Curriculum – Grade 3

Literacy and Language Arts

Reading Units of Study

Module 1: Building a Reading Life
Module 2: Following Characters into Meaning
Module 3: Series Book Clubs
Module 4: Non-fiction Reading: Expository Texts
Module 5: Mystery Book Clubs
Module 6: Biography Book Clubs
Module 7: Informative Reading

Writing Units of Study

Module 1: Launching Writing Workshop
Module 2: Crafting True Stories
Module 3: Informative Writing
Module 4: Persuasive Speeches
Module 5: Poetry
Module 6: Non Fiction

Word Study and Grammar Units of Study

Module 1: Sentences, Subjects/Nouns, Predicates/Verbs, Simple and Compound Sentences
Module 2: Singular and Plural Nouns, Possessive Nouns, Action Verbs
Module 3: Main Verbs, Helping Verbs, Present, Past, and Future, Irregular Verbs
Module 4: Pronouns, Subject Pronouns, Object Pronouns, Adjectives
Module 5: Adverbs
Module 6: Negatives, Commas
Module 7: Quotation Marks, Titles

Mathematics and Numeracy

Overview

Third grade mathematics is about (1) developing understanding of multiplication and division and strategies for multiplication and division within 100; (2) developing understanding of fractions, especially unit fractions (fractions with numerator 1); (3) developing understanding of the structure of rectangular arrays and of area; and (4) describing and analyzing two-dimensional shapes.

Mathematics Units of Study

Module 1: Properties of Multiplication and Division and Solving Problems with Units of 2–5 and 10
Module 2: Place Value and Problem Solving with Units of Measure
Module 3: Multiplication and Division with Units of 0, 1, 6–9, and Multiples of 10
Module 4: Multiplication and Area
Module 5: Fractions as Numbers on the Number Line
Module 6: Collecting and Displaying Data
Module 7: Geometry and Measurement Word Problems

Science

Overview

Life, Physical, and Earth sciences

Science Units of Study

Life Science: Structures of life
Physical Science: Matter, energy, and measurement
Earth Science: Sun, moon, and stars

Social Studies

Overview

Continuity and Change

Social Studies Units of Study

Module 1: Geography of the Local Region
Module 2: American Indians of the Local Region
Module 3: Development of the Local Community: Change Over Time
Module 4: American Citizens, Symbols, and Government
Module 5: Economics of the Local Region: Choices, Costs, and Human Capital

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