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star Core Words K / 1 / 2
star Vocabulary in Action - Word of the Week
star Grammar Resources

star AIG (Academically Intellectually Gifted) Program
star Coding - View a list of coding resources and learn why learning to code is something all students should experience. 
star Postal Pals Program - Currently not in use this school year, however you can find information about writing a friendly letter and addressing an envelope here.

Sample Grade 3 Portfolio Passages for Parents

The NCDPI/Test Development Section has created a parent reading portfolio.  This portfolio consists of 14 passages that parents can use at home to reinforce the understanding of the standards.  The entire parent portfolio is posted on the Read to Achieve Livebinder under 3rd Grade Portfolio:                                                                ( and in  the Parent Livebinder ( under Read to Achieve Overview.  Teachers may choose to assign the passages for homework after a standard has been taught in class, but parents will have access to all of the passages through the livebinder. 

A Reading Resource for Parents: Helping Young Children with Comprehension
This booklet includes:

  • Sample activities to use as follow-up to reading text
  • Links to websites with more reading resources
  • Visuals and graphics to help children organize thoughts
  • Questions that align specifically to the reading standards

Spanish version:  Un Recurso de Lectura para Padres

starCommon Core State and NC Essential Standards

North Carolina's Department of Public Instructions described essential standards as "those skills, understandings and learning experiences that all students must master and/or complete at each grade level or course in order to move to the next level of learning." A primary goal of these standards is "to clarify what must be learned at each level and lessen the chance that critical knowledge is overlooked."

Parent Roadmaps to the Common Core Standards - provides guidance to parents about what their children will be learning and how they can support that learning.

National PTA Parent Guides provide an overview of what your child will learn by the end of each grade level in mathematics and English language arts/literacy. This information is also provided in Spanish.

NHCS Instructional Resources for Parents

North Carolina Read to Achieve
A Guide to Implementing House Bill 950/S.L. 2012-142 Section 7A and House Bill 230
Individual teacher/staff webpages may be selected from our Staff page.

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Learn about other NC DPI Education Initiatives including: Closing the Gap, First in America, The ABCs - School Report Card.

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