3rd Grade Lesson Plans

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Pause, Breathe, Create
Pause, Breathe, Create
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Pause, Breathe, Create
In this lesson, students will explore how art can be a tool to express or reflect on emotions.
3rd grade
Social emotional
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Mindfulness & Creation Stations
Mindfulness & Creation Stations
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Mindfulness & Creation Stations
In this lesson, students will move through stations to practice and reflect on the mindfulness and social emotional learning tools that they have learned throughout the year.
3rd grade
Social emotional
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Strategy Work: Skip Counting to Multiply
Strategy Work: Skip Counting to Multiply
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Strategy Work: Skip Counting to Multiply
Use this lesson to teach your students about the strategy of skip counting. It can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for *Multiply by 5*.
3rd grade
Math
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Listening to What Matters
Listening to What Matters
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Listening to What Matters
In this lesson, students will learn the importance of nonviolent communication and listening to others in order to have a more supportive community.
3rd grade
Social emotional
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Identify and Develop an Opinion
Identify and Develop an Opinion
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Identify and Develop an Opinion
Use this lesson to teach your students how to express opinions about nonfiction topics. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *What Does the Author Think?* lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Hunting for Contractions
Hunting for Contractions
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Hunting for Contractions
Some people hunt animals, while some hunt for treasure. We are going on a contraction hunt! Use this lesson to teach your students to find words in context that can form contractions.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Mindful Animal Movement
Mindful Animal Movement
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Mindful Animal Movement
Let's move mindfully, with focus and ease, like a frog or a gorilla! In this lesson, students will practice mindful movement and come up with their own mindful animal movements that they can then teach to a peer.
3rd grade
Social emotional
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Verbs that Show Character Action
Verbs that Show Character Action
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Verbs that Show Character Action
Use this lesson to teach your students how to identify character actions with verbs. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *Look for the Clues* lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Focus on the Similarities
Focus on the Similarities
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Focus on the Similarities
Use this lesson to teach your students to describe the similarities between stories with words that signal comparison. This lesson can stand-alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *The Same or Different? You Decide!* lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Asking Deeper Questions
Asking Deeper Questions
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Asking Deeper Questions
Use this lesson to help your ELs ask different types of questions as they read. Students will analyze a story and ask questions based on the text. This lesson could be used on its own or used as support to the Red Light, Green Light lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Strategies to Identify What's Missing
Strategies to Identify What's Missing
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Strategies to Identify What's Missing
Let your students explore different strategies to figure out the missing number in an equation. Use this lesson on its own or as a support lesson for *Missing Numbers: Math Review*.
3rd grade
Math
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Rounding Around the Room!
Rounding Around the Room!
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Rounding Around the Room!
Help your students understand rounding without rhymes or tricks. Students will use an open number line to round and then take part in a fun game that will get them moving around the room.
3rd grade
Math
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Jump-A-Round
Jump-A-Round
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Jump-A-Round
Get your students moving as they learn how to round whole numbers. In this lesson your students will use number lines and kinesthetic movement to practice rounding numbers to the nearest ten or hundred.
3rd grade
Math
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Bunches of Bunnies
Bunches of Bunnies
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Bunches of Bunnies
Hop into multiplication! Introduce your class to times tables with this engaging math lesson. Students will read about the correlation between repeated addition and multiplication, and then create hands-on book pages to illustrate it.
3rd grade
Math
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Construct and Deconstruct Contractions
Construct and Deconstruct Contractions
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Construct and Deconstruct Contractions
There is great wonder in building things and taking them apart. Use this grammar lesson with your students to teach them how to construct and deconstruct contractions while correctly using an apostrophe.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Standing Up for Symbols
Standing Up for Symbols
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Standing Up for Symbols
Students will show off their patriotism as they put their research and oral advocacy skills to the test in this history lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Foundations of the Commutative Property
Foundations of the Commutative Property
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Foundations of the Commutative Property
Let your students explore similarities and differences between arrays, and help them understand the commutative property of multiplication. Use this as a stand alone lesson or as a prelesson for *Parking Lot Multiplication*.
3rd grade
Math
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Reflecting on Multiplication and Division Word Problems
Reflecting on Multiplication and Division Word Problems
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Reflecting on Multiplication and Division Word Problems
Teach your students how to reflect upon the information in multiplication and division word problems before solving them. Use this lesson on its own or as a pre-lesson to *Stepping Through Multiplication and Division Word Problems*.
3rd grade
Math
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Piecing Together U.S. Cities
Piecing Together U.S. Cities
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Piecing Together U.S. Cities
Let’s travel across the United States! In this city-themed lesson that integrates reading and social studies, students explore the culture and history of the cities in the United States.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Keeping Good Character
Keeping Good Character
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Keeping Good Character
This reading and writing lesson also helps students develop empathy. After paying attention to the main character's responses in Victoria and Elizabeth Kann's *Purplelicious*, students will relate her experiences to their own.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Action Verb Synonyms
Action Verb Synonyms
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Action Verb Synonyms
Using the same action verbs all the time can get old. Help your students spice up their writing by teaching them to identify and use action verbs. Your young writers will explore synonyms to improve their repertoire of action verbs.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Article and Adverb Attachments
Article and Adverb Attachments
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Article and Adverb Attachments
Help your students attach meaning between nouns, verbs, and corresponding modifiers! In this interactive lesson, students will be an active part of a noun and verb brainstorm before they use articles and adverbs.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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What Was the Problem?
What Was the Problem?
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What Was the Problem?
Use this lesson to teach your students to use the correct past tense language when speaking about a story they have read. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *Fiction Comprehension: Problem and Solution* lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Partnering Addition and Multiplication
Partnering Addition and Multiplication
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Partnering Addition and Multiplication
Multiplication is no longer a mystery when it is partnered with addition! Help your students make connections between multiplication and repeated addition with this hands-on lesson that includes several types of concrete examples.
3rd grade
Math
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Evidence as a Statement
Evidence as a Statement
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Evidence as a Statement
Teach your students to explain details in a text by using declarative sentences. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *Color Coding Nonfiction Text* lesson.
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!