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									           Quarter 4 LEARNING PRIORITIES
                  Aligned with ISAT/Illinois Learning Standards and
            Supporting the transition to the Common Core State Standards.

                                   Grade 3

DEVELOP CLEAR THINKING
Each week has a thinking “focus” that applies across the curriculum.
Model and guide students to think across the curriculum—in reading, writing, math,
science, and social science.


WEEK         THINKING FOCUS—Applies to All Subjects
 30          Illustrate and Write (This week includes Parent-Teacher Conferences)
 31          Write with Focus
 32          Write Clearly
 33          Explain with Examples
 34          Explain with Examples
 35          Synthesize
 36          Synthesize (This week includes Memorial Day)
 37          Recognize Progress
 38          Recognize Progress (This week includes a Teacher Institute Day)


Adjust this guide based on assessments of your students’ learning
progress and needs.
MAKE MATH CHOICES:
Insert the focus of math each week. Teachers should select the math focus based on
the standards and their students’ progress and needs.

DEVELOP CONTENT COMPETENCE
Choose a topic for science or social science and ask students a BIG question that
they read/do/write/draw and think analytically to explore and explain.

Common Core State Standards have been listed for literacy and content learning.
The standard selected for vocabulary development is for general academic and subject
specific terminology to support the emphasis on nonfiction/informational
reading/writing/learning.
NEXT GRADE PREP PRIORITIES
These lists include essentials for preparation for the next grade.
Identify topics and skills to emphasize from this chart and the lists on the following
pages.

                           o Identify problem/solution and central idea of text
READING                    o Clarify literal/figurative language
Answer questions with      o Answer with evidence inferential, analytic, evaluative
evidence (CCSSR1)            questions
Summarize and              o Summarize and identify main idea
Synthesize (CCSSR2)        o Map a story
                           o Identify and classify information
                           o Compare/contrast
                           o Relate information to main idea
                           o Extended response
                           o Fiction: stories, fairy tales, fantasies
GENRES                     o Poems, songs, paintings
                           o Non-Fiction: biography; science, social studies
WORD KNOWLEDGE             o Sight words—Fry phrases
                           o Rhyming words
                           o Infer meaning of unfamiliar words
                           o root, prefix, suffix
                           o contractions
                           o infer meaning of unfamiliar words
                           o content vocabulary: math, science, social studies
                           o expository essay (outline and write)
WRITING                    o biography
                           o poem
                           o Scientific method
SCIENCE                    o Data Interpretation
Explain concepts with      o Core science knowledge
examples
                           o City economy
SOCIAL STUDIES             o City government
Explain ideas with         o City transportation
examples                   o Chicago history: choices and changes
                           o Map interpretation: routes, regions
                           o Word problems
MATH                       o Addition and subtraction including money
CCSS Practice              o Identify unnecessary information
Standards:                 o Evaluate methods and solutions
Analyze problem and        o Use variables and number sentences to represent solutions to
solve with persistence       problems
Think quantitatively and   o Solve multi-step problems
abstractly                 o Solve problems based on graphs and tables
LEARNING SKILLS            o Listen
                           o Work with others
                           o Follow directions
                           o Use graphic organizers
                           o Make exhibits
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CPS Mathematics Learning Targets—THIRD GRADE
http://www.chicagoteachingandlearning.org/office-of-teaching-and-learning/62-office-of-teaching-and-
learning/332-learning-targets.html


By the end of Grade 3, students will:

Number Sense
 Use place value understanding of the base-ten number system to create multiple
  representation of numbers up to 100,000
 Identify, locate, order, and compare whole numbers, fractions, and decimals using
  monetary units
 Represent and use equivalent forms of simple fractions
 Compute using whole numbers and decimals (e.g. money)
 Understand relationships between addition and subtraction; multiplication and
  division
 Estimate using whole numbers and decimals
 Solve application problems using whole numbers and decimals (e.g., money -
  $10.00 or less)
 Use arithmetic properties of identity

Measurement
 Use Measurement units and tools appropriately to measure length, mass/weight,
  capacity/volume, and elapsed time
 Solve problems involving length, time and elapsed time, money, perimeter, area,
  volume/capacity, and mass/weight

Algebra
 Solve problems involving patterns
 Solve problems using equations and number sentences
 Solve comparison problems

Geometry
 Identify characteristics and properties of 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional shapes
 Solve problems using 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional shapes and properties
 Solve problems using the coordinate system
 Identify and sketch lines of symmetry
 Solve problems with reflection/flips, translations/slides, and rotations/turns

Data Analysis and Probability
 Represent and analyze data using charts, tables, graphs, and Venn diagrams
 Find median and mode
 Use probability and counting principles in problem-solving situations




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CPS Science Learning Targets—THIRD GRADE
http://www.chicagoteachingandlearning.org/office-of-teaching-and-learning/62-office-of-teaching-and-
learning/332-learning-targets.html
By the end of Grade 3, students will:
Scientific Inquiry and Technological Design
 Conduct inquiry investigations over time with the support of an adult
 Make multiple observations over time during their investigations
 Collect and record their observations from investigations
 Discuss and compare their observations
 Organize, analyze, and display their observations in charts and graphs
 Generate multiple ideas for how to solve problems
 Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the proposed solutions
 Build and test a solution to a problem
 Record and explain what happened during the test of the solution
 Use correct science vocabulary in their explanations

Function, Adaptation, and Change of Living Things
 Compare and contrast individual members from the same group of plants and animals
 Compare the ways living things have adapted to live in various places
 Construct a model habitat for living things considering their adaptations

Interaction of Living Things with Each Other and the Environment
 Identify the parts of living things that help them survive
 Explain how living things depend on each other for survival
 Read about and compare animals of the past and present

Matter and Energy
 Identify sources of water
 Read about water as a source of energy
 Observe, identify, and describe the changes water undergoes as it moves from solid to liquid to
   gas
 Explore the energy of sound
 Demonstrate the movement of sound energy through various materials

Force and Motion
 Talk about what affects the speed at which things move
 Research simple machines they use in their lives

Earth and Its Resources
 Observe how temperature affects the rate of evaporation of water
 Test what materials absorb or do not absorb water
 Test rocks and minerals to find their properties
 Sort rocks and minerals by their properties
 Observe the patterns and shapes of crystals

Composition and Structure of the Universe
 Use models of the universe to show positions of known objects in the sky
 Explain how Earth rotates on its axis, causing day and night
 Demonstrate how Earth orbits the sun in the solar system
 Model the path the sun takes in the sky as the seasons change
 Draw the changes in the appearance of the moon as it moves through its phases

Science, Technology, and Society
 Collect and write information correctly
 Read and talk about the inventions of scientists of the past
 Talk about science and technology in the world around them
 Plan healthy living activities

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              Third Grade: Fourth Quarter Learning Priorities Weeks 30-31

                                  Week 30                              Week 31
THINK CLEARLY                     Illustrate and Write                 Write with Focus
Basal or Balanced Literacy
Lesson/Text


Reading Literature                Explain and illustrate the central   Write a comparison of one story to
CCSSRL.3.1                        message of a story or history.       another—that also develops the
Ask and answer questions to       CCSSRL3.2                            same theme.
demonstrate understanding of                                           CCSSRL3.9
a text, referring explicitly to
the text as the basis for the
answers. Relate to each
week’s focus and to nonfiction
reading/learning.

READ / WRITE TO LEARN Read experience write draw about                 Read experience write draw about
CCSSRI.3.2                        BIG idea/BIG question                BIG idea/BIG question
Determine the main idea of a
text; recount the key details
and explain how they support      Make picture glossary.               Make picture glossary.
the main idea.
Science                           Identify important details that      Locate information about the topic
                                  support the main idea of a           in response to a BIG question.
                                  paragraph or passage.
Social Science
Fluency ILS1B, 4AB                This week’s read aloud:              This week’s read aloud:
Recommended: Model
reading/thinking aloud with a
poem.
Word Knowledge                    Infer from context                   Adjectives
CCSSRI.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.

Writing                           Organize and write a                 Outline a report on a topic (relates
CCSSW.3.2                         __biography __poem __story           to content focus)
Write informative/explanatory     with a central message               Recommended: Students work in
texts to examine a topic and                                           pairs.
convey ideas and information
clearly.
MATH                              Focus                                Focus
Make sense of problems,
persevere in solving them—
Common Core Practice              Terms                                Terms
Standard 1


                                  Math Digest                          Math Digest




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              Third Grade: Fourth Quarter Learning Priorities Weeks 32-33

                                  Week 32                              Week 33
THINK CLEARLY                     Write Clearly                        Explain with Examples
Basal or Balanced Literacy
Lesson/Text
Reading Literature           Analyze how a writer           Analyze a poem or story –
CCSSRL.3.1                   communicates with different    explain how the writer
Ask and answer questions to  techniques—could be applied in communicates a theme.
demonstrate understanding of any genre.
a text, referring explicitly to
the text as the basis for the
answers. Relate to each
week’s focus and to nonfiction
reading/learning.

READ / WRITE TO LEARN Read experience write draw about                 Read experience write draw about
CCSSRI.3.2                        BIG idea/BIG question                BIG idea/BIG question
Determine the main idea of a
text; recount the key details
and explain how they support      Make picture glossary.               Make picture glossary.
the main idea.
Science                           Organize an outline to report on a   Locate more relevant information
                                  topic. (connects to writing)         based on the outline. (connects to
                                                                       writing)
Social Science
Fluency ILS1B, 4AB                This week’s read aloud:              This week’s read aloud:
Recommended: Model
reading/thinking aloud with a
poem.
Word Knowledge                    Suffixes                             Compound words
CCSSRI.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.

Writing                           Draft the report based on the        Add details to the report.
CCSSW.3.2                         outline.
Write informative/explanatory
texts to examine a topic and
convey ideas and information
clearly.
MATH                              Focus                                Focus
Make sense of problems,
persevere in solving them—
Common Core Practice              Terms                                Terms
Standard 1


                                  Math Digest                          Math Digest




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              Third Grade: Fourth Quarter Learning Priorities Weeks 34-35

                                  Week 34                             Week 35
THINK CLEARLY                     Explain with Examples               Synthesize
Basal or Balanced Literacy
Lesson/Text

Reading Literature                Compare/contrast stories or         Extended response—if possible
CCSSRL.3.1                        histories that communicate the      relate fiction and nonfiction to the
Ask and answer questions to       same theme. CCSSRL3.9               same topic—how does each help
demonstrate understanding of                                          you understand the event or
a text, referring explicitly to                                       situation?
the text as the basis for the                                         CCSSRL3.9
answers. Relate to each
week’s focus and to nonfiction
reading/learning.

READ / WRITE TO LEARN Read experience write draw about                Read experience write draw about
CCSSRI.3.2                        BIG idea/BIG question               BIG idea/BIG question
Determine the main idea of a
text; recount the key details                                         Identify an important idea stated in
and explain how they support      Make picture glossary.              the text.
the main idea.
Science                           Use graphic organizers to support   Make a graphic organizer (web or
                                  the report. (connects to writing)   other diagram) showing how the
                                                                      information supports that idea.
Social Science
Fluency ILS1B, 4AB                This week’s read aloud:             This week’s read aloud:
Recommended: Model
reading/thinking aloud with a
poem.
Word Knowledge                    Synonyms                            Words about genres, writing,
CCSSRI.3.4                                                            reading
Determine the meaning of
general academic and
domain-specific words and
phrases in a text relevant to a
grade 3 topic or subject area.

Writing                           Illustrate and edit the report—turn it Organize a __poem __story
CCSSW.3.2                         into a booklet.                        __history __fable that
Write informative/explanatory     Include graphic organizers             communicates a theme.
texts to examine a topic and                                             Recommended: students choose
convey ideas and information                                             the genre to write.
clearly.                                                                 Recommended: Students work in
                                                                         pairs.

MATH                              Focus                               Focus
Make sense of problems,
persevere in solving them—
Common Core Practice              Terms                               Terms
Standard 1


                                  Math Digest                         Math Digest




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              Third Grade: Fourth Quarter Learning Priorities Weeks 36-37

                                  Week 36                              Week 37
THINK CLEARLY                     Synthesize                           Recognize Progress
Basal or Balanced Literacy
Lesson/Text

Reading Literature                Reading recommendation—write a       My favorite story/poem—students
CCSSRL.3.1                        synopsis of the book/story/poem      select their favorite story/poem,
Ask and answer questions to       and tell why you recommend it.       write why they like it.
demonstrate understanding of
a text, referring explicitly to
the text as the basis for the
answers. Relate to each
week’s focus and to nonfiction
reading/learning.

READ / WRITE TO LEARN Read experience write draw about                 My career in ________________
CCSSRI.3.2                        BIG idea/BIG question                students write about a career they
Determine the main idea of a                                           want to have based on science or
text; recount the key details     Draw a conclusion—your opinion       social science learning this year.
and explain how they support      about what you learned about a
the main idea.                    topic.
Science
                                  Use information from your
                                  experience and what you learned to
Social Science
                                  support your opinion.

Fluency ILS1B, 4AB                This week’s read aloud:              Read aloud: My favorite poem or
Recommended: Model                                                     story.
reading/thinking aloud with a                                          May include poems written by
poem.                                                                  students.
Word Knowledge                    Words about learning                 Words about change.
CCSSRI.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.

Writing                           Write and edit what was planned      My biography—progress I have
CCSSW.3.2                         week 35.                             made this year.
Write informative/explanatory
texts to examine a topic and
convey ideas and information
clearly.

MATH                              Focus                                Make a math display--important
Make sense of problems,                                                math we learned this year.
persevere in solving them—
Common Core Practice              Terms
Standard 1


                                  Math Digest




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                   Third Grade: Fourth Quarter Learning Priorities Week 38

                                      Week 38
THINK CLEARLY                         Recognize Progress
Basal or Balanced Literacy
Lesson/Text

Reading Literature                    Book exchange—students choose a book/story they recommend, tell
CCSSRL.3.1                            why.
Ask and answer questions to           ILS1C
demonstrate understanding of
a text, referring explicitly to the
text as the basis for the
answers. Relate to each
week’s focus and to nonfiction
reading/learning.

READ / WRITE TO LEARN                 Knowledge bank: students “deposit” important ideas and information they
CCSSRI.3.2                            learned this year, sorted by topic. Can include illustrations.
Determine the main idea of a
text; recount the key details
and explain how they support
the main idea.
Science

Social Science
Fluency ILS1B, 4AB                    Read aloud: My favorite poem or story.
Recommended: Model                    Recommended: include poems written by students.
reading/thinking aloud with a
poem.

Word Knowledge                        Words about progress. 1A
CCSSRI.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.

Writing                               Write a poem or letter.
CCSSW.3.2                             ILS3B
Write informative/explanatory
texts to examine a topic and
convey ideas and information
clearly.

MATH                                  Make a math “yearbook”—each student contributes pages about what
Make sense of problems,               we learned.
persevere in solving them—
Common Core Practice
Standard 1




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