The third grade curriculum includes reading, writing, spelling, grammar lessons, writing complete sentences and paragraphs. We complete a cursive handwriting book.
We have 80 minutes of reading and writing each day. Two periods of spelling/phonics and two periods of grammar lessons each week. We use an anthology with selection tests and trade books. Graphic organizers are used to analyze and compare books.
Activities during the year include monthly book reports, an author study, and a biography project. Students also write and illustrate an original fairy tale which they read to the first grade. Students use Raz Kids and Big Universe.