Maryland Content Standards - Grade 3

Maryland Voluntary State Curriculum

Our exchanges with the girls at Springfield Convent Junior School in Cape Town, South Africa support these grade 3 content standards from our MVSC.

Subject Content Standard
Reading 4.0 Writing
A. Writing
  1. Compose texts using the prewriting and drafting strategies of effective writers and speakers
  2. Compose oral, written, and visual presentations that express personal ideas, inform, and persuade
    1. Compose to express personal ideas to develop fluency using a variety of forms, such as journals, narratives, letters, reports, and paragraphs
  3. Compose texts using the revising and editing strategies of effective writers and speakers
Math 3.0 Knowledge of measurement
A. Measurement Units
  1. Read customary and metric measurement units
    1. Estimate and determine length
    2. Tell time in days, hours, minutes, and seconds
    3. Estimate and read temperature
4.0 Knowledge of statistics
A. Data Displays
  1. Collect, organize, and display data
B. Data Analysis
  1. Analyze data
Social Studies 2.0 Geography
A. Geography
  1. Explain the similarities and differences of communities using geographic characteristics
    1. Describe how natural/physical and human-made features affect the ways that people live and work, and the population distribution of a region
    2. Compare places based on their natural/physical and human characteristics
5. 0 People of the Nations and World
A. Peoples of the Nations and World
  1. Describe the benefits of a multicultural setting
    1. Describe how media provides information about cultures
    2. Compare the clothing, food, shelter, recreation, education, stories, art, music, and language of several cultures

"No Child Left Behind"

Part D - Enhancing Education Through Technology

(1) PRIMARY GOAL- The primary goal of this part is to improve student academic achievement through the use of technology in elementary schools and secondary schools.

(2) ADDITIONAL GOALS- The additional goals of this part are the following:

  1. To assist every student in crossing the digital divide by ensuring that every student is technologically literate by the time the student finishes the eighth grade, regardless of the student's race, ethnicity, gender, family income, geographic location, or disability.

Wicomico County Board of Education Bridge to Excellence Master Plan 2003-2008

Master Plan - Strategic Priority: Effective and Efficient Operations

Goal 7: School- and Central Office-based personnel will have access to, and utilize, high performance technology to meet instructional and administrative needs aligned with the Maryland Plan for Technology in Education.

Indicator 7.2 The percentage of educators who are highly knowledgeable, skilled and capable of effectively using technology tools and digital content.

Indicator 7.3 The percentage of classes regularly using technology tools and digital content in instruction.

Maryland Teacher Technology Standards

Our global exchanges address these standards: Maryland Teacher Technology Standards:

V. Integrating Technology into the Curriculum and Instruction Design, implement and assess learning experiences that incorporate use of technology in a curriculum-related instructional activity to support understanding, inquiry, problem solving, communication and/or collaboration.
  1. Evaluate technology materials and media to determine their most appropriate instructional use.
  2. Use appropriate instructional strategies for integrating technology into instruction.
  3. Select and use appropriate technology to support content-specific student learning outcomes.

Maryland Student Technology Standards

Technology in the Maryland Content Standards

The Maryland State Content Standards, which include the Learning Outcomes, Core Learning Goals and Skills for Success, specify what students in kindergarten through 12 th grade need to know and be able to do in four content areas: English/language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. Included in these standards are expectations for how technology can and should be used to support student learning and instruction. Focusing on the standards listed below will help move Maryland closer to the vision of improving student learning through the meaningful integration of technology into classrooms and schools.


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