Grade 3 Level IV Advanced Academic Program (AAP) Progress Report Alignments

Information for Parents and Guardians

This document identifies the Program of Studies (POS) content that aligns to each progress report standard, with noted extensions for students receiving Advanced Academic services. The left-hand column indicates the grade level POS, and the right-hand column notes the intended POS extension. Students receiving advanced math will be instructed at the grade level above POS, which is noted in this document. Health, art, music, physical education, and world languages are instructed using the grade level POS. 

Language Arts

Listens and speaks for specific purposes

3rd  Grade POS

AAP 3rd  Grade Extensions

Listen attentively by making eye contact, facing the speaker, etc.

  • Participate in group discussions as a listener and a speaker in seminars
  • Ask clarifying questions and take notes when listening to a speaker
  • Develop listening/oral communication skills

Ask, respond to questions from teachers, other group members

  • Participate in group discussions as a listener and a speaker in seminars

Explain what has been learned

  • Understand and encapsulate the speaker’s main points
  • Articulate understanding of a reading to a partner.

Use language appropriate for context

  • Use specific vocabulary communicate ideas

Increase listening and speaking vocabularies

  • Use specific vocabulary communicate ideas
  • Use word origins and stems to expand vocabulary 

Speak clearly

  • Participate in group discussions as a listener and a speaker in seminars
  • Develop listening/oral communication skills

Use appropriate volume and pitch

 

Speak at an understandable rate

 

Organize ideas sequentially around major points of information

  • Develop skills of argument formulation in persuasive communication

Use contextually appropriate language, vocabulary to communicate ideas

 

Locates and uses information from a variety of sources

3rd Grade POS

AAP 3rd Grade Extensions

Use word reference resources

  • Use reference books to determine meaning, pronunciation, and origin of words and word stems

Use encyclopedias, other reference books, including online materials

  • Use reference materials including online encyclopedias, thesauruses, and glossaries

Use tables of contents, indices, and charts

 

  • Organize information using diagrams, charts, and graphs

Identify appropriate resources

 

  • Use reference materials including online encyclopedias, thesauruses, and glossaries

Understand the difference between plagiarism and using your own words

 

Reads with accuracy and fluency

3rd Grade POS

AAP 3rd Grade Extensions

Use knowledge of regular and irregular vowel patterns

 

Decode regular multisyllabic words

  • Use a variety of word recognition skills
  • Increase number of known words

Apply meaning clues, language structure, and phonetic strategies

  • Increase vocabulary development by applying the knowledge of Greek and Latin stems to the English language
  • develop linguistic competency

Read with fluency and accuracy

  • Use expression, rhythm, and phrasing

Reads with understanding

3rd Grade POS

AAP 3rd Grade Extensions

Use knowledge of homophones

 

Use knowledge of roots, affixes, synonyms, and antonyms

  • Use a variety of word recognition skills

Use context to clarify meaning of unfamiliar words

  • Use the words around an unknown word to figure out its meaning

  • Use text, word parts, knowledge of stems and word origins to figure out unfamiliar words

Develop vocabulary by listening, reading, discussing variety of texts

 

Use vocabulary from other content areas

 

Make connections between experiences and reading selections

  • Use reading strategies such as predicting, questioning, and connecting to own experiences
  • Draw consequences and implications from text for application in the real world.

Make, confirm, or revise predictions

  • Use reading strategies such as predicting, questioning, and connecting to own experiences

Compare and contrast settings, characters, and events

  • Compare and contrast internal and external influences on settings, characters, and events over time

  • Develop analytical and interpretive skills in literature

Identify the author’s purpose

 

Ask and answer questions about what is read

  • Respond to and question the answers of peers
  • Develop analytical and interpretive skills in literature

Identify the problem and solution

  • Consider long and short term consequences of solutions
  • Develop analytical and interpretive skills in literature

Identify the main idea

  • Identify a concept or “Big Idea” that supports interdisciplinary connections e.g., change
  • State the main ideas or themes of the story

Identify supporting details

 

Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension

 

Differentiate between fiction and nonfiction

 

Identify the author’s purpose

 

Use prior and background knowledge as context for new learning

  • Use reading strategies such as predicting, questioning, and connecting to own experiences

Preview and use text features

  • Use text features including headings, graphs, and table of contents

Ask and answer questions about what is read

  • Summarize and encapsulate important ideas

Draw conclusions based on text

  • Employ a variety of strategies to include: determining importance, making inferences, drawing conclusions, and considering multiple perspectives
  • Develop reasoning skills in the language arts
  • Understand the concept of change to analyze literature

Summarize major points found in nonfiction materials

  • Summarize and encapsulate important ideas

Draw conclusions about text

  • Employ a variety of strategies to include: determining importance, making inferences, drawing conclusions and considering multiple perspectives
  • Understand cause and effect and its relationship to consequences and implications within a text
  • Understand the concept of change to analyze literature
  • Understand the concept of change in the language arts
  • Develop reasoning skills in the language arts

Identify the main idea

  • Begin to summarize and encapsulate important ideas

Identify the supporting details

  • Understand classifications of details to make generalizations within a text

Compare, contrast the characteristics of biographies, autobiographies

 

Monitor comprehension throughout the reading process

 

Identify new information gained from reading

  • Use a variety of strategies including determining importance, making inferences, drawing conclusions and considering multiple perspectives
  • Understand the concept of change in the language arts

Writes with purpose, clarity, and expression

3rd Grade POS

AAP 3rd Grade Extensions

Identify the intended audience

 

Use a variety of prewriting strategies

  • Select topic and develop a plan for writing for a variety of purposes and audiences

Write a clear topic sentence focusing on the main idea

 

Write a paragraph on the same topic

  • Group ideas related to the topic

Organize information according to the type of writing

  • Select topic and develop a plan for writing for a variety of purposes and audiences
  • Develop persuasive writing skills

Include details that elaborate the main idea

  • Use description, details, and examples that support the main idea

Review writing for clarity of content using specific vocabulary and information

  • Revise based on peer review, teacher feedback, and self evaluation by adding, deleting, and changing information
  • Synthesize author techniques to improve or create a new piece of  writing
  • Complete various pieces of writing using a three-phrase revision process based on peer review, teacher feedback, and self-evaluation

Construct questions about the topic

  • Select a topic and develop a plan for writing for a variety of purposes and audiences
  • Conducts authentic research by applying skills of questioning, information gathering, data analysis, and synthesis

Collect and organize information about a topic in a short report

  • Select a topic and develop a plan for writing for a variety of purposes and audiences
  • Develop persuasive writing skills

Use available technology for reading writing

 

Edits for usage and mechanics in own writing

3rd Grade POS

AAP 3rd Grade Extensions

Learn and use cursive style

 

Use complete sentences

  • Develop sentences into paragraphs

Use transition words to vary sentence structure

 

Use the word I in compound subjects

  • Develop linguistic competency

Use past and present verb tense

  • Develop linguistic competency

Use singular possessives

  • Develop linguistic competency

Use commas in a simple series

 

Use simple abbreviations

 

Use apostrophes in contractions with pronouns and possessives

  • Develop linguistic competency

Use the articles A, An and The correctly

  • Develop linguistic competency

Use correct spelling for frequently-used words

 

Edit writing for capitalization and punctuation

 

Use nouns and pronouns correctly

  • Develop linguistic competency

 

 

 

 

Social Studies

Explains how the people and events of the past have influenced the present

3rd Grade POS

AAP 3rd Grade Extensions

Explain how contributions of Ancient Greece/Rome influence the present

  • Apply abstract concepts such as systems, cause and effect, and how things change over time to understand the impact of the past on the present
  • Apply skills of historical analysis and historical interpretation to primary and secondary sources of information

Practice Social Studies skills: contributions of Ancient Greece & Rome

  • Apply abstract concepts such as systems, cause and effect, and how things change over time to understand the impact of the past on the present
  • Apply skills of historical analysis and historical interpretation to primary and secondary sources of information
  • Develop an understanding of ancient civilizations, with attention to defining features of geography, history, and culture

Explain how contributions of Ancient China/Egypt influence the present

  • Apply abstract concepts such as systems, cause and effect, and how things change over time to understand the impact of the past on the present
  • Apply skills of historical analysis and historical interpretation to primary and secondary sources of information

Practice Social Studies skills relating to Ancient China and Egypt

  • Analyze historical issues using elements of reasoning (purpose, point of view, implications/consequences, evidence/data, inferences, concepts/ides, assumptions
  • Compare and contrast ancient civilizations with attention to defining features of geography, history and culture
  • Analyze similarities and differences among cultural groups studied
  • Develop an understanding of ancient civilizations, with attention to defining features of geography, history, and culture

Reads maps and understands the impact of geography on culture

3rd Grade POS

AAP 3rd Grade Extensions

Locate Greece, Rome, China, and Egypt

  • Develop an understanding of ancient civilizations, with attention to defining features of geography, history, and culture

Describe the physical & human characteristics of Ancient Greece & Rome

  • Develop an understanding of how physical and human characteristics defined daily life in Ancient Greece and Rome
  • Develop an understanding of ancient civilizations, with attention to defining features of geography, history, and culture

Explain: Ancient Greeks/Romans/Chinese/Egyptians adapt to environment

  • Develop an understanding of how physical and human characteristics defined daily life in Ancient Greece and Rome
  • Analyze how human civilizations develop and sustain themselves as a collection of interdependent systems
  • Develop an understanding of ancient civilizations, with attention to defining features of geography, history, and culture

Compare the climate, water features, and land of China and Egypt

  • Analyze similarities and differences among groups studied
  • Develop an understanding of ancient civilizations, with attention to defining features of geography, history, and culture

Practice Social Studies skills: Ancient Greece, Rome, China & Egypt

  • Analyze similarities and differences among groups studied
  • Analyze how human civilizations develop and sustain themselves as a collection of interdependent systems
  • Develop reasoning skills with application to social studies

Position and label the 7 continents & 5 oceans to create a world map

 

Use the Equator and Prime Meridian to identify the four hemispheres

 

Locate specific places on a simple letter-number grid system

  • Use maps to locate information and compare and contrast land areas

Read and construct maps, tables, graphs and/or charts

 

Recognizes the structure of government and the relationship between rules, laws and becoming a good citizen

3rd Grade POS

AAP 3rd Grade Extensions

Explain the purpose of rules and laws

 

  • Apply the concept of systems to the principle of government
  • Develop an understanding of the concept of systems and of structure, function, and pattern as key system elements

Explain basic purposes of government: make, carry out, enforce laws

  • Apply the concept of systems to the principle of government
  • Develop an understanding of the concept of systems and of structure, function, and pattern as key system elements
  • Analyze how human civilizations develop and sustain themselves as a collection of interdependent systems

Explain that government protects the rights & property of individuals

 

Practice Social Studies skills: rules, laws and governments

  • Develop an understanding of the concept of systems and of structure, function, and pattern as key system elements

Describe the individual rights to life, liberty, happiness & equality

 

Identify the contributions of important Americans

 

Recognize that Veterans Day & Memorial Day honor people who served

 

Describe how people can serve their community, state, and national

  • Develop a sense of responsibly for creating community

Practice Social Studies skills related to principles of government

  • Create generalizations about the principles of government

Recognize that Americans are a people of diverse ethnic origins

  • Analyze similarities and differences among ethnic groups studied

Practice Social Studies skills: U.S. diversity & unification under government

  • Develop interpersonal and social group process skills

Understands economic concepts and the impact of economics on culture

3rd Grade POS

AAP 3rd Grade Extensions

Explain how producers use resources to produce goods and services

  • Describe how producers have used natural, human, and capital resources in the past and present

Practice Social Studies skills: Use of resources in ancient times

  • Describe how producers have used natural, human, and capital resources in the past and present

Practice Social Studies skills relating to specialization

 

Identify examples of economic choice and explain opportunity cost

 

Mathematics

Extensions in Mathematics:

• Build new mathematical knowledge through problem solving

• Solve problems that arise in mathematics and in other contexts

• Apply and adapt a variety of appropriate strategies to solve problems

• Monitor and reflect on the process of mathematics problem solving

• Make and investigate mathematical conjectures

• Develop and evaluate mathematical arguments

• Organize and consolidate mathematical thinking through communication

• Communicate mathematical thinking coherently to teachers and peers

• Analyze and evaluate the mathematical thinking and strategies of others

• Use the language of mathematics to express mathematical ideas precisely

• Recognize and use connections among mathematical ideas

• Recognize and apply mathematics in contexts outside of mathematics

• Create and use representations to organize, record, and communicate mathematical ideas

• Select, apply, and translate among mathematical representations to solve problems

• Use representations to model and interpret mathematical phenomena

Represents numbers accurately and demonstrates an understanding of number relationships

3rd Grade AAP POS

Identify place value for each digit in a whole number through millions

Compare two whole numbers expressed through millions

Round whole numbers expressed through millions

Compare and order fractions and mixed numbers

Represent equivalent fractions

Identify the division statement that represents a fraction

Read/write/represent/identify decimals expressed through thousandths

Round to the nearest whole number, tenth, and hundredth

Compare the value of two decimals

Given a model, write the decimal and fraction equivalents

Computes numbers with fluency and makes reasonable estimates

3rd Grade AAP POS

Estimate sums, differences, products, & quotients of whole numbers

Add, subtract, and multiply whole numbers

Divide whole numbers, finding quotients with & without remainders

Solve single-step & multistep problems with whole numbers

Determine common multiples and factors including LCM and GCF

Add and subtract fractions having like and unlike denominators

Add and subtract with decimals

Solve problems involving addition/subtraction of fractions & decimals

Measures with accuracy and makes reasonable estimates of measurements

3rd Grade AAP POS

Estimate and measure weight/mass and describe results

Identify equivalent measurements between units of weight/mass

Estimate and measure length and describe results

Identify equivalent measurements between units of length

Estimate and measure liquid volume and describe results

Identify equivalent measurements between U.S. customary units

Determine elapsed time in hours and minutes

Analyzes characteristics and properties of geometric figures and demonstrates an understanding of spatial relationships

3rd Grade AAP POS

Identify & describe points/lines/line segments/ rays/angles

Identify representations of intersecting/parallel/perpendicular lines

Investigate congruence of plane figures after geometric transformation

Recognize images of figures resulting from geometric transformations

Define polygon

Identify polygons with 10 or fewer sides

Uses data to describe, interpret, and predict events

3rd Grade AAP POS

Predict the likelihood of an outcome of a simple event

Represent probability as a number between 0 and 1, inclusive

Collect, organize, display, and interpret data

Represents situations and mathematical relationships using algebraic symbols

3rd Grade AAP POS

Recognize, create, and extend numerical and geometric patterns

Recognize and demonstrate the meaning of equality

Investigate and describe the associative property