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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 matches the definition

Word definitions: select the correct definition for each word

Match phrases: make meaningful sentences by connecting phrases

Context clues: figure out the meaning of words using cross sentence clues

Shades of meaning: order similar words by their relative strength

Sentences and paragraphs

Improving sentences: replace words in sentences with better words

Paragraphs: fill in the missing words in a short text

Homonyms, homophones and tricky words

Multiple meaning words: match homonyms to their definitions

Homophones: identify the correct sound-alike word in each sentence

Its or it's?

There, they're or their?

Your or you're?

Word practice

Word search: search for the hidden words

Jumbled words: unscramble the jumbled words using word clues

Crosswords: solve the crossword which has definitions as clues

Word links: combine the two halves of each word

Affixes and compound words

Prefixes and suffixes: identify root words and meanings of prefix/suffix words

Write with prefixes and suffixes: write sentences with prefix/suffix words

Compound words: match 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: write similes

Synonyms and antonyms

Synonyms: match words with similar meanings

Synonym crosswords: solve these crosswords with synonyms

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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