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Seoul International School Grade 3 Curriculum 2011-2012

Subject

First Trimester
August/September/October/November
• Uses reading skills and strategies: choose appropriate-level books, recognize high frequency words, build vocabulary, predict and infer, read fluently and clearly Understands and interprets literary texts: retell stories using story elements and sequence, answer questions Understands and interprets informational texts: identify features of nonfiction text, use and create definitions Uses the general skills of the writing process: support writing with illustrations; create journal entries, personal recounts, friendly letters; Voice, Organization, brainstorming Ideas Uses the stylistic and rhetorical aspects of writing: develop Sentence Fluency and Word Choice Uses grammatical and mechanical conventions: apply Conventions and Presentation: capitals, periods, nouns, proper nouns, and attempted spelling; use a dictionary Gathers and uses information for research: identify landforms and support with definitions & illustrations Uses listening and speaking strategies: listen to instructions, stories, and classmates; express needs; discuss basic story elements; contribute to class discussions; use appropriate greetings

Second Trimester
November/December/January/February
• • • Uses reading skills and strategies: infer, predict, retell, sequence Understands and interprets literary texts: identify story elements Understands and interprets informational texts: use a table of contents, index, and glossary; read for directions; read nonfiction texts for animal research Uses the general skills of the writing process: generate Ideas independently, develop Voice, explore fiction stories, poetry, and fairy tales Uses the stylistic and rhetorical aspects of writing: include more descriptive details (Word Choice) Uses grammatical and mechanical conventions: apply Conventions and Presentation: use blends and digraphs, verbs, adjectives, pronouns and conjunctions, exclamation and question marks, spell high-frequency words Gathers and uses information for research: research animals using a variety of sources, create a report and presentation Uses listening and speaking strategies: respond to adults, question to clarify, discuss literature, contribute to discussions, give and listen to oral presentations Using viewing skills and strategies for visual media: Advertising Project: understand messages in visual media, learn basic elements of advertising, and apply techniques for expressing messages

Third Trimester
March/April/May/June
• Uses reading skills and strategies: infer, predict, retell, sequence, read unconventional words, decode subjectspecific vocabulary Understands and interprets literary texts: compare texts Understands and interprets informational texts: identify the main idea and supporting details, use a variety of sources to research Korean culture Uses the general skills of the writing process: write sequentially; develop Voice, Ideas, and Organization; create book reports, research reports, and biographies Uses the stylistic and rhetorical aspects of writing: demonstrate Sentence Fluency, expand descriptive language (Word Choice) Uses grammatical and mechanical conventions: apply Conventions and Presentation: use commas, apostrophes and contractions, compound sentences, paragraphs, verb tenses Gathers and uses information for research: research famous individuals Uses listening and speaking strategies: explain procedures, use expression and voice inflection during presentations, respond thoughtfully to peers’ presentations

Reading

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S.I.S. uses the 6+1 Traits to describe and assess the qualities of strong writing.

Language Arts

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Writing

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Math

Content: Numbers, Computation, Data Analysis, Probability, Nature And Uses Of Math Skills: Identifying place value; calculating monetary change; adding and subtracting 4-digit numbers; estimating values; interpreting graphs; predicting of outcomes; finding range, median, mode, and mean Content: People, Places and Environment Skills: identifying directions, finding locations, and measuring distances on a map; describing physical features, climate, and natural resources of communities, identifying types of communities Content: Earth Science (The Water Cycle, Weather) Skills: observing and noting physical changes; forming hypotheses; performing careful experiments; measuring, recording and interpreting collected data CHARACTER & SAFETY • The Tiger Traits identify 6 character traits that make successful students and citizens. • Safety: learn about street and fire safety, kitchen and home-alone safety

Content: Numbers, Computation, Problem Solving Skills: Memorizing multiplication and division facts to 10, applying multiplication and division properties, using strategies to solve story problems, naming parts of a whole with decimals and fractions Content: Economics Skills: explaining supply and demand, analyzing trade (local and global)

Content: Measurement, Geometry, Nature And Uses Of Math Skills: Telling time to the minute, calculating and comparing temperatures, using different units of measurement, applying properties of geometry Content: Culture Skills: identifying cultural diversity, comparing and contrasting features of cultures, interpreting artifacts

Social Studies

Science

Content: Life Science (5 Kingdoms, Life Cycles) Skills: sorting according to characteristics of living organisms, forming hypotheses, distinguishing between opinion and evidence BODY SYSTEMS • Our body systems have specific jobs and work together to keep us healthy. • Choices we make affect our body systems. • Body Systems: Nervous, Respiratory, Skeletal, Digestive

Content: Earth Science (Earth, The Solar System and The Universe) Skills: using inquiry to form the basis of the scientific method, using questions to lead to scientific discovery NUTRITION • Nutritious foods keep our bodies healthy. • Body Systems: Circulatory, Muscular, Brain; focus on Nutrition

Health