English Language Arts Worksheets and Study Guides Third Grade

Language - Conventions of Standard English

Adjectives/Adverbs/Vivid Language

What is an Adjective? An adjective is a word that describes a noun. When an adjective is added to a noun, the sentence becomes more interesting. Read more...iWorksheets: 11Study Guides: 1

Consonant Blends

What are Consonant Blends? Consonant blends are two or more letters that work together. When a word is sounded out, both of the letters in a consonant blend are heard. For example, in the word small, the s and the m are blended together in sounding the sm. Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1

Literary Elements

Identify and interpret plot, character, setting, events, character motivations and actions. Read more...iWorksheets: 3


Phonics is a method of teaching people to read by correlating sounds with symbols in an alphabetic writing system. Read more...iWorksheets: 3

R Controlled Vowels

R-controlled vowels are vowels in which the r following the vowel changes the sound of the vowel. Sometimes, we call the r a bossy letter because it takes over and bosses the vowels around! Read more...iWorksheets: 5Study Guides: 1

Syllable Patterns/Word Families

Word families are groups of words that have a common feature or pattern. Read more...iWorksheets: 3

Vowel Diphthongs

FreeVowel diphthongs are vowel letters whose sounds blend smoothly together. The same sounds can be spelled using different letters. Read more...iWorksheets: 27Study Guides: 2

Language - Vocabulary Acquisition


FreeAntonyms are words that mean the opposite, or nearly the opposite, as other words. Read more...iWorksheets: 7Study Guides: 1

Content Vocabulary

Spelling in content areas including Math, Social Studies, Science, Technology, Art, and Music. Read more...iWorksheets: 3

High Frequency Words I

High frequency words are those words that a third grader should be able to read quickly, without sounding them out. They appear often in stories and books read by third graders. High frequency words are also known as sight words. Read more...iWorksheets: 6Study Guides: 1

High Frequency Words II

High frequency words are those words that a third grader should be able to read quickly, without sounding them out. They appear often in stories and books read by third graders. High frequency words are also known as sight words. Read more...iWorksheets: 6Study Guides: 1

Multiple Meaning

Words with multiple meanings are words with more than one meaning. Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1

Root Words/Prefixes/Suffixes

When the ending, or inflection, is taken away from a word, the word that remains is called the root word or base word. Read more...iWorksheets: 6Study Guides: 1


What are synonyms? Synonyms are words that mean the same, or nearly the same, as other words. Read more...iWorksheets: 7Study Guides: 1

Word Meaning with Prefixes/Suffixes

Prefixes are letters placed before a root word which change the meaning of the root word. Suffixes are letters placed after the root word which change the meaning of the root word. Read more...iWorksheets: 5Study Guides: 1

Reading Informational Text

Author/Title of Well Known Literature

Authors and titles of well known literature as well as other background knowledge. Read more...iWorksheets: 3


What is an Inference? An inference is a Reading skill. When the reader puts together his or her life experiences with the words of the author, he or she is using inferencing skills. A student who uses inferencing skills can read between the lines to figure out what the author means. Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1

Maps, Charts, Graphs, and Diagrams

Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text Read more...iWorksheets: 3

Reading Literature

Author's Purpose

the author's purpose is the reason that he or she had for writing the text. Some authors' purposes are to inform, entertain or persuade. Read more...iWorksheets: 5Study Guides: 1

Context Clues

Identify the meaning of unknown words by text surrounding word. Read more...iWorksheets: 3

Dictionary/Thesaurus/Parts of a Book

Alphabetical order, table of contents, title, author, index, glossary. Read more...iWorksheets: 3


Historical fiction, Science fiction, biography, autobiography, folktale, fairy tale, and poetry. Read more...iWorksheets: 3

Sequential Order

Sequential order is the order in which events really happened - real-life order. Something that is sequential often follows a numerical or alphabetical order. Read more...iWorksheets: 10Study Guides: 1

Reading: Foundational Skills


An action that results in something else happening is called the cause. The result of an action is called the effect. In real-life order, the cause happens first. Read more...iWorksheets: 7Study Guides: 1


A fact can be proven. An opinion is the way that someone feels about a subject and it cannot be proven. Being able to tell the difference between a fact and an opinion will improve your reading comprehension. Read more...iWorksheets: 9Study Guides: 1

Main Idea/Supporting Details

Main idea, supporting details, and irrelevant details. Read more...iWorksheets: 3


The problem of a story is the trouble or difficulty in which the main character of a story find himself or herself. <br> The solution of a story is the way that the character or characters in the story figure out or solve the problem of the story. Read more...iWorksheets: 4Study Guides: 1

Writing: ELA Literacy


How Should a Sentence End? A sentence should end with a punctuation mark: period (.) for a statement. Question mark (?) for a question. Exclamation point (!) for a sentence that shows excitement. Read more...iWorksheets: 6Study Guides: 1

Charts/Maps/Graphic Organizers

FreeMaps, charts, graphs, and diagrams are graphics that contain information. Read more...iWorksheets: 6Study Guides: 1

Coherent Paragraphs

A paragraph is a group of sentences about one topic. The sentences are related to each other, and they make sense. Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1

Combining Sentences

Write correctly complete sentences of statement, command, question, or exclamation, with final punctuation. Declarative, Imperative and Exclamatory. Read more...iWorksheets: 4

Complete & Incomplete Sentences

Students demonstrate an understanding of the structures of the English language. Read more...iWorksheets: 5

Double Negatives and Homophones

Homophones are words that sound the same, but have different spellings and different meanings. Read more...iWorksheets: 5Study Guides: 1

Friendly Letter

There are five parts in a friendly letter. The parts of a friendly letter are the heading, the greeting, the body, the closing, and the signature. Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1

Grammar Skills

Subject-verb and pronoun-antecedent agreement. Read more...iWorksheets: 3


Noun is a word that refers to a person, place, thing, event, substance, or quality Read more...iWorksheets: 3


Regular and irregular plural nouns. Read more...iWorksheets: 3

Rules for Writing

Combining two simple sentences. Two simple sentences can be combined by using words called conjunctions to join them. Some examples of conjunctions are: and, but, or. Read more...iWorksheets: 8Study Guides: 1

Subject and Predicate

The subject of a sentence is who or what the sentence is about. Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1

Topic Sentence

The topic of a paragraph is the word or words that tell what the paragraph is about. The topic should be related to all of the sentences in the paragraph. Being able to pick out the topic of the paragraph helps the reader to understand the meaning of the paragraph. Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1

Verb Endings

Verbs may change their spelling according to which tense is being used. Read more...iWorksheets: 3

Writing Process

Prewrite, draft, revise, proofread, and edit. Read more...iWorksheets: 3

Written Directions

Read and understand written directions. Read more...iWorksheets: 3

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