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:
Math, multiplication and division are introduced and manipulatives are
used to strengthen understanding of math concepts.
English Language Arts, emphasis is on improving reading, writing, and
listening skills through the use of a basal reader, trade books, and other
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
Here is a great link for Common Core resources: Click here for engageny.