Literature and Informational Text

  1. Reads and comprehends text
  2. Asks and answers questions to deminstrate understanding of a text
  3. Determines meaning of words
  4. Summarize the text
  5. Character traits, motivations, & feelings
  6. Central message/main idea and supporting details
  7. Text features and text structure (chapters, stanzas, scenes, cause/effect, & sequence)
  8. Compare/Contrast

Writing Workshop - Narrative, Informational and Expository/Opinion

  1. Structure (focus and organization)
  2. Development (description, details, and craft)
  3. Grammar and Conventions (usage, mechanics, and sentence formation)
  4. Uses legible cursive handwriting
Buncee - Create a story here. This one has audio and is easy on the iPad.

STORYBIRD - Create a story online.

K-5 ELA Standards for Missouri


  1. Demonstrates and understands place value (1000s, 100s, 10s 1s)
  2. Adds and subtracts within 1000 using place value and properties of operations
  3. Uses strategies and properties of operations to multiply and divide within 100
  4. Represents and solves word problems
  5. Determines area and perimeter
  6. Recognizes, represents and compares fractions
  7. Models and explains equivalent fractions
  8. Categorizes and compares shapes using attributes
  9. Solves problems involving the measurement of time, liquid volumes, and weights of objects
K-5 Math Standards for Missouri


Patterns, positions and characteristics of the Earth, Sun, and Moon
= star, reflect, rotation, revolution, solar system, axis, phases, orbit, gravity, plane
Properties and Principles of Matter
= matter, solid, liquid, gas, evaporate, physical property, physical change, melting, freezing
Forms of Energy
= thermal energy, heat energy
Processes and Interactions of Earth’s Systems/Water Cycle
= vapor, gas, droplets, precipitation, condensation, evaporation
Organisms basic needs for survival and progress through the life cycle
= offspring, seedling, inherited, absorption, reproduction
Plant structures, needs, traits, organism
= structure, nutrients, root, transport system, need, temperature, stem, leaves, flowers, sunlight, energy
Food Webs/Chains
= habitat, producer, consumer, ecosystem, food chain, decomposer



  1. Summarize the responsibilities of citizens including respect for the rights of others.
  2. Make observations about peaceful resolutions of disputes in a variety of settings.
  3. Identify how changes in communication and transportation technologies affect people’s lives.
  4. Investigate why people live in different places and why they interact with each other (cities, suburbs, towns, villages).
  5. Distinguish between different regions (urban, rural).
  6. Formulate methods for resolving conflicts.

Geography and Maps/Culture:

  1. Show basic map skills by reading and constructing maps.
  2. Using a map, identify and locate: Mississippi River, Missouri River, Missouri and its bordering states, United States, Washington D.C., Jefferson City, and your local community.
  3. Describe and use absolute location using a grid system.
  4. Compare ecosystems, landforms, and bodies of water in Missouri and the world and their physical features.
  5. Compare how people’s needs have been met in different ways in different cultures at various times.


  1. Show knowledge and determine the purposes of the Declaration of Independence, The Constitution, and The National Anthem and how they symbolize our nation.
  2. Recognize how the federal government meets the needs of its citizens.
  3. Identify and explain the three branches of the federal government, and how decisions are made, enforced, and interpreted.
  4. Interpret the importance of laws and how they are made.
  5. Distinguish important Americans including the contributions of Martin Luther King, Jr.


  1. Describe/relate the following economic terms: supply and demand, scarcity, opportunity cost, natural, capital, and human resources, public goods and services, consumer and producer.
  2. Conduct a cost-benefit analysis to draw conclusions from the past to interpret and explain the present, and predict future consequences of economic decisions.
  3. Define taxes and show the services they provide.

Missouri DESE Site

*The standards listed below are learning targets third graders need to master by the end of the school year. Skills are taught in progression each quarter and spiraled throught the year.