• Our learning objectives in the first unit for 3rd grade are:

    Writing

    Plan a first draft by selecting a genre appropriate for conveying intended meaning to an audience and generateing ideas through a range of strategies.3.17A

    Develop drafts by categorizing ideas and organizing them into paragraphs. 3.17B

    Revise drafts by categorizing ideas and organzing them into paragraphs. 3.17C

    Edit drafts for grammar, mechanics, and spelling using a teacher developed rubric. 3.17D

    Use complete simple and compound sentences with correct subject-verb agreement. 3.22C

    Students write about their own experiences. 3.19

    Write about important personal experiences. 3.19A

     

    Spelling

    Use knowledge of letter sounds, word parts, word segmentation, and syllabication to spell. 3.24A

    Spell high-frequency words and compound words from a commonly used list. 3.24C

    Spell words with complex consonants (e.g., scr-, -dge, -tch). 3.24B.v

     

    Grammar

    We will learn when to capitalize letters appropriately. (3.23B.i, 3.23B.iii)

    We will also review nouns. (3.22A.ii, 3.23B)

     

    Our learning objectives for the 1st 9 weeks for 4th grade are:

    Writing

    We will write imaginative stories that build the plot to a climax and contain details about the characters and setting. 4.16A

    We will write poems that convey sensory details using the conventions of rhyme, meter, and patterns of verse). 4.16B

    We will write about important personal experiences. 4.17A

    We will plan a first draft by selecting a genre appropriate for conveying intended meaning to an audience and generating ideas through a range of strategies. 4.15A

    We will develop drafts by categorizing ideas and organizing them into paragraphs. 4.15B

    We will revise drafts for coherence, organization, use of simple and compound sentences, and audience. 4.15C

    We will edit drafts for grammar, mechanics, and spelling using a teacher-developed rubric. 4.15D

    We will revise a final draft in response to feedback from peers and teachers and publish written work for a specific audience. 4.15E

    Write legibly by selecting cursive script or manuscript printing as appropriate. 4.21A

     

    Spelling

    We will spell words using plural rules. 4.22A.i

    We will spell words using irregular plurals. 4.22A.ii

    We will spell words using double consonants in middles of words. 4.22A.iii

    We will spell base words with roots and affixes. 4.22B

    We will use spelling patterns and rules, and print and electronic resources to determine and check correct spellings. 4.22D

     

    Grammar

    We will learn when to capitalize letters appropriately. (4.21B.i, 4.21B.ii, 4.21B.iii)

    We will also review nouns. (4.220A.ii)