Lincoln Grade 3

English Language Arts 3

English Language Arts 3 focuses on expanding students’ reading, writing, spelling, speaking, and listening skills. In this course, students read more complex texts and write to express themselves with greater sophistication. They practice reading at a natural pace while using intonation and expression appropriately. While reading, they interpret texts in more complex ways, by identifying cause and effect, determining tone and mood, and distinguishing shades of meaning in figurative language.

This course introduces students to new genres, including opinion pieces, biographies, and blogs, while they continue to work with narratives, fiction, and informational texts. An emphasis is placed on grammar, punctuation, and spelling as students explore the functions of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs; categorize nouns; explain the differences between various verb tenses; write simple, complex, and compound sentences; and use capitalization, commas, and quotation marks correctly. They learn the spelling of words with various prefixes and suffixes; regular and irregular nouns, verbs, and adjectives; and contractions, compound words, homophones, and words with various vowel sounds. Students develop their speaking and listening skills by planning, writing, and delivering an oral presentation and by creating visual aids to accompany the presentation. English Language Arts 3 also introduces students to new forms of writing, such as scripts, autobiographies, and outlines. They practice drafting and revising their writing through the development of journal entries, short stories, opinion pieces, and narratives. Students expand their research skills by learning to take notes while researching and to organize their notes into categories. They also gather information using both print and electronic sources. This course includes a printed Parent and Teacher Guide that will help you support your student’s learning.

Course Topics

• Vocabulary

• Spelling

• Reading

• Interpretation of Texts

• Story Elements

• Vocabulary

• Compare & Contrast

• Genres of Literature

• Summarizing

• Computer Skills


English Language Arts 3 Workbook • Parent/Teacher Guide English Language Arts 3 • Latasha and the Little Red Tornado • Postcards from Pismo • Lincoln Empowered Text Collection - Grade 3 • clay • composition notebook


Mathematics 3

Students in Mathematics 3 focus on multiplication and division, as this course aims to build strong foundational skills in these areas. Students explore the relationship between multiplication and division and practice using the order of operations to solve problems, including one- and two-step word problems. In addition to using place value to perform multidigit arithmetic, students round numbers to the nearest ten or hundred. They refine their mathematics skills in relation to money by making change using a combination of bills and coins. Mathematics 3 presents area and perimeter to students as they explore linear and area measurements. They also work with fractions as numbers in this course, representing them on number lines, generating equivalent fractions, and comparing fractions with the same numerator and denominator. Finally, students explore the ways in which various types of data can be displayed. This course includes a printed Parent and Teacher Guide that will help you support your student’s learning.

Course Topics

• Operations

• Word Problems

• Place Value

• Time

• Money

• Geometry & Measurement

• Data


Parent/Teacher Guide Mathematics 3 • Mathematics 3 Workbook • multiplication flashcards • division flashcards • base ten rods • base ten decimeter cube • base then flats • base ten blocks • balance scale with gram weights • 6-sided die • fake coins • play money set • double-side foam counters • graph paper • color tiles • laminated hundred board • fraction strips • write-on clock


Science 3

Science 3 guides students on an exploration of the natural world, its animals, its plants, and its terrain. They learn how clouds form, what causes the cycles of seasons and of day and night on Earth, and that light and sound are actually energy. Students examine the Earth’s eight major biomes and identify how adaptations help plants and animals to survive varying conditions. They become junior meteorologists, able to explain weather and climate and to use weather instruments and knowledge of patterns to observe and predict the weather. Students recognize the information fossils can provide about the Earth’s past and use geologic time scales to identify the eras when fossilized organisms lived. They explain how chemical reactions can change the properties of matter, and they investigate energy, magnetism, and electricity. Finally, students research topics and formulate questions, make predictions and observations, experiment and measure using scientific tools, and draw inferences and identify patterns based on their scientific inquiries. This course includes a printed Parent and Teacher Guide that will help you support your student’s learning.

Course Topics

• Ecology

• Weather & Climate

• Earth Science

• Agriculture & Natural Resources

• Space Science

• Energy, Force, and Motion

• Properties of Matter

• Physical & Chemical Changes

• Light

• Magnetism & Electricity


Science 3 Workbook • Parent/Teacher Guide Science 3 • sandpaper, fine • ceramic bar magnet • Lima beans • balloons • green peas • 5pc mineral set (calcite, halite, limestone, gypsum, hornblende) • thermometer • composition notebook • modelling clay • inflatable globe • masking tape • 22 gauge wire • flowerpots • small magnifier (3x and 5x)


Social Studies 3

Social Studies 3 focuses on the United States, including its government and its laws. Students are encouraged to think about what it means to be productive, responsible citizens of both the nation and their own local communities. To support their learning about U.S. history and differing cultures and perspectives, students develop and research compelling questions on historical topics, work with credible sources, and distinguish between fact and opinion. Additionally, they learn to evaluate the validity of sources, especially websites. Students develop presentation skills that include constructing arguments to support their opinions and using visual aids to add interest to oral reports. They also expand their map-reading skills and learn the fundamentals of financial literacy. In addition to studying the United States, students examine the geography, culture, history, government, and economy of three other world communities: Canada, Mexico, and India. This course includes a printed Parent and Teacher Guide that will help you support your student’s learning.

Course Topics

• Questioning

• My Community and the World

• World Communities: Geography

• Comparing Cultures

• America’s Beginnings

• Expanding America

• World Communities: History

• Government in My Community

• World Communities: Government

• Resources in My Community

• Money in My Community

• World Economies


Social Studies 3 Workbook • Parent/Teacher Guide Social Studies 3 • Inflatable Globe


Physical Education 3

Physical Education 3 offers a comprehensive physical education course where students learn how to live a healthy lifestyle and are motivated to be active. Students begin by learning about the required 36 hours of organized, supervised physical activity required in the course and how to document their activity within a PE Log. After students learn the guidelines, they move into the course content, which covers topics ranging from safety, rules, and etiquette to various new, fun, and challenging activities and exercise techniques. Students learn the basic elements of each new activity, along with the proper way to execute the motions so that they can get the most benefits from the exercise. Regardless of the activity the student is asked to do within a given day, they are encouraged to get up and move for a certain amount of time within each lesson. This expectation helps them to create a routine-like schedule. Students can be active by performing different exercises, engaging in different activities, or by using items from their grade-appropriate physical education kits, which are available to purchase. This kit, which is designed to work in conjunction with the course content, contains age-appropriate exercise and activity items. Adaptive physical education activities are available for this course.

Course Topics

• Essentials of Education

• Flexibility and Stretching

• Pulse and Heart Rate

• Nutrition

• Measuring Fitness

• Jump Rope

• Playground Games

• Circuit Training

• Anatomy

• Fitness Growth


Art 3

In Art 3, students create, experiment, revise, present, analyze, and respond to artwork. Students learn the importance of presenting their art and the necessary components to consider when doing so, such as the display space, artwork preparation, and display limitations. Students revise and enhance their art in order to tell a better visual story. They also learn how to ask important questions regarding the imagery and materials an artist uses to better understand the message of the work. Art 3 gives students the observation tools they need to perceive their world and create art based on what they see and how they feel.

Course Topics

• Making Art to Learn

• Recording Stories & Life

• Influence of Time & Place

• Making Your Art Better


Music 3

In Music 3, students explore musical basics such as melody, harmony, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, and context. They also reflect upon how these elements affect a listener’s response to the music. Students use standard notation to read and write notes and rhythm in the treble clef and then practice playing those notes on instruments including the hand drum, rhythm sticks, and the soprano recorder. They learn about new musical ideas such as the pentatonic sound, major and minor scales, and singing in solfège. Finally, students identify key classical composers and explore new musical genres such as blues, bluegrass, country, jazz, and pop music.

Course Topics

• Music Genres

• Musical Elements

• Notes, Meter, and Rhythm

• Working with Rhythm

• Working with Melody

• All about Performing

• Refining and Presenting

• Explaining Music

• Music Success

Print Materials

  • composition notebook
  • index cards
  • #10 envelopes
  • drawing paper
  • sticky notes
  • invisible tape
  • highlighters
  • construction and graph paper
  • composition notebook
  • base ten cube, flats, rods, and blocks
  • counting chips
  • balance scale
  • color tile
  • 6-side die
  • ruler
  • fraction sets
  • play money set and fake coins
  • write-on clock
  • dry erase board
  • dry erase markers
  • flip chart paper
  • green peas and lima beans
  • sandpaper
  • balloons
  • copper wire
  • bar magnets
  • flowerpots
  • colored pencils and crayons
  • glue stick
  • markers
  • tape
  • thermometer
  • minerals
  • composition notebook
  • safety scissors
  • sponge