Sunday, April 24, 2011

You Want Me To Teach What Now?

Here are just a few things I pulled from Michigan's third grade standards:

Social Studies:

E2.0.1
- Using a Michigan example, describe how specialization leads to increased interdependence.

P3.1.3 - Give examples of how conflicts over core democratic values lead people to differ on resolutions to a public policy issue in Michigan.

Science:

S.RS.E.1 Reflecting on knowledge is the application of scientific knowledge to new and different situations. Reflecting on knowledge requires careful analysis of evidence that guides decision-making and the application of science throughout history and within society.

S.IP.E.1 Inquiry involves generating questions, conducting investigations, and developing solutions to problems through reasoning and observation.

Reading:

R.CM.03.03 compare and contrast relationships among characters, events, and key ideas within and across texts to create a deeper understanding; including a narrative to an informational text, a literature selection to a subject area text, and an historical event to a current event.


R.NT.03.04 explain how authors use literary devices including prediction, personification, and point of view to develop a story level theme, depict the setting, and reveal how thoughts and actions convey important character traits.



Food for thought: I'd say around half of my students still believe in the Easter Bunny.

Brain development--those who write state standards might want to take a course.


4 comments:

Tracy Edward Wymer said...

Wow.

Debra Lynn Lazar said...

Guess I need to redo third grade.

Kelly said...

Very interesting.
Our school is revising the curriculum over a two year period to match Illinois new standards.

My third grader believes. And I just told my sixth grader the news about EB; he said he knew, but I didn't have the heart to discuss Santa with him.

Anita said...

I couldn't even read the stuff. I don't know how teachers do it. Thank you.