Lesson Plans & Worksheets for Grades 3 to 5

Beginning in third grade, students are starting to learn more challenging curriculum, but that doesn’t mean teaching and learning during these critical elementary school years has to stop being fun! While standardized assessment tests given during fourth or fifth grade makes core skills mastery a must, there are plenty of creative and interactive ways to reach and teach students, building a foundations skill set they will use throughout the higher grades. These lesson plans, worksheets and thematic units use creativity and imagination to engage students, and they are all written by educators and have been tested and tried in elementary classrooms throughout the US. Visit Bright Hub Education today and help us continue to build a strong, educational resource on the Web.

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  • Women’s Right to Vote: Social Studies for Third Grade
    Girls in your class will do some research about the important women in the fight. Boys will learn the reasons given for why the women shouldn’t have the vote. Then the debate begins!
  • Write On! Summer Writing for Second and Third Grade
    Over summer break, you can incorporated science with hands on playing or museum visits; social studies by reading maps or seeing monuments on vacation. When it comes to writing, children may rarely pick up a pencil the entire summer. Here are some exciting ideas that could spawn interest in writing.
  • Workers Have Rights: Third and Fourth Graders Learn About Labor Day
    When we think of Labor Day, we think of two things: a long weekend and the beginning of a new school year. But what is Labor Day? How and why did it become a national holiday? In this lesson, third and fourth graders will explore the answers to these questions.
  • Brrrrr It’s Cold: Third Graders Study Life on the Ice
    This book has fascinating information and exceptional photographs. For this three-day lesson, groups of students will concentrate on a few pages of the book and decide how to impart the information to the rest of the class so they will be able to answer comprehension questions.
  • Kamishibai Man: A Third Grade Lesson about Illustrations
    Imagine reading "Where the Wild Things Are" without seeing the wild things or "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" without viewing his colorful transformation. Illustrations can provide a better understanding of a book. This lesson will help students understand the importance of illustrations.
  • Think, Thought! Buy, Bought! A Third Grade Lesson about Irregular Verbs
    Just when the students think they know all about verbs, it is time to “tense" things up again! They have learned that for regular verbs an “ed" is added to the base word. Students work. Students worked. Students have worked. Then they find out that there are irregular verbs! Now they need to know wh
  • Humor, Intelligence and Curiosity: Third Graders Learn About Abstract Nouns
    By third grade, students know that a noun is a person, place or thing and can easily point out the nouns in a sentence. Abstract nouns, however, are sometimes harder to recognize. In this lesson, students will learn to recognize abstract nouns in sentences and use them in their own writing.
  • Incorporating Authentic Literacy Activities into Dramatic Play Centers
    Dramatic play allows children to interact and explore creativity, from building foundational skills to complex, multi-leveled role play. Socio-dramatic play is ideal for integrating real-world literacy and language opportunities to support meaningful and engaging learning for young children.
  • Two-Thirds of Us Have Freckles: A Fraction Lesson for Third Graders
    Research shows that students who understand fractions will have later success in Algebra. Fractions need to be presented in a variety of ways, not just as slices of pizza or parts of a square. Here is a fun way to help students see that fractions can be part of everyday situations.
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