Third Grade Curriculum
English Language Arts
• Writer's Workshop and 6 Traits - ideas, organization, voice, word choice,
sentence fluency, and conventions
• Reading - genres, comprehension strategies, word analysis
"The desire to read is not born in a child. It is planted by parents and teachers."Jim Trelease
READ! READ! READ! READ!
- As part of our daily homework routine, students are expected to read at least 20 minutes.
- Students should fill out their home reading log daily that is located in the agenda. Parents initial agenda if completed.
- NYS requires students to read 25 books each year, either at home or school.
- Research has shown that the more you read, the better you read.
- There are so many wonderful books! Be sure to visit our school library and the public library often!
- ecosystems and biomes
- plant life cycles
- simple machines
- scientific method
- maps - focusing on continents, oceans, latitude, and longitude
- how climate and environment affect the people who live in various regions, such as polar regions, deserts, grasslands, and the rain forest.
- the democratic process through "Kids Voting"
- holidays and customs around the world
- important Americans
- patterns and graphs
- addition and subtraction with regrouping (carrying and borrowing)
- telling time to 1 minute intervals
- multiplication and division concepts
- problem solving
- writing to explain how a problem was solved