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)
New! 3rd Grade Activities - 25 spelling dictation sentences and full instructions. Use a few of these each week to provide students with extra practice in writing, spelling and using spelling words in context.
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.
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
- 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!