Arizona Standards for Third Grade

  • Proficiently and independently read a wide variety of grade-level appropriate literature
  • Apply a variety of strategies to comprehend, recount and paraphrase grade level literature.
  • Demonstrate understanding of how parts of a text, such as chapters, build on each other.
  • Determine the central idea of a text and how key details contribute to that central idea.
  • Locate evidence in the text to support answers and opinions.
  • Distinguish their point of view from that of the narrator or characters.
  • Compare and contrast themes, settings, and plots of stories.
  • Proficiently and independently read a wide variety of grade-level appropriate informational texts
  • Demonstrate understanding of how parts of a text, such as specific paragraphs, build on each other
  • Determine the central idea of a text and how key details contribute to that central idea
  • Locate evidence in the text to support answers and opinions
  • Make connections between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or steps in technical procedures
  • Find the meaning of key vocabulary words in informational texts
  • Use various text features, such as glossaries, icons and indexes, to locate key facts and information
  • Apply a variety of strategies to comprehend, recount and paraphrase gradelevel informational text
  • Compare and contrast the most important points from two texts on the same topic

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  • Write opinion and explanatory pieces that include evidence to support ideas, linking words, and a conclusion
  • Write narratives that include a clear sequence of events, descriptive details, dialogue, and words that indicate a change in time
  • Revise writing based on feedback from adults and peers
  • Conduct short research projects
  • Gather information from sources to answer a question
  • Produce writing that is organized for specific task, audience and purpose
  • Read, write and transcribe using manuscript and cursive writing
  • Spell regular two and three syllable words and single syllable words with less common spellings
  • Use resources such as dictionaries and thesauri to check spellings.

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  • Engage in a range of collaborative discussions by asking and answering questions, reporting on topics
  • Speak in complete sentences when appropriate to task and audience
  • Demonstrate proper usage of pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, and other parts of speech
  • Determine the meaning of unknown words using root words, prefixes, suffixes, context clues, and dictionaries

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  • Represent and solve problems involving whole number
    multiplication and division.
  • Understand properties of multiplication and the relationship
    between multiplication and division.
  • Multiply and divide within 100.
  • Solve problems involving the four operations, and identify and
    explain patterns in arithmetic.
  • Use place value understanding and properties of operations to
    perform multi-digit arithmetic
  • Understand fractions as numbers.
  • Solve problems involving measurement.
  • Represent and interpret data.
  • Geometric measurement: Understand concepts of area and
    perimeter.
  • Reason with shapes and their attributes.

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