• National PTA: Third Grade Parent's Guide to Student Success

    Language Arts
    • Reading: read, comprehend, and appreciate written materials
    • Writing: be able to write persuasive, narrative, expository, and descriptive paragraphs
    • Listening: listen and respond effectively to oral messages
    • Speaking: speak clearly and effectively on a topic
    • Convention/Structure: use correct grammar and mechanics in written work
    • Spelling: use correct spelling by applying spelling patterns



    • Number sense: Understand place value of 3-digit numbers
    • Geometry: Label 3-dimensional shapes, polygons, lines, and point
    • Measurement: Tell time to the five minutes; count amounts of money up to $5.00; measure length to nearest inch, foot, yard, centimeter,meter; estimate length and weight using a benchmark; identify the correct weight measurement
    • Operations and computation: Add and subtract 3-digit numbers; know multiplication and division facts 0-9; apply problem solving strategies; estimate reasonable answers
    • Patterns and relationships: Understand patterns and relationships in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
    • Probability and statistics: Make and read a graph; use probability to determine fairness of a game



    • Content: participate in hands-on activities in the following areas:
      • Astronomy: moon
      • Earth Science: air
      • Health: bones and muscles
      • Life Science: people and animals
      • Physical Science: looking at liquids
    • Skills:
      • predict
      • observe
      • collect and record data
      • interpret
      • classify
      • draw conclusions


    Social Studies

    • Content: study rural, urban, and suburban communities in the U.S.
    • Skills: develop citizenship, conduct research, and use maps and graphs