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

Culmination Activity

Working with a partner: Students create their own fable, and then present their fable to class using narration, dramatisation, costumes, masks, props.


  • Kalamatianos,
  • Karagouna
  • Nisiotikos
  • Podaraki
  • Hasaposervikos
  • Syrtos

"Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all"