3rd Grade Standards

Language Arts:

Scores are recorded for a variety of assignments, quizzes, and tests that follow the Common Core Standards for Language Arts, and the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt “Into Reading" series for third graders.

Reading Standards for Literature: Stories, Novels, Dramas, and Poetry-

  • Read independently for meaning
  • Identifies main idea and key details
  • Read for story elements, meaning of words and phrases, common types of texts, point of view, connections between texts and illustrations, compare and contrast within text, and central themes

Reading Standards for Informational Text: Literary Nonfiction, and Historical, Scientific, and Technical Texts-

  • Read independently to identify main idea and topics
  • Make connections between texts, determining meaning of words, investigating text features, understanding point of view, using illustrations to understand the text, finding evidence within the text, and integrating information

Reading Standards: Foundational Skills-

  • Develop phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words
  • Reading with accuracy and fluency to support comprehension
  • Read for fluency, word recognition, and word study (spelling)

Writing Standards-

  • Develop pieces of writing that reflect developmental growth, using strong vocabulary, grammar, and organization of ideas
  • Writings include opinion pieces, informative texts, narratives, and short research projects

Language Standards-

  • Demonstrate command of standard English and grammar usage, including conventions, word choice, vocabulary and word relationships

Science/Health/Social Studies:

Scores are recorded for daily assignments, labs, quizzes, and tests.

  • Carries out scientific investigations using the scientific method and technology
  • Describes, observes, records, and communicates science/health/social studies content accurately


Scores are recorded for a variety of assignments, quizzes, and tests that follow the Indiana Standards for Mathematics, and follow the Curriculum Associates Ready Math series for third graders

Operations and Algebraic Thinking-

  • Represents and solves problems involving multiplication and division within 100
  • Solves problems using the property of operations
  • Able to identify and explain the patterns in arithmetic

Number and Operations in Base Ten-

  • Uses place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic
  • Develops understanding of fractions as numbers

Measurement and Data-

  • Problems involving measurement and estimation of intervals of time
  • Problems involving liquid volumes and masses of objects
  • Geometric measurement of area and perimeter
  • Interprets data


  • Reasons with shapes and their attributes

Number and Operations-Fractions-

  • Solves problems using fractions as equal to, less than, and greater than 1