Blest are We School Edition RCL Benziger
Structure and Method: Our religion text is based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church which gives an orderly presentation of the essential doctrines of the Catholic faith, morals, and practices. These doctrines are taught through text discussions, small group work, and prayer formation.
The Third grade students focus on the topics of the Church As One; the Church As Holy; the Church As Apostolic; and the Church As Having a Mission to the World. Within each area of study, scripture, liturgy, the teaching of social justice, and prayer are emphasized.
Journeys Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Structure and Method: Daily lessons are practiced in the student’s work throughout the curriculum. The writing process is also used to practice and improve language skills.
Third grade students learn and practice grammar, usage, and mechanics skills from sentence structure, parts of speech (nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs, and pronouns), and capitalization and punctuation. The writing process includes writing narratives, stories, expository, expressing opinions, and writing to persuade. Most forms of writing begin with brainstorming, move onto first draft, then editing, proofreading, and final copy. Students also learn vocabulary-building tools that include synonyms, antonyms, prefixes, and suffixes.