Grade 3 Language and Literacy Resources
At the third-grade level resource sites begin to take on a more mature look, kicking in healthy directories of reading sites and comprehension activities. Begin to seek the British sites that provide outstanding language arts, spelling and vocabulary pages.
Literacy Resources & Activities
Grade three language resources are characterized by the introduction of reading collections. The final installment of the U.S. Department of Education’s “A Compact for Reading Guide” and the British site Primary Resources are the most dynamic of the resource sites.
Top Sites for Grade 3 Literacy Resources
Stories to Grow By provides talented third-grade writers (and older) with opportunities to access and write folk stories, fairy tales, scripts and more, under the watchful eye of Hootie the Owl.
Agenda Web boasts wonderful reading comprehension stories and tests, while the pay site Raz-Kids grants visitors access to scores of tales, poems, nursery rhymes and follow-up exercises. A multi-cultural emphasis makes this site even more special.
Super Teacher Worksheets kicks in strong at the third-grade level, offering superior grammar, spelling and vocabulary sheets, as well as graphic organizers and writing prompts.
Grimm’s Fairy Tales is for those who love the classics. The site offers 12 full-length stories, half of them with audio accompaniment.
Games become more varied and challenging at the third-grade level, testing the strength of students in specific areas of grammar, punctuation and spelling.
Top Sites for Grade 3 Literacy Games
Miss Maggie’s Earth Adventures offers a small but unique mixture of language arts challenges, combining clever word games with grammar grapplers and an editing mission.
Houlton Elementary School’s Classroom Connection Web site links onto some of the Internet’s best language arts games. They include Power Proofreading and Sentence Clubhouse.
Crickweb is a sleeper of a site, offering very challenging games dealing with compound words, sequencing, vocabulary, labeling and more.
Look, Cover, Write and Check is downright rote, yet its strategy is widely used in many classrooms. The site offers spelling lists, which can be modified to each teacher’s specific needs.