3rd Grade Lesson Plans

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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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Mindfulness: Butterfly Breath
Mindfulness: Butterfly Breath
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Mindfulness: Butterfly Breath
What if you imagine your lungs as wings? In this lesson, a butterfly helps teach students about mindful breathing. Learn to use the butterfly breath in three different ways!
3rd grade
Social emotional
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The Way I Act
The Way I Act
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The Way I Act
In this lesson, students will hear the story "The Way I Act" and complete two activities connected to the story. They will practice mindful breathing and explore how to have more control over their bodies, behaviors, emotions, and choices.
3rd grade
Social emotional
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Exploring Probability: What Are The Chances?
Exploring Probability: What Are The Chances?
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Exploring Probability: What Are The Chances?
What is the likelihood that a polar bear will walk into the classroom? Students will consider this and other events using the concept of probability and the terms: Impossible, unlikely, likely, and certain.
3rd grade
Math
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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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Opinion Writing: Brainstorming to Establish Credibility
Opinion Writing: Brainstorming to Establish Credibility
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Opinion Writing: Brainstorming to Establish Credibility
Opinion writers need to establish credibility so that their audience will value their opinion. In this lesson, your students learn how to establish themselves as authorities on their chosen writing topics.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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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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Mean, Median and Mode Madness!
Mean, Median and Mode Madness!
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Mean, Median and Mode Madness!
This lesson introduces students to the concepts of mean, median, and mode in a hands-on and visual way.
3rd grade
Math
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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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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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Compound Word Connections
Compound Word Connections
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Compound Word Connections
Help your students master compound words with compound words creations! Using an arts-integrated approach, this lesson incorporates diagrams and illustrations that can lead to understanding the fuller meanings of compound words.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Real Life Perimeter
Real Life Perimeter
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Real Life Perimeter
Get your students talking about how they can apply the concept of perimeter to real life. Use this lesson independently or alongside *Find the Perimeter: Real Life Objects.*
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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Introduction to Similes
Introduction to Similes
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Introduction to Similes
This lesson provides a concrete introduction to similes. Students will get a confidence boost after working together and completing some fun and colorful worksheets.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Do You Know the Inner Planets?
Do You Know the Inner Planets?
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Do You Know the Inner Planets?
Use this lesson to teach your students the similarities and differences between Earth and the inner planets. They will be amazed by facts about our solar system!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Parts of a Set: Fractions
Parts of a Set: Fractions
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Parts of a Set: Fractions
Get your students excited to learn about fractions with this hands on lesson. Working in groups will help students learn from each other and share ideas.
3rd grade
Math
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Estimating Measurements of Mass and Volume Using Metric Units
Estimating Measurements of Mass and Volume Using Metric Units
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Estimating Measurements of Mass and Volume Using Metric Units
Students will become more familiar with common metric measurements by matching everyday objects with the metric mass and volume units they would use to measure them.
3rd grade
Math
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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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Learning About Family Traditions
Learning About Family Traditions
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Learning About Family Traditions
Use this lesson to give your students an opportunity to share about their family traditions. Prior to the lesson, they'll complete a worksheet to gather information about the way their family honors their culture and beliefs with traditions. They'll bring their information back to the classroom to share with their peers.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Finding the Five Themes of Geography
Finding the Five Themes of Geography
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Finding the Five Themes of Geography
Students journey on a scavenger hunt around the school to put their knowledge of the Five Themes of Geography to the test!
3rd grade
Social studies
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Supply and Demand
Supply and Demand
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Supply and Demand
Do you want an interactive lesson that puts all the decision making in the palm of your students' hands? Supply and demand is a fun, interactive, and hands on activity that will help your students understand economics on a smaller scale.
3rd grade
Math
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The Attributes of Polygons
The Attributes of Polygons
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The Attributes of Polygons
Get your students discussing the attributes of polygons by having them categorize statements as always, sometimes, or never true. Use this lesson independently or alongside *Characteristics of Polygons.*
3rd grade
Math
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What's Your Phase?
What's Your Phase?
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What's Your Phase?
This lesson engages students in activity to help them understand the phases of the Moon, and why they occur. Students read literature, analyze it, and then apply it to the small group performance of one cycle of the Moon’s phases.
3rd grade
Science
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A Solid Investigation
A Solid Investigation
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A Solid Investigation
In this lesson, your students will explore the properties of solids and learn to describe them in various ways.
3rd grade
Science
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Candy Multiplication
Candy Multiplication
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Candy Multiplication
Delicious multiplication! In this sweet lesson, your students will learn how to relate multiplication to repeated addition using candy counters.
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!