Welcome to Third Grade!

  • Welcome to third grade at Dr. N.H. Jones! My name is Mr. Bishop, and I am honored to be your third grade teacher. Third grade is going to be an exciting time for all of us. We plan to do many exciting things that will challenge your child academically. Third grade is a huge transition year for our students and we will work hard to prepare them.

    This year, most of our reading standards will be taught through Social Studies, Science, and fiction passages. Each topic of study will focus on the Florida Standards. Our goal is for students to understand the importance of developing essential reading skills and how it will benefit them in the future. We will apply instructional practices based on critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity. This will allow students the opportunity to make authentic real world connections, and create an environment needed for our students' development as the thinkers our future needs. 

    I am very excited to have you this year! I want to welcome you, and I look forward to working with you this school year. 



    7:35- 7:45           Students report to classroom

    7:45- 7:55           Bishop Homeroom 

    7:55- 10:00         Reading and Social Studies

    10:00- 10:34       MTSS

    10:34- 10:59       Lunch

    11:05- 12:05       Specials

    12:05- 1:45         Reading and Social Studies

    1:45- 2:05           Recess

    2:05                     Dismissal


    Office Hours: M-F 8:00 am- 2:05 pm


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  • Reading Standards for Literacy Text

    LAFS.3.RL.2.4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.

    LAFS.3.RL.2.5: Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections. 

    LAFS.3.RL.2.6: Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.


    Reading Standards for Nonfiction Text

    LAFS.3.RI.2.4: Determine the meaning of general academic and domain specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.

    LAFS.3.RI.2.5: Use text features and search tools (key words, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently.

    LAFS.3.RI.2.6: Distinguish their own point of view from that of the author of a text.

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  • Standards for Literacy Text

    LAFS.3.RL.1.1: Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers. 

     LAFS.3.RL.1.2: Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral of a story. 

    LAFS.3.RL.1.3: Describe characters in a story and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events. 

    Standards for Informational Text

    LAFS.3.RI.1.1: Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers. 

    LAFS.3.RI.1.2: Determine the main idea of text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea. 

    LAFS.3.RI.1.3: Describe the relationship betweeen a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.

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  • Reading Standards for Informational Text


    Describe the logical connection between particular sentences and paragraphs in a text (comparison, cause/effect, first/second/third in a sequence).


    Use information gained from illustrations and words in the text to demonstrate understanding of the text (where, when, why, and how key events occur).


    Compare and contrast the most important points of key details presented in two texts on the same topic.


    Reading Standards for Literacy Text


    Explain how specific aspects of a text's illustrations contribute to what is being conveyed by the words in a story (create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting).


    Compare and contrast the themes, settings, and plots of stories written by the same author about the same or similar characters).


    Vocabulary and Conventions


    Use knowledge of language and its conventions when speaking, writing, reading, or listening. 


    Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown or multiple meaning words and phrases based on 3rd grade reading content.


    Demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings.


    Writing Standards


    Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.


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