Third Grade Starter Kit

For individual grade levels from Preschool through Grade 5, a “Starter Kit” can conveniently bundle a selection of Core Knowledge resources for newcomers just getting started with Core Knowledge or experienced teachers looking to enrich their knowledge and complement their existing supply of Core Knowledge materials.

See below a list of items we recommend purchasing to get started in Grade 3 and links to the product pages for purchase.

Grade 3 Recommendations:

  • What Your Third Grader Needs to Know offers parents, teachers, and children an illustrated guide to the essential knowledge outlined in the Core Knowledge Sequence, including beloved stories and poems, familiar sayings, interesting information on history and geography, lively discussions of visual arts and music, and explanations and activities in math and science.
  • The Art Resources packet is an unbound, shrink-wrapped set of full-color prints of the artworks listed in the Visual Arts section of the Core Knowledge Sequence.
  • The Text Resources packet is an unbound, shrink-wrapped set of reproducible black-and-white pages with texts of the stories and poems specified in the Language Arts section of the Core Knowledge Sequence, as well as selected nonfiction texts, song lyrics, and sheet music.
  • Listen, My Children is an anthology of the poetry specified in the Core Knowledge Sequence guidelines for Language Arts.
  • The Core Knowledge Grade 3-5 Music CD Set includes compact discs with recordings of many of the musical works specified in the Core Knowledge Sequence, such as selections from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake and Copland’s Appalachian Spring.

What Your Third Grader Needs to Know

Art Resources Grade 3

Text Resources for Grade 3

  • What Your Third Grader Needs to Know

  • Art Resources Grade 3
  • Text Resources Grade 3


Listen My Children Third Grade

Grade 3-5 Music CD Set

  • Listen, My Children: Poems for Third Graders

  • Grade 3, 4, And 5 Music CD Set