3rd Grade Spelling Words

Welcome to our 3rd Grade Spelling Words section! The spelling program consists of 36 weeks of structured lessons, each focusing on specific phonics skills. The program begins with CVC multi-syllable words in Weeks 1-3, followed by CVCe word endings and vowel patterns in Weeks 4-9. Weeks 10-15 cover base words and irregular words, while Weeks 16-18 deal with Wr, Gn, Kn, and Mb patterns in words. Weeks 19-21 focus on homophones, followed by prefixes and suffixes in weeks 22-27. In Weeks 28-30, students learn about contractions, and in Weeks 31-36, they cover syllable division in words.

You’ll find printable lists below for each week. If you’re working on 3rd grade spelling words with your child at home, consider trying a few fun activities to reinforce learning. For example, you might try the following:

  1. Word Scramble: Rearrange the letters of each 3rd grade spelling word and have your child unscramble them.
  2. Word Hunt: Ask your child to find the spelling words in a magazine, book, or online. This will help your child to recognize the words and also reinforce their spelling skills.
  3. Flash Cards: This is always a great way to reinforce learning. If your child spelled the word correctly, put the card in a “correct” pile. If they spelled it incorrectly, put the card in an “incorrect” pile. Rinse and repeat!

CCSS Standard
Reading: Foundational Skills, RF.3
NGLS Standard
Reading: Foundational Skills, RF.3

First 9 Weeks (1-9) Printable Word Lists

Second 9 Weeks (10-18) Printable Word Lists

Third 9 Weeks (19-27) Printable Word Lists

Fourth 9 Weeks (28-36) Printable Word Lists