The York Suburban School District is dedicated to a well-rounded education for all students. The District implements a challenging curriculum that is aligned to the Pennsylvania Core Standards and fulfills the District's mission. Each discipline is carefully studied by teams of experienced teachers and administrators to maintain academic rigor, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
Additionally, the York Suburban School District is dedicated to providing our 21st Century graduates with the knowledge, abilities, and habits to enter and complete postsecondary education or training programs that will move into successful careers. To achieve this outcome, students must acquire robust employability skills: the ability to communicate, solve problems, think critically, persevere, set goals, and work in teams. These skills are essential to equipping students to pursue their career opportunities with confidence and contribute positively to their communities. Each grade level is committed to building the aforementioned capacities in all students; as such, these skills are skillfully woven into the curriculum.
Third-Grade Curriculum Overview
The third-grade Language Arts curriculum follows the Pennsylvania Core Standards of teaching children to read, write, speak, and listen. PA Core standards in fluency, decoding, comprehension, vocabulary, writing, and responding to reading are addressed through shared reading, guided reading, self-selected reading, writing, and phonics instruction. Throughout the school year, third-grade students will:
- Learn to read independently by using before, during, and after reading strategies during shared and guided reading experiences
- Increase the ability to figure out new words through analysis of word parts and patterns
- Develop the ability to read text smoothly, accurately, and with an appropriate rate
- Read and apply new vocabulary
- Develop comprehension through the application of focus skills and strategies
- Read in all content areas
- Understand and apply informational text and media in all academic areas
- Read and respond to literature through writing and discussion
- Actively participate in the writing process (prewriting, drafting, editing, conferencing, revising, and publishing)
- Produce quality narrative through informational and persuasive writing
- Participate in speaking and listening activities as an individual and in groups