3rd Grade Lesson Plans

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What Does the Author Think?
What Does the Author Think?
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What Does the Author Think?
Can you tell what the author thinks about this subject? What do *you* think about it? Use this resource to help your students recognize the author's point of view and establish their own.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Characteristics of Polygons
Characteristics of Polygons
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Characteristics of Polygons
Bring on the polygons! Your students will build their understanding of polygons and sort shapes into categories based on their attributes in this lesson.
3rd grade
Math
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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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Outstanding Object Pronouns
Outstanding Object Pronouns
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Outstanding Object Pronouns
This pronoun lesson plan gives your students the opportunity to clarify noun and pronoun agreement as they work with a list of object pronouns. Your students will replace the object of sentences with the correct object pronouns.
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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Synonyms Give Clues
Synonyms Give Clues
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Synonyms Give Clues
Build your students' knowledge of synonyms to support their vocabulary development. This lesson can stand alone or be a pre-lesson for the *Get Clued in to Context Clues* lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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It’s All in the Personality: Character Traits
It’s All in the Personality: Character Traits
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It’s All in the Personality: Character Traits
In this lesson, students will use their creativity, a graphic organizer, and a fun story to learn about character analysis.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Nonfiction Comprehension: Cause and Effect
Nonfiction Comprehension: Cause and Effect
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Nonfiction Comprehension: Cause and Effect
What is the cause, and what is the effect? Use this resource to teach your students how to identify examples of cause and effect in nonfiction text.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Heartbeats: Learning about the Heart
Heartbeats: Learning about the Heart
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Heartbeats: Learning about the Heart
This lesson will make your students realize that even though they take their heart for granted, the heart is working hard to pump blood to different parts of the body to keep them healthy and running!
3rd grade
Science
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Story Structure Rollercoaster
Story Structure Rollercoaster
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Story Structure Rollercoaster
Reading can be a rollercoaster with its ups and downs! Use this lesson that features a rollercoaster-themed story map to teach your students about story structure and how to use a graphic organizer to visualize it.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Onomatopoeia: Bing, Bam, Boom!
Onomatopoeia: Bing, Bam, Boom!
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Onomatopoeia: Bing, Bam, Boom!
Bing! Bam! Boom! In this bombastic lesson, students will learn about onomatopoeia and create word art to describe the sounds these words make.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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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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Let's Talk About Multiplication Facts
Let's Talk About Multiplication Facts
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Let's Talk About Multiplication Facts
It's not enough to just memorize the multiplication table! It helps students to know how to explain their strategy to find the product too. Teach this lesson on its own or use it as support for the lesson Slap and Roll Timed Multiplication.
3rd grade
Math
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Silent E Springing Up
Silent E Springing Up
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Silent E Springing Up
Help your students learn new vocabulary in this hands-on lesson. Your class will learn new words by adding a silent e on the end of familiar CVC words.
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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Reader's Theater: Read the Script
Reader's Theater: Read the Script
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Reader's Theater: Read the Script
Did you know that Reader's Theater promotes fluency and builds students' reading confidence? Use this lesson to inspire your students to practice reading and understanding text in the drama genre.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Prefixes
Prefixes
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Prefixes
Introduce your kids to the concept of a prefix. This lesson contains a bunch of activities designed to nourish your students' affix identification abilities.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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The Language of Landforms
The Language of Landforms
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The Language of Landforms
Kinesthetic and visual learners will greatly enjoy this playful lesson. Using symbols and gestures, students explore the characteristics of various United States landforms.
3rd grade
Social studies
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Rounding Up or Down to the Nearest Ten
Rounding Up or Down to the Nearest Ten
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Rounding Up or Down to the Nearest Ten
Your students will feel confident in their rounding abilities after this lesson that has them learn how to round numbers to the nearest ten both individually and with a group.
3rd grade
Math
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Elaborating on My Feelings
Elaborating on My Feelings
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Elaborating on My Feelings
Identifying and describing their feelings is an important part of the way children develop social skills. This lesson teaches your students how to identify feelings, and then elaborate on them by speaking and writing in complete sentences.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Are You a Producer or a Consumer?
Are You a Producer or a Consumer?
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Are You a Producer or a Consumer?
In this lesson, your students will learn about their roles as consumers and producers in a community through engaging activities and discussion.
3rd grade
Social studies
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Multiplying by Multiples of 10
Multiplying by Multiples of 10
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Multiplying by Multiples of 10
10, 20, 30, and up! In this lesson, students learn strategies for multiplying one-digit numbers by multiples of ten (10 through 90) through practice problems and playing a fun, hands-on game.
3rd grade
Math
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Urban, Suburban, and Rural Places
Urban, Suburban, and Rural Places
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Urban, Suburban, and Rural Places
Your ELs will analyze CLOZE sentences to understand community vocabulary. It can be a stand-alone lesson or a support lesson to be used prior to the Urban, Suburban, or Rural lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Fiction Comprehension: Cause and Effect
Fiction Comprehension: Cause and Effect
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Fiction Comprehension: Cause and Effect
Improve reading comprehension with a lesson on cause and effect! In this lesson, students will use a T-chart to identify examples of cause and effect in and by the end, you’ll all be singing along to the cause and effect song!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Interesting Introductions
Interesting Introductions
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Interesting Introductions
Teach young authors how to "hook" readers with this hands-on lesson. By examining novels and developing their own introductions, students will be able to hone their writing skills.
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!