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Third Grade Spelling Lists

These third grade spelling lists from Syllable Savvy Spelling focus on spelling common words syllable by syllable.

First Lesson
The first lesson is provided in the 3-column method as a free download. Download the first lesson with the one page spelling guide.

Subsequent Lessons
The Word Lists for Lessons 2, 3, 4, 10, and 20 are provided below.

How To Use These Lists

1. Print your free copy of the first lesson and spelling guide from the link above.
2. Use the first lesson with your student(s).
3. Read about the 3 column Method used in Syllable Savvy Spelling.
4. With the spelling lists below, make the student spelling pages with the 3rd grade spelling lists below.
5. See the bottom of this page for additional resources.

The Middle Column

The words in the third grade spelling lists below are the middle column in the three column method. The first column lists the words syllable by syllable phonetically. The third column lists the correct spelling and the number of letters per syllable. This method fosters independence in practicing the spelling. It also provides immediate feedback regarding errors made, as well as reinforces the student for each syllable spelled correctly.

Lesson Two
flower
flour
spoon
knife
knives
sugar
glass
glasses
wife
wives
salt
pepper
microwave
berry
berries

Helpful Hint: Each lesson has 15 words, with space for five more words individualized to the student. These five words might include: words misspelled in previous lessons, words misspelled in the students creative writing, words from science or other unit studies.

Lesson Three
addition
subtraction
multiplication
divison
present
chocolate
bread
follow
below
address
hopping
hoping
stopping
taking
animals

Helpful hint: Point out the different patterns as they are encountered in the lessons. In this case "ow" at the end of a word, and single and double consonants before "ing" is added at the end.

Lesson Four
doctor
sailor
pastor
lunch
proper
biking
cycle
bicycle
baby
babies
flashes
churches
handle
made
maid

Helpful Hint: To save time and effort in making the Student Spelling Pages, you may purchase Syllable Savvy Spelling. The 30 lessons pre-written are available as an e-book ($4.95) or paper. ($5.95)

Lesson 10
happy
happiness
here
there
their
where
canister
defend
defense
active
activity
friend
index
paper
bottle

Helpful Hint: Each grade level has a different theme. The theme for the third grade spelling lists is "Common Household Words."

Lesson Twenty
cookie
carrot
house
cousin
pretend
quiz
quizzes
tested
helped
guys
walk
lemon
wagon
kitchen
bathroom

Helpful Hint: Save the Student Spelling Work pages. When a word with a similar pattern or rule is encountered, show the student they already know it. Learning is enhanced when it is tied to previous experience.

View Our Other Spelling Pages

  • Syllable Savvy Spelling Curriculum

  • More Information on Syllable Savvy

  • FREE DOWNLOAD of the Instructor's Guide
    or to ORDER Syllable Savvy Spelling e-books


  • Information on the THREE COLUMN METHOD

  • Directions on HOW TO TEACH Syllable Savvy Spelling

  • Lists the THEMES grade by grade

  • Samples of 4th Grade Spelling Lists

  • Samples of 5th Grade Spelling Lists

  • Samples of 6th Grade Spelling Lists

  • Samples of 7th Grade Spelling Lists

  • Samples of 8th Grade Spelling Lists

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