Curriculum – Third Grade Skills Emphasis

Language Arts

Shurley Language

  • Strong emphasis on sentence structure including identifying parts of sentence (subject, verb, adverb, adjective, preposition, conjunctions, interjections, etc.)
  • Capitalization and punctuation
  • Verbs and irregular verbs
  • Dictionary skills
  • Writing: journal writing, expository writing, persuasive writing, writing process, narrative writing, story elements

History & Geography (ABeka):

  • Continents and oceans of the world
  • Study of world geography
  • States of the United States
  • Study of American Heritage through the lives of great people

Science (ABeka):

  • Exploring The Plant World
  • Exploring the World of Vertebrates and Invertebrates
  • Exploring the Ocean
  • Exploring the Weather
  • Exploring the Desert, the Ocean, the Pond, and the Forest


  • Review and master all skills introduced in K5-2nd grade
  • Count by 6’s, 7’s, 8’s, 9’s, and 12’s
  • Count by 1/2 and 1/4
  • Read and write numbers to 100,000
  • Identify ordinal position to the twentieth
  • Identify prime and composite numbers
  • Identify perfect squares and square roots
  • Locate integers on a number line
  • Use the order of operations to simplify expressions
  • Identify missing addends for sums of 100
  • Add and subtract multiples of 10 to a two or three digit number
  • Multiply multiples of 10, 100, and 1,000 by one- or two- digit numbers
  • Multiply a multi-digit by a single or two-digit number
  • Multiply three or more factors
  • Simplify expressions with exponents
  • Master basic division facts
  • Divide up to three-digit dividends by one-digit divisors with or without remainders
  • Check answers using multiplication
  • Find a fractional part of a set
  • Compare and order unit fractions
  • Add and subtract fractions and mixed numbers with common denominators
  • Write hundredths in common and decimal fraction form
  • Add and subtract decimal fractions
  • Add positive and negative numbers
  • Write checks
  • Draw congruent line segments
  • Identify length and width
  • Identify acute and obtuse angles
  • Measure and draw line segments to the nearest 1/2 inch and millimeter
  • Identify and reference distance in miles and kilometers
  • Identify freezing point, boiling point, and normal body temperature
  • Locate information on a chart or map

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