Primary Grades » 3rd Grade

3rd Grade

Religion *To recognize and understand what we believe, how we worship, how we live, and how we pray

*To understand the sacraments *To understand the liturgical year, ordinary time, Advent, Lent, Easter, and Christmas *To recognize and understand the commandments *To understand how scripture helps them grow in knowledge and love of God’s word *To know the prayers; The Our Father, The Hail Mary, The Nicene Creed and the Apostles Creed *To model the lives of saints

Language Arts-Reading

*To read, to comprehend unfamiliar vocabulary using phonics, context clues and structural analysis *To read and understand different types of fiction (Realistic, Fantasy, Historical) *To read to understand information in nonfiction text *To identify story elements including: setting, character, plot, problem, and theme *To demonstrate comprehension of a variety of reading materials by identifying main idea, making inferences, predicting, drawing conclusions, understanding cause and effect relationships, comparing and contrasting, summarizing, and contributing to class discussions and activities

Language Arts-Writing/Grammar

*To write complete sentences *To utilize the mechanics of writing by using correct grammar and proper capitalization and punctuation *To identify nouns, verbs, adjectives, pronouns, and adverbs *To express ideas through writing process/brainstorming, drafting, editing, publishing and sharing *To produce a coherent paragraph *To produce persuasive, expository, and narrative essays *To prepare and deliver an oral report *To use guide words to locate words in a dictionary

Language Art-Spelling

*To spell third grade words correctly *To apply spelling principles moving from developmental to conventional spelling in daily work

Language Arts-Handwriting

*To form upper and lower case cursive letters neatly *To use correct cursive form


*To add and subtract 4 digit numbers using regrouping *To recall multiplication and division facts of 0-12 from memory *To understand the concepts of time and money, including telling time to the minute, elapsed time and making change *To understand geometric concepts *To be able to collect and interpret data using tallies, graphs, tables and charts *To understand place value *To understand the concept of estimation *To use a variety of problem solving strategies *To compute simple number equations

Social Studies

*To define community *To identify common community characteristics *To compare/contrast communities and their citizens (past and present in the United States) *To recognize community changes over time and the impact that geography has on communities *To recognize that communities have government *To understand how technology influences the way people making a living *To recognize the human resources of a community *To identify map symbols

Science *To understand the ecosystems

*To understand changes in the Earth’s surface *To understand the engineering process *To explore the variety of people in the science field *To explore the life cycles of plants and animals