3rd Grade Lesson Plans

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All About Nouns
All About Nouns
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All About Nouns
This lesson incorporates different learning styles to help students get a firm grasp of what a noun is and its function. It even highlights the important tie between grammar and writing.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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The Solar System: Learning about Planets
The Solar System: Learning about Planets
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The Solar System: Learning about Planets
Use this lesson to have your students research about a planet of their choice and present it to the class! This lesson will also give the creative students of your class an opportunity to make their own planets!
3rd grade
Science
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Organize Your Data
Organize Your Data
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Organize Your Data
Collect and graph! In this lesson, your students will practice collecting, organizing, and interpreting data by using real life examples.
3rd grade
Math
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Elements of a Story
Elements of a Story
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Elements of a Story
In this interactive lesson, your students will learn to identify four elements of a fictional story: characters, setting, problem, and solution.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Making Predictions Lesson
Making Predictions Lesson
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Making Predictions Lesson
This lesson thoughtfully scaffolds the reading skill of predicting. Students are introduced to the concept and get to practice making predictions. They will apply what they have learned during a focused independent reading activity.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Types Of Sentences
Types Of Sentences
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Types Of Sentences
Use this lesson to introduce your class to four kinds of sentences, and how understanding and using different types of sentences allows writers to control the tone of their sentences.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Main Idea: It's in the Bag!
Main Idea: It's in the Bag!
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Main Idea: It's in the Bag!
Help your class grasp the concept of "main idea" with this fun, hands-on lesson. Students will dive into mystery bags full of supportive detail clues to determine the main idea of each bag.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Repeated Addition and Multiplication
Repeated Addition and Multiplication
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Repeated Addition and Multiplication
Teach your students how repeated addition relates to multiplication. This lesson builds number sense and supports a conceptual understanding of multiplication.
3rd grade
Math
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Simple Summaries
Simple Summaries
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Simple Summaries
Keep it simple! Teach your students to write a summary using the Somebody-Wanted-But-So-Then frame for analyzing a story.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Asking and Answering Questions
Asking and Answering Questions
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Asking and Answering Questions
This lesson helps students learn about asking and answering questions about a text. It also exposes them to valuable lessons about trying to figure out their dreams and not giving up along the way.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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All About Landforms
All About Landforms
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All About Landforms
Through creative and engaging activities, your students will explore and learn about landforms. In this lesson, they will make their own mini dictionary of landforms.
3rd grade
Social studies
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Divide it Up!
Divide it Up!
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Divide it Up!
Make division come to life with this hands-on, introductory lesson on the operation of division! Students will use authentic problems and manipulatives to experience division in action.
3rd grade
Math
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Learning About Family Traditions
Learning About Family Traditions
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Learning About Family Traditions
Use this lesson to give your students an opportunity to share about their family traditions. Prior to the lesson, they'll complete a worksheet to gather information about the way their family honors their culture and beliefs with traditions. They'll bring their information back to the classroom to share with their peers.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Regular vs. Irregular Verbs
Regular vs. Irregular Verbs
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Regular vs. Irregular Verbs
Are you a rule-follower or a rule-breaker? Irregular verbs break all the rules! Use this lesson to teach your students how to use the correct past tense form of regular and irregular verbs.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Division and Multiplication Relationship
Division and Multiplication Relationship
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Division and Multiplication Relationship
Let's better understand multiplication and division concepts! Use this lesson to help students understand inverse operations between multiplication and division.
3rd grade
Math
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Pronoun Unit
Pronoun Unit
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Pronoun Unit
Use this lesson to introduce, review, and teach pronouns! Your students will get to practice using these words and build their reading and language skills.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Learning How to Practice Gratitude
Learning How to Practice Gratitude
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Learning How to Practice Gratitude
It all starts with gratitude. In this lesson, students will reflect on what they are grateful for and create a gratitude card and web of gratitude.
3rd grade
Social emotional
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Finding the Subject and Predicate
Finding the Subject and Predicate
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Finding the Subject and Predicate
Help your students avoid the dreaded sentence fragment with this lesson that gives young writers the building blocks they need to succeed in English class.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Let's Read It With Expression!
Let's Read It With Expression!
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Let's Read It With Expression!
Teach your students about text clues that will help them read with expression. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *Reader's Theater: Read the Script* lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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3 Types Of Resources
3 Types Of Resources
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3 Types Of Resources
Our community relies on different kinds of resources to operate successfully. In this lesson, your students will learn how capital, human, and natural resources are all important for the functioning of a productive society.
3rd grade
Social studies
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Narrative Writing: Adding Dialogue
Narrative Writing: Adding Dialogue
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Narrative Writing: Adding Dialogue
This lesson challenges young learners to add dialogue to their writing. Students will love using their creativity to write personal narratives.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Perfect Prefixes!
Perfect Prefixes!
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Perfect Prefixes!
This lesson introduces young learners to prefixes. It also gives them hands-on experience with building words using prefix and root word cards.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Main Idea and Details in Nonfiction Text
Main Idea and Details in Nonfiction Text
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Main Idea and Details in Nonfiction Text
Use this lesson to help your students learn how to find the main idea and details in a nonfiction text using a graphic organizer for support.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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What is Recycling?
What is Recycling?
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What is Recycling?
What is recycling all about? What can and can't be recycled? What can I do to help others understand the importance of recycling? This activity helps students answer all of these questions as they learn about saving planet Earth.
3rd grade
Science
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Suffixes
Suffixes
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Suffixes
This introductory lesson on suffixes is sure to get your young scholars excited about root word modification. Students will work both independently and in pairs as they work on a bunch of fun worksheets.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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3rd Grade Lesson Plans

Third graders benefit greatly from a well-rounded curriculum that builds upon the mastery of the basics, especially with the introduction of more complex mathematics such as fractions, decimals, and division. Give students a head start by constructing upon their strong foundation with the applicable complex skills that Education.com's third grade lesson plans provides!