Edison Regional Gifted Center
Long Term Goals
Target Expectations within the Instructional Program School Year 2008-2009
Concepts, Topics, Projects by Content Area Third Grade
Report Card Period First Quarter
Language Arts, Reading/Literature
• understand explicit, factual information.
• understand the meaning of words in context.
• draw conclusions, inferring meanings from the text.
• infer character traits, feelings, and motives.
• apply information presented in the text to a new or different situation.
Heroes From Many Lands: "The Little Dutch Boy"
• recognize different genres.
• define the major characteristics of a folktale.
• understand the concept of a hero.
• determine the main idea of a story.
• identify and apply the r-controlled sounds: er, ir, or, ur, ear
LRC Reading Group
• Distinguish between main ideas and supporting details in a reading selection
• Summarize plot events and arrange them in sequential order
• Use context clues and etymology to determine the meanings of unfamiliar words
• Analyze the authors’ use of particular plot devices such as foreshadowing or flashback
Writing, Listening, Speaking
• use correct format for the purposes of writing a friendly letter.
• begin to use descriptive writing.
• understand the importance of using vivid words and adjectives to describe a given object.
• practice oral, critical listening, taking notes, interviewing, and writing a friendly letter through weekly activity known as Friendship Day.
• practice spelling a list of 10-15 words weekly; Reinforcement using the website known as "Spelling City."
• write and edit manuscripts to demonstrate correct use of grammar: nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs.
• use standard punctuation conventions: exclamation marks, commas, and apostrophes.
• compare and order whole numbers and decimals.
• round and estimate whole numbers and decimals.
• add, subtract, and multiply whole numbers.
• identify, select, and use appropriate strategies to solve word problems
• Learn and use laboratory techniques and safety rules
• Observe phenomena and make predictions following the scientific method
• Perform simple experiments in physical science while using & understanding the metric system
• Write a laboratory report on an experiment
State Goal 11: Understand the processes of scientific inquiry and technological design to investigate questions, conduct experiments and solve problems.
• understand that the United States has diversity in its landscapes and its people.
• identify the physical features of the United States.
• understand how the government and economy of the United States work.
• identify the major regions of the United States.
During the months of September, October, and November, the following activities including assessments will be performed: question/answer; singing in French, knowing and telling verbally the numbers, the colors, and the geometrical shapes in French; acting out mimes and performing a skit in front of the class. Students will also be assessed on their classroom participation and the ability to follow simple directions in French. The children will be encouraged to ask in French maintenance questions such as, “May I go the bathroom?”, etc. We will also be using CDs and the book “French for Children”. In doing so, the following State Goals will be addressed:
28.A.1a Recognize basic language patterns (e.g., forms of address, questions, case).
28.A.1b Respond appropriately to simple commands in the target language.
28.B.1a Respond to and ask simple questions with prompts.
28.B.1b Imitate pronunciation, intonation and inflection including sounds unique to the
29.A.1 Use common forms of courtesy, greetings and leave takings appropriate to the
time of day and relationship (adult, peer, and parent).
30.A.1b Use the target language to solve simple math exercises (e.g., identify simple
geometric shapes, use numbers to count and do math computations).
• Ecrire et apprendre les jours de la semaine (the days of the week).
• Ecrire et apprendre les mois de l’annee en Français (the months of the year).
• The verbs être and avoir (to be and to have) learning with body movements
• Geographie du monde francophone (geography of the French speaking world)
• Exercice de calcul (simple math problems in French).
• Piece de theatre: French skit with the custom officer.
• Les couleurs (colors)
• Les chiffres (numbers 1-20)
• Les parties du corps (body parts)
• Salutations (greetings)
• Chansons (songs, Frere Jacques and The Farmer Goes to his Field)
• Visual: presentation d’un film avec Moustache (Film with Moustache, a French cat)
• Introduction d’une ville Francaise (Showing of a country town in France)
• Cultural: Les Française font la bise et serrent la main. (People in France kiss and/or shake hands as a form of salutation).
• Expressions de classe (French expressions for day to day interaction in the classroom such as: May I go to the bathroom, May I go and drink some water…).
• Activites kinestethiques: games with the children needing to guess/show and tell body parts such as head, arm, foot, nose, etc.
• Activites de dessins: Children need to recognize and read in French colors and then color the right parts of the drawings. (Countryside setting, animals, etc).
• Prononuciation de l’alphabet en Français.
• Focus on the arts of Asia throughout the year with activities in visual art, music, drama and dance
• art projects including Japanese Sumi-E ink painting, clay fish and creating Bunraku costumes
• perform a Bunraku style play
• study the music of Japan
Learning Resource Center
• Explore a variety of reference sources
• Discuss methods to research a particular topic
• Paraphrase a 4-5 sentence paragraph
• Demonstrate 5 basic locomotor skills (e.g., walk, hop, skip, jump and gallop) and 5 non-locomotor skills (e.g., stretch, bend, turn, twist, and swaying).
• Combine basic locomotor and non-locomotor patterns
• Demonstrate awareness of space, speed, time force, and level
• Participate in establishing class rules, procedures, and safety practices for specific activities.
• President Fitness Test
• Push ups, sit ups
State Goal 19 Acquire movement skills and understand concept needed to engage in health –enhancing physical activities.
State Goal 20 Achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical based upon continual self-assessment.
• Identify the parts and functions of the skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems.
• Explain the interrelations of body systems.
• Describe the parts and functions of the respiratory and digestive systems.
• Describe how the body changes as one grows.
• Understand that individuals grow at different rates
State Goal 23 Understand human body systems and factors that influence growth and development.
Special Assignments/ Reports/ Research Projects:
* CS: monthly book reports...directions sent home.
* Social Studies: State Reports
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