FIND it Fast


   Elementary School

FIND it Fast

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

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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