3rd Grade

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Students advance from concrete phonics (decoding) to higher level reading comprehension skills. They analyze theme, message, and context to ask and answer questions. While learning science and history-social science, they apply embedded Common Core English Language Arts skills, such as subject and verb agreement, verb tenses, and complete sentences. Students speak, read, and write about heredity, weather, fossils, local history, and their environment.

  • 6 separate units (Common Core integrated through science & history-social science)
  • Covers 36 weeks of curriculum
  • Developmentally appropriate activities
  • Guided reading & writing
  • Multiple read-alouds matched to content in each unit: poetry, nonfiction, & fiction
  • Common Core Standards (Reading: Informational Text, Reading: Literature, Reading: Foundational, Language, Speaking/Listening)
  • Next Generation Science Standards (experiments, engineering, & design)
  • History-social science standards
  • STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, & math connections)
  • Next Generation Science

    Life Cycle

    Students learn the predictability of life cycles, along with characteristics based on inherited traits and environmental factors. Common Core Language Arts skills such as affixes, conjunctions, root words, irregular nouns, and irregular verbs (e.g. grow and grew) are applied directly to Next Generation Science content.

    Lesson Topics
    • Plant & animal life cycles
    • Comparing & contrasting narratives
    • Latin suffixes, common affixes
    • Staying healthy
  • History-Social Science

    Local History

    Through personal experience, we explore in more detail how our local area evolved. We examine how each period used and governed the area depending on their skills, technology, and values. While building a chronology of events, students learn about Common Core Language Arts skills of point of view, sequence of events, and supporting documentation.

    Lesson Topics
    • Settlement & interdependence
    • Describing characters
    • Prefixes, multisyllabic words, & more
    • Community beautification
  • Next Generation Science

    Fossils & Environmental Change

    Students become paleobiologists, using evidence to explain variations in different organisms and the impact to their survival. Common Core Language Arts skills such as pronouns, comparative adjectives, and irregular plural nouns are applied directly to Next Generation Science content (e.g. rhinoceros and rhinoceri or rhinoceroses).

    Lesson Topics
    • Organisms & change
    • Traits, motivations, & feelings
    • Responsibility
    • Minimizing our negative impact
  • Next Generation Science

    Types of Weather

    Students explore dazzling natural phenomena, learning the characteristics of atmospheric patterns to predict weather. Common Core Language Arts skills such as adverbs, dialogue, and linking words are applied directly to Next Generation Science content.

    Lesson Topics
    • Weather events
    • Procedural skills
    • Academic & domain-specific words
    • Protecting ourselves & family from weather
  • History-Social Science

    Persistent Heroes

    Students learn to become active citizens of their school, community, and country by analyzing American heroes. We celebrate their courage and concern for others by finding ways to continue their work. Common Core Language Arts skills such as related words and shades of meaning are applied directly to history-social science content (e.g. believed and suspected).

    Lesson Topics
    • Taking risks & solving problems
    • Biography, letter, & poetry writing
    • Supporting logical connections in text
    • Community support in practice
  • History-Social Science

    Cost vs. Benefit

    Students build upon their concept of value with the basics of economics. Students learn about goods made locally, nationally, and globally using natural resources, labor, and equipment. Common Core Language Arts skills such as compound sentences and root words (e.g. distribute, distributor, distribution) are applied directly to history-social science content.

    Lesson Topics
    • Common goods
    • Subordinate conjunctions, reciprocal pronouns, & more
    • Flexibility in mass problem solving
    • Education’s role in solving economic problems

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