Third Grade


pdf3rd Grade Guide to Student Success

  • Meeting individual needs of developing readers, writers, and problem solvers.
  • Challenging each child to his/her full potential.
  • Motivating children to become lifelong learners.
  • Including parents as partners in the learning process.
  • Preparing all students to be proficient in all academic areas.
  • Aligned to the PA Core standards.

Learning is a triangle with your child, you and the teacher at each point. Without all three working together, there's no complete picture!


Reading/English Language Arts/Spelling

pdf3rd Grade English Language Arts Curriculum Map

Text:  MacMillan/McGrawHill Treasures

Each child will:

  • Read and respond to literature.
  • Connect new information to known information.
  • Use decoding/phonics skills for self correction.
  • Read orally with expression.
  • Apply comprehension skills.
  • Make inferences and draws conclusions.
  • Become an independent reader.
  • Expand vocabulary.
  • Master assigned spelling words.
  • Use correct spelling in written work.
  • Follow written directions.
  • Study parts of speech and use them correctly. (nouns, verbs, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs).
  • Compose written responses to literature.
  • Write narrative, informational, descriptive and persuasive paragraphs.

Speaking/ Listening

Each child will:

  • Express ideas clearly.
  • Communicate ideas and experiences.
  • Listen attentively.
  • Follow oral directions.
  • Use correct grammar when speaking.


pdf3rd Grade Math Curriculum Map

Text:  HMH Go! Math

Each child will:

  • Solve addition and subtraction problems.
  • Understand and apply problem solving strategies.
  • Understand place value to six digit numbers.
  • Learn multiplication facts 0-9.
  • Develop problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of concepts of time, money, measurement, fractions, decimals, probability, geometry, estimation, and simple division.


pdf3rd Grade Science Curriculum Map

Social Studies

pdf3rd Grade Social Studies Curriculum Map

Text:   Pearson

Each child will:

  • Practice map skills.
  • Recognize the diversity of cultures.
  • Develop an understanding of the history and geography of communities, emphasizing PA.
  • Investigate how communities change.
  • Develop a perception of local, state and national government.
  • Explore the roles and life cycles of living things.
  • Discuss Earth's Water.
  • Study nutrition and the digestive process.
  • Investigate the sun, the moon, and the earth.


Text:  Zaner-Bloser

Each child will:

  • Form letters using correct size, shape, and spacing.
  • Write legibly in daily work.
  • Fine tune cursive writing.


Each child will:

  • Practice basic calculator skills.
  • Use computers as learning tools.
  • Research topics using the computer.


Suggestions to help your child at home:

  • Discuss your child's day at school. Ask specifically what he/she learned at school today.
  • Set a specific time each day for homework/study. (This may be practicing vocabulary words, rereading the story text, or using addition and subtraction flash cards.)
  • Have your child read independently 30 minutes a day.
  • Limit amount of TV/computer game time.
  • Use calendars to discuss and mark important events.
  • Make a "to do" list and have your child check off items as he/she completes them.
  • Hold high expectations. Children usually live up to your expectations.
  • Instill responsibility in your child by encouraging him/her to show you daily papers, complete homework, and to return required forms to school.
  • Visit the homework helper by clicking on that icon.
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