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Third Grade Spelling Words

third grade spelling words

Our list of 200 third grade spelling words will keep your students on track! Teachers and parents alike can use these words for oral and written practice, for spelling games and worksheets.

This list of 3rd grade spelling words is just a launching point. You'll want to practice other words with similar spelling patterns and word endings.

Note the additional resources below, including spelling worksheets, games, spelling bee word lists, and more. 

List of Third Grade Spelling Words

Printable List of Third Grade Spelling Words

about across afraid afternoon age
ago almost also anyone anything
balloon basket bean bear behind
birthday blind body born boxes
bread breakfast brush build buses
butter carries caught change cheese
cherry circus classes clear climb
clown color coming crawl crazy
cries dinner doctor doesn't dollar
done driving early easy everyone
everything eyes finish flies foil
food forgot Friday front funny
gift grinned guess half happen
heard heart heavy hello himself
horse hurt I'll I'm I've
isn't it's kept key knee
knew know lamb laugh law
leave left life lift lived
lose love mark match maybe
meal meat meet merry Monday
more morning mouse mouth move
near never newspaper noise none
once other outside own paint
park past penny picnic piece
point prize push queen quickly
raised really riding river rode
roll roses rule running sail
sale Saturday school scratch scream
serve sew shelf shiny shopping
should sitting skinned sky slept
smiling soft someone something speak
spread spring stairs stopped straight
street stretch string strong suit
summer Sunday tenth that's thick
threw throw Thursday tiny today
together tooth touch town tries
trouble true Tuesday turn until
used voice walk warm we'll
Wednesday whole window without won't
wore wrong wrote young you're

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More Third Grade Spelling Resources

Mystery Words - Students use spelling, phonics and logic skills to uncover two mystery words on this fun worksheet! Careful reading skills are also a must in these Grade 3 worksheets. 


3rd Grade Spelling Bee Words - Prepare your child for a spelling bee competition with this word list. These are a bit more difficult than the third grade spelling words above.

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.

AnyWord Spelling Practice eBooks

For more fun spelling practice, try our AnyWord Spelling Practice Series. In these three eBooks, you'll  find word play worksheets, writing prompts and partner games and activities that work with almost any list of spelling words!

third grade girl with laptop

Spelling fun: Puzzlers and brain teasers - Play these on the board with the whole class or use paper and pencil at home for some critical thinking and spelling fun! Activities work with lots of words for lots of ages.

3rd grade girl in outfield

Compound Word Wizards - Whole class  or large-group activity for practicing compound  words.

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

bee surrounded by letters SPELLING

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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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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