• Third Grade

  • Language Arts/Reading

    Our language arts and reading program utilizes the Plano Accelerated Reading Instruction program. The Plano accelerated reading instruction programs provide an instructional guide that includes a sequence of instruction for each of the target areas, a correlation of instructional materials and software, a list of professional references, and a process for ongoing progress monitoring. The instructional areas targeted for third grade include:

    • Listening and Speaking
    • Phonemic Awareness Word Study Spelling
    • Word Reading
    • Fluency
    • Vocabulary
    • Comprehension
    • Written Expression

  • Math

    The elementary mathematics program in Plano ISD promotes the learning of important and meaningful mathematics through a coherent and comprehensive curriculum. The program provides opportunities for students to value mathematics, to become confident in their ability to do mathematics, and stresses the importance of experiences that relate mathematics to the real world. The curriculum is based on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and is designed to build basic understandings in number, operations, and quantitative reasoning; patterns, relationships, and algebraic thinking; geometry and spatial reasoning; measurement; and probability and statistics. Problem solving, language and communication, connections within and outside mathematics and formal and informal reasoning underlie all content areas. Students use these processes together with technology and other mathematical tools to develop conceptual understanding and to solve problems. District developed curriculum guides provide a scope and sequence of instruction for each grade level.

    Areas of Study:

    • Bar Graphs and Pictographs
    • Money
    • Temperature
    • Telling Time
    • Geometric Shapes
    • Place Value Through Hundred Thousands
    • Estimation
    • Multiplication
    • Division
    • Area
    • Perimeter
    • Measurement (Centimeters, Decimeters, Inches, Feet, Yards, Miles, Meters, Kilometers)
    • Fractions

  • Science

    The science program in Plano ISD promotes life-long applications of scientific concepts, processes, and skills to enable all students to make informed and rational decisions as they participate in a changing society. Students will use scientific concepts to expand and integrate knowledge in a broad range of disciplines. A variety of tools, skills and processes to conduct scientific inquiry will be used throughout the year. Students will effectively communicate scientific and technological information in a changing society.

    Areas of Study:

    • Health
    • Physical Science
    • Evaluating a Landscape – Engineering Unit
    • Life Science
    • Designing Submersibles – Engineering Unit
    • Space
    • Weather
    • Designing Water Filters – Engineering Unit

Elizabeth Galvan
3rd Grade
Latwonda Tyree-Davis
3rd Grade