Third Grade Curriculum
READING We will be using the Savvas Learning ReadyGEN series, which focuses on reading, writing, speaking, and listening in response to authentic literary and informational texts. Your child will also read a variety of grade level novels and nonfiction texts throughout the year, and are encouraged to read at his/her independent reading level for at least twenty minutes each day. The Daily 5 system will be used to help your child develop habits of reading, writing, word work, and working with peers.
WRITING ReadyGEN uses a gradual release of responsibility model to teach about the writing modes and processes. (“I do,” “we do,” “you do”) We will cover elements of effective writing, and students will incorporate these traits into narrative, opinion, and informative writing pieces.
LANGUAGE ARTS/GRAMMAR Throughout the year, students will practice using correct sentence structure, capitalization, punctuation, prefixes, suffixes, synonyms, antonyms, contractions, and more.
SPELLING Our spelling words align with the phonics component of the ReadyGEN series, and focuses on a particular spelling pattern each week. Students will work on various spelling and phonics activities throughout the week, and will be tested on the words on Friday. (If the test is not on Friday, it will be noted in our weekly newsletter.) A spelling list for the following week will be included in your child’s Friday Folder, and these words should be reviewed nightly.
MATH We will be using the University of Chicago Everyday Math 4 series, which aligns with Common Core standards. This series emphasizes problem-solving strategies, as well as integrating math into aspects of everyday life. In addition, third grade math requires the students to learn their math facts, including multiplication and division.
SCIENCE The students will explore four main units throughout the year: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems, Weather and Climate, Forces and Motions, and Life Cycles & Traits of Organisms. These concepts align with the Next Generation Science Standards and will incorporate a variety of STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) activities.
SOCIAL STUDIES We will be using the TCI Social Studies Alive! series. It focuses on World Geography, U.S. History, map reading, and understanding our economy.
HANDWRITING Students practice handwriting first through lowercase cursive letters, and then are exposed to uppercase letters.
Click here for the Everyday Math website, including Home Links:
First go to: http://www2.nlsd122.org/c/
Then, under the "Parents and Students" heading, scroll down to Student Technology Portal. Click on the words Student Technology Portal. Find the McGraw Hill ConnectED box, and click on it. Then your child can access the site.
Their username is 122FIRSTNAMELASTNAME (in all caps) and their password is nlsd5-digit#.
*Current List Highlighted in Red*
Unit 1: Module A (Lessons 1-5):Unit_1_Module_A_lesson_1-5.pdf
Unit 1: Module A (Lessons 6-10): Unit_1_Module_A_lesson_6-10.pdf
Unit 1: Module A (Lessons 11-15): Unit_1_Module_A_lesson_11-15.pdf
Unit 1: Module A (Lessons 16-18): Unit_1_Module_A_lesson_16-18.pdf
Unit 1: Module B (Lessons 1-5): Unit 1 Module B lesson1-5.pdf
Unit 1: Module B (Lessons 6-10): Unit 1 Module B_lessons_6-10.pdf
Unit 1: Module B (Lessons 11-15): Unit 1 Module B_lessons_11-15.pdf
Unit 1: Module B (Lessons 16-18): Unit 1 Module B_lessons_16-18.pdf
Unit 2: Module A (Lessons 1-5): Unit 2 Module A_lessons_1-5.pdf
Unit 2: Module A (Lessons 6-10): Unit 2 Module A_lessons_6-10.pdf
Unit 2: Module A (Lessons 11-15): Unit 2 Module A_lessons_11-15.pdf
Unit 2: Module A (Lessons 16-18): Unit 2 Module A_lessons_16-18.pdf
Unit 2: Module B (Lessons 1-5): Unit 2 Module B_lessons_1-5.pdf
Unit 2: Module B (Lessons 6-10): Unit 2 Module B_lessons_6-10.pdf
Unit 2: Module B (Lessons 11-15): Unit 2 Module B_lessons_11-15.pdf
Unit 2: Module B (Lessons 16-18): Unit 2 Module B_lessons_16-18.pdf