Curriculum Map

Third Grade Curriculum Map


1st Quarter (August 8th – October 6th)

  • Science: Astronomy (Foss)
  • Social Studies: World Geography (Spatial Sense and Geographical Terms) World Rivers, and Canada.
  • Grammar: Capitalization, Punctuation, & Prepositions
  • Literature:
    • ReadyGEN: Observing the World Around Us
    • Poems: “Trees” by Sergeant Joyce Kilmer; “Catch a Little Rhyme” by Eve Merriam; “By Myself” by Eloise Greenfield
    • Sayings: Actions speak louder than words; His bark is worse than his bite; Beat around the bush; Beggars can’t be choosers
    • Sitton Spelling
    • Handwriting: Manuscript
    • Writing: Personal Narrative


      2nd Quarter (October 9th – December 21st)

  • Science: Astronomy (Foss)
  • Grammar: Nouns and Verbs
  • Literature:
    • ReadyGEN: Seeking Explanations
    • Novel: Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
    • Stories: “The Husband Who Was to Mind the House” a Norse/English folktale and “The Little Match Girl” by Hans Christian Anderson
    • Poems: “The First Thanksgiving of All” by Nancy Byrd Turner; “For Want of a Nail” (traditional); “Eletelephony” by Laura Richards; “Jimmy Jet and His TV Set” by Shel Silverstein
    • Sayings: Clean bill of health; Touch and go; On its last legs; One rotten apple spoils the whole barrel
    • Sitton Spelling
    • Handwriting: Cursive
    • Writing: Imaginative Fictional Narratives


      3rd Quarter (January 8th – March 16th)

  • Science: Living Systems (Foss)
  • Social Studies: Vikings, Earliest Americans, and Exploration of North America
  • Grammar: Adjectives, Conjunctions, Interjections, and Adverbs
  • Literature:
    • ReadyGEN: Connecting Character, Culture, and Community
    • Stories: “The Hunting of Great Bear” an Iroquois legend and “Three Words of Wisdom” a Mexican folktale
    • Poems: “Bees” by Isaac Watts; “The Crocodile” by Lewis Carroll; “Father William” by Lewis Carroll; “Knoxville, Tennessee” by Nikki Giovanni
    • Biography: Copernicus and Mae Jemison
    • Sayings: A feather in your cap; last straw; let bygones be bygones; the show must go on
    • Sitton Spelling
    • Handwriting: Cursive
    • Writing: Expository: Writing Biographies: Mae Jemison and other famous scientists.


      4th Quarter (March 19th – June 1st)

  • Science:

    -Living Systems (Foss)

    -The Human Body: Muscular, Skeletal, and Nervous Systems (Core Knowledge)

    -Vision/Light and Hearing/Sound (Core Knowledge)

  • Social Studies: Thirteen Colonies and Ancient Rome
  • Grammar: Types of Sentences; Pronouns; Friendly Note and Letter Writing Sentences; Items in a Series and Appositives
  • Literature:
    • ReadyGEN: Becoming an Active Citizen
    • Novel: The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
    • Stories: “The People Could Fly” an African folktale and Myths and Mythical Characters
    • Poems: “Adventures of Isabel” by Ogden Nash and “Dream Variation” by Langston Hughes
    • Biography: Alexander Graham Bell
    • Sayings: When in Rome do as the Romans do; cold shoulder; rule the roost
    • Sitton Spelling
    • Handwriting: Cursive
    • Writing: Informational/Research paper: Ancient Rome topics