Grade 3

Language Arts 3

This course provides a comprehensive sequence of lessons introducing students to composition, vocabulary, grammar, and spelling. Lessons are designed to develop comprehension, build vocabulary, and help students become more independent readers.

Language Skills

  • Composition – Students practice writing as a process, as they write a narrative, a report, letters, poetry, and more
  • Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics – Students learn about sentence structure, parts of speech, research skills, and more
  • Vocabulary – Wordly Wise provides practice in word study skills, word analysis, and reading comprehension
  • Primary Analogies – Students develop test-taking and critical thinking skills as they connect words and ideas
  • Spelling – Through weekly word lists, students learn rK12tionships between sounds and spellings
  • Handwriting – Handwriting Without Tears helps students develop their cursive handwriting skills
  • Public Speaking – Students learn and use techniques for effective oral presentations

Literature

Students develop literary analysis and comprehension skills. The emphasis is on works that embody exemplary virtues, including Greek and Norse myths, “William Tell,” and episodes from Black Beauty . Students read works of nonfiction, as well as four novels (selected from a long list of such classics asCharlotte’s Web, Little House on the Prairie, and Henry Huggins ). A test preparation program prepares students for standardized tests.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 year – 180 Lessons – 120 minutes
  • Curriculum Provider: K12
  • Prerequisites: Second Grade Language Arts
  • Required Materials:

    Required materials will be shipped to your door though some lessons require additional resources, including common household items and books that are readily available online or in your local library.

Math + 3

This research-based course focuses on computational fluency, conceptual understanding, and problem-solving. The engaging course features new graphics, learning tools, and games; adaptive activities that help struggling students master concepts and skills before moving on; and more support for Learning Coaches to guide their students to success. This course for students in Grade 3 provides a quick overview of whole number addition and subtraction, but has a greater focus on whole number multiplication and division, encompassing early algebraic thinking. Decimals are studied in rK12tionship to place value and money, and fractions are addressed through multiple representations and probability. Students are introduced to specific methods and strategies to help them become more effective problem solvers. Geometry and measurement are addressed through the study of two- and three-dimensional shapes, early work with perimeter, area, and volume, and applying measuring techniques to time, length, capacity, and weight.

  • Course Length: 1 year – 180 Lessons – 60 minutes
  • Curriculum Provider: K12
  • Prerequisites: Second Grade Math
  • Required Materials:

    Required materials will be shipped to your door though some lessons require additional resources, including common household items and books that are readily available online or in your local library.

Science 3

Students learn to observe and analyze through hands-on experiments, and gain further insight into how scientists understand our world. They observe and chart the phases of the moon, determine the properties of insulators and conductors, and make a three-dimensional model of a bone. Students will explore topics such as:

  • Weather – air pressure; precipitation; clouds; humidity; fronts; forecasting
  • Vertebrates – features of fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals
  • Ecosystems – climate zones; tundra, forests, desert, grasslands, freshwater, and marine ecosystems
  • Matter – phase changes; volume; mass; atoms; physical and chemical changes
  • Human Body – the musculoskeletal system; the skin
  • Energy – forms of energy; transfer of energy; conductors and insulators; renewable and nonrenewable energy resources
  • Light – light as energy; the spectrum; how the eye works
  • Astronomy – phases of the moon; eclipses; the solar system; stars and constellations; the Milky Way

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 year – 72 Lessons – 60 minutes
  • Curriculum Provider: K12
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Required Materials:

    Required materials will be shipped to your door though some lessons require additional resources, including common household items and books that are readily available online or in your local library.

History 3

Continuing their investigation (spanning grades 1–4) into history from the Stone Age to the Space Age, third grade students will:

  • Explore the Renaissance, and meet Petrarch, da Vinci, MichK12ngelo, Gutenberg, Galileo, and more
  • Journey through the Age of Exploration with Dias, da Gama, Magellan, and more
  • Get to know the Maya, Aztecs, and Incas
  • Visit civilizations in India, Africa, China, and Japan
  • During England’s Golden Age, meet Elizabeth I, Sir Walter Raleigh, and William Shakespeare
  • Explore Jamestown, Plymouth, and the thirteen colonies in Colonial America
  • Learn about the American Revolution

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 year – 108 Lessons – 60 minutes
  • Curriculum Provider: K12
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Required Materials:

    Required materials will be shipped to your door though some lessons require additional resources, including common household items and books that are readily available online or in your local library.

Art 3

Following the timeline of the K¹² History program, third grade Art lessons introduce students to the art and architecture of the Renaissance throughout Europe, including Italy, Russia, and Northern Europe. Students will:

  • Extend their knowledge of elements and principles of art, such as form, texture, and symmetrical balance
  • Draw, paint, and sculpt a variety of works, including self-portraits, landscapes, and still life paintings
  • Investigate artworks from Asia, Africa, and the Americas
  • Create artworks inspired by works they learn about, using many materials and techniques—after studying da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, students use shading in their own drawings, and they make prints showing the features and symmetry of the Taj Mahal

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 year – 72 Lessons – 45 minutes
  • Curriculum Provider: K12
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Required Materials:

    Required materials will be shipped to your door though some lessons require additional resources, including common household items and books that are readily available online or in your local library.

Music 3: Intermediate Music

Intermediate 1 Music is intended for students of third-grade age or older who have completed K¹² Beginning 1 and 2 Music or Introduction to Music. Through traditional folk songs and games, students learn to read and write a variety of musical patterns. They learn to play simple melodies and rhythms on the recorder. They become more familiar with the orchestra, especially the woodwind and brass families,

and learn about the lives and works of Bach, Handel, Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. Students will:

  • Learn to play the recorder
  • Sing along with folk songs
  • Practice moving to music
  • Listen actively to different kinds of music
  • Read and write music
  • Learn to recognize melody in four and five note patterns
  • Identify rhythms in music using sixteenths, dotted half notes, and whole notes
  • Recognize AB and ABA form
  • Become familiar with string and percussion instruments of the orchestrav
  • Become familiar with brass and woodwind instruments
  • Learn about the lives and music of classical composers

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 year – 72 Lessons – 45 minutes
  • Curriculum Provider: K12
  • Prerequisites: Beginning Music 1 and 2
  • Required Materials:

    Required materials will be shipped to your door though some lessons require additional resources, including common household items and books that are readily available online or in your local library.

Elementary Spanish

The Spanish Elementary course consists of 180 lesson days formatted in an intuitive calendar view, which can be divided into two 90-day semesters. The content for each week is based on an immersive Diglot WeaveTM story which runs throughout the course with weekly episodes beginning in English and each day weaving in more Spanish. Although the course focuses principally on vocabulary acquisition, basic grammar principles are intuitively grasped through the story, games, activities, and assessments. In addition, students learn to perform a different simple story each semester. Culture lessons are presented through multi-media CultureGramsTM lessons covering cultural aspects of major Spanish- speaking areas in Europe and the Americas.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 year – 180 Lessons – 60 minutes
  • Curriculum Provider: K12
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Required Materials:

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Elementary French

The French Elementary course consists of 180 lesson days formatted in an intuitive calendar view, which can be divided into two 90-day semesters. The content for each week is based on an immersive Diglot WeaveTM story, which runs throughout the course with weekly episodes beginning in English and each day weaving in more French. Although the course focuses principally on vocabulary acquisition, basic grammar principles are intuitively grasped through the story, games, activities, and assessments. Culture lessons are presented through multi-media CultureGramsTM lessons covering cultural aspects of major French-speaking areas in Europe and across the globe.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 year – 180 Lessons – 60 minutes
  • Curriculum Provider: K12
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Required Materials:

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Elementary German

The German Elementary course consists of 180 lesson days formatted in an intuitive calendar view, which can be divided into two 90-day semesters. The content for each week is based on an immersive Diglot WeaveTM story, which runs throughout the course with weekly episodes beginning in English and each day weaving in more German. Although the course focuses principally on vocabulary acquisition, basic grammar principles are intuitively grasped through the story, games, activities, and assessments. Culture lessons are presented through multi-media CultureGramsTM lessons covering cultural aspects of major German-speaking areas in Europe.

  • Course Length: 1 year – 180 Lessons – 60 minutes
  • Curriculum Provider: K12
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Required Materials:

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