Third Grade

Texarkana ISD Virtual Academy Third Grade

Course Details

Grade3

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What Your Child Will Learn in Third Grade

Reading

  • Reviewing phonics skills, structural analysis, syllabication, irregular plurals, suffixes, prefixes, and possessives
  • Reinforcing skills using anthologies, Reader’s Library, and Smiling Hill Farm
  • Identifying main ideas
  • Drawing conclusions
  • Making inferences;
  • Differentiating between fact and opinion
  • Making generalizations; predicting outcomes
  • Reading biographies of famous Americans, including explorers, presidents and humanitarian leaders, scientists, writers, and artists

Phonics

  • Expanding long and short vowel sounds
  • Beginning and ending sounds
  • Prefixes and suffixes
  • Diphthongs
  • Combinations, blends, and digraphs
  • Plurals; syllables

Spelling & Vocabulary

  • Reinforcing correct spelling through daily exercises and spelling strategies
  • Reviewing commonly misspelled words
  • Introducing cross-curricular words
  • Integrating spelling with phonics, vocabulary studies, reading, and writing

Composition

  • Developing organized writing skills
  • Completing four lessons each week
  • Building skills in basic grammar, punctuation, correction, letter writing, and journaling

Mathematics

Featuring Calvert Math

  • Addition, subtraction, multiplication (to 9s), and division
  • Reading and writing numbers with place values through 100,000s
  • Comparing fractions
  • Equivalent fractions
  • Decimals to hundredths
  • Pictographs; bar graphs
  • Coordinate points on grids
  • Tree diagrams
  • Rounding
  • Word problems
  • Roman numerals
  • Regrouping in addition and subtraction
  • Money and time
  • Introduction to statistics, probability, and graphing measurement
  • Units of weight and volume
  • Temperature and linear in metric and customary systems

Science

  • Introduction to life cycles of organisms
  • Force and motion
  • Matter as a solid, liquid, and gas
  • Heat and light
  • The solar system
  • Erosion and natural resources
  • Animal ecosystems
  • Health and nutrition

Technology

Lessons, activities, and online interactive learning tools integrated with curriculum, particularly Reading and Science:

  • Developing keyboarding, touch typing, and word processing skills
  • Spreadsheet basics
  • Graphing in spreadsheets
  • E-mail and Internet use
  • Database searches
  • Visual mapping
  • Introduction to presentation software

Poetry

  • Memorizing
  • Reading for pleasure
  • Writing original cinquains and haikus

Mythology

Understanding myths and legends of Greece as foundation for literature appreciation

Social Studies

Featuring textbook Communities – studying world and U.S. communities

  • Learning about kinds of communities: rural, suburban, urban
  • Moving to new communities and learning new customs
  • The meaning of good citizenship
  • Core values of freedom and roles as future guardians of America’s freedoms

Geography

  • Strengthening map skills
  • Understanding symbols
  • Graphs and grids
  • Longitude; latitude; directions
  • Natural resources; lakes and land boundaries
  • U.S. map
  • Geography themes: place, regions, movement, location, and human/environment interaction

Art

Learning techniques in drawing, perspective, and color

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