Spelling is a core language arts skill in the third grade curriculum. You can support kids' spelling skills with this guided lesson that features targeted instruction in common spelling patterns, as well as plenty of chances to practice. The content of this lesson was created by our team of teachers and curriculum experts. For even more spelling practice, consider downloading and printing our recommended spelling worksheets.
This lesson includes 5 printable learning activities.
Syllable Rules Teach your students how to navigate syllabus rules so they will be able to sound out words much easier.
Spelling Multi-Syllable Words: Floyd Danger It's time for a quest! Floyd Danger is searching for the golden dictionary, but he needs help spelling multi-syllable words with r-controlled vowels. In this adventure game, kids help him by completing these puzzles, opening doors, avoiding snakes and holes, and collecting tokens and treasures. Let's go!
Multi-Syllable Spelling 1 Open up a whole world of new words to your students with this exercise on multi syllable words.
Inflectional Endings Students will learn where to put emphasis on words in this exercise on inflectional endings.
Building Sentences with Homophones There, their, or there? The night is dark and full of errors! Kids help Floyd Snow construct a wall in this sentence creation game. Players must choose between two homophones to complete each sentence, which fills in a row of the bricks that line the wall. Perfect for building reading skills, this game helps kids learn how to differentiate between similar-sounding words.
Homophones 1 Homophones can sometimes confuse younger students, but this exercise will teach them how to differentiate between similar words.
Contractions Students will appreciate the ability to write some of their most commonly used words after working through this exercise on contractions.
Spelling With Silent Letters There are silent letters lurking in every word, and this exercise will help students learning how to spell by shining a spotlight on them.
Irregularly Spelled Words 1 Even after students have learned phonics, there are plenty of irregular words this exercise can help them learn to spell.
Singular and Plural Possessives When your students are confused about where to place the apostrophe, assign this quick and easy exercise that explains singular and plural possessives.
R-Controlled and Multi-Syllabic Spelling Teach your students how to sound out and spell r-controlled and multi syllable words with this easily navigable exercise.
Y Syllable Spelling Patterns Show students why they need to give special attention to the syllable ‘y’ found at the end of many words.
Spelling: Alphabetizing Set students up for alphabetizing practice with this easy to follow exercise that will expand their vocabulary at the same time.

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