3rd Grade Curriculum At A Glance

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.


The student:

predicts using prior knowledge, captions, and headings

uses strategies to determine meaning and increase vocabulary

develops vocabulary, monitors reading on or above grade level by rereading, self-correcting, summarizing, and questioning

identifies main 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


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

Social Studies

The student studies communities and Ancient Civilization


The student investigates several science units using scientific observations and skills
explores different science topics including life science, earth science, physical science, and space and technology


The student:

uses number sense to 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 uses measurement to 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 uses geometry and spatial sense to 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 uses algebraic thinking to 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 uses data analysis and probability to 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