3rd Grade Skills and Expectations

Students need to be reading 30 minutes every day. They should be able to summarize what they have read, answering all who, what, when, where, and why questions that you ask.
By the end of 3rd grade they should be reading 115 words per minute. They should also be reading at a Guided Reading Level P or above.

By the end of the year, 3rd grade students have mastered these basic power standards.
  • Round and compare numbers up to hundred thousands
  • Add and subtract using 4 digit numbers
  • Fluently multiply with factors 0-9
  • Fluently divide 2 digit dividends
  • Solve word problems using all four operations (+, -, x, and divide)
  • Recognize and compare benchmark fractions (1/8, 1/4, 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 3/4, and one whole)


By the end of the year, 3rd grade students have mastered.
  • Basic parts of speech (noun, verb, adjective, adverb, pronoun, preposition, conjunction, and interjection)
  • Synonyms/Antonyms
  • Literal and figurative language (similes, metaphors, idioms, personification)
  • Constructing a well written paragraph that includes a topic sentence, supporting details, and a closing sentence. They should also be able to write using the correct conventions (spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and punctuation).