9780764124785

Making the Grade: Everything Your 3rd Grader Needs to Know

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  • ISBN13:

    9780764124785

  • ISBN10:

    0764124781

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-08-01
  • Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Inc
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Summary

This brand-new and important series give parents easy-to-apply methods for educating their children, whether as home schoolers taking full control of a child's studies, or as parents cooperating with their child's teachers in standard classroom settings.

Author Biography

Micki Pflug has been involved in the educational arena for more than a decade, working with all grade levels, from pre-k to post-secondary. She has developed widely-used third-grade textbooks in reading, language arts, social studies, and math.

Table of Contents

How to Use This Book vii
For Homeschoolers xi
Communicating Between Home and School xvii
Meet Your Third Grader xix
Promoting Literacy 1(78)
Lesson 1.1 Reading Fiction
3(8)
Lesson 1.2 Learning Sentences
11(4)
Lesson 1.3 Finding Topic Sentences and Supporting Details
15(1)
Lesson 1.4 Writing Dialogue
16(7)
Lesson 1.5 Exploring Contractions
23(4)
Lesson 1.6 Writing Correct Dates and Times
27(4)
Lesson 1.7 Exploring Science Fiction
31(8)
Lesson 1.8 Reading Folktales
39(6)
Lesson 1.9 Discovering Poetry
45(4)
Lesson 1.10 Reading Biographies
49(6)
Lesson 1.11 Reading Nonfiction
55(6)
Lesson 1.12 Taking Notes and Writing Research Reports
61(6)
Lesson 1.13 Following and Giving Directions
67(6)
Lesson 1.14 Writing Thank-You Notes
73(4)
In Your Community
77(1)
We Have Learned Checklist
78(1)
Math 79(76)
Lesson 2.1 Understanding Large Numbers
81(6)
Lesson 2.2 Using Addition Strategies
87(4)
Lesson 2.3 Subtracting Whole Numbers
91(4)
Lesson 2.4 Counting Money
95(4)
Lesson 2.5 Telling Time
99(4)
Lesson 2.6 Exploring Measurement
103(8)
Lesson 2.7 Understanding Multiplication
111(6)
Lesson 2.8 Multiplying Greater Numbers
117(4)
Lesson 2.9 Investigating Division
121(6)
Lesson 2.10 Dividing Greater Numbers
127(4)
Lesson 2.11 Understanding Fractions
131(6)
Lesson 2.12 Working with Data, Graphs, and Probability
137(8)
Lesson 2.13 Understanding Geometry
145(8)
In Your Community
153(1)
We Have Learned Checklist
154(1)
Science 155(82)
Lesson 3.1 Classifying Animals
157
Lesson 3.2 Classifying Plants
151(6)
Lesson 3.3 Exploring Plant and Animal Life
157(14)
Lesson 3.4 Examining Living Things
171(4)
Lesson 3.5 Learning About People in the Ecosystem
175(4)
Lesson 3.6 Recognizing Our Changing Environment
179(8)
Lesson 3.7 Understanding Muscles and Bones
187(6)
Lesson 3.8 Relating Health and Nutrition
193(4)
Lesson 3.9 Learning About Safety
197(4)
Lesson 3.10 Understanding the Five Senses
201(4)
Lesson 3.11 Exploring Matter, Substances, and Energy
205(6)
Lesson 3.12 Investigating Light and Sound
211(4)
Lesson 3.13 Learning About Forces and Simple Machines
215(4)
Lesson 3.14 Understanding Electricity
219(4)
Lesson 3.15 Exploring Earth, the Moon, and the Sun
223(6)
Lesson 3.16 Examining Earth
229(6)
In Your Community
235(1)
We Have Learned Checklist
236(1)
SOCIAL STUDIES 237(66)
Lesson 4.1 Discovering Community
239(4)
Lesson 4.2 Discovering North, South, East, West
243(4)
Lesson 4.3 Comparing Communities
247(6)
Lesson 4.4 Exploring U.S. Geography
253(4)
Lesson 4.5 Recognizing the Natural Resources of the United States
257(4)
Lesson 4.6 Recognizing the Features of a Community
261(6)
Lesson 4.7 Investigating the Anasazi People
267(4)
Lesson 4.8 Understanding Jamestown
271(4)
Lesson 4.9 Exploring a Spanish Mission
275(4)
Lesson 4.10 Understanding the Beginnings of the United States
279(4)
Lesson 4.11 Understanding Immigration
283(6)
Lesson 4.12 Examining the U.S. Capital and Citizenship
289(6)
Lesson 4.13 Recognizing Our National Symbols and Holidays
295(6)
In Your Community
301(1)
We Have Learned Checklist
302(1)
Assessment 303(38)
Assessment Answers 341(4)
Answers 345(6)
Glossary 351(2)
Venn Diagram 353(1)
Comparison Chart 353(1)
Web 354(1)
Sequence Chain 354(1)
Writing Lines 355(1)
Index 356(6)
Credits 362

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