Course Description

Students will use the Spalding method to learn phonemic awareness, systematic phonics, high frequency vocabulary, literary appreciation, text structure, mental actions, sentence construction, and compositions.

Course Details

Third Grade Language Arts


  1. Nouns, Sentence Types, Elements of Text structure
    2. Compound Nouns, Compound Verbs Conjunctions, 1st and 3rd Person Pronouns, Compound, Sentences, Integral Setting, Main Characters
    3. Object Nouns and Pronouns, Opinion Statements, Persuasive Statements, Points of View, Purpose of Author
    4. Verb Tenses, Complex Sentences, Monitoring Comprehension, Predicting, Making Connections
    5. Mystery: 3rd person, Mental Actions, Feelings, Traits, Motives, Plot, Setting, Main Character
    6. Prefixes, Abbreviations
    7. Formal Business Letter
    8. Comparative Adjectives, Adverbs Excessive Degree, Compare/Contrast Sentences
    9. Compare/Contrast Paragraph, Main Idea, Reformat, Summarize
    10. Indefinite Pronouns, Adverbs, 1st Person Narrative, Embedded Information, Reformat, Summarize
    11. Interrogative and Reflexive Pronouns, Reformat, Summarize, Insight, Character
    12. Adjectives, Adverbs, Compare/Contrast Generalization
    13. Regular/Irregular Past Tense Verbs, Poetry, Analogies, Deriving Main Idea, Essential Information
    14. Implied Main Idea, Deriving Main Idea
    15. Informative Report, 3rd Person Informative, Similes, Idioms, Onomatopoeia, Alliteration
    16. Appositive, 1st Person Friendly Letters, Backdrop Setting, Hyperbole
    17. 3rd Person Informative-Narrative, Straight Line Plot, Motives
    18. Writing Summaries, Information from Illustrations, Plot Types
    19. Character Traits through Motives, Actions, and Speech, Words/Phrases Create Emotion

Coming soon.

None required.

Mrs. Lakyn Lee

Lakyn Lee was born in Durban, South Africa. She immigrated with her family to the United States as a young girl. She graduated from American Heritage School (American Fork Campus) and served her mission in the Cusco, Peru Mission. She has a love for the Spanish language and the people of Peru. After her mission she once again, through ‘divine signatures’, connected with her American Heritage high school Physics partner, Cameron Lee. They married in the Payson, Utah Temple and have two beautiful happy sons. Lakyn is trained in many areas, including elementary teaching, ASL, special needs, Spanish, and Spalding. She taught Spanish at American Heritage School (American Fork Campus), and third grade in a public charter school. She has an innate love for children and delights in seeing them succeed in all aspects of their lives. She has a natural gift for teaching with a deep love for our Savior, Jesus Christ. She is excited to once again return to American Heritage to share her love of learning with her students. She is honored to be a part of the American Heritage School Salt Lake Campus.