
Welcome to third grade!
An essential standard is something we guarantee every student will know by the end of grade level. These standards have endurance of knowledge or skill, require mastery to be ready for the next level, and can be leveraged across curricular areas. You can find more information on the Standards & Report Cards page.

Reading, Writing, and Language  Essential Standards
 Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
 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.
 Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events
 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)
 Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
 Use text features and search tools (e.g., key words, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently.
 Compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic.
 Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.
 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
 Explain the function of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs in general and their functions in particular sentences.
 Use conventional spelling for highfrequency and other studied words and for adding suffixes to base words

Math  Essential Standards
 Interpret products of whole numbers, e.g., interpret 5 × 7 as the total
 number of objects in 5 groups of 7 objects each.
 Interpret wholenumber quotients of whole numbers, e.g., interpret 56 ÷ 8 as the number of objects in each share when 56 objects are partitioned equally into 8 shares
 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.
 Determine the unknown whole number in a multiplication or division equation relating three whole numbers.
 Understand division as an unknownfactor problem.
 Fluently multiply and divide within 100, using strategies such as the relationship between multiplication and division
 Solve twostep word problems using the four operations.
 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.
 Understand a fraction 1/b as its partitioned into b equal parts; understand a fraction a/b as the quantity formed by a parts of size 1/b.
 Tell and write time to the nearest minute and measure time intervals in minutes. Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of time

