Starline 3rd Grade Curriculum Package
English: Skills center on the ability to complete different types of sentences and designate the proper usage of nouns, pronouns, and verbs in those sentences. Students also learn about different types of writing, such as fairy tales, folk tales, fables, legends and myths. Includes a version of the story of David and Goliath, as well as the legend of Zeus and Prometheus. Students will also be introduced to the media and the differences between facts and opinions, as well as differing points of view. Homophones, homographs and compound words are the spelling focus. They will also master beginning research, writing and speaking skills.
Math: Presents a review of addition, subtraction and shapes. Place value is also presented, as well as rounding and expanded notation. Multiplication facts include single and multi-digits. Division by 2, 3, 4, and 5. Students also study decimals, fractions, unit conversions and volume, weight and area, geometric shapes, solid objects, data collection and outcome prediction.
Science: Life, earth and physical science are all covered in grade 3. The first unit begins with discussing different types of scientists and how they work. Following units focus on physical science while students learn about matter, energy, light, motion, atoms, molecules, magnetism and heat. Then, through hands-on projects and study, students learn about the moon, stars, our solar system and galaxies. For life science, students will also learn about animal behaviors, habitats and ecology. The last unit focuses on the scientific method.
Social Studies: Students illustrate the ability to navigate maps and regions of the United States and the world. They will learn about different measurements of time, including time zones and timelines. The text material also studies Native Americans and Revolutionary leaders; national symbols, monuments and American folklore. They will also be introduced to economics, branches of government and what it means to be a citizen. One unit is devoted to the study of California, her statehood, history, the pony express, immigrants, and national parks, famous Californians, Chinatown and Hollywood. ~Sara
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We grouped the Starline subjects into grade level bundles for our parents who need a clear and tidy option for independent homeschooling content. They do not have religious content and are purchasable by a charter school. Each Starline subject includes 10-12 consumable worktexts and an answer key, with units averaging 24-60 pages each. We grouped the 4 core subjects by grade level for you in these bundles – English, Math, Science and Social Studies. Each bundle is for one traditional school year. Starline is a popular choice in California where they meet state standards. Each high school course in these bundles is commonly awarded one high school credit. Grades 11 and 12 have too many electives to choose from to create a suitable bundle. You can search “Starline 11” and “Starline 12” to see those options. ~Sara
We have received many customer requests for Starline Press Curriculum and after taking time to review it is easy to see why! Self-directed with character quality traits infused, this independent learning curriculum allows students to learn at their own pace (which may vary subject to subject) while maintaining alignment to California state standards. Please see publisher website for CA state standards correlation. Both objective and subjective assessment methods are used to ensure mastery of material. Challenging activities are included in each unit to help develop critical thinking skills. Each subject area is complete and easy to use. Each grade level subject contains 10-12 units (booklets) per year, with units averaging 24-60 pgs each.
Consumable worktexts are colorfully illustrated soft covers, although newer printings are more like booklets and do not have the perfect binding and glossy covers. Available only in complete sets which include answer and test keys. Each unit focuses on one character quality, for example: being flexible, ambitious, creative, vigilant, or self-controlled. ~ Deanne