Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Third Grade Success

Third Grade Success

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Strand - Reading Standards: Informational Text, Grade 3

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RI.3.1: Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.

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A Problem and a Solution 62
Native Americans 130
Colonial Communities 132
Community Helpers 133
Learning About the World 137
An Important Declaration 141
The Constitution 142
The Flag of America 143
The Pledge 144
State Symbols 145
The Three Branches 146
Important Americans 147
The State of Things 150
Understanding Mass and Matter 151
Speed and Motion 153
The Forces of Push and Pull 154
Gravity: The Ultimate Force 155
All About Environment 156
Food Chains 158
The Amazing Water Cycle 159
Life Changes 160
Phases and Changes 161
Our Solar System 162
The Inner and Outer Planets 163
All in the Procedure 164
Reading the Charts 165
Using Numbers in Science 166
The Candle Experiment 167
Understanding Morals and Themes 183

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RI.3.3: 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.

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Pioneers 131
Reading a Pie Graph 140
An Important Declaration 141
The Constitution 142
The Three Branches 146
Major Holidays 148
Energy 149
The Forces of Push and Pull 154
Gravity: The Ultimate Force 155
The Amazing Water Cycle 159
All in the Procedure 164
Reading the Charts 165
Using Numbers in Science 166
The Candle Experiment 167
Paragraph Writing 177

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RI.3.2: Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.

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An Important Declaration 141
The Constitution 142

Craft and Structure

ELA.RI.3.4: Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.

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Categories of Literature 70
All in the View 71
Native Americans 130
Pioneers 131
Colonial Communities 132
Community Helpers 133
Learning About the World 137
Directions on a Map 138
Reading a Pie Graph 140
An Important Declaration 141
The Constitution 142
The Pledge 144
The Three Branches 146
Major Holidays 148
Energy 149
The State of Things 150
Understanding Mass and Matter 151
Defining the Words 152
Speed and Motion 153
The Forces of Push and Pull 154
Gravity: The Ultimate Force 155
All About Environment 156
Different Places 157
Food Chains 158
The Amazing Water Cycle 159
Life Changes 160
Phases and Changes 161
The Inner and Outer Planets 163
All in the Procedure 164
Reading the Charts 165
Using Numbers in Science 166
The Candle Experiment 167
Understanding Genre 180

Craft and Structure

ELA.RI.3.5: Use text features and search tools (e.g., key words, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently.

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Knowing the Parts 72
Using a Glossary 73
State Symbols 145
Major Holidays 148

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.RI.3.7: Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur).

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Why Write It? 61
When and Where 64
Native Americans 130
Pioneers 131
Colonial Communities 132
Community Helpers 133
Community Buildings 134
Know Your World 135
Reading a Graph 136
Learning About the World 137
Directions on a Map 138
Understanding a Map Key 139
Reading a Pie Graph 140
An Important Declaration 141
The Constitution 142
The Flag of America 143
The Pledge 144
State Symbols 145
The Three Branches 146
Important Americans 147
Major Holidays 148
Energy 149
The State of Things 150
Understanding Mass and Matter 151
Defining the Words 152
The Forces of Push and Pull 154
Gravity: The Ultimate Force 155
Different Places 157
Food Chains 158
The Amazing Water Cycle 159
Life Changes 160
Phases and Changes 161
The Inner and Outer Planets 163
Reading the Charts 165
The Candle Experiment 167

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.RI.3.8: Describe the logical connection between particular sentences and paragraphs in a text(e.g., comparison, cause/effect, first/second/third in a sequence).

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First This, Then That 63
Pioneers 131
The Three Branches 146
Phases and Changes 161
All in the Procedure 164
Reading the Charts 165

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.RI.3.9: Compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic.

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Native Americans 130

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

ELA.RI.3.10: 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.

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Native Americans 130
Colonial Communities 132
An Important Declaration 141
The Constitution 142
The Flag of America 143
The Pledge 144
State Symbols 145
The Three Branches 146
Important Americans 147
Major Holidays 148
Energy 149
The State of Things 150
Understanding Mass and Matter 151
The Forces of Push and Pull 154
Gravity: The Ultimate Force 155
All About Environment 156
Food Chains 158
The Amazing Water Cycle 159
Life Changes 160
Phases and Changes 161
Our Solar System 162
All in the Procedure 164
Reading the Charts 165
Using Numbers in Science 166
The Candle Experiment 167
Paragraph Writing 177

Strand - Language Standards, Grade 3

Conventions of Standard English

ELA.L.3.2: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

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A is for Ant 8
B is for Bee 9
C is for Cake 10
D is for Dog 11
E is for Egg 12
F is for Fairy 13
G is for Goat 14
H is for Home 15
I is for Igloo 16
J is for Jam 17
K is for Key 18
L is for Lion 19
M is for Mice 20
N is for Nut 21
O is for Ocean 22
P is for Party 23
Q is for Quilt 24
R is for Rake 25
S is for Snow 26
T is for Tiger 27
U is for Unit 28
V is for Violin 29
W is for Whale 30
X is for X-ray 31
Y is for Yellow 32
Z is for Zipper 33
Numbers 34
Putting It All Together 35
Watch Those Double Negatives 45
The Book of Words 47
Putting It All Together 48
It’s Proper to Capitalize 49
Capital Quotes 50
End It 51
How Does It End? 52
This, This, and This 53
Commas in Dates and Addresses 54
Exact Words 55
Someone’s Speaking 56
Time and Colons 57
Being Friendly 58
Same Sound, Different Spelling 60
Knowing the Parts 72
Using a Glossary 73
Quotation Marks with Titles 179

Conventions of Standard English

ELA.L.3.1: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

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What’s Common and Proper? 36
More Than One? 37
Simple Subjects Are Very Simple 38
Simple Predicates Can be Simple 39
Past, Present, and Future 40
Verbs and More Verbs 41
Describing Words 42
All Adverbs 43
Words that Connect 44
Putting It All Together 48
Pronouns and Antecedents 178

Knowledge of Language

ELA.L.3.3: Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.

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Why Write It? 61
Say It in a Few Words 74
Recognizing Stereotypes 182

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

ELA.L.3.5: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships and nuances in word meanings.

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Describing Words 42
Watch Those Double Negatives 45
Recognizing Prefixes and Suffixes 46
Alike and Different 59
Same Sound, Different Spelling 60
A Big, Fun Word 67
Fun with the Same Sound 68
Show What You Know 69
Idioms 181

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

ELA.L.3.6: Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate conversational, general academic, and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal spatial and temporal relationships (e.g., After dinner that night we went looking for them).

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Watch Those Double Negatives 45

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

ELA.L.3.4: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning word and phrases based on grade 3 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.

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Watch Those Double Negatives 45
Recognizing Prefixes and Suffixes 46
The Book of Words 47
Alike and Different 59
Same Sound, Different Spelling 60
Knowing the Parts 72
Using a Glossary 73
Recognizing Stereotypes 182

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Domain - Operations and Algebraic Thinking, Grade 3

Represent and solve problems involving multiplication and division.

Math.3.OA.A.1: Interpret products of whole numbers, e.g., interpret 5 × 7 as the total number of objects in 5 groups of 7 objects each. For example, describe a context in which a total number of objects can be expressed as 5 × 7.

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Multiplication and Addition Have Much in Common 96
Fly High! Let's Multiply! 97
Multiply Some More 98
Multiplying Dots Is Not Hard! 99
Making Connections 100
Mixed Practice 106

Represent and solve problems involving multiplication and division.

Math.3.OA.A.2: Interpret whole-number quotients of whole numbers, e.g., interpret 56 ÷ 8 as the number of objects in each share when 56 objects are partitioned equally into 8 shares, or as a number of shares when 56 objects are partitioned into equal shares of 8 objects each. For example, describe a context in which a number of  shares or a number of groups can be expressed as 56 ÷ 8.

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Practice Division 101
The Purr-fect Answer 102
Divide and Conquer 105
Mixed Practice 106
Division 184
Finding the Mean or Average 189

Represent and solve problems involving multiplication and division.

Math.3.OA.A.3: Use multiplication and division within 100 to solve word problems in situations involving equal groups, arrays, and measurement quantities, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.

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Divide and Conquer 105

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

Math.3.OA.B.6: Understand division as an unknown-factor problem. For example, find 32 ÷ 8 by finding the number that makes 32 when multiplied by 8.

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Making Connections 100
Practice Division 101
The Purr-fect Answer 102
Divide and Conquer 105
Mixed Practice 106

Multiply and divide within 100.

Math.3.OA.C.7: Fluently multiply and divide within 100, using strategies such as the relationship between multiplication and division (e.g., knowing that 8 × 5 = 40, one knows 40 ÷ 5 = 8) or properties of operations. By the end of Grade 3, know from memory all products of two one-digit numbers.

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Multiplication and Addition Have Much in Common 96
Fly High! Let's Multiply! 97
Multiply Some More 98
Multiplying Dots Is Not Hard! 99
Making Connections 100
Practice Division 101
The Purr-fect Answer 102
Divide and Conquer 105
Mixed Practice 106

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

Math.3.OA.D.8: Solve two-step word problems using the four operations. Represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity. Assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding.(This standard is limited to problems posed with whole numbers and having whole-number answers; students should know how to perform operations in the conventional order when there are no parentheses to specify a particular order).

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Read It and Write 83
Word Problems Rock! 84
Animal Subtraction 94
Divide and Conquer 105

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

Math.3.OA.D.9: Identify arithmetic patterns (including patterns in the addition table or multiplication table), and explain them using properties of operations. For example, observe that 4 times a number is always even, and explain why 4 times a number can be decomposed into two equal addends.

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Multiplication and Addition Have Much in Common 96

Domain - Number and Operations in Base Ten, Grade 3

Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic.4

Math.3.NBT.A.2: Fluently add and subtract within 1000 using strategies and algorithms based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction.

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The Key to Addition 76
Reverse Addition 77
The Heart of Addition 78
"Tri" This 79
Expert at Addition 80
The Decimal Place 81
Decimal Magic 82
Read It and Write 83
Word Problems Rock! 84
Simply Picture This 85
Subtracting Double Digits 86
Race into Action with Double-Digit Subtraction 87
Regroup When You Subtract 88
Three Times the Fun 89
Triple-Decker Subtraction 90
Hop Into Some Subtraction Review 91
Decimals: One Simple Rule 92
Subtraction with Decimals 93
Animal Subtraction 94
All Mixed Up 95
Multiplication and Addition Have Much in Common 96
Subtracting Money 190

Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic.4

Math.3.NBT.A.3: Multiply one-digit whole numbers by multiples of 10 in the range 10–90 (e.g., 9 × 80, 5 × 60) using strategies based on place value and properties of operations.

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Multiplication and Addition Have Much in Common 96
Fly High! Let's Multiply! 97
Multiplying Dots Is Not Hard! 99
Making Connections 100
Mixed Practice 106

Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic.4

Math.3.NBT.A.1: Use place value understanding to round whole numbers to the nearest 10 or 100.

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Up or Down 113
Rounding Rocks! 114
Rounding Numbers 115

Domain - Number and Operations-Fractions, Grade 3

Develop understanding of fractions as numbers.

Math.3.NF.A.3: Explain equivalence of fractions in special cases, and compare fractions by reasoning about their size.

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Not the Whole Thing 107
Adding Fractions 110
Subtracting with Fractions 111
Fractions: Adding and Subtracting 112

Develop understanding of fractions as numbers.

Math.3.NF.A.1: Understand a fraction 1/b as the quantity formed by 1 part when a whole is partitioned into b equal parts; understand a fraction a/b as the quantity formed by a parts of size 1/b.

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Not the Whole Thing 107
Just a Part 108
Looking at Fractions 109

Domain - Measurement and Data, Grade 3

Solve problems involving measurement and estimation of intervals of time, liquid volumes, and masses of objects.

Math.3.MD.A.2: Measure and estimate liquid volumes and masses of objects using standard units of grams (g), kilograms (kg), and liters (l).(Excludes compound units such as cm3 and finding the geometric volume of a container) Add, subtract, multiply, or divide to solve one-step word problems involving masses or volumes that are given in the same units, e.g., by using drawings (such as a beaker with a measurement scale) to represent the problem.(Excludes multiplicative comparison problems (problems involving notions of "times as much").

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Liquid Measurement 122
Measuring Liquids in Metrics 123
Why Weight? 124

Solve problems involving measurement and estimation of intervals of time, liquid volumes, and masses of objects.

Math.3.MD.A.1: Tell and write time to the nearest minute and measure time intervals in minutes. Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of time intervals in minutes, e.g., by representing the problem on a number line diagram.

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Measuring Time 125
Telling Time 126
Measure by Fives to Tell Time 127

Geometric measurement: understand concepts of area and relate area to multiplication and to addition.

Math.3.MD.C.5: Recognize area as an attribute of plane figures and understand concepts of area measurement.

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It's My Area 119

Geometric measurement: understand concepts of area and relate area to multiplication and to addition.

Math.3.MD.C.7: Relate area to the operations of multiplication and addition.

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It's My Area 119

Geometric measurement: understand concepts of area and relate area to multiplication and to addition.

Math.3.MD.C.6: Measure areas by counting unit squares (square cm, square m, square in, square ft, and improvised units).

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It's My Area 119

Geometric measurement: recognize perimeter as an attribute of plane figures and distinguish between linear and area measures.

Math.3.MD.D.8: Solve real world and mathematical problems involving perimeters of polygons, including finding the perimeter given the side lengths, finding an unknown side length, and exhibiting rectangles with the same perimeter and different areas or with the same area and different perimeters.

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Perimeter? What's That? 118

Domain - Geometry, Grade 3

Reason with shapes and their attributes.

Math.3.G.A.1: Understand that shapes in different categories (e.g., rhombuses, rectangles, and others) may share attributes (e.g., having four sides), and that the shared attributes can define a larger category (e.g., quadrilaterals). Recognize rhombuses, rectangles, and squares as examples of quadrilaterals, and draw examples of quadrilaterals that do not belong to any of these subcategories.

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Basic Shapes 128
Shapes with Shape 129

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