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Content Standards

Reading/Language Arts

READING Comprehensive Standard LA 3.1

Students will learn and apply reading skills and strategies to comprehend text.

3.1.1 Knowledge of Print:  Students will demonstrate knowledge of the concepts of print.

3.1.2 Phonological Awareness:  Students will demonstrate phonological awareness through oral activities.

3.1.3 Word Analysis:  Students will use knowledge of phonetic and structural analysis to read, write, and spell.

3.1.4 Fluency:  Students will develop accuracy, phrasing, and expression while reading grade level text.

3.1.5 Vocabulary:  Students will build literary, general academic, and content specific grade level vocabulary.

3.1.6 Comprehension:  Students will extract and construct meaning using prior knowledge, applying text information, and monitoring comprehension while reading grade level text.

 

WRITING Comprehensive Standard LA 3.2

Students will learn and apply writing skills and strategies to communicate.

3.2.1 Writing Process:  Students will apply the writing process to plan, draft, revise, edit and publish writing using correct spelling, grammar, punctuation, and other standard conventions.

3.2.2 Genres:  Students will write for a variety of purposes and audiences in multiple genres.

 

SPEAKING & LISTENING Comprehensive Standard LA 3.3

Students will learn and apply speaking and listening skills and strategies to communicate.

3.3.1 Speaking:  Students will develop and apply speaking skills to communicate key ideas.

3.3.2 Listening:  Students will develop and apply active listening skills across a variety of situations.

3.3.3 Communication:  Students will develop and apply reciprocal communication skills.

 

MULTIPLE LITERACIES Comprehensive Standard LA 3.4

Students will identify, locate, and evaluate information.

3.4.1 Multiple Literacies:  Students will research, analyze, and communicate information in a variety of  media and  formats (textual, visual, and digital).

 

Mathematics

Number Sense MA 3.1

Students will communicate number sense concepts using multiple representations to reason, solve problems, and make connections within mathematics and across disciplines.

3.1.1 Number System:  Students will represent and show relationships among positive rational numbers within the base-ten number system.

a.     Read and write numbers to one-hundred thousand (e.g., 4,623 is the same as four thousand six hundred twenty three)

b.     Count by multiples of 5 to 200

c.     Count by multiples of 10 to 400

d.     Count by multiples of 100 to 1,000

e.     Demonstrate multiple equivalent representations for numbers up to 10,000

f.      Demonstrate multiple equivalent representations for decimal numbers through the tenths place

g.     Compare and order whole numbers through the thousands

h.     Find parts of whole and parts of a set for 1/2, 1/3, and 1/4

i.       Round a given number to tens, hundreds, or thousands

3.1.2 Operations:  Students demonstrate the meaning of multiplication with whole numbers.

a.     Represent multiplication as repeated addition using objects, drawings, words, and symbols

b.     Use objects, drawings, words and symbols to explain the relationship between multiplication and division

c.     Use drawings, words, and symbols to explain the meaning of the factors and product in a multiplication sentence

d.     Use drawings, words, and symbols to explain the meaning of multiplication using an array

3.1.3 Computation:  Students will compute fluently and accurately using appropriate strategies and tools.

a.     Compute whole number multiplication facts 0 - 10 fluently

b.     Add and subtract through four-digit whole numbers with regrouping

c.     Select and apply the appropriate methods of computation when problem solving with four-digit whole numbers through the thousands

3.1.4 Estimation:  Students will estimate and check reasonableness of answers using appropriate strategies.

a.     Estimate the two-digit product of whole number multiplication and check the reasonableness

 

Geometry and Measurement MA 3.2

Students will communicate geometric concepts and measurement concepts using multiple representations to reason, solve problems, and make connections within mathematics.

3.2.1 Characteristics:  Students will identify characteristics and describe properties of two-dimensional shapes and three-dimensional objects.

a.     Identify the number of sides, angles, and vertices of two-dimensional shapes

b.     Identify congruent two-dimensional figures given multiple two-dimensional shapes

c.     Identify lines, line segments, rays, and angles

d.     Describe attributes of solid shapes

3.2.2 Coordinate Geometry:  Students will identify distances on a number line.

a.     Draw a number line and plot points

b.     Determine the distance between two whole number points on a number line

3.2.3 Transformations:  Students will draw all lines of symmetry.

a.     Draw all possible lines of symmetry in two-dimensional shapes

3.2.4 Spatial Modeling:  Students will create two-dimensional shapes and three-dimensional objects.

a.     Sketch and label lines, rays, line segments, and angles

b.     Build three-dimensional objects

3.2.5 Measurement:  Students will apply appropriate procedures and tools to determine measurements using customary and metric units.

a.     Select and use appropriate tools to measure perimeter of simple two-dimensional shapes

b.     Count mixed coins and bills greater than $1.00

c.     Identify time of day (e.g., am, pm, noon, midnight)

d.     State multiple ways for the same time using 15 minute intervals (e.g., 2:15, or quarter past 2, 2:45 or quarter to 3)

e.     Identify the appropriate customary unit for measuring length, weight, and capacity/volume

f.      Measure length to the nearest _ inch and centimeter (e.g., requires rounding)

g.     Compare and order objects according to length using centimeters and meters

 

Algebra MA 3.3

Students will communicate algebraic concepts using multiple representations to reason, solve problems, and make connections within mathematics and across disciplines.

3.3.1 Relationships:  Students will represent relationships.

a.     Identify, describe, and extend numeric and non-numeric patterns

b.     Identify patterns using words, tables, and graphs

3.3.2 Modeling in Context:  Students will create and use models to represent mathematical situations.

a.     Model situations that involve the addition and subtraction of whole numbers using objects, number lines, and symbols

b.     Describe and model quantitative change involving subtraction (e.g., temperature dropped two degrees)

3.3.3 Procedures:  Students will identify and apply properties of whole numbers to solve equations

           involving addition and subtraction.

a.     Use symbolic representation of the identity property of addition (e.g., 3 = 0 + 3)

b.     Solve simple one-step whole number equations involving addition and subtraction (e.g., 1+ 2 = 3)

c.     Explain the procedure(s) used in solving simple one-step whole number equations involving addition and subtraction

 

Data Analysis MA 3.4

Students will communicate data analysis/probability concepts using multiple representations to reason, solve problems, and make connections within mathematics and across disciplines.

3.4.1 Display and Analysis:  Students will organize, display, compare, and interpret data.

a.     Represent data using horizontal and vertical bar graphs

b.     Use comparative language to describe the data (e.g., increasing, decreasing)

c.     Interpret data using horizontal and vertical bar graphs

3.4.2 Predictions and Inferences:  Mastery not expected at this level.

3.4.3 Probability:  Students will find and describe experimental probability.

a.     Perform simple experiments and describe outcomes as possible, impossible, or certain


Science

INQUIRY, THE NATURE OF SCIENCE, AND TECHNOLOGY

SC K-12.1 Students will combine scientific processes and knowledge with scientific reasoning and critical thinking to ask questions about phenomena and propose explanations based on gathered evidence.

1.    Inquiry

·       5.1.1.f Develop a reasonable explanation based on collected data

·       5.1.1.g Share information, procedures, and results with peers and/or adults

2.    Nature of Science

·       5.1.2.c Recognize many different people study science

3.    Technology

·       5.1.3.a Identify a simple problem

·       5.1.3.b Propose a solution to a simple problem

·       5.1.3.e Communicate the problem, design, and solution

 

PHYSICAL SCIENCE

SC K-12.2 Students will integrate and communicate the information, concepts, principles, processes, theories, and models of the Physical Sciences to make connection with the natural and engineered world.

1.    Matter

·       5.2.1.a Identify mixtures and pure substances.

·       5.2.1.b Identify physical properties of matter (color, odor, elasticity, weight, and volume).

·       5.2.1.c Use appropriate metric measurement to describe physical properties.

·       5.2.1.d Identify state changes caused by heating and cooling for solids, liquids and gasses.

·       5.2.2.b Identify physical properties of matter (color, odor, elasticity, weight, and volume).

2.     Energy

·       5.2.3.a Recognize that sound is produced from vibrating objects; the sound can be changed by changing the vibration.

·       5.2.3.b Recognize that light travels in a straight line and can be reflected by an object.

·       5.2.3.c Recognize that light can travel through certain materials and not others (transparent, translucent, and opaque).

 

LIFE SCIENCE

SC K-12.3 Students will integrate and communicate the information, concepts, principles, processes, theories, and models of the Life Sciences to make connections with the natural and engineered world.

1.    Structure and Function of Living Systems

·       5.3.1.a Compare and contrast characteristics of living and nonliving things.

·       5.3.1.b Identify how parts of plants and animals function to meet basic needs (e.g., leg of an insect helps an insect move, root of a plant helps the plant obtain water).

2.    Heredity

·       5.3.2.b Identify the life cycle of an organism.


EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE

SC K-12.4 Students will integrate and communicate the information, concepts, principles, processes, theories, and models of the Earth and Space Sciences to make connections with the natural and engineered world.

1.    Earth in Space

·       5.4.1.a Recognize that the observed shape of the Moon changes from day to day during a one-month period. (Not waxing, waning or gibbons)

·       5.4.1.b Recognize the motion of objects in the sky (the Sun, the Moon, and stars) change over time in recognizable patterns.

2.    Earth Structures and Processes

·       5.4.2.b Identify weathering, erosion, and deposition as processes that build up or break down Earth’s surface.

 

Social Studies

Focus - Omaha and Cities
01  CULTURE
    •  Describe elements of Omaha culture.
02  HISTORY/GEOGRAPHY
    •  Explain key events in Omaha history.
    •  Interpret and use information from maps and globes.
03  ECONOMICS
 
   •  Describe how producers and consumers in the Omaha community are interdependent.
04  CITIZENSHIP/GOVERNMENT
    •  Describe how people work together to improve their city.
    •  Identify past and present city leaders.

 

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Testing Information

 

Acuity (Reading and Math) testing will be administered in September and February.

 

The NESA-R and NESA-M, Nebraska’s State Accountability testing for Reading and Math, will be administered in March and April.

 

Students reading levels will be benchmarked at the beginning and end of third grade.

 

A Multicultural CBA and a Writing CBA (Curriculum Based Assessment) will be completed each semester.

 

 

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