Students receive spelling words on Wednesday and will be assessed Wednesday two weeks later. Please remember that your child must complete all activities for their spelling contract which is at the bottom of this page in case your child has misplaced it. These are to be turned in the day of the spelling test.
No new words will be given for work over Spring break.
I have anchor charts up in our classroom to remind students how they are to write their homework on their paper. We must be neat but at the same time use all the paper - front and back.
Words Their Way - Word/Rules due March 20
war - warmth, wardrobe, warning, warden, warrior, quarter, quarrel, swarm, dwarf, backward
wor - worker, worse, world, worry, worthy, worship, worthwhile
wa - watch, waffle, wander, squat, squash, squabble, squad
VCV - hoping, quoted, faded, writing, skated, saving, taking, using
VCCV - hopping, plotting, spelling, nodded, acted, wanted, standing, hunted, getting
VVCV - cleaning, meeting, waited, shouting, floated, needed, leaking
-gress- progress, regress, digress, aggression, egress, transgress
-rupt- interrupt, erupt, rupture, abrupt, disrupt
-tract- detract, distract, traction, attract, protract, tractor
-mot- promote, promotion, demote, demotion, emote, emotion, emoticon
1st - morning, shorter, order, forest, corner, normal, forty, northern, border, forward, corncob, chorus, florist
2nd - report, record, perform, ashore, before, explore, ignore, adore, inform
Oddball - sorry, reward
VCC/CV - athlete, kingdom, pumpkin, halfway, English, mushroom
VC/CCV - pilgrim, complete, monster, kitchen, control, hundred, inspect, children
V/V - create, riot, area, trial, cruel, lion, diet, idea, video
- dic- dictate, contradict, unpredictable, verdict, diction, edict, dictionary, dictator, benediction, indict
- aud - audible, auditorium, auditory, audience, audiology, audiotape, inaudible, audition
Oddball - laudable (means praiseworthy)
1st ar - garden, market, carpet, harvest, marble, hardly, partner, pardon, barber
1st long -a - airplane, careful, parents, haircut, barefoot, fairy, barely, dairy
2nd long -a - compare, aware, despair, repair, declare, beware
Oddball - toward
V/CV long - human, pilot, frozen, student, humor, lazy, music
VC/V short - wagon, river, visit, never, planet, lemon, finish, seven, present, second, minute
VVCV long - reason, meeting, peanut, leader, sneaker, easy
- spect - inspection, perspective, retrospect, spectator, circumspect, prospect, introspect, spectacle, spectacular, spectrum
-port- export, deport, import, transport, report, portfolion, heliport, portage, importune, opportune, supportable
au - saucer, author, August, autumn, laundry, laughed, caution, faucet, auction, sausage, haunted
aw - awful, lawyer, awkward, awesome, gnawed, flawless, gawking
al - also, always, almost, all right, although, already
quadr - quadruple, quadruplets, quadrangle, quadruped, quadrennial, quadrant
tetra - tetrad, tetrarchy, tetralogy, tetrapod
quint - quintuple, quintuplets, quintessence, quintessential
pent - pentagon, pentangle, pentathlon, pentathlete, pentarchy, pentad
dec- decimal, decathlon, decathlete, decimate
VCV - silent, female, moment, fever, water, stupid
VCCV (doublet) - happen, matter, follow, butter, pattern, bottom, pillow, yellow
VCCV (different) - basket, winter, problem, number, sister, finger, chapter, member, blanket, window
Words Their Way - Rules for the Week Due January 23
oy - voyage, annoy, employ, loyal, destroy
oi - moisture, avoid, poison, noisy, appoint
ou - announce, country, amount, thousand, trouble, double, county, around, about, counter,
ow - drowsy, coward, allow
VCV - super, diner, tiger, later, paper, even, over, ruler, crazy, open, tiny
VCCV - supper, dinner, happy, pretty, penny, puppy, rabbit, kitten, hello, letter, lesson, summer
Oddball - busy
photo - photograph, photosynthesis
tele - telecommunication, telegraph, telescope, telephoto
peri - periscope
geo - geology, geothermal
meter - perimeter, thermometer, barometer, micrometer
auto - autograph
bio - biography, biorhythms
auto - autograph, automobile
phon - symphony, phonology, phonograph, phonics, telephone
Words Their Way Homework Contract
Students will have two weeks to complete the following homework assignments.
Students will now be responsible for their entire list. Children will receive words
on Thursday and be tested the second Wednesday later. Homework is as follows:
Thursday - Write two fractions for each spelling word. For the first fraction, show
the number of vowels in the word compared to the total number of letters. For the
second fraction, show the number of consonants compared to the total number of
Monday - Choose 5 words and write five good sentences (more than five words each).
Tuesday - Choose 5 words and write the pronunciation and part of speech of each.
Wednesday - Choose 5 words and write an antonym (opposite meaning) and
synonym (same meaning) for each.
Thursday - Choose 5 words and write the definition in your own words.
Monday - Choose 5 words and write an interesting story, poem, letter, etc.
Tuesday - Parent will give a test to the student. After grading, the parent will continue
to call out the missed words until all words are spelled correctly.
**You must have used all words after completing the Monday assignment. This
allows your students the opportunity to interact with all the words in different
ways. This will provide for more understanding of the words not just the week's
rules and spelling.
Weekly Spelling Lists for Michele Lee is currently under construction. Please come back later.