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Grade 3

Who we are Heroes

Where we are in Place and Time Boundaries

Aug 22 – Sep 30 Central idea: We look to heroes to show us who we can be. Lines of Inquiry:

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• The qualities of heroes • Past and present heroes from around the world

Oct 10 –Nov 18 Central idea: Boundaries are all around us and may be shaped by human action. Lines of Inquiry: • What a boundary is

• How and why humans shape boundaries • The impact of crossing and shaping boundaries

• Everyday heroes

How we Express Ourselves

How the World Works

Sharing the Planet

Cities

Performing Arts

Weather

Earth Friendly Living

Jan 30 –March 9

Mar 12 – Apr 27

Nov 21 – Jan 20 Central idea: Cities are organized to meet the needs of their inhabitants. Lines of Inquiry: • The needs of inhabitants • The different systems that make a city work • How the layout of a city is organized in different ways.

Learner Profile Focus:: principled,

knowledgeable Attitudes: cooperation, respect

independence

Concepts: causation, change

Concepts: responsibility, perspectives

• How different cultures use Learner Profile Focus: balanced,

Concepts: function, connection

Attitudes: appreciation, confidence, creativity

Specialist Integration: Art

Concepts: connection, form

Attitudes: tolerance, curiosity Attitudes: appreciation, commitment,

Lines of Inquiry: • Different types of performing arts • The purpose of a performance and how the audience can interpret it.

communicators, risk-takers

knowledgeable, open-minded

caring, risk-takers

Central idea: The performing arts allow people to entertain, move and educate audiences.

performance Learner Profile Focus: inquirers,

Learner Profile Focus: inquirers,

Topic Coverage Overview

How we Organise Ourselves

Specialist Integration: PE

Specialist Integration; WLA, Music

Central idea: Weather results from changes in the atmosphere that can be monitored, measured, and predicted. Lines of Inquiry: • What the atmosphere is and where weather happens in the atmosphere • Changes in atmosphere that causes changes in weather • Why we monitor weather • Tools we use to measure and predict weather

Mathematics Literacy

Learner Profile Focus: caring, principled, thinkers Attitudes: commitment, empathy,

knowledgeable, thinkers

respect

Attitudes: curiosity, integrity

Concepts: Responsibility

Concepts: Causation, change

Specialist Integration: ESD

Specialist Integration:

Community Service

August 22

Lines of Inquiry: • How humans impact the environment • How humans can make Earth friendly choices • What I can do right now

Learner Profile Focus: inquirers,

Specialist Integration:

Approximate Calendar

Apr – June 8 Central idea: People’s daily actions impact the earth in positive and negative ways.

September 30

October 10

November 18

November 21

January 20

January 30

March 9

March 12

April 27

April 30

June 8

Unit Integration

Measurement – Sorting, Timelines (Statistics – Graphing)

Measurement - Area, Mapping, Distance

Geometry – Shape and Space Number – Decimals and fractions

Geometry – Shape and Space

Statistics – Graphing, Probability Number – Decimals

Statistics – Graphing, Probability Number - Fractions

Stand Alone

• Review (Place Value and Time) • Addition / Subtraction Whole Numbers (fact families, number stories, algorithms) • Problem solving

• Linear measures and Area

• Multiplication / Division (equal

(measurement) (linear measures, perimeter, area, diameter and circumference) • Problem solving

groups, arrays, multiplication and division fact families) • Place Value and Decimals (place value and decimals using base ten) • Problem solving

• Geometry (line segments, rays, polygons, quadrangles, symmetry)

• Fractions (naming parts, equivalents, comparing fractions, greater than one) • Multiplication and Division (multiples, algorithms, products of two digit numbers, positive and negative) • Problem solving

• Measurement and Data (length, volume, weight, capacity, mean and medium) • Probability (chance, experiments, data) • Problem solving

Novel Study: Shoeshine Girl Factual text: Summarizing, key ideas, research skills

Novel Study: Meet Me at the Cucumbers Half and Half

Novel Study: Stone Fox Family Under the Bridge

Non fiction: Reading for Information

Non fiction: Reading for Information

Novel Study: Sarah: Plain and Tall

Novel Study: Charlotte’s Web

Writing Genre: • Introduction to genres: • Recounts Focus - Biographies • Poetry

Reading Skills: Monitoring, questioning and reproducing. Visualizing. & Novel Study

Reading Skills: Main idea. Evaluating. Sources. Note taking. (Non fiction emphasis) & Novel Study

Reading Skills: Main idea. Evaluating. Sources. Note taking. (Non fiction emphasis) & Novel Study

Unit Integration

Stand Alone

Writing Skills:

Reading Skills: Inferring. & Novel Study

• Multiplication and Division (patterns, number models, products of ten, division) • Problem solving

Readers Theatre, Role Play Playwriting Respond to text through drama, art and story retelling. Literature in support of performance piece (Fairy Tales, Fables, etc). Reading Skills: Drawing conclusions. Visualizing. Sequencing and retelling.

Writing Genre:

• Narrative/Descriptive

Writing Genre: • Narrative-Script Writing

Writing Genre:


Graphic organizers and planning Dictionary & Thesaurus Editing & proofreading, notetaking Oracy: Listening skills Group discussion

Writing Genre: Information Report Poetry (ongoing) Writing Skills: Graphic organizers and planning Editing & proofreading Parts of Speech (adjectives) Word choice

• Poetry (ongoing) Writing Skills: Graphic organizers and planning Editing & proofreading Parts of Speech (adverbs) Sequencing ideas Oracy: Audience (in class), structure of speech

Phonics: Scholastic Spelling - Unit 1 1) Homophones 2) Long I 3) a- / be- 4) ng / nk 5) saw 6) review

Oracy: Responding Questions and comments

Handwriting: Handwriting Made Easy letter review, heads/bodies/tails, wedges, various joins practice

Phonics: Scholastic Spelling - Unit 2 1) ar 2) ear 3) c or k 4) s or c 5) ck or k 6) review

Phonics: Scholastic Spelling - Unit 3 1) j or g 2) g or gu 3) ge or dge 4) ch and sh 5) ch and tch endings 6) review

Handwriting: Handwriting Made Easy a, c, d, e, h, k, and activities

Handwriting: Handwriting Made Easy l, t, n, m, r, x, and activities

• Explain how Earth’s geographical features create physical boundaries • Differentiate among continents, countries, and cities

Science

• Reflection (Personal)

• Poetry (ongoing)

• Explanation/Procedure • Poetry (ongoing)

Writing Skills: Graphic organizers and planning Editing & proofreading Parts of Speech (conjunctions and linking words)

Writing Skills: • Graphic organizers and planning • Editing & proofreading • Paragraphing • Parts of Speech (revision)

Oracy: Audience (out of class), structure of speech

Oracy: Argument and debating skills

Phonics: Scholastic Spelling - Unit 4 1) oi or oy 2) same sounds different letters 3) or 4) cool, music 5) air 6) review Handwriting: Handwriting Made Easy v, j, p, u , w, y, and activities

Phonics: Scholastic Spelling - Unit 5 1) consonant blends - l 2) consonant blends - r 3) consonant blends - s 4) diagraph – th 5) months 6) review Handwriting: Handwriting Made Easy I, b, g, o, q, f and activities • Identify the properties of solids, liquids and gases • Measure weather in terms of temperature, precipitation, cloud cover, wind speed and direction.

Writing Genre: • Expository • Reflection (Personal) • Poetry (ongoing) Writing Skills: Graphic organizers and planning Editing & proofreading Paragraphing Parts of Speech (revision) Oracy: Presentations with visuals Phonics: Scholastic Spelling - Unit 6 1) compunds 2) contractions 3) -ed, -ing 4) final e with –ed, -ing 5) y to I 6) review Handwriting: Handwriting Made Easy s, z, review and activities

• Make links between different features of the environment and the specific needs of living things

• Explore changes which have occurred to a particular part of the earth over a particular time scale (geological)

Social Studies

• Explain the effects of past actions on the present and future • Explore and sequence events and developments over time • Collect information through diverse sources to learn about historical events and changes

• Discuss how humans are uniquely able to manipulate their living environments • Describe how geography and resources affect movements of people

• Identify influences of some modern and ancient cultures

• Explore changes which have occurred to a particular part of the earth over a particular time scale (social)

PSE

• Report on people whose actions have changed the world

Unit Integration

Integration With Others: Respect themselves and others Working cooperatively in groups

Stand Alone

Personal Health: Self-concept - Understanding of ones’ own beliefs, attitudes and feeling. Organization for Learning: Apply a goal-setting model to short-term goals

• Differentiate between different types of maps

• Investigate how and why groups are organized within communities • Distinguish between needs and wants • Project and evaluate the possible future implications of people’s decisions • Identify changes that can occur in communities over time. • ESD Integration (Compass Model)

• Distinguish between needs and wants, and how these are influenced by time and place • Explain the effects of past actions on the present and future • Project and evaluate the possible future implications of people’s decisions • Define sustainability and identify practices that support it Health and Safety: Organic non-organic Sustainability Positive lifestyle choices

Integration With Others: Develop strategies to build and enhance relationships. Understand conflict and develop strategies to resolve it.

Health and Safety: Aspects of overall health


IT

Use Google Earth and Maps to gather, evaluate, and use information.

Use Google Earth and Maps to gather, evaluate, and use information.

Understand and use school network at school and home.

Understand the basic infrastructure of the Internet.

Use graphs to communicate ideas and information about cities and their inhabitants. Practice and advocate online Internet safety.

Understand and use school email at school and home.

Learn about Web browsers and navigate the World Wide Web. Keyboarding – techniques and practice.

Learn about and use instant messaging and VoIP (i.e. Skype). Keyboarding – techniques and practice.

- Link boundaries concept to Dewey Decimal classification and introduce major categories (e.g., 800s = literature) - Use library OPAC to locate unit books and materials - Locate maps in subscribed databases - Use library OPAC to access subscription databases (WorldBook, Britannica, Country Watch)

- Use library OPAC to locate unit books and materials - Use library databases to locate unit information

Unit Integration

Stand Alone

Info Literacy/Library

Advocate and practice safe and responsible use of email.

Unit Integration

Stand Alone

Assessments

- Use library OPAC to locate memoirs and biographies. - Locate biographies on shelves by using Dewey classification category 92.

- Locate books in E, ER, F, and EW collections using author alphabetical order. - Log in to library OPAC to check outstanding items & place requests for books. - Become familiar with Panda Books for Middle Readers Portfolio Reflections IST Writing Sample DRA Basic facts Schonell Spelling

Communicate information and ideas effectively with videos.

Use graphs to communicate ideas and make predictions about weather.

Communicate ideas and information effectively using presentation software.

Understand the basic organization of social networking sites.

Use the Internet to collect and analyze data to make informed decisions about weather.

Keyboarding – techniques and practice.

Keyboarding – techniques and practice.

Use the Internet to help identify and define problems related to sustainable development. Keyboarding – techniques and practice.

- Use library OPAC to locate unit books and materials - Use WebPath Express feature of library OPAC to locate online unit resources (poetry, scripts, famous playwrights)

- Use library OPAC to locate book and online resources to support unit inquiries (Visual tab)

- Use library OPAC to locate unit books and materials - Use library databases to locate unit information

- Continue reading Panda Books for Middle Readers.

- Principled library users respect copyright. Discuss intellectual property and use of web images and content. - Introduce Creative Commons search engine - Introduce citing of sources.

April Int’l Poetry Month - Students invited to participate in Poem in your Pocket - Use library OPAC to locate book and online poetry resources

Portfolio Reflections

Portfolio Reflections

Portfolio Reflections

Portfolio Reflections

- Login to library OPAC to post book reviews (short summary, what you liked about it, who would you recommend the book to) - Use library OPAC to locate online children’s books and summer reading lists. Portfolio Reflections

ESL assessments as needed

IST Writing Sample / Continuum DRA Basic facts

ESL assessments as needed

ESL assessments as needed

Field trip: Urban Planning Museum

Field trip: (Guest performers / speakers visits)

Field trip:

China Week

Poetry Month G3 Performing Arts Assembly

Authors from around the world??

IST Writing Sample / Continuum DRA Basic facts Schonell Spelling

ESL assessments as needed

Special Events field trips, parent teas, guest speakers

ESL assessments as needed Field trip: Fire station Open House

Field trip: Great Wall International Week UN Day PT Conference Elementary Winter Show Library Week

SL Conference Earth Day Sports Day

ESL assessments as needed Field trip: Organic farm Spring Show


Grade 3 Overview 2011-12