Third Grade Overview

  • Third Grade Overview

    Third Grade Overview

     

    When students enter third grade, they should be confident fluent readers.  They should be able to sound out words, read with expression and make meaning of what they read.   They will be immersed in a variety of fictional and non-fictional genres and a repertoire of poetry.   Throughout the year, students will learn how to make meaningful connections between literature, themselves and the real world through a variety of resources.  During the year, students will read about the world around them, investigate, explore and make discoveries about achievements and journeys of influential people that have made a difference in the world.  Also, writing will be incorporated across the curriculum including opinion, informative, and narrative (real or imaginary) pieces.  On a daily basis, students will work on grammar, punctuation, capitalization and editing skills.  During class, students will participate in guided class discussions, learn how to take notes and conduct basic research projects.  Finally, by the end of third grade, students should be writing simple essays and be able to present their findings to an audience.  In addition, by the end of third grade the students should be able to read on a range of topics, utilize and apply learning strategies to new situations, and have background knowledge that they can draw upon that will help them with the challenges of upper elementary school and beyond.