Ohio and Cincinnati Public Schools have implemented academic content standards for four subjects — English-Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies.
National Parent Teacher Association (National PTA®) Guides
English Language Arts and Literacy
"Third grade is a pivotal year for your child. Learning to read with fluency and confidence will serve as a foundation for the reading demands in later grades. By practicing with learning-to-read strategies, your child will reliably be able to make sense of multiple syllable words in books. He or she will come to appreciate that words have meanings that are not literal (e.g., a piece of cake) and have relationships to other words (e.g., company and companion).
Recognizing and understanding words will help your child read increasingly challenging stories and books and build knowledge about the world around him or her. By the end of the year, your child also will be writing clear sentences and paragraphs on a range of topics, drawing on an expanding vocabulary."
"In third grade, your child will learn important new ideas and gain important new skills. One of the most important topics this year is multiplication and division. Another is fractions. Multiplication, division, and fractions are the building blocks for many life skills that students will learn in later grades, such as percentages. Students also need to master these topics to be ready for algebra and advanced math, so it is essential to get a good start with these topics in third grade."
The National PTA® Parents’ Guide to Student Success Family Resources includes ideas for activities to help your child learn at home and topics of discussion for conversations with your child’s teacher about their academic progress.
- Ohio's State Tests in English Language Arts, Mathematics and Science
- Be a Learning Hero includes resources developed to support your child’s learning in Math and English language arts at home. Parents can search by state, grade, subject and type and access resources to support children outside of the classroom.
Ohio's Third Grade Reading Guarantee
Ohio's Third Grade Reading Guarantee aims to ensure that struggling young readers get the support needed to improve.