Curriculum Guide - Third Grade

Language Arts

-Review phonetic skills, word attack and decoding skills
-Identify main idea, details and setting
-Draw conclusions and predict outcomes using context clues
-Understand the difference between reality and fantasy
-Select reading material appropriate for age and ability
-Select and read authentic literature
-Locate information and facts within content area material
-Predict outcomes
-Determining genres

-Use grade appropriate, correct spelling in all written material
-Develop clear, comprehensive stories utilizing the Writing
Process format
-Write friendly letters, informational reports and book reports
-Use proper sentence structure, capitalization and punctuation
-Answer questions in the content areas in complete sentences
-Write original endings for stories
-Use proofreading skills
-Learn a new spelling unit weekly
-Alphabetize to the fourth letter
-Use correct, grade appropriate vocabulary in all written
-Locate, define and recognize nouns, verbs, adjectives, subjects,
predicates and contractions properly

Listening and Speaking
-Listen attentively
-Follow directions given orally
-Learn to be part of an audience
-Recall stated details and sequences
-Speak clearly; use proper grammar while presenting information,
reports and projects

-Place value to the thousands place
-Addition & subtraction:
3 or more addends, fractions with like denominators,
Decimals to the tenths

-Multiplication & division:
facts to twelve, 3-digit products
comparing, estimating equivalents
to tenths, comparing and placing in order by value
-Collecting and organizing data:
graphs and diagrams
-Problem solving
-Estimation: money, time, geometry

-Physical Science - matter
force energy * sound
-Life Science - How plants and animals live and grow * Living things & environment
-Earth Science - Changes in the earth
solar system clouds and storms
-Human Body - Staying healthy

Social Studies
-Study and explore world communities (Western & non-Western) that
represent the diversity of culture
-Continued emphasis on self-awareness and social interaction
-Multicultural awareness
-Map skills

-Identify the personal, social, physical elements of
the environment that contribute to one's safety
and well-being
-Accept, responsibility for maintaining and improving
the environment
-Identify potential dangers in everyday situations

Physical Education
-Refine basic skills, use skills in combination
-Gain further control of movement: develop skillfulness and
-Develop mature motor patterns: hopping, galloping, sliding

-Rhythm: duple and triple meter
-Melody: skips steps and repetition, interval reinforcement,
treble clef notes, song repertoire
-Forms: introduction, body, coda, bar lines
-Harmony: reinforcement of tonality, rhyme, ostinati
-Listening: identify orchestral family, tempo, mood style
Handwriting –Cursive writing
Character Development – Second Step