Third Grade

          Curriculum At A Glance

End-of-Year Assessment Benchmarks /Targets:

  • Mandatory requirements from the Department of Education for promotion to 4th grade:
  • Students will score above a Level 1 on the FCAT Reading Sunshine State Standards test.
  • Student will be able to use proper punctuation and capitalization when writing sentences.
  • Student will be able to identify beginning, middle, and end in a story and genre.
  • Students will score 80% or above on lesson assessment and benchmark assessments for mastery in reading
  • At or above 38 on DRA test by end of year.
  • Student will score 80%or above on Edusoft assessment readingand math.


The student:

  • predicts using prior knowledge, captions, and headings
  • uses skills and strategies to determine meaning and increase vocabulary
  • develops vocabulary, monitors reading on or above grade level by rereading, self-correcting, summarizing, and questioning
  • identifies, verbalize, analyze and utilize writing processes formain idea, details, makes inferences and identifies the sequence of events, author’s purpose, examples of fact, fiction or opinion, and recognizes and understands comparison and contrast, cause/effect and sequence of events
  • utilize technology to aid and enhance reading skills and strategies


The student:

writes using the writing process and the six writing traits of ideas, organization, word choice, sentence fluency, voice, and conventions


The student:

  • usenumber senseto master all basic facts, read, write, compare numbers
  • knows the value of a given digit to hundred thousand
  • explains and demonstrates the meaning of multiplication and division with remainders
  • usesmeasurementto measure length, weight, capacity, area, perimeter, volume, time and temperature
  • calculates and compares types of measurement
  • estimates area, perimeter, and volume of rectangular shape
  • selects the appropriate unit and tool of measurement for a solution
  • usesgeometry and spatial senseto understand symmetry, congruency and reflections in geometric shapes
  • explores flip, slides, tessellations and 180 degree turns
  • compares area and perimeter using concrete and graphic materials
  • knows how to identify, locate and plot ordered pairs of whole numbers
  • usesalgebraic thinkingto describe, extend and create visual geometric patterns
  • analyzes, explains and states the rule for number patterns
  • uses models and graphs to solve equations and inequalities
  • know that an equation is a number sentence stating that two quantities are equal
  • usesdata analysis and probabilityto identify parts of a graph and interprets displays of data
  • interprets and compares information from pictographs and bar graphs
  • identifies the mean, median, mode and range in a set
  • uses technology to compare data and to construct and discuss patterns
  • determines the number of possible combinations of items
  • calculates the probability of an event and represents all possible outcomes
  • designs questions for a survey, depicts the data in a graph and explains the results
  • uses statistical data to recognize trends

Ideas for helping your Child at Home

Language Arts & Mathematics

  • Use our school’s web site for appropriate web links for additional support and practice.
  • Check planner and encourage homework completion