United Elementary School

Preparing our Students for Tomorrow...Today!

Third Grade

English Language Arts
This course is designed to foster the development of effective communication skills.  The primary focus of this course will be the development and mastery of effective reading strategies to increase fluency, and enhance both comprehension and appreciation of academic and real-life reading situations.  The Communications program encompasses the areas of reading, writing, spelling, speaking and listening.  Our Curriculum is based on the PA Core Standards and contains the reading of both fiction and nonfiction texts.  
 
Mathematics
This course is designed to foster the development of effective numeracy skills.  The primary focus of this course will be the development strong computational and problem solving.  Our Curriculum is based on the PA Core Standards.  
 
Science
This course is designed as an inquiry based course that builds on a child’s interest and desire to learn about the world around them.  When possible, science and reading are linked through nonfiction texts.  Our Curriculum is based on the PA Science Standards.
 
Social Studies

This course is designed to build a child’s understanding of the world and community around them.  Students will learn geography and map skills as well as learn about different types of communities and the natural resources within them.  Students will also learn about our country’s history and growth from Native American communities, British colonies, westward expansion, and finally the development of small communities into big cities. Students will also demonstrate knowledge of immigration, cultures from around the world, and basic economics such as goods and services, supply and demand, budgets, and importing and exporting.  We also study our national, state and local governments. Finally, we finish the year learning about Pennsylvania history.  When possible, social studies and reading are linked through nonfiction texts.  Our Curriculum is based on the Geography, History, Economics, and Civics and Government Standards.

 
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