These third grade worksheets are just right for your developing spellers. The pages here focus on important words your kids need to spell correctly everyday, including those crucial calendar words AND common contractions. View the screenshots, then print the full-sized worksheets.
The first worksheet includes all-important calendar words. Clues contain scrambled words. The students have all the letters, but need to put them in the right order to complete the crossword correctly.
Our contraction worksheets give your third graders lots of practice in spelling, writing and using some of the most common contractions. Here's a peek at the first printable page. Notice that kids will need to build each contraction three times. Then they will need to use those contractions correctly in sentences. Scroll on down the page to see the second contraction worksheet.
Worksheet: Contraction Action 1
can't, didn't, doesn't, isn't, won't
Printable Worksheet: Contraction Action II
I've, I'm, we'll, he'd, she'll
Be sure to try BOTH contraction worksheets for maximum spelling practice!
Double Letter Animal Word Search: Supply the missing pair of letters, then find each of the 40 animal names in the word search puzzle. Fun spelling practice for any age!
Printable spelling reproducibles - Mini word search puzzles: Students must spot the correct spelling of troublesome words.
Put Words In Alphabetical Order with this pair of engaging worksheets. The first list features 25 fun foods that must be alphabetized by their first and second letters. The second page requires students to look at the third and fourth letters in a list of five letter words that all begin with W. Challenging!
Third graders are ready to work independently, and will probably enjoy our Mystery in the Attic spelling worksheet.
Creative Writing Worksheets - These fun pages incorporate spelling practice with almost any spelling words. Kids will design T-shirts, invent a video game, and write some awesome movie titles. Try some today!
Free Spelling Worksheets - Can You Spell Well?: If students correctly identify the misspelled words, they'll shade the page to reveal in interesting word.
Crossword Puzzles: Practice tricky word endings in two fun
puzzles. I've used important words from the fourth grade spelling word
Silent Letter Search: Word search fun! Students must add the correct silent letters and then locate the completed words in the puzzle.
- 2 Printable brain teaser worksheets where knowing how to spell simple
words is a must! A unique way to provide fun spelling practice!
Squares - 7 printable word brain teasers. Kids will complete
squares in which the same words are spelled in both directions. Kids will uncover the MAGIC of word play and spelling FUN!!!
For even more ideas for spelling practice, try these:
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 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.
3rd grade spelling words - 200 words that third graders learn because they will be using them this year! These words are used throughout my games, worksheets and activities. Your students will find them throughout their subject matter texts as well.
Spelling bee words for third grade - 100 words to start your classroom spelling bee practice or competition. This shorter list is arranged from easiest to most difficult. So use it for your own classroom bee, or for a study aid for your most motivated speller. If it's not challenging enough, try this list of 4th grade spelling bee words.
3rd Grade Vocabulary Words - 200 words to boost your child's spoken and written language skills, in alphabetical order! These words can challenge your best students. Use them again and again in everyday conversation. See how many your child knows and can use fluently. 100 of the words are also arranged in meaningful categories to facilitate learning.