Third Grade Weekly Standards

Lesson Plans Jan. 8th-19th

Reading and language arts: Many of these standards will continue on for several weeks.

Power Standards for the Second 9 weeks:

  • 3.RI.CS.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.

  • 3.RI.KID.2 Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.

  • 3.RL.CS.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language (e.g., feeling blue versus the color blue).

  • 3.W.TTP.1 Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons. a. Introduce a topic or text. b. Develop an opinion with reasons that support the opinion. c. Create an organizational structure that lists supporting reasons. d. Provide a concluding statement or section. e. Use linking words and phrases to connect opinion and reasons. f. Apply language standards addressed in the Foundational Literacy standards

Supporting Standards for the first 9 weeks:

  • 3.RI.IKI.8 Explain how reasons support specific points an author makes in a text

  • 3.FL.F.5 Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

  • 3.W.RW.10 Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific-tasks, purposes, and audiences.

  • 3.W.PDW.4 With guidance and support, produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1-3 above)

Additonal Standards:

  • 3.RL.KID.1 Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as a basis for the answers. (Fiction)

  • 3.RI.KID.1 Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as a basis for the answers. (Non-fiction)

Language Arts:

  • 3.FL.SC.6: a. Explain the function of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs as used in general and in particular sentences. i. Produce simple, compound, and complex sentences. j. Capitalize appropriate words in titles.


  • 3.FL.PWR.3 (a.-d.): Know and apply grade level phonics and word analysis skills when decoding isolated words and in connected texts.


  • 3.NF.1 Understand a fraction 1/b, as the quantity formed by 1 part when a whole is partitioned into b equal parts (unit fraction); understand a fraction a/b as the quantity formed by a parts of size 1/b.  

  • 3.NF.3 Explain equivalence of fractions and compare fractions by reasoning about their size.  (equivalent fractions, whole numbers as fractions, and comparing fractions with either same numerator denominator while justifying the relationship.)


  • 307.9.1 We can design a simple experiment to investigate physical properties of matter.

  • 307.9.2 We can investigate different types of mixtures.

  • 307.9.3 We can describe different ways to separate mixtures.

  • 307.10 We can investigate phenomena that produce heat.

  • 307.10.2 We can design and conduct an experiment to investigate the ability of different materials to conduct heat