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3rd Grade Spelling Bee Words

3rd grade spelling bee word list

Try our list of 3rd grade spelling bee words for your next classroom competition. This handy list of 100 words is the foundation for a great spelling game. If you require additional words, check out some of these graded word lists

Review these words carefully to be sure they are suitable for your students. Then print the words and start your spelling bee!

More than half of the words come from our list of 300 third grade spelling words. A few words at the beginning are from our list of second grade spelling words. The remaining words are more challenging. We've generally arranged the words from easiest to most difficult.

Printable version of 3rd Grade Spelling Bee Words

also clock your only treat
said gift about balloon past
stopped scream walk queen prize
age key warm tries today
string tooth life used dinner
until you're wrong young slept
newspaper know body afraid funny
really together eyes driving none
knew isn't sitting touch leave
flies crawl happen I've build
raised smiling lose stairs merry
finish tenth heard Saturday
suit school stretch threw trouble
piece circus half Tuesday guess
heavy scratch shiny doesn't laugh
picnic color climb caught dollar
health wrist hundred breakfast cardboard
straight Wednesday angriest damage important
neither listen crayon machine clothing
neighbor kitchen disappear handsome libraries

You may wish to adjust our list for your specific group of students. Feel free to use additional easier words, or insert some more difficult ones.

 Tips for Practicing Spelling Bee Words

1) Be sure to use our 3rd grade spelling bee words in sentences when quizzing students. This is especially important with homonyms. For instance, you're, should be clarified so it won't be confused with your:  You're the first person to arrive at the party. 

2) Encourage students to set goals for the number of words they want to learn each week. They should also set goals for the time they want to spend each day in study.

3) Use these tips for How to Practice Spelling Words.

dictionary page with yellow tassel

4) Instruct students to look up each word in a dictionary, either online or hard copy. Show them how to read the most prominent definitions as well as the secondary meanings. Note carefully any tricky letters or letter combinations. Encourage them to write particularly difficult words ten times each in a special notebook. Remind them to review the words in their notebooks regularly. 

We also have spelling bee lists for:

2nd grade
4th grade
5th grade
6th grade
7th grade
8th grade

3rdgrade vocabulary word list

3rd Grade Vocabulary Words   200 words to boost your child's spoken and written language skills, arranged alphabetically!  Print the complete list from the web page for best results. 100 of the words also appear in an engaging printable, arranged by helpful topics. 

Writing prompts for 3rd grade

Assign some third grade writing prompts! These writing prompts for 3rd grade ask:  If you joined the circus, what act would you like to do? Do you like to wear matched socks? Why or why not? Why were you not afraid of the giant who walked into your classroom? Set contains 12 prompts in all. Each one uses at least one 3rd grade spelling word.

More 3rd Grade Spelling Bee Words & Helps

The Spelling Bee Toolbox eBooks

Need more words with sentences, rules, award certificates, and lots of organizational tips? Please consider purchasing our exclusive Spelling Bee Toolbox, for grades 3-5 and grades 6-8. Each one contains 600 grade-appropriate bee words, used in sentences, and all the resources you need for a successful spelling bee! Learn more.

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Author Ann Richmond Fisher

Ann Richmond Fisher is a longtime published educational writer, a former classroom teacher and a former homeschool teacher. Ann's spelling bee resources, graded spelling word lists, spelling games, worksheets, and other language arts resources have become respected around the globe since she launched Spelling-Words-Well in 2010.

Ann is also the creator of www.word-game-world.com.

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