3rd Grade

  • With each new school year, students are expected to extend their learning to new concepts and skills. We share this list as an opportunity for parents to reinforce skills and bridge the learning from year to year. Please refer to the prior grade level for skills to reinforce and future grade level for skills to accelerate.

Math Milestones

Reading Milestones

    • Self-select text and read independently
    • Establish purpose for reading
    • Make, correct, or confirm predictions using text features
    • Make connections to personal experiences, ideas in other texts, and society
    • Make inferences and use evidence to support understanding
    • Retell, paraphrase or summarize for comprehension
    • Discuss specific ideas in the text that are important to the meaning
    • Explain the relationships among the characters in the story
    • Describe and explain the plot of the story, including the sequence of events, the conflict, and the resolution
    • Explain how the setting influences the plot of the story
    • Explain the author's purpose for writing the text


    Before-During-After Questions to ask your reader:

    BEFORE Reading:

    • What do you think this book will be about? Why do you think that?  
    • What characters do you think might be in this story?
    • What do you know about the topic of this book?
    • Does the topic of this book remind you of anything you know or have done?
    • What are you wondering about as you look at the cover and back of your book? What makes you think that?

    DURING Reading:

    • What has happened so far in this story?
    • What do you think will happen next? Why?
    • How do you think the character will handle this situation?
    • What emotions is the character feeling? How do you know?
    • Think about the predictions you made before reading; do you still think the story will go that way? Why or why not? How do you think it will go now?

    AFTER Reading:

    • What is the main message of this book? What does the author want you to think about? What was the big idea?
    • What were the most important events in this story?
    • Did any of the characters change throughout the story? Who changed, and how did they change?
    • Why do you think the author chose the title for this story? How does it relate to the story?
    • After reading, has the new information changed your thinking about the topic?