Third Grade Vocabulary Worksheets

Vocabulary and word usage worksheets for grade 3

These worksheets will help your child practice and improve vocabulary, word usage and alphabetizing. These vocabulary exercises are at a third grade level. Several versions of each pdf worksheet are provided for extra practice. Answer sheets are included.

Spelling exercises and word lists can be found on our spelling worksheets pages

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The meanings of words

Words and their meanings: circle the word that has the same meaning.

Applying meanings of words: circle the correct answer to each statement.

Match phrases: draw lines from the phrases on the left to those on the right.

Context clues: determine the meaning of the words in bold using cross sentence clues.

Sentences and paragraphs

Sentences: replace the word in each sentence.

Paragraphs: fill in the missing words.

Vocabulary and word usage

Use "its" or "it's" in each sentence.

Use "there", "they're" or "their" in each sentence.

Use "your" or "you're" in each sentence.

Word lists

Word search: search for and circle the hidden words.

Hidden letters: print the correct letter in the space for each word.

Jumbled words: figure out the jumbled words. Word clues are provided.

Prefixes and suffixes

Dissect the word: identify the prefix, suffix and root word

Define the words: identify the root word, write the meanings of the prefix/suffix words

Idioms and similes

Idioms: match each idiom to its figurative meaning

Similes: circle the similes in each sentence

Simile sentences: choose the correct word for each simile

Synonyms and antonyms

Synonyms: write the grade 3 word that best matches each clue.

Synonym crosswords: solve these crosswords by writing down the words that match each clue.

Words in order: categorize similar words by their shades of meaning.

Antonyms: choose the word with the "opposite" meaning.


Circle the word that comes first in alphabetical order:

Write 10 words in alphabetical order:


You'll find grade 3 spelling word lists and exercises in our 3rd grade spelling worksheets.

Grade 3 vocabulary worksheet

Sample grade 3 vocabulary worksheet

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