3rd Grade Scope and Sequence

Language Arts 
Phonics and Reading 
Review of all phonics rules 
Oral reading 
Reading comprehension 
Cursive Writing 
Review of cursive writing formation 3/4-space high 
Creative writing 
Spelling and Poetry 
Weekly phonics-based word list with vocabulary 
Sentence dictation using spelling words 
Reinforcement activities 
Nine poems committed to memory 
Language 
Writing Process 
Complete sentences 
Punctuation and capitalization rules 
Creative writing, friendly letters 
Grammar 
Recognition of simple nouns, subjects, verbs, adjectives 
Word usage 
Forming plurals and common contractions 
Recognition of antonyms, homonyms, synonyms 
Dictionary skills 
 
History and Geography 
Continents and oceans of the world 
Study of world geography 
States of the United States 
Study of our American heritage through the lives of great people 
Columbus 
John Smith 
Pocahontas 
Miles Standish 
Squanto 
William Penn 
Ben Franklin 
George Washington 
Thomas Jefferson 
Daniel Boone 
Noah Webster 
John Greenleaf Whittier 
Robert E. Lee 
Abraham Lincoln 
Clara Barton 
U. S. Grant 
Louisa May Alcott 
Booker T. Washington 
George Washington Carver 
Laura Ingalls Wilder 
Billy Sunday 
 
Science 
Plants 
Exploring the Plant World 
Animals 
Exploring the World of Vertebrates 
Exploring the World of Invertebrates 
Health and Human Biology 
Wonderfully Made 
Earth and Space 
Exploring the Ocean 
Exploring the Weather 
Conservation 
Exploring the Desert, the Ocean, the Pond, the 
Forest, the Farmer’s Field 
 
Health, Safety, Manners 
Health 
Posture, Exercise 
Nutrition, Diet 
Cleanliness 
Fighting disease 
Safety 
Fire, Water safety 
Home, Play safety 
Street safety 
First aid 
Manners 
Hospitality 
Proper introductions 
Telephone manners 
Courtesy and respect 

Arithmetic 
Recognition of the place value of numbers 
Addition facts and checking addition problems with carrying 
Subtraction facts and checking subtraction problems with borrowing 
Multiplication tables 0–12 and multiplication problems with carrying 
How to show a multiplication fact six ways 
Division tables 1–12 and working and checking a division problem 
Terminology for four processes 
English and metric measures 
Telling time 
Roman numerals 1–1,000 
Using a ruler 
Solving story problems with up to four steps 
Recognizing and solving number sentences 
Converting measures and solving measurement equations 
Recognizing and working with greater than (>) and less than (<) 
Counting money and solving money problems using the decimal point correctly 
Solving problems containing parentheses 
Fraction terminology and basic understanding of fractions 
Averaging numbers 
Reading a thermometer 
Recognizing geometric shapes 
Finding the unknown number in an equation 
 
Bible 
Lessons such as Salvation Series, Parables, Samuel, David, Elijah, Elisha, Daniel, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther (includes memory verses and Bible doctrine) 
 
Fine Arts 
Music Theory/Flutophone 
Traditional, patriotic, fun songs 
Development of art techniques in multiple types of media 


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