3rd Grade Lesson Plans

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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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Fractions as Part of a Whole
Fractions as Part of a Whole
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Fractions as Part of a Whole
In this lesson, students will learn how to understand that a fraction is a number that describes the relationship between a part and a whole.
3rd grade
Math
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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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We've Got the Dirt!
We've Got the Dirt!
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We've Got the Dirt!
Help your students learn about earth with this lesson that teaches them about the most basic component-dirt!
3rd grade
Science
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Nonfiction Comprehension: Compare and Contrast
Nonfiction Comprehension: Compare and Contrast
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Nonfiction Comprehension: Compare and Contrast
Teach your students to compare and contrast to boost their comprehension! Use this lesson to teach your students to compare and contrast information from two nonfiction texts on the same topic.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Rounding Whole Numbers
Rounding Whole Numbers
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Rounding Whole Numbers
It's rounding time. Help young mathematicians learn to round to the nearest ten and hundred with this teacher-approved lesson.
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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Antonyms are Opposites!
Antonyms are Opposites!
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Antonyms are Opposites!
Opposites attract! In this lesson, your students will practice matching antonyms. They will expand their vocabulary by knowing more words to use!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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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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Finding Fractions of a Set
Finding Fractions of a Set
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Finding Fractions of a Set
This lesson will surely stick after students take part in an activity where they determine fractions of a set using colorful craft sticks.
3rd grade
Math
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Addition with Regrouping
Addition with Regrouping
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Addition with Regrouping
In this lesson, students will add three-digit numbers using expanded form addition and standard algorithm addition. They'll explain their answers and highlight the steps for each of the strategies.
3rd grade
Math
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Missing Numbers: Math Review
Missing Numbers: Math Review
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Missing Numbers: Math Review
Help! The numbers in our equations have run away and left their answers alone! In this lesson, students will review their math facts and knowledge to solve Ken Ken like puzzles and bring the numbers back to their places.
3rd grade
Math
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Plant Structures and their Functions
Plant Structures and their Functions
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Plant Structures and their Functions
A caption reveals important information to a reader. Use this lesson with your students to teach them about plant structures and their functions, while they learn how to be a text feature author.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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One Tree, Three Branches
One Tree, Three Branches
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One Tree, Three Branches
Get your kids excited about social studies with this comprehensive lesson, which will allow them to make their own visual comparisons of the three branches of the United States government.
3rd grade
Social studies
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Skip Counting to Understand Multiplication
Skip Counting to Understand Multiplication
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Skip Counting to Understand Multiplication
Teach your students to use skip counting as a strategy to multiply two single-digit factors.
3rd grade
Math
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Typing 201: Capital Letters and Punctuation
Typing 201: Capital Letters and Punctuation
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Typing 201: Capital Letters and Punctuation
It’s time to for your students to move onto learning more complex typing skills! This lesson teaches your students how to type capital letters, periods, question marks, and exclamation marks using correct finger placement.
3rd grade
Typing
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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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Mindfulness: The Outside and Inside Present
Mindfulness: The Outside and Inside Present
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Mindfulness: The Outside and Inside Present
What happens when students explore their senses on the inside? This lesson encourages students to look at, listen to, and feel what is happening on the inside through practicing mindfulness.
3rd grade
Social emotional
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Fact or Opinion: Part 1
Fact or Opinion: Part 1
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Fact or Opinion: Part 1
Cats are the best! Pizza is better! My teacher rules! In Fact or Opinion: Part 1, your students will combine reading and writing to learn about the differences between facts and opinions and how those differences are communicated.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Animal Spots: Multiplication Practice
Animal Spots: Multiplication Practice
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Animal Spots: Multiplication Practice
Animals and spots are used to make multiplication interesting! In this lesson, students will practice multiplying one digit numbers.
3rd grade
Math
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I Spy Clouds
I Spy Clouds
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I Spy Clouds
Heads up! Students become cloud experts before making custom clouds, complete with weather predictions!
3rd grade
Science
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In Search of the Main Idea
In Search of the Main Idea
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In Search of the Main Idea
Young learners will love finding the main ideas in short informational texts. Featuring a bunch of fun worksheets, this lesson will help students learn about different topics while improving their reading skills.
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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Exploring Animal Adaptations!
Exploring Animal Adaptations!
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Exploring Animal Adaptations!
Give your students the opportunity to explore the perspectives of different characters by using the "See Think Wonder" Visible Thinking Routine from Harvard's Project Zero.
3rd grade
Science
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Division Word Problems
Division Word Problems
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Division Word Problems
Freshen up on your understanding of division word problems with long division and one-digit divisors! Use this lesson to help students identify key division terms and solve word problems.
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!