Learning Objectives

Our class stays very busy doing what we do best...learning new skills and concepts! Our current and spiraled learning objectives are listed below. 

Reading SOL Review
3.4 The student will expand vocabulary when reading. a) Use knowledge of homophones. b) Use knowledge of roots, affixes, synonyms, and antonyms. c) Apply meaning clues, language structure, and phonetic strategies. d) Use context to clarify meaning of unfamiliar words. e) Discuss meanings of words and develop vocabulary by listening and reading a variety of texts. f) Use vocabulary from other content areas. g) Use word reference resources including the glossary, dictionary, and thesaurus. 

3.5 The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of fictional text and poetry. a) Set a purpose for reading. b) Make connections between previous experiences and reading selections. c) Make, confirm, or revise predictions. d) Compare and contrast settings, characters, and events. e) Identify the author’s purpose. f) Ask and answer questions about what is read. g) Draw conclusions about text. h) Identify the problem and solution. i) Identify the main idea. j) Identify supporting details. k) Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process. l) Differentiate between fiction and nonfiction. m) Read with fluency and accuracy.

3.6 The student will continue to read and demonstrate comprehension of nonfiction texts. a) Identify the author’s purpose. b) Use prior and background knowledge as context for new learning. c) Preview and use text features. d) Ask and answer questions about what is read. e) Draw conclusions based on text. f) Summarize major points found in nonfiction texts. g) Identify the main idea. h) Identify supporting details. i) Compare and contrast the characteristics of biographies and autobiographies. j) Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process. k) Identify new information gained from reading. l) Read with fluency and accuracy. 

SOL 3.9 The student will write for a variety of purposes. a) Identify the intended audience. b) Use a variety of prewriting strategies. c) Write a clear topic sentence focusing on the main idea. d) Write a paragraph on the same topic. e) Use strategies for organization of information and elaboration according to the type of writing. f) Include details that elaborate the main idea. g) Revise writing for clarity of content using specific vocabulary and information.

3.10 The student will edit writing for correct grammar, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling.

Math SOL Review
Place Value and Fractions 3.1 The student will a) read and write six-digit numerals and identify the place value and value of each digit; b) round whole numbers, 9,999 or less, to the nearest ten, hundred, and thousand; and c) compare two whole numbers between 0 and 9,999, using symbols (>, <, or = ) and words (greater than, less than, or equal to).

3.2 The student will recognize and use the inverse relationships between addition/subtraction and multiplication/division to complete basic fact sentences. The student will use these relationships to solve problems.

3.3 The student will a) name and write fractions (including mixed numbers) represented by a model; b) model fractions (including mixed numbers) and write the fractions’ names; and c) compare fractions having like and unlike denominators, using words and symbols (>, <, or =). 

3.4 The student will estimate solutions to and solve single-step and multistep problems involving the sum or difference of two whole numbers, each 9,999 or less, with or without regrouping.

3.5 The student will recall multiplication facts through the twelves table, and the corresponding division facts.

3.6 The student will represent multiplication and division, using area, set, and number line models, and create and solve problems that involve multiplication of two whole numbers, one factor 99 or less and the second factor 5 or less. 

3.7 The student will add and subtract proper fractions having like denominators of 12 or less. Measurement Focus: U.S. Customary and Metric Units, Area and Perimeter, and Time

3.8 The student will determine, by counting, the value of a collection of bills and coins whose total value is $5.00 or less, compare the value of the bills and coins, and make change.

3.9 The student will estimate and use U.S. Customary and metric units to measure a) length to the nearest 1 2-inch, inch, foot, yard, centimeter, and meter; b) liquid volume in cups, pints, quarts, gallons, and liters; c) weight/mass in ounces, pounds, grams, and kilograms; and d) area and perimeter.

3.10 The student will a) measure the distance around a polygon in order to determine perimeter; and b) count the number of square units needed to cover a given surface in order to determine area.

3.11 The student will a) tell time to the nearest minute, using analog and digital clocks; and b) determine elapsed time in one-hour increments over a 12-hour period.

3.12 The student will identify equivalent periods of time, including relationships among days, months, and years, as well as minutes and hours.

3.13 The student will read temperature to the nearest degree from a Celsius thermometer and a Fahrenheit thermometer. Real thermometers and physical models of thermometers will be used. 

3.14 The student will identify, describe, compare, and contrast characteristics of plane and solid geometric figures (circle, square, rectangle, triangle, cube, rectangular prism, square pyramid, sphere, cone, and cylinder) by identifying relevant characteristics, including the number of angles, vertices, and edges, and the number and shape of faces, using concrete models.

3.15 The student will identify and draw representations of points, line segments, rays, angles, and lines.

3.16 The student will identify and describe congruent and noncongruent plane figures. 

3.17 The student will a) collect and organize data, using observations, measurements, surveys, or experiments; b) construct a line plot, a picture graph, or a bar graph to represent the data; and c) read and interpret the data represented in line plots, bar graphs, and picture graphs and write a sentence analyzing the data.

3.18 The student will investigate and describe the concept of probability as chance and list possible results of a given situation. 

3.19 The student will recognize and describe a variety of patterns formed using numbers, tables, and pictures, and extend the patterns, using the same or different forms. 

Social Studies
History 3.2 The student will explain how the contributions of ancient China and Egypt have influenced the present world in terms of architecture, inventions, the calendar, and written language.

History 3.3 The student will explain how the contributions of ancient Greece and Rome have influenced the present world in terms of architecture, government (direct and representative democracy), and sports. 3.4 The student will describe the oral tradition (storytelling), government (kings), and economic development (trade) of the early West African empire of Mali. 

Economics 3.8 The student will demonstrate an understanding of different cultures and the natural, human, and capital resources they used in the production of goods and services.

Living Systems 3.5 The student will investigate and understand relationships among organisms in aquatic and terrestrial food chains. Key concepts include a) producer, consumer, decomposer; b) herbivore, carnivore, omnivore; and c) predator and prey. 3.6 The student will investigate and understand that ecosystems support a diversity of plants and animals that share limited resources. Key concepts include a) aquatic ecosystems; b) terrestrial ecosystems; c) populations and communities; and d) the human role in conserving limited resources.