3rd Grade CCSS: Reading: Foundational Skills

For third graders, this Common Core area helps students gain mastery of the concepts of print, the alphabet, and the basic conventions of the written English language. Those goals can be met with support and prompting, and can be differentiated by student skill level. Among the complete standards for this grade, third graders will be asked to: use third grade appropriate phonics and word analysis skills to decode words, use common derivational prefixes and suffixes, as well as Latin suffixes, decode multi-syllable words and irregularly spelled words, read third grade texts with the proper fluency, accuracy and understanding.

Color the Christmas Words

Each space has a holiday word written on it. Students will be asked to color each word with a different color. For example, color the spaces with ‘tree’ green, ‘candle’ grey, ‘elf’ blue, and so on. You’ll be surprised to find a fun ‘Ho Ho Ho!’ illustration when all the spaces are colored!

Color the Halloween Words Activity

In this Halloween Activity, color the word ‘scary’ with yellow, ‘ghost’ with blue, ‘bat’ with green, and so on. Once students are done coloring, they will find that they have revealed the word ‘BOO!’ Ideal for 1st-3rd Grade, but can be used where appropriate.

Color the New Year’s Day Words

On this printable activity, students will color each of the spaces with a New Year’s Day word a different color. For example, year = yellow, new = green, day = purple, and so on. When students have finished coloring, they will find they have revealed a secret message hidden in the picture!

Shades of Meaning Card Set

Students learn about shades of meanings by arranging the words from weakest to strongest.

Shades of Meaning: Weak to Strong Card Set

Students practice their word skills by by arranging the word cards from weakest to strongest.

Add a Prefix

Your student can be perfect with prefixes with this worksheet!

Add a Suffix

Here’s some super suffix practice!

Animal Word Ladders

How do you get from Hen to Pig? Students have fun getting creative with this word ladder worksheet about animals!

Back to School Word Ladders

Practice connecting words through using a word ladder on this fun and educational back to school activity.

Beginning Word Ladders

Climb the ladder from Hat to Tip and then from Pie to Eat! Students develop vocabulary skills as they complete the activity.

Christmas Word Ladders

Word ladders are challenging, but they are also a great way to develop your vocabulary skills! Use this Christmas worksheet to teach your students more about finding a way to connect one word to another.

Comparative Adjectives: Words That End in Y

A spelling patterns worksheet about comparative adjectives that end in Y. Great for spelling skill development.

Earth Day Word Ladders

Students love word ladders. They are fun activities that stiumulate thinking about words. This activity is focuses on Earth Day and is great for 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students.

Fry Words – The 3rd Hundred

This page is the list of the third one hundred words on the Fry list.

Halloween Spiders: Make a Word Activity!

On the worksheet, each spider has a letter on its back. Students will be asked to make as many words as they can in the amount of time given, using only the letters on the spiders’ backs. The longer the word, the more points it is worth!

Hanukkah Make a Word Activity

The candle flames at the top of the menorah have a letter on them. Make as many words as you can in the time allowed by your teacher. Each word must be at least three letters long. The more letters in the word, the more points you receive!

Hispanic Heritage Make a Word Activity

The maracas pictured on this printable worksheet have a letter on them. Make as many words as you can in the time allowed by your teacher. Each word must be at least three letters long. The more letters in the word, the more points you receive! This printable Hispanic Heritage activity is great for 2nd – 5th grade students.

Match the Prefix and Root

It’s match time for prefix and root word!

Match the Suffix and Root

Let’s make a match with suffixes and root words!

New Year’s Day Word Ladders

In this worksheet, you will find a pair of words. You need to find words that connect the two, but you may only change one letter on each step. You must connect the words within the number of steps on the ladder, but you get extra points if you connect them in fewer steps. For example, to connect hot and dig in three steps, the ladder might look like this: hot > dot > dog > dig.