# 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.

## Journal Writing in the Elementary Classroom

Writing in journals provides an excellent hands-on learning tool that instills confidence in your students’ ability to express themselves while promoting a lifelong interest in creative writing. Make use of journals across the curriculum as you implement these ideas and activities.

## Free Primary Math Workbook for Spring Break

Are you concerned that your child will head back into the “home stretch” of the year with rusty math skills? In just 30 minutes a day using fun and easy workbook pages you can help keep your child’s math skills sharp, in focus and on point for the remainder of the school year.

## Science Worksheets for Spring Break – Primary Students

Help your child learn science skills even over spring break. The park, the zoo, an aquarium or a museum can bring science to life for young children as can these quick and easy workbook pages, which develop and reinforce science skills for even the youngest of students.

## Grade Four Geometry Lesson Plan: Measuring and Classifying Shapes

Even students who struggle learning multiplication and division facts seem to enjoy geometry. In this lesson, we will do some measuring and classifying of geometric shapes.

## Grade 3 Graphing Lesson Using Students’ Favorite Items

Graphs and charts are simple and space-saving ways to impart information. Since we’re all flooded daily with information presented in this way, creating and interpreting graphs and charts is a fundamental skill to learn. In this lesson, third graders will compile information they have gathered to cr

## WebQuest Lesson Plan: Introduce Fourth Graders to the Grand Canyon

At this grade level many students study types of landforms. This Grand Canyon WebQuest inspires them to dig deeper into one of the most spectacular landforms in the world.

## Labor Day Lesson Plan for 3rd and 4th Graders

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.

## Motivate Your Kids to Write during Summer Break with Fun and Creative Ideas

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.

## Women’s Suffrage Lesson Plan 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!

## Teaching the Importance of Book Illustrations: A Third Grade Lesson Plan

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.

## Grade Three Lesson Plan for “Life on the Ice” by Susan E. Goodman

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.

## Irregular Verbs Lesson Plan Ideas for Grade 3

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

## Abstract Noun Lesson Plan and Worksheet for Grade 3

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.

## Supporting Literacy with Dramatic Play

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.

## A Fun and Engaging Way to Teach Fractions to Third Grade Students

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.

## Tips for Creating an Amazing Sensory Table for Education and Socialization

Touching, feeling, exploring, noticing differences in materials are important and aid in children’s cognitive and fine motor development. How can we improve these experiences? How can we provide opportunities that will enhance children’s sensory experiences and allow for maximum growth potential?

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## Grade 3 Multiplication Lesson Plan: Illustrating Multiplication

Just when students are feeling comfortable and confident about addition and subtraction, we introduce multiplication! Here is an activity to show students that there are different ways to solve a multiplication problem.

## 3rd Grade Current Events Lesson: Mars in the News

Third graders are often interested in learning about astronauts, the solar system and beyond. Use current news about Mars as a springboard to develop skills and interest in current events.

## 3rd Grade Lesson Plan on the Layers of the Earth

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you started digging a hole in the ground and kept digging till you reached the center of the Earth? Let’s learn what you would find.