Third Grade Curriculum

Language Arts
The student will:

  • Select literature based on personal needs and interests from a variety of genres.
  • Locate and use library media resources to acquire information.
  • Use prewriting tools such as brainstorming and graphic organizers.
  • Describe literary elements such as characters, plot, setting and story problems.
  • State a main idea and support it with facts and details.
  • Support explanations with evidence from text.
  • Take notes to record facts and details.
  • Use correct punctuation, spelling, grammar and capitalization.
  • Learn and use the writing process (pre-writing, drafting, revising, proofreading).
  • Use appropriate vocabulary when writing and speaking.
  • Speak and write in grammatically correct sentences.
  • Be able to write a friendly letter using the appropriate format.
  • Deliver a short oral presentation.
  • Respond respectfully to oral presentations.

The student will:

  • Understand place value by reading, writing, ordering and comparing.
  • Have instant recall of addition and subtraction to 18.
  • Tell time to the minute and understand elapsed time.
  • Read and interpret graphs.
  • Know a variety of estimation skills and strategies.
  • Read and write decimals.
  • Learn multiplication and division facts through the 10 times table.
  • Explore and understand probability.
  • Be familiar with math vocabulary.
  • Solve number sentences with missing information.
  • Find area and perimeter of geometric shapes.
  • Solve word problems using various strategies.

Social Studies

  • The Social Studies curriculum is currently being reviewed to align it with the New York State standards.

The student will:

  • Investigate major stages in life cycles.
  • Understand that living things depend on each other and their physical environment.
  • Use scientific process skills.
  • Observe and describe properties of matter.
  • Investigate electricity and magnetism.