About This Chapter
3rd Grade English: Vocabulary & Language - Chapter Summary
These helpful study resources are designed to help 3rd graders improve their vocabulary and language skills. Inside the chapter are short and engaging lessons that offer easy-to-understand definitions of important English language concepts, such as prefixes, abbreviations, context clues, synonyms and much more. Your 3rd graders can also take the included practice quizzes so you can see how well they understand the chapter material.
- Prefixes and suffixes
- Homophones, synonyms and antonyms
- Double negatives
- Context clues
- Connecting words and their uses
- Finding different shades of meaning
- Signaling temporal and spatial relationships
- Selecting words and phrases to achieve a certain effect
- Comparing written and spoken languages
- Proper glossary and dictionary usage
Who It's For
Kids who need extra help with vocabulary and language will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There's no faster or easier way to learn essential English vocabulary.
- Students who have fallen behind in understanding 3rd grade vocabulary words.
- Students who have learning disabilities or need a little extra help improving their vocabulary
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning English (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class and need to catch up
- Students who need an efficient and convenient way to learn vocabulary and language
- Students who struggle to understand their English teachers
- Students who attend schools without extra English resources
How It Works
- Find lessons in the chapter that cover the vocabulary and language concepts your student needs to learn or review.
- Press play to watch the video lesson with your student or read through the text lesson.
- Review the lesson or video transcripts, emphasizing the highlighted vocab words to reinforce learning about English language concepts.
- Test your student's understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
- Verify your student understands English vocabulary and language by completing the 3rd Grade English: Vocabulary & Language chapter exam.
1. Prefixes Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples
Have you ever unbuttoned your coat, retied your shoes or told your friend how impossible the math test was? If so, then you've used words with prefixes. In this lesson, you will learn what prefixes are and what they can do to a word.
2. Suffixes Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples
In this lesson, we are going to learn about word parts that can change the meaning of a word. These word parts are added to the end of a word. They are called suffixes.
3. Homophones: Lesson for Kids
Homophones are words that sound the same but have different meanings. Read the following lesson to learn how to tell homophones apart, how to tell the difference between 'problem pairs' of homophones and how to choose the right homophone in your own writing.
4. Synonyms Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples
Have you ever written something and used some of the same words over and over again? If so, then you haven't been using enough synonyms. This lesson will explain synonyms and show you how to use them.
5. Antonyms: Lesson for Kids
In this lesson, we will discuss antonyms, or opposite words. You'll learn about the different types of words that can be antonyms, and you'll learn how to spot antonyms in text.
6. Abbreviations: Lesson for Kids
Sometimes, you just don't have the time or space to write out whole words. Abbreviations help with that! In this lesson, you will learn about abbreviations and how they are used.
7. What is a Double Negative? - Definition & Examples
Double negatives are commonly used in communication and lead to misunderstandings. Learning to eliminate double negatives can help you express yourself more clearly and ensure others understand your meaning.
8. Context Clues Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples
Have you ever been reading and come to a word you don't know, but somehow you still understood what the sentence was talking about? If you have, you've used context clues to figure it out. This lesson will teach you what context clues are and how to use them to understand what you're reading.
9. Making Real-Life Connections Between Words & Their Use: Lesson for Kids
In this lesson, you will see how you can connect to the stories you read. When you make connections between the stories you read and things in real life, it helps you become a better reader. Let's get started!
10. Distinguishing Shades of Meaning: Lesson for Kids
How can you tell the difference between the words 'mad' and 'upset'? Both show emotion, but one is stronger than the other. Shades of meaning distinguish, or tell the difference between similar words. Read on to find out a shade more about meaning!
11. Using Words & Phrases to Signal Spatial & Temporal Relationships: Lesson for Kids
Good writers are always looking for ways to improve their writing. One way you can do this is by adding words and phrases that connect your ideas. Come and learn how to use words and phrases to signal spatial and temporal relationships.
12. Choosing Words & Phrases for Effect: Lesson for Kids
If you've ever read something that was dull and boring, you may have lost interest in it quickly. In this lesson, you are going to learn how to use synonyms and adjectives to make your writing more exciting. Let's take a look.
13. Differences between Spoken & Written Language: Lesson for Kids
In this lesson, you will learn about spoken and written language. You will also learn about the different rules that apply to spoken and written language.
14. Using Dictionaries & Glossaries: Lesson for Kids
Never be intimidated by words that you don't know ever again! Good readers will use resources, like dictionaries or glossaries, in order to learn these unknown words. Come and learn how you can do the same in this lesson!
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Other chapters within the 3rd Grade English course
- 3rd Grade English: Reading Comprehension & Response
- 3rd Grade English: Literary Terms
- 3rd Grade English: Reading Literary Texts
- 3rd Grade English: Reading Informational Texts
- 3rd Grade English: Stories & Poetry
- 3rd Grade English: Spelling
- 3rd Grade English: Grammar
- 3rd Grade English: Writing
- 3rd Grade English: Speaking & Listening