3rd Grade Spelling Words & Activities

Our 3rd grade spelling words, worksheets and activities will provide you with lots of help for this important year. Choose the resources you need most!

Lists of 3rd Grade Spelling Words 

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3rd grade spelling words - 200 words that third graders should learn and use. These are the basis of our games, worksheets and activities.

Dolch words - Complete list of Dolch words for preprimer - 3rd grades.

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Spelling bee words for third grade - 100 words to start your classroom spelling bee practice or competition. This shorter list is arranged from easiest to most difficult. It's a great starting point for kids who want to prepare for a classroom contest.

Tricky Elementary Spelling Words - Students in grades 2-5 sometimes need extra practice with these 100 common words.

Spelling Games

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Spelling Bee Games - Try one of our new Silent Spelling Bee variations. A fun--and quiet--twist on  a classic game! 

Another Spelling Bee Game - Students step up to victory as they help their team advance in this fun new game.

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Spelling games online - Let your third graders correct our mistakes. 25 sentences in all, featuring many words from our 2nd and 3rd grade spelling word lists. A fun way to practice and review!

Double the Fun - To double or not to double the final consonant when adding a suffix? Another great game for 3rd grade spelling fun!

Free spelling activities for two players - "Shady Spelling"  Printable game boards for two players.

Third Grade Worksheets for Spelling

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Spell to Write and Read - Ideas for custom-made worksheets so your students can use spelling words in context

Third grade worksheets - Printable activities to give your students practice with grade-level words. Contractions and calendar words are covered here. 

AnyWord Spelling Practice Series - Flexible, customizable reproducibles that work with almost any spelling words. Use each page over and over. Three eBooks in all!

Lesson Plans, Tips and Ideas

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Third grade lesson plans  - Fun, easy-to-use spelling lesson plans that are flexible enough to use throughout the school year

Compound Word Wizards - Fun whole class or large-group activity for practicing compound words

Teaching third grade spelling - Fresh ideas for student-made puzzles and art with weekly spelling words. Delightful activities your students will want to do again and again!

Spelling Homework Ideas - Lots of interesting ways for kids to practice their weekly words!

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