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VocabularySpellingCity's third grade literature lists support all of the students in your classroom with vocabulary word lists to help them understand what they are reading. Use the lists to print 3rd grade vocabulary worksheets or have your students work online to play games, complete literature activities or quizzes with their words. Linked to classic children's literature and books from the Common Core State Standards, our lists provide students with the chance to practice new words. They also provide teachers with multiple ways to enhance third grade reading comprehension.

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3rd Grade Books with Free Lists
Book Title Author Type Level Import
Where The Sidewalk Ends Shel Silverstein Fiction/Poetry 3.9 Import
A Day's Work Eve Bunting & Ronald Hilmer Fiction/Indep. Reading K/3.1/350L Import
Adelina's Whales Richard Sobol Non-fiction/Indep. Reading 6 and up Import
3rd Grade Books with Premium Lists
Book Title Author Type Level Import
Alexander Who Used to be Rich Judith Viorst & Ray Cruz Fiction/Indep. Reading M/3.5/570L Import
Because of Winn-Dixie Kate Dicamillo Fiction/Indep. Reading R/4.1/610L Import
Centerfield Ballhawk Matt Christopher & E. Beier Fiction/Indep. Reading M/4.9/640L Import
City Green Dyanne Disalvo-Ryan Fiction/Indep. Reading L/3.1/510 Import
The Cricket in Times Square G. Selden & G. Williams Fiction/Read-Aloud S/5.9/780L Import
Encyclopedia Brown Donald J. Sobol Fiction/Indep. Reading P/3.9/560L Import
Sarah, Plain and Tall Patricia MacLachlan Fiction/Indep. Reading R/4.2/560L Import
The Emperor's New Clothes Hans Christian Andersen Fiction/Indep. Reading O/3.9/780L Import
Charlotte's Web E.B. White Fiction/Read-Aloud R/4.9/680L Import
Amber Brown Is Not A Crayon Paula Danziger Fiction/Indep. Reading N/3.8/720L Import
Amos and Boris William Steig Fiction/Indep. Reading L/3.7/690L Import
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening Robert Frost Poetry/Indep. Reading   Import
Autumn Emily Dickinson Poetry/Indep. Reading   Import
Something Told the Wild Geese Rachel Field Poetry/Indep. Reading   Import
The Pied Piper of Hamelin Robert Browning Poetry/Read-Aloud   Import
So You Want to be President? J. St. George & D. Small Non-fiction/Indep. Reading S/4.2/730L Import
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Reading at "Just Right" Levels

As a teacher, you know that it is important for readers to read books that are specific to their own personal reading level, providing enough interest to keep them reading as well as enough challenge to keep them learning. VocabularySpellingCity notes three popular reading level measurements for each book on the 3rd grade literature list. Knowing the reading levels of the books helps you match word lists to your grade three reading curriculum. With a Premium Membership to VocabularySpellingCity, you can modify the list of vocabulary words for each reading group or for each student so that students can practice the words they are reading. Learning new vocabulary quickly through 3rd grade reading activities, free printable worksheets, and online games will help students advance their reading level through the course of the school year.

Independent Reading and Read-Aloud Books

VocabularySpellingCity provides literature lists for read-aloud 3rd grade books and read-aloud 3rd grade poetry to help students expand their vocabulary as well as their interest and exposure to literature. Reading classics like The Cricket in Times Square or The Pied Piper of Hamelin aloud allows the whole class to consider larger elements of plot and characterization as well as learn vocabulary like "radiant," "humble," and "injustice." Then students can practice vocabulary from their 3rd grade word list with online games and online or printed vocabulary activities.

Common Core State Standards for Literature

VocabularySpellingCity literature word lists for third grade include independent reading selections, read-aloud selections and poetry from the Common Core State Standards literature list. Using these books, students learn skills that help them meet the requirements for both the literature standards and the vocabulary acquisition and use standards. For example, students will be meeting language standard 3.4. "Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning word and phrases based on grade 3 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies." as they work with the words on their literature vocabulary lists. VocabularySpellingCity can help your students practice reading, learn new vocabulary, and meet the Common Core State Standards in an engaging, fun way.

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