Grade 3


Students entering third grade begin to work more independently. They require fewer explicit instructions and are able to take on more complex assignments. In reading and writing, they focus on reading fluency and the use of tools such as dictionaries and thesauruses to help them understand language. In math, students continue to reinforce arithmetic skills, learn division and fractions, and begin to think more abstractly as they study estimation, patterns, and geometry. More structured scientific investigation complements exploration as students begin to make educated guesses and hypotheses about their observations.

Topics covered in grade 3 include:

Language Arts

Fiction vs. non-fiction.

Genres.

Reading fluency.

Word recognition / vocabulary.

Antonyms, homonyms, synonyms.

Comprehension strategies.

Story elements.

Novels.

Cursive writing.

Spelling.

Parts of speech.

Dictionary and thesaurus usage.

Stylistic techniques.

Types of sentences: declarative, interrogative, exclamatory, and imperative.

Capitalization.

Word usage and expression.

Punctuation.

Editing.

Paragraph and letter writing.

Topic sentence, supporting details.

Keyword outlines.

Research project.

 

Mathematics

Review of addition / subtraction.

Review of time.

Place value.

Standard, expanded, and written forms of numbers.

Estimation.

Money concepts.

Story problems.

Charts, graphs.

Measurement.

Division.

Understanding fractions.

Geometry.

 

Science

Vertebrates.

Invertebrates.

Physical adaptations.

Behavioral adaptations.

Investigations.

 

Chinese

Topics

Numbers 

Family

Clothes

Positions

Vegetables

Date

Nationality

My Schoolbag

Hobbies

Nature

Happy birthday!

Requests

Our classroom

Food and drinks

Objectives

Recognize and name basic word strokes and order of strokes.

Understand lesson contents and recognize the shape, sound, and meaning of vocabulary words.

Be able to use words in a sentence.

Know Chinese culture.

Be able to listen, speak, read and write what they have been taught.

Be able to use Pinyin to spell Chinese characters. 

 

History and Geography

Map skills.

Worlds, continents, oceans.

Government.

Civil War.

The American Revolution.

Colonial America.

Fifty states and capitals by region.

 

Bible

Lessons include Parables, the Book of John, the Great Commission, Beatitudes, the Lord’s Prayer.

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