3rd Grade Lesson Plans

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Character Traits in Fairy Tales
Character Traits in Fairy Tales
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Character Traits in Fairy Tales
As your learners identify physical and internal character traits, make sure they provide evidence. Use this as a stand alone lesson, or as a pre-lesson for the <a href="https://www.education.com/lesson-plan/fairy-tales-character-traits/" target="_blank">Fairy Tales: Character Traits</a> lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Comparing Texts by the Same Author
Comparing Texts by the Same Author
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Comparing Texts by the Same Author
Getting hooked on a series or type of character creates reader engagement! Use this lesson to challenge your students to compare and contrast fictional texts as they find the joy in reading books by the same author.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Stepping Through Multiplication and Division Word Problems
Stepping Through Multiplication and Division Word Problems
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Stepping Through Multiplication and Division Word Problems
Teach your students four simple steps to help them solve multiplication and division word problems with confidence.
3rd grade
Math
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Reading Comprehension and Evidence-Based Terms
Reading Comprehension and Evidence-Based Terms
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Reading Comprehension and Evidence-Based Terms
The proof is in the pudding! Use this lesson to teach your students how to use text evidence as proof when answering questions after reading. They will use evidence-based terms as they answer basic comprehension questions.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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A Liter Please
A Liter Please
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A Liter Please
This lesson introduces students to measuring and estimating liquid volume, using liters (l) as the standard unit of measurement.
3rd grade
Math
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Onomatopoeia Poetry
Onomatopoeia Poetry
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Onomatopoeia Poetry
Pop, whoosh, ding! Onomatopoeia is a writing technique that makes text come alive. In this lesson, students will learn about onomatopoeia, and apply it to their writing process to create poetry, as a class and individually.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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What Are Equivalent Fractions?
What Are Equivalent Fractions?
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What Are Equivalent Fractions?
Get your students to think deeply about fractions as they discuss which pictures show equivalence. Use this as a stand alone lesson or a pre-lesson for the *Equivalent Fractions: Are They Equal?* lesson.
3rd grade
Math
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Let's Play Ball
Let's Play Ball
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Let's Play Ball
Students will have a ball with this data collection lesson plan where they learn about collecting and plotting data on a chart and line plot.
3rd grade
Math
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A Simple Summary
A Simple Summary
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A Simple Summary
Use this lesson to help your ELs learn how to create a simple summary, paying attention to the sequence in a story. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *Simple Summaries* lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Red Light, Green Light Questions
Red Light, Green Light Questions
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Red Light, Green Light Questions
Teach your students to ask and differentiate between recall questions and inferential questions. This lesson will help build a classroom culture around asking deep, inferential questions.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Multiplication Stories
Multiplication Stories
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Multiplication Stories
Math can be made into short stories! Inspire your students to get creative with this lesson plan that will help them practice making and solving word problems.
3rd grade
Math
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Synonyms: Using Shades of Meaning
Synonyms: Using Shades of Meaning
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Synonyms: Using Shades of Meaning
Why walk when you can mosey? In this lesson, students will learn how to use synonyms to express shades of meaning in their writing. Introduce the topic with a book, then brainstorm descriptive options for overused words.
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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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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Calling All Characters!
Calling All Characters!
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Calling All Characters!
Come one, come all! In this lesson, reading and writing are intertwined as students determine a character's traits from the character's actions. Reading extends into creative writing as students imagine what a character might do next.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Leaf Hunt
Leaf Hunt
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Leaf Hunt
Don't you love when the leaves turn reddish orange and fall off the trees? This lesson provides a great way to clean up some of those leaves all while helping your students learn to classify different types of leaves.
3rd grade
Science
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Fill Your Bucket
Fill Your Bucket
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Fill Your Bucket
Are you a bucket filler? Children with good social skills lift each other up with compliments and praise, instead of put downs and negative comments. Use this lesson to teach your students about bucket filling and how to compliment others.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Floods and Droughts and Water, Oh My!
Floods and Droughts and Water, Oh My!
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Floods and Droughts and Water, Oh My!
Are your students ready for a challenge? In this science and language arts integrated lesson, students will not only learn about floods and droughts, but they will also brainstorm and develop solutions.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Gram I Am
Gram I Am
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Gram I Am
How do your students measure up when it comes to metrics? This lesson introduces young mathematicians to grams and kilograms and allows them to explore the units' real world applications.
3rd grade
Math
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Exclamation Mark!
Exclamation Mark!
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Exclamation Mark!
This is a lesson to introduce the students to an end of the sentence punctuation: the exclamation mark. The emphasis will be correlated to a sentence type, in particular, the exclamatory sentence.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Irregular Verbs in Context
Irregular Verbs in Context
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Irregular Verbs in Context
Irregular verbs do not follow the same rules as other verbs. Use this lesson to teach your scholars how to form the past tense of irregular verbs and correctly use them in context.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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What is My Place Value?
What is My Place Value?
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What is My Place Value?
Expand on your students' knowledge of base ten numbers with this lesson that introduces the students to the place and value of digits within a number.
3rd grade
Math
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Mammal or Bird?
Mammal or Bird?
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Mammal or Bird?
Use this lesson to teach your students about the characteristics of mammals and birds. Teach them about unique mammals and birds that do not have the characteristics of the average mammal and bird.
3rd grade
Science
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R-Controlled Vowels in Context
R-Controlled Vowels in Context
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R-Controlled Vowels in Context
Syllable vowel sounds change when followed by the letter R but also reveal regular spelling patterns. This lesson plan extends student understanding of R-controlled vowels with activities built to strengthen spelling and editing skills.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Fact or Opinion
Fact or Opinion
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Fact or Opinion
Help your ELs learn to understand and differentiate between fact and opinion through the analysis of nonfiction text. This can be a stand-alone lesson or a support lesson to the Fact or Opinion: Part 1 lesson plan.
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!