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Free Third Grade Lesson Plans and Resources for Teachers and Homeschoolers
These are some of my favorite third grade lesson plans. I have homeschooled three children. All of them but one have already graduated. I would have loved to have found free third grade lesson plans when I was homeschooling. Teaching is much easier if you have a lesson plan, even if it is just a starting point for inspiration.
Included are language arts lesson plans for third grade, math lesson plans, social studies lesson plans for third graders, and third grade science lesson plans. More 3rd grade lesson plans for other subjects will be added as soon as I find time to dig through all of my old homeschool teaching materials.
Third Grade Lesson Plans and Resources
New to Teaching or Homeschooling?
Beginning a teaching career or homeschooling can be very frightening. I know, as I mentioned before I've been there. However, it's been awhile since I've been homeschooling. All of my children are college age or have already graduated college.
Luckily, homeschooling has become very common, much more so than when I was teaching my own children. Most people don't do a complete Exorcise movie style head turn anymore if you mention homeschooling. Now most areas, even small communities, have homeschooling groups, activities, and even sports. Some states allow homeschoolers to participate in public school sports programs. Look up the laws for your circumstances if you are interested.
You should also look up the homeschooling laws for your state to make sure you are in compliance. Most states have much less rigid laws regarding recordkeeping, choice of study materials, etc, also than even a few years back. So check around for local resources, the internet, and the good old-fashioned library for lots of information about teaching in general and homeschooling in particular. You should find lots of information and lots of helpful people.
Decide which homeschooling teaching style suits you. Some examples are classic education, Montessori, and unschooling. There are tons of commercial curriculum choices available as books, videotapes, and computer programs. There are also homeschooling programs that are literal online schools. As I mentioned, the options are wide and varied. Just don't let them overwhelm you.
And if you're a beginning teacher, the same goes for you as well! There are tons of teaching resources available. Just sift through the ones that suit your style.
Third Grade Lesson Plans for Language Arts
- Language Arts Lesson Plan for Third Grade - Fantasy Genre
This is a set of language arts third grade lesson plans. This elementary lesson plans unit theme will take about 2 weeks. It teaches third grade students about the fantasy genre. Students study "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" to learn more about t
- Three Pigs Third Grade Lesson Plan
Third grade lesson plans to teach about the fairy tale genre using the Three Little Pigs.
- Online Third Grade Lesson Plans - Cinderella Webquest
This is a set of online third grade lesson plans called a Webquest. This teaches about Cinderella. Besides Cinderella, elementary students will learn about different cultures, synonyms, and poetry.
Old Third Grade Math Workbook
Math Third Grade Lesson Plans
- Third Grade Lesson Plans About Money
This is a website that focuses specifically on teaching youngsters about money. It has several specific third grade lesson plans. Some of the subjects taught include the importance of saving, budgets explained, debt, taxes, comparison shopping, and m
- Third Grade Lesson Plans for Fractions
This set of third grade lesson plans teaches elementary students how to understand the concept of fractions using a chocolate candy bar. How cool is that? A printable worksheet is included with the lesson plan.
- Math Game for Third Grade Lesson Plans
This online math game is a great addition to third grade lesson plans for math. Students try to see how many math problems they can answer correctly in one minute. The game can be set to add, subtract, multiply, or divide or randomly use all of the o
- Time Activities for Third Grade Lesson Plans for Math
This hands-on activity is a great addition to third grade lesson plans about time or can be used on its own. Students learn about elapsed time, a.m. and p.m., and how to read time from an analog clock.
3rd Grade Science Resources
Third Grade Lesson Plans for Science
- Third Grade Lesson Plans for Physical Science
Very thorough set of third grade lesson plans for science includes lots of hands-on activities to teach elementary students about simple machines, force, friction, types of energy, motion, and other physical science concepts. A great way to teach stu
- Third Grade Lesson Plans to Teach About Hearing
Complete science third grade lesson plans that will span several days teaching about the ears, hygiene, and hearing. This elementary lesson plan has everything needed, including vocabulary list, activities, and science worksheets. This is a highly re
Social Studies Third Grade Lesson Plans
- The American Flag 3rd Grade Lesson Plan - 3rd Grade Social Studies
This third grade social studies lesson plan teaches about the American flag and its importance to citizens. They will know the meaning of the stars, stripes, and red, white, and blue colors. Students will also learn about flag laws and how to fold a
- Sojourner Truth Third Grade Lesson Plan
Sojourner Truth 3rd grade Lesson Plan designed to be used after the class has learned about Sojourner Truth's life. The third graders will also learn about timelines. Includes a printable worksheet.