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3rd Grade ELA

3rd Grade Reading and Writing Expectations:

We are in the third nine weeks of school. In reading and writing all TEKS have been introduced and taught. During this nine weeks we revisit these TEKS to ensure our students are transferring their knowledge in a more in- depth way. Students are revisiting fiction text and working with poetry. Using these text they are expected to:
Reading
  • Sequence and summarize the plot's main events and explain their influence on future events
  • describe the interaction of characters including their relationships and the changes they undergo
  • describe the characteristics of various forms of poetry and how they create imagery
  • follow and explain a set of written multi-step directions and locate and use specific information in graphic features of text.
  • make inferences about text and use textual evidence to support understanding
  • summarize information in text, maintaining meaning and logical order
  • make connections between literary and informational text with similar ideas and provide textual evidence
Writing
  • students are expected to write about important personal experiences
  • students are expected to create expository compositions that establish a central idea in a topic sentence, include supporting sentences with simple facts,details, explanations, and contain a concluding statement
  • students are expected to use complete subject and predicate in a sentence and use simple and compound sentences with correct subject- verb agreement
Upcoming Assessment: 3rd Nine Weeks Benchmark- STAAR Review Test
  • February 22, 2017

3rd Grade Math

November - TEKS 3.4G, K, H, I, J,  3,5/A, B

Representing and Solving 2 step word problems with multiplication and division, with properties of operations and recall of facts. Solving addition and subtraction word problems with addition and subtraction relationships and properties of operations.

4th Grade ELA

Reading:

  • 4.11A & CStudents should be able to summarize the main idea with supporting details found in the text; Students need to be able to describe explicit and implicit relationships in text by cause-and-effect, sequential order, or comparison
  • 4.3 A &B- Students should be able summarize and explain the theme/message in fiction text; Students need to be able to compare/contrast characters in classical literature
  • 4.6 A&B- Students should be able to sequence, summarize, and explain the plot’s main events that influence future events (drawing conclusions)
  • Spiraled Focus TEKS: Fig. 19 D & EStudents will continue to show mastery in making inferences, summarizing the main idea using textual evidence that maintains meaning and logical order

 Writing:

  • 4.17A- Student will write about an important personal experience
  • 4.21C- Students will recognize and use punctuation marks
  • Spiraled Focus TEKS: 4.22B, 4.20B- Students will continue to show mastery in writing complete sentences with a subject and predicate; Students will continue to show mastery in spelling root words with affixes (e.g.-ion, -ment, -ly, -dis, and –pre)

**Please encourage your child to read at least 30 minutes a day and write a brief summary of what they have read**

This helps build stamina and increase comprehension skills.

 


4th Grade Math

November - Math TEKS 4.4H, G, 4.5A, B, C, D

Solving 2 Step Multiplication and Division Word Problems, Rounding with Compatible numbers. Estimating Solutions. Represent multi-step problems using strip diagrams. Using input output tables, using pattern relationships.

           

 

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