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:
Fiction vs. non-fiction.
Word recognition / vocabulary.
Antonyms, homonyms, synonyms.
Parts of speech.
Dictionary and thesaurus usage.
Types of sentences: declarative, interrogative, exclamatory, and imperative.
Word usage and expression.
Paragraph and letter writing.
Topic sentence, supporting details.
Review of addition / subtraction.
Review of time.
Standard, expanded, and written forms of numbers.
Food and drinks
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
Worlds, continents, oceans.
The American Revolution.
Fifty states and capitals by region.
Lessons include Parables, the Book of John, the Great Commission, Beatitudes, the Lord’s Prayer.