What should my third grader know…
- Retell fiction stories-main character, setting, and problem/goal of the story, events in order and determine the message/lessons of the story.
- Identify the main topic and important details of an informational text.
- Answer Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How questions after reading a story/text.
- Try to sound out tricky words by chunking the word parts that may be familiar.
- Tell what the purpose of a text is (persuade, inform, entertain)
- Write at least three paragraphs.
- Write a story with characters, setting, problem, and ending.
- Write an opinion piece with three reasons/examples.
- Write an informational piece with three reasons/examples.
- Begin to elaborate and add descriptive details to their writing.
- Capitalize, punctuate, indent, and use commas correctly.
- Solve 1 and 2 step word problems (within 100) using drawings, objects, equations.
- Math facts (addition/subtraction)
- Count within 1000, skip count by 5s, 10s, and 100s
- Add/Subtract three-digit numbers
- Practice telling time and using money.
- Measure length using inches, feet, centimeters, and meters.
- Reading A-Z
- Mystery Science
- ABC mouse
- Read daily to build stamina. Reading to your child, with them, or on their own, all are great ways to build stamina. Aim for 15-20 min. independently. Start transitioning to chapter books and have discussions about the text. Ask Why? Questions. Make predictions. Connect ideas from the text to another text read.
- Practice sight words/High-Frequency Words. There are several different lists, choose one that works for you or reach out to the classroom teacher. These words make up about 75% of words children will come across in the text they read. Some can’t be sounded out. They should be committed to memory both in reading and writing the words. (As needed by your child)
- Incorporate Science and Social Studies in what you read/write and watch educational videos.
- Write daily. Expose your child to different kinds of texts. The best teachers of writing are other authors themselves. Let them get creative by adding their voice and personality to their writing.