Practice

GRADE 3
Phonics/Spelling
PRACTICE BOOK
Unit 1 • Let’s Learn
Teachers
First Day Jitters
Short Vowels
The Power of Books
Amazing Grace
Final e
Building Schools
Time for Kids:
“Earth Smart”
Long a
Wolves
Wolf!
Long o
Special Places
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My Very Own Room
Long i
Contents
Pretest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Practice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Word Sort. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Word Meaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Proofreading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Posttest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Pretest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Practice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Word Sort. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Word Meaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Proofreading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Posttest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Pretest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Practice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Word Sort. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Word Meaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Proofreading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Posttest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Pretest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Practice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Word Sort. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Word Meaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Proofreading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Posttest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Pretest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Practice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Word Sort. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Word Meaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Proofreading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Posttest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
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Unit 2 • Neighborhoods and Communities
Boom Town
Long e
Local Business
Home-Grown Butterflies
Silent Letters
Communities
Time for Kids:
“Go West!”
Three-Letter Blends
Working Together
Here’s My Dollar
Digraphs
Building Homes
A Castle on Viola Street
Contractions
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Pretest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Practice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Word Sort. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Word Meaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Proofreading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Posttest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Pretest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Practice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
Word Sort. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Word Meaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Proofreading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Posttest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Pretest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Practice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Word Sort. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Word Meaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Proofreading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Posttest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Pretest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Practice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Word Sort. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Word Meaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Proofreading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Posttest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Pretest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Practice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Word Sort. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Word Meaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Proofreading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Posttest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
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Unit 3 • Express Yourself
Being a Writer
Author: A True Story
r-Controlled Vowels
er, ir, ur
Keeping in Touch
Dear Juno
r-Controlled Vowels ar, or
Let’s Communicate
Time for Kids:
“Messaging Mania”
Prefixes re-, un-, pre-,
mis-
Being an Artist
What Do Illustrators Do?
Words with oi, oy
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My Art
The Jones Family
Express
Variant Vowels oo, u_e,
ue, ew
Pretest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Practice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Word Sort. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Word Meaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Proofreading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Posttest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Pretest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Practice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Word Sort. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Word Meaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Proofreading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Posttest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Pretest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Practice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Word Sort. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Word Meaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Proofreading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Posttest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Pretest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Practice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80
Word Sort. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Word Meaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Proofreading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Posttest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Pretest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Practice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Word Sort. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Word Meaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88
Proofreading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Posttest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
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Unit 4 • Our Teams
Seven Spools of Thread
Words with ou, ow
Unique Talents
Nacho and Lolita
Plural Words
Community Teamwork
Time for Kids:
“A Growing Interest”
Variant Vowels au, aw,
alt, alk, all, ough
Family Teams
Ramona and Her Father
Homophones
Astronauts
Out of This World!
Words with Soft c and g
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Pretest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Practice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Word Sort. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Word Meaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Proofreading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Posttest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Pretest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Practice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Word Sort. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Word Meaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Proofreading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Posttest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Pretest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Practice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Word Sort. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Word Meaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Proofreading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Posttest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Pretest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Practice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Word Sort. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Word Meaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Proofreading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Posttest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Pretest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Practice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Word Sort. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Word Meaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Proofreading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Posttest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
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Unit 5 • Those Amazing Animals
Antarctic Life
Penguin Chick
Compound Words
Animal Homes
Animal Homes
Inflectional Endings y to i
Animals on the Move
Time for Kids:
“Call of the Wild”
Closed Syllables
Unusual Animal Talents
Wilbur’s Boast
Inflectional Endings
Survival and Adaptation
© Macmillan/McGraw-Hill
Unique Animals of
the Southwest
Open Syllables
Pretest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Practice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Word Sort. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Word Meaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Proofreading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Posttest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Pretest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Practice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Word Sort. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Word Meaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Proofreading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Posttest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Pretest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Practice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Word Sort. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Word Meaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Proofreading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Posttest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Pretest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Practice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Word Sort. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Word Meaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Proofreading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Posttest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Pretest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Practice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Word Sort. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Word Meaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Proofreading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Posttest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
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Unit 6 • Storytellers
Stone Soup
Prefixes
Plays
The Strongest One
Final Stable Syllables
Trickster Tales
Time for Kids:
“Tales of the Trickster”
Vowel Team Syllables
Our Stories
Cook-a-Doodle-Doo!
r-Controlled Vowel
Syllables
Tales of Long Ago
One Riddle, One Answer
Suffixes
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Pretest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Practice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Word Sort. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Word Meaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Proofreading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Posttest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
Pretest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
Practice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Word Sort. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Word Meaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
Proofreading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
Posttest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
Pretest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
Practice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
Word Sort. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
Word Meaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
Proofreading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
Posttest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
Pretest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
Practice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
Word Sort. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
Word Meaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
Proofreading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
Posttest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Pretest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
Practice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
Word Sort. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
Word Meaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
Proofreading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
Posttest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180
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Folktales
Practice
Name
Spelling:
Short Vowels
Fold back the paper
along the dotted line.
Use the blanks to
write each word as it
is read aloud. When
you finish the test,
unfold the paper. Use
the list at the right to
correct any spelling
mistakes.
1.
1. clap
2.
2. step
3.
3. sick
4.
4. rock
5.
5. luck
6.
6. crop
7.
7. snack
8.
8. mess
9.
9. head
10.
10. shut
11.
11. miss
12.
12. stamp
13.
13. jump
14.
14. click
15.
15. pond
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Review Words 16.
16. cat
17.
17. man
18.
18. can
Challenge Words 19.
20.
19. bathtub
20. anthill
First Day Jitters
Grade 3/Unit 1
1
Practice
Spelling:
Short Vowels
Name
clap
step
sick
rock
luck
crop
snack
mess
head
shut
miss
stamp
jump
click
pond
1. sock
truck
rock
sick
2. dress
mess
dust
mast
3. trap
track
clam
clap
4. bump
jump
junk
bunch
5. fed
hid
head
hide
6. pick
sick
sock
dock
7. ramp
fan
sand
stamp
8. back
snap
sneak
snack
9. top
tip
crib
crop
10. brick
clock
click
cluck
11. kiss
miss
mist
mask
12. cut
shut
cat
sat
13. duck
dark
luck
lark
14. pep
pop
step
stop
15. bond
plod
plop
pond
B. Write the words. Circle the letter that makes the short vowel sound.
1.
6.
11.
2.
7.
12.
3.
8.
13.
4.
9.
14.
5.
10.
15.
2
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Grade 3/Unit 1
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A. Circle the word in each row that rhymes with the word in dark type.
Practice
Name
clap
step
sick
Spelling:
Short Vowels
rock
luck
crop
snack
mess
head
shut
miss
stamp
jump
click
pond
Write the spelling words that rhyme with the words below. Then
circle the letter that spells the short vowel sound in each word.
1. block
4. cut
2. tuck
5. flap
3. bed
Vowel Power
Write the spelling words that contain each short vowel sound
below.
short a
6.
15.
7.
16.
8.
17.
short e
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short o
short u
9.
18.
10.
19.
11.
20.
short i
12.
13.
14.
First Day Jitters
Grade 3/Unit 1
3
Practice
Name
clap
step
sick
Spelling:
Short Vowels
rock
luck
crop
snack
mess
head
shut
miss
stamp
jump
click
pond
What’s the Word?
Complete each sentence with a spelling word.
when she packs for school.
1. My sister makes a
on the letter before you send it.
2. Put a
3. I
my mom when I go to school.
.
4. After math class, it’s time for a
5. Ducks like to swim in a
6. We
7. I walk with my
8. Her shoes
9. The farmer grew a
10. I don’t like to
.
when the music ends.
held high.
on the floor when she walks.
of corn.
on cracks in the sidewalk.
Def ine It!
Write the spelling words that have the same meaning as the
words below.
12. stone
13. ill
14. leap
15. chance
4
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Grade 3/Unit 1
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11. close
Practice
Spelling:
Short Vowels
Name
A. There are six spelling mistakes in the drama club flyer. Circle
the misspelled words. Write the words correctly on the lines.
Join the drama club! You can stepp up on stage and be a star! All of your
friends are doing it, and now so can you.
When you join the drama club, you will enter a new world. You can
pretend to be anything. Be a cat, and gump on a mouse. Be an old frog on a
roc in the middle of a ponnd. The only limit is your imagination.
Everyone is scared at first, but the only way to get over your fears is to
try. With any lukk, when you walk off the stage, the people watching will
clapp until their hands hurt.
The drama club is a great way to make new friends. Come and find the
actor inside you. Join us!
1.
4.
2.
5.
3.
6.
Writing Activity
B. Write a postcard to an old friend describing your first day of
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school. Use at least four spelling words in your description.
First Day Jitters
Grade 3/Unit 1
5
Practice
Name
Spelling:
Short Vowels
Sample A:
Sample B:
 lump
 lumpe
 lumpp
 luump
 tacke
 taak
 tack
 takk
1. 



klap
claap
clap
clapp
6. 



krop
cropp
crop
crope
11. 



miss
mis
myss
mys
2. 



stepp
step
steap
stap
7. 



snaak
snacc
snack
snac
12. 



stemp
stampe
Stampp
stamp
3. 



sick
siick
sik
syck
8. 



messe
mess
meass
mas
13. 



jump
jumpe
juump
juumpe
4. 



rawk
roock
rocke
rock
9. 



head
haed
hed
heade
14. 



cliek
click
clyck
cliik
5. 



lucke
luck
lucc
luk
10. 



shut
shutt
schut
schutt
15. 



ponde
pawnd
paund
pond
6
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Grade 3/Unit 1
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Look at the words in each set below. One word in each set
is spelled correctly. Look at Sample A. The letter next to the
correctly spelled word in Sample A has been shaded in. Do
Sample B yourself. Shade the letter of the word that is spelled
correctly. When you are sure you know what to do, go on with
the rest of the page.
Practice
Name
Spelling:
Final e
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Fold back the paper
along the dotted line.
Use the blanks to
write each word as it
is read aloud. When
you finish the test,
unfold the paper. Use
the list at the right to
correct any spelling
mistakes.
1.
1. date
2.
2. fine
3.
3. rose
4.
4. lake
5.
5. life
6.
6. home
7.
7. safe
8.
8. rice
9.
9. globe
10.
10. plane
11.
11. wise
12.
12. smoke
13.
13. grade
14.
14. smile
15.
15. come
Review Words 16.
16. clap
17.
17. sick
18.
18. crop
Challenge Words 19.
19. sneeze
20.
20. escape
Amazing Grace
Grade 3/Unit 1
7
Practice
Name
date
fine
rose
Spelling:
Final e
lake
life
home
safe
rice
globe
plane
wise
smoke
grade
smile
come
Choose the spelling word that best completes the sentence.
.
1. My favorite flower is a
to visit my grandparents.
2. We have to fly in a
on the top of my letters.
3. I make sure to put the
every summer.
4. Dave swims in the
to see the country where my pen pal
5. I looked at a
was from.
at the top of the house and knew there was
7. My favorite meal for dinner is
and chicken.
.
8. My younger sister is in the first
9. I asked my uncle to
homework.
10. To live a long
food.
over to help me with my
, you should exercise and eat healthy
11. I wrote my brother a letter to ask him when he was coming
12. My grandfather tells me to always do my homework so I can be
when I grow up.
every time I see my new puppy.
13. I
14. To be
15. I felt
8
Amazing Grace
Grade 3/Unit 1
I look both ways when I cross the street.
after a lot of rest.
.
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6. Jill saw
a fire.
Practice
Name
date
fine
rose
Spelling:
Final e
lake
life
home
safe
rice
globe
plane
wise
smoke
grade
smile
come
Write the spelling words that contain each long vowel sound below.
long a
long o
1.
11.
2.
12.
3.
13.
4.
14.
5.
15.
long i
Words with blends
16.
7.
17.
8.
18.
9.
19.
10.
20.
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6.
Amazing Grace
Grade 3/Unit 1
9
Practice
Name
date
fine
rose
Spelling:
Final e
lake
life
home
safe
rice
globe
plane
wise
smoke
grade
smile
come
A. It Takes Three
Write a spelling word that goes with the other two words.
1. pond, sea,
2. world, Earth,
3. smart, clever,
4. tulip, daisy,
B. What Does It Mean?
Write a spelling word that matches each clue below.
5. The place where you live
6. The day of the year
7. Not a frown
8. Flying machine
9. Rises from a fire
10. Out of harm’s way
11. A side dish
13. Arrive
14. Feeling well
15. A person’s time on Earth
10
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Grade 3/Unit 1
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12. A class or year in school
Practice
Name
Spelling:
Final e
A. There are five spelling mistakes in this letter. Circle the
misspelled words. Write the words correctly on the lines below.
Dear Aunt Mary,
I am back in Boston! Our plain ride was fun. It was cool to look out the
window and see the mountains and clouds. I even saw the layk when we
were taking off! The people in those little cars had no idea I was watching
them. It was great!
It was great to visit you, but I’m glad to be hoom, saif and sound. We
must make sure to talk often. I will try to write you as many letters as I can.
Please com and see us soon.
Love,
Margaret
1.
4.
2.
5.
3.
B. Writing Activity
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Write a letter to your friend describing a trip you would like to
take. Use at least three spelling words in your description.
Amazing Grace
Grade 3/Unit 1
11
Practice
Name
Spelling:
Final e
Look at the words in each set below. One word in each set
is spelled correctly. Look at Sample A. The letter next to the
correctly spelled word in Sample A has been shaded in. Do
Sample B yourself. Shade the letter of the word that is spelled
correctly. When you are sure you know what to do, go on with
the rest of the page.
Sample A:
Sample B:
 niec
 nice
 nyce
 naice
1. 



date
dayt
dait
dayte
6. 



hoam
home
howme
haum
11. 



wyse
wise
waise
wize
2. 



fien
fyn
fine
faine
7. 



saife
saif
seyfe
safe
12. 



smoak
smok
smoake
smoke
3. 



rose
roze
roase
roaze
8. 



ric
riis
rice
ryce
13. 



grayd
grade
graid
graed
4. 



lake
lacke
layk
laike
9. 



gloob
gloab
globe
gloabe
14. 



smyle
smiyel
smayle
smile
5. 



leyf
lyfe
life
lyf
10. 



playn
plaen
plaine
plane
15. 



come
kome
coome
coam
12
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Grade 3/Unit 1
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 gayt
 gate
 gaat
 gat
Practice
Name
Spelling:
Long a
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Fold back the paper
along the dotted line.
Use the blanks to
write each word as it
is read aloud. When
you finish the test,
unfold the paper. Use
the list at the right to
correct any spelling
mistakes.
1.
1. fail
2.
2. bay
3.
3. pail
4.
4. ray
5.
5. plain
6.
6. tray
7.
7. trail
8.
8. may
9.
9. braid
10.
10. sway
11.
11. gray
12.
12. plays
13.
13. paint
14.
14. snail
15.
15. great
Review Words 16.
16. safe
17.
17. rice
18.
18. globe
Challenge Words 19.
20.
19. lady
20. afraid
Earth Smart
Grade 3/Unit 1
13
Practice
Name
Spelling:
Long a
fail
bay
pail
ray
plain
tray
trail
may
braid
sway
gray
plays
paint
snail
great
Find and Circle
Circle the spelling words. Then write the words below.
P
L
A
I
N
M
P
L
A
Y
S
O
E
H
A
B
R
A
I
D
A
G
R
E
A
T
S
F
I
A
T
S
K
C
I
R
A
Y
A
R
U
A
N
Y
S
N
A
I
L
A
N
P
M
A
Y
I
T
R
A
I
L
D
J
Y
S
W
A
Y
V
L
6.
11.
2.
7.
12.
3.
8.
13.
4.
9.
14.
5.
10.
15.
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14
Earth Smart
Grade 3/Unit 1
Practice
Name
fail
bay
pail
Spelling:
Long a
ray
plain
tray
trail
may
braid
sway
gray
plays
paint
snail
great
A. Write the spelling words that contain the matching spelling of
the long a sound.
long a spelled ai
long a spelled ay
1.
9.
2.
10.
3.
11.
4.
12.
5.
13.
6.
14.
7.
15.
long a spelled ea
8.
B. Words Within Words
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Add one letter to the word to create a spelling word.
16.
+ ray =
17.
+ nail =
18.
+ way =
19.
+ lays =
or
Earth Smart
Grade 3/Unit 1
15
Practice
Name
fail
bay
pail
Spelling:
Long a
ray
plain
tray
trail
may
braid
sway
gray
plays
paint
snail
great
It Takes Three
Write a spelling word that goes with the other two words.
1. dish, plate,
2. pond, lake,
3. path, road,
What Does It Mean?
Write a spelling word that matches each clue below.
4. Very good
5. Simple
6. A beam of light
7. Dull and gloomy
8. An animal that moves slowly
9. A bucket
10. What a kitten does with yarn
To form the past tense of a verb you usually add -ed. Put these
words in the past tense:
11. braid
13. sway
12. paint
14. fail
16
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Grade 3/Unit 1
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Past Tense
Practice
Name
Spelling:
Long a
A. There are eight spelling mistakes in this paragraph. Circle the
misspelled words. Write the words correctly on the lines below.
Every Mai I visit my grandma. She moved near the bae two years
ago, but it already feels like home. It is a fun place to live. I always bring
my payl and I fill it with sand and sometimes a snale gets in there. We
sometimes have visitors. On nice days the seagulls fly over her house. I
throw them bread crumbs and give them names.
My grandma plase lots of card games with me. She also teaches me a
few card tricks. Sometimes we peant pictures of the trees in her yard.
After dinners we take walks on a trayl by the water. The sky is gray,
the air is cool, and the sounds of the bay fill the night.
It is grait to visit grandma.
1.
5.
2.
6.
3.
7.
4.
8.
B. Writing Activity
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Write about a place you like to visit. Use at least three spelling
words in your description.
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Grade 3/Unit 1
17
Practice
Name
Spelling:
Long a
Look at the words in each set below. One word in each set
is spelled correctly. Look at Sample A. The letter next to the
correctly spelled word in Sample A has been shaded in. Do
Sample B yourself. Shade the letter of the word that is spelled
correctly. When you are sure you know what to do, go on with
the rest of the page.
Sample A:
Sample B:
 mayl
 mail
 mael
 mayle
1. 



fayle
fayl
fail
fale
6. 



trai
tray
traye
trae
11. 



grae
grai
graye
gray
2. 



bey
baye
bai
bay
7. 



trail
trayl
trayle
treil
12. 



plaiz
plays
playz
plaes
3. 



payle
payl
pail
paile
8. 



mai
maye
mey
may
13. 



paint
pante
paynt
paynte
4. 



rai
ray
raye
raie
9. 



brade
brayd
brayde
braid
14. 



snale
snail
snaile
snayle
5. 



plian
plain
plaen
playn
10. 



sway
swaye
swaie
swai
15. 



great
grayt
grait
graite
18
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Grade 3/Unit 1
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 clai
 clae
 claa
 clay
Practice
Name
Spelling:
Long o
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Fold back the paper
along the dotted line.
Use the blanks to
write each word as it
is read aloud. When
you finish the test,
unfold the paper. Use
the list at the right to
correct any spelling
mistakes.
1.
1. gold
2.
2. bowl
3.
3. soak
4.
4. sold
5.
5. snow
6.
6. loaf
7.
7. roast
8.
8. coast
9.
9. scold
10.
10. coal
11.
11. slow
12.
12. grows
13.
13. show
14.
14. float
15.
15. blow
Review Words 16.
16. snail
17.
17. plain
18.
18. gray
Challenge Words 19.
20.
19. window
20. program
Wolf!
Grade 3/Unit 1
19
Practice
Name
Spelling:
Long o
gold
bowl
soak
sold
snow
loaf
roast
coast
scold
coal
slow
grows
show
float
blow
A. Fill in the missing letters to create a spelling word.
1. s h
9. s
2. r
s t
l d
3. s c
4. b l
10. b
l
11. c
l
12. s l
5. f l
6. g
l d
t
13. l
l d
7. g r
f
14. s n
s
15. s
k
s t
8. c
B. Choose the spelling word that best completes the sentence.
1. The boat will
on the lake.
fell all night and covered the ground.
2.
of ice cream for dessert.
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3. I like to have a
20
Wolf!
Grade 3/Unit 1
Practice
Name
gold
bowl
soak
Spelling:
Long o
sold
snow
loaf
roast
coast
scold
coal
slow
grows
show
float
blow
Write the spelling words that contain the matching spelling of
the long o sound.
long o spelled ow
long o spelled oa
1.
10.
2.
11.
3.
12.
4.
13.
5.
14.
6.
15.
long o spelled o
7.
8.
9.
Words Within Words
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Write a spelling word that contains the small word.
16. old
17. oak
18. cold
19. oat
20. low
Wolf!
Grade 3/Unit 1
21
Practice
Name
gold
bowl
soak
Spelling:
Long o
sold
snow
loaf
roast
coast
scold
coal
slow
grows
show
float
blow
Words in Sentences
Write a spelling word to complete each sentence.
of soup for lunch.
of bread at the store.
2. We bought a
up.
3. A penguin chick hatches and
on top of the water.
4. Pieces of ice
his dog for digging up the flowers.
5. Mark had to
.
6. The ground in Antartica is covered in
.
7. They used to heat houses with
and tell.
8. I brought my cat to school for
9. There were many
store.
10. The girls
necklaces in the window of the
cookies outside the store.
out the candles on her
11. On her birthday, Maggie will
cake.
12. We had to
the sponges in water.
Opposite
Write the spelling word that is opposite in meaning to the word below.
13. fast
15. sink
14. hide
16. praise
22
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Grade 3/Unit 1
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1. I had a
Practice
Name
Spelling:
Long o
A. There are seven spelling mistakes in this postcard. Circle the
misspelled words. Write the words correctly on the lines below.
Dear Paula,
I told you I would send you a postcard! You sure do need to come here
next summer. We had so much fun on our family vacation. We would sit
on beaches that had sand the color of solid golde. The other penguins and I
would play on the beach, flowte in the water, and soke up the sun. At night
we would stay up late to listen to the singing of the whales while eating a big
boal of ice cream.
I am sad that we have to leave the coste in a few days and go home to
Antarctica. I hope there isn’t too much sno at home. I will shoe you pictures
when I get home.
See you soon,
Peter
1.
5.
2.
6.
3.
7.
4.
Writing Activity
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B. Write about what you like to do on a cold or snowy day. Use at
least three spelling words in your description.
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Grade 3/Unit 1
23
Practice
Name
Spelling:
Long o
Look at the words in each set below. One word in each set
is spelled correctly. Look at Sample A. The letter next to the
correctly spelled word in Sample A has been shaded in. Do
Sample B yourself. Shade the letter of the word that is spelled
correctly. When you are sure you know what to do, go on with
the rest of the page.
Sample A:
Sample B:
 rowd
 rowde
 roade
 road
1. 



gowld
golde
gold
goald
6. 



lofe
loaf
loafe
lowf
11. 



slow
sloew
slowe
sloaw
2. 



bolle
boal
boale
bowl
7. 



roast
roste
rowst
rost
12. 



grows
groaws
groze
groaz
3. 



soke
sowk
soak
soake
8. 



cowst
coast
coste
coaste
13. 



show
shoew
shoaw
showe
4. 



sowld
sold
soald
solde
9. 



scold
scowld
scoald
scolde
14. 



floet
flote
float
flowt
5. 



snow
snowe
snoe
snoa
10. 



coale
caol
cole
coal
15. 



bloa
bloae
blowe
blow
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 roa
 row
 roaw
 rowe
Practice
Name
Spelling:
Long i
© Macmillan/McGraw-Hill
Fold back the paper
along the dotted line.
Use the blanks to
write each word as it
is read aloud. When
you finish the test,
unfold the paper. Use
the list at the right to
correct any spelling
mistakes.
1.
1. mild
2.
2. sky
3.
3. pie
4.
4. might
5.
5. find
6.
6. fight
7.
7. tied
8.
8. right
9.
9. fry
10.
10. tight
11.
11. child
12.
12. flight
13.
13. bright
14.
14. buy
15.
15. dye
Review Words 16.
16. soak
17.
17. bowl
18.
18. gold
Challenge Words 19.
19. wind
20.
20. children
My Very Own Room
Grade 3/Unit 1
25
Practice
Name
mild
sky
pie
Spelling:
Long i
might
find
fight
tied
right
fry
tight
child
flight
bright
buy
dye
1
Crossword Puzzle
2
Read the clues. Then use the
spelling words to complete the
sentences.
3
4
5
6
8
7
9
10
DOWN
1. The flavor is very_____.
1. He closed the door with all his _____.
2. The plane _____ was long.
2. Let’s _____ fish for dinner.
4. I ___ milk for my new kitten.
3. The _____ missed his mother.
5. The pants were too _____.
4. The sun is very _____.
6. David _____ his shoes.
7. We ate apple _____.
8. I cannot _____ my winter coat.
8. The two angry dogs got into a _____.
9. My answer was _____.
10. She uses ____ to color her hair.
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ACROSS
Practice
Name
mild
sky
pie
Spelling:
Long i
might
find
fight
tied
right
fry
tight
child
flight
bright
buy
dye
Write the spelling words that contain the matching spelling of
the long i sound.
long i spelled ie
long i spelled y
1.
9.
2.
10.
11.
long i spelled igh
3.
12.
long i spelled i
4.
5.
13.
6.
14.
7.
15.
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8.
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Practice
Name
mild
sky
pie
Spelling:
Long i
might
find
fight
tied
right
fry
tight
child
flight
bright
buy
dye
Analogies
An analogy is a statement that compares sets of words that are alike
in some way: Night is to day as black is to white. This analogy points
out that night and day are opposite in the same way that black and
white are opposite.
Use the spelling words to complete the analogies below.
1. Hot is to cold as spicy is to
.
.
2. Cook is to eat as look is to
.
3. High is to low as wrong is to
.
4. Good is to bad as sell is to
.
5. Cow is to calf as mother is to
In the Dictionary
Many dictionary entries have sample sentences that show how the
word can be used.
Complete each sample sentence with a spelling word.
.
6. The cook baked a peach
8. Birds fly in the
9. I
10. You use
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.
come to the party late.
to change the color of cloth.
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.
7. The car’s lights were very
Practice
Name
Spelling:
Long i
A. There are seven spelling mistakes in these paragraphs. Circle
the misspelled words. Write the words correctly on the lines below.
“Mom, can I leave yet?” yelled Lisa. Tomorrow was Lisa’s birthday and
she was getting a new puppy. She loved to go to the pet store and look at the
puppy she had picked out.
“Have you finished your dinner and had a piece of pye?” asked Lisa’s
mother.
“Yes, Mom,” replied Lisa.
“Alright, you can go but you myght not be able to see your puppy
because the store is closed,” said Lisa’s mother.
Lisa didn’t even hear her mother because she ran rieght out the door to
see her puppy.
Lisa skipped down the street, thinking about her new puppy and how
happy she was that she could fynde a puppy she liked. When she got to the
store she peeked in the window, and there he was playing in his wire cage.
The store was closed and the lights were off but she could see his eyes that
were as brit as the blue skigh. He had brown fur and his tail was all black.
She had the green leash picked out and couldn’t wait to bie it. This was the
best birthday ever!
1.
4.
2.
5.
3.
6.
7.
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Writing Activity
B. Write about something you can’t wait to happen. Use at least
three spelling words in your description.
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Practice
Name
Spelling:
Long i
Look at the words in each set below. One word in each set
is spelled correctly. Look at Sample A. The letter next to the
correctly spelled word in Sample A has been shaded in. Do
Sample B yourself. Shade the letter of the word that is spelled
correctly. When you are sure you know what to do, go on with
the rest of the page.
Sample A:
Sample B:
 light
 lyte
 liet
 lyght
1. 



mild
myld
mighld
mield
6. 



fite
fyte
fight
fight
11. 



chyld
child
childe
chylde
2. 



skie
sky
skye
skigh
7. 



tyde
tighd
tiyed
tied
12. 



flyte
fliet
flight
flite
3. 



pye
pigh
py
pie
8. 



ryte
riyt
right
right
13. 



bryte
bryt
bryght
bright
4. 



might
myte
myght
mayt
9. 



frie
frye
fry
fright
14. 



bie
buy
bigh
buye
5. 



find
fynd
finde
fighnd
10. 



tight
tite
tyte
tighte
15. 



digh
dye
diegh
dygh
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 cind
 kind
 kynd
 kynd
Practice
Name
Spelling:
Long e
© Macmillan/McGraw-Hill
Fold back the paper
along the dotted line.
Use the blanks to
write each word as it
is read aloud. When
you finish the test,
unfold the paper. Use
the list at the right to
correct any spelling
mistakes.
1.
1. heel
2.
2. seal
3.
3. weak
4.
4. week
5.
5. bean
6.
6. creek
7.
7. speaks
8.
8. team
9.
9. free
10.
10. green
11.
11. clean
12.
12. cream
13.
13. street
14.
14. freeze
15.
15. field
Review Words 16.
16. right
17.
17. pie
18.
18. child
Challenge Words 19.
19. sixteen
20.
20. peanut
Boom Town
Grade 3 /Unit 2
31
Practice
Name
heel
seal
weak
Spelling:
Long e
week
bean
creek
speaks
team
free
green
clean
cream
street
freeze
field
Crossword Puzzle
&
Solve the crossword puzzle with
spelling words that complete
the sentences.
'
(
)
*
+
ACROSS
-
,
2. After the show, we
.
the
dressing rooms.
&%
&&
6. There is a scene in the play
that happens near a watery
.
9. If you leave the water outside, it will
.
10. James played the part of a baby
11. I clap when my
in the zoo scene.
scores a goal.
DOWN
3. I was too
away from the picnic.
to carry the heavy sets.
4. We passed a
that was lit by a beautiful sunset.
5. Sometimes we play our guitars on the
money.
6. Aunt Sarah likes to put
to make extra
in her tea.
7. I painted the leaves on the forest set bright
8. Some gum got stuck under the
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.
of my shoe.
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1. The ants carried a small black
Practice
Name
heel
seal
weak
Spelling:
Long e
week
bean
creek
speaks
team
free
green
clean
cream
street
freeze
field
Vowel Power
Write the spelling words that contain the matching spelling of
the long e sound.
long e spelled ea
1.
5.
2.
6.
3.
7.
4.
long e spelled ee
8.
12.
9.
13.
10.
14.
11.
Rhyme Time
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Write the spelling word that rhymes with each word below.
15. treat
16. bean
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Grade 3/Unit 2
33
Practice
Name
heel
seal
weak
Spelling:
Long e
week
bean
creek
speaks
team
free
green
clean
cream
street
freeze
field
It Takes Three
Write a spelling word that goes with the other two words.
1. blue, yellow,
2. pea, pod,
3. group, club,
4. road, highway,
What Does It Mean?
Write a spelling word that matches each clue below.
5. says
6. thick milk
7. a grassy area
8. not strong
9. make ice from water
10. scrub or wash
12. close tightly
13. small stream
14. at no cost
15. seven days
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11. a part of the foot
Practice
Name
Spelling:
Long e
A. Proofreading
There are six spelling mistakes in these paragraphs. Circle the
misspelled words. Write the words correctly on the lines below.
This year I joined the dance teem at school. It’s been so much fun. We’ve
been practicing for a long time for our big show. I play the part of a butterfly.
I get to do one dance all by myself.
I can’t believe that it is just one weke away. The teachers helped us build
our stage outside on the soccer feeld. My mom made my costume. It’s dark
grean with pretty, colorful wings. Mom also fixed the loose heal of my shoe.
Mom and dad bought their tickets last week. My sister gets hers for frie
because she goes to school here, too. Some of the other dancers are nervous,
but not me. I can’t wait for the show to begin.
1.
4.
2.
5.
3.
6.
B. Writing Activity
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Describe a favorite after-school activity. Use at least four
spelling words in your description.
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35
Practice
Name
Spelling:
Long e
Look at the words in each set below. One word in each set
is spelled correctly. Look at Sample A. The letter next to the
correctly spelled word in Sample A has been shaded in. Do
Sample B yourself. Shade the letter of the word that is spelled
correctly. When you are sure you know what to do, go on with
the rest of the page.
Sample A:
Sample B:
 sneze
 sneeze
 sneez
 sneaze
1. 



heale
heil
heel
hiel
6. 



criek
creake
creek
creke
11. 



clene
clean
cleen
cleene
2. 



siel
seel
sele
seal
7. 



speeks
speaks
speiks
spekes
12. 



creem
creim
criem
cream
3. 



weik
weeke
weake
weak
8. 



tiem
teim
team
teme
13. 



streat
street
streit
striet
4. 



wiek
week
weik
weake
9. 



free
frea
frey
frie
14. 



freeze
freze
freaz
freaze
5. 



bean
bene
beane
beene
10. 



grene
green
grean
greene
15. 



feeld
field
feald
feild
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 sete
 seet
 siet
seat
Practice
Name
Spelling:
Silent Letters
Fold back the paper
along the dotted line.
Use the blanks to
write each word as it
is read aloud. When
you finish the test,
unfold the paper.
Use the list at the
right to correct any
spelling mistakes.
1.
1. wrap
2.
2. knit
3.
3. gnat
4.
4. wrists
5.
5. knots
6.
6. wrote
7.
7. knight
8.
8. sign
9.
9. knock
10.
10. wreck
11.
11. know
12.
12. wring
13.
13. gnaws
14.
14. write
15.
15. wrong
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Review Words 16.
16. week
17.
17. speaks
18.
18. field
Challenge Words 19.
20.
19. wristwatch
20. knapsack
Home-Grown Butterflies
Grade 3/Unit 2
37
Practice
Name
wrap
knit
gnat
Spelling:
Silent Letters
wrists
knots
wrote
knight
sign
knock
wreck
know
wring
gnaws
write
wrong
Find Rhyming Words
1. trap
tarp
wrap
2. float
flat
wrote
3. song
wrong
roam
4. sight
sit
knight
5. rock
known
knock
6. mine
sign
mint
7. flaws
gnaws
flame
8. sing
wring
write
9. bit
bite
knit
10. deck
dock
wreck
11. sat
gnat
gale
12. glow
know
blew
13. mists
mast
wrists
14. blots
blast
knots
15. sight
write
seen
Butterflies
38 Home-Grown
Grade 3/Unit 2
© Macmillan/McGraw-Hill
Circle the word in each row that rhymes with the word in dark type.
Then write the spelling word and underline the silent letter in each word.
Practice
Name
wrap
knit
gnat
Spelling:
Silent Letters
wrists
knots
wrote
knight
sign
knock
wreck
know
wring
gnaws
write
wrong
Pattern Power!
Write the spelling words that have each silent letter.
w
1.
5.
2.
6.
3.
7.
4.
k
g
8.
13.
9.
14.
10.
15.
11.
12.
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Word Hunt
Write the spelling words in which each of the words below can
be found.
16. night
19. now
17. not
20. rap
18. ring
Home-Grown Butterflies
Grade 3/Unit 2
39
Practice
Name
wrap
knit
gnat
Spelling:
Silent Letters
wrists
knots
wrote
knight
sign
knock
wreck
know
wring
gnaws
write
wrong
Part of the Group
Read the heading for each group of words. Then add the spelling
word that belongs in each group.
Things you do with thread
1. sew, stitch,
Bugs
3. fly, spider,
Parts of arms
2. hands, elbows,
Things you tie
4. bows, shoelaces,
In the Dictionary
Many dictionary entries have sample sentences that show how
the word can be used. Complete each sample sentence with a
spelling word.
6. Someday I want to
7. Marcy did not
at the library said “Story Hour.”
the story of my life.
her family history.
8. This is a fairy tale about a monster that
Opposites!
Write the spelling word that has the opposite meaning.
9. right
10. fix
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through stone.
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5. The
Practice
Name
Spelling:
Silent Letters
A. Proofreading
There are five spelling mistakes in this letter. Circle the misspelled
words. Write the words correctly on the lines below.
Dear Diary,
An author came to school today to tell us about the book she wroat. It
took her two years! It is about the many adventures of a nite. First, he is on a
ship. Then, he is captured by an evil band of robbers. In the end, he becomes
a king.
It is exciting to noe someone who is an author. I think I want to rit a book
when I grow up. It would be about something I love. Maybe it will be about
a lady who likes to nit pretty scarves and hats, just like my grandmother. Or
maybe it will be about about my pet dog. Who knows!
I will write more tomorrow,
Alice
1.
3.
2.
4.
5.
B. Writing Activity
© Macmillan/McGraw-Hill
Write about a book you would like to write. Use at least four
spelling words in your description.
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Grade 3/Unit 2
41
Practice
Name
Spelling:
Silent Letters
Sample A:
Sample B:
 kneal
 neal
kneel
 neel
 fite
 fight
 fighte
 faete
1. 



rap
rapp
wrapp
wrap
6. 



roat
wroat
roate
wrote
11. 



nowe
know
gnow
knoa
2. 



gnit
knigt
knit
gnite
7. 



knight
gnite
gnight
knite
12. 



wring
wrign
wreng
wrang
3. 



knat
gnat
nat
gnate
8. 



signe
sihn
sign
sighn
13. 



knaws
naws
gnaus
gnaws
4. 



rists
wrighsts
rhist
wrists
9. 



knock
gnock
knawk
gnack
14. 



ryte
righte
write
wryte
5. 



gnots
knots
knotes
gnaughts
10. 



wreck
wrek
reack
reck
15. 



rong
wronge
wrong
ronge
42
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Grade 3/Unit 2
© Macmillan/McGraw-Hill
Look at the words in each set below. One word in each set
is spelled correctly. Look at Sample A. The letter next to the
correctly spelled word in Sample A has been shaded in. Do
Sample B yourself. Shade the letter of the word that is spelled
correctly. When you are sure you know what to do, go on with
the rest of the page.
Practice
Name
Spelling:
Three-Letter Blends
Fold back the paper
along the dotted line.
Use the blanks to
write each word as it
is read aloud. When
you finish the test,
unfold the paper. Use
the list at the right to
correct any spelling
mistakes.
1.
1. thread
2.
2. scrubs
3.
3. spree
4.
4. screams
5.
5. street
6.
6. scratch
7.
7. spread
8.
8. throne
9.
9. three
10.
10. screens
11.
11. spray
12.
12. throw
13.
13. strong
14.
14. scraped
15.
15. strength
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Review Words 16.
16. sign
17.
17. wrote
18.
18. knight
Challenge Words 19.
20.
19. streamer
20. scribble
Go West!
Grade 3/Unit 2
43
Practice
Name
Spelling:
Three-Letter Blends
thread
screams
spread
screens
strong
scrubs
street
throne
spray
scraped
spree
scratch
three
throw
strength
Find and Circle
P
C
S
C
R
E
E
N
S
W
X
S
T
R
E
N
G
T
H
P
Z
K
C
S
B
M
F
J
H
U
R
V
T
R
C
W
S
T
H
R
E
A
D
H
U
R
S
P
L
Z
O
N
Y
Y
R
B
A
C
R
R
M
W
G
K
P
O
S
P
R
E
E
O
O
Q
W
N
N
S
E
E
A
S
T
R
O
N
G
E
H
D
A
D
D
T
H
R
E
E
Z
A
Q
M
H
S
T
R
E
E
T
U
F
V
S
C
R
A
T
C
H
S
C
1.
6.
11.
2.
7.
12.
3.
8.
13.
4.
9.
14.
5.
10.
15.
West!
44 Go
Grade 3/Unit 2
© Macmillan/McGraw-Hill
Circle the spelling words. Then write the words below.
Practice
Name
thread
scrubs
spree
Spelling:
Three-Letter Blends
screams
street
scratch
spread
throne
three
screens
spray
throw
strong
scraped
strength
A. Write the spelling words for each of these clusters below.
thr
scr
1.
5.
2.
6.
3.
7.
4.
8.
9.
spr
str
10.
13.
11.
14.
12.
15.
B. What’s in a Word?
Write the spelling words in which you can find the smaller word.
16. ray
17. rub
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18. row
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Grade 3/Unit 2
45
Practice
Name
thread
scrubs
spree
Spelling:
Three-Letter Blends
screams
street
scratch
spread
throne
three
screens
spray
throw
strong
scraped
strength
It Takes Three
Write a spelling word that goes with the other two words.
1. sewing, needle,
2. yells, hollers,
3. road, lane,
4. mist, water,
5. cleans, washes,
What Does It Mean?
Write a spelling word that matches each clue below.
6. where a king sits
7. having great power
8. what they show movies on
9. what you do with a ball
10. to cut with a fingernail
Make a Sentence
11. strong
12. three
13. scraped
14. spree
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Grade 3/Unit 2
© Macmillan/McGraw-Hill
Use each word in a sentence.
Practice
Name
Spelling:
Three-Letter Blends
A. Proofreading
There are six spelling mistakes in this TV broadcast. Circle the
misspelled words. Write the words correctly on the lines below.
Hello, everyone! This is Wendy Mills reporting live from the space
shuttle liftoff. And what a sight it is. The shuttle is ready to go. The crowd
is spreed out across a huge field. You can hear sckreems of excitement
all around. NASA has set up three big schrenes that show what is going
on inside the shuttle. The captain sits in a chair that is as big as a threwn!
Outside, workers are lifting lots of heavy equipment. Wow, they sure
must be stroon to carry all that weight. Any minute now they will thro the
switch and the shuttle will take off. Stay tuned.
1.
3.
5.
2.
4.
6.
B. Writing Activity
© Macmillan/McGraw-Hill
Write a news report of an event you have seen. Use at least four
spelling words in your description.
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Grade 3/Unit 2
47
Practice
Name
Spelling:
Three-Letter Blends
Look at the words in each set below. One word in each set
is spelled correctly. Look at Sample A. The letter next to the
correctly spelled word in Sample A has been shaded in. Do
Sample B yourself. Shade the letter of the word that is spelled
correctly. When you are sure you know what to do, go on with
the rest of the page.
Sample A:
Sample B:
 skrape
 scraep
 scrape
 scrapp
1. 



thred
thead
thread
thraed
6. 



scatch
shratch
scratch
scratsch
11. 



spray
scray
sprae
spraiy
2. 



scrubs
skrubs
scrubes
scubs
7. 



shpread
spread
shread
spred
12. 



throw
thrauw
trowe
throwe
3. 



sprea
spre
shree
spree
8. 



throne
throewn
trown
trauwn
13. 



shtrong
strong
stron
stronge
4. 



skreams
screams
sreems
screims
9. 



threa
trea
thre
three
14. 



scraped
scraeped
scapped
skraped
5. 



streat
strete
streete
street
screens
screans
skreens
skreams
15. 



stength
strangth
strength
strenth
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 strae
 stray
 srae
 straye
Practice
Name
Spelling:
Digraphs
Fold back the paper
along the dotted line.
Use the blanks to
write each word as it
is read aloud. When
you finish the test,
unfold the paper. Use
the list at the right to
correct any spelling
mistakes.
1.
1. chick
2.
2. much
3.
3. pitch
4.
4. teacher
5.
5. lunch
6.
6. hatch
7.
7. cheese
8.
8. stretch
9.
9. thick
10.
10. truth
11.
11. whales
12.
12. fish
13.
13. what
14.
14. them
15.
15. pathway
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Review Words 16.
16. stream
17.
17. three
18.
18. scribble
Challenge Words 19.
20.
19. sandwich
20. weather
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Practice
Name
Spelling:
Digraphs
chick
much
pitch
teacher
lunch
hatch
cheese
stretch
thick
truth
whales
fish
what
them
pathway
Find and Circle
T
H
I
C
K
W
L
W
S
Y
C
H
I
C
K
H
M
H
T
T
H
A
X
Y
R
A
V
A
R
E
E
F
I
S
H
T
P
L
E
A
E
T
H
E
M
E
I
E
T
C
S
Q
W
H
E
I
T
S
C
H
E
F
J
L
U
N
C
H
H
E
V
M
U
C
H
G
H
E
F
R
P
A
T
H
W
A
Y
N
G
S
H
A
T
C
H
T
R
U
T
H
1.
6.
11.
2.
7.
12.
3.
8.
13.
4.
9.
14.
5.
10.
15.
My Dollar
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Grade 3/Unit 2
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Circle the spelling words. Then write the words below.
Practice
Name
chick
much
pitch
Spelling:
Digraphs
teacher
lunch
hatch
cheese
stretch
thick
truth
whales
fish
what
them
pathway
Write the spelling words with these spelling patterns.
ch
1.
4.
2.
5.
3.
th
6.
7.
8.
9.
tch
10.
11.
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12.
wh
13.
14.
sh
15.
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Practice
Name
chick
much
pitch
Spelling:
Digraphs
teacher
lunch
hatch
cheese
stretch
thick
truth
whales
fish
what
them
pathway
What’s the Word?
Complete each sentence with a word from the spelling list.
snow crunched as the wolf walked across it.
1. The
after science class.
2. We eat
from their eggs?
3. When will the birds
.
4. I walked down a park
5. The baby
was soft and fuzzy.
told us a story about a wolf.
6. Our
sandwich.
7. He would like a grilled
play baseball on Friday night?
8. Are you watching
9.
the ball over the plate.
10. You should take a walk to
your legs.
Define It!
Write the spelling words that have the same meaning as the
words or phrases below.
12. a lot
13. animals that swim
14. the honest story
15. which thing
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11. large sea mammals
Practice
Name
Spelling:
Digraphs
A. Proofreading
There are six spelling mistakes in the story. Circle the
misspelled words. Write the words correctly on the lines below.
One day a wolf went out in the woods for a walk. He was hungry so
he went looking for some lounch. He saw a ditch along the pathwye. He
decided to hide there to wait for a nice fat mouse to come along.
The wolf sat in the hole for a long time. He was tired of waiting. He
wished he could strech. Suddenly, he heard footsteps on the leaves on the
path. He peeked out of the ditch and saw a little gray mouse dragging a
bag.
The wolf leapt out of the hole and stood in front of the little mouse.
Not very big, thought the wolf, but she will have to do. The mouse was
scared, but then she had an idea.
“Wat about some cheez?” she said to the wolf. She reached into her bag
and pulled out some cheese. The wolf looked at the thicke chunk of cheddar
that the little mouse offered and then at the tiny size of the mouse.
“Thank you,” said the wolf. “That would be great.”
1.
3.
5.
2.
4.
6.
B. Writing Activity
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Write a story about two animals meeting in the woods. Use four
spelling words in your writing.
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Practice
Name
Spelling:
Digraphs
Look at the words in each set below. One word in each set
is spelled correctly. Look at Sample A. The letter next to the
correctly spelled word in Sample A has been shaded in. Do
Sample B yourself. Shade the letter of the word that is spelled
correctly. When you are sure you know what to do, go on with
the rest of the page.
Sample A:
Sample B:
 watch
 wach
 watsch
 whach
1. 



chick
shick
chik
schick
6. 



lonch
lunsh
lunch
lunsch
11. 



fish
fihs
fisch
fitch
2. 



mutch
mutsh
musch
much
7. 



tichk
thik
thich
thick
12. 



tehm
thehm
temh
them
3. 



pish
pitsh
pitch
pich
8. 



wahles
whales
whals
wahls
13. 



strech
stretch
stretsch
shtrech
4. 



techer
teacher
teasher
teatcher
9. 



hach
hatch
hasch
hatsch
14. 



waht
whath
what
wath
5. 



trooth
thruth
truht
truth
10. 



cheese
cheeze
sheese
chese
15. 



pathway
pahtway
pathwhay
pahtwhay
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 sheck
 ceck
 check
 schek
Practice
Name
Spelling:
Contractions
Fold back the paper
along the dotted line.
Use the blanks to
write each word as it
is read aloud. When
you finish the test,
unfold the paper. Use
the list at the right to
correct any spelling
mistakes.
1.
1. he’d
2.
2. she’d
3.
3. that’s
4.
4. what’s
5.
5. won’t
6.
6. there’s
7.
7. you’re
8.
8. wasn’t
9.
9. we’ll
10.
10. isn’t
11.
11. we’re
12.
12. couldn’t
13.
13. I’ve
14.
14. didn’t
15.
15. they’re
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Review Words 16.
16. teacher
17.
17. fish
18.
18. pathway
Challenge Words 19.
19. shouldn’t
20.
20. wouldn’t
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Practice
Name
he’d
she’d
that’s
Spelling:
Contractions
what’s
won’t
there’s
you’re
wasn’t
we’ll
isn’t
we’re
couldn’t
I’ve
didn’t
they’re
1. won’t
were not
will not
2. they’re
they are
they would
3. I’ve
I shall
I have
4. isn’t
is not
is too
5. she’d
she is
she would
6. wouldn’t
would not
would also
7. there’s
there are
there is
8. that’s
that is
that are
9. wasn’t
was it
was not
10. we’ll
we will
we are
11. didn’t
did too
did not
12. you’re
you are
you can
13. we’re
we will
we are
14. what’s
what are
what is
15. he’d
he would
he will
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Circle the words that make up the contraction in each row. Then
write the spelling word.
Practice
Name
he’d
she’d
that’s
Spelling:
Contractions
what’s
won’t
there’s
you’re
wasn’t
we’ll
isn’t
we’re
couldn’t
I’ve
didn’t
they’re
A. Write the spelling words that go in the groups.
1. he’ll, he’s,
4. there’d, there’ll,
2. I’ll, I’m,
5. we’ve, we’d,
,
3. you’ve, you’ll,
B. Contraction Power
Write the spelling words that contain the contraction endings.
n’t
’d
6.
14.
7.
15.
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’s
16.
8.
17.
9.
18.
10.
’ll
’re
19.
11.
’ve
12.
20.
13.
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Practice
Name
he’d
she’d
that’s
Spelling:
Contractions
what’s
won’t
there’s
you’re
wasn’t
we’ll
isn’t
we’re
couldn’t
I’ve
didn’t
they’re
A. What’s the Word?
Write a spelling word to complete each sentence.
a bird’s nest in the tree by my window.
1.
the home that the bird built.
2. Do you see that?
building it
3. My grandparents are building a home, too.
next door to me.
4. My grandparents’ home
finished yet.
working?”
5. I asked Grandpa, “Can I help while
think about it.
6. He said that
let me help her.
7. Grandma said that
8. Grandma and I are busy.
painting walls.
be done soon, though.
9.
10. Mom comes up and asks, “
11. “
going on?”
been helping to build a home,” I say.
Write the spelling words that are the contractions for the words
below.
12. could not
13. did not
14. will not
15. was not
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B. Make It Short!
Practice
Name
Spelling:
Contractions
A. There are six spelling mistakes in the journal entry below.
Circle the misspelled words. Write the words correctly on the
lines below.
I saw a show on TV about a big storm that ruined a town. The people
couldnt stay in their homes. I’v never seen whole houses blown down!
My family wanted to help. At first, we din’t know what we could do.
Then we learned that we could help rebuild houses. My dad is a teecher and
doesn’t work in the summer. So, my whole family went to build a house.
It it really wuzn’t that hard and we had lots of fun. Wee’l never forgot that
summer!
1.
4.
2.
5.
3.
6.
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B. Write a paragraph about a time you helped other people. Use
at least four spelling words in your paragraph.
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Practice
Name
Spelling:
Contractions
Look at the words in each set below. One word in each set
is spelled correctly. Look at Sample A. The letter next to the
correctly spelled word in Sample A has been shaded in. Do
Sample B yourself. Shade the letter of the word that is spelled
correctly. When you are sure you know what to do, go on with
the rest of the page.
Sample A:
Sample B:
 havn’t
 haven’t
 havent’
 hav’ot
1. 



wel’l
we’ll
w’ill
we’ill
6. 



wo’nt
wiln’t
willn’t
won’t
11. 



isnt’
isno’t
is’t
isn’t
2. 



did’nt
di’nt
didn’t
didn’ot
7. 



w’ere
wer’e
we’re
we’r
12. 



there’s
the’res
they’res
ther’is
3. 



that’s
tha’s
thats’
that’is
8. 



was’nt
wasn’t
wuzn’t
waz’nt
13. 



hee’d
hed’
he’d
h’ed
4. 



your’re
you’r
youre’
you’re
9. 



sh’ed
she’d
shed’
sh’d
14. 



there’re
they’re
th’are
theyr’e
5. 



I’ave
Ih’ve
I’ve
Iv’e
10. 



what’s
whats’
wat’s
wha’ts
15. 



coud’nt
could’nt
coudn’t
couldn’t
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 she’l
 shel’l
 she’ll
 sh’ll
Practice
Spelling:
r-Controlled Vowels
er, ir, ur
Name
Fold back the paper
along the dotted line.
Use the blanks to
write each word as it
is read aloud. When
you finish the test,
unfold the paper. Use
the list at the right to
correct any spelling
mistakes.
1.
1. turns
2.
2. first
3.
3. herds
4.
4. learn
5.
5. purr
6.
6. third
7.
7. earn
8.
8. nurse
9.
9. perch
10.
10. girls
11.
11. firm
12.
12. word
13.
13. world
14.
14. serve
15.
15. worth
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Review Words 16.
16. he’d
17.
17. wasn’t
18.
18. didn’t
Challenge Words 19.
20.
19. perfect
20. Thursday
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Practice
Spelling:
r-Controlled Vowels
er, ir, ur
Name
turns
first
herds
learn
purr
third
earn
nurse
perch
girls
firm
word
world
serve
worth
Find and Circle
W
O
R
L
D
Z
P
X
Q
C
O
C
F
G
C
N
U
R
S
E
R
D
A
W
E
G
R
E
J
A
T
H
I
R
D
I
R
I
P
R
H
E
J
U
I
R
Q
S
E
N
W
R
C
F
T
L
E
A
R
N
F
D
U
I
O
S
P
D
C
D
I
S
E
R
V
E
K
L
H
F
R
A
K
S
G
T
U
R
N
S
M
A
A
T
J
W
O
R
D
R
1.
6.
11.
2.
7.
12.
3.
8.
13.
4.
9.
14.
5.
10.
15.
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Circle the spelling words. Then write the words below.
Practice
Spelling:
r-Controlled Vowels
er, ir, ur
Name
turns
first
herds
learn
purr
third
earn
nurse
perch
girls
firm
word
world
serve
worth
This week’s spelling words contain the vowel sound /ûr/. Write
the spelling words that have these patterns.
/ûr/ spelled ur
1.
2.
3.
/ûr/ spelled er
4.
5.
6.
/ûr/ spelled ir
7.
8.
9.
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10.
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63
Practice
Spelling:
r-Controlled Vowels
er, ir, ur
Name
turns
first
herds
learn
purr
third
earn
nurse
perch
girls
firm
word
world
serve
worth
What’s the Word?
Complete each sentence with a spelling word.
.
1. There are hundreds of different trees in the
of elephants travel in packs.
3. Vets
sick animals to health.
person to reach the
4. A man from Norway was the
South Pole.
5. Betsy will
as class president this year.
.
6. When I pet my cat I hear her
.
7. The bird sang all day as she sat on her
8. I
50 dollars a week for cleaning out the cage.
person in the line.
9. Jack was the
10. The truck cannot make wide
11. The
around the corners.
was very hard to spell.
12. The painting of the animals was
a lot of money.
Find the Opposites
Write the spelling word that is the opposite of each word.
13. boys
14. soft
15. forget
16. last
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2.
Practice
Spelling:
r-Controlled Vowels
er, ir, ur
Name
A. There are six spelling mistakes in this essay. Circle the
misspelled words. Write the words correctly on the lines below.
Exploring Ecosystems
A lot of people want to explore space, but I want to explore this wurld.
There is so much to see and do right here on this planet. I want to lern as
much as I can about the deserts and oceans here on earth. I want to study
hurds of camels as they cross the Sahara. I want to observe eagles as they
pirch on a mountain. It will be difficult, but it will be wurth it. I may even be
the furst person to discover a new ecosystem!
1.
4.
2.
5.
3.
6.
B. Writing Activity
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Imagine that you are an explorer. Write about a new ecosystem
that you discovered for the first time. Use at least four spelling
words.
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Practice
Spelling:
r-Controlled Vowels
er, ir, ur
Name
Sample A:
Sample B:
 hir
 herr
 hur
 her
 dirt
 dert
 dort
 durt
1. 



turns
tirns
terrns
terrns
6. 



thurd
third
therd
thord
11. 



furm
ferm
firem
firm
2. 



forst
first
ferst
furst
7. 



erne
arne
earn
urne
12. 



wurd
word
wird
werd
3. 



hirds
heirds
herds
hurds
8. 



nirse
nurse
nerse
narse
13. 



world
wurld
wirld
warld
4. 



lern
liern
learn
lirn
9. 



pirch
purch
perch
pourch
14. 



sirve
sierve
surve
serve
5. 



purr
pir
pur
perr
10. 



goils
gerls
gurls
girls
15. 



wurth
warth
wirth
worth
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Look at the words in each set below. One word in each set
is spelled correctly. Look at Sample A. The letter next to the
correctly spelled word in Sample A has been shaded in. Do
Sample B yourself. Shade the letter of the word that is spelled
correctly. When you are sure you know what to do, go on with
the rest of the page.
Practice
Spelling:
r-Controlled Vowels
ar, or
Name
Fold back the paper
along the dotted line.
Use the blanks to
write each word as it
is read aloud. When
you finish the test,
unfold the paper. Use
the list at the right to
correct any spelling
mistakes.
1.
1. bark
2.
2. shorts
3.
3. sharp
4.
4. sore
5.
5. hard
6.
6. storms
7.
7. yard
8.
8. sport
9.
9. sharks
10.
10. porch
11.
11. pour
12.
12. story
13.
13. chore
14.
14. wore
15.
15. carve
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Review Words 16.
16. first
17.
17. third
18.
18. nurse
Challenge Words 19.
20.
19. orchard
20. artist
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Practice
Spelling:
r-Controlled Vowels
ar, or
Name
bark
shorts
sharp
sore
hard
storms
yard
sport
sharks
porch
pour
story
chore
wore
carve
Find and Circle
S
H
A
R
K
S
B
S
B
N
Z
P
O
R
C
H
T
U
T
H
M
S
O
U
U
I
Z
O
P
O
U
R
H
R
Y
X
S
O
R
E
R
P
Y
O
T
Q
N
B
S
M
W
Y
C
A
R
V
C
B
V
D
S
Q
D
A
R
T
S
H
A
R
P
H
H
A
R
D
S
Z
Q
R
C
L
C
E
R
V
T
A
F
E
K
A
C
H
O
R
E
B
E
O
W
W
O
R
E
L
J
J
N
L
1.
6.
11.
2.
7.
12.
3.
8.
13.
4.
9.
14.
5.
10.
15.
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Circle the spelling words. Then write the words below.
Practice
Spelling:
r-Controlled Vowels
ar, or
Name
bark
shorts
sharp
sore
hard
storms
yard
sport
sharks
porch
pour
story
chore
wore
carve
Pattern Power!
This week’s spelling words contain the vowel sounds /är/ and /ôr/.
Write each spelling word under the word that has the same vowel sound.
harm
1.
4.
2.
5.
3.
6.
port
7.
12.
8.
13.
9.
14.
10.
15.
11.
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Write the spelling words with the /ôr/ sound spelled:
or
ore
16.
21.
17.
22.
18.
23.
19.
our
20.
24.
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Practice
Spelling:
r-Controlled Vowels
ar, or
Name
bark
shorts
sharp
sore
hard
storms
yard
sport
sharks
porch
pour
story
chore
wore
carve
Synonym Alert!
Write the spelling words that have the same meanings as the
words below.
1. pointed
2. tale
3. firm
4. game
5. shout
What’s the Word?
Complete each sentence with a spelling word.
a turkey.
6. At the feast, the chef will
to set the table.
7. It is my
.
8. Last night we ate dinner outside on the
water into each glass.
to wear.
10. I bought new
love to eat small fish.
11.
.
12. We ate our food outside in the
13. The
made the lights go out.
14. For the dinner party, Meg
15. My arms were
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her new shirt.
after stirring the soup for two hours.
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9.
Practice
Spelling:
r-Controlled Vowels
ar, or
Name
A. There are five spelling mistakes in this paragraph. Circle the
misspelled words. Write the words correctly on the lines below.
Everyone in my family has a choar at dinner time. Tonight we are
having a big turkey dinner, so we all have a lot of work to do. Mom is
in charge of the gravy. My job is to set the table. I put out the plates and
napkins. I also porr milk into all the glasses. Mike is my big brother, so
he is in charge of cutting the bread. He has to use a shorpp knife. Dad has
the best job of all. It is hord, but he loves it. He has to karve the turkey!
1.
4.
2.
5.
3.
B. Writing Activity
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Write about a chore you must do each day. Use at least three
spelling words in your description.
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Practice
Spelling:
r-Controlled Vowels
ar, or
Name
Sample A:
Sample B:
 erm
 arm
 orm
 ahrm
 corn
 corne
 korn
 carn
1. 



baurk
bawrk
bark
barke
6. 



sturms
starms
stourms
storms
11. 



pour
paur
por
paure
2. 



sharts
shorts
sherts
shurts
7. 



yard
yaurd
yarde
yurd
12. 



staury
stary
storee
story
3. 



sharp
sherp
shaurp
shorp
8. 



sport
spart
spourt
spowrt
13. 



shure
chure
chare
chore
4. 



sare
sor
saur
sore
9. 



shaurks
shawrks
sharks
sherks
14. 



waur
wawr
wore
wor
5. 



hord
harde
hard
haurd
10. 



purch
porch
parche
pourch
15. 



carve
caurve
corve
carv
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Grade 3/Unit 3
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Look at the words in each set below. One word in each set
is spelled correctly. Look at Sample A. The letter next to the
correctly spelled word in Sample A has been shaded in. Do
Sample B yourself. Shade the letter of the word that is spelled
correctly. When you are sure you know what to do, go on with
the rest of the page.
Practice
Spelling:
Prefixes re-, un-,
pre-, mis-
Name
Fold back the paper
along the dotted line.
Use the blanks to
write each word as it
is read aloud. When
you finish the test,
unfold the paper. Use
the list at the right to
correct any spelling
mistakes.
1.
1. misfile
2.
2. unwanted
3.
3. recycle
4.
4. undone
5.
5. presale
6.
6. misread
7.
7. recall
8.
8. precut
9.
9. unload
10.
10. misnumber
11.
11. unfair
12.
12. mistreat
13.
13. unhappy
14.
14. retold
15.
15. preplan
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Review Words 16.
16. hard
17.
17. porch
18.
18. carve
Challenge Words 19.
19. prejudge
20.
20. uncertain
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Grade 3/Unit 3
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Practice
Spelling:
Prefixes
re-, un-, pre-, mis-
Name
misfile
unwanted
recycle
undone
presale
misread
recall
precut
unload
misnumber
unfair
mistreat
unhappy
retold
preplan
Find Rhyming Words
1. unfair
before
prepare
2. misread
seed
played
3. recall
tell
shawl
4. presale
e-mail
unpaid
5. unload
roast
road
6. mistreat
complete
displease
7. preplan
prepay
mailman
8. misfile
tile
fill
9. retold
unload
unsold
10. unwanted
haunted
planted
11. precut
root
rut
12. undone
run
drawn
13. recycle
bicycle
Michael
14. misnumber
lumber
bomber
15. unhappy
sloppy
sappy
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Circle the word in each row that rhymes with the spelling word.
Then write the spelling word.
Practice
Spelling:
Prefixes re-, un-,
pre-, mis-
Name
misfile
unwanted
recycle
undone
presale
misread
recall
precut
unload
misnumber
unfair
mistreat
unhappy
retold
preplan
A. Write the spelling words that have the base words below.
1. want
4. plan
2. call
5. cycle
3. number
B. Write the spelling words that contain the prefixes below.
un-
mis-
6.
14.
7.
15.
8.
16.
9.
17.
10.
pre-
re-
18.
11.
19.
12.
20.
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Practice
Spelling:
Prefixes re-, un-,
pre-, mis-
Name
misfile
unwanted
recycle
undone
presale
misread
recall
precut
unload
misnumber
unfair
mistreat
unhappy
retold
preplan
A. What’s the Word?
Write a spelling word to complete each sentence.
1. I was
when my best friend moved away.
2. I thought it was
3. Now we have to
.
our time to communicate.
4. I am careful so I don’t
5. A long time ago, people
her e-mail messages.
stories to communicate.
6. Now my friend and I use the computer to
times we had.
the fun
B. What Does It Mean?
Write the spelling word that matches each meaning.
7. use again
8. put in the wrong place
9. before a sale
11. be mean to
12. opposite of done
13. cut before
14. take boxes off a truck
15. not wanted
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10. make a mistake in numbering
Practice
Spelling:
Prefixes
re-, un-, pre-, mis-
Name
Proofreading
A. There are six spelling mistakes in the e-mail message below.
Circle the misspelled words. Write the words correctly on the
lines below.
Hi Patrick,
My family is at the beach for a week. We brought so much stuff that it
took hours to unlod the car! Do you recal the pictures of the house we stayed
in last year? I’m sending you a picture of the one we’re staying in this year.
I love it because it’s right on the beach. The beach is really uncrowded this
year, too, so we have lots of room to play. My mom and dad preplanned
everything before we left for the beach. They packed kites and boogie boards
for nice days. They also brought games so we won’t be unhapy if it rains.
I am going to help out with a wildlife protection group while I’m here.
We’re going to make signs to remind people not to misstreat the seagulls
and other birds. I think it’s unfaire when people chase them or throw things
at them. We’re also going to recycal trash we find on the beach.
Write back. Then I’ll send you more pictures of me at the beach.
Your friend,
Sam
1.
3.
5.
2.
4.
6.
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Writing Activity
B. Write an e-mail message to a friend about something you have
done with a family member or friend. Use at least four spelling words.
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Practice
Spelling:
Prefixes re-, un-,
pre-, mis-
Name
Look at the words in each set below. One word in each set
is spelled correctly. Look at Sample A. The letter next to the
correctly spelled word in Sample A has been shaded in. Do
Sample B yourself. Shade the letter of the word that is spelled
correctly. When you are sure you know what to do, go on with
the rest of the page.




Sample B:




retake
rietake
rietaik
retack
misslead
mislede
mislead
misleed
1. 



pricut
precut
precutt
precute
6. 



unphair
unfar
unfare
unfair
11. 



misfiel
missfiel
misfile
missfile
2. 



uhnhappy
unhapy
unhappy
unhappee
7. 



persale
presaile
presale
presail
12. 



perplan
preplan
priplan
prieplan
3. 



missnumbre
misnumbre
missnumber
misnumber
8. 



unwantid
unwanted
uhnwanted
unwauntid
13. 



undune
undone
undun
uhndone
4. 



unload
unlode
unlood
unloade
9. 



ricaul
recaul
ricall
recall
14. 



misread
misreed
missread
missred
5. 



ricycle
ricykle
recycle
recikle
10. 



mistreat
mistreet
misstreat
misstreet
15. 



ritold
rietold
retolde
retold
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Sample A:
Practice
Spelling:
Words with
oi, oy
Name
Fold back the paper
along the dotted line.
Use the blanks to
write each word as it
is read aloud. When
you finish the test,
unfold the paper.
Use the list at the
right to correct any
spelling mistakes.
1.
1. coy
2.
2. soil
3.
3. foil
4.
4. toil
5.
5. coins
6.
6. point
7.
7. noise
8.
8. loyal
9.
9. boiled
10.
10. spoiled
11.
11. enjoys
12.
12. voice
13.
13. choice
14.
14. soybean
15.
15. joyful
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Review Words 16.
16. unhappy
17.
17. retold
18.
18. misread
Challenge Words 19.
20.
19. noisy
20. checkpoint
What Do Illustrators Do?
Grade 3/Unit 3
79
Practice
Spelling:
Words with
oi, oy
Name
coy
soil
foil
toil
coins
point
noise
loyal
boiled
spoiled
enjoys
voice
choice
soybean
joyful
Find Rhyming Words
1. royal
roll
loyal
lowly
2. toil
foil
flow
fool
3. voice
choose
choice
chore
4. spoiled
older
bold
boiled
5. toys
tools
toes
enjoys
6. joins
count
coins
coy
7. boil
soil
sore
sold
8. joint
paint
pond
point
9. boys
noise
nose
noisy
10. awful
joyful
soybean
joke
1.
6.
11.
2.
7.
12.
3.
8.
13.
4.
9.
14.
5.
10.
15.
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Circle the word in each row that rhymes with the word in dark type.
Then write all the spelling words you can find below.
Practice
Spelling:
Words with
oi, oy
Name
coy
soil
foil
toil
coins
point
noise
loyal
boiled
spoiled
enjoys
voice
choice
soybean
joyful
Pattern Power
Write the spelling words with the /oi/ sound spelled:
oi
1.
9.
2.
10.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
oy
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
Syllable Power
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Write the spelling words that have one syllable:
16.
21.
17.
22.
18.
23.
19.
24.
20.
Write the spelling words that have two syllables:
25.
28.
26.
29.
27.
30.
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Practice
Spelling:
Words with
oi, oy
Name
coy
soil
foil
toil
coins
point
noise
loyal
boiled
spoiled
enjoys
voice
choice
soybean
joyful
A. Analogies
An analogy is a statement that compares sets of words that are alike
in some way. Use spelling words to complete the analogies below.
1. Drummer is to drum as singer is to
.
.
2. Dark is to light as silence is to
.
3. Dollars are to cash as cents are to
4. Bad is to awful as glad is to
5. Head is to nod as finger is to
.
.
B. Define It!
Write the spelling words that have the same meaning as the
words or phrases below.
6. dirt
7. aluminum wrap for sandwich
8. faithful
9. work hard
11. bean used for food
12. shy
13. heated water
14. ruined
15. likes
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10. selection
Practice
Spelling:
Words with
oi, oy
Name
A. There are six spelling mistakes in the letter below. Circle the
misspelled words. Write the words correctly on the lines below.
Dear Ms. Jones,
I am a loual fan of your work as an illustrator. I wanted to ask you
about what it takes to do your job because I want to be an illustrator, too.
Everyone says I draw well, so it seems like a good choys for me.
Your drawings make so many people joieful. I wish I could do that!
Even my Uncle Bob, who never smiles, engues your drawings.
When did you decide to become an illustrator? What do you do every
day? Is it hard? Are there times when you toyel over a drawing for a long
time?
I think the best job for me would be one that I love. My poynt is that I
think I would be a good illustrator. Thanks for being my hero!
Sincerely,
Albert Martin
1.
4.
2.
5.
3.
6.
B. Writing Activity
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Think about a hero you have and write a letter about why you look
up to him or her. Use at least three spelling words in your letter.
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Practice
Spelling:
Words with
oi, oy
Name
Look at the words in each set below. One word in each set
is spelled correctly. Look at Sample A. The letter next to the
correctly spelled word in Sample A has been shaded in. Do
Sample B yourself. Shade the letter of the word that is spelled
correctly. When you are sure you know what to do, go on with
the rest of the page.
Sample B:




toi
toie
toye
toy
1. 



coi
koie
coy
koy
6. 



poynt
piont
poyunt
point
11. 



enjoys
enjoise
enjoiys
enjoice
2. 



soil
soyle
soyl
souyl
7. 



noysee
noise
noizee
noysy
12. 



voyce
voise
vouyce
voice
3. 



foil
foyl
fiol
foyal
8. 



loil
loyel
loyal
loiel
13. 



choyce
choise
choyse
choice
4. 



toyal
toil
toyel
toill
9. 



boiled
boyeld
boyled
bioled
14. 



soybean
soibeen
soibean
sueybean
5. 



coyns
coins
coines
cions
10. 



spoyeld
spoyald
spoiled
spoilld
15. 



joiful
juoiful
joyful
juoyufl
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boy
boye
boi
boie
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Sample A:
Practice
Spelling:
Variant Vowels
oo, u_e, ue, ew
Name
Fold back the paper
along the dotted line.
Use the blanks to
write each word as it
is read aloud. When
you finish the test,
unfold the paper. Use
the list at the right to
correct any spelling
mistakes.
1.
1. loop
2.
2. rude
3.
3. look
4.
4. clue
5.
5. spoon
6.
6. tube
7.
7. shook
8.
8. blue
9.
9. cubes
10.
10. goose
11.
11. mules
12.
12. gloom
13.
13. true
14.
14. shoe
15.
15. stew
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Review Words 16.
16. enjoy
17.
17. soil
18.
18. noise
Challenge Words 19.
19. classroom
20.
20. childhood
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Practice
Spelling:
Variant Vowels
oo, u_e, ue, ew
Name
loop
rude
look
clue
spoon
tube
shook
blue
cubes
goose
mules
gloom
true
shoe
stew
Crossword Puzzle
6
Solve the crossword puzzle with the spelling
words that complete the sentences.
5
ACROSS
1. The story about the
elephant going on
vacation was
.
2
8
3
7
1
4
2. We stacked the
to show
the math problem.
at Tina’s
4. Did you
pictures from her family vacation?
that my aunt wants to wear.
5. I can’t find the black
6. The
at that pond is the biggest I’ve ever seen.
7. The
worked hard carrying loads of hay on the farm.
DOWN
about what to get my aunt for her
3. Do you think she would like a new
4. The big red
5. The building
for a gift?
looked pretty tied around the gift.
as the train roared past.
.
6. The store was dark and gave a sense of
8. The sky was perfectly clear and bright
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2. Can you give me a
birthday?
Practice
Spelling:
Variant Vowels
oo, u_e, ue, ew
Name
loop
rude
look
clue
spoon
tube
shook
blue
cubes
goose
mules
gloom
true
shoe
stew
Pattern Power!
Write the spelling words that have these patterns.
u_e as in tune
1.
2.
3.
4.
oo as in cook
5.
ew as in new
10.
oo as in broom
11.
12.
13.
14.
6.
ue as in glue
7.
8.
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9.
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Grade 3/Unit 3
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Practice
Spelling:
Variant Vowels
oo, u_e, ue, ew
Name
loop
rude
look
clue
spoon
tube
shook
blue
cubes
goose
mules
gloom
true
shoe
stew
A. Analogies
An analogy is a statement that compares sets of words that are
alike in some way: Night is to day as black is to white. This analogy
points out that night and day are opposite in the same way that
black and white are opposite.
Use spelling words to complete the analogies below.
.
1. Wrong is to right as false is to
2. Head is to hat as foot is to
.
3. Ear is to listen as eye is to
.
.
4. Neat is to messy as polite is to
B. In the Dictionary
Many dictionary entries have sample sentences that show how the
word can be used. Complete each sample sentence with a spelling
word.
5. Read the first
in the crossword puzzle.
down into the Grand Canyon.
.
7. You can float down the river in an inner
8. Make a
with the rope.
9. Father made a vegetable
10. Before opening the gift, she
11. The water will become ice
12. I could not see anything through the fog and
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6. We rode on
for dinner.
the box.
in the freezer.
.
Practice
Spelling:
Variant Vowels
oo, u_e, ue, ew
Name
A. There are six spelling mistakes in the travel brochure below.
Circle the misspelled words. Write the words correctly on the
lines below.
A family camping trip is a wonderful way to spend time together and
get away from it all. You might want to louk into going in the spring. The
bloo skies and green trees will be a nice change from the classroom and
the office.
There is a lot to do while camping. You can go for a bike ride or take a
hike on a trail. Go on a nature walk. You might see a deer or a gousse.
Cooking on a camping trip is also a lot of fun. Bring a pot, a wooden
spoune, and some vegetables to make stue on the campfire. Do not forget
to pack some snacks, too! It’s tru that you won’t have all of the comforts
of home, but that makes the camping trip even more special!
1.
4.
2.
5.
3.
6.
B. Writing Activity
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Write a postcard to a friend about a journey you have taken
or would like to take. Use at least four spelling words in your
description.
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Practice
Spelling:
Variant Vowels
oo, u_e, ue, ew
Name
Look at the words in each set below. One word in each set
is spelled correctly. Look at Sample A. The letter next to the
correctly spelled word in Sample A has been shaded in. Do
Sample B yourself. Shade the letter of the word that is spelled
correctly. When you are sure you know what to do, go on with
the rest of the page.
Sample B:




bouk
bok
book
buuk
1. 



lupe
lewp
loope
loop
6. 



toob
tewb
teub
tube
11. 



mules
mools
mewles
mouls
2. 



rude
roode
reud
rewd
7. 



shook
shuk
shewk
shoock
12. 



glume
gloome
gloom
glewm
3. 



louk
look
lewk
luk
8. 



bloo
blue
blou
bluu
13. 



shew
shoe
shou
shue
4. 



cloo
clewe
cleu
clue
9. 



coobs
cubes
coubs
cewbs
14. 



trew
troe
trou
true
5. 



spewn
spoun
spoon
spown
10. 



gewse
guse
goose
gouse
15. 



stoow
stouw
steuw
stew
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too
tou
tue
tu
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Sample A:
Practice
Spelling:
Words with
ou, ow
Name
Fold back the paper
along the dotted line.
Use the blanks to
write each word as it
is read aloud. When
you finish the test,
unfold the paper. Use
the list at the right to
correct any spelling
mistakes.
1.
1. found
2.
2. town
3.
3. shout
4.
4. owl
5.
5. couch
6.
6. bow
7.
7. scout
8.
8. round
9.
9. plow
10.
10. crowd
11.
11. proud
12.
12. clouds
13.
13. ground
14.
14. louder
15.
15. bounce
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Review Words 16.
16. spoon
17.
17. true
18.
18. shoes
Challenge Words 19.
19. outline
20.
20. snowplow
Seven Spools of Thread
Grade 3/Unit 4
91
Practice
Spelling:
Words with
ou, ow
Name
found
town
shout
owl
couch
bow
scout
round
plow
crowd
proud
clouds
ground
louder
bounce
Find Rhyming Words
Circle the spelling word in each row that rhymes with the word in bold
type. Then write the spelling word on the line.
sole
owl
bowl
2. ouch
couch
foul
loud
3. sound
sew
down
ground
4. out
shout
mound
town
5. frown
own
town
snow
6. found
out
scout
round
7. ounce
bounce
howl
once
8. bow
plow
plot
hope
9. cloud
proud
clock
draw
10. shout
snow
scout
stop
11. loud
crowd
long
couch
12. plow
louder
clouds
bow
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1. towel
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Grade 3/Unit 4
Practice
Spelling:
Words with
ou, ow
Name
found
town
shout
owl
couch
bow
scout
round
plow
crowd
proud
clouds
ground
louder
bounce
Pattern Power!
This week’s spelling words contain the vowel sound /ou/. Write
the spelling words with the /ou/ sound spelled:
ou
1.
6.
2.
7.
3.
8.
4.
9.
5.
10.
ow
11.
14.
12.
15.
13.
Words Within Words
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Write each spelling word in which you can find the smaller word.
16. row
19. own
17. low
20. round
18. loud
Seven Spools of Thread
Grade 3/Unit 4
93
Practice
Spelling:
Words with
ou, ow
Name
found
town
shout
owl
couch
bow
scout
round
plow
crowd
proud
clouds
ground
louder
bounce
A. Analogies
An analogy is a statement that compares sets of words that are alike in
some way: Night is to day as black is to white. This analogy points out
that night and day are opposite in the same way that black and white are
opposite.
Use the spelling words to complete the analogies below.
1. Top is to bottom as sky is to
2. Bad is to good as lost is to
.
.
.
3. Quiet is to whisper as loud is to
.
4. Flying disk is to throw as ball is to
5. Moo is to cow as hoot is to
6. Salute is to general as
.
is to audience.
B. Define It!
Write the spelling word that matches each definition.
7. Large group of people
8. Big soft seat to sit on
10. What rain falls from
11. Someone who goes out to get information
12. Shape of a circle
13. A place where people live
14. Raised volume
15. Tool on a farm
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9. Feeling pleased about what you did
Practice
Spelling:
Words with
ou, ow
Name
Proofreading
A. There are six spelling mistakes in this paragraph. Circle the
misspelled words. Write the words correctly on the lines below.
Our Class Newsletter
Our class is prowd to announce that we have come up with some new
rules. The lunchroom has gotten looder over the past year. We fownd it is
hard to enjoy eating our lunches. As a group we have decided that to fix the
problem we will do two things. First, everyone must sit at one of the rond
tables during lunch. There must be no walking around. Second, you are not
allowed to schot at each other or stomp on the growned. These new rules
should make lunchtime much better. If we make the lunchroom a nicer place,
everyone will want to eat there.
1.
4.
2.
5.
3.
6.
Writing Activity
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B. Write an article for your class newsletter. Use at least three
spelling words in your paragraph.
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Practice
Spelling:
Words with
ou, ow
Name
Look at the words in each set below. One word in each set
is spelled correctly. Look at Sample A. The letter next to the
correctly spelled word in Sample A has been shaded in. Do
Sample B yourself. Shade the letter of the word that is spelled
correctly. When you are sure you know what to do, go on with
the rest of the page.




Sample B:




owt
ott
oute
out
brown
braun
bron
browne
1. 



fownd
fawnd
faund
found
6. 



bau
bou
bow
baw
11. 



praud
prawd
proud
prowd
2. 



taun
town
tawn
toun
3. 



7. 



scowt
scaut
scout
scawt
12. 



clowds
clawds
clauds
clouds
shout
showt
shaut
shawt
4. 



8. 



raund
round
rawnd
rownd
13. 



grownd
ground
graund
grawnd
awel
oal
owel
owl
5. 



9. 



plow
plaugh
plau
plaw
14. 



lowder
lauwder
loder
louder
couch
cowch
coch
coush
10. 



craud
crowd
crawd
crod
15. 



bownce
bounse
bownse
bounce
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Sample A:
Practice
Name
Spelling:
Plural Words
Fold back the paper
along the dotted line.
Use the blanks to
write each word as it
is read aloud. When
you finish the test,
unfold the paper. Use
the list at the right to
correct any spelling
mistakes.
1.
1. years
2.
2. twins
3.
3. trays
4.
4. states
5.
5. ashes
6.
6. foxes
7.
7. inches
8.
8. flies
9.
9. cities
10.
10. ponies
11.
11. bunches
12.
12. alleys
13.
13. lunches
14.
14. cherries
15.
15. daises
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Review Words 16.
16. town
17.
17. round
18.
18. bounce
Challenge Words 19.
19. heroes
20.
20. libraries
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Practice
Name
years
twins
trays
Spelling:
Plural Words
states
ashes
foxes
inches
flies
cities
ponies
bunches
alleys
lunches
cherries
daisies
A. Put an X on the word in each row that does not fit the pattern.
1. years
lunches
ash
cherries
2. cherry
tray
pony
bunches
3. city
daisies
flies
states
4. inch
lunches
bunches
cities
5. state
ponies
ashes
trays
6. trays
twin
cherries
alleys
7. fox
ashes
city
munch
8. daisies
inches
years
fly
9. twins
foxes
alley
ponies
10. tray
year
daisy
states
11. rode
daisies
cherries
ponies
12. gems
twins
years
space
13. inches
gems
foxes
boxes
14. years
flies
cities
ponies
1.
6.
11.
2.
7.
12.
3.
8.
13.
4.
9.
14.
5.
10.
15.
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B. Write the spelling words below.
Practice
Name
years
twins
trays
Spelling:
Plural Words
states
ashes
foxes
inches
flies
cities
ponies
bunches
alleys
lunches
cherries
daisies
This week’s spelling list contains plural words. Plurals are
words that name more than one thing.
Write the spelling words for each of these plural endings.
s
es
1.
11.
2.
12.
3.
13.
4.
14.
5.
15.
y to i + -es
6.
7.
8.
9.
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10.
Find the Base Word
Write the base word of each plural noun.
16. flies
17. ponies
18. bunches
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Practice
Name
years
twins
trays
Spelling:
Plural Words
states
ashes
foxes
inches
flies
cities
ponies
bunches
alleys
lunches
cherries
daisies
A. Part of the Group
Add the spelling word that belongs in each group below.
Fruits
1. apples, grapes,
Places to live
3. towns, villages,
Animals
5. sheep, bears,
Baby animals
2. calves, kittens,
Units of time
4. days, months,
Flowers
6. roses, lilies,
B. A Clue for You
7. They are small streets behind buildings.
8. You carry food on them.
9. There are 50 of these in the United States.
10. They buzz through the air.
12. What students bring to school to eat.
13. Groups of something.
14. There are 12 of these in 1 foot.
15. Two people who look exactly alike.
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11. What is left after something burns.
Practice
Name
Spelling:
Plural Words
Proofreading
A. There are six spelling mistakes in this paragraph. Circle the
misspelled words. Write the words correctly on the lines below.
Melody and Melissa were tooins, but they couldn’t have been more
different. Melody loved picking daisys, arranging flowers, and playing with
her stuffed poonys. Melissa loved flis and insects and crawling around in the
dirt. The problem was that they shared a room. Melody liked the room to be
neat with boonchs of flowers in all the windows. Melissa was far from neat.
She tracked in mud and brought bugs into the room. It had been a problem
for many years. One day Melody decided that maybe she and Melissa should
divide the room in two. That way they could both get what they wanted.
Melissa thought it was a great idea. They hung a white sheet a few inshs
from the ceiling. Now Melody’s room is always beautiful, and Melissa’s
room is always messy. They are the happiest sisters around.
1.
4.
2.
5.
3.
6.
Writing Activity
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B. If you could have your dream room, what would it be like? Use
at least three spelling words in your paragraph.
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Practice
Name
Spelling:
Plural Words
Look at the words in each set below. One word in each set
is spelled correctly. Look at Sample A. The letter next to the
correctly spelled word in Sample A has been shaded in. Do
Sample B yourself. Shade the letter of the word that is spelled
correctly. When you are sure you know what to do, go on with
the rest of the page.
Sample B:




keys
 keeze
 keyes
 keies
ladys
ladees
laides
ladies
1. 



yeares
yiers
years
yeirs
6. 



foxes
foxies
foxs
foxses
11. 



bunches
bunchs
bunschs
bunchez
2. 



twins
twinz
twiness
twinz
7. 



inchs
inchies
inchez
inches
12. 



alleyies
alleyes
alleys
alleies
3. 



traies
trays
trayies
traes
8. 



flys
flyes
flies
fliez
13. 



lunchs
lunches
lunschs
lunchez
4. 



staties
statez
states
statses
9. 



cityies
cities
citys
citees
14. 



cherrys
cherryis
cherryies
cherries
5. 



ashs
ashies
ashez
ashes
10. 



poneis
poneese
poneez
ponies
15. 



daisys
daisees
daisies
daysies
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Sample A:
Practice
Spelling:
Variant Vowels au, aw,
alt, alk, all, ough
Name
Fold back the paper
along the dotted line.
Use the blanks to
write each word as it
is read aloud. When
you finish the test,
unfold the paper. Use
the list at the right to
correct any spelling
mistakes.
1.
1. yawn
2.
2. taught
3.
3. salt
4.
4. lawn
5.
5. halls
6.
6. hauls
7.
7. hawks
8.
8. squawk
9.
9. bought
10.
10. bawls
11.
11. drawing
12.
12. caused
13.
13. paused
14.
14. crawled
15.
15. coughing
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Review Words 16.
16. twins
17.
17. inches
18.
18. heroes
Challenge Words 19.
19. walrus
20.
20. autumn
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Grade 3/Unit 4
103
Practice
Spelling:
Variant Vowels au, aw,
alt, alk, all, ough
Name
yawn
taught
salt
lawn
halls
hauls
hawks
squawk
bought
bawls
drawing
caused
paused
crawled
coughing
A. Put an X on the word in each row that does not fit the pattern.
1.
yawn
lawn
hawks
bought
2. caused
paused
salt
hauls
3. drawing
joy
bawls
crawled
4. crawled
squawk
spoiled
hawks
5. coins
taught
hauls
caused
6. bought
salt
halls
falls
7.
lawn
broom
hawks
8. paused
stopped
hauls
cause
9. thought
bought
coughing
spoiled
bawl
hawk
halls
drawing
10. crawled
1.
6.
11.
2.
7.
12.
3.
8.
13.
4.
9.
14.
5.
10.
15.
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B. Write the spelling words below.
Practice
Spelling:
Variant Vowels au, aw,
alt, alk, all, ough
Name
yawn
taught
salt
lawn
halls
hauls
hawks
squawk
bought
bawls
drawing
caused
paused
crawled
coughing
Pattern Power!
Write the spelling words that have these patterns.
/ô/ spelled au
1.
2.
3.
4.
7.
9.
5.
8.
10.
/ô/ spelled aw
6.
/ô/ spelled a
11.
12.
/ô/ spelled augh
13.
/ô/ spelled ough
15.
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14.
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Grade 3/Unit 4
105
Practice
Spelling:
Variant Vowels au, aw,
alt, alk, all, ough
Name
yawn
taught
salt
lawn
halls
hauls
hawks
squawk
bought
bawls
drawing
caused
paused
crawled
coughing
A. What’s the Word?
Complete each sentence with a spelling word.
2. She
3. There was too much
us how to bake cookies.
a loaf of bread at the bakery.
in the soup.
are trying to eat our picnic
4. Watch out! Those large
food!
5. My mother
when she loses her favorite recipe book.
6. We set up a lemonade stand on the front
7. Margaret is
8. She
.
a picture of a strawberry shortcake.
the burnt cookies to the trash.
.
9. The smell of pepper made us start sneezing and
10. After he finished dinner, Bob let out a big
asleep.
and fell
11. You could smell the cookies all the way down our
12. The smell
me to smile.
B. Synonym Alert!
For each word below, write the spelling word that has the same
meaning.
13. creeped
14. squeal
15. stopped
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1. The chef
Practice
Spelling:
Variant Vowels au, aw,
alt, alk, all, ough
Name
Proofreading
A. There are four spelling mistakes in this list. Circle the
misspelled words. Write the words correctly on the lines below.
Steps for making a salad:
1. Always wash your hands with soap and water before you start cooking.
2. Make sure you baught everything you need.
3. Get out the things you will need for the dressing, such as oil,
vinegar, and sawlt.
4. Toss together the lettuce and the other vegetables.
5. If you have a garden next to your lown, you can add fresh
vegetables to your salad.
6. Remember what you were tought for the next time you make a salad.
1.
3.
2.
4.
Writing Activity
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B. Write the steps for another activity you like to do. Use at least
three spelling words in your paragraph.
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Grade 3/Unit 4
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Practice
Spelling:
Variant Vowels au, aw,
alt, alk, all, ough
Name
Look at the words in each set below. One word in each set
is spelled correctly. Look at Sample A. The letter next to the
correctly spelled word in Sample A has been shaded in. Do
Sample B yourself. Shade the letter of the word that is spelled
correctly. When you are sure you know what to do, go on with
the rest of the page.
Sample B:
 hawlt
 healt
halt
 hault




fawl
fall
faul
faol
1. 



yaun
yonn
yawn
yann
6. 



haughls
hals
hawls
hauls
11. 



drawing
drauing
drauwing
draughing
2. 



taught
tawt
tawght
tauht
7. 



hauks
hawks
haks
haulks
12. 



cawsed
cassed
caused
coused
3. 



sault
sawlt
selt
salt
8. 



squauk
squawk
sqwack
squock
13. 



pased
poused
pawsed
paused
4. 



lawn
laun
laugn
lohn
9. 



baught
bawt
bought
baght
14. 



crowled
crauled
crawled
craled
5. 



hawls
haughls
halls
haulls
10. 



boughls
bals
bauls
bawls
15. 



caughing
coughing
cawfing
coghing
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Sample A:
Practice
Name
Spelling:
Homophones
Fold back the paper
along the dotted line.
Use the blanks to
write each word as it
is read aloud. When
you finish the test,
unfold the paper.
Use the list at the
right to correct any
spelling mistakes.
1.
1. sale
2.
2. sail
3.
3. beet
4.
4. beat
5.
5. rode
6.
6. road
7.
7. rowed
8.
8. its
9.
9. it’s
10.
10. your
11.
11. you’re
12.
12. there
13.
13. they’re
14.
14. peace
15.
15. piece
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Review Words 16.
16. salt
17.
17. bought
18.
18. caused
Challenge Words 19.
20.
19. seen
20. scene
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Practice
Name
sale
sail
beet
Spelling:
Homophones
beat
rode
road
rowed
its
it’s
your
you’re
there
they’re
peace
piece
Crossword Puzzle
Solve the crossword puzzle with
the spelling words that complete
the sentences.
ACROSS
3. I could hear the
of elephant feet.
4. Harry started a bake
to raise
money.
5. The baboon’s face turned as
red as a
.
8. Keep
zoo ticket
in case you need it later.
11. We
from one end of
the zoo’s lake to the other.
12. I sewed a small
of
the quilt they gave to the hospital.
1.
2.
6.
7.
9.
10.
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We wrote a newsletter to stop wars and talk about
The gorilla put
hand against the glass wall.
They are walking over
by the aquarium.
We wanted to fix the holes in the
.
Every time I
my bike, I wore my helmet.
The captain raised the
and then we left the dock.
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DOWN
Practice
Name
sale
sail
beet
Spelling:
Homophones
beat
rode
road
rowed
its
it’s
your
you’re
there
they’re
peace
piece
Homophones are words that sound alike but have different
spellings and different meanings. Write the spelling words that
are homophones of the words below.
1. there
2. peace
3. sale
4. beet
5. rowed
6. it’s
7. your
Which spelling words are contractions?
8.
9.
10.
Write the spelling words that have the sounds below.
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long e
11.
13.
12.
14.
long a
15.
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Practice
Name
sale
sail
beet
Spelling:
Homophones
beat
rode
road
rowed
its
it’s
your
you’re
there
they’re
peace
piece
Homophones are words that sound alike but have different spellings
and different meanings. In each sentence below, a homophone
is used incorrectly. Circle the incorrect homophone and write the
correct homophone on the line following the sentence.
1. Its important to help people who need you.
2. All of the cakes and pies were on sail for a good cause.
3. Is that you’re mother on TV?
4. The rowed was long and dark.
5. Someday there will be piece on earth.
6. My family used a beat and a carrot from our garden to make soup.
7. At camp we learned how to sale a boat.
8. We were allowed to feed the chimp a peace of banana.
9. The gorilla scratched it’s head.
10. There going to open a new community center in our town.
12. We beet last year’s record by raising even more money for the zoo.
13. They’re are many volunteers who help at the soup kitchen.
14. Your so good at listening to others.
15. We all road the boat to shore.
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11. The group road through the jungle in a truck.
Practice
Name
Spelling:
Homophones
A. Proofreading
There are seven spelling mistakes in this paragraph. Circle the
misspelled words. Write the words correctly on the lines below.
Volunteer Fair
Yo’re invited to our annual volunteer fair. We will have lots of ideas
about how to help your community. You could adopt a raod. You could
raise money for an animal shelter by holding a bake sael. You could even
help build a pease of the new community center. Thire are so many ideas,
you won’t know where to start. Its going to be quite a fair. So please join
us this Friday. Yore community needs you.
1.
5.
2.
6.
3.
7.
4.
B. Writing Activity
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Write ideas you have for helping your community. Use at least
three spelling words in your paragraph.
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Practice
Name
Spelling:
Homophones
Look at the words in each set below. One word in each set
is spelled correctly. Look at Sample A. The letter next to the
correctly spelled word in Sample A has been shaded in. Do
Sample B yourself. Shade the letter of the word that is spelled
correctly. When you are sure you know what to do, go on with
the rest of the page.
Sample B:




soe
sowe
soh
so
1. 



sale
sayle
saile
sayel
6. 



rowd
roud
road
raud
11. 



yure
you’re
your’e
yowr
2. 



sayle
sail
cayle
sayel
7. 



roed
wrowd
rowed
roud
12. 



thier
thare
there
theyr’e
3. 



beet
beete
biet
beit
8. 



ets
i’ts
its
itz
13. 



thier
theyr’e
thare
they’re
4. 



beete
beat
beit
biet
9. 



itz
i’ts
ets
it’s
14. 



peace
peise
peice
pease
5. 



wroad
raud
rowd
rode
10. 



your
yure
your’e
yowr
15. 



peice
peise
piece
pease
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soe
sew
sowe
soh
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Sample A:
Practice
Spelling:
Words with
Soft c and g
Name
© Macmillan/McGraw-Hill
Fold back the paper
along the dotted line.
Use the blanks to
write each word as it
is read aloud. When
you finish the test,
unfold the paper. Use
the list at the right to
correct any spelling
mistakes.
1.
1. cell
2.
2. gems
3.
3. age
4.
4. place
5.
5. gyms
6.
6. city
7.
7. cents
8.
8. price
9.
9. space
10.
10. nice
11.
11. giant
12.
12. changes
13.
13. pages
14.
14. gentle
15.
15. message
Review Words 16.
16. sale
17.
17. rode
18.
18. they’re
Challenge Words 19.
19. giraffe
20.
20. celebrate
Out of This World!
Grade 3/Unit 4
115
Practice
Spelling:
Words with
Soft c and g
Name
cell
gems
age
place
gyms
city
cents
price
space
nice
giant
changes
pages
gentle
message
Find and Circle
P
P
X
R
A
U
G
E
M
S
R
A
W
C
I
T
Y
P
L
Y
I
G
Z
K
J
D
M
L
D
M
C
E
N
T
S
G
S
A
N
E
E
S
I
V
P
E
C
C
A
S
X
M
C
Z
A
N
D
E
G
S
K
E
E
X
C
T
O
C
E
A
Q
F
T
G
E
L
B
E
N
G
C
H
A
N
G
E
S
L
O
E
G
I
A
N
T
S
W
L
R
P
1.
6.
11.
2.
7.
12.
3.
8.
13.
4.
9.
14.
5.
10.
15.
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Circle the spelling words. Then write the spelling words below.
Practice
Spelling:
Words with
Soft c and g
Name
cell
gems
age
place
gyms
city
cents
price
space
nice
giant
changes
pages
gentle
message
Word Sort
Write the spelling words that have soft c spelled:
c
1.
ce
2.
5.
3.
6.
4.
7.
Write the spelling words that have soft g spelled:
g
8.
10.
9.
11.
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ge
12.
14.
13.
15.
Rhyme Time
Write the spelling word that rhymes with each word below.
16. face
19. pity
17. cages
20. rims
18. bell
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Practice
Spelling:
Words with
Soft c and g
Name
cell
gems
age
place
gyms
city
cents
price
space
nice
giant
changes
pages
gentle
message
A. It Takes Three
Write a spelling word that goes with the other two words.
1. cost, amount,
4. town, village,
2. jewelry, charms,
5. calm, tender,
3. coins, change,
B. Words in Sentences
Write a spelling word to complete each sentence.
inside a book.
1. There are many
2. There was a time when Earth was a cold and frosty
.
.
3. Dinosaurs lived during a different
for each bottle you recycle.
4. You get five
for a mall.
5. We won’t cut down trees to make
when you pet animals.
6. You must be
trees in the redwood forest.
8. We had a “Save the Forest” meeting in each of the school
under a microscope.
9. My sister looked at a plant
on nature.
10. You cannot put a
in those old mountains.
11. They mine for
on her answering machine.
12. I left a
13. The
of his book were made from recycled paper.
14. The
woman never litters.
15. The pollution from the
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7. There are
Practice
Spelling:
Words with
Soft c and g
Name
A. Proofreading
There are six spelling mistakes in this paragraph. Circle the
misspelled words. Write the words correctly on the lines below.
What You Can Do to Help Save the Planet
There are several ways to help take care of the nature in your town.
Write to your sitti mayor about a pollution problem. This will tell him or
her that you are worried about the environment. You can raise money, too.
Save your extra sence. Even spare change can help buy a tree. You can
then plant it on your street or in a public park. Remember to always be
jentl with animals. We all have to share the same natural space. You should
be nys to any wildlife you find. Never litter. This only makes the roads and
grassy areas dirty. Save your plastic bottles. Buy a ginte can to put them
in. When you have enough, take them in for recycling. The most important
thing you can do is this: Tell others about keeping our world clean. Pass on
this important mesaje to everyone you know.
1.
3.
5.
2.
4.
6.
B. Writing Activity
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Write a paragraph about what you can do to help the planet. Use
at least three spelling words in your paragraph.
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Practice
Spelling:
Words with
Soft c and g
Name
Look at the words in each set below. One word in each set
is spelled correctly. Look at Sample A. The letter next to the
correctly spelled word in Sample A has been shaded in. Do
Sample B yourself. Shade the letter of the word that is spelled
correctly. When you are sure you know what to do, go on with
the rest of the page.




Sample B:




caige
cage
caje
cayj
rice
ryse
ryce
raice
1. 



sel
cell
selle
cel
6. 



city
sity
citty
cety
11. 



jiant
jyant
giant
gyant
2. 



jems
jehms
gems
gehms
7. 



zents
sence
cents
cense
12. 



chanjes
chaynjes
chainges
changes
3. 



aig
aje
age
adje
8. 



pryce
price
prise
pryse
13. 



pages
pajes
payges
paiges
4. 



place
playce
plase
plaise
9. 



spase
spaice
spayce
space
14. 



jentle
gentle
gentel
jentel
5. 



jyms
gyms
jims
gims
10. 



nyce
nise
naice
nice
15. 



mecage
mesadge
messej
message
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Sample A:
Practice
Name
Spelling:
Compound Words
Fold back the paper
along the dotted line.
Use the blanks to
write each word as it
is read aloud. When
you finish the test,
unfold the paper. Use
the list at the right to
correct any spelling
mistakes.
1.
1. airplane
2.
2. daytime
3.
3. birthday
4.
4. daylight
5.
5. hairdo
6.
6. notebook
7.
7. birdhouse
8.
8. barefoot
9.
9. headlight
10.
10. sometime
11.
11. someone
12.
12. newspaper
13.
13. sidewalks
14.
14. basketball
15.
15. stagecoach
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Review Words 16.
16. age
17.
17. gentle
18.
18. city
Challenge Words 19.
20.
19. somebody
20. handwriting
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Practice
Name
airplane
daytime
birthday
Spelling:
Compound Words
daylight
hairdo
notebook
birdhouse
barefoot
headlight
sometime
someone
newspaper
sidewalks
basketball
stagecoach
A. Compound Riddles
Join two words from the riddle to make a compound word.
1. A foot that is bare
2. The light of the day
3. Paper where you read the news
4. The day of your birth
5. The house of a bird
6. The way someone will do your hair
7. Time during the day
8. A ball you shoot in a basket
9. A book in which you write a note
10. Place for walks on the side of the road
B. Make a Compound Word
11. some
coach
12. air
one
13. head
time
14. some
plane
15. stage
light
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A compound word is made up of two or more smaller words.
Draw lines connecting the words that form other compound words.
Practice
Name
airplane
daytime
birthday
Spelling:
Compound Words
daylight
hairdo
notebook
birdhouse
barefoot
headlight
sometime
someone
newspaper
sidewalks
basketball
stagecoach
A. What’s in a Word?
Compound words are made up of smaller words. Write the
spelling words that have the following words in them.
1. some
2. light
3. time
4. day
B. Order Please!
Write each group of spelling words in alphabetical order.
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birdhouse, airplane, basketball,
barefoot, birthday
notebook, hairdo, newspaper,
headlight, daytime
5.
14.
6.
15.
7.
16.
8.
17.
9.
18.
someone, sometime, sidewalks, stagecoach
10.
12.
11.
13.
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Practice
Name
airplane
daytime
birthday
Spelling:
Compound Words
daylight
hairdo
notebook
birdhouse
barefoot
headlight
sometime
someone
newspaper
sidewalks
basketball
stagecoach
A. What’s the Word?
Complete each sentence with a spelling word.
on our street to make money.
1. My brother delivers the
would hire me.
2. I wish
.
3. Put on your shoes. You can’t go to work
, my father has gone to the office.
4. Before
before her party.
5. The woman needed a
so you do not forget them.
6. Write down your ideas in a
was not working.
7. The car’s
of the town were full of people shopping.
8. The
9. The store sells shoes for kids who play soccer, baseball, and
.
.
10. She works at night because she is too busy during the
is a day that I stay home from work and relax.
12. I would like to open my own business
in the future.
B. Where Would It Be?
Write the spelling word that would most likely be found in each
of these places.
13. in the backyard
14. at an airport
15. in a movie about the old West
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11. My
Practice
Name
Spelling:
Compound Words
A. Proofreading
There are six spelling mistakes in the letter. Circle the misspelled
words. Write the words correctly on the lines below.
Dear Mr. Taylor,
I am writing to you for some advice on a business idea I had. I read about
your sports store in the nuespapper. You seem like sumone who could help me.
I had the idea one day while I was walking home. My feet were hurting
because I had been playing basckettebal bearfoot. My idea was to create a
mailing list of customers. With each name, you could also list the person’s
burthdea. Your store could use the list to send letters reminding your
customers to buy a new pair of shoes. You could even include a coupon!
Maybe you could sell the list to different stores in town. The barber shop
could send a coupon for a haredoe.
What do you think? If you are interested, please write to me.
Regards,
Josh Curtain
1.
4.
2.
5.
3.
6.
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B. Writing Activity
Write a paragraph describing a business you would like to start.
Use at least four spelling words in your description.
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Grade 3/Unit 5
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Practice
Name
Spelling:
Compound Words
Look at the words in each set below. One word in each set
is spelled correctly. Look at Sample A. The letter next to the
correctly spelled word in Sample A has been shaded in. Do
Sample B yourself. Shade the letter of the word that is spelled
correctly. When you are sure you know what to do, go on with
the rest of the page.
Sample B:
 whithout
 wittout
without
 wethout




owtside
outsighted
ootside
outside
1. 



areplain
airplane
airplain
errplane
6. 



knotebook
nootbook
notebook
notbook
11. 



someone
sumwon
somewon
somewan
2. 



daytime
daytyme
daitime
daytim
7. 



birdhause
birdhaus
birdhous
birdhouse
12. 



newspaper
newpaper
newspapper
knewspaper
3. 



birthdai
birtday
birthday
berthday
8. 



barefut
barefoot
baerfoot
bairfoot
13. 



sidewoks
sidewalks
sydewalkes
sidewaulks
4. 



daylite
daelyte
daylight
deylight
9. 



headlite
hedlight
headlyte
headlight
14. 



basketbull
basketbal
basketbol
basketball
5. 



hairdo
hayredo
haredo
herrdo
10. 



soumtime
sometime
sumtime
sometyme
15. 



stagcoche
stajcoach
stagecoah
stagecoach
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Sample A:
Practice
Spelling:
Inflectional
Endings y to i
Name
Fold back the paper
along the dotted line.
Use the blanks to
write each word as it
is read aloud. When
you finish the test,
unfold the paper. Use
the list at the right to
correct any spelling
mistakes.
1.
1. tries
2.
2. tried
3.
3. trying
4.
4. dries
5.
5. dried
6.
6. drying
7.
7. hurries
8.
8. hurried
9.
9. hurrying
10.
10. studies
11.
11. studied
12.
12. studying
13.
13. plays
14.
14. played
15.
15. playing
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Review Words 16.
16. birthday
17.
17. birdhouse
18.
18. someone
Challenge Words 19.
20.
19. obeyed
20. worrying
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Grade 3/Unit 5
127
Practice
Spelling:
Inflectional
Endings y to i
Name
tries
tried
trying
dries
dried
drying
hurries
hurried
hurrying
studies
studied
studying
plays
played
playing
Find and Circle
Circle the spelling words. Then write the words below.
R
E
T
R
I
E
D
L
O
H
X
T
Y
R
U
I
V
D
S
A
P
U
V
U
I
Q
D
E
Q
W
E
Y
W
R
D
D
N
P
I
S
U
N
B
E
P
R
J
Y
G
Y
E
R
Y
H
M
D
L
I
F
I
E
T
D
R
I
E
S
J
A
E
M
N
H
U
R
R
I
E
D
K
Y
S
W
G
B
J
Z
U
Y
G
D
R
I
E
D
S
V
H
N
E
D
R
Y
I
N
G
A
C
X
H
U
R
R
Y
I
N
G
P
Q
Y
1.
6.
11.
2.
7.
12.
3.
8.
13.
4.
9.
14.
5.
10.
15.
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M
H
J
F
S
S
T
U
D
I
E
S
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T
X
S
T
P
U
J
P
L
A
Y
S
Practice
Spelling:
Inflectional
Endings y to i
Name
tries
tried
trying
dries
dried
drying
hurries
hurried
hurrying
studies
studied
studying
plays
played
playing
A. Pattern Power!
Write the spelling words that have one syllable.
1.
3.
5.
2.
4.
6.
Write the spelling words that have two syllables.
7.
10.
12.
8.
11.
13.
9.
Write the spelling words that have three syllables.
14.
15.
B. Rhyme Time
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Write a spelling word that rhymes with each of these words.
16. eyes
17 . trade
18. worrying
19. buddies
20. flying
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Grade 3/Unit 5
129
Practice
Spelling:
Inflectional
Endings y to i
Name
tries
tried
trying
dries
dried
drying
hurries
hurried
hurrying
studies
studied
studying
plays
played
playing
A. What’s the Word?
Complete each sentence with a spelling word.
to get to first base.
1. The baseball player
volleyball with
2. After school she dances to music and
friends.
3. I
hard for the test, so I hope I did well.
4. We were all
to win the race.
on the line were blowing in the
5. The socks that were
wind.
6. The children
in the backyard after lunch.
7. The teacher was hoping that the students were
8. The cat
to climb the tree, but she could not do it.
down the path.
9. Gretel was dropping crumbs while
10. The machine
.
the clothes by blowing air on them.
Write the base word of each spelling word.
11. tries
14. hurries
12. playing
15. dried
13. studies
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B. Find the Base Words
Practice
Spelling:
Inflectional
Endings y to i
Name
A. There are six spelling mistakes in this paragraph. Circle the
misspelled words. Write the words correctly on the lines below.
Our class is studieing dances performed by people around the world.
People dance for many reasons: to celebrate good things, to welcome
visitors, or just to have fun.
We watched videos of children who were plaing and dancing with their
friends. They tryed to jump as high and spin as fast as they could. It looked
like fun!
I like to dance, too. I take ballet lessons. I am almost always late for class.
Sometimes my tights have not dryed out from being washed. Other times I
am hurrieing to finish my homework. My sister studys tap dancing. When I
get older, I will learn other kinds of dancing too.
I know why people all over the world dance. It’s fun and it’s good
exercise!
1.
4.
2.
5.
3.
6.
B. Writing Activity
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Imagine that you are the coach of a soccer team. Write the
speech that you would give your players before the big game.
Use at least four spelling words in your description.
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Grade 3/Unit 5
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Practice
Spelling:
Inflectional
Endings y to i
Name
Look at the words in each set below. One word in each set
is spelled correctly. Look at Sample A. The letter next to the
correctly spelled word in Sample A has been shaded in. Do
Sample B yourself. Shade the letter of the word that is spelled
correctly. When you are sure you know what to do, go on with
the rest of the page.




Sample B:




cryed
cried
cride
creid
crys
chries
crise
cries
1. 



trize
tries
trys
treis
6. 



driing
drieing
drying
dring
11. 



studyed
studied
studdied
studeed
2. 



tryed
tride
tryd
tried
7. 



hurrees
hurrys
hurries
huries
12. 



studing
studieing
studeeing
studying
3. 



trying
trian
treyeing
triying
8. 



hurried
hureed
hurryed
huried
13. 



plaze
plays
plaise
plais
4. 



drys
dryes
drize
dries
9. 



hurriing
hurrying
hurryin
herrying
14. 



plaide
playde
playd
played
5. 



dryed
dreid
dried
dride
10. 



studies
studyes
studys
studees
15. 



playing
plaing
plaeng
playeing
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Sample A:
Practice
Name
Spelling:
Closed Syllables
Fold back the paper
along the dotted line.
Use the blanks to
write each word as it
is read aloud. When
you finish the test,
unfold the paper.
Use the list at the
right to correct any
spelling mistakes.
1.
1. basket
2.
2. rabbit
3.
3. napkin
4.
4. letter
5.
5. invite
6.
6. bedtime
7.
7. mammal
8.
8. number
9.
9. fellow
10.
10. chapter
11.
11. follow
12.
12. problem
13.
13. chicken
14.
14. butter
15.
15. Sunday
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Review Words 16.
16. tried
17.
17. studies
18.
18. drying
Challenge Words 19.
20.
19. splendid
20. complete
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Grade 3/Unit 5
133
Practice
Spelling:
Closed Syllables
Name
basket
rabbit
napkin
letter
invite
bedtime
mammal
number
fellow
chapter
follow
problem
chicken
butter
Sunday
A. Circle the Rhyming Word
Circle the word in each row that rhymes with the word in dark type.
1. swallow
fellow
follow
swell
2. better
letter
ladder
batter
3. flutter
chapter
flatter
butter
4. yellow
fellow
yelled
follow
5. polite
police
invite
polish
6. camel
mammal
maple
manage
7. habit
bedtime
rather
rabbit
8. Monday
birthday
today
Sunday
B. Write the Word
1.
6.
11.
2.
7.
12.
3.
8.
13.
4.
9.
14.
5.
10.
15.
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Write the spelling words. Then draw a line between the syllables.
Practice
Name
Spelling:
Closed Syllables
basket
rabbit
napkin
letter
invite
bedtime
mammal
number
fellow
chapter
follow
problem
chicken
butter
Sunday
A. Pattern Power!
Write the spelling words with these spelling patterns.
ll
tt
1.
4.
2.
5.
mm
3.
bb
6.
B. Order Please!
Write each group of spelling words in alphabetical order.
basket, chicken, chapter, bedtime
7.
9.
8.
10.
invite, problem, Sunday, number, napkin
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11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
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Grade 3/Unit 5
135
Practice
Name
basket
rabbit
napkin
Spelling:
Closed Syllables
letter
invite
bedtime
mammal
number
fellow
chapter
follow
problem
chicken
butter
Sunday
A. What’s the Word?
Complete each sentence with a spelling word.
.
1. The nurse brought the sick man soup and bread with
night.
2. The police officers’ awards dinner will be on
of the book is about firefighters.
3. The next
from a neighborhood dog.
4. My mom rescued my pet
5. Officer Dan is a wonderful father and a good
.
, ask your parents for help.
6. When you have a
your friend to the firehouse fundraiser?
7. Will you
the police officer to safety.
8.
9. They delivered a
them.
10. I wrote a
of fruit to the firefighters who saved
to her because she is my hero.
B. It Takes Three
11. reptile, bird,
12. fork, placemat,
13. letter, symbol,
14. pig, cow,
15. lunchtime, daytime,
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Write a spelling word that goes with the other two words.
Practice
Name
Spelling:
Closed Syllables
A. There are six spelling mistakes in this story. Circle the
misspelled words. Write the words correctly on the lines below.
The Great Rescue
One Sonday afternoon my family went on a picnic. My mother packed
our lunch in a big bascett. We found a shady spot under a tree and ate fried
chikin and bread with bauter.
After lunch, my sister and I took a canoe out on the lake. We were drifting
along when suddenly my sister screamed. I looked over to see what the
problime was. There was a hole in the bottom of the boat. The canoe was
filling up with water.
Luckily, our parents saw us and ran for help. Another person, who was
also on a picnic, said he would help. This fine fello swam out to the canoe
with two life jackets. He held out a rope for us to grab onto, and then he
dragged us to shore. He was our hero!
It was an exciting end to an almost peaceful picnic.
1.
4.
2.
5.
3.
6.
B. Writing Activity
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Imagine that you are on a picnic and something unexpected
happens. Who steps in to help you? Write a short story about it,
using at least four spelling words.
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Grade 3/Unit 5
137
Practice
Name
Spelling:
Closed Syllables
Look at the words in each set below. One word in each set
is spelled correctly. Look at Sample A. The letter next to the
correctly spelled word in Sample A has been shaded in. Do
Sample B yourself. Shade the letter of the word that is spelled
correctly. When you are sure you know what to do, go on with
the rest of the page.
Sample B:
 ento
 intoo
into
 intue




daddy
daddie
dady
dadie
1. 



basket
bakset
baseket
basskit
6. 



bedtim
bedtime
beddtime
beadtime
11. 



folow
follo
follow
falow
2. 



rabbit
rabit
rabbet
rabet
7. 



mamal
mammel
mammal
mamul
12. 



probem
problum
problem
prolbem
3. 



nappkin
napkin
napekin
napkine
8. 



nummer
numer
numbur
number
13. 



chicken
chiken
chiccen
chickn
4. 



leter
lettar
letar
letter
9. 



felow
fellow
felou
felloou
14. 



buter
butter
buttar
butor
5. 



invite
envite
invit
inevite
chapper
chapter
chatper
chappter
15. 



Senday
Sundai
Sudnay
Sunday
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Sample A:
Practice
Name
Spelling:
Inflectional Endings
© Macmillan/McGraw-Hill
Fold back the paper
along the dotted line.
Use the blanks to
write each word as it
is read aloud. When
you finish the test,
unfold the paper.
Use the list at the
right to correct any
spelling mistakes.
1.
1. names
2.
2. named
3.
3. naming
4.
4. hopes
5.
5. hoped
6.
6. hoping
7.
7. dances
8.
8. danced
9.
9. dancing
10.
10. drops
11.
11. dropped
12.
12. dropping
13.
13. wraps
14.
14. wrapped
15.
15. wrapping
Review Words 16.
16. chapter
17.
17. number
18.
18. problem
Challenge Words 19.
19. driving
20.
20. traded
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Practice
Name
names
named
naming
Spelling:
Inflectional Endings
hopes
hoped
hoping
dances
danced
dancing
drops
dropped
dropping
wraps
wrapped
wrapping
A. Put an X on the word that does not fit the pattern in each row.
1. named
jumped
grabbed
stirs
2. wrapped
wraps
lined
hurried
3. lives
hopes
gives
giving
4. drop
dropping
playing
wrapping
5. dances
dancing
hoping
running
6. naming
shake
shaking
splitting
7. dropped
wrapped
hope
hoped
8. wraps
names
dances
play
9. digging
forgets
naming
losing
hoped
stopped
mopped
10. wrap
B. Combine the words with the endings.
11. hope + s
12. wrap + ing
14. dance + ing
15. name + ed
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13. drop + ed
Practice
Name
names
named
naming
Spelling:
Inflectional Endings
hopes
hoped
hoping
dances
danced
dancing
drops
dropped
dropping
wraps
wrapped
wrapping
Pattern Power!
Write the spelling words that show what you do before adding
-ed or -ing.
drop e and add –ed
drop e and add –ing
1.
6.
2.
7.
3.
8.
double final consonant
and add -ed
double final consonant
and add -ing
4.
9.
5.
10.
Rhyme Time
Write a spelling word that rhymes with each of these words.
11. stops
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12. ropes
13. maps
14. games
15. chances
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Practice
Name
names
named
naming
Spelling:
Inflectional Endings
hopes
hoped
hoping
dances
danced
dancing
drops
dropped
dropping
wraps
wrapped
wrapping
What’s the Word?
Complete each sentence with a spelling word.
1. She was
2. The people
woman of the year for her good work.
and sang for joy.
from her eye.
3. The mother was so happy that a tear
4. The child
to go to college in the future.
to spend a year helping others.
5. I
6. My brother
up sandwiches to give to the homeless.
to get parts in musicals.
7. The girl sings and
8. The group
week.
one winner of the service award each
9. When Dad
you off at school, go right inside.
10. We
the food up for the soup kitchen.
Find the Base Words
11. naming
12. wrapping
13. dancing
14. dropping
15. hoping
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Write the base word of each -ing word.
Practice
Name
Spelling:
Inflectional Endings
A. There are six spelling mistakes in the speech below. Circle
the misspelled words. Write the words correctly on the lines
below.
Welcome, students, parents, and teachers, to this assembly!
This year our school is giving an award to the student who has done the
most to help others. One student has shown us that it does not matter what you
are naimmed or where you live. Everyone can find ways to help others.
She hoopes to be a role model for other students. Her actions prove that
even small things can make a difference. Our winner spent time droping
food off at a soup kitchen with her family and wraping small gifts for people
in a nursing home. She has also shared her talents with others, danceing in
performances at a local hospital.
For all these reasons and more, we are nameing Susan Harper our student
of the year!
1.
4.
2.
5.
3.
6.
B. Writing Activity
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Write a paragraph about how you could use your talents to help
others. Use at least four spelling words in your description.
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Practice
Name
Spelling:
Inflectional Endings
Look at the words in each set below. One word in each set
is spelled correctly. Look at Sample A. The letter next to the
correctly spelled word in Sample A has been shaded in. Do
Sample B yourself. Shade the letter of the word that is spelled
correctly. When you are sure you know what to do, go on with
the rest of the page.
Sample B:




skips
 skipse
 skeps
 skipce
hoppet
hopped
hoppt
haupped
1. 



naimes
naimz
namses
names
6. 



hauping
hopin
hoping
hoppin
11. 



draupt
drawpt
dropped
droped
2. 



named
naimed
naimd
naymd
7. 



dances
danses
dancis
dansis
12. 



draupin
dropping
droppin
droppinge
3. 



namin
naiming
nameing
naming
8. 



dansed
dancd
danst
danced
13. 



rapse
wrapse
rapps
wraps
4. 



haups
haupes
hopes
hopps
9. 



dancing
dansing
dancign
dancin
14. 



rappt
wrappt
wrapt
wrapped
5. 



haupt
hoped
hauped
howpt
10. 



drawps
drops
draups
dropes
15. 



wrapping
rappin
wrappin
wrappen
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Sample A:
Practice
Name
Spelling:
Open Syllables
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Fold back the paper
along the dotted line.
Use the blanks to
write each word as it
is read aloud. When
you finish the test,
unfold the paper.
Use the list at the
right to correct any
spelling mistakes.
1.
1. pilot
2.
2. diner
3.
3. tiger
4.
4. favor
5.
5. lemon
6.
6. planet
7.
7. model
8.
8. shady
9.
9. robot
10.
10. tiny
11.
11. label
12.
12. cozy
13.
13. silent
14.
14. spider
15.
15. frozen
Review Words 16.
16. named
17.
17. dropping
18.
18. traded
Challenge Words 19.
19. melon
20.
20. stomach
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Practice
Name
Spelling:
Open Syllables
pilot
diner
tiger
favor
lemon
planet
model
shady
robot
tiny
label
cozy
silent
spider
frozen
Find and Circle
S
P
I
D
E
R
C
O
Z
Y
Z
G
W
E
M
O
D
E
L
G
X
Q
P
O
B
B
H
J
U
T
F
N
F
C
V
O
V
F
J
I
P
L
A
N
E
T
N
T
R
G
I
A
V
T
L
Y
K
I
L
E
L
B
O
F
R
D
I
N
E
R
O
E
R
S
H
A
D
Y
M
E
T
L
S
I
L
E
N
T
O
F
U
O
P
F
R
O
Z
E
N
X
1.
6.
11.
2.
7.
12.
3.
8.
13.
4.
9.
14.
5.
10.
15.
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Circle the spelling words. Then write the words below.
Practice
Name
pilot
diner
tiger
Spelling:
Open Syllables
favor
lemon
planet
model
shady
robot
tiny
label
cozy
silent
spider
frozen
A. Rhyme Time
Write the spelling word that rhymes with each word below.
1. chosen
4. lady
2. table
5. nosy
3. flavor
6. rider
B. Syllable Patterns
How a word is divided into syllables may depend on whether
the vowel in the first part of the word is long or short. If the
first syllable has a short vowel sound, it is usually divided after
the consonant. If the first syllable has a long vowel sound, it is
usually divided after the vowel. Divide each spelling word into
syllables.
7. pilot
8. planet
9. robot
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10. model
11. diner
12. silent
13. tiger
14. lemon
15. tiny
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147
Practice
Name
pilot
diner
tiger
Spelling:
Open Syllables
favor
lemon
planet
model
shady
robot
tiny
label
cozy
silent
spider
frozen
A. What’s the Word?
Complete each sentence with a spelling word.
1. The black
was spinning a new web.
2. The large,
oak tree is home to many animals.
3. The Bengal
, which is a kind of large cat, lives in India.
Earth.
4. Birds build nests on every part of the
pond.
5. Many fish live beneath the surface of a
, warm den all winter.
6. The black bear slept in his
7. It takes many
ants to build an anthill.
tree and eating the sour fruit.
8. Bugs were living in the
as a mouse as she landed in her nest.
9. The owl was as
10. I made a clay
of a beehive for my science project.
B. Def ine It!
11. A tag
12. A machine that looks like a person
13. A small restaurant
14. Special help given to a friend
15. A person who steers a plane
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Write the spelling word that has the same meaning as each word
or phrase below.
Practice
Name
Spelling:
Open Syllables
A. Proofreading
There are six spelling mistakes in this report. Circle the
misspelled words. Write the words correctly on the lines below.
King of the Jungle
Some people think that the lion is the king of the jungle, but lions do not
even live in jungles. The real king of the jungle is the tigger!
I did a report on these large cats. Here are a few things I learned. These
animals live in Asia, not in Africa, as many people think. They are tiene when
they are born, only two or three pounds, but they grow fast. The biggest one on
the plannett weighs more than 1,000 pounds! Because they live alone, they can
be siellent as they walk through the shadey forest looking for food.
The next time someone calls a lion the king of the jungle, do me a faiver,
and tell them the truth!
1.
4.
2.
5.
3.
6.
B. Writing Activity
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Imagine that you are an insect living in your backyard. Write a
paragraph describing something about your life in this backyard
home. Use at least four spelling words in your description.
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Practice
Name
Spelling:
Open Syllables
Look at the words in each set below. One word in each set
is spelled correctly. Look at Sample A. The letter next to the
correctly spelled word in Sample A has been shaded in. Do
Sample B yourself. Shade the letter of the word that is spelled
correctly. When you are sure you know what to do, go on with
the rest of the page.




Sample B:




wagon
wagen
waggon
waggen
pallace
pallase
palase
palace
1. 



pilote
pilot
pillot
pielot
6. 



planet
plannet
planit
plannit
11. 



labbel
labil
label
labul
2. 



dinar
dinnar
dyner
diner
7. 



modell
model
moddel
modul
12. 



cozzy
cozie
cosie
cozy
3. 



tiger
tigger
tyger
tiggur
8. 



shadey
shadie
shady
shadee
13. 



silente
silent
sillent
silant
4. 



favur
favvor
favor
favore
9. 



robbut
robat
robot
robbat
14. 



spidur
spiddar
spider
spidder
5. 



lemone
lemon
lemmon
lemmin
10. 



tinee
tinnie
tiney
tiny
15. 



frozen
frowzen
frausen
frauzen
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Sample A:
Practice
Name
Spelling:
Prefixes
Fold back the paper
along the dotted line.
Use the blanks to
write each word as it
is read aloud. When
you finish the test,
unfold the paper. Use
the list at the right to
correct any spelling
mistakes.
1.
1. untied
2.
2. repay
3.
3. disagree
4.
4. preheat
5.
5. unafraid
6.
6. return
7.
7. preschool
8.
8. dislike
9.
9. disappear
10.
10. resell
11.
11. precook
12.
12. prepay
13.
13. unbeaten
14.
14. reprint
15.
15. unwrap
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Review Words 16.
16. tiger
17.
17. planet
18.
18. spider
Challenge Words 19.
19. unlucky
20.
20. recover
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Practice
Name
Spelling:
Prefixes
untied
repay
disagree
preheat
unafraid
return
preschool
dislike
disappear
resell
precook
prepay
unbeaten
reprint
unwrap
Find and Circle
D
I
S
A
P
P
E
A
R
U
I
U
X
U
R
R
R
X
E
N
S
N
Z
N
E
E
E
D
P
A
A
T
K
W
P
S
T
I
R
F
G
I
Q
R
A
C
U
S
I
R
R
E
P
A
Y
H
R
L
N
A
E
D
Q
P
Z
O
N
I
T
I
E
P
R
E
C
O
O
K
Q
D
R
E
S
E
L
L
K
E
X
Z
U
N
B
E
A
T
E
N
Z
K
K
X
P
R
E
H
E
A
T
Z
1.
6.
11.
2.
7.
12.
3.
8.
13.
4.
9.
14.
5.
10.
15.
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Circle the hidden spelling words. Then write the words below.
Practice
Name
untied
repay
disagree
Spelling:
Prefixes
preheat
unafraid
return
preschool
dislike
disappear
resell
precook
prepay
unbeaten
reprint
unwrap
Write the spelling words that begin with each of these prefixes.
re-
un-
1.
8.
2.
9.
3.
10.
4.
11.
dis-
pre-
5.
12.
6.
13.
7.
14.
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15.
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Practice
Name
untied
repay
disagree
Spelling:
Prefixes
preheat
unafraid
return
preschool
dislike
disappear
resell
precook
prepay
unbeaten
reprint
unwrap
A. What’s the Word?
Complete each sentence with a spelling word.
my puppy.
1. I do not know anyone who would
2. She
his leash and took him for a walk.
3. Can we
the snake to the pet store?
the oven!
4. My cat knows how to
5. The ducks
6. I have to
under the water.
with you—I think pets are terrific!
.
7. She brought her pet hamster with her to
8. We can never
9. My turtle is
10. That rabbit knows how to
you for saving our cat.
in our neighborhood turtle races.
a candy bar!
B. Find the Base
Write the base word for the spelling words below.
12. prepay
13. resell
14. reprint
15. precook
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11. unafraid
Practice
Name
Spelling:
Prefixes
A. There are six spelling mistakes in this paragraph. Circle the
misspelled words. Write the words correctly on the lines below.
My sister Ariel is in preskoul. She has a cat named Sally. Ariel and
Sally both disslike dogs. They run screaming if they see a dog, no matter
how gentle or sweet the dog is.
One day, Ariel and I were in the yard playing when we heard a dog
barking near our house. I was unafrade, so I went to see why he was
barking. When I got closer, I saw Sally tangled in the dog’s leash. She
was scratching at him, but he was just sitting there calling for help. When
I untyed the cat, the dog ran off.
Ariel would like to reepay the dog for his kindness, but we have never
seen him rettern.
1.
4.
2.
5.
3.
6.
B. Writing Activity
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Do you have a pet? Is there an animal you would like to have
for a pet? Write a paragraph describing your pet or the pet you
would like to have. Use at least four spelling words in your
description.
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155
Practice
Name
Spelling:
Prefixes
Look at the words in each set below. One word in each set
is spelled correctly. Look at Sample A. The letter next to the
correctly spelled word in Sample A has been shaded in. Do
Sample B yourself. Shade the letter of the word that is spelled
correctly. When you are sure you know what to do, go on with
the rest of the page.
Sample A:
Sample B:
 unwind
 unwinde
 unwynd
 unwynde
1. 



untied
entied
unteid
uhntied
6. 



ruhturn
return
ruturn
retern
11. 



percook
prekook
preecok
precook
2. 



reepay
repaye
repay
repai
7. 



preschol
preschool
preeschool
preskool
12. 



perpay
prepai
preepay
prepay
3. 



dissagree
disagree
disagre
dissagrea
8. 



disslike
dislaik
disslake
dislike
13. 



unbeeten
unbeatan
unbeaten
unbieten
4. 



preheat
preet
preeat
perheat
9. 



disappear
disapear
dissapear
disappeer
14. 



repprint
repint
reprint
reeprint
5. 



unfraid
unnafraid
unafrade
unafraid
resell
resel
reesel
reesell
15. 



unrapp
unwrap
unwrapp
unrap
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 rerrun
 reerun
rerun
 rerunn
Practice
Name
Spelling:
Final Stable Syllables
© Macmillan/McGraw-Hill
Fold back the paper
along the dotted line.
Use the blanks to
write each word as it
is read aloud. When
you finish the test,
unfold the paper.
Use the list at the
right to correct any
spelling mistakes.
1.
1. able
2.
2. purple
3.
3. riddle
4.
4. handle
5.
5. towel
6.
6. eagle
7.
7. puzzle
8.
8. castle
9.
9. little
10.
10. nickel
11.
11. camel
12.
12. pickle
13.
13. travel
14.
14. tunnel
15.
15. squirrel
Review Words 16.
16. dislike
17.
17. return
18.
18. unwrap
Challenge Words 19.
20.
19. motel
20. couple
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Practice
Name
able
purple
riddle
Spelling:
Final Stable Syllables
handle
towel
eagle
puzzle
castle
little
nickel
camel
pickle
travel
tunnel
squirrel
A. Rhyme Time
Circle the spelling word in each row that rhymes with the word on the
left. Then write the spelling word.
1. tickle
pickle
picnic
2. table
able
bubble
3. middle
puddle
riddle
4. owl
towel
bowl
5. trickle
tricking
nickel
6. candle
handy
handle
B. X the Word
7. little
puzzle
barrel
riddle
8. pickle
panel
purple
puzzle
9. travel
tunnel
towel
handle
10. castle
camel
cattle
couple
11. awful
able
eagle
table
12. handle
stable
sparkle
squirrel
C. Write
Write two sentences using a spelling word in each sentence.
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Put an X on the word that does not fit the spelling pattern.
Practice
Name
able
purple
riddle
Spelling:
Final Stable Syllables
handle
towel
eagle
puzzle
castle
little
nickel
camel
pickle
travel
tunnel
squirrel
Pattern Power!
Write the spelling words with these spelling patterns for the
final /_l/ sound.
-el
1.
4.
2.
5.
3.
6.
-le
7.
12.
8.
13.
9.
14.
10.
15.
11.
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Syllable Patterns
How a word is divided into syllables may depend on whether
the vowel in the first part of the word is long or short. Divide the
following spelling words into syllables.
16. able
19. nickel
17. camel
20. handle
18. eagle
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Practice
Name
able
purple
riddle
Spelling:
Final Stable Syllables
handle
towel
eagle
puzzle
castle
little
nickel
camel
pickle
travel
tunnel
squirrel
What’s the Word?
Complete each sentence with a spelling word.
1. Our class was
2. Save an extra dime or
3. The doctors
4. The house is not a
5. If we each give a
stronger.
6. We drive through a
shelter.
to help out at the soup kitchen.
each week to give to help others.
to other countries to help the sick.
, but it is a nice home.
bit of ourselves, our city can be
on our way to the homeless
It Takes Three
Read the heading for each group of words. Then add the spelling
word that belongs in that group.
Colors
8. green, orange,
Things Used for Washing Hands
9. soap, water,
Desert Animals
10. lizard, coyote,
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Birds
7. owl, hawk,
Practice
Name
Spelling:
Final Stable Syllables
A. There are six spelling mistakes in this paragraph. Circle the
misspelled words. Write the words correctly on the lines below.
My parents always taught me that it is important to give to those who
have less than we do. It does not have to mean giving money. If you are
abbel, it is also great to give your time and talents.
Each summer, we travle to a nearby city and work with a group of
people building a house for another family. Even when I was litel, I could
help by passing out lunch to the workers. Everyone got a sandwich and
a pikkel. Then I would spend the afternoon playing with toys or a puzle
with other kids.
Last year, I was old enough to handel a bigger job. I would bring the
right tools to my mom and dad.
It feels good to help others. It can be a lot of fun, too!
1.
4.
2.
5.
3.
6.
B. Writing Activity
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Do you have a hero? People who help others are community
heroes. Write four questions you would like to ask your hero.
Use at least three spelling words in your questions.
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Practice
Name
Spelling:
Final Stable Syllables
Look at the words in each set below. One word in each set
is spelled correctly. Look at Sample A. The letter next to the
correctly spelled word in Sample A has been shaded in. Do
Sample B yourself. Shade the letter of the word that is spelled
correctly. When you are sure you know what to do, go on with
the rest of the page.
Sample A:
Sample B:
1. 



abel
abal
abul
able
6. 



eagel
eagal
eagell
eagle
11. 



cammel
camel
cammle
camle
2. 



purple
purpal
purpel
purpple
7. 



puzzel
puzzle
puzzal
puzall
12. 



pickel
pickal
pickle
pickul
3. 



riddel
riddle
riddal
riddull
8. 



castel
cassel
castal
castle
13. 



travle
traval
travel
travvell
4. 



handle
handel
handal
handell
9. 



littel
little
litle
littal
14. 



tunnel
tunnle
tunnal
tunell
5. 



towle
towwell
towell
towel
10. 



nickle
nickal
nickel
nickell
15. 



squirl
squirrel
squirrul
squirel
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 stabal
 stable
 stabel
 stabble
funnel
 funnul
 funnle
 funnal
Practice
Name
Spelling:
Vowel Team Syllables
Fold back the paper
along the dotted line.
Use the blanks to
write each word as it
is read aloud. When
you finish the test,
unfold the paper. Use
the list at the right to
correct any spelling
mistakes.
1.
1. about
2.
2. allowing
3.
3. appear
4.
4. wayward
5.
5. coffee
6.
6. complain
7.
7. enjoyed
8.
8. explaining
9.
9. poison
10.
10. remain
11.
11. repeat
12.
12. unreal
13.
13. unclear
14.
14. reading
15.
15. detail
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Review Words 16.
16. able
17.
17. puzzle
18.
18. pickle
Challenge Words 19.
20.
19. fourteen
20. holiday
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Grade 3/Unit 6
163
Practice
Name
about
allowing
appear
Spelling:
Vowel Team Syllables
wayward
coffee
complain
enjoyed
explaining
poison
remain
repeat
unreal
unclear
reading
detail
1. complain
complete
contain
certain
2. remain
remind
unclean
obtain
3. detail
decal
retail
destroy
4. coffee
clearly
crafty
toffee
5. repeat
repair
defeat
rebate
6. about
above
coach
without
7. reading
bedding
leading
treading
8. appear
approach
fear
appeal
9. enjoyed
annoyed
entered
repaired
10. unreal
unwrap
appeal
unread
11. explaining
exploring
raining
planning
12. unclear
unclip
crease
near
1.
5.
9.
2.
6.
10.
3.
7.
11.
4.
8.
12.
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A. Circle the word in each row that rhymes with the spelling word.
Then write the spelling words below.
Practice
Name
about
allowing
appear
Spelling:
Vowel Team Syllables
wayward
coffee
complain
enjoyed
explaining
poison
remain
repeat
unreal
unclear
reading
detail
A. Write the spelling words that have the long a sound.
1.
4.
2.
5.
3.
B. Write the spelling words that contain the spelling patterns below.
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ea
ai
6.
13.
7.
14.
8.
15.
9.
16.
10.
ay
ou
17.
11.
oy
ow
18.
12.
oi
19.
ee
20.
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Practice
Name
about
allowing
appear
Spelling:
Vowel Team Syllables
wayward
coffee
complain
enjoyed
explaining
poison
remain
repeat
unreal
unclear
reading
detail
A. What’s the Word?
Complete each sentence with a spelling word.
1. I am
a book of trickster tales.
Coyote.
2. Some of the tales are
3. He is described in a lot of
.
the African tale about Tortoise, too.
4. I really
5. Do you think tricksters are
characters?
6. They
to be clever and cunning.
7. They
tricky for most of the story.
8. Then they get careless,
other characters to trick them.
9. Do you think tricksters
end?
when they get tricked in the
B. It Takes Three
Write the spelling word that goes with the other two words.
11. telling, showing,
12. again, retell,
13. confusing, blurry,
14. fake, make-believe,
15. deadly, chemical,
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10. milk, tea,
Practice
Name
Spelling:
Vowel Team Syllables
A. There are six spelling mistakes in this paragraph. Circle the
misspelled words. Write the words correctly on the lines below.
Tales Retold
People in countries all over the world have enjoid trickster tales
for many years. Storytellers repeete them over and over. Stories abuot
tricksters are often amusing. The purpose of some trickster tales is
explayning how things work in nature. When raeding a trickster tale, you
expect the trickster to do something clever. In some trickster tales, it may
appare that the trickster will outwit another character, but instead the
trickster gets tricked!
1.
4.
2.
5.
3.
6.
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B. Write a paragraph about trickster tales. Use at least three
spelling words in your paragraph.
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Practice
Name
Spelling:
Vowel Team Syllables
Look at the words in each set below. One word in each set
is spelled correctly. Look at Sample A. The letter next to the
correctly spelled word in Sample A has been shaded in. Do
Sample B yourself. Shade the letter of the word that is spelled
correctly. When you are sure you know what to do, go on with
the rest of the page.




Sample B:




wiekly
wekely
weekly
wekly
teepot
teapot
tepot
tiepot
1. 



remain
remayn
remane
remean
6. 



enjoiyed
enjoid
enjoyd
enjoyed
11. 



allouing
allowing
alowing
alouwing
2. 



aboit
aboot
abowt
about
7. 



unreil
unrele
unriel
unreal
12. 



explaining
explaning
explaneing
expleining
3. 



detal
detayl
detail
detale
8. 



apear
appear
apeer
appair
13. 



poyson
poysin
poison
poisin
4. 



waiward
wayward
waward
weiward
9. 



unclair
unclere
unclear
uncleer
14. 



repeat
repete
repeet
repiet
5. 



cofee
coffee
cofey
coffey
complain
complane
complaign
complein
15. 



reding
rieding
reeding
reading
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Sample A:
Practice
Spelling:
r-Controlled
Vowel Syllables
Name
Fold back the paper
along the dotted line.
Use the blanks to
write each word as it
is read aloud. When
you finish the test,
unfold the paper. Use
the list at the right to
correct any spelling
mistakes.
1.
1. sister
2.
2. sailor
3.
3. dollar
4.
4. toaster
5.
5. winter
6.
6. doctor
7.
7. layer
8.
8. dancer
9.
9. mayor
10.
10. writer
11.
11. silver
12.
12. cellar
13.
13. trailer
14.
14. December
15.
15. author
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Review Words 16.
16. about
17.
17. explaining
18.
18. repeat
Challenge Words 19.
20.
19. circular
20. editor
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Grade 3/Unit 6
169
Practice
Spelling:
r-Controlled
Vowel Syllables
Name
sister
sailor
dollar
toaster
winter
doctor
layer
dancer
mayor
writer
silver
cellar
trailer
December
author
A. Circle the spelling word that rhymes with the word on the left.
1. player
layer
flyer
platter
2. trailer
silver
sailing
sailor
3. fighter
writer
water
fatter
4. collar
color
dollar
deliver
5. answer
drawer
dancer
dinner
6. mister
sister
master
clowns
7. sister
silver
summer
sailor
8. December
dancer
doctor
danger
9. tractor
trailer
toaster
temper
10. cellar
dollar
duller
collar
11. winter
visitor
writer
layer
12. matter
author
mayor
anchor
C. Complete each spelling word.
1. lay
6. doct
11. sist
2. may
7. silv
12. auth
3. writ
8. doll
13. Decemb
4. cell
9. danc
14. wint
5. trail
10. toast
15. sail
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B. Put an X on the word that does not fit the spelling pattern in each
row.
Practice
Spelling:
r-Controlled
Vowel Syllables
Name
sister
sailor
dollar
toaster
winter
doctor
layer
dancer
mayor
writer
silver
cellar
trailer
December
author
A. Pattern Power!
Write the spelling words with these spelling patterns for the
final /_r/ sound.
-er
-or
1.
10.
2.
11.
3.
12.
4.
13.
5.
6.
7.
-ar
14.
15.
8.
9.
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B. Syllable Patterns
How a word is divided into syllables may depend on whether
the vowel in the first part of the word is long or short. Divide the
following spelling words into syllables.
16. sailor
17. winter
18. toaster
19. author
20. trailer
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171
Practice
Spelling:
r-Controlled
Vowel Syllables
Name
sister
sailor
dollar
toaster
winter
doctor
layer
dancer
mayor
writer
silver
cellar
trailer
December
author
A. Finish the Sentence
Complete each sentence using a spelling word.
will be able to vote.
1. This year, my oldest
2. Thomas Jefferson was one
Independence.
of the Declaration of
3. My parents went to a rally for the
.
a vest over a shirt.
4. I like to
.
5. He started his campaign in the month of
6. In the
to shelters.
it is important to donate blankets and clothing
7. George Washington’s picture is on the
8. The candidate travels in a
bill.
during the campaign.
B. Analogies
Use the spelling words to complete the analogies below.
.
9. Jazz is to musician as ballet is to
10. Coffee is to pot as bread is to
.
11. Yellow is to gold as gray is to
.
12. Brush is to painter as pen is to
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An analogy is a statement that compares sets of words that are alike in some
way: Night is to day as black is to white. This analogy points out that night
and day are opposite in the same way that black and white are opposite.
Practice
Spelling:
r-Controlled
Vowel Syllables
Name
A. There are six spelling mistakes in this speech. Circle the
misspelled words. Write the words correctly on the lines below.
Hello, my fellow citizens. Thank you so much for coming out on
this cold winnter day. Seeing you all here is very inspiring. Running
for mayur has been a great experience. I have met so many people
in this community. Yesterday, I spoke to a docter who is concerned
about our hospitals. Later, I spoke to a sailer who is afraid our ports are
too crowded. I even spoke to a danser who says there is not enough
appreciation for the arts. With your help, we will win the election in
Decembur. Then I can help everyone with these issues.
I’ll see you on election day!
1.
4.
2.
5.
3.
6.
B. Writing Activity
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Pretend you are running for class president. Write a speech you
would give to your class. Use at least three spelling words in your
paragraph.
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Practice
Spelling:
r-Controlled
Vowel Syllables
Name
Look at the words in each set below. One word in each set
is spelled correctly. Look at Sample A. The letter next to the
correctly spelled word in Sample A has been shaded in. Do
Sample B yourself. Shade the letter of the word that is spelled
correctly. When you are sure you know what to do, go on with
the rest of the page.




Sample B:




rivare
rivur
riverr
river
swimmer
swimer
swimmur
swimmir
1. 



sistur
sisster
sister
sistar
6. 



doctor
dokter
docter
doctar
11. 



silvur
silvher
silver
silvor
2. 



sailor
sailir
sailer
sailar
7. 



laiyer
layar
layor
layer
12. 



sellar
celler
cellar
celar
3. 



doller
dollar
dollor
dollur
8. 



dancer
danser
dancur
dancir
13. 



traylor
trailor
traler
trailer
4. 



toster
tosteer
taoster
toaster
9. 



maior
mayor
mayore
mayer
14. 



Decemeber
Decembur
December
Decembir
5. 



wintir
winter
whinter
wenter
10. 



riter
writer
writor
writtor
15. 



auther
authur
author
arthor
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Sample A:
Practice
Name
Spelling:
Suffixes
Fold back the paper
along the dotted line.
Use the blanks to
write each word as it
is read aloud. When
you finish the test,
unfold the paper. Use
the list at the right to
correct any spelling
mistakes.
1.
1. careful
2.
2. cheerful
3.
3. helpful
4.
4. colorful
5.
5. harmful
6.
6. peaceful
7.
7. pitiful
8.
8. painless
9.
9. priceless
10.
10. helpless
11.
11. sleepless
12.
12. rainless
13.
13. helplessly
14.
14. carefully
15.
15. peacefully
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Review Words 16.
16. doctor
17.
17. dollar
18.
18. December
Challenge Words 19.
19. wonderful
20.
20. cloudless
One Riddle, One Answer
Grade 3/Unit 6
175
Practice
Name
careful
cheerful
helpful
Spelling:
Suffixes
colorful
harmful
peaceful
pitiful
painless
priceless
helpless
sleepless
rainless
helplessly
carefully
peacefully
A. Add Suffixes
Combine the words and suffixes to write the spelling words.
1. pain + less
9. care + ful
2. harm + ful
10. helpless + ly
3. sleep + less
11. careful + ly
4. peaceful + ly
12. peace + ful
5. help + ful
13. help + less
6. pity + ful
14. cheer + ful
7. rain + less
15. price + less
8. color + ful
B. Write
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Write two sentences using a spelling word in each sentence.
Riddle, One Answer
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Grade 3/Unit 6
Practice
Name
careful
cheerful
helpful
Spelling:
Suffixes
colorful
harmful
peaceful
pitiful
painless
priceless
helpless
sleepless
rainless
helplessly
carefully
peacefully
Pattern Power!
Write the spelling words that end with each of these suffixes.
-ful
-less
1.
11.
2.
12.
3.
13.
4.
14.
5.
15.
6.
7.
-ly
8.
9.
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10.
One Riddle, One Answer
Grade 3/Unit 6
177
Practice
Name
careful
cheerful
helpful
Spelling:
Suffixes
colorful
harmful
peaceful
pitiful
painless
priceless
helpless
sleepless
rainless
helplessly
carefully
peacefully
For each spelling word below, write the base word. The first one
is done for you.
1. peaceful
peace
2. helplessly
3. cheerful
4. helpful
5. harmful
6. helpless
7. colorful
8. painless
9. carefully
10. rainless
11. careful
12. sleepless
13. pitiful
15. peacefully
Which base word changes y to i when adding a suffix?
16.
Riddle, One Answer
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14. priceless
Practice
Name
Spelling:
Suffixes
A. There are six spelling mistakes in this paragraph. Circle the
misspelled words. Write the words correctly on the lines below.
From behind the tree, the doctor observed the lion as he slept
peacfully by the swamp. The doctor knew that even though the lion
looked pieceful, he needed to get some very important medicine. To
give the lion the medicine, the doctor would have to be very, very
carefull. Lions do not like to be surprised. The shot would be paneless,
though. Without it, the lion would be helples to fight the disease that was
spreading in the jungle. The doctor knew he had a hard job. Yet it was
important to him to have a job that was helpfull to animals.
1.
4.
2.
5.
3.
6.
B. Writing Activity
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Write about a job in science you might want to have someday.
Use at least three spelling words in your paragraph.
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Grade 3/Unit 6
179
Practice
Name
Spelling:
Suffixes
Look at the words in each set below. One word in each set
is spelled correctly. Look at Sample A. The letter next to the
correctly spelled word in Sample A has been shaded in. Do
Sample B yourself. Shade the letter of the word that is spelled
correctly. When you are sure you know what to do, go on with
the rest of the page.
Sample B:




hopefull
hopefill
hopeful
hopefle
1. 



careful
carefull
carefol
carefill
6. 



peacfil
peacefull
peaceful
peacefill
11. 



sleeplass
sleapless
sleepless
sleepliss
2. 



cheerfil
cheerful
chearful
cheerfull
7. 



pitiful
pitefull
pitifill
pitifull
12. 



rainlass
rainless
raneless
rainliss
3. 



helpfil
helpfol
helpful
helpfull
8. 



painlass
painless
painliss
painluss
13. 



helplessli
helplissly
helplesslly
helplessly
4. 



colorfil
colorfol
colorfull
colorful
9. 



pricelass
pricelass
priceluss
priceless
14. 



carefulli
carefuly
carefully
carefilly
5. 



harmfil
harmfill
harmfull
harmful
10. 



helpless
helpliss
helplass
helplest
15. 



peasefully
peacefully
peacefuly
peacefilly
Riddle, One Answer
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careles
carelest
carelless
careless
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Sample A:
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