# Homework Help for 3rd Grade Students

In 3rd grade, teachers often assign nightly math worksheets, independent reading assignments and quiz study guides, which can take anywhere from 30 minutes up to one hour to complete. To expedite the process, there are several ways you can assist your child with homework and also create practice assignments of your own. Get started with the following ideas.

## How Can I Help My 3rd Grader with Homework?

If your 3rd grader is struggling with his or her math homework, you can help by providing mini-lessons about confusing topics. If you notice that your child struggles with a specific skill, like multiplication or fractions, you can search for free Internet resources, like worksheets with practice problems.

## Three 3rd Grade Homework Assignments

### Story Endings

While reading comprehension questions provide a good review of a text and test a student's understanding of a passage, they can get redundant. To help your son or daughter improve his or her comprehension while also practicing writing and drawing conclusions, you can create your own reading passages without endings or find samples online. Ask your child to use textual evidence to write a 2-3 sentence conclusion.

### Spelling Word Search

In 3rd grade, students are really starting to learn several new spelling and vocabulary words, but repetitive writing and review can cause them to lose interest. Instead, you can create puzzles that force your child to review the spelling of a word without having to write it out multiple times. For example, several websites offer free puzzle generators for teachers and parents. Simply enter the words, and it will produce a word search that you can print for your son or daughter. If you'd rather cover vocabulary terms, try creating a crossword puzzle, using the definitions as clues.

### Division Worksheets

Multiplication and division are often introduced in 3rd grade math, and the best way to practice and review is by completing problems. In order to create a regular practice schedule, try grouping numbers together when creating or printing worksheets. For example, the first week, you can focus on dividing numbers by two and three. The next week, focus on five and ten. If you'd rather have your child complete the activity online, some websites offer interactive division games by grade level.

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