Third Grade Spelling Words List

Learning to spell can be daunting for some children, and they'll likely need more than weekly quizzes to get a firm grasp on spelling words. By creating and reviewing practice word lists at home, your son or daughter can boost his or her spelling skills, in addition to improving his or her reading and writing.

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Where Can I Find Spelling Words for My Third Grader?

If you're looking for spelling word lists to use for practice at home, you can search for samples online. Your child's teacher may be able to provide examples of words being covered in different classes, like social studies, science, math and reading, but using online resources can supplement what your child is learning in the classroom.

Several teaching and educational websites provide free printable word lists by grade level that you and your child can review after school. Typically, word lists are organized by week so that your son or daughter has consistent practice with a variety of words. If you do not have easy access to the Internet, you may choose to buy a book of grade-appropriate words. Some books include practice spelling exercises, while others are simply comprised of alphabetical lists. To get started, you can use the words below. Notice that each word is used in a sentence, which can help your child understand its meaning as well.

Word List for Third Grade Spelling

  1. Ancestor - While researching our family tree, I found out that George Washington is our ancestor.
  2. Audience - I'll be in the audience at the spring musical when you sing your solo.
  3. Ecosystem - Today, in science class, we learned how people affect the ecosystem by turning forests and other natural areas into farmland or housing developments.
  4. Equation - I made a mistake when I was solving that equation on the math test, so I got an A- instead of an A.
  5. Generation - My great-grandpa told me how people in his generation were changed by World War II.
  6. Octagon - I went to the crafts store today and found a kit to make an octagon-shaped stepping stone for Mom's garden.
  7. Perimeter - The pest control man sprayed around the perimeter of our house, so hopefully I'll no longer find ants in the kitchen.
  8. Precipitation - I wonder how much precipitation we got in that last thunderstorm.
  9. Stubborn - My dad bought Grandma an electronic reader, but she's stubborn about giving up printed books.
  10. Urban - My sister told me how scared she was of urban life when she moved from our house in the country to the dorm at her college in the big city.
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