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Title: Welcome to Third Grade Curriculum Night October 6, 2014


1
Welcome to Third Grade Curriculum NightOctober
6, 2014
2
Agenda
  • Teacher Introductions
  • What is the Common Core?
  • Common Core Math
  • Common Core English Language Arts
  • Make and Take Time
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Intervention and Enrichment
  • Third Grade Processes
  • Online Resources
  • Third Grade Assessments
  • How can you help?
  • Read to Achieve
  • Q A, Plus/Delta

3
Teacher Introductions
  • Tara Balliet
  • Maria Imbrogno
  • Darcy Nye
  • Jennifer Tucker
  • Sara Tucker

4
What is the Common Core?
  • State standards across most of the U.S.
  • Currently in place in NC for this school year
  • Creates a consistent curriculum across the
    country
  • Focuses on college and career readiness
  • Posted on ISS webpage NCDPI webpage
  • Currently in place for Math and
    English Language Arts

5
Common Core Math
  • Third grade math clusters
  • Operations and Algebraic Thinking
  • Represent/solve multiplication and division
    problems
  • Understand multiplication properties and how
    multiplication relates to division
  • Multiply and divide within 100 (with fluency)
  • Word problems (one step and two step)
  • Numbers and Operations in Base 10
  • Using place value to understand rounding,
    addition and subtraction within 1000, and
    multiplying with
    multiples of 10

6
Common Core Math
  • Math Clusters Continued
  • Number and Operations- Fractions
  • Identifying fractions
  • Fractions on a number line
  • Equivalent fractions
  • Comparing fractions
  • Measurement and Data
  • Time to nearest minute
  • Measure/estimate liquid volume and mass
  • Represent/interpret bar and pictographs
  • Area and perimeter
  • Geometry
  • Two dimensional shapes and their attributes

7
How has math changed with Common Core?
  • More conceptual and abstract verses just
    procedural
  • Students asked to solve problems in variety of
    ways
  • Students are explaining the why and the how
  • Writing is more integrated into math

8
Common Core English Language Arts
  • Reading Literature
  • Stories, fables, myths, drama, poems
  • Focus Characters, point of view, moral/lesson,
    context clues, literal and non-literal words,
    illustrations
  • Reading Informational Text
  • Focus Main idea/details, sequence,
    cause/effect, context clues,
    compare/contrast, text features

9
Common Core English Language Arts
  • Reading Foundational Skills
  • Focus Grade level phonics, word analysis,
    reading with fluency and accuracy
  • Writing
  • Focus Writing opinions, informative pieces,
    narratives
  • Research and note taking skills

10
Common Core English Language Arts
  • Speaking and Listening
  • Focus Collaborative discussions and oral
    reports
  • Language
  • Focus Grammar, writing conventions, vocabulary,
    reference materials

11
Make and Take Time ?
  • Wondering what questions you can ask your child
    to support their reading at home?
  • Cut out the reading comprehension cards. Use
    these cards at home while your child is reading
    to help build their
  • understanding of the text.

12
How has reading changed with Common Core?
  • More informational text
  • Students cite evidence with their answers- more
    writing involved
  • Speaking, listening, word study are key to
    reading success

13
Science
  • Ecosystems- Soil, Plants, Seeds
  • Earths Systems, Structures, and Processes- Water
    and land features
  • Structures and Functions of Living Organisms-
    Skeletal and muscular systems
  • Earth in the Universe- Solar System
  • Forces and Motion
  • Matter Properties and Change- Solids,
    liquids, gasses
  • Energy Conservation and Transfer

14
Social Studies
  • History- Leadership, events, change
  • Geography Environmental Literacy- Place,
    location, human/environment interaction, regions,
    movement
  • Economics Financial Literacy- Supply/demand,
    market economy
  • Civics Government- Citizenship
  • Culture- Language, diversity,
    values/beliefs

15
Third Grade Assessments
  • Reading 3D- state of NC has adapted reading
    assessment for grades K-3
  • Students assessed beginning, middle, and end of
    year- reports will go home each time
  • District Benchmark Assessments- used to check
    quarterly progress (math reading)
  • NC End of Grade- changes to reading assessment
    requirements (math reading)
  • RTA-Read to Achieve

16
Intervention/Enrichment
  • Intervention and enrichment is built into our
    daily schedule
  • Math and reading are an additional 40 minutes
    each per day
  • Both are focused on targeted objectives
  • Small groups working with the teacher
  • Groups change based on student
    need

17
Third Grade Processes
  • Homework
  • Read 20 minutes nightly
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Year goal 50 points
  • Quarterly goal 12.5 points
  • Science L to J
  • Study vocab nightly
  • Multiplication
  • Weekly multiplication quizzes to increase
    fluency
  • Study facts nightly

18
Online Resources
  • Raz-Kids
  • IXL
  • Moby-Max
  • Scholastic News
  • Teacher Webpages

19
How can you help?
  • Stress the importance of independence and
    responsibility
  • Stress neatness and effort with homework
  • Help drill math facts
  • Use websites that make practice fun (see
    teachers websites for examples)
  • Time, Energy, and Effort

20
Read to Achieve
  • What is Read to Achieve?
  • There will be a separate parent night in January

21
Q A
  • If you have general questions, please feel free
    to ask them now
  • If you have specific questions for your childs
    teacher, please see your teacher to schedule a
    conference

22
Plus/Delta
  • Please take a moment to tell us what you thought
    of the evening by filling out the provided
    plus/delta sheet.
  • We value your input! ?
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