• What will my child study in third grade?

      Language Arts

      • Writes a personal experience narrative that shows why the experience is important to the writer
      • Writes an imaginative story that centers around a distinct character
      • Writes a report that details events in proper sequence
      • Considers audience, purpose and format in writing forms of communication and poetry
      • Uses concrete descriptive words, commas in a simple series, and "a" and "an" correctly
      • Writes using cursive handwriting
      • Edits writing for spelling
      • Reads and comprehends imaginative story, personal narrative, report, communication and poetry
      • Continues to expand phonetic skills
      • Structurally analyzes prefixes, suffixes and abbreviations
      • Expects to meet challenges but is more confident of overcoming them
      • Works towards a third grade benchmark reading fluency goal of 107 words per minute by the end of the school year

      (For more information about grade level reading benchmarks, please visit http://dibels.uoregon.edu/benchmark.php )



      Operations and Algebraic Thinking

      • Represent and solve problems involving multiplication and division.
      • Understand properties of multiplication and the relationship between multiplication and division.
      • Multiply and divide within 100.
      • Solve problems involving the four operations, and identify and explain patterns in arithmetic.

      Number and Operations in Base Ten

      • Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic.

      Number and Operations—Fractions

      • Develop understanding of fractions as numbers.

       Measurement and Data

      • Solve problems involving measurement and estimation of intervals of time, liquid volumes, and masses of objects.
      • Geometric measurement: understand concepts of area and relate area to multiplication and to addition.
      • Geometric measurement: recognize perimeter as an attribute of plane figures and distinguish between linear and area measures.
      • Represent and intrepret data


      • Reason with shapes and their attributes.

       Mathematical Practices

      • Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
      • Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
      • Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
      • Model with mathematics.
      • Use appropriate tools strategically.
      • Attend to precision.
      • Look for and make use of structure.
      • Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning


      • Studies various ecosystems
      • Cultivates and observes plant life
      • Examines electrical circuits and safety
      • Uses instruments to measure and chart weather
      • Practices dental health and hygiene
      • Learns safety and first aid

      Social Studies

      • Studies communities and their laws that protect the rights/property of individuals and groups
      • Develops geographical literacy and uses resources/mapping skills
      • Studies civics values and responsibilities: honesty, patriotism, respect for others and justice