Third Grade


Grade 3 Math Curriculum Framework

Operations & Algebraic Thinking
  • Solve problems using multiplication by using numbers, arrays, drawings & symbols
  • Solve problems using division by using numbers arrays, drawings & symbols
  • Explain how multiplication and division are related (eg fact family)
  • Solve missing factor problems
  • Recall basic multiplication facts through 10
  • Divide numbers by 1-10
  • Solve two-step word problems using the four operations Identify arithmetic patterns
Numbers & Operations: Fractions
  • Show a fraction is part of a whole using a picture
  • Show a fraction on a number line by writing or drawing it
  • Express and compare equivalent fractions using pictures or numbers
Numbers & Operations: Base Ten
  • Round numbers to the nearest 10 or 100 without tools
  • Add numbers within 1000 without tools
  • Subtract numbers within 1000 without tools
  • Multiply single digit numbers by multiples of ten
Measurement & Data
  • Tell and write time to the nearest minute and solve related word problems
  • Measure and estimate volumes and masses of objects using grams, kilograms, and liters
  • Solve volume and mass related word problems
  • Create a picture graph or bar graph when given data
  • Solve one-step and two-step problems using data and graphs
  • Measure to the nearest ¼ and ½ inch
  • Measure area for squares and rectangles
  • Solve word problems related to perimeter
  • Draw 2-dimensional shapes (rectangles, squares, trapezoids, rhombuses)
  • List the differences between quadrilaterals and non-quadrilaterals
  • Break shapes into equal size parts and use fractions to describe the parts of the whole

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Grade 3 Literacy Curriculum Framework

  • Make connections to the text (text to text, text to self, text to world)
  • Summarize the text Visualize while I read
  • Make predictions while I read
  • Ask questions to check for understanding
  • Make inferences while reading the text
  • Compare and contrast characters, settings, or events
Informational Text
  • Make connections to the text (text to text, text to self, text to world)
  • Summarize the text
  • Visualize while I read
  • Make predictions while I read
  • Ask questions to check for understanding
  • Make inferences while reading the text
  • Use what I know and give examples from the text to support an inference
  • Explain what happened, when it happened, and why
  • Use text features (graphs, captions, charts, pictures and headings)
Foundational Skills
  • Decode multi-syllable words
  • Read irregularly spelled words
  • Use prefixes, suffixes, roots and bases while I read
  • Read with expression
Speaking & Listening
  • Share my ideas and listen to others
  • Clearly present information to my classmates
  • Write an opinion essay with an introduction, supporting reasons and a concluding statement
  • Write a narrative essay about real or imagined experiences using descriptive details, a clear sequence of events and dialogue
  • Write an informational essay that includes an introduction, facts that develop the topic, linking words and a conclusion with minimal support from the teacher
  • Plan, revise and edit my writing
  • Can identify and use simple, compound and complex sentences
  • Spells words correctly using resources
  • Correctly capitalizes and punctuates sentences
  • Uses commas correctly in addresses and with quotation marks in dialogue
  • Determines the meaning of unknown words using multiple strategies including affixes, root words and context clues
Grade 3 Curriculum Resources
  • McGraw-Hill: My Math curriculum books and on-line
  • Third Grade Supplemental Fraction Book
  • Pearson: Good Habits, Great Readers leveled readers
  • Scholastic: StoryWorks Jr.
  • No Excuse Words chart
  • Guided Reading Library of leveled student texts
  • Online Resources:
Shurley English and Grammar
IXL Language Arts
IXL Math
Xtra Math

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Grade 3 Instructional Practices

  • Daily 5/CAFE literacy framework (Shared, guided, one-on-one)
  • Use of Leveled books matched to readers
  • Technology: class projector and student Chromebooks

Summer Reading Suggestions for Kids Going Into Fourth Grade

  • Brother Eagle, Sister Sky, A Message from Chief Seattle by Susan Jeffers
  • The Keeping Quilt by Patricia Polacco
  • Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard Atwater
  • Poppy by Avi
  • Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary
  • Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
  • Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
  • How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell

Series Books
  • I Survived (series) by Lauren Tarshis
  • Origami Yoda (series) by Tom Angleberger
  • Judy Moody (series) by Megan McDonald
  • Geronimo Stilton (series) by Geronimo Stilton
  • A Baseball Card Adventure (series) by Dan Gutman
  • Matt Christopher (sports series) by Matthew Christopher

  • Who Would Win (series) by Jerry Pallotta
  • Scholastic True or False (series) by Melvin and Gilda Berger
  • Scholastic Who Was____? (biography series) by various authors
  • Any other nonfiction books at your child’s level are great for summer reading