3rd Grade Reading and Math



3rd Grade Reading Goals

By the end of third grade, students will be reading stories, poems, and nonfiction texts to find a main idea and key details. They will also explain how the text’s details support a message or topic and compare information from two texts about a similar theme or topic. Students will learn to use writing to tell a story, persuade the reader, or explain a process. With help and support, they will revise and edit their own work.

3rd Grade Reading Resources

Storyline Online
Award-winning children’s books read aloud by celebrated actors

International Children's Digital Library
Complete online library with books from around the world, available in English and other languages

Smithsonian Tween Tribune
Articles on all sorts of interesting topics (nonfiction)

Online access to the Library of Congress, including ebooks, articles, and great information for families




3rd Grade Math Goals

Third grade students will learn to count to 100,000 and higher. They will work on multiplying and dividing whole numbers and solving real-world, multi-digit addition and subtraction problems. Students will compare and sort fractions with common denominators and extend number patterns using specific rules. By the end of third grade, they will recognize parallel and perpendicular lines and find the perimeters of shapes. Students will analyze data by studying bar graphs, pictographs, and tally charts. They will also tell time on an analog clock, determine how much time has passed within an hour, read thermometers, and calculate temperature.

3rd Grade Math Resources

Funbrain Math Zone
Fun, online games that help students practice math skills

Khan Academy Math by Grade
Video lessons and practice for core math concepts at each grade

Multiplication and Division Fact Family Triangle Flashcards
Fact triangle flashcards group together a family of related arithmetic facts and can be used to practice fact fluency

Deck of Cards Math Games (3-6)
Fun math games to play with a deck of cards and 2 players

Fact fluency practice for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division