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Example: Elementary broad learning goals

----> Step one in developing a long-term plan is to identify broad learning goals that will be included. The purpose here is to plan how you will allocate time to large goals across the year.

Third Grade

Grading Period: First Nine Weeks (a complete yearly plan would have four pages)

Identify broad learning goals

Literacy Math Social studies Science

Word Study

R.WS.03.01 Use letter and word cues to recognize words.

R.WS.03.02 Use structural, semantic and syntactic cues to read.

R.WS.03.06 Acquire and apply strategies to construct meaning, self-monitor and identify unknown words.

Narrative / Informational Text

R.NT.03.02 Recognize and describe a variety of narrative genres.

R.NT.03.03 Identify and describe characters, thoughts and motivations, story-level themes, lesson, moral in narrative text

Comprehension/Metacognition /Attitude

R.CM.03.01 Connect personal knowledge to themes in text.

R.CM.03.02 Retell story elements of narrative text.

R.MT.03.01 Self-monitor comprehension

R.AT.03.01 Be enthusiastic about reading and learning to read.


W.GN.03.01 Write a narrative piece.

W.PR.03.01 Set a purpose, consider audience replicate authors' styles.

W.PR.03.02 Use pre-writing strategies.

W.PR.03.05 Respond orally to the writing of others.

W.PR.03.06 Edit and proof-read.

W.SP.03.01 Spell frequently encountered words.


N.NE.03.01 Read and write numbers to 10,000.

N.NE.03.02 Recognize and use standard notation.

N.NE.03.03 Compare and order numbers to 10,000.

N.NE.03.04 Count orally by 6's, 7's, 8's and 9's; link to repeated addition.

N.NE.03.04 Recognize and name properties of even and odd numbers.

N.FL.03.08 Use mental strategies to add and subtract two-digit numbers.

N.MR.03.15 Solve problems and represent with models, mathematical equations and words.

D.RE.03.01 Read and interpret bar graphs.

D.RE.03.02 Identify scales on axes and identify range, minimum and maximum.

D.RE.03.03 Solve problems with bar graphs.

Civic Perspective


1. Distinguish between state, local and national government.

2. Give examples of authority and the use of power without authority.

3. Give reasons for limiting the power of government.


1. Summarize main points of the Bill of Rights.

2. Name key rights protected in Constitution.

3. Explain responsibilities of citizens to uphold rights.


1. Distinguish among making, enforcing and interpreting laws.

2. Explain how law is used to manage conflict.


1. Interpret information about local communities from charts and graphs.

Public Discourse

1. Pose policy questions for local, state or national government.

Link unit to classroom rules.

Constructing New Scientific Knowledge

1. Generate questions about the world.

2. Develop solutions to problems through reasoning, observation and investigations.

3. Manipulate simple devices for observation and data collection.

6. Construct charts and graphs.

Matter and Energy

1. Classify substances according to observable traits.

2. Identify properties that make objects useful.

3. Identify forms of energy: heat, light, sound, motion, electricity.

4. Construct simple electric circuits.

Waves and Vibrations

1. Describe sounds in terms of their properties.

2. Describe how sounds are made.

Changes in Matter

1. Describe common physical changes: freezing, melting.

2. Create mixtures and separate.