Reading: Foundational Skills : Third Grade English Language Arts Worksheets

This page contains all our printable worksheets in section Reading: Foundational Skills of Third Grade English Language Arts. As you scroll down, you will see many worksheets for phonics and word recognition, reading fluency, and more.

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Phonics and Word Recognition

Worksheet: Third Grade

Prefixes


Add a prefix to the word in parenthesis ( ) to complete each sentence.

Category:  Reading: Foundational Skills     Phonics and Word Recognition     Prefixes & Suffixes


Worksheet: Third Grade

Suffix Meaning


Choose the word from the word bank and write it next to its correct meaning.

Category:  Reading: Foundational Skills     Phonics and Word Recognition     Prefixes & Suffixes


Worksheet: Third Grade

Suffix Meanings


Read the words carefully and write their correct meaning on the lines provided.

Category:  Reading: Foundational Skills     Phonics and Word Recognition     Prefixes & Suffixes


Worksheet: Third Grade

Add a Suffix


Add suffix to the root words to create new words. Add ‐ly, ‐ing, or ‐y to the word in parentheses to complete each sentence.

Category:  Reading: Foundational Skills     Phonics and Word Recognition     Prefixes & Suffixes


Worksheet: Third Grade

Prefix Meaning Match


Underline the prefix in each of the words, then match each prefix to its correct meaning by writing the letter on the lines provided.

Category:  Reading: Foundational Skills     Phonics and Word Recognition     Prefixes & Suffixes


Worksheet: Third Grade

Prefixes


Match each prefix to its correct definition.

Category:  Reading: Foundational Skills     Phonics and Word Recognition     Prefixes & Suffixes


Worksheet: Third Grade

Suffixes


Combine each root word with the correct suffix. Write the words on the lines. Use each suffix only once.

Category:  Reading: Foundational Skills     Phonics and Word Recognition     Prefixes & Suffixes


Worksheet: Third Grade

Suffixes


Use the suffix (y) or (ly) to the base/root words to complete each sentence.

Category:  Reading: Foundational Skills     Phonics and Word Recognition     Prefixes & Suffixes


Worksheet: Third Grade

Prefixes


Complete each word using the prefixes from the prefix bank. There may be more than one answer for some words.

Category:  Reading: Foundational Skills     Phonics and Word Recognition     Prefixes & Suffixes


Worksheet: Third Grade

Prefixes


Add a prefix to the word in parenthesis ( ) to complete each sentence.

Category:  Reading: Foundational Skills     Phonics and Word Recognition     Prefixes & Suffixes


Worksheet: Third Grade

Prefix Meaning


Choose and circle the correct answers.

Category:  Reading: Foundational Skills     Phonics and Word Recognition     Prefixes & Suffixes


Worksheet: Third Grade

Finding Suffixes


Read, find, and circle the suffix in each word.

Category:  Reading: Foundational Skills     Phonics and Word Recognition     Common Latin Suffixes



Sort the words in the correct boxes. Then write a sentence using a word with a suffix -ar or -ary.

Category:  Reading: Foundational Skills     Phonics and Word Recognition     Common Latin Suffixes


Worksheet: Third Grade

Sharky Suffixes


Circle the word with suffix in each sentence. Split the word into parts and write it on the lines.

Category:  Reading: Foundational Skills     Phonics and Word Recognition     Common Latin Suffixes


Worksheet: Third Grade

Open Syllables


Learn and practice to split the words into syllables.

Category:  Reading: Foundational Skills     Phonics and Word Recognition     Multisyllable Words


Worksheet: Third Grade

Closed Syllables


In a closed syllable, the syllable ends with a consonant and has a short-vowel sound. Practice splitting multisyllabic words into syllables.

Category:  Reading: Foundational Skills     Phonics and Word Recognition     Multisyllable Words


Worksheet: Third Grade

Final Stable Syllables


Final stable syllables have a consonant followed by an le pattern. Write the two syllables that make up each word on the lines.

Category:  Reading: Foundational Skills     Phonics and Word Recognition     Multisyllable Words


Worksheet: Third Grade

Double Consonants


Split the words into syllables, using / to mark the breaks. Helpful tip: Remember the split happens between the double letters.

Category:  Reading: Foundational Skills     Phonics and Word Recognition     Multisyllable Words


Worksheet: Third Grade

Syllables Sorting


Read the words. Sort them by the vowel sound in their first syllable.

Category:  Reading: Foundational Skills     Phonics and Word Recognition     Multisyllable Words


Worksheet: Third Grade

VC/CV Pattern


Use the vowel-consonant-consonant-vowel pattern to split the words into syllables.

Category:  Reading: Foundational Skills     Phonics and Word Recognition     Multisyllable Words


Worksheet: Third Grade

Vowels and Consonants


Use the vowel-consonant-consonant-vowel pattern to split the words into syllables.

Category:  Reading: Foundational Skills     Phonics and Word Recognition     Multisyllable Words


Worksheet: Third Grade

Fiesta With Farm Friends


Practice writing the frequently misspelled words. Then find the words in the word search box.

Category:  Reading: Foundational Skills     Phonics and Word Recognition     Irregularly Spelled Words


Worksheet: Third Grade

Adventure Time With Pirate Palooza


Practice writing and finding the frequently misspelled words with Pirate Palooza.

Category:  Reading: Foundational Skills     Phonics and Word Recognition     Irregularly Spelled Words


Worksheet: Third Grade

Be Happy With Buzzy Bee


Practice writing the words that most children find hard to spell.

Category:  Reading: Foundational Skills     Phonics and Word Recognition     Irregularly Spelled Words


Worksheet: Third Grade

Boo Bonanza


It's getting scary now!!! Write and find the misspelled words in this Halloween themed worksheet.

Category:  Reading: Foundational Skills     Phonics and Word Recognition     Irregularly Spelled Words


Worksheet: Third Grade

Sammy Snowman


Write and find the misspelled words with Sammy the Snowman.

Category:  Reading: Foundational Skills     Phonics and Word Recognition     Irregularly Spelled Words


Worksheet: Third Grade

Irregularly Spelled Words


This packet contains 30 flashcards of irregularly spelled words. Cut along the dotted lines. Print the cards on heavy duty paper laminate for them to last longer.

Category:  Reading: Foundational Skills     Phonics and Word Recognition     Irregularly Spelled Words


Worksheet: Third Grade

Short vowel Word Sort


Sort the spelling words by short vowel sound. Write the spelling word that rhymes with the given words.

Category:  Reading: Foundational Skills     Phonics and Word Recognition     Phonics


Worksheet: Third Grade

Words With /ûr/


Sort and write the Words with /ûr/ sound in the appropriate columns. Write the correct spelling words in the blanks to complete each sentence.

Category:  Reading: Foundational Skills     Phonics and Word Recognition     Phonics


Worksheet: Third Grade

Words With /âr/


Sort and write the spelling words in the appropriate columns. Write the correct spelling words in the blanks to complete each sentence.

Category:  Reading: Foundational Skills     Phonics and Word Recognition     Phonics


Worksheet: Third Grade

Vowel Sounds - /är/ and /ôr/


Write each spelling word under the word which has the same vowel sound.

Category:  Reading: Foundational Skills     Phonics and Word Recognition     Phonics


Worksheet: Third Grade

Word Sort - kn, wr, gn


Sort the spelling words with kn, wr, and gn sound. Write the spelling words that rhymes with the given words.

Category:  Reading: Foundational Skills     Phonics and Word Recognition     Phonics


Worksheet: Third Grade

Words With - kn, wr, gn


Rewrite the words with kn, str, wr, gn in the space provided. Use the spelling words to complete each sentence.

Category:  Reading: Foundational Skills     Phonics and Word Recognition     Phonics


Worksheet: Third Grade

Words With - spr, str, scr, thr


Rewrite the words with spr, str, scr, thr in the space provided. Use the spelling words to complete each sentence.

Category:  Reading: Foundational Skills     Phonics and Word Recognition     Phonics


Worksheet: Third Grade

Word Sort - sh, wh, th


Sort the spelling words with sh, wh, and th sound. Use the spelling words to complete each sentence.

Category:  Reading: Foundational Skills     Phonics and Word Recognition     Phonics


Worksheet: Third Grade

Words With sh, wh, th


Rewrite the spelling words with sh, wh, and th. Then write the spelling words that rhyme with the given words.

Category:  Reading: Foundational Skills     Phonics and Word Recognition     Phonics


Worksheet: Third Grade

Words With ch and tch


Practice sorting, writing, and replacing the spelling words with ch and tch sound.

Category:  Reading: Foundational Skills     Phonics and Word Recognition     Phonics


Worksheet: Third Grade

Long vowel Word Sort


Sort the spelling words by the long vowel sound.Complete the sentences using the long vowel spelling words.

Category:  Reading: Foundational Skills     Phonics and Word Recognition     Phonics


Worksheet: Third Grade

Words with /ü/, /u/, and /u/


Sort and write the spelling words in the appropriate column. Write the spelling words that rhyme with the given words.

Category:  Reading: Foundational Skills     Phonics and Word Recognition     Phonics


Reading Fluency

Worksheet: Third Grade

Willie Mouse


Read the story of a little mouse's journey to the moon, then answer the related questions. (Answer key included)

Category:  Reading: Foundational Skills     Reading Fluency     Reading Texts


Worksheet: Third Grade

Grasshopper


Answer the questions based on the article about the 'Grasshoppers'.

Category:  Reading: Foundational Skills     Reading Fluency     Reading Texts


Worksheet: Third Grade

Context Clues : Fill in the Blanks


Read each sentence carefully. Complete each sentence using the context clues.

Category:  Reading: Foundational Skills     Reading Fluency     Reading Texts


Worksheet: Third Grade

Context Clues: Examples


A writer often gives specific examples as context clues to help his readers with hard and unfamiliar words.

Category:  Reading: Foundational Skills     Reading Fluency     Reading Texts


Worksheet: Third Grade

Context Clues: Definition Clues


A writer often explains the unknown word’s meaning in the sentence itself.

Category:  Reading: Foundational Skills     Reading Fluency     Reading Texts


Worksheet: Third Grade

Rhyme Scheme


Read the poem "My Little Girlie" aloud, then answer the related questions.

Category:  Reading: Foundational Skills     Reading Fluency     Reading Prose and Poetry


Worksheet: Third Grade

Acrostic Poem


Write an acrostic poem for the word "Summer".

Category:  Reading: Foundational Skills     Reading Fluency     Reading Prose and Poetry


Worksheet: Third Grade

Alliteration


Complete the alliteration for the sentences and answer the questions related to the poem "The Tutor".

Category:  Reading: Foundational Skills     Reading Fluency     Reading Prose and Poetry



Read the funny poem about the Queen of Nonsense Land and answer the questions.

Category:  Reading: Foundational Skills     Reading Fluency     Reading Prose and Poetry


Worksheet: Third Grade

Sleepover


Henry and Richard are excited about their sleepover this weekend!

Category:  Reading: Foundational Skills     Reading Fluency     Confirming the Spelling of Words


Worksheet: Third Grade

Archaeologist


Joseph grew up wanting to be an archaeologist. Did his dream come true?

Category:  Reading: Foundational Skills     Reading Fluency     Confirming the Spelling of Words


Worksheet: Third Grade

Green Basilisk Lizard


Learn fun and interesting facts about a lizard that is found in Central America.

Category:  Reading: Foundational Skills     Reading Fluency     Confirming the Spelling of Words


Worksheet: Third Grade

Super Saliva


Saliva or spit? Whatever it is called, it is more than just water in our mouths!

Category:  Reading: Foundational Skills     Reading Fluency     Confirming the Spelling of Words