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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    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
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    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.
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    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!
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    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.
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    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.
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