Third Grade Curriculum

Third Grade Complete Curriculum List

Below is a list of the books needed to complete the Third Grade Complete Schedule. Since we are dedicated to keeping your costs down, we have created links to the best priced book sellers. You can purchase the books on or by clicking the links below. Or you can link to the WorldCat website which provides a list of the local libraries that contain each book. You just enter your zip code and WorldCat will generate a list of libraries, containing the book, that are close to you.

Curriculum Choices for the Third Grade Complete Schedule include:

Third Grade Main Curriculum

New Testament, Greece and Rome Curriculum

Chemistry Science Curriculum

Third Grade Complete Schedule

The Third Grade Complete Schedule uses the curriculum and books listed below as well as the curriculum and books listed in the New Testament, Greece, and Rome History and Chemistry Curriculum and schedules. Each resource is broken down into a 5-day week, 36-week year. Included in the schedule are detailed instructions on how to use our schedules as well as instructions on how to use the curriculum you purchase.  We send you all of this three ringed binder.


General Resources

We have found these resources helpful for establishing a great foundation for your homeschool. These resources are not scheduled, but are meant as a resource for you to refer to throughout the year.



Your job as a parent is not primarily to keep your child "happy," but rather to train him up to be a responsible adult. One way to begin to accomplish this goal is to give your children responsibilities around the house. Doing chores and getting paid for a job well done, helps the child to make the connection between working hard and making money. Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace Jr. is a great resource for helping you to do this.



The Third Grade Main schedule uses Leading Little Ones to God to teach the main doctrines of the Christian Faith. Choose the Bible you think most appropriate for your child. The Bible memory verses are taken from Leading Little Ones to God. Use the Tracking Your Walk Journal to write summaries of the Bible lessons, memory verses, and prayer requests throughout the year.

Reformation Study Bible Child's Story Bible Tracking Your Walk Leading Little Ones to God



Spelling Workout is a great, easy to use, spelling curriculum.

Spelling Workout D Spelling Workout D (Teacher)



This is a great handwriting program. The instruction manual has a couple of pages of instruction for each level in the program. Only purchase the instruction manual if you haven't purchased it in a previous grade.

Italic Handwriting D Italics Handwriting Instructor's Guide

Use the New Testament, Greece and Rome History Copybook to go along with the NT, Greece, and Rome History included in this schedule, for extra handwriting practice.

NT, Greece, and Rome History Copybooks



Institutes for Excellence in Writing offers a wonderful training syllabus and DVD set for teachers. Once you have been through all the DVD's you will be completely equipped to teach and evaluate your child's writing.


Easy Classical Press offers a companion guide to IEW's Teaching Writing: Structure and Style. These guides, as they become available, will help you to implement the wonderful concepts taught in IEW's curriculum, integrating it seamlessly with the history topics taught in our history schedules.

Writing with History: NT, Greece, and Rome



Shurley English offers a wonderful grammar program that creatively teaches the often elusive grammar concepts.



Classical Academic Press offers a great Latin program called Latin for Children. This teachers manual, student workbook, and DVD series creatively teaches Latin vocabulary and Latin Grammar.

Latin For Children Primer A Latin for Children Answer Key Latin for Children A DVD's Latin for Children A History Reader



Saxon math is an excellent "scripted" math program, that is very easy to teach, even for the math phobics out there. We recommend you use Saxon 54 for third grade. Saxon 3 is more of a second grade math program.

Saxon 54



Drawing with Children is an excellent introduction to drawing even for the young child. We have coordinated the art lessons taught in Drawing with Children with our science and history schedules.

Drawing With Children Sketch Pad Colored Pencils


Physical Education

This physical education guide is scheduled throughout the year to ensure you and your child are getting adequate amounts of exercise. Daily muscular strength and fitness assignments as well as bi-weekly aerobic exercises are scheduled throughout the year.

Homeschool Physical Fitness Guide


Critical Thinking

These critical thinking software programs are an excellent addition to the curriculum choices for third grade. It not only helps the child to think more logically, but also has been shown to improve standardized test scores. Reading Detective "games" encourage a higher level of reading comprehension. Editor in Chief helps the child to put into practice the grammar skills learned with Shurley English. Math Detectives helps solidify math facts and math computation skills necessary to build a strong foundation in math.

Reading Detective Beginners Editor in Chief Beginning Math Detective Beginning



The Third Grade Complete Schedule includes the Chemistry Science Schedule. Below is a link to the curriculum choices for this schedule.

Chemistry Curriculum



The Third Grade Complete Schedule includes the New Testament, Greece, and Rome Schedule. Below is a link to the curriculum choices for this schedule.

New Testament, Greece, and Rome Curriculum