Third Grade Report Card Content Areas



Reads Grade Level Text

  • Reads and comprehends text accurately


Key Ideas and Details

  • Refers explicitly to the text when asking and answering questions
  • Determines main idea(s)
  • Describes causes and effects between characters and events

Craft and Structure

  • Determines the meaning of words and phrases, including content-related words
  • Uses text structure and text features
    • Beginning/middle/end
    • Main idea/details
    • Chapters, key words, hyperlinks, etc.
  • Distinguishes different points of view


  • Uses information from illustrations, print, and digital texts
  • Compares and contrasts different versions of text





    • Writes narratives using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequence
    • Writes informative texts to examine a topic and clearly convey information
    • Writes opinion pieces supporting point of view with reasons
    • Uses leads, transitions, and organization


    • Elaborates on ideas
    • Uses words that help to bring the story to life
    • Uses words and sentences to convince audience
    • Uses words and sentences to teach information in interesting ways

    Language Conventions

    • Uses grade appropriate grammar and conventions in writing
    • Reflects on writing and sets goals




    • Operations and Algebraic Thinking
      • Represents and solves problems involving multiplication and division
      • Understands properties of multiplication and the relationship between multiplication and division
      • Multiplies and divides within 100
      • Solves problems involving the four operations, and identifies and explains patterns in arithmetic
    • Number and Operations in Base Ten
      • Uses place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic
    • Fractions
      • Develops understanding of fractions as numbers
    • Measurement and Data
      • Solves problems involving measurement and estimation of intervals of time, liquid volumes, and masses of objects
      • Represents and interprets data
      • Geometric measurement: understands concepts of area and relates area to multiplication and to addition
      • Geometric measurement: recognizes perimeter as an attribute of plane figures and distinguishes between linear and area measures
    • Geometry
      • Reasons with shapes and their attributes


    • Makes sense of problems and perseveres in solving them
    • Reasons abstractly and quantitatively
    • Constructs viable arguments and critiques the reasoning of others
    • Models with mathematics
    • Uses appropriate tools strategically
    • Attends to precision
    • Looks for and makes use of structure
    • Looks for and expresses regularity in repeated reasoning



    Understands skills and concepts related to scientific principles from science units on Balancing Forces; Inheritance and Traits; Environments and Survival; Weather and Climate.


    Social Studies

    Understands skills and concepts related to social studies lessons on Geography of North America, Cultures of North America, Cultures in Our Community: Notable Americans.



    Demonstrates behaviors that promote learning

    • Stays on task
    • Follows directions
    • Contributes positively

    Demonstrates skills and concepts

    • Sings
    • Performs with instruments
    • Reads and notates music
    • Composes and improvises
    • Listens, analyzes, and describes music


    Health and Fitness

    Demonstrates behaviors that promote learning related to health and fitness from among the following content areas:

    • Respects the rights and feelings of others
    • Actively listens and follows directions
    • Stays on task
    • Contributes positively

    Demonstrates skills and concepts related to health and fitness from among the following content areas:

    • Demonstrates locomotor, non-locomotor, manipulatives, balance, and rhythm skills
      • Linking one skill to another with smooth transitions
      • Manipulative skills (throwing while moving at a stationary target)
    • Applies movement concepts:
      • In cooperative situations
      • Uses offence and defense strategies
    • Recognizes the health and skill related components of fitness
      • Cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and body composition
      • Power, agility, balance, speed, coordination, reaction time
    • Understands skills and concepts related to health
      • Nutrition and the body