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Third Grade

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Reading 3

Reading and Writing


Third graders read from a variety of texts including chapter books, poetry, fiction and nonfiction. Comprehension strategies and skills are reviewed and reinforced to help students develop reading for understanding. Third graders will learn to find text evidence to  explicitly answer questions about a text. Third graders will be able to determine the central message or moral of folktalkes and fables. 



Third graders can read independently.

Third graders will review phonetic skills to enhance ability to understand and decode increasingly difficult words independently. Third graders will learn to break apart multisyllabic words. 


Third graders will develop a broader vocabulary.

Discussions of concepts developed from rich literature will have students actively incorporating new reading vocabulary into their own speaking vocabulary. Third graders will learn to use context clues to determine the meaning of unknown words and phrases. 


Third graders will independently use comprehension strategies and skills.


Third graders are taught comprehension strategies to allow monitoring, understanding, making sense of text and solving problems while they are reading. Third graders will continue to learn about characters and how their actions motivate events throughout a story.




"Oh the Places You’ll Go!”

–Dr. Seuss
writing 3
Third graders will write summaries, have rich conversation, and answer questions about what they read.


Third graders discuss characters and events from their readings. They will discuss a character's traits and how these add to the story's plot. They will discuss and write about main ideas, plots and morals.



Third graders learn tocreate authentic writing through the process that includes:


  • Pre-writing - Planning
  • Drafting
  • Revising
  • Editing

Third Graders continue to perfect their cursive writing by building upon the cursive skills introduced at the beginning of the year.




Math 2Mathematics Major Concepts


  • Place value with whole numbers
  • Comparing and ordering numbers
  • Multiplication and division facts (through 12s)
  • 2-digit by 1-digit multiplication and division
  • Understanding fractions (sets, area models, and number lines)
  • Area and Perimeter of rectangular figures
  • Length, weight, and capacity
  • Quadrilaterals
  • Circle graphs, Bar graphs
  • Repeating and growing patterns
  • Writing number sentences (equations) for story problems
  • Multi-digit addition and subtraction
  •  Telling time
  • Line plots, tallies, and pictographs
  •  Venn diagrams

“Why fit in, when you were born to stand out”

-Dr. Seuss


Parent Support



  • Minimum of 20 minutes daily, independent reading at your child’s reading level
  • Read to your child and ask questions about the story
  • Research information on topics of interest through the library
  • Write letters, reports and journal entries based on informed judgements
  • Read together.



  • Use newspapers, magazines, etc. to show, compare and order numbers
  • Practice multiplication and division facts daily
  •  Provide cooking and measuring activities
  •  Plan menus and compute the cost
  • Sort objects into groups
  •  Let your child count moneyandmake change
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