# MAY 24, 2011 Whats the big deal with third grade?.

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MAY 24, 2011 Whats the big deal with third grade?

Literacy Math Comprehension strategies reviewed Elements of non-fiction writing taught Non-fiction text used extensively for class work and assessments Higher Order Questions Dibels for fluency continues Fractions Improper, mixed numbers, number lines, pie graphs Line plots Multiplication/Division Every concept taken to problem solving with higher order thinking A Peek into 3 rd Grade

Oral Reading Fluency Comparisons 2 nd Grade End of Year students are expected to be able to read 90-117 words per minute (wpm) 3 rd Grade End of Year students are expected to be able to read 110-137 words per minute (wpm)

Reading Reading requires higher level thinking skills Make inferences and draw conclusions about what they have read Analyze Cause and Effect Relationships Find answers that are not right there. Make connections to self, world, and other texts

Big changes K-2 Students are LEARNING TO READ 3-5 Students are READING TO LEARN

Writing New Writing Skills and Tasks that should be mastered during Third Grade: Fictional Writing Report Writing (Newspaper article) Note-Taking Skills Proper Usage of the following Conventions- Capitalization and Punctuation Subject/Verb Agreement Paragraph Writing-Topic Sentences, Logical Sequence, Supporting details and Elaboration

Math Comparisons 2 nd Grade Read, write, count, sequence, add & subtract numbers up to 999 Develop fluency with multi- digit addition & subtraction Explore part to whole relationships (halves, thirds, & fourths) 3 rd Grade Read, write, count, sequence, add & subtract numbers up to 9,999 Develop fluency with multiplication from 1x1 to 12x12 & division up to two-digit by one-digit Explore, describe, & use fractions, (halves, thirds, fourths, sixths, eighths) mixed numbers, equivalent fractions to understand relationships among the fractions, place fractions on a number line

Math Comparisons 2nd Grade Estimate & measure using appropriate units: length and temperature Collect, organize, describe, display data using Venn diagrams & pictographs Use symbols to represent unknown quantities in number sentences 3rd Grade Estimate & measure using appropriate units: length, temperature, capacity, & mass Collect, organize, describe, display data using circle graphs, tables, and coordinate graphing Use symbols to represent unknown quantities and write addition & subtraction using variables

Assessments Reading Second Grade 3 to 4 Comprehension passages over multiple days 15-18 questions Total Third Grade Standardized formative Assessments (3-Early fall, Winter, and Spring) Multiple passages in one day Approximately 3 times the number of questions. Skills Assessment given once a week

Assessments Math Second Grade Standardized Math Investigations Assessments Third Grade Standardized Formative Assessments (3-Early fall, Winter, and Spring) More reading required to answer math questions Skills Assessment given once a week Timed facts test once a week

New CMS Assessments Second Grade Social Studies and Science Each student is tested individually (one on one with a teacher) short answers. Third Grade Social Studies and Science Students are tested as a class at the same time. Answers are multiple choice.

End of Year Assessments Second Grade End of Unit Assessments given throughout the year. DIBELS Third Grade End of Unit Assessments given throughout the year. Standardized End of Grade (EOG) Assessments for math and reading Given over 3 days- math has two parts calculator active and inactive

The week of the EOGs

Grading 1,2,3s A, B, C s What does it all mean?

Informal Grading Scales Comparison Second GradeThird Grade 80-100 = 3 93-100 = A 85-92 = B 60-79 = 277-84 = C Below 59 = 170-76 = D Below 69 = F

Suggestions for summer work from third grade teachers Continue to work on addition/subtraction facts Concentrate on doubles Have students read at least 30 minutes a day to build reading stamina

Math: Summer Preparation Activities Graph the recyclables in your home after one week Go on a shape hunt in your home and look for plane and solid figures Divide fruit such as an apple into fractional parts of halves, thirds and fourths. You can also have your child divide into equal shares. Measure the furniture in your home in inches and then convert to feet and inches Figure out the change at a store

Websites www.ixl.com www.toonuniversity.com

This should be every student