# What does a 3rd grader need to know?

## What does a 3rd grader need to know?

Third grade math expects students to know their addition, subtraction, multiplication and division fact families and use them in equations and two-step word problems. In addition, third graders need to know how to: Read and write large numbers through the hundred thousands, knowing the place value for each digit.

How do you teach a third grader paragraph?

Tell your third graders that writing a paragraph is a lot like making a sandwich; you start with a piece of bread, also called your topic sentence, add some ingredients to the middle, which are like your transition sentences, and finish the sandwich with another piece of bread, or the conclusion sentence.

How many sentences are in a paragraph for 3rd grade?

In general, educators like to see a paragraph consisting of at least 5 sentences. Start with a sentence that expresses an idea. Use the next 3 sentences for providing information that supports that idea, and use the final sentence to draw a conclusion.

### What is a topic sentence 3rd grade?

A topic sentence tells the reader what the paragraph is about. For example, maybe your paragraph is about how big sharks can be.