• 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