About Third Grade

  • About Third Grade

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    Third grade is a very busy year with a lot to learn! NYS is now aligned to the National Common Core Standards.  To find specific standards in each subject area for third grade, please visit www.engageny.org.
    ELA (Based on NYS Modules and Lucy Calkin's Readers' & Writers' Workshop)
    • Shared Reading - Whole group reading instruction / grade level text / skill lessons
    • Guided Reading / Book Clubs - Small group reading instruction / instructional level text / skill lessons
    • Readers' Workshop  -  Independent reading / independent level text / teaching points
    • Writers' Workshop - Whole group writing instruction / independent application
    • Spelling embedded in above programs
    • Text Talk - vocabulary development
    • Grammar - Ready NY program
    • Whole group instruction - NYS Modules and Ready NY materials utilized to address Common Core Standards
    • Whole group instruction - Non-fiction reading material utilized along with cooperative group center activities. 
    • Academic intervention services are administered to children in need of extra support.


    • Cursive Writing Instruction utilizing the "Loops and Groups" program.