Third Grade Curriculum

Third Grade Curriculum

 

  LANGUAGE ARTS
Students will identify sentences and will apply the rules of punctuation, capitalization, and usage skills.  The students will identify five parts of speech:  nouns, verbs, pronouns, adjectives, and adverbs.  The students will apply writing steps:  pre-write, draft, revise, proofread, and publish.  The students will explore different styles of writing:  personal narrative, informative, friendly letter, descriptive, persuasive, and how to paragraph.
 
  SPELLING and HANDWRITING
Students will use spelling strategies and apply them to written work.
 
         
  RELIGION
The students will grow in faith as a Catholic/Christian and deepen their love for God the Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit.  The students will deepen their experience of prayer through adoration, study of liturgy and Mass, the sacraments, religion book, and the Bible.  The students will respond to the needs of others through class and school wide service projects and celebrating with the community.
  MATH
Students will continue to focus on developing number sense and choosing the appropriate method of computation for whole numbers and fractions.  Skills include place value through hundred thousands, addition and subtraction of up to four digit numbers.  They will demonstrate the meaning of multiplication facts and be able to multiply three digit numbers by a single digit number with regrouping.  Students will demonstrate understanding of the relationship between division and multiplication and divide with two digit quotients with remainders.
 
         
  SCIENCE        
The students will compare and describe life cycles, basic needs, and characteristics.  The student will understand effects of organisms on the environment and some features that help them survive and reproduce.  The student will investigate, explain, and demonstrate characteristics of force and motion.  The student will name and describe the main bodies of the solar system and their relationship.  The student will understand that science involves asking and answering questions and comparing experimental results to what is already known.
  SOCIAL STUDIES                
The student will demonstrate a basic understanding of directions, distances, location, and other geographic representation.  The student will analyze historical development of communities in the U.S.  The student will foster a sense of responsibility for living in a neighborhood.  The student will identify and discuss why citizens make rules/laws, obey them, and assume responsibility for them at home, in school, and in the community.  The student will recognize how people work with others to provide for the needs and wants by working at different jobs, production, and trade.
 
         
  READING
The students will read grade level material with appropriate fluency and inflection.  The students will decode and discover meaning through text.  The student will recognize and interpret components of literature.  The student will read, comprehend, recognize, and interpret elements of literature through a variety of genres.  The student will develop strategies for dealing with text and reading for a purpose.