3rd Grade Games

Turtle Diary games for third graders aim to enhance the learning experience for students by offering an interactive approach to a variety of subjects including math, reading, language arts, and science. Children learn important concepts across academic disciplines including measurement, fractions, probability, phonics, and much more. Students will be challenged by our third games online without sacrificing the fun.

Third Grade Skills

Third graders are seasoned elementary pros, knowing the ways of the classroom and still eager for knowledge. They should have a solid grasp on basic concepts in language arts, math, science, and social studies, becoming more independent learners each day. Developing analytical and critical-thinking skills is a main goal this year. What precisely do they need to master? Review the comprehensive list below and use Turtle Diary to help them achieve these goals.

Language Arts

  • Compare & contrast information & writing
  • Basic composition skills, including paragraph structure & transitions
  • Grammar basics, including capitalization, punctuation, and spelling
  • Subject-verb agreement, especially in past tense
  • The Writing Process (prewrite/brainstorm, outline, draft, revise, edit, polish)
  • Identifying and describing idioms and how they enhance meaning
  • Specific study of root words, prefixes, and suffixes
  • Genre exploration, including fables, myths, legends, poems, & plays
  • Reading both fiction and nonfiction texts
  • Independent reading growth, including chapter books
  • Dictionary and thesaurus skills


  • Addition and subtraction of numbers to 10,000
  • Multiplication facts from 0-12; multiplying multi-digit numbers by a single-digit number
  • Division by a single number
  • Adding four-digit numbers, and subtracting using regrouping
  • Rounding to tens, hundreds, and thousands
  • Visualizing 2D and 3D shapes, including nets
  • Monetary transactions, including making change & word problems
  • Measurement tools, including graphing
  • Time, including telling digital and analog time to the minute, & calculating elapsed time
  • Simple fractions & decimals


  • Laws of motion and forces such as gravity and friction
  • Electricity & magnetism
  • Weather & Climate, including extreme disasters
  • Rocks & minerals
  • Solar System, including the planets and the galaxy
  • Human body vs. animal bodies
  • Water cycle
  • Forms of energy (heat, light, sound)
  • Ecology, including the food chain, ecosystems, conservation, & adaptations
  • Track a hypothesis through the scientific method

Social Studies

  • Physical features of the earth
  • 7 Continents, with a focus on North America & its various parts
  • U.S. Bill of Rights & basic citizenship responsibilities
  • Budgeting
  • Read maps and locate places on a globe
  • 50 States and capitals; territories
  • American History/sociology - Native Americans, Mayflower journey, pilgrims, settlers

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