Grade Three

Sunrise Reading 300

Grade 3 reading continues to lead your child into logical, coherent thinking. The child continues to practice and improve study skills and oral reading skills. He is introduced to the terms fiction and nonfiction. He learns to skim for the main idea, read for a purpose, discern story characters' motives, interpret figurative language, recognize inconsistencies, and much more.

The stories and poems in the reader open doors to important questions: Is it possible that Kenny is too honest? Is it necessary that Johnny Liklak learn to read when he'd rather be walrus hunting? How can a boy who broke a vase be a hero?

Reading 300 continues CLE's tradition with reader stories that not only inform and entertain, but also edify and inspire character. No time is wasted on fairy tales and fantasy. The stories teach lessons in how to deal with life's problems with integrity and courage.

The Teacher's Guide provides answers to the LightUnits, ideas, useful appendices, and alternate LightUnit tests for students who need to redo a test. Answer keys are optional if the Teacher's Guide is purchased.

Sunrise Bible 300

Grade 3 Bible introduces the student to the first four books of the New Testament. The first LightUnit is a story that acquaints students with Jewish culture and customs during the time of Christ. The remainder of the course is a study of the Gospels that will continue into fourth grade.

Each lesson contains an interesting story from Jesus' life and workbook activities. Each LightUnit has two quizzes and a test. By doing two or three lessons per week, this course will cover the entire school year.

The Teacher's Guide gives objectives and suggestions for teaching each lesson and provides alternate LightUnit tests for students who need to make up for a failing test score. Reproductions of all the LightUnit pages, quizzes, and tests are included with the answers filled in. Answer keys are optional if the Teacher's Guide is purchased.

Sunrise Language Arts 300

Language Arts 300 integrates grammar, spelling, and penmanship into one easy-to-use course. Each lesson begins with grammar and punctuation skills introduced in small increments. Next is review on material from the previous lesson and some of the material from earlier lessons. A daily penmanship activity is followed by practice on a weekly spelling word list.

Study Skills: table of contents, glossary, index, dictionary, alphabetical order; using the atlas, dictionary, encyclopedia, telephone book

Grammar: common and proper nouns, ownership nouns, articles, pronouns, past and present verbs, being and helping verbs, irregular verbs, adjectives, comparison adjectives

Punctuation: capitals, question marks, exclamation marks, quotation marks, commas, colons

Composition: paragraphs, friendly letters, thank-you notes, book reports

Poetry: rhyming, counting syllables

Spelling: abbreviations, syllabication, compound words, contractions, roots and suffixes

Penmanship: review all cursive letters

The handy Language Arts Reference Chart for grades 3 and 4, a durably laminated two-sided information sheet, provides a quick resource for students who struggle to remember the parts of speech, punctuation rules, the parts of a friendly letter, and much more.

The Teacher's Guide includes answers to the LightUnits, ideas, spelling word lists, useful appendices, and alternate LightUnit tests for students who need to redo a test. Answer Keys are optional if the Teacher's Guide is purchased.

Sunrise Mathematics 300

Math LightUnit 301 reviews concepts that should be adequately mastered in order to succeed in Math 300. It can be used as a diagnostic tool.

The remaining LightUnits review previously taught concepts in Math 200 and introduce new skills and concepts in incremental, continuously reviewed steps. We teach the metric system simultaneously with the US system of measurement. Students acquire a full understanding of both systems.

Algebra: solving simple expressions with variables, completing function tables, negative numbers

Decimals: tenths, ordering decimal tenths, decimals and place value, adding and subtracting tenths

Division: relating division facts to multiplication tables from 1 to 10, quotient, division with remainders

Fractions: numerator and denominator, equal fractions, ordering fractions, mixed numbers, fractions that equal 1, adding and subtracting fractions with like denominators

Geometry: drawing lines, line segments, and rays; comparing angles; perpendicular and intersecting lines; area and perimeter; radius and diameter; common solids, maps and map scales; meaning of volume

Measurements: common metric and US measurements of length, capacity, and weight; changing yards to feet and feet to yards, meters to centimeters, gallons to quarts; abbreviations; room and body temperatures; rounding to the nearest inch or centimeter

Multiplication: multiplication tables to 10x10

Numbers: counting sequences from 2-10, counting by 12's and 50's, place value and reading and writing numbers through 6 digits, rounding to the nearest 10 or 100, rounding to estimate addition and subtraction

Problem solving: word problems for addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and mental math

Statistics: pictographs, line graphs, circle graphs

Subtraction: borrowing twice, borrowing across zero, checking subtraction

CLE's coded addition/subtraction flash cards and any multiplication/division flash cards are required for this course. By the end of the course, students should have memorized the multiplication tables up to 10.

Each LightUnit incorporates a theme into its daily story problems, adding a practical component to math. Themes in Math 300 include insects, cooking, the ocean, and a family vacation to Yellowstone National Park.

The Teacher's Guide provides answers to the LightUnits, ideas, useful appendices, and alternate LightUnit tests. Answer Keys are optional if the Teacher's Guide is purchased.

Science 300

301 -- You Grow and Change
302 -- Plants
303 -- Animals: Growth and Change
304 -- You Are What You Eat
305 -- Properties of Matter
306 -- Sounds and You
307 -- Times and Seasons
308 -- Rocks and Their Changes
309 -- Heat Energy
310 -- Physical Changes

Science 300 explores various fundamentals of science. Each LightUnit can be completed in about three weeks and includes a self check for each section and a LightUnit test.

Answer keys are in list format and are required for the course.

No teacher's guide is available; the reading level is simple enough for third graders to study on their own.

Sunrise Social Studies 300

This course uses the text Living Together on God's Earth, a study of communities. The student first recognizes his community as one small part of the earth, then explores four communities of Bible times, one European community, one American community, and the old and new countries of Israel.

You have two options for this course: use the LightUnits study guides, or follow the textbook exercises. Both options require the textbook.

The LightUnits provide exercises, daily review, quizzes, and tests. LightUnit 306 is optional for those preferring a five-LightUnit course. The Teacher's Guide contains answers, lesson notes, discussion ideas, ideas for enrichment activities, scopes and indexes, reproducible outline maps, alternate LightUnit tests, and more. Answer Keys are optional if the Teacher's Guide is purchased.

For a textbook study, use the questions provided in the text. Teacher material for this method contains answers to these questions, discussion ideas, reproducible maps, and answers to the test questions. A separate test booklet contains all the tests needed for one student to complete this course. For map activities, purchase the student pack of outline maps or use the masters in the Teacher's Guide.