Grade 3

Third Grade Curriculum

Our entire curriculum is focused on the Standards and Benchmarks that have been established by the Quakertown Community School District. These standards are expectations that all students are striving to achieve. Please see the posted standards in our classroom or on the district website to see where we are headed.

Third Grade Curriculum

*Reading

Reading

-Genres:Fiction, Non-Fiction, and Poetry

-Comprehension Strategies: Summarizing, Questioning, Predicting, Inferring, Visualizing, Evaluating, Synthesizing, Connecting, Monitoring, and Clarifying
- Skills: Fact and Opinion, Cause and Effect, Decoding Strategies, Story Elements, Noting Details, Interpreting Details, Character Traits, Character Development, Categorizing, Symbolism, Drawing Conclusions, Compare and Contrast, Illustrator' Craft, Fantasy and Realism

*Writing

Writing

- Types:Narrative, Informational, Persuasive, Letters, Biographies, Interviews, and Poetry

*Spelling

Spelling

- Word Study: Short/Long Vowels, Word Patterns, Rules, Vocabulary, Suffixes, Homophones, and Application to reading and writing
Textbook Used: Spelling Connections by Zaner-Bloser

* Cursive Handwriting*

* Math

Math

- Concepts:Addition and Subtraction of Whole Numbers, Linear Measures and Area, Multiplication and Division, Place Value in Whole Numbers and Decimals, Geometry, Fractions, Probability, and Problem Solving
**Students must memorize multiplication math facts 0-12 by the end of the school year**

*Science

Science

* Social Studies

- Concepts: Rocks and Minerals, Plant Growth and Development, and Chemical Tests


- Concepts: Government and Economics

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