Grade 3 Curriculum Summary


    • Represent and solve multiplication and division problems
    • Apply multiplication properties
    • Apply the relationship between multiplication and division
    • Fluently add and subtract within 20
    • Fluently multiply and divide within 100
    • Represent and solve two-step word problems
    • Identify and explain patterns
    • Determine the reasonableness of answers
    • Determine the missing symbol in number sentences
    • Apply place value concepts
    • Round numbers
    • Add and subtract within 1000
    • Multiply one-digit numbers by multiples of 10
    • Apply an understanding of fractions
    • Represent fractions on a number line
    • Apply an understanding of equivalent fractions
    • Tell time and calculate elapsed time
    • Measure and estimate length, mass, and volume
    • Solve measurement word problems
    • Count money and make change
    • Use and create graphs and line plots
    • Solve perimeter and area problems
    • Recognize, draw, and explain the attributes of quadrilaterals
    • Partition shapes into parts with equal areas


  • Informational Text

    • Determine the main idea, provide details, and explain how the details support the main idea
    • Ask and answer questions
    • Make inferences
    • Explain author’s point of view
    • Use text features
    • Determine the meaning of words
    • Compare and contrast points/details in two texts on the same topic


    • Determine the lesson or message of a text and how it is conveyed
    • Ask and answer questions, make inferences, describe characters, and explain how character actions contribute to the plot
    • Explain the author’s point of view
    • Compare and contrast themes, settings, and plots of stories by the same author


    • Write routinely over extended times
    • Write informative texts that identify a topic, convey information clearly, develop the topic with organized details, and include a conclusion
    • Write opinion pieces that state an opinion on a topic, support the opinion with logically organized reasons, and provide a conclusion
    • Write narrative texts to develop real or imagined events that establish a situation, introduce a narrator and characters, use dialogue and description to convey thoughts and feelings, and organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally and provides closure
    • Draw evidence from texts to support analysis and reflection
    • Choose words/phrases for effect
    • Use a variety of words/sentences
    • Conduct research and gather information from sources
    • Use technology to produce and publish writing
    • Apply conventions of grammar, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling
    • Strengthen writing through planning, revising, and editing

Spelling and Word Study

    • Know the meaning of prefixes and suffixes
    • Decode multisyllable words and irregularly spelled words

Listening and Speaking

    • Engage in discussions and build on others’ ideas
    • Ask and answer questions
    • Speak in complete sentences using correct conventions of English

Science and STEM

    • Life cycles
    • Forces, motion, energy, matter
    • Space

Social Studies

    • Communities
    • US government and citizenship
    • History of Lancaster County
    • Culture, economics, themes of geography


    • View and discuss historic and contemporary works of art
    • Develop skills using drawing, painting media, clay, and a variety of sculptural media
    • Communicate ideas through images and objects created
    • Identify spatial relationships, including background, middle ground, and foreground
    • Consider design choices made by artists, architects, and designers
    • Explore artistic problem solving
    • Share, discuss, and critique artwork


    • Songs using So, Mi, La, Re, Do, high Do
    • Melody, harmony, tempo
    • Reading advanced rhythmic patterns and symbols
    • Rounds and vocal ostinato
    • Band and orchestral instruments
    • Music for dance, including ballet

Physical Education and Health

    • Cooperation with others and competition against self
    • Good sportsmanship
    • Movement skills (locomotor, spatial awareness, coordination, fleeing)
    • Team skills (dribbling, scoring, throwing, catching, striking)
    • Fitness and goal setting
    • Track and field events
    • Cooperative games and activities


    • Using the Super 3 Research Process
    • Identifying bibliographic information from a source
    • Using search tools to locate, evaluate, and use sources
    • Copyright and plagiarism