills in familiar contexts
contexts (e.g. to self, others and   contexts with limited              with some effectiveness (e.g.      considerable effectiveness (e.g.       with a high degree of
the outside world home, school,      effectiveness (e.g. when           when exploring our everyday        when appreciating new life             effectiveness (e.g. when
parish, community, world).           participating in daily classroom   choices and their consequences).   through the Spirit).                   appreciating belonging to the
                                     prayer experiences).                                                                                         Christian community and
                                                                                                                                                  being sent forth to love and
                                                                                                                                                  serve).

                                     @ needs to (e.g. be familiar       Review (scenarios, role play       @ should continue to (e.g. relate      @ is encouraged to (e.g.
                                     with formal prayers and            activities) of how our actions     what @ has learned in the              participate actively and
                                     informal prayers).                 impact others would be of          classroom to their daily lives).       respectfully in class
                                                                        benefit to $).                                                            discussions and activities).
Transfer of knowledge and skills     $ transfers knowledge and skills   $ transfers knowledge and skills   $ transfers knowledge and skills       $ transfers knowledge and
to new contexts (e.g.                to new contexts with limited       to new contexts with some          to new contexts with considerable      skills to new contexts with a
relationships, community,            effectiveness (e.g. when           effectiveness (e.g. when           effectiveness (e.g. when               high degree of effectiveness
stewardship, social justice).        detailing how @ could live out     detailing how actions reflect #    explaining how actions reflect #       (e.g. when explaining how @
                                     their baptismal call through       responsibility to care for the     responsibility to care for the earth   follows the example of Jesus as
                                     word and action).                  earth and one another).            and one another).                      one who forgives).

                                     @ should strive to (e.g. show      @ needs to be (e.g. sensitive to   @ should continue to (e.g. find        @ should continue to (e.g. find
                                     how to be kind and generous in     the needs and rights of others).   ways to caring for friends and         ways to be a disciple of Jesus).
                                     their daily life).                                                    others).
Making connections using             $ makes connections between        $ makes connections between        $ makes connections between            $ makes connections between
various Catholic faith context       course content and society in      course content and society in      course content and society in          the course content and society
(e.g., between personal              familiar contexts with limited     familiar contexts with some        familiar contexts with                 in familiar contexts with a high
experiences and the subject, and     effectiveness (e.g. when           effectiveness (e.g. when           considerable effectiveness (e.g.       degree of effectiveness (e.g.
between subjects and the world       explaining how adults need to      detailing how members of           when explaining how community          when explaining how we
outside the school).                 work).                             families have responsibilities).   members have responsibilities).        celebrate because we belong to
                                                                                                                                                  God).

                                     @ is encouraged to (e.g. make      @ is encouraged to (e.g. make      @ is encouraged to (e.g. make          @ is encouraged to continue to
                                     connections between helping        connections between having         connections between responding         make connections between the
                                     others and being followers of      responsibilities in class and      to needs in the school and             call of the disciples and our call
                                     Jesus).                            having responsibilities in the     responding to needs in the             to be disciples).
                                                                        school).                           community).

				
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