simple third grade lesson plans are ones that you can use many
times throughout the school year. Just use a new set of
spelling words each time. See our list of third grade spelling words.
Our AnyWord worksheets, partner games and writing prompts will also provide you with lots of material for your lessons!
1. Using a chalkboard or whiteboard, write a short story together as a class. (A story from 5 sentences up to 3 paragraphs in length will work well.) Use as many spelling words as possible.
2. Read the story aloud together 2 or 3 times.
3. Erase the spelling words in the story.
4. Call on one student to read the story aloud, remembering to add add in the words that were erased.
5. Ask several students to come to
board to fill
6. Repeat the process with a new story. This time, however, ask each student to write the entire story, with his own paper and pencil, filling in all the missing words.
Choose a list of 10 spelling words, either current or past. Then speak to your students as follows:
"Write your name at the top of your paper. Number your paper from 1 to 10. In this lesson, I will say a word, spell it and say it again. You need to listen carefully to hear if I spell the word correctly. "
"If I spell the word correctly, put a Y for yes by the number. If I do not spell the word correctly, put an N for no. "
Here are sample words you could use for your third grade lesson plans:
about - ABOUT - about (Y)
2. across - ACCROSS - across (N)
3. afraid - AFRAID - afraid (Y)
4. birthday - BRITHDAY - birthday (N)
5. bread - BREAD - bread (Y)
6. dinner - DINNER - dinner (Y)
7. doctor - DOCTER - doctor (N)
8. early - ERLY - early (N)
9. everyone - EVERYONE - everyone (Y)
10. forgot - FERGOT - forgot (N)
We have a wealth of valuable spelling resources. Be sure to check out some of these:
Spelling word games - Lots of simple ideas for fun spelling practice
Spelling homework - 40 fun, flexible ideas for anytime
Spelling worksheets - innovative pages for spelling practice
How to teach spelling - Even if you've been teaching for years, you might find it helpful to brush up on these fundamentals.
Spelling games online
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Double the Fun - To double or not to double the final consonant when adding a suffix? Another great game for 3rd grade spelling fun!
AnyWord Spelling Practice Series Fun Worksheets, games & prompts that work with almost ANY spelling words!
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Young Spellers Spelling Bee Word List for Grades 1 & 2
The Gigantic Spelling Bee Words & Sentences in 3 volumes.
600 Spelling Bee Words & Sentences for Gr 3/5 & 6/8 Extra words & sentences at two levels