3rd Grade - 3rd Grade Spelling

 
     
 
     
 
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Grammar
3rd grade spelling
Spell correctly one-syllable words that have blends, contractions, compounds, orthographic patterns (e.g., qu, consonant doubling, changing the ending of a word from -y to -ies when forming the plural), and common homophones (e.g., hair-hare).
Student knows the single sound that some common two letter combinations make. Student knows what a contraction is and how to spell contractions. Student also knows what a homophone is and how to spell common homophones.
 

Sample Problems

(1)

What are homophones? Words that sound the same but are spelled differently and have different meanings.

(2)

What are contractions? Contractions are two words that are combined to make one word by shortening the second word and adding an apostrophe.(i.e. can’t = can not )

(3)

When do I double the consonant of a word to add an ending? Words that are short one syllable words and need and ending such as –ed, -ing, -s, or -es will often follow this rule (i.e. running).

(4)

When do I drop the y of a word and add –ie to add an ending? Words that end in –y and need an ending such as –ed, -s,-es, or –ing (i.e. bunnies).

(5)

What are some two letter combinations that make one sound? (sh, ch,ck)

Learning Tips

(1)

There are lots of fun games that you can play with your child that develop spelling skills like scrabble, hangman, etc.

(2)

After a reading session at home, look through your child’s book and find some examples of homophones. Ask them to tell you the spelling and meaning of the other homophone pair.

(3)

After a reading session at home, look through your child’s book and find some examples of contractions in your child’s reading book. Ask your child what two words make up the contraction.

(4)

If there are certain blends that your child has trouble spelling (-ch,-sh) have them make a list of all the words they can think of with this blend. If they don’t come up with very many let them refer to a book, newspaper or magazine. Post the list in a place they can refer to whenever they are writing.

(5)

The best and most natural way for your child to develop spelling skills is for them to read and write a lot. Make sure your child reads at home often and encourage them to keep a journal or diary.

Extra Help Problems

(1)

For the following five problems, pick the word that will make sense in the sentence.

I ____________ eggs for breakfast.


  1. ate

  2. eight

(2)

They received _________________ for Christmas.


  1. presents

  2. presence

(3)

My favorite _____________ lives in France.


  1. ant

  2. aunt

(4)

The ____________ burger had no flavor.


  1. plane

  2. plain

(5)

The flower’s _______________ reminded me of my mother’s perfume.


  1. scent

  2. cent

(6)

What is a contraction?

(7)

What contraction is made by the words is and not?

(8)

What two words make the contraction aren’t?

(9)

What contraction is made by the word it and will?

(10)

What two words make the contraction it’s?

(11)

For the following five problems, choose the word that is spelled correctly.


  1. fishs

  2. fishes

  3. fishss

(12)
  1. match

  2. mach

  3. mathc

(13)
  1. bellys

  2. bellies

  3. bellyis

(14)
  1. running

  2. runing

  3. runin

(15)
  1. steped

  2. stepd

  3. stepped

(16)

Write a sentence using the word beat.

(17)

Write a sentence using the word beet.

(18)

Write a sentence using the word won.

(19)

Write a sentence using the word one.

(20)

Write a sentence using the word real.

(21)

Write a sentence using the word reel.

(22)

Write three words with the –sh sound in them.

(23)

Write three words with the –ch sound in them.

(24)

Write a contraction for the words he and will.

(25)

What two words make up the contraction I’m.

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