Grade 3: Ages 7-8

In Grade 3 children learn paragraph writing, review nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs, and adverbs. Students study parts of speech and other grammatical concepts in greater depth. Topics that are introduced include principal parts of the verb as well as compound subjects and predicates. Students practice punctuation, capitalization, and diagramming.

Students will practice handwriting exercises using Catholic words and sentences. 

Also in Grade 3 a variety of exercises provide the students with the opportunity to practice their phonics skills. There are colorful and cheerful presentation with well organized lessons that make learning fun and effective. Topics include Short and Long Vowels, Vowel and Consonant Digraphs, Word Prefixes and Suffixes, as well as Syllables, Antonyms, Synonyms, and Homophones.

Students develop reading skills using storybooks and short selections from the Faith and Freedom readers: This Is Our Town, This Is Our Valley, and The Story Tree. In third grade, students are able to read more fluently and accurately. They improve their ability to draw conclusions, sense relationships between ideas, and use clues to discover the meaning of new vocabulary. Stories of St. Padre Pio and St. Therese of the Child Jesus are provided for the first two book reviews. Students complete book reviews by identifying the book’s title, author, setting, and main characters. Students conclude the review by writing a paragraph about the story. 

Children become proficient in memorizing and spelling words that occur frequently but have irregular spellings. Weekly lessons are divided into four days of work followed by a test on the fifth day. Spelling 3 for Young Catholics provides exercises and spelling tips, a complete alphabetized word list, and review of basic spelling rules.

In Vocabulary 3 For Young Catholics, your third grader will love the newest workbook in our Vocabulary series! Catholic, lively and colorfully illustrated this new text includes definitions, Catholic-related sentences, and crossword puzzles in every lesson. 24 lessons of 10 words each are presented in sentences about saints, family life, and heroes.

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