Spelling & Vocabulary Activities | Spelling Lists | Word Work | 3rd Grade


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Spelling & Vocabulary Activities | Spelling Lists | Word Work | 3rd Grade


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This is a year-long library of spelling lists, spelling activities, and vocabulary activities for 3rd grade. These activities are perfect for reading centers, independent work, word work, or homework.


Included in the completed resource:

  • 36 spelling lists with 10 words per list
  • 24 vocabulary activities
  • 24 spelling activities


These spelling and vocabulary activities are designed to be completed by students independently and used with any word list, making this a perfect resource for your reading rotations or other independent work time. These activities can be used with words from any district-required reading program or another list that you have created for your students. If you do not have required word lists, spelling lists are provided and can be used with this resource as well.


The answer keys provided in this resource can be used as examples to support students with independent work. I recommend teaching students how to complete one page at a time before releasing them to complete these activities independently.


These spellings lists were created using commonly misspelled words, commonly taught grade-level phonics patterns, and grade-appropriate high-frequency words. These lists can be used as is; they are ready to print off and use. The lists are fully editable in both the printable and digital versions if you need to edit these lists to fit your needs.


There’s no extra planning or prep work for this resource! Just read the directions and your vocabulary and spelling work is set up for the year!




    Use conventional spelling for high-frequency and other studied words and for adding suffixes to base words (e.g., sitting, smiled, cries, happiness).
    Use spelling patterns and generalizations (e.g., word families, position-based spellings, syllable patterns, ending rules, meaningful word parts) in writing words.
    Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning word and phrases based on grade 3 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
    Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
    Determine the meaning of the new word formed when a known affix is added to a known word (e.g., agreeable/disagreeable, comfortable/uncomfortable, care/careless, heat/preheat).
    Use a known root word as a clue to the meaning of an unknown word with the same root (e.g., company, companion).
    Use glossaries or beginning dictionaries, both print and digital, to determine or clarify the precise meaning of key words and phrases.




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