Content and Curriculum

What Third Graders Learn in 187 days

Reading Units of Study


Reading Deepens Our Understanding of the World
Reading and Reflecting to Understand Characters’ Journeys
Using All Information in Nonfiction to Generate Main Ideas
Determining Main Ideas in Literature and Informational Texts
Reading and Researching a Variety of Sources
Making Connections Between Nonfiction Texts
Tackling a Variety of Complex Texts

Writing Units of Study


Writing to Learn About Our World
Narrative: Crafting True Personal Accounts
Narrative: Crafting Real or Imaginary Stories
Informational: Writing to Explain
Opinion: Making My Voice Heard
Sharpening Our Skills: Writing Across All Genres

Mathematics Units of Study


Multiplication and Division with 0-5, 9, and 10
Multiplication and Division with 6, 7, 8 and Multiples of 10
Measurement, Time, and Graphs
Write Equations to Solve Word Problems
Polygons, Perimeter, and Area
Explore Fractions
Multidigit Addition and Subtraction

Science and Social Studies Units of Study

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Roles, Rights, and Responsibilities
The Circle of Life
Metropolitan Areas: Places of Change
A Recipe for Earth’s Materials
People are Connected in the Economic Marketplace
Taking Up Space: Matter’s Many Forms
First Americans: Cultural Regions and Interactions 

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