Third Grade Curriculum

Religion – Northwestern Publishing – Christ Light

Memorization

  1. Bible verses, catechism, hymns
  2. Three times a week/recitation in daily opening devotions

Bible Study

  1. Regular study of God’s Word/Bible lessons alternating annually between N.T. and O.T.
  2. Regular quizzes and/or worksheets on concepts taught

Literature

  1. Daily reading (silent/oral)
  2. Comprehension skills; some instruction on word attack
  3. Concept building exercises
  4. Use of Bloom’s Taxonomy/higher-level questioning
  5. In-depth study of selected award-winning novels
  6. Listening to novels and stories read aloud by teacher
  7. Introduction to Caldecott & Newbery Award books

English – Shurley Grammar

  1. Grammar, sentence structure, mechanics, diagramming
  2. Structured and creative writing
  3. Book reports-oral and written
  4. Listening skills
  5. Oral communication skills

Spelling – Spalding Method

Phonemic Awareness

  1. Ayres List – high frequency words
  2. Segmenting, counting, blending sounds

Systematic Phonics

  1. Saying and writing 70 phonograms
  2. Daily oral/written reviews
  3. Decoding
  4. Connecting speech to print
  5. Dictation
  6. Multi-sensory approach

Handwriting – Spalding Method

  1. Manuscript (capitals/lower case)
  2. Introduction to cursive (capitals/lower case)
  3. Punctuation marks and numbers
  4. Emphasis on legibility in all subjects

Math – Saxon Intermediate 3

  1. Incremental approach (continual review)
  2. Concepts:  addition, subtraction, multiplication, division facts; data interpretation
  3. Timed computation tests; mental computation
  4. Problem-solving strategies
  5. Estimation

Science – Bob Jones

  1. Life, earth, physical science
  2. Hands-on experiments
  3. Projects
  4. Group work

History – Bob Jones

  1. U.S.History:  1789-Civil War
  2. Current events
  3. State capitals; postal abbreviations
  4. Geography including map skills

Latin – Mars Hill

  1. Correct pronunciation of letters and words
  2. Acquisition of approximately 350 words
  3. Latin derivatives in English
  4. Grammar in Latin and English
  5. Paradigms in chants
  6. Latin quotes and expressions
  7. Simple translation
  8. Roman history & Greek/Roman mythology

Music

  1. Music Appreciation: history, composers, styles of music
  2. Music theory, rhythm, techniques
  3. Vocal development
  4.  “Choir”- preparation for singing in chapel services and programs
  5. Field trip to Plano Symphony

Computer

  1. Literacy
  2. Tutorial/simulation
  3. Keyboard/word processing
  4. Research

Enrichment

  1. Art (Arts Attack 3 Curriculum)
  2. Physical Education
  3. Field Trips
  4. Outdoor Education
  5. Science Fair
  6. Musicals/Christmas Program
  7. Field Day
  8. Harrington Library monthly visit
  9. Nursing home visits
  10. Celebrate Life Tea for senior citizens
  11. Reading Partners
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