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3rd Grade Curriculum Highlights
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Apply reading strategies to gain information and understanding of texts

Apply higher level thinking skills to reading texts

Apply comprehension skills in their reading

Use prior knowledge and experience to draw  conclusions and make inferences

Compare and contrast various reading selections

Summarize a reading selection

Acquire and apply new vocabulary

Read grade level texts fluently

Use listening skills and visual aids to gain information

Engage in recreational reading

Understand letter-sound relationships

Apply grammar skills in accordance with reading series

Spell grade level spelling words using phonics and word recognition skills

Apply spelling skills in daily writing

Complete book reports on a trimester basis


Use correct mechanics and conventions

Plan, revise, and edit pieces as a part of the writing process

Organize and write a three paragraph essay with an introduction, body, and conclusion section

Write narrative, opinion, and informative pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with details


Understand concept of communities

Recognize the existence of different cultures

Understand the attributes of people in a variety of communities

Understand reasons for the location of communities

Recognize the importance of a community’s history

Understand selected economic choices that must be made

Recognize the importance of natural resources and machines in production of goods

Understand that people around the world depend on each other

Recognize that citizens have rights and responsibilities

Learn basic concepts of local government


Rapidly recall basic addition and subtraction facts

Add and subtract through 4 digit numbers

Recall multiplication facts through 10





Rapidly recall basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts

Add and subtract through 4-digit numbers

Read, write, and compare 4-digit numbers

Find equivalent names for numbers

Identify and understand place value

Count forwards and backwards in various patterns

Understand the meaning of fractions and their parts

Solve 2-step word problems by applying higher, order thinking skills

Utilize math tools to problem solve equations

Write and solve number equations

Identify 2 and 3 dimensional shapes

Identify the concept of symmetry

Demonstrate age-appropriate measurement skills

Measure using standard and metric units

Collect, record, display and evaluate data to complete various graphs

Understand the concept of elapsed time

Understand and apply the concepts of area and perimeter

Understand and identify the communicative, associative, distributive, zero, and identity properties


Introduce students to the process of the scientific method

Use informational text to locate and identify specific facts

Units of study include:  Space, Rocks and Soil, Forces and Motion, Simple Machines, Lake Study, and Matter and Energy


Demonstrate appropriate movement patterns in sport specific activities

Know key concepts in improving physical fitness levels

Work safely and cooperatively with others in all activities

Demonstrate good sportsmanship


Recognize a variety of art terms using the word wall.

Recognize Oldenburg, Whistler, Van Gogh, Martinez and their works

Recognize art from the Realism and Impressionism movements and the Japanese/Chinese and Mexican Art cultures





Identify personal strengths and relate them to a variety of jobs

Demonstrate appropriate ways to handle one’s feelings, wants, and needs

Show appreciation of others

Describe how people cooperate with one another to reach goals

Describe various opportunities and roles that interest them in their communities, family, and the work force

List reasons why people fight and how to solve fights

List the steps to take if they are being abused

Demonstrate conflict resolution skills

List alternative activities to do instead of taking illegal drugs

Role play good decision making skills


Use formal keyboarding skills to learn letter key positions

Access and use a standard word processing program to create, edit, apply formatting, and print documents

Access on-line information sources including preselected web sites and searchable databases


Demonstrate singing on pitch

Demonstrate proficiency with solfege

Demonstrate a steady beat

Recognize the concepts of tempo & steady beat

Understand the musical concept of meter

Identify melodic direction in songs

Identify harmony and musical phrasing in pieces

Learn about musical form in signing

Recognize musical instruments, their families, and their sound.


Recognize main ideas of a text

Review online catalog

Use text features

Determine differences between fables, myths, and folktales

Identify cause and effect within a story

Complete a research project using graphic organizers