is a general overview of what the teacher will teach and what the student is
expected to master.
1. The student will use word recognition and vocabulary
(word meaning) skills to communicate.
1a. The student will use word recognition skills for
1) Continue to use knowledge of vowel digraphs, diphthongs,
and r-controlled letter-sound correspondences to decode unknown words.
2) Continue to use common spelling patterns to make new
words (e.g., make, take, lake, cake, etc.).
3) Use inflectional endings (e.g., -s, -es, -ed, or -ing)
to produce and analyze new words.
4) Create and analyze complex compound words (e.g., sky +
scraper = skyscraper).
5) Create and use complex contractions (e.g., will + not =
6) Read 300 to 400 high frequency and/or irregularly
spelled words in connected text. (A third grader should read between 100 and
115 words correctly per minute in connected text by the end of third grade.)
1b. The student will use syllabication types (e.g., open,
closed, r-controlled, vowel team, vowel-consonant + e, consonant + le) to
1c. The student will manipulate and analyze root words and
affixes (e.g., un-, re-, mis-, pre-, dis-, in-, im-, ir-, -s, - es, -ed,- ing, -y, -ly, -er, -est, –ful, -less, -able, -ness,
-ish) to analyze words.
1d. The student will develop and apply knowledge of words
and word meanings to communicate.
1) Generate words into categories.
2) Determine relationships among words organized in
1e. The student will identify and use synonyms, antonyms,
1f. The student will use context to determine the meanings
of unfamiliar or multiple meaning words.
1g. The student will use context to determine the simple
figurative meanings (e.g., simile, metaphor, and personification) of words.
h. The student will use reference materials to determine
the meaning or pronunciation of unknown words (e.g., elementary dictionary,
glossary, thesaurus, electronic dictionary, teacher or peer as a resource).
[Note: These reference materials are not available during the administration
of state tests.]
2. The student will apply strategies and skills to
comprehend, respond to, interpret, or evaluate a variety of texts of
increasing length, difficulty, and complexity.
2a. The student will use text features, parts of a book,
text structures, and genres to analyze text.
1) Text features – titles, headings, captions,
illustrations, graphs, charts, diagrams, etc.
2) Parts of a book – title page, table of contents,
glossary, index, etc.
3) Text structures – sequential order, description, simple
cause and effect, simple procedure, etc.
4) Genres – Fiction, nonfiction, and poetry
2b. The student will analyze texts in order to identify,
understand, infer, or synthesize information.
1) Answer and generate questions about purposes for
2) Answer literal and inferential questions about main
characters, setting, plot, and theme.
3) Answer literal and inferential questions about
characters' actions, motives, traits, and emotions.
4) Identify the stated main idea of a narrative text or the
topic of an informational text.
5) Arrange in sequential order a listing of events found in
narrative and/or informational text.
6) Identify cause and effect as stated in text.
7) Identify simple fact and opinion.
8) Synthesize information stated in the text with prior
knowledge and experience to draw a conclusion.
9) Predict an outcome based on information stated in text
and confirm or revise the prediction based upon subsequent text.
10) Use key words in text to justify prediction(s).
11) Identify important themes from texts and examine from
more than one point of view.
2c. The student will recognize or generate an appropriate
summary or paraphrase of the events or ideas in text, citing text-based
1) Retell a story orally and in writing including
characters, setting, problem, important events, and resolution.
2) Write summaries that contain the main ideas of the
reading selection and the most significant details.
2d. The student will analyze, interpret, compare, or
respond to increasingly complex literary text, literary nonfiction, and
informational text, citing text-based evidence.
1) Interpret text through moving, drawing, speaking,
acting, or singing.
2) Make connections between self and characters, events,
and information in text or among texts.
3) Compose visual images based upon text.
tests will be given at the end of each mastered objective. Tests will count
60%, activities will count 35 %. (Activities cannot be retested.) The Content
by Term test (Common Term Assessment) will be given at the end of the term
and will count for 5% of the grade. If a student is absent they will have 10
days to make up the test. Make up test
will be given on Thursday mornings from 8:10-8:40.
is given nightly and will be due upon arrival the following day. Spelling
words and newsletter is attached in the planner to assist in homework
Requirements: Students are expected to participate in class and
complete all class and homework assignments. Homework and project directions
are included in the daily assignment planner.
and Retesting: Our goal is
for each student to achieve mastery.
A student who fails
a test will be offered an opportunity for re-teaching and retesting within 10
days by the classroom teacher. In that
instance the teacher will send home a written notice. Communication will take place between the
teacher and the parent as to the re-teaching times and the date of the
retest. The student must attend the
re-teaching sessions to be eligible to retest. The higher grade of the two tests will be
placed in the grading program in the computer. In accordance with our BPS
District Re-teach/Re-test policy, a parent and/or student may initiate a
request to the teacher for any test to be retaken (failing or not
failing). The parent should write a
note to the teacher, preferably in the student planner or a note attached to
the student planner requesting that the specific test be given again to the
student. The teacher will then notify
the parent of the re-teaching assignment to be completed AT HOME by the
student under the direction and assistance of the parent, the date the assignment
is due to the teacher, and the date of the retest. The assignment will be reviewed by the
teacher prior to administering the retest to the student.
Re-testing requests must be made within 10 days of
receiving the test grade. In addition, Activity Grades are NOT eligible for
retesting under the current District policy.
Report card grades are final grades for the nine week term. Those grades are not eligible for a retest
as they are not within the 10 day time frame.
Reteaching will begin promptly at 8:10 on Tuesday and
Wednesday mornings. Students must
attend both days of reteaching in order to retest. Retests are given on
Thursday mornings at 8:10. Students
will retest and receive the higher of the two grades. Students will be allowed to retest within
10 days of receiving his or her test grade provided they attend both
reteaching sessions. Common Term Tests
will not be retested.
Comments: Please help your child be responsible and sign the planner
daily. Read with your child daily.