3rd Grade Student-Friendly Standards

Nebraska Third Grade Student-Friendly Standards

Language Arts
We can use what we know about words to read, write, and spell.  
LA 3.1.3a

We can use what we know about sounds and spelling patterns to read, write, and spell.  LA 3.1.3b

We can read smoothly to help us understand what we read.   LA 3.1.4a

We can read words and phrases correctly and smoothly.        LA 3.1.4b

We can use punctuation to help us read so that it sounds like we’re talking.   LA 3.1.4c

We can read aloud and know when to speed up or slow down to help us understand.   LA 3.1.4d

We can learn new vocabulary for different purposes.  LA 3.1.5

We can use what we know about words to determine meaning.  LA 3.1.5a

We can connect new vocabulary to what we already know and then use those words in other situations.   LA 3.1.5b

We can find and use context clues and text features to figure out the meaning of new words.   LA 3.1.5c

We can identify how words are related.   LA 3.1.5d

We can use different resources to find out what words mean.  LA 3.1.5e

We can locate words in reference materials.   LA 3.1.5f

We can tell if the author’s purpose is to persuade, inform, entertain, or explain.  LA 3.1.6a

We can identify the elements of a story.  LA 3.1.6b

We can retell and summarize a story using supporting details.  LA 3.1.6c

We can identify and explain how authors use literary devices.  LA 3.1.6d

We can retell and summarize the main idea and supporting details from informational text.  LA 3.1.6e

We can recognize and use what we know about how informational text is organized to help us understand what we read.   LA 3.1.6f

We can apply what we know about text features to find information and understand what we read.   LA 3.1.6g

We can describe different genres.   LA 3.1.6h

We can use narrative and informational text to understand people and cultures.   LA 3.1.6i

We can ask and answer questions using information in the text, what we know, and what we believe.  LA 3.1.6j

We can explain our purpose for reading.   LA 3.1.6k

We can connect what we know to what we read, to other texts, and to the world.   LA 3.1.6L

We can recognize when we don’t understand what we are reading and can use strategies to clarify, confirm, or correct.  LA 3.1.6m

We can make predictions and confirm or adjust them while we read.   LA 3.1.6n

We can infer using what we know and information from the text to understand what we read.   LA 3.1.6o

We can respond to what we read in different ways.  LA 3.1.6p

We can brainstorm ideas and organize information before we draft.   LA 3.2.1a

We can create a draft of our writing.   LA 3.2.1b

We can revise our writing to improve it.   LA 3.2.1c

We can share ideas to improve our writing.  LA 3.2.1d

We can edit our writing for format and conventions. LA 3.2.1e

We can publish a legible copy of our writing.  LA 3.2.1f

We can write using proper cursive.  LA 3.2.1g

We can write for a variety of purposes and audiences using different genres.  LA 3.2.2

We can write in a selected genre for a specific purpose.      
LA 3.2.2a

We can write for different people to give them the information they need.  LA 3.2.2b

We can write short passages in a specific genre.  LA 3.2.2c

We can organize our writing based on my purpose.  LA 3.2.2d

We can analyze examples of writing and write a similar piece.  LA 3.2.2e

We can communicate with others by listening and speaking.    LA 3.3.1

We can read and write numbers to one hundred thousand. 
MA 3.1.1a

We can count by multiples of 5, 10, and 100.   MA 3.1.1b-d

We can show numbers in many different ways.  MA 3.1.1e

We can show decimal numbers through the tenths place in different ways.  MA 3.1.1f

We can compare and order numbers.  MA 3.1.1g

We can find fractions in a whole or in a set.  MA 3.1.1h

We can round numbers to the nearest tens, hundreds, or thousands place.  MA 3.1.1i

We can show that multiplication is repeated addition. MA 3.1.2a

We can explain how multiplication and division are related.    MA 3.1.2b

We can explain the meaning of factors and the product in a multiplication sentence.  MA 3.1.2c

We can explain the meaning of multiplication by using an array.

MA 3.1.2d

We can multiply numbers 0-10 fluently.  MA 3.1.3a

We can add and subtract with regrouping.  MA 3.1.3b

We can decide upon and use the correct operation when solving a problem.  MA 3.1.3c

We can estimate the answer of a two-digit multiplication problem.  MA 3.1.4a

We can name and describe shapes and 3-D objects.  MA 3.2.1

We can identify distances on a number line.  MA 3.2.2

We can draw lines of symmetry.  MA 3.2.3

We can create shapes and 3-D objects.  MA 3.2.4

We can measure objects using customary and metric units.

MA 3.2.5

We can name and continue a pattern.  MA 3.3.1a

We can show patterns using words, tables, and graphs.       MA 3.3.1b

We can solve one-step equations using addition and subtraction.

MA 3.3.3b

We can explain how we solved a one-step equation involving addition and subtraction.  MA 3.3.3c

We can organize, show, compare, and interpret data. MA 3.4.1

We can find and describe probability.  MA 3.4.3


We can use Scientific Inquiry to:

  -Ask testable questions

  -Plan and conduct investigations

  -Use equipment correctly

  -Make relevant observations and measurements

  -Collect and organize data

  -Develop a reasonable explanation

  -Share information with others

  -Provide feedback to others

SC 5.1.1

We can describe how scientists do their work.  SC 5.1.2

We can describe matter and how it changes.  SC 5.2.1

We can explain how forces cause motion.  SC 5.2.2

We can observe and explain how energy transfers.  SC 5.2.3

We can explain how sound is produced and changed from vibrating objects.  SC 5.2.3a

We can describe how light travels.  SC 5.2.3b,c

We can name ways to make heat.  SC 5.2.3d,e

We can illustrate how electricity flows through a closed circuit.

SC 5.2.3f

We can learn about how living and nonliving things are similar and different.  SC 5.3.1a

We can explain how part of plants and animals help them live.

SC 5.3.1b

We can name the inherited parts of plants and animals.

SC 5.3.2a

We can name and illustrate the life cycle of a living thing.

SC 5.3.2b

We can draw and explain a simple food chain beginning with the sun.  SC 5.3.3a

We can explain the role of producers, consumers, and decomposers in an ecosystem.  SC 5.3.3b

We can name the living and nonliving factors that allow organisms to survive in an ecosystem.  SC 5.3.3c

We can identify how all organisms cause change within an environment.  SC 5.3.3d

We can describe how plants and animals adapt to their environment in order to survive.  SC 5.3.4a

We can describe rocks, minerals, soil, water, and the atmosphere.  SC 5.4.2a

We can describe how weathering, erosion, and deposition build up or break down the Earth’s surface.  SC 5.4.2b

We can explain how Earth’s materials are used.  SC 5.4.2c

We can describe the Sun’s warming effect on the land and water.  SC 5.4.3a

We can observe, measure, and record changes in weather.

SC 5.4.3b

We can explain the difference between weather, climate, and seasons.  SC 5.4.3c

We can describe how slow processes change Earth’s surface.

SC 5.4.4a

Social Studies
We can identify the structure and functions of local government.  
SS 3.1.1.a

We can describe the reasons for laws in our community.       SS 3.1.1b

We can identify and explain the roles of leaders, citizens, and others in local government.  SS 3.1.1c

We can identify what it means to be a good citizen.  SS 3.1.2a

We can explain the meaning of patriotic symbols, songs, celebrations, and holidays.  SS 3.1.2b

We can identify ways we can have an impact in our community.

SS 3.1.2c

We can identify local leaders and how they impact us. SS 3.1.2e

We can name different places buyers and sellers meet.        SS 3.2.1a

We can classify natural, human, and capital resources. SS 3.2.2a

We can discuss why producers work together to make goods and services.  SS 3.2.2b

We can identify examples of trading among settlers in the past.

SS 3.2.3a

We can decide what to buy and what to give up when shopping on a budget.  SS 3.2.6a

We can name what good and services are paid for through local taxes.  SS 3.2.10a

We can name items that could be traded with people everywhere.  SS 3.2.12a

We can give examples of other countries’ currencies. SS 3.2.12b

We can read maps using different elements.  SS 3.3.1a

We can apply map skills.  SS 3.3.1b

We can analyze why things are located in certain places in the community.  SS 3.3.1c

We can locate places on maps and globes.  SS 3.3.1d

We can locate continents, oceans, and hemispheres.  SS 3.3.1e

We can compare and contrast where we live to other places.

SS 3.3.2b

We can explain and give examples of how places change over time.  SS 3.3.2c

We can identify the Earth’s physical processes where we live.

SS 3.3.3a

We can identify and illustrate ecosystems.  SS 3.3.3b

We can compare and contrast different cultures.  SS 3.3.4a

We can explain how the environment affects our activities.

SS 3.3.5a

We can explain how human activities change the Earth.

SS 3.3.5b

We can explain the importance of Earth’s natural resources.

SS 3.3.5c

We can describe how humans develop communities in an area.

SS 3.3.5d

We can name and evaluate how humans adapt to the environment.  SS 3.3.6a

We can explain how geography impacts where we live and build.

SS 3.3.6b

We can identify time in years, decades, and millennia.          SS 3.4.1a,b

We can list and describe community events over time.

SS 3.4.1c

We can describe how communities have changed over time.

SS 3.4.1d

We can describe how things and people have changed over time.

SS 3.4.2a,b

We can describe primary and secondary sources.  SS 3.4.2c

We can describe how historical events impact our lives today.

SS 3.4.4e

We can ask questions about the history of our community.

SS 3.4.5a

We can research our local community using appropriate sources.

SS 3.4.5b,c

We can present historical information about our community.

SS 3.4.5d

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