Manchester Public Schools
Office of Equity and Partnerships
Grade 3
Reading
Writing
Math
During the school year, your child will be expected to...
Fall

​Reading
  • Be a part of a community of readers (how to work together to become better readers).

  • Set  and reach reading stamina goals (20-30 minutes of independent reading per day).

  • Develop fluency (fast and accurate word recognition), comprehension, word solving (strategies to read single words), reading like a writer & making reading-writing connections.
  
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​Writing
  • Be a part of a community of writers (how to work together to become better writers).

  • Write stories taken from a small moment in students' lives.
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  • Use writing checklist to assess their writing and set goals for themselves.
      
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​Math
  • Solve word problems using addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division

  • Know that rounding involves understanding place value. Round numbers to the nearest 10 or 100, in order to estimate solving addition and subtraction problems

  • Easily and accurately add and subtract up to 1,000 (3 digit numbers)
  
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Winter

​Reading
  • Read many books on a variety of topics.

  • Monitor reading to correct errors that affect understanding.  

  • Begin reading informational books and text to learn how writers communicate facts and ideas effectively.

  • Learn that books teach us how ideas are organized in print.
      

      
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​Writing
  • Write about a topic they know well to inform readers. 

  • Write an information book that teaches readers about a topic that they know very well
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  • Use the Information Writing Checklist to check their own work.
      
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Math
  • Find areas of shapes, and understand connection to multiplication

  • Easily and accurately multiply and divide up to 10 × 10 

  • Begin to multiply numbers with more than one digit

  • Understand fractions as numbers;
    • as a number on a number line;
    • comparing the size of two fractions;
    • expressing whole numbers as fractions
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Spring

​Reading
  • Read about the history of Manchester, the "Silk City".  

  • Read stories, biographies, and local history text to gain understanding of  our community's history across genres.
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  • Form research clubs.  Read mulitple texts to answer questions and deepen understanding from mulitple sources. 
      
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Writing 
  • Write letters, speeches, petitions and editorials to persuade. 

  • Write to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Manchester's history. 
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  • Adapt a popular fairy tale to practice writing like professional authors. 
      
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​Math
  • Identify fractions that are equal

  • Measure and estimate weights and liquid volumes, and solve word problems involving these quantities

  • Reason about shapes (e.g., all squares are rectangles but not all rectangles are squares)
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