Grade Three

As listed in Rod and Staff's 2013 catalog

Bible Nurture and Reader Series
Grade 3

The Grade 3 reading curriculum has readers and reading workbooks for the pupils. Five units of 30 lessons each provide 150 lessons in the course.


Units 1-3
Units 4,5
  God Leads His People
God's People Follow Him

There are 2 hardbound readers containing Units 1, 2, 3 and Units 4, 5 respectively. Each unit has 30 lessons. The first four units cover Old Testament history from David through the Captivity and stories from the prophets. The last unit relates stories from the Gospel of Luke.

Reading Workbooks
There are 5 reading workbooks for Grade 3, one for each of the five units, corresponding with the reader lessons. The lessons contain a variety of exercises to train the pupil in reading skills. These include recall of story facts, matching exercises, time order, comparisons, outlining, map exercises, etc. Frequent phonics review exercises are included. Also, a test is provided at the end of each unit.

Teacher's Manual
The teacher's manual covers Units 1-5. It gives helpful pointers for oral reading and class discussion of the lessons. Occasional quizzes are provided as well as answer keys for the workbooks.


11301.3 Reader, Units 1-3   $13.75
11304.3 Reader, Units 4,5   $12.25

[God Leads His People]   [God's People Follow Him]

11311.3 Reading Workbook, Unit 1   $4.50
11312.3 Reading Workbook, Unit 2   $4.50
11313.3 Reading Workbook, Unit 3   $4.50
11314.3 Reading Workbook, Unit 4   $4.50
11315.3 Reading Workbook, Unit 5   $4.50

11391.3 Teacher's Manual   $9.25

Exploring Arithmetic
Grade 3

This hardcover textbook has 170 lessons.It reviews addition and subtraction skills from Grades 1 and 2 and teaches multiplication and division facts through table 9 and simple two- and three-step multiplication and division. Other concepts drilled are fraction meaning, measure equivalents, money values, and telling time. Mixed computation and Roman numerals are introduced.

A small tablet of speed drills provides timed practice in the basic facts. Extra practice in math facts and reading problems is provided by a set of blackline masters for teachers to copy as needed.

The teacher's manual gives detailed instructions for class and shows the pupil's pages with answers filled in.


13301.3 Pupil's Textbook   $14.95
13371.3 Speed Drills   $4.90
13361.3 Blacklines (59 pages)   $4.50
13391.3 Teacher's Manual   $15.95

Beginning Wisely

Communication skills are taught in Grade 3. Understanding sentence type and structure is basic to writing sentences, and then paragraphs and stories. Sentence parts are studied, and some simple diagraming. Nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs and their correct usage are exercised. Dictionary work, capitalization and punctuation, proofreading, and oral communication round out this English course.

A separate booklet of worksheets is available for suplementary practice. They are a resource for the teacher to select and copy the ones needed.

A test booklet provides a test for each of the 5 units.

The teacher's manual gives guidance for presenting the lessons. It shows a reduced copy of the pupil's pages with the answer key beside the exercises. Answer keys are also included for the worksheets and test booklets.


12303.3 Pupil's Textbook   $12.95
12323.3 Worksheets   $3.25
12393.3 Teacher's Manual   $15.95
12313.3 Test Booklet   $2.25

English Worksheets

These worksheets are suitable as supplementary work for any or all grades from 3-8 and as remedial work for students above the fifth grade. In some multigrade classrooms, several grades have worked together with good success on exercises of this type.

The worksheets include three sets: The Eight Parts of Speech, The Sentence, and Punctuation and Capitalization. Rod & Staff recommends they be studied in this order. Each subject is presented in two levels of difficulty: Grades 3-5 and Grades 6-8. The rate at which they are completed is not important. Some may complete one set of worksheets each year. Others may cover more or less.

Not all the material in the Building Christian English Series is covered in these worksheets, nor do they correspond lesson by lesson. They are not designed to be used in place of the textbooks. They provide drill in specific areas for those who desire it. Answer keys are available in the form of worksheets with answers filled in.

Notice: These worksheets were written to supplement the original English series, copyrights 1968 through 1985 or 1986. They do not correlate with Rod & Staff's present English textbooks.

English Worksheets

129232 The Eight Parts of Speech   $3.50
129242 The Sentence   $2.50
129252 Punctuation and Capitalization   $2.25

Teacher's Editions

129932 The Eight Parts of Speech   $4.50
129942 The Sentence   $3.75
129952 Punctuation and Capitalization   $3.25

Spelling by Sound and Structure 3

Each of the 34 lessons consists of 13 new words and 3 review words, except for every sixth lesson which is completely review.

Part A of the lesson exercises builds understanding of the word meanings. Part B deals with the phonetic principles that apply to the words. Part C teaches simple dictionary skills.

The teacher's edition is a workbook with answers and annotations in color. It includes a section with additional instructions for each lesson, and test sentences. The new word lists are presented in type and in cursive writing.


16321 Pupil's Workbook   $4.80
16391 Teacher's Edition   $6.25

God's Protected World

This hardcover textbook contains 7 units with 4-8 lessons per unit plus a review lesson for each unit. There are 39 lessons, 7 review lessons, and 7 tests.

The text of each regular lesson has 2 parts -- the first part for oral reading and discussion and the second for individual comprehension and exercise.

The 7 units cover water; solids, liquids, gases; the seasons; heat and cold; care of the body; animals; farming, machines, stewardship. The theme of the book is God's care of man and nature. The Bible theme identifies scientific facts that relate to the story of Noah.

The unit tests are available in a separate test booklet.


14301 Pupil's Textbook   $12.50
14391 Teacher's Manual   $12.50
14311 Test Booklet   $2.25

Understanding Our Community

This hardcover textbook has 30 lessons plus 6 review lessons. Most of the exercises are in the workbook, but a few are in the textbook. Some map-skills lessons are provided.

This course gives the student an introduction to the community. Without going into extensive detail, it shows how various organizations and public services operate. The goal is to foster an appreciation for the services offered and to help the student act responsibly. Most lessons are presented in story form so that the student learns through the eyes of the main character as he observes his community. The pupil's book has color pictures where color is important.

The Teacher's Manual contains a reduced copy of the textbook and workbook, with answers filled in. Surrounding the pupil pages are lesson concepts and teaching aids. Most exercises have answers that are easy to grade. A separate test booklet contains the 6 chapter tests.

Social Studies

19301.3 Pupil's Textbook   $12.95
19321.3 Workbook   $2.95
19391.3 Teacher's Manual   $12.95
19311.3 Test Booklet   $2.25

Penmanship for Christian Writing
Grade 3

This course is composed of 60 lessons in one 9" x 11 3/4" workbook with tear-out sheets, reviews the formation of the slant print and cursive strokes and provides much exercise in writing sentences using the cursive letters. The sentences in Grade 3 give information about various birds. Formation of the numerals is also reviewed.

Throughout the lessons, much emphasis is placed on proper letter formation, correct slant, consistency of strokes, letter spacing, word spacing, size of writing, proportion, alignment, and neatness.

Tablets of writing paper that match the lines in the penmanship book are available.


15311 Pupil's Workbook   $5.75
15391 Teacher's Guide   $9.95
15126.1 1/2" 5-line Ruled Tablet   $2.50

Beginning in Music Three

Thirty-six perforated worksheets review note shapes, note values, and rests. Various musical terms such as the scale, the staff, lines, spaces, and measures are taught in a simple manner. The last nine lessons introduce accidentals.

The third grade music teacher is encouraged to spend considerable time developing the sudents' vocal abilites. Methods include musical ideas, scale drill, and individual singing of the scale.


18310 Pupil's Workbook   $3.50

Art With a Purpose

Thirty-six step-by-step art lessons, with ready-to-use pupil art sheets, focus on coloring, shading, drawing stick figures, simple grid drawing, and perspective drawing.

Each student will need a separate student packet. The teacher should also have a packet to do as samples beforehand.

Prepared by Share-a-Care Publications.


60133 Artpac 3   $7.95

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