Vocabulary and Spelling
Wordly Wise Vocabulary
Third grade is the year in which readers transition from the "learning to read" phase to the "reading to learn" phase. Vocabulary knowledge goes hand in hand with reading comprehension. Try reading and comprehending the following sentence:
If you do not have a mobtab, you are not allowed to come to the show.
If you have no idea what a "mobtab" is, you likely will not be allowed to come to the show. Therefore, knowing the meaning of that one word would be very helpful!
With direct vocabulary instruction, students will be able to read increasingly challenging texts throughout the course of the year. Our vocabulary instruction will consist of a mixture of strategies including definition and context, multiple exposure, and active participation through the use of a vocabulary wall.
In our classroom, we will be using a comprehensive program called "Wordly Wise 3000." Students will learn 10-15 new vocabulary words every two weeks. After students have been assessed on a list of words, students will continue to reference those words and use them in context throughout the year.
The link below will bring you to our Homework Center. Here, you will find resources to help your child study and practice their vocabulary words at home.
Spelling is an important skill to acquire for progression in both reading and writing. In third grade, students will be given a new spelling list each week. Each list will contain 18 words . These words will not be random but will instead reinforce a specific spelling skill such as short vowels, bossy e, compound words, contractions, etc.
Follow the link below to our Homework Center where the spelling lists will be posted every two weeks.