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Understandings and Standards

Missouri Content Standards
Mathematics (2004)
Grade 4
Strand II. Algebraic Relationships
MA-4.II.1. Understand patterns, relations and functions.
MA-4.II.1.B. analyze patterns using words, tables and graphs.
MA-4.II.4. Analyze change in various contexts.
MA-4.II.4.A. describe mathematical relationships in terms of constant rates of change.
Communication Arts-ELA (2003)
Grade 3
I. Reading
CA-3.I.1. Develop and apply skills and strategies to the reading process
CA-3.I.1.A. Apply decoding strategies to independently problem-solve unknown words when reading
CA-3.I.1.B. Read grade-level instructional text
-with fluency, accuracy and expression
-adjusting reading rate to difficulty and type of text
CA-3.I.1.C. Develop vocabulary through text, using
-base words
-synonyms and antonyms
-context clues
-dictionary, with assistance
CA-3.I.1.D. Apply pre-reading strategies to aid comprehension
-access prior knowledge
-set a purpose for reading
CA-3.I.1.E. During reading, utilize strategies to
-self-question and correct
-predict and check using cueing systems>meaning>structure>visual
CA-3.I.1.F. Apply post-reading skills to identify and explain the relationship between the main idea and supporting details
-question to clarify
-draw conclusions
CA-3.I.1.G. Identify and explain connections between
-text ideas --- information and relationships in various fiction and non-fiction works (compare and contrast)
-text ideas and own experiences
-text ideas and the world
CA-3.I.2. Develop and apply skills and strategies to comprehend, analyze and evaluate fiction, poetry and drama from a variety of cultures and times
CA-3.I.2.A. Locate and
-apply information in title, table of contents and glossary
-recognize the text features of fiction, poetry and drama in grade-level text
CA-3.I.2.B. Explain examples of sensory details and figurative language within the context of poetry and prose
CA-3.I.2.C. Use details from text to
-make inferences about setting, character traits and problem and solution
-make predictions
-draw conclusions
-compare and contrast characters and changes in problems and settings
-identify the narrator
-identify cause and effect
-identify events from the beginning, middle and end
-identify author's purpose
CA-3.I.2. Develop and apply skills and strategies to comprehend times, analyze and evaluate nonfiction (such as biographies, newspapers, technical manuals) from a variety of cultures and
CA-3.I.2.A. Locate and interpret key information in illustrations, title, chapter headings, table of contents, charts, diagrams, graphs, glossary, captions and maps to answer questions
CA-3.I.2.B. Explain examples of sensory details and figurative language within the context of nonfiction text
CA-3.I.2.C. Explain examples of sensory details and figurative language within the context of nonfiction text
CA-3.I.2.D. Read and follow two- and three-step directions to complete a simple task
II. Writing
CA-3.II.1.A. Apply a writing process in composing text
CA-3.II.1.A. Follow a writing process to
-independently use a simple graphic organizer in pre-writing
-generate a draft
-routinely reread and revise work
-routinely edit and proofread for capitalization and ending punctuation
-independently publish writing
CA-3.II.2. Compose well-developed text using standard English conventions
CA-3.II.2.A. Create legible compositions with correct spacing between words in a sentence and in margins
CA-3.II.2.B. Use conventions of capitalization in written text
-months of year
-titles of individuals
-greeting and closing of letter
CA-3.II.2.C. In composing text, use
-correct ending punctuation in imperative and exclamatory sentences
-comma in the greeting and closing of a letter
CA-3.II.2.D. Use parts of speech correctly in written text
-verbs that agree with the subject
-words that answer when, where, why and how questions (adverbs)
-words to compare (adverbs)
CA-3.II.2.E. In writing, use
-correct spelling of simple compounds, homophones, contractions and words with affixes
-standard spelling
-classroom resources and dictionary to verify correct spelling
CA-3.II.2.F. In composing text, write complete declarative, interrogative, imperative/command and exclamatory/exclamation sentences
CA-3.II.3. Write effectively in various forms and types of writing
CA-3.II.3.A. Write narrative text that contains
-a beginning, middle and end
-relevant details to develop the main idea
-a clear controlling idea
-precise and descriptive language
CA-3.II.3.B. Identify information in written text to complete an organizer
CA-3.II.3.C. Write expository text with
-a main idea
-three or more supporting details
CA-3.II.3.D. Write informational reports, diary/journal entries and friendly letters that address an intended audience and purpose
III. Listening and Speaking
CA-3.III.1. Develop and apply effective listening skills and strategies
CA-3.III.1.A. Listen
-for enjoyment
-for specific information
-to distinguish fact from fiction
-for directions to complete a two- or three-step task
CA-3.III.1.B. Demonstrate listening behaviors (e.g., prepares to listen, listens without interruptions, maintains eye contact)
CA-3.III.2. Develop and apply effective speaking skills and strategies for various audiences and purposes
CA-3.III.2.A. Speak clearly, stay on topic and use appropriate volume and pace when sharing ideas
CA-3.III.2.B. Give clear two- and three-step oral directions to complete a simple task
IV. Information Literacy
CA-3.IV.1. Develop and apply effective research process skills to gather, analyze and evaluate information
CA-3.IV.1.A. Formulate keywords and questions to investigate topics
CA-3.IV.1.B. Locate information on keywords in provided resources
CA-3.IV.1.D. Informally give credit for others? ideas, images and information found in various resources
CA-3.IV.2. Develop and apply effective skills and strategies to analyze and evaluate oral and visual media
CA-3.IV.2.A. Identify intended messages conveyed through oral and visual media