3rd Grade Lesson Plans

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Parking Lot Multiplication
Parking Lot Multiplication
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Parking Lot Multiplication
Help your students make sense of the commutative property of multiplication by relating it to arrangements of cars in parking lots.
3rd grade
Math
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From Present to Past: Verbs with a “Y”
From Present to Past: Verbs with a “Y”
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From Present to Past: Verbs with a “Y”
Do your students struggle with changing “y” verbs from present to past tense? Use this lesson to help your students transform the “-y” verbs that don’t follow the typical “add -ed” rule.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Visualize the Action Verbs
Visualize the Action Verbs
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Visualize the Action Verbs
We teach our writers to “show, not tell.” Action verbs are a key component in that process! Use this lesson to teach your students to identify and use action verbs in sentences in order to strengthen their writing with clear description.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Fractions: All Lined Up
Fractions: All Lined Up
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Fractions: All Lined Up
In this lesson, students will practice identifying and modeling equivalent fractions by using number lines.
3rd grade
Math
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Place Value: Digit Game
Place Value: Digit Game
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Place Value: Digit Game
Help your students understand place values with this lesson that catches their interest using a story book. Students will go one to play a riddle game both in a group and individually.
3rd grade
Math
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Picture Puzzlers
Picture Puzzlers
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Picture Puzzlers
Make your students into storytellers with this lesson where they will learn how to make complete stories of their own.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Multiplication Strategies
Multiplication Strategies
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Multiplication Strategies
Help your students compare and connect two important multiplication strategies: equal groups and repeated addition. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for *Candy Multiplication*.
3rd grade
Math
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Creating an Informative Picture Book
Creating an Informative Picture Book
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Creating an Informative Picture Book
With this integrated lesson, your students will organize information and write an informative book about your current science unit. This lesson will help strengthen student writing while also reviewing and summarizing your current science unit.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Area: Whole, Parts, and Shapes
Area: Whole, Parts, and Shapes
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Area: Whole, Parts, and Shapes
Use this lesson to help your students learn about partitioning shapes into parts with equal areas. Students will explain rectangular shape area in fractions of a whole.
3rd grade
Math
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You're On a Roll! Practicing Multiplication Facts
You're On a Roll! Practicing Multiplication Facts
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You're On a Roll! Practicing Multiplication Facts
Are your students struggling to remember their times tables? We all know the only way to remembering math facts is to practice! This hands-on lesson is a fun way for your class get the practice they need to master multiplication facts.
3rd grade
Math
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Drawn Together
Drawn Together
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Drawn Together
In this lesson, students will hear the story *Drawn Together* and create a Diversity Board. They will consider how appreciating each other's differences in school supports relationships and community.
3rd grade
Social emotional
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Friendship Tea
Friendship Tea
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Friendship Tea
The recipe for friendship includes kindness, honesty, and understanding, among other things! In this lesson, students will discuss the recipe for friendship, make a perfect pot of tea, and reflect on how to make upset friends feel better.
3rd grade
Social emotional
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Onomatopoeia Zoo
Onomatopoeia Zoo
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Onomatopoeia Zoo
Oink! Bark! Crash! Onomatopoeia help students write in richer, more descriptive ways. This lesson teaches students how to incorporate sound words into their vocabulary.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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The Declaration's Purpose
The Declaration's Purpose
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The Declaration's Purpose
July 4, 1776, was an important day in U.S. history because an important document was signed. Use this civics lesson to help young historians learn about the purpose of the Declaration of Independence.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Idiom Meanings and Context Clues
Idiom Meanings and Context Clues
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Idiom Meanings and Context Clues
Idioms are a challenging piece of figurative language for students, but it can be an easier task with the help of context clues. Use this as a stand-alone lesson or as a pre-lesson for the *Capturing the Clues* lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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“Subtract One” Strategy: Subtracting From Zeros Without Borrowing
“Subtract One” Strategy: Subtracting From Zeros Without Borrowing
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“Subtract One” Strategy: Subtracting From Zeros Without Borrowing
Many students cringe when they see a subtraction problem with multiple zeros. The “Subtract One” strategy in this lesson involves reducing the top number by one to turn the 0 digits into 9’s and then adding the one back in at the end.
3rd grade
Math
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G or PG? Persuade Me!
G or PG? Persuade Me!
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G or PG? Persuade Me!
Does your class enjoy watching movies? In this action-packed lesson, students will state their opinion on G vs. PG-rated movies in schools, and share three reasons to support it. No silent films here, as students will have a lot to say.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Solving Perimeter Word Problems
Solving Perimeter Word Problems
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Solving Perimeter Word Problems
Support your students' comprehension of perimeter word problems by teaching them to use an engaging strategy and graphic organizer. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for *Polygon Perimeters with Tantalizing Tangrams!*
3rd grade
Math
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Skip Counting with Visuals
Skip Counting with Visuals
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Skip Counting with Visuals
Give your students visuals to support their understanding of skip counting. Use this lesson on its own or as a pre-lesson for *Roll the Dice: Skip Counting by Fives*.
3rd grade
Math
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Question or Exclamation?
Question or Exclamation?
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Question or Exclamation?
Let's use exclamation points! Help your students become more expressive, efficient readers and writers by teaching them about this special punctuation mark.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Get on Board with Harriet Tubman
Get on Board with Harriet Tubman
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Get on Board with Harriet Tubman
Harriet Tubman’s accomplishments were kept secret for a very long time before she became a well-known hero in society. Use this lesson to teach your students about Harriet Tubman’s impact on history.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Fact or Opinion: Part 2
Fact or Opinion: Part 2
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Fact or Opinion: Part 2
My dog is better! In this lesson, your students will combine reading, writing, and movement to practice distinguishing and supporting facts and opinions.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Imaginative Interjections
Imaginative Interjections
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Imaginative Interjections
Imagine what that interjection might be! As students learn about the purpose and use of interjections, they will use their imaginations to match interjections with a variety of emotions.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Go Fish! Homophones
Go Fish! Homophones
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Go Fish! Homophones
Students will love this lesson where they learn about homophones while playing a card game! Students will also get the chance to use their new found knowledge in a fun story setting.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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The Same or Different? You Decide!
The Same or Different? You Decide!
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The Same or Different? You Decide!
Are the stories the same or different? You decide! Use this lesson with your students to practice comparing the story elements in two fictional stories written by the same author.
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!