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Grade 3 Workbook

Written by Jan Meyer Consulting Editor: Anna Shults

W o r k ma n N e w

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P u blis h i n g Y o r k

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Contents Spelling and Vocabulary .. . . . . . . . . . .

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Language Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Writing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Math Skills .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

135

Addition and Subtraction . . . . . . . . . .

157

Multiplication and Division . . . . . . . . .

177

Fractions and Decimals .. . . . . . . . . .

207

Measurement .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

229

Time and Money . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

239

Word Problems .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

249

Social Studies.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

263

Science .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

279

Answer Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

301

Brain Quest Extras . . . . . . . . . . . . .

309

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Spelling and Vocabulary

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The Long and Short of It Circle the correct spelling of the long vowel word. Then sort the words by spelling pattern on the cards below.

Spelling and Vocabulary Short and long vowels

Molly gave a bath to the straigh stray straye dog. Reid wanted extra cheese chease chese on his pizza. Mackenzie put the blue bloo blu notebook in her toat tote tot bag. It was a good day to take the bote boat out on the lake laik layk . Shonda got in lin line lyn to see the rhino rhighno rhyno . The school should suppli suppligh supply the chalk. Most of the artists painted paynted on eesels easels . Gavin used the key kee kea to open oapen his huge hug heug art stuedio studio . Eight Eaght Ait little ducklings crossed the pathway. The waitress took a coffee break braik brayk .

long a words long e words stray

long u words

long i words

The long e sound can be spelled: ee, ea, or ey The long a sound can be spelled: a_e, ai, ay, ea, or ei

long o words

The long i sound can be spelled: i, i_e, or y

The long o sound can be spelled: o, o_e, or oa

The long u soun d can be spelled: u, u_e, or ue Brain Quest Third Grade Workbook

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Circle the correct spelling of the short vowel word. Then sort the words by spelling pattern on the cards below. The new girl at school made frends friends quickly. Ebony called ahead ahed to

Spelling and Vocabulary

make a reservation. Jung left his ombrella umbrella

Short and long vowels

on the bus bos . Katherine stepped onto the bottom botom bohtom rung of the read red raid ladder. The audience laffed laughed at all the funny things the actors sed said sead. He grabbed graibbed his skates and went down to the roller renk rink rynk. The little pig pyg is bright pynk penk pink. Dylan put a sauddle saeddle saddle on the horse. Jenna ordered turkey and ham on rye bred bread .

short u words

Raquel needed to wash wosh her bicycle.

short e words

s h o r t a wo r d s

short i words

short o words nd The short a sou can be spelled: au or a

The short o sound is usually spelled: o or a

The short u sound can be spelled: u

The short e sound can be spelled: e, ea, ai, or ie

The short i sound can be spelled: i

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Cowabunga! Label each picture using a word from the Word Box. Then circle the letters that make the k sound in each word.

Spelling and Vocabulary

sock

cake

castle

kayak

school

kangaroo

racket

Monarch

chameleon

K sounds

school

Brain Box The k sound can be spelled with a k, c, ch, or ck. For example: king, cook, school, brick

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Did You Hear That? Circle the silent consonant in each word. Some words have more than one.

Spelling and Vocabulary

night

comb

climb

write

raspberry

knowledge

autumn wrong

right

Silent consonants

campaign

gnome

doubt

Write a sentence using a silent b word.

Write a sentence using a silent k word.

Brain Box Write a sentence using a silent gh word.

Write a sentence using a silent p word.

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Silent consonants are letters that become silent when combined with other letters. For example: w as in wrist k as in knock b as in thumb gh as in eight g as in sign p as in cupboard h as in why n as in column

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Double or Nothing Rewrite each word using ing. swim

swimming

dream Spelling and Vocabulary Words ending in ed or ing

jump

run

ask

dig

drive

change

write

win

N ow write th ree sentenc es least two of the ing word that use at s a bove.

Brain Box Follow these rules when adding ed or ing to a word: • If a word ends in a silent e, drop the e: hope = hoped, hoping • If a word ends in a single vowel followed by a single consonant, double the consonant: hop = hopped, hopping • If a word ends in a consonant followed by the letter y, change the y to i before adding ed: carry = carried

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Rewrite ea ch word using

ed .

____ wish_ ________________ ____ shop_ ________________ _____ live_ ________________ ____

shine_________________ hu

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Complete each sentence with a word from the Word Box. Change the spelling by adding ed or ing. I am

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smile________________

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worr y pop slip

Spelling and Vocabulary Words ending in -ed or -ing

rob sneeze wave

about my social studies

test tomorrow. I started The father

when I smelled the flowers. to his daughters as they got

on the bus. Everyone jumped when he the balloons. He started The thief

on the icy driveway. the bank.

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Orderly Neighbors Complete each word with ie or ei. You see your w

e i ght when you get on a scale. ve.”

Another word for “get” is “rec Spelling and Vocabulary

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A person who steals something is a th gh on Christmas Eve.

Santa rides a sl

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We did an experiment in sc

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The number after seven is

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The puzzle is missing one p

When i and e are side-byside, the i comes before the e, except after c. For example: grief, friend, receive, deceit When i and e make a long a sound, e comes before the i. For example: neighbor, vein

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If I ever saw a ghost, I would shr

ght train carries heavy loads.

A fr A ch

f is the leader of a tribe.

Circle the ie and ei words in the word search below. Words go across or down.

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You’re Right, They’re Wrong Circle each misspelled word in the Word Box. Febuary

enuf

shoping

favrit

busy

because

once

hitting

dinasor

suprise

Wensday

receive

peeple

anser

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docter

please

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calendar

Spelling and Vocabulary Commonly misspelled words

giving

Write each misspelled word correctly on the lines below. February

ords you spe w re o m r o o tw g in us ke Write a jo

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The More the Merrier Write the plural for each word. knives

knife

Spelling and Vocabulary Plurals

dwarf

city

glass

shelf

brush

penny

tax

witch

candy

turkey

ray

Brain Box There are special rules for changing some words from singular to plural: • If a noun ends in sh, ch, ss, or x, add -es. For example: crush   crushes • If a noun ends in a consonant followed by a y, change the y to i and add es. For example: hurry   hurries

What other words follow these special plural rules? Write the plural form of as many words as you can think of on the cards. Nouns ending in sh, ch, ss, x

Nouns ending in a consonant followed by y

Nouns ending in a vowel followed by y

Nouns ending in f or fe

• If a noun ends in a vowel followed by a y, add s. For example: toy   toys For many nouns ending in f or fe, change the f or fe to v and add es. For example: loaf   loaves

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Two’s Company Write the plural for each word. Then circle the plural forms in the word search. Words go across and down.

Spelling and Vocabulary

baby

house

___________ babies

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peach

fox

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boy

___________

puppy

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Rule Breakers Fill in the blanks to write the irregular plural for each oddball word.

Spelling and Vocabulary Irregular plurals

child

child

mouse

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man

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woman

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fish

f

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Finish the story using at least five irregular plurals. The children went to the zoo yesterday.

Draw a picture to go with



your story.

Brain Box Some words don’t follow the rules for making plurals. These are called irregular plurals.

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Special Beginnings Complete each word using a prefix from the box. re

pre

mis

sub

I saw that movie before any of my friends.

Spelling and Vocabulary

pre view of it the day before it opened.

I went to a

My dog is well trained, but yesterday he

behaved

Prefixes

by jumping up on our best living room chair. My little sister knocked over her tower of blocks. Now she has to

build it.

The bricks were starting to crumble off the side of the building. The construction of the building must be

standard.

He got only one word wrong on his spelling test. He

spelled the word “horrible.�

The cookbook said to

heat the oven

for thirty minutes before putting in the cake. My dad painted the kitchen purple, but the color seemed wrong to him. Now he wants to

paint the room.

Brain Box

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A prefix is a group of letters that changes the meaning of a word when added to the beginning of the word. For example, the prefix sub means below. A subzero temperature is a temperature below zero.

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That’s a Negative Complete each word using a prefix from the box. dis

Spelling and Vocabulary Prefixes

im

un

happy when we lost the baseball game!

I was so

I can hardly wait to I am

in

wrap my birthday presents.

patient to read my book. It is

polite to talk with your mouth full.

The toys are on sale. I can buy two because they are

expensive.

My brothers and I sometimes

agree about who should

sit by the window. At first, climbing the hill seemed

possible, but we stuck

with it and got to the top. Although I

like brussels sprouts, I love most vegetables.

I form my own opinions. I am an

Write a sentence using a

dependent thinker.

t least two words with pre

fixes.

Brain Box The prefixes dis, in, im, and un mean not or the opposite of. For example, disinterested means not interested.

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What’s Back There? Read each sentence. Find the missing word in the Word Box and then add ful or less to make it correct in the sentence. hope

care

thought

color

fear

power

use

help

Spelling and Vocabulary Suffixes

Dylan loved the feeling of taking off in an airplane. He could feel how

powerful

the engines were.

Sharise’s aunt is

. She sends

Sharise a special card every holiday. Ming is

when it comes to

gymnastics. He’ll try just about anything. Cole is not the fastest runner in the class, but he is still that he will win the race. I love helping my mom cook dinner and set the table. It makes me feel like I’m being

.

I like trying to spot bright, cheery butterflies. The more , the better! Arguing with my sister is He was so all over the canvas.

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. She is so stubborn! with the paint. It splattered

Brain Box A suffix is a group of letters that changes the meaning of a word when added to the ending of a word. For example, the suffix ful means full of. A cheerful person is someone who is full of cheer.

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What’s My Job? Label each picture using a word from the Word Box. Add er, or, ist, or ian to complete the word.

Spelling and Vocabulary

violin

sing

write

teach

magic

act

dance

art

Suffixes

teacher

Brain Box The suffixes -er, -or, -ist, and -ian mean someone who. For example: farmer = someone who works on a farm editor = someone who edits cellist = someone who plays the cello comedian = someone who performs comedy

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Jam-packed with hundreds of curriculum-based activities, exercises and games in every subject, Brain Quest Grade 3 Workbook reinforces what...

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