# 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

### Mathematics:

• 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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