Basic Curriculum for Grade 3
- Margarita 3, epipedo 3, Tefhos 3- Text Book and Exercise Book by University of Crete (EDIAME)
- Mathaino Ellinika 2 (A + B) – Text Book and Exercise Book by Ministry of Education and Culture, Cyprus
- Paizo kai Matheno , epipedo deftero, tefxos 2, by University of Crete (EDIAME)
- Mathaino na diavazo, Epipedo Proto, Tefxos 4, by University of Crete
*Parents should provide opportunities for children to use Greek at home.
Listening / Speaking
- Carry on a conversation with teacher in Greek on topics discussed in class
- Follow instructions, learn to give instructions
- Vocabulary: Review and expand on themes for Grades One and Two
- Story time: Listen to stories read in Greek at an appropriate level of difficulty
- Role play: every day or imaginative situations
- Supplementary: songs, poems, word games
- View Greek videos for listening and discussion.
- Review alphabet, vowel and consonant combinations
- Review vowel digraphs (αι, ει, οι, ου, αυ, ευ)
- Learn consonant digraphs (Στ, Μπ, Ντ, γγ, γκ, τζ, τς, γδ, θλ, χρ, ρτ, πρ, etc)
- Review word attack skills to unlock new words (using context/visual clues, syllabication)
- Weekly reading lesson: Oral reading practice at home for review and fluency
- New vocabulary: Keep lists, frequent reviews
- Improve handwriting: Copy passages from a text
- Compose captions for pictures and simple stories consisting of 8-10 sentences
- Variety of seatwork activities
- Spelling dictation: One simple sentence from weekly reading lesson
- Review alphabet: Vowels, Consonants, vowel/consonant digraphs, upper and lowercase
- Punctuation: use of period, comma, question mark, exclamation mark
- Parts of speech: Identification
- Nouns: Concrete, common, proper, use of capitals, gender (ο, η, το), number (ένα, πολλά)
- Adjectives: Agreement with nouns (ο μικρός σκύλος, η μικρή γάτα, το μικρό παιδί)
- Verbs: Auxiliary verbs: είμαι, έχω (used in sentences), negatives using δεν
- Verbs in –ω : τρώω, θέλω, πίνω, τρέχω, διαβάζω etc
- Tenses: Enestotas – Aoristos
- Irregular verbs in Aoristos
Culture / History
- Learn Lord’s prayer in Greek, Greek National anthem
- Ethnic, cultural, religious days: Name days, March 25, October 28, Christmas, Easter
- Aesop’s fables: What makes fables unique stories? What is the moral of each?
- History and Religion based activities
Working with a partner: Students create their own fable, and then present their fable to class using narration, dramatisation, costumes, masks, props.
"Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all"