Niles Adventist School

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3rd Grade Spelling Lists
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Spelling 3rd Grade
 
Week 1
(short a, i)
  1. him
  2. lamp
  3. lift
  4. band
  5. fast
  6. swift
  7. grab
  8. slip
  9. crib
  10. gift
  11. plan
  12. mill
  13. trash
  14. risk
  15. pick
 
Week 2
(short e, o, u)
  1. bump
  2. sled
  3. drug
  4. nest
  5. block
  6. frog
  7. shelf
  8. stomp
  9. pond
  10. rock
  11. plug
  12. hum
  13. test
  14. spent
  15. must
 
 
 
 
 
Week 3
(long a, i)
  1. cave
  2. hide
  3. made
  4. drive
  5. gate
  6. life
  7. safe
  8. dime
  9. flame
  10. brake
  11. tithe
  12. stage
  13. ripe
  14. brave
  15. smile
 
Week 4
(Long o: o-e, oa)
  1. rose
  2. soak
  3. bone
  4. oak
  5. robe
  6. broke
  7. globe
  8. stone
  9. vote
  10. soap
  11. spoke
  12. toad
  13. cost
  14. mole
  15. roar
 
 
 
 
 
Week 5
(long u: u-e, oo, ew)
1.    use
2.    dew
3.    dune
4.    food
5.    true
6.    flute
7.    noon
8.    rule
9.    mule
10.  droop
11.  grew
12.  flew
13.  room
14.  news
15.  school
 
Week 6
(hard & soft /c/, /g/)
1.    face
2.    wagon
3.    wig
4.    cube
5.    game
6.    card
7.    cabin
8.    huge
9.    page
10.  range
11.  giant
12.  cage
13.  goat
14.  price
15.  gone
 
 
 
 
 
Week 7
(long a: ai, ay, eigh)
1.    main
2.    gray
3.    rain
4.    weigh
5.    stay
6.    eight
7.    tray
8.    fail
9.    clay
10.  snail
11.  spray
12.  waist
13.  trail
14.  sprain
15.  playful
 
Week 8
(long e: ee, ea)
1.    beach
2.    sheep
3.    leave
4.    dream
5.    sneak
6.    mean
7.    leaf
8.    feast
9.    free
10.  heat
11.  team
12.  keep
13.  heel
14.  green
15.  bee
 
 
 
 
 
Week 9 Unit Review
  1. use
  2. dew
  3. dune
  4. true
  5. flute
  6. noon
  7. rule
  8. mule
  9. droop
  10. grew
  11. flew
  12. news
  13. school
  14. soak
  15. bone
  16. oak
  17. robe
  18. broke
  19. globe
  20. stone
  21. vote
  22. soap
  23. spoke
  24. toad
  25. coat
  26. mole
  27. roar
  28. main
  29. gray
  30. rain
  31. weigh
  32. stay
  33. eight
  34. tray
  35. fail
  36. clay
  37. snail
  38. spray
  39. waist
  40. trail
  41. sprain
Week 10
(/oi/: oi, oy, /ou/: ow, ou)
1.    coin
2.    clown
3.    soil
4.    destroy
5.    point
6.    enjoy
7.    howl
8.    royal
9.    crowd
10.  mouse
11.  royal
12.  south
13.  plow
14.  pound
15.  shout
 
 
Week 11
(/o/: aw, au)
1.    saw
2.    haul
3.    draw
4.    pause
5.    claw
6.    yawn
7.    hawk
8.    awful
9.    auto
10.  fault
11.  launch
12.  lawn
13.  haunt
14.  straw
15.  vault
 
 
 
 
 
Week  12
(w, wh)
1.    word
2.    white
3.    west
4.    we’ll
5.    where
6.    wake
7.    whale
8.    will
9.    why
10.  which
11.  went
12.  while
13.  was
14.  wheel
15.  water
 
 
 
Week 13
(ch, tch)
1.    such
2.    catch
3.    touch
4.    chin
5.    children
6.    hatch
7.    rich
8.    pitch
9.    lunch
10.  watch
11.  chest
12.  scratch
13.  church
14.  much
15. branch
 
 
 
 
 
Week 14
(frequently misspelled words)
1.    any
2.    sure
3.    work
4.    color
5.    says
6.    even
7.    been
8.    does
9.    said
10.  goes
11.  none
12.  very
13.  only
14.  from
15. great
 
Week 15
(-ed, -ing)
1.    make
2.    making
3.    live
4.    lived
5.    bite
6.    biting
7.    moved
8.    moved
9.    take
10.  taking
11.  have
12.  having
13.  hike
14.  hiked
15.  hiking
 
 
 
 
 
Week 16
(-ed, -ing)
  1. save
  2. saved
  3. saving
  4. mail
  5. mailed
  6. mailing
  7. ask
  8. asked
  9. asking
  10. wave
  11. waved
  12. waving
  13. race
  14. raced
  15. racing
 
 
Week 17
(Review)
  1. where
  2. why
  3. went
  4. was
  5. such
  6. catch
  7. much
  8. says
  9. been
  10. said
  11. from
  12. making
  13. moved
  14. asking
  15. waving
 
 
 
 
 
 
Week 18
(double consonants)
  1. silly
  2. better
  3. dinner
  4. daddy
  5. berry
  6. letter
  7. offer
  8. sorry
  9. mitten
  10. puppet
  11. zipper
  12. happen
  13. jello
  14. parrot
  15. soccer
 
 
 
Week 19
(contractions using not & is)
  1. can’t
  2. isn’t
  3. here’s
  4. weren’t
  5. hasn’t
  6. hadn’t
  7. who’s
  8. what’s
  9. don’t
  10. he’s
  11. wasn’t
  12. aren’t
  13. didn’t
  14. that’s
  15. she’s
 
 
 
 
Week 20
(plurals: -s, -es)
  1. bus
  2. buses
  3. shop
  4. shops
  5. skate
  6. skates
  7. dress
  8. dresses
  9. peach
  10. peaches
  11. help
  12. helps
  13. slide
  14. slides
  15. fish
 
 
 
Week 21
(homophones)
  1. to
  2. too
  3. two
  4. buy
  5. bye
  6. by
  7. hear
  8. here
  9. tail
  10. tale
  11. knew
  12. new
  13. blue
  14. blew
  15. know
 
 
 
Week 22
(plurals: change y to I and add es)
  1. pony
  2. ponies
  3. balloon
  4. balloons
  5. bunny
  6. bunnies
  7. family
  8. families
  9. penny
  10. pennies
  11. party
  12. parties
  13. city
  14. cities
  15. cries
 
 
Week 23
(-ank, -ink, -ing, -ong)
  1. thank
  2. thing
  3. song
  4. sank
  5. bang
  6. ring
  7. strong
  8. bank
  9. clang
  10. fling
  11. ink
  12. blank
  13. pink
  14. shrink
  15. bring
 
 
 
 
 
Week 24
(days of the week, time words)
  1. Sunday
  2. Monday
  3. Tuesday
  4. Wednesday
  5. Thursday
  6. Friday
  7. Saturday
  8. Sabbath
  9. o’clock
  10. midnight
  11. morning
  12. afternoon
  13. weekend
  14. weekday
  15. today
 
 
Week 25
(r-controlled vowels /ar/: air, ear, are)
  1. air
  2. spare
  3. hairy
  4. pear
  5. dare
  6. bear
  7. care
  8. stairs
  9. pair
  10. rare
  11. stare
  12. share
  13. fair
  14. chair
  15. scared
 
 
 
 
Week 26
(r-controlled vowels /ur/, /or/: ir, ur, or)
  1. burn
  2. story
  3. turkey
  4. forget
  5. fur
  6. horn
  7. thirty
  8. tore
  9. chirp
  10. skirt
  11. purple
  12. forest
  13. first
  14. nurse
  15. herd
 
 
Week 27
(kn, wr, mb silent letters)
  1. knot
  2. wrist
  3. lamb
  4. knee
  5. wrap
  6. comb
  7. knock
  8. wreck
  9. thumb
  10. kneel
  11. wrong
  12. climb
  13. know
  14. wrote
  15. knife
 
 
 
 
Week 28
(homophones)
  1. sent
  2. cent
  3. plain
  4. plane
  5. two
  6. too
  7. to
  8. tail
  9. tale
  10. whole
  11. hole
  12. by
  13. buy
  14. new
  15. knew
 
 
 
Week 29
(names of months)
  1. January
  2. February
  3. March
  4. April
  5. May
  6. June
  7. July
  8. August
  9. September
  10. October
  11. November
  12. December
  13. winter
  14. spring
  15. summer
  16. fall
 
 
 
 
Week 30
(enders –er, -est)
  1. longer
  2. cutest
  3. deeper
  4. slowest
  5. latest
  6. longest
  7. slower
  8. deepest
  9. cuter
  10. tallest
  11. shortest
  12. lower
  13. lowest
  14. highest
  15. smaller
 
 
 
Week 31
(compound words)
  1. airplane
  2. into
  3. rowboat
  4. notebook
  5. airport
  6. grandmother
  7. waterfall
  8. lighthouse
  9. doorbell
  10. bookcase
  11. driveway
  12. outside
  13. seashells
  14. raincoat
  15. someday
 
 
 
 
Week 32
(misspelled words)
  1. please
  2. trouble
  3. aloud
  4. once
  5. their
  6. done
  7. laugh
  8. these
  9. other
  10. traffic
  11. every
  12. many
  13. really
  14. easy
  15. people
 
Week 33
(compound words)
  1. homemade
  2. sunset
  3. newspaper
  4. fireplace
  5. birthday
  6. sidewalk
  7. downtown
  8. grandfather
  9. something
  10. sunshine
  11. football
  12. bedroom
  13. sometime
  14. doorknob
  15. cookbook
 
Week 34
 (holidays, event words)
  1. New Year’s Day
  2. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  3. President’s Day
  4. Valentine’s Day
  5. April Fool’s Day
  6. Easter
  7. Earth Day
  8. Memorial Day
  9. Flag Day
  10. Fourth of July
  11. Labor Day
  12. Veteran’s Day
  13. Thanksgiving
  14. Hanukkah
  15. Christmas
 

Niles Adventist School

110 N Fairview Ave

Niles, MI 49120-1570