Third Grade Curriculum


The student will:

1.          identify simple subjects and simple predicates in sentences

2.          write and identify singular/plural nouns

3.          introduce singular and plural possessive nouns

4.          identify past, present, and future tense verbs

5.          identify main and helping verbs

6.          identify irregular verbs

7.          define and identify pronouns

8.          define and identify an adjective

9.          define and identify an adverb

10.      use the writing process independently to write a four to six sentence paragraph on a given subject

11.      write and identify a contraction

12.      introduce use of technology to assist with writing and to reinforce skills


The student will:
       1.       write and compare whole numbers to the hundred thousands, estimate and round numbers                                  to the thousands
        2.       add and subtract four digit whole numbers with regrouping                                                                     3.       multiply and divide up to three digits by one digit, with and without remainders                    
        4.       compare fractions and find part of a number
        5.       solve word problems related to the content listed below
        6.       make change up to $9.99
        7.       tell time using analog and digital clocks to the exact minute

The student will:

  1. decode words with hard and soft consonants, words with silent letters, contractions, compound words, words with prefixes and suffixes
  2. spell words with silent letters, hard and soft letters, and endings
  3. spell compound words, homophones, words with prefixes and suffixes
  4. identify characteristics of a main character in a story
  5. identify fact or opinion
  6. identify the difference between fantasy and reality
  7. identify a main idea of a reading passage and list supporting facts and details
  8. apply the following pre-reading strategies to aid comprehension: access prior knowledge, preview, predict with evidence, and set a purpose for reading
  9. define vocabulary through text, using root words, synonyms and antonyms, context clues, and glossary
  10. describe the main setting of a story
  11. identify figurative language
  12. use punctuation cues in reading
  13. identify synonyms and antonyms
  14. actively construct meaning when reading both fiction and non-fiction passages
  15. read grade-level instructional text with fluency, accuracy, and expression
  16. use technology to build vocabulary skills


The student will:
         1.       identify basic beliefs of the Catholic faith
         2.       demonstrate a basic knowledge as to how the seven sacraments affect our lives as Christians
         3.       exhibit an understanding of the Holy Spirit
         4.       identify key people and events in the history of the Church
         5.       demonstrate Gospel message through service and stewardship to others
         6.       participate in liturgical seasons
         7.       define and apply the five types of prayer
The student will:
         1.      describe plant structures and functions
         2.      identify different life cycles of animals
         3.      identify ecosystem and food chains
         4.      classify animals-vertebrates and invertebrates
         5.      identify how environments change
         6.      define how people affect plants and animals
         7.      define and identify a physical/chemical change
         8.      explore forms of energy
         9.      recognize simple machines and how they work
        10.  identify how sound is made
        11.  explore how natural processes change the Earth
        12.  independently type username and password to navigate science textbook on the computer


The student will:

           1.      define community

           2.      explain the role of citizens in a community and responsibilities of citizenship

           3.      use cardinal and intermediate directions on a map with guided instruction

           4.      interpret map information using a map key

           5.      describe the characteristics of urban, suburban, and rural communities

           6.      describe physical characteristics of landforms and bodies of water

           7.      identify resources as renewable or nonrenewable

           8.      identify ways people modify the physical environment to accommodate their needs

           9.      compare ways in which people from different cultures maintain and preserve the physical                   environment

          10.  identify reasons explorers came to the Americas

          11.  read and interpret information on a timeline

          12.  identify reasons St. Louis grew in the 1800’s

          13.  summarize developments in transportation and communication during the 1800’s

          14.  describe the experiences of immigrants who came to the East and West Coasts

          15.  identify contributions immigrants have made in the United States

          16.  identify the U.S. Constitution as a document that protects our rights

          17.  use the internet to identify various U.S. geography landmarks

















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