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Tennessee Academic Vocabulary for Third Grade

 

Third Grade Language Arts

Third Grade Math

Third Grade Science

Third Grade Social Studies

 


Third Grade Language Arts

abbreviation
adverb
antonyms
apostrophe
chronological order
complete sentence
context clues
contraction
declarative
exclamatory
fact
interrogative
multi-meaning words
opinion
organization
plural
possessive
predicate
prefixes
punctuation (commas)
root word
run-on sentence (introduction)
singular
story elements (character, setting, plot)
subject
suffixes
summarize
supporting details
synonyms
verb (types and functions)

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Third Grade Math

addend
area
array
commutative property
data
decimal
denominator
elapsed time
estimation
factor
graph (using different types)
horizontal
measurement
metric system
multiple
letter/number coordinates
number sentence
numerator
perimeter
place value
probability (conceptual)
product
scale
three-dimensional
two-dimensional
vertical

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Third Grade Science

atmosphere
conservation
energy
extinct
force
geological features
life cycle
magnetic attraction
matter
moon phases (basic four)
natural resources
observe
offspring
orbit
organism
photosynthesis
physical change
physical properties
pollution
predator
prey
rotation
scientific method
solar system
water cycle
weathering

Science Definitions (Click here to download the definitions in Word format)

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Third Grade Social Studies

agriculture
barter
borders
cardinal directions
citizenship
conflict
consumer
culture
distribution
economy
equator
exports
geographic features
geography
global
hemisphere
imports
industry/manufacturing
latitude
longitude
map key (legend)
natural resources
physical map
population
producer
product
suburban
timeline
wants and needs
volunteer

Social Studies Definitions (Click here to download the definitions in Word format)

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