3rd Grade Lesson Plans

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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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Mindfulness: The Present Moment
Mindfulness: The Present Moment
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Mindfulness: The Present Moment
Mindfulness 101! Students focus on the present moment using their senses to observe what is happening right now. They are introduced to the idea that mindfulness is about paying attention to the present.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Cause or Effect?
Cause or Effect?
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Cause or Effect?
Use this lesson to help your ELs understand the relationship between cause and the effect sentences. It can be a stand-alone lesson or a support lesson to the Fiction Comprehension: Cause and Effect lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Renewable and Non-Renewable Energy
Renewable and Non-Renewable Energy
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Renewable and Non-Renewable Energy
Energy is an essential part of our daily lives, but the resources that power the Earth are being threatened. In this lesson, students learn about renewable and non-renewable resources, including those that need protection.
3rd grade
Science
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Use an Action Verb
Use an Action Verb
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Use an Action Verb
Show me some action! Use this grammar lesson with your students to teach them how to identify and use action verbs in sentences.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Possessive Pronouns
Possessive Pronouns
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Possessive Pronouns
Get your students excited about possessive pronouns with this fun lost-and-found inspired lesson. By talking about items that belong to themselves and their classmates, kids be gain a better understanding of denoting possession.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Find The Perimeter: Real Life Objects
Find The Perimeter: Real Life Objects
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Find The Perimeter: Real Life Objects
This lesson on perimeter will let your students walk around the class to see the border, use a measuring tape to measure the walls in their classroom, and enable them to understand how math is related to real life!
3rd grade
Math
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Compound Sentence Creations
Compound Sentence Creations
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Compound Sentence Creations
When it comes to writing, simple is boring! Use this lesson to teach your students how to take their sentences from simple to compound by using coordinating conjunctions.
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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Associative Property of Multiplication
Associative Property of Multiplication
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Associative Property of Multiplication
Teach your students to recognize and use the associative property of multiplication.
3rd grade
Math
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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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Get Clued In to Context Clues
Get Clued In to Context Clues
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Get Clued In to Context Clues
Context clues are a powerful tool for all readers! Use this lesson to teach your students how to utilize context clues to determine the meanings of unknown words.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Finding Perimeter
Finding Perimeter
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Finding Perimeter
In this lesson, students will find the perimeter of figures using cheese crackers. Next, they'll design a floor plan for their cheese cracker dream house, to help them practice and retain the formula for finding perimeter.
3rd grade
Math
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Plural Noun Practice
Plural Noun Practice
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Plural Noun Practice
This lesson gives young explorers a chance to find plural nouns around the classroom and use them to build sentences. It nourishes students' creative sides while helping them learn.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Friendly Letters Put Together
Friendly Letters Put Together
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Friendly Letters Put Together
Friendly letters are under construction! In this lesson, students will learn the unique parts of a friendly letter as they practice the art of writing their own friendly letters.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Subject Pronoun Success
Subject Pronoun Success
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Subject Pronoun Success
Help your students experience success with subject pronouns! This pronoun lesson plan gives your students the opportunity to clarify noun and pronoun agreement as they work with a list of subject pronouns.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Identifying Character Traits
Identifying Character Traits
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Identifying Character Traits
What's your "it"? This lesson incorporates Tony Dungy's You Can Do It! into some hands-on activities that help students learn about different character traits.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Main ideas and Details
Main ideas and Details
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Main ideas and Details
Use this lesson to help your ELs understand main idea and supporting details. They'll analyze non-fiction word, sentence, and paragraph structures. It can be a stand-alone lesson or a support lesson to the In Search of Main Ideas lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Asking and Answering Questions While Reading
Asking and Answering Questions While Reading
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Asking and Answering Questions While Reading
Maximize your students' engagement when reading by teaching them how to ask and answer questions along the way. Use this as a stand alone lesson or as a pre-lesson for the *Asking and Answering Questions* lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Yoga Flow
Yoga Flow
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Yoga Flow
In this lesson, students will learn self-regulation techniques and be guided through yoga stretches and movements. Then, they will write about how yoga makes them feel and how it may help reduce stress.
3rd grade
Social emotional
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Can You Prove It? Facts and Opinions!
Can You Prove It? Facts and Opinions!
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Can You Prove It? Facts and Opinions!
This lesson introduces students to the differences between facts and opinions in an interactive way. Education.com worksheets are used to reinforce the concepts taught in this lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Adjectives: Comparative and Superlative
Adjectives: Comparative and Superlative
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Adjectives: Comparative and Superlative
Big, bigger, biggest? Teach your students about comparative and superlative adjectives as they make comparisons. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *Nonfiction Comprehension: Compare and Contrast* lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Stepping Through Multiplication and Division Word Problems
Stepping Through Multiplication and Division Word Problems
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Stepping Through Multiplication and Division Word Problems
Teach your students four simple steps to help them solve multiplication and division word problems with confidence.
3rd grade
Math
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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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Finding the Area of a Rectangle
Finding the Area of a Rectangle
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Finding the Area of a Rectangle
Let your students learn how to find the area of rectangular objects by doing hands-on activities. Your students will love finding the area of various rectangular objects around the classroom!
3rd grade
Math
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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!