3rd Grade News: 9/2

Students will learn how scientists explore the sea. They will read an illustrated biography that portrays the joy and wonder that compelled Jacques Cousteau to spend his life exploring the sea.

Skills for September 5-September 30:

ELA: The Sea

Central Text: The Famous Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau by Dan Yaccarino.


  • Identify how an author groups related information together and why it is important.
  • Determine the meaning of new words formed from the morphemes of biography. Explain how the sequence of the text and illustrations explain why and how Jacques Cousteau explored the sea.
  • Group related information together in an explanatory paragraph.
  • Explain how an author uses illustrations to aid in comprehension.
  • With support, explain the purpose of the simple past tense and use the simple past tense correctly.

Math: Multiplication


  • Use scaled picture graphs as an introduction to multiplication as equal groups.
  • Connect situations involving equal groups to tape diagrams.
  • Use multiplication expressions to represent equal groups.
  • Represent and solve multiplication problems.
  • Relate multiplication equations to situations and diagrams and write equations

Social Studies: Introduction to Geography


  • Analyze maps and globes using common terms including country, equator, hemisphere, latitude, longitude, north pole, prime meridian, region, south pole, time zones.
  • Use cardinal directions, intermediate directions, map scales, legends, and grids to locate major cities in Tennessee and the U.S.
  • Use different types of maps (e.g., political, physical, population, resource, and climate), graphs, and charts to interpret geographic information

Science: Animal Adaptations

  • 3.LS1.1: Analyze the internal and external structures that aquatic and land animals and plants have to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.
  • 3.LS2.1: Construct an argument to explain why some animals be
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