Third Grade Content Standards

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Reading/Language Arts

01     Read unfamiliar words.
02     Read grade-level materials fluently.
03     Use a variety of strategies to develop vocabulary.
04     Read and comprehend fiction to demonstrate understanding.
05     Read and comprehend nonfiction to demonstrate understanding.
06     Summarize fiction and nonfiction selections in writing.
07     Use resources to locate appropriate information.
08     Self-select and independently read fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.
09     Apply the rules of grammar, usage, punctuation, paragraphing, and spelling in various forms of writing.
10     Use the writing process (pre-write, write, revise/edit, rewrite, publish) to communicate.
11     Write legibly using standard cursive letter formations.
12     Present information orally demonstrating consideration of audience and purpose.
13     Gain information and complete tasks through listening.
14     Identify significant contributions minorities have made to the community.

Math

01     Identify number relationships and place value of numbers through the one hundred thousands.
02     Compare fractional parts.
03     Estimate and solve problems using multiplication and division.
04     Know basic multiplication and division math facts.
05     Use linear measurement and demonstrate telling time and simple money transactions.
06     Recognize, describe, and compare two- and three-dimensional geometric shapes using geometric terms.
07     Collect, organize, and interpret data to create graphs and make inferences.
08     Identify and use equations to solve story problems.
09     Identify, develop, and apply strategies to solve problems using real-life situations.
10     Solve mathematical problems using three- and four-digit numbers for addition and subtraction using trading.

Science

01     Examine problems using scientific inquiry.
02     Integrate unifying concepts and processes in science experiences.
03     Observe and describe changes in sound and light.
04     Investigate and describe life cycles of organisms.
05     Investigate and describe processes that affect the earth’s surfaces.

Social Studies

Focus - Omaha and Cities
01     CULTURE - Describe elements of culture in Omaha.
02     HISTORY/GEOGRAPHY - Explain the key events in Omaha history.
          interpret and use information from maps and globes.
03     ECONOMICS - Describe how producers and consumers in the Omaha community are interdependent.
04     CITIZENSHIP/GOVERNMENT - Describe how people work together to improve their city.
          Identify past and present city leaders.