3rd Grade Lesson Plans

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Kindness Goes a Long Way
Kindness Goes a Long Way
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Kindness Goes a Long Way
Performing acts of kindness and love can bring classrooms together! In this lesson, students will hear true stories of random acts of kindness and will perform kind deeds of their own in groups.
3rd grade
Math
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African American Poets
African American Poets
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African American Poets
Students will use a combination of graphic organizers in this lesson plan to learn about famous African American poets and their poetry. They will work in groups to research a famous poet, and choose one of their poems to analyze. Then, they'll share their findings with the class.
3rd grade
Math
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Training Our Puppy Mind
Training Our Puppy Mind
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Training Our Puppy Mind
In this lesson, students will practice mindfulness and learn how our minds can be like a puppy. They will learn that we can use mindfulness to train our wandering minds by bringing our thoughts back to our bodies, breathing, or sounds.
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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Strategic Drawings
Strategic Drawings
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Strategic Drawings
Help your students discover the power behind base ten drawings! Regrouping is a challenge for many students, but with this hands-on lesson, your students will be empowered with a new strategy to tackle difficult regrouping problems.
3rd grade
Math
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Sweet Solutions
Sweet Solutions
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Sweet Solutions
With this pastry themed lesson, your students will apply addition strategies to solve two-step, three-digit addition word problems. Finding the solutions will be sweet!
3rd grade
Math
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Capture and Connect the Details!
Capture and Connect the Details!
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Capture and Connect the Details!
Can your students capture the details that lead to the central idea in a text? In this lesson, students will work collaboratively to connect the details with the central ideas.
3rd grade
Math
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Service for Our School Community
Service for Our School Community
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Service for Our School Community
Service can bring out the best in people and communities. In this lesson, students discuss what it means to serve and explore ways that they would like to support their school and community with service work.
3rd grade
Math
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Black Revolutionaries: Malcolm X
Black Revolutionaries: Malcolm X
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Black Revolutionaries: Malcolm X
This lesson teaches kids all about Malcolm X and how his childhood influenced him to become one of America's most well known, controversial, and revolutionary figures. First kids will listen to a read-aloud authored by Malcolm X's daughter, Ilyasah Shabazz, and then they will write an informative paragraph.
3rd grade
Math
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Bun Bun Button Character Traits
Bun Bun Button Character Traits
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Bun Bun Button Character Traits
In this lesson, you will read the heartwarming story of Bun Bun Button by Patricia Polacco to your class. Students will then use their own reading skills to describe the two main characters in the story.
3rd grade
Math
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Fraction Action: Rectangles
Fraction Action: Rectangles
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Fraction Action: Rectangles
Let's divide! In this hands-on lesson, your students will get in on some fraction action when they pair up to create and compare fraction models with the same denominator.
3rd grade
Math
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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
Math
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We Are Peacemakers
We Are Peacemakers
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We Are Peacemakers
On some level, all humans want to feel peace and to feel loved. In this lesson, students will practice sending peaceful thoughts to themselves and others and discuss how these practices can support peace in their lives and community.
3rd grade
Math
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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
Math
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Many MVPs
Many MVPs
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Many MVPs
Most Valuable Players are the spotlight of every sports season, but do your students know how they can use their own Most Valuable Possessions and Most Valuable Places to inspire their informational writing? In this lesson, students will use a variety of MVPs to examine and elaborate on a topic of choice.
3rd grade
Math
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Book Orders: Money
Book Orders: Money
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Book Orders: Money
Don't throw away all of those extra copies of your book order forms! They make great springboards for math lessons. This lesson integrates them into activities designed to help young learners with money math.
3rd grade
Math
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Write, Draw, Reflect
Write, Draw, Reflect
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Write, Draw, Reflect
In this lesson, students will reflect on what they have learned, connected to mindfulness and living in a caring community, and will write a letter to a future student to encourage them in their learning, as well.
3rd grade
Math
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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
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!