The third grade is a bridge between introductory skills taught in the primary grades and skills to be learned in the intermediate grades. Some of the focal points of third grade are:
- In Math, multiplication and division are introduced and manipulatives are used to strengthen understanding of math concepts.
- In English Language Arts, emphasis is on improving reading, writing, and listening skills through the use of a basal reader, trade books, and other resources.
- In Science, third grade curriculum centers on the study of life cycles, electricity, and measuring and collecting data in those areas.
- In Social Studies, the emphasis is on map skills and comparing/contrasting various world cultures with life in the United States.
Here is a great link for Common Core resources: Click here for engageny.