Words to Know: Grade 3

These Grade 3 vocabulary terms include many recommended high-usage words. If you’re planning to play Flashcard Factory, we recommend choosing 5-10 terms per session and using the Merriam-Webster integration to quickly add definitions relevant to your students.


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Basic Words

although in spite of the fact that

analyze to make an analysis of

anticipate to take into consideration in advance

cause something or someone that brings about a result :one that is the source of an action or state

characterize to indicate the character or characteristics of

claim to ask for as one's right or property

class a course of instruction

collect to bring together into one body or place

comparison the act of comparing :the state of being compared

complete possessing all necessary parts

conclude to bring or come to an end

constant marked by firm resolution or faithfulness

contrast difference especially when sharp or striking between associated things

create to bring into existence

critical using or involving careful judgment

defend to uphold against opposition

define to determine the essential qualities of

determine to find out or come to a decision

disagree to differ in opinion

discuss to investigate or consider carefully by reasoning or argument

draw to infer from evidence or premises

effect an event, condition, or state of affairs that is produced by a cause

event something that happens

evidence something that provides proof

exclude to shut or keep out

former coming before in time

frequently at or short intervals

general not limited in meaning :not specific or in detail

include to take in or comprise as a part of a whole or group

however in spite of that :on the other hand

identify to establish the identity of

include to take in or comprise as a part of a whole or group

information knowledge obtained from investigation, study, or instruction

investigate to observe or study by close and systematic examination

justify to prove or show to be just, right, or reasonable

label a descriptive or identifying word or phrase

maximum the greatest quantity or value attainable or attained

minimum the least quantity or value possible or permissible

occur to take place

organize to arrange or form into a complete and functioning whole

place a particular but often unspecified location

point a particular step, stage, or degree in development

prior earlier in time or order

process a series of actions, operations, or changes leading to an end

question to subject to analysis

reason a statement offered in explanation or justification

recall to bring back to mind usually with some effort

regularly on a regular basis :at regular intervals

request an asking for something

require to demand as necessary or essential

research careful or diligent search

respond to react in response

response the act of replying

review study or examine again

sequence a continuous or connected series: as

significant having or likely to have influence or effect

specific a characteristic quality or trait

strategy a careful plan or method

structure the arrangement or relationship of elements (as particles, parts, or organs) in a substance, body, or system

summarize to tell in or reduce to a summary

support to promote the interests or cause of

various differing one from another