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    ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA)

     PA Common Core Standards

     

    READING

    1.1 Foundation Skills

    ·       Know and apply gradelevel phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

    ·       Identify and know the meaning of the most common prefixes and derivational suffixes.

    ·       Decode words with common Latin suffixes.

    ·       Decode multi-syllable words.

    ·       Read grade appropriate irregularly spelled words.

    ·       Read with accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.   

         Read onlevel text with purpose and understanding.

    ·       Read onlevel text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.

    ·       Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.

     

    1.2  Reading Informational Text

    ·       Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.

    ·       Ask and answer questions about the text and make inferences from text; refer to text to support responses. 

    ·       Explain how a series of events, concepts, or steps in a procedure is connected within a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.

    ·       Explain the point of view of the author.

    ·       Use text features and search tools to locate and interpret information.

    ·       Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in grade level text, distinguishing literal from non-literal meaning as well as shades of meaning among related words.

    ·       Use information gained from text features to demonstrate understanding of a text.

    ·       Describe how an author connects sentences and paragraphs in a text to support particular points.

    ·       Compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic.

    ·       Acquire and use accurately grade appropriate conversational, general academic, and domainspecific words and phrases, including those that signal spatial and temporal relationships.

    ·       Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiplemeaning words and phrases based on gradelevel reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies and tools.

    ·       Read and comprehend literary nonfiction and informational text on grade level, reading independently and proficiently.

     

    1.3 Reading Literature

    ·       Determine the central message, lesson, or moral in literary text; explain how it is conveyed in text.

    ·       Ask and answer questions about the text and make inferences from text, referring to text to support responses.

    ·       Describe characters  in a story and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.

    ·       Explain the point of view of the author.

    ·       Refer to parts of texts when writing or speaking about a text using such terms as chapter, scene, and stanza and describe how each successive part builds upon earlier sections.

    ·       Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in grade level text, distinguishing literal from non-literal meaning as well as shades of meaning among related words.

    ·       Explain how specific aspects of a text’s illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting).

    ·       Compare and contrast the themes, settings, and plots of stories written by the same author about the same or similar characters.

    ·       Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiplemeaning words and phrases based on gradelevel reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies and tools.

    ·       Acquire and use accurately grade appropriate conversational, general academic, and domainspecific words and phrases, including those that signal spatial and temporal relationships.

    ·       Read and comprehend literary fiction on grade level, reading independently and proficiently.

     

    LANGUAGE ARTS 

    1.4 Writing

    ·       Write informative/ explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

    ·       Identify and introduce the topic.

    ·       Develop the topic with facts, definitions, details, and illustrations, as appropriate.

    ·       Create an organizational structure that includes information grouped and connected logically with a concluding  statement or section.

    ·       Choose words and phrases for effect.

    ·       Demonstrate a grade appropriate command of the conventions of standard English grammar, usage, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling.

    ·       Write opinion pieces on familiar topics or texts.

    ·       Introduce the topic and state an opinion on the topic.

    ·       Support an opinion with reasons.

    ·       Create an organizational structure that includes reasons linked in a logical order with a concluding statement or section.

    ·       Use a variety of words and sentence types to appeal to the audience.

    ·       Demonstrate a grade appropriate command of the conventions of standard English grammar, usage, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling.

    ·       Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events.

    ·       Establish a situation and introduce a narrator and/or characters.

    ·       Use dialogue and descriptions of actions, thoughts, and feelings to develop experiences and events or show the response of characters to situations.

    ·       Organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally, using temporal words and phrases to signal event order; provide a sense of closure.

    ·       Choose words and phrases for effect.

    ·       Demonstrate a grade appropriate command of the conventions of standard English grammar, usage, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling.

    ·       Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research, applying gradelevel reading standards for literature and informational texts.  

    ·       With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing.

    ·       With guidance and support, use technology to produce and publish writing (using keyboarding skills) as well as to  interact and collaborate with others.

    ·       Conduct short research projects that build knowledge about a topic.

    ·       Recall information from experiences or gather information from print and digital sources; take brief notes on sources and sort evidence into provided categories.   

    ·       Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time  (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of disciplinespecific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

     

    1.5 Speaking and Listening

    ·      Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions on grade level topics and texts, building on  others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

    ·      Determine the main ideas and supporting details of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.

    ·      Ask and answer questions about information from a speaker, offering appropriate detail.  

    ·      Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details; speak clearly with adequate volume, appropriate pacing, and clear pronunciation.

    ·      Speak in complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation in order to provide requested detail or clarification.

    ·      Create engaging audio recordings of stories or poems that demonstrate fluid reading at an  understandable pace; add visual displays when appropriate to emphasize or enhance certain facts or details.

    ·      Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English when speaking, based on Grade 3 level and content.

     

     

     

    MATH

     PA Common Core Standards 

    2.1 Numbers and Operations

    ·       Apply place-value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic.

    ·       Explore and develop an understanding of fractions as numbers.

         

    2.2 Algebraic Concepts

    ·      Represent and solve problems involving multiplication and division.

    ·      Understand properties of multiplication and the relationship between multiplication and division.

    ·      Develop multiplication and division fluency.

    ·      Solve problems involving the four operations, and identify and explain patterns in arithmetic.

     

    2.3 Geometry

    ·      Identify, compare, and classify shapes and their attributes.

    ·      Use the understanding of fractions to partition shapes into parts with equal areas and express the area of each part as a unit fraction of the whole.

               

    2.4 Measurement, Data, and Probability

    ·       Solve problems involving measurement and estimation of temperature, liquid volume, mass, and length.

    ·       Tell and write time to the nearest minute and solve problems by calculating time intervals.

    ·       Solve problems and make change involving money using combinations of coins and bills.

    ·       Represent and interpret data using tally charts, tables, pictographs, line plots, and bar graphs.

    ·       Determine the area of a rectangle and apply the concept to multiplication and to addition.

    ·       Solve problems involving perimeters of polygons and distinguish between linear and area measures.

      

    SOCIAL STUDIES

    PA Academic Standards 

     

    5.0 Civics and Government

    ·       Explain the purposes of rules, laws, and consequences.

    ·       Explain rules and laws for the classroom, school, and community.

    ·       Define the principles and ideals shaping local government: Liberty/Freedom, Democracy, Justice, Equality

    ·       Identify key ideas about government found in significant documents:

                            Declaration of Independence, United States Constitution, Bill of 

                            Rights, Pennsylvania Constitution

    ·       Identify state symbols, national symbols, and national holidays.

    ·       Identify personal rights and responsibilities.

    ·       Identify the sources of conflict and disagreement and different ways conflict can be resolved.

    ·       Identify leadership and public service opportunities in the school, community, state, and nation.

    ·       Describe how citizens participate in school and community activities.

    ·       Identify the roles of the three branches of government.

    ·       Identify how laws are made in the local community.

    ·       Identify services performed by the local governments.

    ·       Identify positions of authority at school and community.

    ·       Explain the purpose for elections.

    ·       Explain how an action may be just or unjust.

    ·       Identify individual interests and explain ways to influence others.

     

    6.0 Economics

    ·       Define scarcity and identify examples of resources, wants, and needs.

    ·       Identify needs and wants of people.

    ·       Identify examples of natural, human, and capital resources.

    ·       Explain what is given up when making a choice.

    ·       Identify reasons why people make a choice.

    ·       Identify goods, services, consumers, and producers in the local community.

    ·       Identify competing sellers in the local market.

    ·       Identify types of advertising designed to influence personal choice.

    ·       Define price and how prices vary for products.

    ·       Describe the effect of local businesses opening and closing.

    ·       Identify private economic institutions.

    ·       Identify characteristics of the local economy.

    ·       Identify goods and services provided by the government.

    ·       Identify examples of government involvement in local economic activities.

    ·       Define tax and explain the relationship between taxation and government services.

    ·       Identify local examples of specialization and division of labor.

    ·       Identify examples of trade, imports, and exports in the local community.

    ·       Explain why people work.

    ·       Identify different occupations.

    ·       Identify tangible and intangible assets.

    ·       Define saving and explain why people save.

    ·       Identify the role of banks in our local community.

     

    7.0 Geography

    ·       Identify how basic geographic tools are used to organize and interpret information about people, places and environment.

    ·       Identify and locate places and regions as defined by physical and human features.

    ·       Identify the physical characteristics of places and regions.

    ·       Identify the basic physical processes that affect the physical characteristics of places and regions.     

    ·       Identify the human characteristics of places and regions using the following criteria:

                            Population, Culture, Settlement, Economic activities, Political activities

    ·       Identify the effect of the physical systems on people within a community.

    ·       Identify the effect of people on the physical systems within a community.

    8.0 History

    ·       Identify the difference between past, present and future using timelines and/or other graphic representations.

    ·       Identify fact, opinion, multiple points of view, and primary sources as related to historical events.

    ·       Conduct teacher guided inquiry on assigned topics using specified historical sources. (Reference RWSL Standard 1.8.3 Research)

    ·       Identify the social, political, cultural, and economic contributions of individuals and groups from Pennsylvania.

    ·       Identify historical documents, artifacts, and places critical to Pennsylvania history.

    ·      Identify and describe how continuity and change have impacted Pennsylvania history: 

                                        Belief systems and religions, Commerce and industry, Technology, Politics and 
                                     government, 
    Physical and human geography, and Social organizations

    ·       Identify and describe how conflict and cooperation among groups and organizations have impacted the history and development of Pennsylvania.

                            Ethnicity and race, Working conditions, Immigration, Military conflict, Economic   

                          stability

    ·       Identify and describe the social, political, cultural, and economic contributions of individuals and groups in United States history.

    ·       Identify and describe historical documents, artifacts, and places critical to United States history.

    ·       Identify and describe how continuity and change have impacted U.S. history.

                            Belief systems and religions, Commerce and industry, Technology,  Politics and

                          government, Physical and human geography, Social organizations

    ·       Identify and describe how conflict and cooperation among groups and organizations have impacted the history and development of the US.

                           Ethnicity and race, Working conditions, Immigration, Military conflict, Economic

                           stability

    ·       Identify the elements of culture and ethnicity.

    ·       Identify the importance of artifacts and sites to different cultures and ethnicities.

    ·       Compare and contrast selected world cultures.

    ·       Identify conflict and cooperation among groups and organizations from around the world.