Parents, these are the standards taught by Beyond Textbooks partner schools. This list is in alphanumeric order, and your school will likely teach them in a different order. For help deciphering the code in front of the standard, please click here.

##### Quarter 1 Standards:
1. 3.M.NBT.A.02: The Highly Proficient student can explain the method used in finding the sum or difference and recognizes and identifies an error and shows the correct answer.

2. 3.M.NBT.A.03: The Highly Proficient student can apply multiple strategies of operations within a word problem.

3. 3.M.OA.A.01: The Highly Proficient student can multiply within 100 to solve multi-step word problems involving equal groups, arrays, and measurement.

4. 3.M.OA.A.02: The Highly Proficient student can interpret products and quotients of whole numbers within 100, representing context using pictures, numbers, and words. Divides within 100 to solve multi-step word problems involving equal groups, arrays, and measurement quantities.

5. 3.M.OA.A.03: The Highly Proficient student can use a given situation to generate an equation or create a word problem.

6. 3.M.OA.A.04: The Highly Proficient student can determine an unknown whole number in a multiplication and division equation.

7. 3.M.OA.B.05: The Highly Proficient student can use rounding strategies in real world situations and can recognize and identify an error and shows the correct answer. They can also create word problems using given information.

8. 3.M.OA.B.06: The Highly Proficient student can understand division as an unknown-factor problem. For example, find 32 ÷ 8 by finding the number that makes 32 when multiplied by 8.

##### Quarter 2 Standards:
1. 3.M.G.A.02: The Highly Proficient student can partition shapes in multiple ways into parts with equal areas and expresses the area as a unit fraction of the whole.

2. 3.M.MD.A.02a: The Highly Proficient student can estimate and measure mass and capacity to solve two-step real world problems with any operation.

3. 3.M.MD.A.02b: The Highly Proficient student can solve two-step measurement word problems with any operation.

4. 3.M.NF.A.01: The Highly Proficient student can apply the understanding of unit fractions to real world problems and situations.

5. 3.M.NF.A.02: The Highly Proficient student can show a set of fractions with unlike denominators on a number-line by partitioning into equal parts, and apply understanding of fractions to real world situations.

6. 3.M.NF.A.03: The Highly Proficient student can create models to compare fractions and explain why two fractions are equivalent.

7. 3.M.OA.D.09: The Highly Proficient student can create and extend arithmetic patterns and explain patterns using properties of operations.

##### Quarter 3 Standards:
1. 3.M.MD.A.01: The Highly Proficient student can solve two-step real world time interval problems using addition and subtraction to the minute.

2. 3.M.MD.B.03: The Highly Proficient student can solve multi-step "how many more" and "how many less" problems using scaled bar graphs and line plots.

3. 3.M.MD.B.04: The Highly Proficient student can create and show measurement data to the nearest ¼ inch using a line plot graph, in order to answer multi-step questions.

4. 3.M.NBT.A.01: The Highly Proficient student can use rounding strategies in real-world situations.

5. 3.M.OA.C.07: The Highly Proficient student can multiply and divide within 100 using a wide range of strategies.

6. 3.M.OA.D.08: The Highly Proficient student can create two-step word problems using multiple operations

##### Quarter 4 Standards:
1. 3.M.G.A.01: The Highly Proficient student can recognize and sort examples of quadrilaterals that have shared attributes and draws examples and non-examples of quadrilaterals that are not rhombuses, rectangles, or squares.

2. 3.M.MD.C.05: The Highly Proficient student can recognize area as an attribute of plane figures and understand concepts of area measurement. a. A square with side length 1 unit, called ―a unit square, is said to have ―one square unit of area, and can be used to measure area. b. A plane figure which can be covered without gaps or overlaps by n unit squares is said to have an area of n square units.

3. 3.M.MD.C.06: The Highly Proficient student can measure areas by counting unit squares (square cm, square m, square in, square ft, and improvised units).

4. 3.M.MD.C.07: The Highly Proficient student can find the area of 2 plane figures by counting the square units or multiplying their side lengths and compares their sizes. The Highly Proficient student can create a word problem using the distributive property to find the area of rectangles.

5. 3.M.MD.D.08: The Highly Proficient student can construct rectangles that have the same perimeter but different areas.

##### Quarter 1 Standards:
1. 3.R.RF.03ab: The Highly Proficient student can break down words and understand their meaning by using prefixes and suffixes.

2. 3.R.RF.03c: The Highly Proficient student can know and apply grade- level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words (decode multi-syllable words).

3. 3.R.RI.04: The Highly Proficient student can use context clues to determine the meanings of advanced words or phrases in different informational texts.

4. 3.R.RI.05: The Highly Proficient student can apply concepts of organizational features to find information in expository text and electronic search tools.

5. 3.R.RI.07: The Highly Proficient student can 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).

6. 3.R.RL.04: The Highly Proficient student can use context clues to determine the meanings of unfamiliar words in literal and nonliteral phrases in different literary texts.

##### Quarter 2 Standards:
1. 3.R.RI.02: The Highly Proficient student can determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.

2. 3.R.RI.09: The Highly Proficient student can use evidence from the text to compare and contrast the most important points and key details in two texts on the same topic.

3. 3.R.RL.03: The Highly Proficient student can analyze characters in a story and prove why their actions, motivations, or feelings affect the sequence of events.

4. 3.R.RL.05: The Highly Proficient students can use specific vocabulary when identifying the parts of stories, dramas and poems when writing or speaking about a text.

5. 3.R.RL.07: The Highly Proficient students can draw conclusions about the text based on the illustrations in a story.

##### Quarter 3 Standards:
1. 3.R.RI.03: The Highly Proficient student can describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.

2. 3.R.RI.06: The Highly Proficient student can differentiate their point of view from an implicitly stated point of view of the author of a text.

3. 3.R.RI.08: The Highly Proficient student can describe complex connections within text, such as cause and effect, comparison, and sequence to help them understand expository texts.

4. 3.R.RL.02: The Highly Proficient student can summarize the message of fables, folktales, and myths, and prove their thinking using key details from the text.

5. 3.R.RL.06: The Highly Proficient student can differentiate their point of view from the narrator or character. They can determine the author’s purpose for writing the story.

6. 3.R.RL.09: The Highly Proficient student can use textual evidence to compare and contrast the story elements of multiple books in a series.

##### Quarter 4 Standards:
1. 3.R.RF.03d: The Highly Proficient student can read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words.

2. 3.R.RF.04abc: The Highly Proficient student can read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

• a. Read on-level text with purpose and understanding.

• b. Read on-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.

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

1. 3.R.RL.05: The Highly Proficient student can refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.

##### Reading Yearly Standards (taught throughout the school year):
1. 3.R.RI.01: Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers. (Informational)

2. 3.R.RI.10: By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 2–3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

3. 3.R.RL.01: Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers. (Literature)

4. 3.R.RL.10: By the end of the year, the Highly Proficient student can read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 2-3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

##### Quarter 1 Standards:
1. G3.1S.C1.PO2: I can make a prediction about an investigation.

2. G3.1S.C2.PO1: I can demonstrate safe behavior and appropriate procedures (e.g., use of instruments, materials, organisms) in all science inquiry.

3. G3.1S.C2.PO2: I can create a question, and plan an investigation around it.

4. G3.1S.C2.PO3: I can conduct simple investigations (e.g., related to plant lifecycles, changing the pitch of a sound, properties of rocks) in life, physical, and earth and space sciences.

5. G3.1S.C2.PO5: I can record data in an organized and appropriate format (e.g., t-chart, table, list, written log).

6. G3.1S.C3.PO1: I can make a bar graph, pictograph, and tally chart with organized data.

7. G3.1S.C3.PO3: I can check my prediction after an investigation.

8. G3.1S.C3.PO4: I can generate questions for possible future investigations based on the conclusions of the investigation.

9. G3.1S.C3.PO5: I can record questions for further inquiry based on the conclusions of the investigation.

10. G3.1S.C4.PO2: I can describe an investigation in ways that enable others to repeat it.

11. G3.1S.C4.PO3: I can communicate with other groups to describe the results of an investigation.

12. G3.2S.C1.PO1: I can identify how diverse people and/or cultures, past and present, have made important contributions to scientific innovations (e.g., John Muir [naturalist], Thomas Edison [inventor], Mae Jemison [engineer, physician, astronaut], Edmun Halley [scientist].

13. G3.2S.C1.PO2: I can describe science-related career opportunities.

14. G3.2S.C2.PO1: I can tell how a system works (how components influence one another).

15. G3.2S.C2.PO2: I can explain why a system will not work if something is missing or defective.

16. G3.4S.C1.PO1: I can describe the function of the following plant structures: roots - absorb nutrients, stems - provide support, leaves - synthesize food, flowers - attract pollinators and produce seeds for reproduction.

17. G3.4S.C3.PO1: I can identify living and nonliving things in an ecosystems.

##### Quarter 2 Standards:
1. G3.4S.C2.PO1: I can compare life cycles of various plants (e.g., conifers, flowering plants, ferns).

2. G3.4S.C2.PO2: I can explain how growth, death, and decay are part of the plant life cycle.

3. G3.4S.C3.PO2: I can examine an ecosystem to identify microscopic and macroscopic organisms.

4. G3.4S.C3.PO3: I can explain how plants and animals relate in different environments.  Producers-plants, Consumers-animals, Decomposers-fungi, insects, bacteria

5. G3.4S.C3.PO4: I can describe how plants and animals cause change in their environment.

6. G3.4S.C3.PO5: I can describe how environmental factors (e.g., soil composition, range of temperature, quantity and quality of light or water) in the ecosystem may affect a member organism's ability to grow, reproduce, and thrive.

7. G3.4S.C4.PO1: I can identify how plants and animals adapt to their environment.

8. G3.4S.C4.PO2: I can describe ways that species adapt when introduced into new environments.

9. G3.4S.C4.PO3: I can cite examples of how a species' inability to adapt to changing conditions in the ecosystem led to the extinction of that species.

##### Quarter 3 Standards:
1. G3.1S.C1.PO1: I can make questions about the properties of objects, organisms, and events in the environment.

2. G3.1S.C2.PO4: I can measure data.

3. G3.1S.C3.PO2: I can understand collected data.

4. G3.1S.C4.PO1: I can explain an investigation using science vocabulary.

5. G3.6S.C1.PO1: I can identify the layers of the Earth: crust, mantle, core (inner and outer).

6. G3.6S.C1.PO2: I can describe the different types of rocks and how they are formed: metamorphic, igneous, sedimentary.

7. G3.6S.C1.PO3: I can classify rocks based on the following physical properties: color, texture.

8. G3.6S.C1.PO4: I can describe how fossils are records of past life forms.

9. G3.6S.C1.PO5: I can describe how fossils are formed.

##### Quarter 4 Standards:
1. G3.3S.C1.PO1: I can describe the major factors that could impact a human population (e.g., famine, drought, disease, improved transportation, medical breakthroughs).

2. G3.3S.C1.PO2: I can describe the beneficial and harmful impacts of natural events and human activities on the environment (e.g., forest fires, flooding, pesticides).

3. G3.3S.C2.PO1: I can identify the different tools and techniques that people use to solve problems

4. G3.3S.C2.PO2: I can describe the development of different technologies (e.g., communication, entertainment, transportation, medicine) in response to resources, needs, and values.

5. G3.3S.C2.PO3: I can design and construct a technological solution to a common problem or need using common materials.

6. G3.5S.C3.PO1: I can demonstrate that light can be: reflected (with mirrors), refracted (with prisms), absorbed (by dark surfaces).

7. G3.5S.C3.PO2: I can describe how light behaves on striking objects that are: transparent (clear plastic), translucent (waxed paper), opaque (cardboard).

8. G3.5S.C3.PO3: I can show how objects vibrate to make sound.

9. G3.5S.C3.PO4: I can demonstrate that the pitch of a sound depends on the rate of the vibration (e.g., a long rubber band has a lower pitch than a short rubber band).

10. G3.6S.C1.PO6: I can describe ways humans use earth materials. (Example: Fuel, building, materials, growing food,. . .)

## Third Grade Social Studies Standards

##### Quarter 1 Standards:
1. G3.1SS.C1.PO1: I can put historical events in order on a timeline.

2. G3.1SS.C1.PO2: I can recognize how archeological research adds to our understanding of the past.

3. G3.1SS.C1.PO3: I can use primary source materials (e.g., photos, artifacts, interviews, documents, maps) and secondary source materials (e.g., encyclopedias, biographies) to study people and events from the past.

4. G3.1SS.C1.PO4: I can retell stories to describe past events, people and places.

5. G3.1SS.C3.PO1: I can discuss technological advances (e.g., compass, astrolabe, printing press) that facilitated exploration of the New World.

6. G3.1SS.C3.PO2: I can describe how European countries explored the New World to make money and gain power.

7. G3.1SS.C3.PO3: I can explain European explorers and their discoveries in the New World.

8. G3.1SS.C3.PO4: I can recognize how European exploration affected Native Americans in the Eastern regions (e.g., way of life, loss of land).

9. G3.2SS.C1.PO1: I can use timelines to identify the time sequence of historical data.

10. G3.2SS.C1.PO2: I can recognize how archeological research adds to our understanding of the past.

11. G3.2SS.C1.PO3: I can use primary source materials (e.g., photos, artifacts, interviews, documents, maps) and secondary source materials (e.g., encyclopedias, biographies) to study people and events from the past.

12. G3.2SS.C1.PO4: I can retell stories to describe past events, people and places.

13. G3.2SS.C5.PO1: I can describe how the search for a Northwest Passage to Asia led to the exploration and settlement of Canada.

14. G3.2SS.C5.PO2: I can explain how Europeans explored the world.

15. G3.4SS.C1.PO1: I can describe different maps and their uses.

16. G3.4SS.C1.PO2: I can explain the features of a political and physical maps.

17. G3.4SS.C1.PO4: I can construct maps using symbols to represent human and physical features.

18. G3.4SS.C1.PO5: I can construct charts, and graphs to display geographic information.

19. G3.4SS.C1.PO6: I can recognize characteristics of human and physical features: a) physical (i.e., ocean, continent , river, lake, mountain range, coast, sea, desert, gulf, bay, strait, peninsula) b) human (i.e., equator, Northern and Southern Hemispheres, North and South Poles, city).

20. G3.4SS.C1.PO7: I can locate natural and man-made features using maps, illustrations, images or globes.

21. G3.4SS.C2.PO1: I can locate major physical and human features (e.g., Greece, Canada, Spain, United States) on maps and globes.

22. G3.4SS.C2.PO2: I can explain how natural and man-made places have changed over time.

23. G3.4SS.C4.PO1: I can describe changes over time in transportation (e.g., animals, boat, train, motorized vehicle and aircraft).

24. G3.4SS.C4.PO2: I can describe changes over time in communication networks (e.g., telegraph, telephone postal, Internet).

25. G3.4SS.C4.PO3: I can recognize the political differences in a community, city, county, state, country and continent. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

##### Quarter 2 Standards:
1. G3.2SS.C2.PO1: I can explain how the government and culture of today began in Ancient Greece.

2. G3.2SS.C2.PO2: I can discuss the contributions of teacher/philosophers (e.g., Socrates, Plato, Aristotle) whose thinking contributed to the development of their own and later civilizations.

3. G3.2SS.C2.PO3: I can recognize how representative government, mythology, architecture (e.g., aqueducts), and language (e.g., Latin) in Ancient Rome contributed to the development of their own and later civilizations.

4. G3.2SS.C2.PO4: I can discuss the contributions of political and military leaders of Ancient Rome (e.g., Julius Caesar, Augustus, Constantine) whose actions influenced their own and later civilizations.

5. G3.3SS.C1.PO1: I can explain how our national symbols and monuments show American democracy and value.

6. G3.3SS.C1.PO2: I can recognize that people in the United States have varied backgrounds but may share principles, goals, customs and traditions.

7. G3.3SS.C1.PO3: I can describe how people in the community and state work together to achieve common goals.

8. G3.3SS.C1.PO4: I can describe the significance of national holidays: a) Presidents Day b) Martin Luther King Jr. Day c) Veterans Day d) Memorial Day e) Constitution Day f) Labor Day.

9. G3.3SS.C2.PO1: I can explain the three branches of the American Government.

10. G3.3SS.C2.PO2: I can recognize that there are different levels of government (e.g., local, tribal, county, state, and national).

11. G3.3SS.C3.PO1: I can identify the basic concept of how laws are made (law proposed, discussed, amended and voted on).

12. G3.3SS.C4.PO1: I can explain the rights and responsibilities of living in America.

13. G3.3SS.C4.PO2: I can describe the importance of students contributing to the community (e.g., service projects, cooperating, volunteering).

14. G3.3SS.C4.PO3: I can identify traits of character (e.g., honesty, courage, cooperation, respect, trustworthiness, responsibility, citizenship) that are important to the preservation and improvement of democracy.

15. G3.4SS.C4.PO4: I can describe elements of culture of a community or nation (e.g., food, clothing, housing, sports, customs, beliefs) in areas studied.

16. G3.4SS.C4.PO5: I can describe Ancient Civilizations and explain how they have changed over time.

17. G3.5SS.C1.PO3: I can identify the goods and services the local government provides. ​​​​​​​

18. G3.5SS.C1.PO4: I can give examples of trade in the local, community (e.g., farmers supply the grocery).​​​​​​​

##### Quarter 3 Standards:
1. G3.1SS.C6.PO1: I can recognize that there were issues (e.g., slavery, states’ rights, South seceded from the Union) associated with Civil War.

2. G3.1SS.C6.PO2: I can discuss contribution of people (e.g., Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass) during the Civil War era.

3. G3.1SS.C7.PO1: I can explain why people left their home countries to start a better life in the United States.

4. G3.1SS.C7.PO2: I can describe the experience (e.g., new language, customs, opportunities, hardships) in immigrants’ lives after settling in the United States during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

5. G3.1SS.C9.PO1: I can identify the people who worked for freedoms and rights of others.

6. G3.1SS.C10.PO1: I can describe current events using information from class discussions and various resources (e.g., newspapers, magazines, television, Internet, books, maps).

7. G3.1SS.C10.PO2: I can compare and contrast current events with historical events.

8. G3.2SS.C9.PO1: I can describe current events using information from class discussions and various resources (e.g., newspapers, magazines, television, Internet, books, maps).

9. G3.4SS.C4.PO6: I can discuss the major economic activities and land use patterns (e.g., harvesting natural resources, agricultural, industrial, residential, commercial, recreational) of areas studied.

10. G3.5SS.C1.PO1: I can explain how people make choices when resources are limited.

11. G3.5SS.C1.PO2: I can identify opportunity costs in personal decision-making situations.

##### Quarter 4 Standards:
1. G3.4SS.C5.PO1: I can identify ways (e.g., farming, building structures and dams, creating transportation routes, overgrazing, mining, logging) in which humans depend upon, adapt to, and impact the earth.

2. G3.4SS.C5.PO2: I can describe ways of protecting natural resources.

3. G3.4SS.C5.PO3: I can identify resources that are renewable, recyclable and non-renewable.

4. G3.4SS.C6.PO1: I can discuss geographic concepts related to current events.

5. G3.4SS.C6.PO2: I can use geography concepts and skills (e.g., recognizing patterns, mapping, graphing) to find solutions for local, state or national problems (e.g., shortage or abundance of natural resources).

6. G3.5SS.C1.PO5: I can discuss reasons (e.g., labor, raw materials, energy resources) why some goods are made locally and some are made in  other parts of the United States and world Connect with: Strand 1 Concept 6; Strand 4 Concept.

7. G3.5SS.C1.PO6: I can discuss how produces use natural, human, and capital resources to create goods and services.

8. G3.5SS.C2.PO1: I can discuss different ways individuals can earn money.

9. G3.5SS.C5.PO1: I can discuss costs and benefits of personal spending and saving choices.

##### Quarter 1 Standards:
1. 3.L.01abc: The Highly Proficient student can apply concepts of conventions when writing and speaking.

2. 3.L.02ae: The Highly Proficient student can prove proficient knowledge of conventions including capitalization, punctuation, and spelling.

3. 3.L.03: The Highly Proficient student can apply concepts of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, or listening.

4. 3.W.02: The Highly Proficient student can write a multi paragraph informative/explanatory text with a topic, supporting details, transition words and a conclusion.

##### Quarter 2 Standards:
1. 3.L.01def: The Highly Proficient student can apply concepts of conventions when writing and speaking.

2. 3.L.02bcd: The Highly Proficient student can prove proficient knowledge of conventions including capitalization, punctuation, and spelling.

3. 3.L.04: The Highly Proficient student can clarify the meaning of a word, phrase, or paragraph using a variety of strategies

4. 3.L.05: The Highly Proficient student can differentiate between figurative and literal language by identifying complex or subtle connections between words and phrases in real life situations.

5. 3.L.06: The Highly Proficient student can apply concepts of third grade language when they speak.

6. 3.W.02: The Highly Proficient student can write a multi paragraph informative/explanatory text with a topic, supporting details, transition words and a conclusion.

##### Quarter 3 Standards:
1. 3.L.01ghij: The Highly Proficient student can apply concepts of conventions when writing and speaking.

2. 3.L.02fg: The Highly Proficient student can prove proficient knowledge of conventions including capitalization, punctuation, and spelling.

3. 3.W.01: The Highly Proficient student can formulate an opinion and support it with details.

##### Quarter 4 Standards:
1. 3.W.03: The Highly Proficient student can develop a narrative story that includes: characters, setting, plot, sensory details, dialogue, and a logical sequence of events.

2. 3.W.07/8: The Highly Proficient student can create a research paper using multiple sources to cite evidence.

##### Writing Yearly Standards (taught throughout the school year):
1. 3.W.04: With guidance and support from adults, the Highly Proficient student can produce writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task and purpose.

2. 3.W.05: With guidance and support from peers and adults, the Highly Proficient student can develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing.

3. 3.W.06: With guidance and support from adults, the Highly Proficient student can use technology to produce and publish writing (using keyboarding skills) as well as to interact and collaborate with others.

4. 3.W.08: The Highly Proficient student can recall information from experiences or gather information from print and digital sources; take brief notes on sources and sort evidence into provided categories.

5. 3.W.10: The Highly Proficient student can create and revise an appropriate piece of writing, given a specific audience, purpose, and task.

Parents, these sites are free to use, or have at least some free options. Some may require creating a free account. Once you know the name of the standard your child is working on, try searching within the site for that standard.

 ReadWorks - thousands of free reading passages. You can sort by grade, topic, difficulty and more. Create a free account in the upper right corner. Khan Academy - instructional videos on many standards. Search by subject and standard. LearnZillion - many resources for students and parents in grades 3-9, ELA and Math. Purple Math - informative explanations of many math topics. Searchable by content and standard. YouTube - try searching for a specific topic, such as "how to add fractions". Teachers Pay Teachers - many of these resources require purchase, but some are free to view. History.com - a great source for Social Studies resources, documents, and video clips. Text structures: types, outlines, and examples - very useful guidelines on writing and types of writing. Mood and Tone: a list of words to use when describing mood and tone - descriptive words to pump up the quality of writing. Parts of Speech - a good ELA resource based on parts of speech. The Science Spot - many resources based on science. Searchable by topic and subject. NewsELA - student-friendly articles based on news and current events. Biology Corner - a very detailed source for Biology resources. Mostly high school level, but useful in middle school as well. Common Lit - many resources based on science. Searchable by topic and subject.