Third Grade Curriculum Overview

Revised November 2017

Bible
  • Old and New Testament themes:  Choices of Biblical figures, Jesus and the early church
  • Weekly Scripture memory
  • Integration of Biblical worldview in all subjects
 
Language Arts
  • Listening and speaking, including oral presentation
  • Orton-Gillingham phonics instruction and spelling of phonetic and non-phonetic words:
  • Vocabulary, including Latin root words and derivatives
  • Reading fluency and comprehension of fiction and nonfiction selections 
  • Literary elements, including story structure and figurative language
  • Writing: Paragraph development; forms including reflections, narratives, poems, letters, reports, essays, stories
  • Grammar, including sentence structure, parts of speech, and conventions
  • Reference skills:  Location, selection, and organization of information
Math
  • Numbers and operations, including mastery of multiplication and division facts; regrouping
  • Fractions and decimals
  • Measurement: Time, money, length, weight, temperature, capacity, area, and perimeter; metrics
  • Graphs and data interpretation
  • Geometry: Plane and solid figures; angles; congruence, symmetry
  • Estimation: Rounding; estimation of products, quotients, sums, differences
  • Algebraic reasoning: Analysis and extension of patterns; equality; unknowns; commutative property of addition and multiplication
  • Problem solving strategies
Social Studies
  • Civics: Federal, state, and local government
  • Economics:  Goods, property, pricing, ownership
  • Geography:  50 states; Physical features of the United States
  • History:  Roots of democracy; Ancient Greece
 
Science:  Three science lab classes per week
  • Life science:  Life processes, plant functions, structure and function of organs, body systems; dissection
  • Earth science: Rocks and minerals, renewable resources, weather measurement, movement and phases of planets, sun, moon
  • Physical science: Machines, properties of matter, physical and chemical change, heat and light
 
Technology:  one class per week
  • Intermediate functions of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point; computer programming
  • Research: location, selection, and evaluation of information; plagiarism
 
Foreign Language:  One class per week
  • Survey of conversational French and French culture
 
Physical Education: three classes per week
  • Personal fitness, team games, positions, and rules; weekly mile run, sportsmanship
Art: one class per week
  • Elements of visual arts, media techniques and processes, awareness of art in history and culture
Music:  One class per week
  • Exploration of rhythm, melody, harmony, pitch, music theory, and  music appreciation   
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