3rd Grade Spelling & Vocabulary Activities, Word Work, Spelling Words and Lists

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Shelly Rees
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2nd - 4th, Homeschool
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Keeps us on track with easy to follow lessons. Student and I love how the routine is the same each week, but the activities offer variety! Thank you
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This 3rd grade Spelling and Vocabulary program is your one stop resource for NO PREP spelling lessons, words, and lists for the entire YEAR. Your students will love the fun worksheets and spelling activities included in this complete spelling packet, too! It's the perfect support for the Science of Reading, too! Everything you need for a complete spelling curriculum is included: weekly lesson plans, spelling lists, sample sentences, worksheets, word work, tests, and more! Just PRINT and GO!

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This resource contains everything you need to teach 3rd grade spelling for ALL 36 weeks of the school year. It has been thoughtfully constructed to address the Common Core standards and helps students learn and master words for specific spelling rules and patterns, as well as academic content vocabulary.

Each list has 10 words that have a common pattern, prefix, suffix, or rule, and 5 words that are related to academic content. The words have been well-researched and carefully built to help your fourth graders develop a stronger vocabulary, as well as spelling mastery.

Each week's list includes the following pages:

  • Teacher Plans: Objectives, Common Core Standards, Week at a Glance, Optional Activity Suggestions, and Spelling List
  • Spelling Pre-Test and Post-Test sentences
  • Printable Spelling Word List
  • Spelling Pre-Test and Post-Test
  • Look, Say, Cover, Write
  • Making Meaning Worksheet
  • Word Practice Worksheet
  • Fun with Words Activity
  • Answer Keys

The lists in this curriculum address the following rules or patterns:

Unit 1:

Week 1: Short Vowels a, e

Week 2: Short Vowels i, o, u

Week 3: Long Vowels a, e

Week 4: Long Vowels i, o, u

Week 5: Words with st and str

Week 6: Words with sh

Week 7: Words with ch and tch

Week 8: Words with kn and wr

Week 9: Words with /f/ Sound

Unit 2:

Week 10: Words with /s/ sound

Week 11: Words with /j/ sound

Week 12: Words with /ou/ sound

Week 13: Words with long /oo/ sound

Week 14: Words with short /oo/ sound

Week 15: Words with /aw/ and /au/ sound

Week 16: Words with /air/ sound

Week 17: Words with /or/ sound

Week 18: R-controlled vowels

Unit 3:

Week 19: Words with /oi/ sound

Week 20: Long vowels with silent e

Week 21: Double consonants

Week 22: Words with /z/ sound

Week 23: Words with -ed and -ing endings

Week 24: Homophones

Week 25: Words with /k/ sound

Week 26: Plural nouns

Week 27: Contractions

Unit 4:

Week 28: -ar, -er, and -or Endings

Week 29: Prefixes un-, re-, and dis-

Week 30: Suffixes -ful, -less, and -ly

Week 31: Silent Consonants

Week 32: Compound Words

Week 33: /d/ and /t/ Sounds

Week 34: Two-Syllable Words

Week 35: Three-Syllable Words

Week 36: Antonyms

Fellow teacher-author Kim Miller and I have teamed up to create the most helpful spelling and vocabulary curriculum possible. This resource is truly the ideal way to improve your students' spelling and vocabulary skills! Plus, with NO PREP for you, it's the best of both worlds!

Click HERE to see 4th Grade Spelling for the Year.

Click HERE to see 5th Grade Spelling for the Year.

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Shelly Rees

Total Pages
424 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 Year
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.


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