These 3rd grade activities are easy for you and worthwhile for your students! Our simple-to-use dictation sentences will give
students practice in learning important spelling words in context. Students
will need to listen carefully, write at a reasonable pace and spell all the
words correctly. There are a lot of benefits in just one type of lesson!
Here's a peek at page 1 of the printable file. The full text also appears below for the entire lesson.
Give each student a fresh piece of lined paper.
Make sure each child has a sharpened pencil. Then choose five or six sentences from
the list below for one dictation lesson. Choose sentences in which all the
words are familiar to your sentences. Adjust sentences, if necessary, to suit
your group of students. Words in bold
appear on this list of 3rd grade spelling words.
I am going to read a sentence to you several times. First, listen to the entire sentence carefully. As I repeat the sentence, try to write it correctly on your page. Remember to use correct spellings. Use a capital letter at the beginning of each sentence and a period or a question mark at the end. You may also need additional capital letters.
1. I’ll meet you at my house on Friday.
2. The tiny mouse found some cheese.
3. He grinned
when he saw his breakfast food.
4. Our school
has a picnic on Saturday.
5. The clown
quickly made us all laugh.
6. What color of roses do you like best?
7. My brother and I rode bikes together.
8. Our town
was built near a river.
at this store sells for a dollar.
10. When are you coming to dinner?
11. Our classes went outside to paint.
12. I never heard so much noise!
13. That’s a funny gift.
14. Isn’t the circus on Monday?
15. She opened lots of boxes on her birthday.
16. The boy skinned
his leg while running.
17. Do you like window
18. It won’t
be long until spring is here.
19. The baby was smiling
while she slept.
20. Please pick a prize
from the basket.
21. There will be a big shoe sale on Tuesday.
22. Can you draw a straight
line without a ruler?
23. The queen raised her hand and began to speak.
24. I used a soft voice inside.
25. He kept throwing the newspaper too far.
· Ask students to volunteer to write one of their sentences on the board. Or write each one correctly yourself, explaining the spelling and meaning of each word.
· Encourage students to rewrite any sentences that have errors.
· Allow children time to add drawings to their sentences.
Writing Prompts - This list of twelve 3rd grade writing prompts include: What's the best way to spend one dollar? Write a short poem about a bear with a pear. Why are you happy to hear someone's voice at your front door? Whose voice is it?
3rd Grade Spelling Bee Words - Prepare your child for a spelling bee competition with this challenging word list.
Third Grade Worksheets - Give your students practice with important words with our Calendar Clues worksheet, and lots more!
Third graders are ready to work independently, and will probably enjoy our Mystery in the Attic spelling worksheet.
Free Spelling Worksheets - Can You Spell Well?: If students correctly identify the misspelled words, they'll shade the page to reveal in interesting word.