**First Quarter Essential Skills**

**Readers can...**

- Ask & answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text (RL 3.1)
- Distinguish and discuss narrator and character point of view (RL 3.6)
- Describe characters in a story and explain how their actions contribute to sequence (RL 3.3)
- Recount stories to determine the central message, lesson, or moral and how it is converyed through key details (RL 3.2)
- Determine main idea and supporting details (SL 3.2)
- Report on a topic or text (SL 3.4)

**Writers can...**

- Write narratives (personal and imaginative (W 3.3 a)
- Demonstrate conventions (capitalization, punctuation, spelling L 3.2f)
- Produce simple, compound, and complex sentences. (L 3.1i)
- Use commas and quotation marks (L 3.2c)
- Explain the function of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs (L 3.1a)
- Capitalize appropriate words in titles (L 3.2a)

**Mathematicians can...**

- Fluently add & subtract within 1,000 (3.NBT.2)
- Round whole numbers to the nearest 10 or 100 (3.NBT.1)
- Recognize, categorize, & draw shapes (3.G.1)
- Split shapes into parts with equal areas & express as a unit fraction (3.G.2)
- Identify arithmetic patterns and explain them using properties (3.OA.9)
- Interpret products of whole numbers (3.OA.1)
- Fluently multiply & divide within 100 (3.OA.7)
- Understand division as an unknown-factor problem (3.OA.6)
- Apply properties of operations as strategies to multiply & divide (3.OA.5)
- Interpret whole-number quotients (3.OA.2)
- Use multiplication & division within 100 to solve word problems (3.OA.3)
- Determine the unknown whole number in a multiplication or division equation (3.OA.4)