3rd Grade Lesson Plans

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Who Is Mae Jemison?
Who Is Mae Jemison?
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Who Is Mae Jemison?
Mae Jemison was the first African American female astronaut to enter space! Use the Who Is Mae Jemison? lesson plan to get to know this prominent scientist and entrepreneur. Students will read about Mae and then answer questions about her.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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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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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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Finding Area
Finding Area
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Finding Area
Looking for a fun way to reinforce multiplication and area finding skills? This hands-on lesson gives students a chance to create their own multiplication equations by making rectangular models.
3rd grade
Math
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We’ve Got a Problem!
We’ve Got a Problem!
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We’ve Got a Problem!
What’s the problem? Teach your students to identify the problem and solution in a piece of fiction.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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My Perfect Pet
My Perfect Pet
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My Perfect Pet
In this lesson, your students will go through the writing process to write about their perfect pets and then make a 3-D version of this pet, mount the final draft, and display it.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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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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Urban, Suburban, or Rural
Urban, Suburban, or Rural
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Urban, Suburban, or Rural
Students will have a blast as they engage in interactive projects to learn about the characteristics of urban, suburban, and rural communities. This lesson will help them develop both their writing and social-studies skills.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Vocabulary Flash Cards
Vocabulary Flash Cards
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Vocabulary Flash Cards
Making flash cards is something done by students of all ages. Help your kids develop good study habits with this lesson plan, which will teach them how to use flash cards and a dictionary to learn new vocabulary.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Scouting Out the States
Scouting Out the States
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Scouting Out the States
Let's scout out the states in the United States! In this jigsaw lesson, students will explore individual states, create a state collage, and share their knowledge with other students in the class.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Classroom Time Capsule
Classroom Time Capsule
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Classroom Time Capsule
Help show your students' growth with a time capsule. Use the lesson plan Classroom Time Capsule to have students prepare any academic work they want to include in the capsule. They will also add a completed worksheet about their goals for 2020.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Humpty Dumpty and Design Thinking
Humpty Dumpty and Design Thinking
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Humpty Dumpty and Design Thinking
Transform the traditional egg drop experiment as you help students to engage in design thinking and develop empathy.
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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Teaching Expression with Music
Teaching Expression with Music
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Teaching Expression with Music
In this lesson, your students will use music and art to visualize emotions and express feelings. They will love using music to practice writing!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Transitioning to Intermediate Directions
Transitioning to Intermediate Directions
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Transitioning to Intermediate Directions
This lesson will introduce students to intermediate map directions northwest, northeast, southwest, and southeast. It also offers practice writing functional texts using transitional words as well as both cardinal and intermediate directions.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Finding Similarities and Differences
Finding Similarities and Differences
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Finding Similarities and Differences
Good readers analyze texts by looking at similarities and differences. Use this lesson to teach your students to compare and contrast the story elements of two fiction texts.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Tour the World: Climates
Tour the World: Climates
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Tour the World: Climates
Students will explore varying climates around the world in the form of a virtual tour! Using a jigsaw format, this lesson prompts students to investigate multiple levels of a region’s climate.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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My View as an Ant
My View as an Ant
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My View as an Ant
Give students a chance to experience a different point of view! This fANTastic lesson on narrative style turns young readers into characters of Chris Van Allsburg's Two Bad Ants.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Fall Leaf Patterns
Fall Leaf Patterns
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Fall Leaf Patterns
Get your students to enjoy the fall weather while making beautiful leaf patterns inspired by Andy Goldworthy.
3rd grade
Fine arts
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Road Trip of the Regions
Road Trip of the Regions
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Road Trip of the Regions
Are your students ready for a virtual road trip? In this lesson, your students will learn more about clusters of states called regions and explore the unique characteristics of the states within each region!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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What is it Telling Me? Creating and Interpreting Line Plots
What is it Telling Me? Creating and Interpreting Line Plots
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What is it Telling Me? Creating and Interpreting Line Plots
Line plots are a great way to introduce your students to graphing data. In this lesson, your students will learn how to create a line plot and also practice interpreting line plots.
3rd grade
Math
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An Elapsed Time Strategy
An Elapsed Time Strategy
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An Elapsed Time Strategy
While there are many strategies out there to choose from, help your students focus on the number line strategy for solving elapsed time word problems. Use this lesson independently or alongside *Beyond Just Addition.*
3rd grade
Math
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Earth Day Punctuation
Earth Day Punctuation
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Earth Day Punctuation
Earth Day is a time for raising awareness and appreciation for our environment. It’s also a time for using correct punctuation! With this lesson, your students will use correct punctuation, like commas, quotation marks, and apostrophes.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Text Features: Reading that Makes Sense
Text Features: Reading that Makes Sense
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Text Features: Reading that Makes Sense
Improve your students' comprehension of non-fictional reading through this lesson that teaches them about text features. Students will find their own text features and explain why they aid in the reading process.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Multiplication Cups Competition
Multiplication Cups Competition
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Multiplication Cups Competition
Motivate your students by engaging them in a competition! In this lesson, your students will review and practice multiplication strategies.
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!