Each List Includes:
TEKS based Spelling Pattern Words
High Frequency Words
Word Cards that can be used for sorting, word walls, and flashcards.
--The word cards for the homophones have pictures to help students understand the difference in the two words that sound alike.
Please download the PREVIEW to get an idea of what is included and the format.
These word study spelling lists were designed to help 3rd Grade teachers provide practice for their students in the area of “Word Study” based on the TEKS.
Spelling is about more than giving students a list on Monday, having the students memorize the words, and giving a test on Friday. It’s about teaching the PATTERNS and rules of the English language.
With that said, we have included some high frequency words in each list that could be like sight words that students may need to memorize in order to consistently spell them correctly in their writing. One way to help with this is to give them lots of exposure to the words.
We have also included some frequently confused homophones as this is an important standard that students should be able to master with discussion and practice.
Giving a test over the words is, of course, up to you as the teacher, depending on whether you want the students be held accountable for learning the words or not.
There are some activity sheets that can be used with any of the lists. These activities are ideal for practice at a WORK STATION as they can be completed independently.
The activities included are: Graphic Organizer, Word Sort, Homophones, Doodle Words, Fancy Words, Word Building, Word Detective, Write a Sentence, Write a Paragraph, Write a Story, Text Message, Rainbow Words, Make a Word Search, ABC Order, Neat Words, a Playdough mat, Spelling Test Paper, and Handwriting Practice. Handwriting Practice has the words modeled in print, D’Nelian, or cursive handwriting.
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