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    Third Grade Curriculum Highlights

     Readers' Workshop

    • Includes mini-lessons, independent reading, guided reading, book clubs, conferring and at home reading
    • Emphasizes skills and strategies in the areas of comprehension, decoding and fluency
    • Promotes a love of literature through reading a variety of genres

    Writers' Workshop

    • Main focus will be on narrative, persuasive and informational writing, with an emphasis on paragraph writing and responding to text using text-based evidence
    • Use of proper grammar, spelling and writing conventions

    Science

    • Explore weather, buoyancy, structures and simple machines 

    Health

    • Learn about body systems, dental health and making healthy choices

    Social Studies

    • Read and interpret maps and globes
    • Study the different biomes of the world including deserts, polar regions and rain forests 
    • Focus on world communities including USA, China, and Brazil

    Math

    • Units of study include multiplication, division, place value, addition, subtraction, fractions, algebra, measurement, geometry and graphing
    • Demonstrate fluency of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts 
    • Use a variety of problem solving strategies
    • Incorporate math vocabulary in written and oral explanations