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3rd Grade Online Curriculum

3rd Grade Online Curriculum

In this grade, your children are expected to have a good grasp of the concepts in social studies, science, language arts, and math. This will give them a solid foundation for more advanced concepts.  One particular skill that Let’s Read English focuses on is critical thinking. This skill is critical to your child’s ability to solve real-world problems with the concepts.

This page gives you all the necessary information on the course, the topics covered in it, and why Let’s Read English’s curriculum is your best choice.

The links below are sub-headers of the sections on this page. You can click any of them to find out more about the section.

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What Do Third Graders Learn?

As explained above, third graders are made to master all the concepts in social studies, language arts, science, math, and other subjects. In addition, we will ensure they also master math fact fluency. This will prepare them for more complex problems.

Their reading comprehension skills are improved in this grade because they will be reading to learn. Here are the concepts that your child will master in this course:

  • Introduction to map reading and important figures in America.
  • We also expose them to reading longer books with more complex words.
  • We will delve deeper into topics like energy, ecosystems, and the Earth.
  • They will also go deeper in probability, geometry and other advanced concepts.
  • Introduction to division and multiplication.
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Find out more on how Let’s Read English’s curriculum will benefit your child on our 3rd grade scope and sequence and 3rd grade lesson plans pages.

3rd Grade Curriculum Overview

  • Do the concepts meet students’ learning objectives?
  • Do the lessons keep students engaged?
  • Will the lessons and activities enhance problem-solving and critical thinking skills?
  • How do children get assessed and how often are the assessments?
  • Will students have ample opportunities to practice the skills?

3rd Grade Math Curriculum

Third graders should have good knowledge of division, multiplication, addition, and subtraction. With the skills, they should be able to solve 2-step equations and other mathematical problems. We also expect third graders to be able to write large numbers up to one hundred thousand. Most importantly, they should understand the place value for each digit.

To find out more information, visit our  Math Curriculum for Third Graders page.

  • Multiplication table
  • Adding four-digit numbers
  • Subtracting with regrouping
  • Rounding to the nearest tens and hundreds
  • Understanding two- and three-dimensional shapes
  • Solving word problems that involve time, money, and measurement
Focus girl trying to solve mathematical equation

3rd Grade Language Arts Curriculum

Basically, Let’s Read English’s third grade curriculum aims at taking student’s reading skills to another level. And since reading comprehension goes with reading skills, we will also help them develop their reading comprehension too.

Visit our Language Arts Curriculum for 3rd Graders page for further details.

  • Comparing and contrasting information
  • Using transition words when writing
  • Proper punctuation and capitalization
  • Idioms, prefixes, and suffixes
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3rd Grade Science Curriculum

Let’s Read English teaches students about ecosystems, magnetism, static electricity, and other scientific concepts. As we take them into the deeper world of science, we also help them develop their vocabulary of scientific terminologies.

We will also guide them on how to think like a scientist and also ask scientific questions. They’ll learn how to develop simple hypothesis from simple observations and then follow it up with an experiment to confirm their theories.

Find out more on our Science Curriculum for 3rd Graders page.

  • Changes in motion caused by forces (gravity, friction)
  • Electricity and magnetism (conductors, insulators)
  • Weather and climate
  • Forms of energy (heat, light, sound)
  • Ecology (food chains, ecosystems, balance of nature, adaptations)
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3rd Grade Social Studies Curriculum

Let’s Read English’s 3rd grade social studies curriculum consists of government, economics, world history, national US history, and geography. We also teach 3rd graders the roles of elected officials in their local communities. At the same time, we also engage students in activities that will improve their analytical thinking, writing, and reading comprehension skills.

Find out more on our Social Studies Curriculum for 3rd Graders page.

  • The world in spatial terms
  • Exploration of the Americas
  • Citizenship & government
  • Chronology
Vintage world map

How to School a Third Grader

To make it easy for you to teach this curriculum, we have given tips on how to handle the tasks below. You’ll also find our recommendations and suggestions useful.

  • How to get started
  • How to plan a schedule that is convenient for you and your students
  • Laying out your lesson plans
  • Helpful materials to study

Why Choose Let’s Read English’s 3rd Grade Online School curriculum?

For several years, students have built their academic journeys around Let’s Read English’s online curriculum. For those who need a supplemental program, they can check our summer learning program or our after-school skill building classes.

We make use of interactive lessons and gamified activities to keep students engaged all through the program. The lessons are backed up with numerous practice opportunities to consolidate their newly acquired skills and knowledge. With our teaching approach and strategies, mastery is assured.

Here are some reasons to consider Let’s Read English’s curriculum:

As a Full Curriculum

As a Supplement

  • Our students have the liberty to choose their preferred courses.
  • We have materials to cover a full year’s course.
  • Extension activities are available to target particular skills and strategies.
  • Our lessons are interactive enough to keep students engaged.
  • Parents can make use of our planners, automatic grading system, and recordkeeping tool.
  • Parents are allowed to add foreign language and subjects to their child’s program.
  • Since there’s no contractual obligation involved, parents can quit anytime.
  • We allow students to move at their individual paces.


  • Students can determine the duration of every lesson.
  • The curriculum helps to prevent summer slide as an online summer learning program.
  • Our coursework matches what is taught in traditional classrooms, so it is a great after school program.
  • We give students ample opportunities to practice their newly acquired skills and knowledge.
  • The curriculum meets graduation requirements and national standards.
  • Parents will get reports of completed work and grades upon request.
  • Tests, quizzes, and lessons can be retaken until mastery is achieved.
  • Our wide variety of material types cover students with different learning styles.
  • The closed-captioning and language preference tools are an added benefit for students with different learning abilities.

FAQ’s About Online Schooling 3rd Grade

What is the typical age of third graders?
While 3rd graders are usually about 8 – 9 years old, there are a few lower and higher exceptions. The figure depends on the requirements in a child’s state and when a child begins school.

What grade are kids expected to learn multiplication?

Students are usually introduced to multiplication in the 2nd grade but they reinforce the skills in 3rd grade. Your children can begin to learn multiplication with Let’s Read English’s math program in their 2nd or 3rd grade year.

How much homework should a 3rd grader have?
The appropriate number of homework differs for different experts. At Let’s Read English, we feel half an hour of homework is okay for a 3rd grader every day. However, we focus on the quality of homework not the quantity. We give homework that helps students consolidate their skills and knowledge.

What prepares a child for third grade?
A 3rd grader should have mastered certain concepts in social studies, science, language arts, and math. Your child should be able to read independently because in 3rd grade, he’ll read books with longer storylines.

He should also be able to perform addition and subtraction on 3-digit numbers. Also, the concept of place value should not be a strange world to him. All these will prepare children for more advanced concepts ahead.

How can I prepare my child for third grade?
Instill the following skills in your child:

  • How to communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Make him read different types of text and ask him questions to gauge his understanding.
  • Teach him how to compose a paragraph using appropriate transition words without punctuation, grammar, or spelling errors.