3rd Grade Vocabulary

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  1. amakaye

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    I'm looking for a list of "essential" 3rd grade vocabulary words--ones all students should know by the end of the year. However, when I search I keep finding lists of academic/test words, but not general vocab. Anyone have one or an idea of where to look?
     
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    Have you tried looking up Sitton spelling words? While I can't stand the program, the words aren't bad. The list consists of more words like "happen, how, because" etc.
     
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    I'd love a list, not from a book. I wonder if there's one out there...
     
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    Okay, I shouldn't have been overconfident. Apparently the list isn't available anymore without purchasing or something. Very recently, everything was free! :-/

    Look here- only the first nine weeks are free- http://www.tampareads.com/
     
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    Wordly Wise (www.wordlywise3000.com) is a very good vocabulary program. I am not sure if this is what you wanted but I used it in my third through fifth mulitage classroom the last three years. I will contine to use it in fourth this year. I love it!

    You can call and get a sample of a few grade levels and it will have the words all listed in the back covers.
     
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    I'm a little confused about the terminology of vocabulary...several people are recommending spelling lists for your vocabulary question. Sitton is a list of the most frequently used words in reading and writing in the english language. That is why they are numbered. In our district 1st grade is required to read and write #1-100, 2nd #101-200, 3rd#201-300, etc. These 100 words are called our no excuse words. They must know how to read and write correctly. (In writing if they consistently misspell no excuse words they cannot score proficient.)

    As for vocabulary...we use the Elements for Reading program. I LOVE IT! I have found it used on Ebay before this is why i am suggesting to you as well. It is great at teaching kids 2nd and 3rd tier words that are highly used in literature. They give photos for each vocabulary word and there is a teachers guide that helps give ideas on how to teach these words. Then I use the words we have been introduced to as our Word Wizard Words. The class gets a marble or block (whichever we are collecting) each time the appropriately use the word in a sentence or recognize it in a piece of literature. I really helps the vocabulary become a part of their daily language.
     
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    Thanks--I'll look into it! Yes, I was looking more for a list of words to expand vocabulary, not "sight words" for reading. I also looked at the Wordly Wise site, and they do have a list of words by grade level for their program. The link is below:

    http://www.epsbooks.com/downloads/other/ww3k_2E/ww3k_word_list-level.pdf
     
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    Our Harcourt Storytown reading series has a great vocabulary component. The words are backed up in many ways throughout the week (whole group, guided reading books, worksheets, partner games...). Our grade level team decided to have the kids do a cross classroom game show using the vocab words, and boy was it fun! We called it Vocabulary Idol, and we had a friendly competition at the end of every theme. They had 2 lifelines (ask a friend and get a second chance). The winning class got to keep a big stuffed dragon (our mascot) in the classroom until the next competition. This really motivated the kids to learn those words, and they used them consistently - recognizing them in their reading, using them in writing, and in conversation. Parents were amazed at the kinds of words their kids were using at home. Vocabulary is now one of my favorite parts of the day!
     
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    The teacher's book of lists has some great lists of words that students should know in the various academic areas. I don't think that the words are actually grade level specific if I recollect, but I do think that the work lists are divided out into primary and middle elementary. Marzano's book on Building Vocabulary also has some academic word lists that students should learn.
     

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