Third Grade Vocabulary Worksheets

Vocabulary and word usage worksheets for grade 3

These worksheets will help your child practice and improve vocabulary and word usage. These vocabulary exercises are at a third grade level and cover vocabulary acquisition, tricky words, affixes, compound words, idioms, similes, synonyms and antonyms.

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

Shades of meaning: categorize similar words by how they relate to each other

Sentences and paragraphs

Sentences: replace the word in each sentence

Paragraphs: fill in the missing words

Homonyms, homophones and word usage

Multiple meaning words: match the homonyms to their definitions

Homophones: identify the correct homophone in each sentence

Its or it's?

There, they're or their?

Your or you're?

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

Crosswords: use definitions to solve the crossword

Word links: definitions provide clues to linking two halves of each word

Affixes and compound words

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

Compound words: match the words to make compound 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

Antonyms: choose the word with the "opposite" meaning


Circle the word that comes first in alphabetical order

Write 10 words in alphabetical order

Sample grade 3 vocabulary worksheet

Sample grade 3 vocabulary worksheet

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