Grade 3 Resources for BC’s New Curriculum

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BC Ed Plan – Grade 3 – link to the BC Ministry website


NOTE:  To access the Learning Commons links below:  For L4U (Library for U, our physical, campus library) please go to L4U, and for OverDrive (our digital, online library), please go to OverDrive.

NOTE:  To  find usernames/passwords for the subscriptions below, please log into your Encom parent home page, choose “Curriculum Resources” and scroll down to the subscription(s) of your choice.  For information about the various subscriptions go to Online Subscriptions and scroll down to the subscription of your choice.

NOTE:  For practice tests for Gr. 3 subjects, please go to BC ExamBank.

Applied Skills

Learning Commons (Library)

Applied Skills Resources

MakerEd Resource Page

Subscriptions

All the Right Type 4 Online offers junior level typing for K-3, using drills, games, etc.

BrainPOP Jr. (for K-3; find it at the bottom of the BrainPOP page) → Arts & Technology  https://jr.brainpop.com/artsandtechnology/ , BrainPOP → https://www.brainpop.com/technology/ , and for coding →  https://educators.brainpop.com/2017/06/23/creative-coding-brainpop/ Coding Teaching Resources →  https://educators.brainpop.com/creative-coding-teaching-resources/  (The BrainPOP lessons in coding are only available to families whose teachers have a My BrainPOP account, because this allows them to save their work.)

Curio.ca – for ages 9-12: the series:  National Geographic Documentaries (not all episodes are for the 9-12 age range); EngineeringEngineering Connections; Robotics: Teaching Coding through Robotics; HitchBOT the Hitchhiking Robot; 3D Printing and the $350 Robotic ArmTechnology:  Build GreenEarth EnergySupercar: Building the Car of the FutureCyber-Bullying; Helping through Social MediaCanadian Teen Discovers Method to Turn Waste Water into Electricity

Discovery Education  https://app.discoveryeducation.ca/learn/explore → scroll across to find “Careers & Work Place Skills” under 3rd-5th.

Explora Primary → First log in to Explora with the username & password that you will find on your Curriculum Resources page in Encom, then scroll down to “Science and Health”.

Learn360  Technical & Vocational Education  (In “Technical & Vocational Education”, go to the “Filters” on the right, first uncheck “all grade ranges”, then check “3-5” as in the screenshot under “Arts” below)

Tynker  https://www.tynker.com/  (coding and programming)

World Book Kids (K-5):  Cooking Activities:  Food Fun, Musical Instruments:  Make Some Noise, Art Activities:  Making with PaperLesson Plans for Parents; and Science ProjectsTutorials for using World Book Kids.


Arts

Learning Commons (Library)

OverDrive and L4U resources:  search under topic (E.g. Art, Dance, Music, Drama, etc.)

Subscriptions

BrainPOP Jr. → https://jr.brainpop.com/artsandtechnology/ and BrainPOP https://www.brainpop.com/artsandmusic/

Curio.ca → Note that many of the videos in Curio.ca will have Teacher’s Guides included.  (Search architecture, dance, drama, film studies, literature, media & communications, music, visual arts).  For ages 5-8:  https://curio.ca/en/video/the-curse-of-clara-a-holiday-tale-12451/    For ages 9-12:  Architecture:  Build GreenEarth Energy; Dance: The Secret of the Nutcracker; Literature:  the 2017 Anne of Green Gables video series, Anne;  Music:  Chris Hadfield on Singing in SpacePhotography :  The Four Faces of the Moon; the series:  The SnapshotsVisual Arts:  The Mighty River; Another Kind of Circus (Cirque du Soleil);

Discovery Education →  https://app.discoveryeducation.ca/learn/explore scroll across to find Visual & Performing Arts under 3rd-5th.

Enchanted Learning (K-3) →  http://members.enchantedlearning.com/artscrafts/ 

Explora Primary → First log in to Explora with the username & password that you will find on your Curriculum Resources page in Encom, then scroll down to “Arts and Music”.

Learn360 →   Art or Music & Dance  (Choose your subject, Arts or Music & Dance, then go to the “Filters” that will show up on the right.  First uncheck “all grade ranges”, then choose “3-5” as in the screenshot below.)

Gr 3-5 filters Learn360

World Book Kids (K-5) →   Art Activities  Craft Room, Creature Feature, Make Your Own Palette, Colour Puzzle, Print a Design, Shape Pictures, Connecting the Music of FreedomMake Some Noise, Paper Patterns, UFO Sighting activity.  Tutorials for using World Book Kids.


Career Education

Note:  The focus of Career Education in Gr. K – 3 is as follows:

  • Goal setting
  • Talking about appropriate risk taking
  • Learning about roles and responsibilities at home
  • Learning about jobs in the community
  • Developing good work habits

Learning Commons (Library)

The following eBooks from OverDrive relate to the above:  Kids Making Money, Saving for the Future, Sharing with Others, What is Money? Work and More Work , Kumak’s Fish, Important Jobs, Building Things, Helpers in my Community, Community Helpers Then and Now, Crafts for Kids Who are learning about Community Workers. Look Where we Live:  A First Book of Community Building, Farmers (Community Helpers), Let’s Meet a Police Officer, Let’s Meet a Doctor, Let’s Meet a Teacher

Subscriptions

BrainPOP Jr.  →  https://jr.brainpop.com/socialstudies/communities/  and https://jr.brainpop.com/socialstudies/economics/

Curio.ca →  Another Kind of Circus (Cirque du Soleil)

Discovery Education  https://app.discoveryeducation.ca/learn/explore scroll across to find “Careers and Work Place Skills” under 3rd-5th.

Start a blog with our subscription Kidblog (for K-8) and learn how to create community online in a safe scaffolded environment.

Learn360 → Careers & Job Search or Guidance & Counseling  (Choose your subject, then go to the “Filters” on the right, first uncheck “all grade ranges”, then check “3-5” as in the screenshot under “Arts” above)

World Book Kids (K-5) →  Working on a House, Architectural Maze, Chemistry SearchLesson Plans for Parents, Important People.  Tutorials for using World Book Kids.


Christian Studies

Learning Commons (Library)

OverDrive:  Browse the ‘Bible’ tab, and in L4U search under ‘Bible’ as keyword.

Subscriptions

RightNowMedia subscription Check out all your favourite Bible series, such as What’s in the Bible, Veggie Tales, Friends and Heroes, Seeds Family Worship (music), The Animated Stories Bible, and thematic resources, including science with The Wonderful World of Science,  and career and health with Boz (character traits).  → RightNow Media


Curriculum and Unit Study Kits 

Grade 3 Kits to meet BC Learning Standards for Science, Social Studies and some Language Arts/STEAM applications.

Supplemental kits for hands on activities are also available in L4U

Homeschool Curriculum correlations for Grade 3: ACSI ScienceBerean Builders

Homeschool Curriculum suggestions


First Peoples

Learning Commons (Library)

OverDrive:  The topic of First Peoples is covered well with wondering questions in the ‘Communities’ digital kit (find it in the OverDrive  Digital Library under ‘Curriculum and Unit Study’).

Books in OverDrive include :

Secret of the Dance  by Andrea Spalding

Grizzly’s Home by Robert James Challenger

The Salmon Twins Caroll Simpson

The Old Ways by Susan Chapman

In L4U do a topic search for First Nations Fiction and Non Fiction.

Subscriptions

Curio.ca → (age 5-8)  Inon, or The Conquest of FireThe Creation of Birds

Curio.ca → for ages 9 – 12:  The Four Faces of the Moon; Lac La Ronge Wild RicePlaying Hockey Not HookeyWhen Climate Change Hits Home; This Igloo Greenhouse Could Revolutionize Food Production in the NorthAttawapiskat’s New School; Our Games: The Arctic Winter GamesThe Mighty River; Words of the Elders: Saving Aboriginal Languages; Town at the Top of the WorldArctic Refuge: The Struggle ContinuesDown to Earth; the series:  Canada: A People’s History; and many more.

Discovery Education → https://app.discoveryeducation.ca/learn/explore scroll across to find “Social Studies” → “Canadian Studies” under 3rd-5th.  Choose from the menu shown below:

Canadian Studies Menu

ERAC K-12 Resource Collection (K-3) →  https://k12.bcerac.ca/?Curated=aboriginal&GradeK=true&Grade1=true&Grade2=true&Grade3=true.This will also give you ideas of books to search for in the OverDrive library or your local public library.

Learn360  → First Peoples or First Nations (Once in the “First Peoples” or “First Nations” screen, go to the “Filters” on the right, then uncheck “all grade ranges”, and check “3-5” as in the screenshot under “Arts” above)

Foreign Languages

Learning Commons (Library)

Search Collections →More Collections → Core French and → French Immersion

Caillou, My First French Word Book

Beginning French Lessons for Curious Kids

French 1 Skill Builders

French on the Move for Kids – Lively songs and games

Getting Started in French for Kids

Hear-Say French – The Kids’ Way to Learn French

Au Secours:  Eclat de Lire series

Banquise Pizzas:  Eclat de Lire series

Bonjour la Riviere

La Terre a Aimer

Une Fete pour Gaston

Quels farceurs!

Everybody Bonjours

The Adventures of Bella and Harry:  Let’s Visit Paris by Lisa Manzione

There are also Spanish books in OverDrive.

Subscriptions

BrainPOP Français → https://fr.brainpop.com/ 

BrainPOP Español → https://esp.brainpop.com/ 

and https://www.brainpop.com/socialstudies/hispanicheritage/

Curio.ca → Words of the Elders: Saving Aboriginal Languages

Discovery Education →  https://app.discoveryeducation.ca/learn/explore scroll across to find “World Languages” under 3rd-5th.

Enchanted Learning (K-3) →  http://members.enchantedlearning.com/languages/   

ERAC K-12 Resource Collection will show recommended French book lists: For (K-3) → https://k12.bcerac.ca/?GradeK=true&Grade1=true&Grade2=true&Grade3=true&Language=French

Learn360 → World Languages from the top photo menu  (Choose your subject, then go to the “Filters” on the right, first uncheck “all grade ranges”, then check “3-5” as in the screenshot under “Arts” above)

SAS® Curriculum Pathways →  SAS® Curriculum Pathways  Choose “Browse Resources” and “Spanish” and K-5.


Language Arts

Learning Commons (Library)

Grade 3 Fiction Reading List– linked to OverDrive for easy access (Language Arts).

Socio-Emotional Picture Booklist

Novel/Literature Studies available

Grammar type into OverDrive the keyword, ‘Grammar’.

Subscriptions

BrainPOP Jr. (K-3) → https://jr.brainpop.com/readingandwriting/ and BrainPOP (Gr. 3-8) → https://www.brainpop.com/english/

Curio.ca (usually includes a Teacher’s Guide) Literature:  the 2017 Anne of Green Gables video series → Anne

Discovery Education → https://app.discoveryeducation.ca/learn/explore scroll across to find”English/Language Arts” or “Research/Study Skills” under 3rd-5th.

Explora Primary → First log in to Explora with the username & password that you will find on your Curriculum Resources page in Encom, then scroll down to “Language Arts”.

Kidblog – a safe, online environment for students to write and share their learning.  (K-8+)More information can be found at Kidblog on HCS website

Learn360 → English & Language Arts (Choose your subject, then go to the “Filters” on the right, first uncheck “all grade ranges”, then check “3-5” as in the screenshot under “Arts” above)

NoveList K-8: Suggests the perfect book for your student to read!  Find in the EBSCOhost site at NoveList.  More information at EBSCOhost site → scroll down the page to NoveList.

Reading Eggs → http://readingeggs.com.  Your support teacher will sign you up for this.

SAS® Curriculum Pathways →  SAS® Curriculum Pathways  Choose “Browse Resources” and “English Language Arts” and K-5.

SuccessMaker for Gr. 3 Language Arts, email bjohnson@onlineschool.ca for info.

World Book Kids (K-5) →  Write It Down, Mixed-up Mammals, F-i-n-g-e-r S-i-g-n-sLesson Plans for Parents, Games for Language Arts:  (choose “Subject” at the top of the page) Language Arts Games, How to Use the Dictionary.  Tutorials for using World Book Kids.


Mathematics

Math Correlations for Grade 3: GizmosHorizonsJump MathMath U SeeTeaching TextbooksSaxon MathSingapore Math

Curriculum to meet Mathematics

Learning Commons (Library)

OverDrive resources are listed here.  Workbooks included with specific copyright for printing.

Subscriptions

BrainPOP Jr. (K-3) →  https://jr.brainpop.com/math/ and BrainPOP (Gr. 3-8) → https://www.brainpop.com/math/

Discovery Education →  https://app.discoveryeducation.ca/learn/explore scroll across to find “Mathematics” under 3rd-5th.

Explora Primary → First log in to Explora with the username & password that you will find on your Curriculum Resources page in Encom, then scroll down to “Math”.

Gizmos →  Go to the “Curriculum Resources” menu in your parent homepage in Encom to find the login links for Gizmos Math and Grade 3.

IXL Math subscription →  https://ca.ixl.com/math/.  To sign up for IXL Math, go to https://forms.kccnet.ca/view.php?id=131030

Learn360 → Mathematics (Choose your subject, then go to the “Filters” on the right, first uncheck “all grade ranges”, then check “3-5” as in the screenshot under “Arts” above)

Math Buddies – Online program which uses Singapore Math.  Gr. K-5.  More information can be found at Math Buddies in HCS Website

SAS® Curriculum Pathways →  SAS® Curriculum Pathways  Choose “Browse Resources” and “Mathematics” and K-5.

SuccessMaker for Gr. 3 Math, email bjohnson@onlineschool.ca for info

World Book Kids (K-5) → Count Like a Roman, Count Like an Ancient Egyptian, Decode Your Name; Logic Puzzles; Triangle HuntLesson Plans for Parents; Math Games (choose subject at the top of the page).  Tutorials for using World Book Kids.


OverDrive E Resources

Grade 3 OverDrive Resource Page – with a variety of OverDrive Resources for Social Studies, Science, Language Arts and Mathematics, including workbooks, reference books and Christian fiction.

Themed Resources on OverDrive (non-fiction interests)


Physical and Health Education

Subscriptions

To find Subscriptions to meet BC’s New Curriculum for Physical and Health Education.

BrainPOP Jr. (K-3) → https://jr.brainpop.com/health/  and BrainPOP (Gr. 3-8)  https://www.brainpop.com/health/

Curio.ca → Playing Hockey Not HookeyOur Games: The Arctic Winter GamesAnother Kind of Circus

Discovery Education →  https://app.discoveryeducation.ca/learn/explore scroll across to find “Health” under 3rd-5th.

Enchanted Learning (K-3) → http://members.enchantedlearning.com/health/

Explora Primary → First log in to Explora with the username & password that you will find on your Curriculum Resources page in Encom, then scroll down to “Science and Health”.

Learn360 → Health or Sports & Fitness (Choose your subject, then go to the “Filters” on the right, first uncheck “all grade ranges”, then check “3-5” as in the screenshot under “Arts” above)

World Book Kids (K-5) → One Hit Away, Gold Medal MazeLesson Plans for Parents.  Tutorials for using World Book Kids.


Science

Learning Commons (Library)

See Curriculum and Unit Study Kits, and OverDrive and L4U resources

Subscriptions

BrainPOP Jr. (K-3) →  https://jr.brainpop.com/science/and BrainPOP (Gr. 3-8) → https://www.brainpop.com/science/

Curio.ca for ages 9-12 → When Climate Change Hits Home; This Igloo Greenhouse Could Revolutionize Food Production in the North; the series: Engineering Connections; Chris Hadfield on Singing in Space The Mighty River; the series:  Project XBuild GreenArctic Refuge: The Struggle ContinuesDown to EarthEarth EnergyCyber-Bullying; the series:  None of the AboveRoberta Bondar: Stellar InspirationCanadian Teen Discovers Method to Turn Waste Water into Electricity; ; the series:  National Geographic Documentaries (not all episodes are for the 9-12 age range); the series:  Lion Ranger; the series:  Science Smart; and many more.

Discovery Education → https://app.discoveryeducation.ca/learn/explore scroll across to find “Science” under 3rd-5th.

Enchanted Learning (K-3) → http://members.enchantedlearning.com/science/

Explora Primary → First log in to Explora with the username & password that you will find on your Curriculum Resources page in Encom, then scroll down to “Science and Health” or “Animals”.

Gizmos → the “Curriculum Resources” menu in your parent homepage in Encom to find the login links for Gizmos Science and Grade 3.

Learn360 → Biology, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Family & Consumer Sciences, or Physical Science.  (Choose your subject, then go to the “Filters” on the right, first uncheck “all grade ranges”, then check “3-5” as in the screenshot under “Arts” above)

PebbleGo (K-3) → https://www.pebblego.com/  and PebbleGo Next (Gr. 3 – 6) → https://www.pebblegonext.com/

RightNow Media – Ecosystems:  The Wonder of Creation:  Wilderness; India Unveiled; Zambia Unleashed; Peru Unearthed; Land changes and Landforms:  Explore Yosemite & Zion; Explore the Grand Canyon; Explore Glacier National Park; Mystery Lights of Navajo Mesa.

SAS® Curriculum Pathways → SAS® Curriculum Pathways  Choose “Browse Resources” and “Science” and K-5.

World Book Kids (K-5) → World of Animals, Lightning Strikes, Get to Know Your Food, Purifying Water, Winding ScrewsMake Some Noise, Paper Maker, Sort and Match (Science Activities), Help the Zoologist, No Bones Word HuntLesson Plans for ParentsGames about Animals and Science (choose “subject” at the top of the page), Science Projects.  Tutorials for using World Book Kids.

World Book Science Power (K-7) → Science Power has lessons, labs, critical thinking activities, and curriculum correlations that connect to the actual science lessons.  It also has Pre-Assessments, Post-Assessments and Lesson Reviews.  World Book Science Power is aligned to the new BC curriculum and allows for inquiry-based learning.


Social Studies

Learning Commons (Library)

See Curriculum and Unit Study Kits, and OverDrive and L4U resources under topic search of keyword search.

Subscriptions

BrainPOP Jr. (K-3) → https://jr.brainpop.com/socialstudies/ and BrainPOP (Gr. 3-8) →  https://www.brainpop.com/socialstudies/

The Canadian Reader (Gr. 3-5, Canadian current affairs) → http://www.lesplan.com Passwords will be sent to you by your support teacher, usually every month.

Curio.ca for ages 9-12 → The Four Faces of the MoonWhen Climate Change Hits HomeThis Igloo Greenhouse Could Revolutionize Food Production in the NorthAttawapiskat’s New School; Our Games: The Arctic Winter GamesAnother Kind of Circus (Cirque du Soleil); Words of the Elders: Saving Aboriginal Languages; Town at the Top of the World; the series:  Canada: A People’s History; the series:  The Canadian Experience (not all episodes are for the 9-12 age range); the series:  We Are the BestHelping through Social Media; When You Say Merry Christmas, You’re Pouring out Your CompassionReporting from Inside North Korea; the series:  National Geographic Documentaries (not all episodes are for the 9-12 age range); Canadian Parliamentary DemocracyMajority vs. Minority GovernmentMPTV: An Introduction to the House of CommonsHow Canada’s Government Really Works; and many more.

Discovery Education → https://app.discoveryeducation.ca/learn/explore scroll across to find “Social Studies” under 3rd-5th.

Enchanted Learning (K-3)→  http://members.enchantedlearning.com/socialstudies/ 

Explora Primary →  First log in to Explora with the username & password that you will find on your Curriculum Resources page in Encom, then scroll down to “Social Studies” or “Geography”.

KNOWBC.com →  http://knowbc.com/

Learn360 → Geography, Government, Social Studies, or World Cultures.  (Choose your subject, then go to the “Filters” on the right, first uncheck “all grade ranges”, then check “3-5” as in the screenshot under “Arts” above)

PebbleGo (K-3) → https://www.pebblego.com/

SAS® Curriculum Pathways → SAS® Curriculum Pathways  Choose “Browse Resources” and “Social Studies” and K-5.

World Book Kids (K-5) → Maps and More (Interactive Maps, World Book Atlas, Outline Maps and Flags), Pictures from History and Government (including Canadian)  Activities:  Class MapMap Your Favourite Continent, Symbols of Oz (north/south/east/west), Around the Town, Find the Buried Treasure, Around the WorldLesson Plans for Parents, Games about Social Studies (choose subject at the top of the page), Important People, Compare Places.  Tutorials for using World Book Kids.


Special Education Resources

Click on this page. All SE resources are to be found on OverDrive eLibrary and  L4U physical commons.


Subscriptions – Correlated for Grade 3:

Brain Pop – Language ArtsMathematicsScience and Social Studies

Curio.ca,  Gizmos SciencePebble Go NextTynker STEM

World Book Early World of Learning curriculum correlations

Video Resources for Grade 3 tied directly to curriculum content

Complete listing of all subscriptions go here.


Web Links

Weblinking Library Main Page and Weblinks for Grade 3

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