Third Grade

Subject Scope
Language Arts Phonics and Reading

  • Review of all phonics rules
  • Oral reading
  • Reading comprehension

Cursive Writing

  • Review of cursive writing formation 3/4-space high
  • Creative writing

Spelling and Poetry

  • Weekly phonics-based word list with vocabulary
  • Sentence dictation using spelling words
  • Reinforcement activities
  • Reinforcement activities
  • Nine poems committed to memory


  • Complete sentences
  • Punctuation and capitalization rules
  • Creative writing, friendly letters
  • Recognition of simple nouns, subjects, verbs, adjectives
  • Word usage
  • Forming plurals and common contractions
  • Recognition of antonyms, homonyms, synonyms
  • Dictionary skills
History and Geography
  • Continents and oceans of the world
  • Study of world geography
  • States of the United States
  • Study of our American heritage through the lives of great people
  • Columbus
  • John Smith
  • Pocahontas
  • Miles Standish
  • Squanto
  • William Penn
  • Ben Franklin
  • George Washington
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Daniel Boone
  • Noah Webster
  • John Greenleaf Whittier
  • Robert E. Lee
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Clara Barton
  • U. S. Grant
  • Louisa May Alcott
  • Booker T. Washington
  • George Washington Carver
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Billy Sunday
Science Plants

  • Exploring the Plant World


  • Exploring the World of Vertebrates
  • Exploring the World of Invertebrates

Health and Human Biology

  • Wonderfully Made

Earth and Space

  • Exploring the Ocean
  • Exploring the Weather


  • Exploring the Desert, the Ocean, the Pond, the Forest, the Farmer’s Field
Health, Safety, Manners Health

  • Posture, Exercise
  • Nutrition, Diet
  • Cleanliness
  • Fighting disease


  • Fire, Water safety
  • Home, Play safety
  • Street safety
  • First aid


  • Hospitality
  • Proper introductions
  • Telephone mannerss
  • Courtesy and respect
  • Recognition of the place value of numbers
  • Addition facts and checking addition problems with carrying
  • Subtractioin facts and checking subtraction problems with borrowing
  • Multiplication tables 0-12 and multiplication problems with carrying
  • How to show a multiplication fact six ways
  • Division tables 1-12 and working and checking a division problem
  • Terminology for four processes
  • English and metric measures
  • Telling time
  • Roman numerals 1-1,000
  • Using a ruler
  • Solving story problems with up to four steps
  • Recognizing and solving number sentences
  • Converting measures and solving measurement equations
  • Recognizing and working with greater than (>) and less than (<)
  • Counting money and solving money problems using the decimal point correctly
  • Solving problems containing parentheses
  • Fraction terminology and basic understanding of fractions
  • Averaging numbers
  • Reading a thermometer
  • Recognizing geometric shapes
  • Finding the unknown number in an equation
Bible Lessons such as Salvation Series, Parables, Samuel, David, Elijah, Elisha, Daniel, Ezra/Nehemiah, Esther (includes memory verses, hymns/choruses, and Bible doctrine)
Fine Arts
  • Music
  • Music Theory/Flutophone
  • Art