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Quarter One Plans 2015-2016

Oral Language

  • The student will use effective communication skills in group activities. (3.1)
  • Ask and respond to questions from teachers and other group members. (3.1a)
  • Use language appropriate for context. (3.1d)


  • The student will apply word-analysis skills when reading. (3.3) 
  • Use knowledge of regular and irregular vowel patterns. (3.3a)
  • Decode regular multi-syllabic words. (3.3b)
  • The student will expand vocabulary when reading. (3.4)
  • Use knowledge of homophones. (3.4a)
  • Use knowledge of roots, affixes, synonyms, and antonyms. (3.4b)
  • Use vocabulary from other content areas. (3.4f)
  • Use word reference resources including the glossary, dictionary, and thesaurus. (3.4g)
  • The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of fictional text and poetry. (3.5)
  • Compare and contrast settings, characters, and events. (3.5d)
  • Identify the author's purpose. (3.5e)
  • Ask and answer questions about what is read. (3.5e)
  • Draw conclusions about text. (3.5g)
  • Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process. (3.5k)
  • Read with fluency and accuracy. (3.5m)
  • The student will continue to read and demonstrate comprehension of non-fiction texts. (3.6)
  • Identify author's purpose. (3.6a) Ask and answer questions about what is read. (3.6d)
  • Draw conclusions based on text. (3.6e)
  • Identify the main idea. (3.6g)


  • Identify the intended audience. (3.9a) 
  • Use a variety of prewriting strategies. (3.9b)
  • Use complete sentences. (3.10a)
  • Use apostrophes in contractions with pronouns and in possessives. (3.10h)
  • Use articles a, an, and the correctly. (3.10i)
  • Use correct spelling for frequently used sight words, including irregular plurals. (3.10j)


  • Student will read and write six-digit numerals and identify the place value of each digit. (3.1a) 
  • Round whole numbers 9,999 or less to the nearest ten, hundred, and thousand. (3.1b)
  • Compare two whole numbers between 0 and 9,999 using symbols (<, ., or =) and words (greater than, less than, or equal to) (3.1c)
  • Student will recognize and use the inverse relationships between addition/subtraction and multiplication/division to complete basic fact sentences. (3.2)
  • Estimate solutions to solve single-step and multi-step problems involving the sum or difference of two whole numbers, each 9,999 or less, with or without regrouping. (3.4)
  • Investigate the identity and commutative properties for addition and multiplication and identify examples (3.20ab)
  • Count and compare money whose total value is $5.00 or less and make change. (3.8)


  • Scientific Investigation, Reasoning, and Logic (3.1) 
  • Matter:
  • The student will investigate and understand that objects are made of materials that can be described by their physical properties. (3.3)
  • Objects are made of one or more materials. (3.3a)
  • Physical properties remain the same as the material is changes in visible size (3.3b)
  • Visible physical changes are identified. (3.3c)
  • Earth Patterns, Cycle, and Change:
  • The student will investigate and understand basic patterns and cycles occurring in nature. (3.8)
  • Patterns of natural events such as day and night, seasonal changes, simple phases of the moon, and tides. (3.8a)
  • The student will investigate and understand the water cycle and its relationship to life on Earth. (3.9)
  • There are many sources of water on Earth. (3.9a)
  • The energy from the sun drives the water cycle. (3.9b)
  • The water cycle involves several processes. (3.9c)
  • Water is essential for living things. (3.9d)
  • Water on Earth is limited and needs to be conserved. (3.9e)

Social Studies

  • Civics: 
  • The student will recognize the importance of government in the community, Virginia, and the United States of America by: (3.10)
  • Explaining the purpose of rules and laws; (3.10a)
  • Explaining that the basic purposes of government are to make laws, carry out laws, and decide if laws have been broken; (3.10b)
  • Explaining that government protects the rights and property of individuals. (3.10c)
  • The student will explain the importance of the basic principles that form the foundation of a republican form of government by. (3.11)
  • Describing the individual rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; and equality under the law; (3.11a)
  • Identifying the contributions of George Washington; Thomas Jefferson; Abraham Lincoln; Rosa Parks; Thurgood Marshall; Martin Luther King, Jr. and Cesar Chavez. (3.11b)
  • Recognizing that Veterans Day and Memorial Day honor people who have served to protect the country's freedoms. (3.11c)
  • Describing how people can serve the community, state, and nation. (3.11d)
  • The student will recognize that Americans are a people of diverse ethnic origins, customs, and traditions, who are united by the basic principles of a republican form of government and respect for individual rights and freedoms. (3.12)
  • Geography
  • The student will develop map skills by: (3.5)
  • Positioning and labeling the seven continents and five oceans to create a world map; (3.5a)
  • Using the equator and prime meridian to identify the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Hemispheres; (3.5b)
  • Locating the countries of Spain, England, and France; (3.5c)
  • Locating specific places, using a simple letter-number grid system. (3.5e)
  • The student will develop map skills by: (3.4)
  • Locating Greece, Rome, and West Africa; (3.4a)
  • The student will read and construct maps, tables, graphs, and/or charts. (3.6)


  • Safety--playground, personal safety 
  • Create strategies for personal safety when home alone, out in the neighborhood and community, online, and caring for others (3.1K)
  • Benefits of fitness
  • Evaluate how physical activity and healthy food and beverage choices impact personal health. (3.2A)

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