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Parent’s Guide

to Support Learning from Home

Grade 3

During 3rd grade your child prepares for the transition into the ‘upper grades’ as they develop more independent learning skills. While you’re at home looking to engage your child, the following list of academic skills and educational activities can help support you and your new independent learner! This list highlights those academic skills you can focus on at home with your 3rd grader. We have also included a variety of ageappropriate activities that will entertain, educate, and engage your child! 


  • Understand the relationship between multiplication and division up to 100 (for example 20 ÷ 2 = 10 and 2 x 10 = 20)
  • Round numbers to the nearest 10s or 100s
  • Add numbers up to 1,000
  • Understand and create fractions
  • Tell time to the half hour and quarter hour and to 5 minutes and 1 minute


  • Read fiction, nonfiction, and poetry with expression and comprehension
  • Reread and self-correct mistakes when necessary
  • Talk about and answer questions about a text using specific examples from the text and connect different parts of a text
  • Determine the meaning of words using text and context
  • Write opinion, informative, and narrative pieces
  • Learn the functions of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs—and what role they play in a sentence


  • Use the scientific process to form simple hypotheses, make predictions, and gather data to support experiments
  • Record observations and communicate what they experience through writing and speaking.
  • Understand living things, what they need (air, water, and food), and what they do (grow, move, and reproduce)
  • Experiment with different materials and different matter such as solids, liquids, and gases