Third Grade

Third Grade Curriculum at a Glance:


The student:

  • predicts using prior knowledge, captions, and headings
  • uses strategies to determine meaning and increase vocabulary
  • develops vocabulary, monitors reading on or above grade level by rereading, self- correcting, summarizing, and questioning
  • identifies main idea, details, makes inferences and identifies the sequence of events, author’s purpose, examples of fact, fiction or opinion, and recognizes and understands comparison and contrast, cause/effect and sequence of events


The student:

  • writes using the writing process and the six writing traits of ideas, organization, word choice, sentence fluency, voice, and conventions

Social Studies

The student:

  •  studies communities and Ancient Civilization


The student:

  •  investigates several science units using scientific observations and skills
  • explores different science topics including life science, earth science, physical science, and space and technology


The student:

  • uses number sense to master all basic facts, read, write, compare numbers
  • knows the value of a given digit to hundred thousand
  • explains and demonstrates the meaning of multiplication and division with remainders
  • uses measurement to measure length, weight, capacity, area, perimeter, volume, time and temperature
  • calculates and compares types of measurement
  • estimates area, perimeter, and volume of rectangular shape
  • selects the appropriate unit and tool of measurement for a solution
  • uses geometry and spatial sense to understand symmetry, congruency and reflections in geometric shapes
  • explores flip, slides, tessellations and 180 degree turns
  • compares area and perimeter using concrete and graphic materials
  • knows how to identify, locate and plot ordered pairs of whole numbers
  • uses algebraic thinking to describe, extend and create visual geometric patterns
  • analyzes, explains and states the rule for number patterns
  • uses models and graphs to solve equations and inequalities
  • know that an equation is a number sentence stating that two quantities are equal
  • uses data analysis and probability to identify parts of a graph and interprets displays of data
  • interprets and compares information from pictographs and bar graphs
  • identifies the mean, median, mode and range in a set
  • uses technology to compare data and to construct and discuss patterns
  • determines the number of possible combinations of items
  • calculates the probability of an event and represents all possible outcomes
  • designs questions for a survey, depicts the data in a graph and explains the results
  • uses statistical data to recognize trends