Technology-Rich Learning Experiences
for Third Graders

The following resources are designed for third graders and their teachers.


Subject Areas


Third Grade Language Arts

Publisher Language Arts Resources

Houghton Mifflin Reading - Grade 3
Links to activities.

Houghton Mifflin Power Proofreading
Interactive proofreading activity.

Houghton Mifflin Wacky Web Tales
Write Mad-Libs on a variety of topics. Includes parts of speech help and how to write a tale.

Houghton Mifflin KidViews
Find and submit book reviews.

Language Arts Sequenced Lesson Plans

GLC from Georgia Department of Education
Daily plans for language arts

Interactive Activities

BBC Literacy Center Ages 4-8
Explore activities in literacy.

Book Adventure
Quizzes based on books

Grid Club Language Arts Games
Lots of interactive games on English concepts.

Great online, story building tool.

Listen and Write Poetry
Explore the Rap Realm, Wonderwords, Simile Satellite, and Free Style.

Naturescapes - Tiered Reading
Building your own with the Video and Image Starter Resources.

Play Magnetic Poetry - regular or kid's poetry
Write poems, submit poems, read poems and evaluate poems

Print and Go from Grid Club
Create a book, story, bookmark, poster, postcard, membership, paper, etc.

ReadWrite Think: Student Materials
Interactive tools that support national language arts standards.

ReadWriteThink: Lesson Plans 3-5

ReviseWise English
Explore activities in reading, writing, spealling, grammar, and games.

Weekly Reader - Third Grade

Starters for Narrative, Persuasive, & Expository Writing

The following bullets are K-12 resources. Explore the following resources for writing project ideas:

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Third Grade Math

Math Resources

42explore: Charts and Graphs

42explore: Geometric Shapes

42explore: Statistics & Probability

AAA Math - Grade 3

BBC ReviseWise Math - Ages 4-11
Games about numbers, data handling, shape, mental math, and games.

GLC from Georgia Department of Education
Daily plans for math

Harcourt Math Games for Grade 3

Houghton Mifflin - Test Prep Practice - Grade 3

Houghton Mifflin - Test Quest: Be a Better Test-Taker - Grade 3
Ideas for test taking. Contains audio and examples.

Houghton Mifflin - Brain Teasers - Grade 3
A dozen brain teasers related to math topics. Could be printed.

Houghton Mifflin - Math Games - Grade 3
Four great math review games.

Houghton Mifflin - E Math Manipulatives - Grade 3
A dozen eManipulatives for many areas including fractions and decimals.

Teach 4 Kids Math - 3rd Grade

Math Sequenced Lesson Plans

GLC from Georgia Department of Education
Daily plans for math

Interactive Activities

Cat Math

Cool Math 4 Kids

Create a Graph from NCES

Figure This: Take a Challenge

Grid Club Math Games
Lots of interactive games on math concepts.

Illuminations from NCTM (Grades 3-5)
Many interactive activities to match national math standards.

ReviseWise Maths from BBC
Activities on numbers, data handling, shape, space, measure, and mental math.

Third Grade Math! from KidPort

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Third Grade Science


Grid Club Science Games
Lots of interactive games on science concepts.

Harcourt Science Video Update
Lots of short video clips on a wide range of science topics.

ReviseWise Science from BBC

Science from BBC

Life Science

Scott Foresman: Life Science
How plants live, how animals change, living things and environment.

Exploring Biomes - with Illinois Standards (for Teachers)

42explore: Animal Homes

42explore: Animal Tracks

42explore: Bats

42explore: Bees

42explore: Birds

42explore: Creatures of the Night

42explore: Frogs and Toads

42explore: Insects

42explore: Owls

42explore: Pond Life

42explore: Prairies

42explore: Rabbits

42explore: Rivers

42explore: Snakes

42explore: Trees and Forests

42explore: Turtles and Tortoises

42explore: Wetlands

42explore: Wolves

Adventures of Herman the Earthworm

Build a Prairie

Chain Reaction - Build a Food Chain

Exploring Biomes - with Illinois Standards (for Teachers)

Fermilab Life Science - Prairies

Frog WebQuest

Habitat Adventure WebQuest

Homes on the Prairie

Illinois Prairie
Bird -
Insects -
Mammals -
Reptiles -
Animal Adaptation -

Illinois Wetlands

Northern Prairie Wildlife

Prairie Plants


Prairies in the Prairie State

Prairie Frontier
Butterflies and Wildflowers -

Project ER - Environment Rescue

Physical Science

Scott Foresman: Physical Science

42explore: Bridge Building

42explore: Building and Construction

42explore: Inventors and Invention

42explore: Iron and Steel

42explore: Simple Machines

BBC Physical Processes Games

Forces and Motion

Gander Academy - Simple Machines

Inventor's Toolbox

Magnets WebQuest

Moving Along with Simple Machines

Simple Machines - Franklin

World of Simple Machines

Earth Science

Scott Foresman: Earth Science

42explore: Astronomy

Amazing Space
Lots of activities


Astronomy for Kids

Earth, Sun, Moon from BBC
Games and quiz

Exploring Planets in the Classroom

Geology Tour


NASA Photos

Phases of the Moon WebQuest

Astronomy from Ology at AMNH

Solar System Simulator
See what planets look like from other places

Space Kids

The Space Place


Understanding the Universe

Windows on the Universe

Your Weight on Other Worlds

Human Body

Scott Foresman: Human Body
body system health



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Third Grade Social Studies


GLC from Georgia Department of Education
Daily plans for social studies


State of Illinois

A Home in the Heartland Online
Life in Illinois from 1700 to present


Citizenship from BBC
An interactive site for learning about making decisions, communities and recycling.

42explore: Economics

42explore: Money

US House of Representatives

US Senate

US Presidents Articles from Scholastic

White House Kids


42explore: Automobile

42explore: Buffalo Soldiers

42explore: Cinco de Mayo

42explore: Civil War

42explore: Colonial Life

42explore: Explorers

42explore: Gold Rush

42explore: The Great Depression

42explore: Immigration

42explore: Industrial Revolution

42explore: Labor Movement

42explore: Latino-Hispanic Heritage

42explore: Lewis and Clark

42explore: Old West

42explore: Orphan Trains

42explore: Oregon Trail

42explore: Pioneer Life

42explore: Pony Express

42explore: Native Americans

42explore: Railroads

42explore: Revolutionary War

42explore: Underground Railroad

42explore: Wagons

42explore: War of 1812

Learn about Native Americans

Social Studies Sequenced Lesson Plans

GLC from Georgia Department of Education
Daily plans for social studies

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BBC Schools - Ages 4-11


Eduscapes Grades K-3 Subject Starters

Enchanted Learning

Getting Students Connected - Third Grade

Grade 3 Curriculum Links for Shrewsbury Public Schools

Kid's Hub

Mrs. Thompson's Third Grade


PBS Kids

PreK-K Curriculum Links for Shrewsbury Public Schools

Teacher Tap

Teacher Tap: Content Area Websites

Third Grade Skills from Internet4classrooms

Scholastic Activities

Teacher Pages

Mrs. Bogucki's Third Grade Page

Mrs. Silverman's Webfolio

Teacher Tap: Teacher and Classroom Pages


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Developed by Annette Lamb, 4/04. Updated 5/05.