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Scholastic Success With
Spelling
Grade 1
by Lisa Molengraft

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Cover design by Maria Lilja
Interior illustrations by Mark Mason
Interior design by Quack & Company
ISBN 0-439-55372-5
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About the Book
Parents and teachers alike will find this book to be a valuable learning tool. The book is organized into
21 lists, each following a phonetic spelling rule. The list words were developed from a collection of ageappropriate, high-priority word lists. At the end of each list you will find two words that can be used as
an academic challenge.
Throughout the book you will find the following symbols that represent various strategy-based skills:
Visual Discrimination Skills: Use this strategy to highlight visual similarities among words.
Sound Relationship Skills: Use this strategy to highlight sound patterns among words.
Dictation Skills: Read the dictation sentence aloud to children. Having children
write the sentence will give them additional practice in spelling list words as well as
practice in using correct punctuation.
Writing Skills: Use this strategy to practice writing sentences using the list words.
Reading Skills: These activities include stories and letters with missing words, giving
children an opportunity to connect reading with writing.
Fun Stuff!: This section includes games, puzzles, and codes in which children apply previously
learned strategies.
Challenge Word Activity: This section offers an opportunity to stretch spelling skills
to a more difficult level using the two optional challenge words.
Bright Idea Activities: This section offers extension ideas to bridge learning beyond “the book”
and into “the world.”
Throughout the book children will find Review Lists. These are not a collection of “old words,” but are new
list words that follow previously learned patterns. This list gives children a chance to apply mastered skills
and strategies as they spell new words.
Through a collection of well-prepared lists, age-appropriate challenges, valuable spelling strategies, and
stimulating activities, children will gain the self-confidence they need to become strong spellers.

Table of Contents
Apples! Apples! (Short-a sound) . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Elephant Tricks (Short-e sound) . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Iggy the Inchworm (Short-i sound) . . . . . . . . . . .8
An Octopus (Short-o sound) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Umbrella Fun (Short-u sound) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Here Kitty! (Review) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
A Crazy Ape (Long-a sound) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Let’s Play in the Rain! (Long-a sound) . . . . . . . .18
Look Out! A Bee! (Long-e sound) . . . . . . . . . . .20
Ice Cream Truck (Long-i sound) . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Oh, Ovals! (Long-o sound) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
A Tight Squeeze (Review) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26

Those Thorns! (Digraph th) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Shiny Shells (Digraph sh) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Changing Gears (Digraphs ch and wh) . . . . . . . .32
In My Backpack (Ending digraph ck) . . . . . . . . .34
Shopping Spree (Review) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Under the Arch (r-Controlled ar) . . . . . . . . . . . .38
Ornaments Galore (r-Controlled or) . . . . . . . .40
To You, From Me (Different ways to use o) . . .42
Under Control (Review) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Master Spelling List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Answer Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47

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Organize. lamp 8. an 1. cin can 3. _________ list words with a in the middle Challenge Words 7. can 5. list words that begin with a 1. _________ _________ 4. 1. an un 2. as az 6. fast 7. _________ _________ 3. and 4. _________ _________ 6. Circle the letter that makes the short-a sound.Short-a sound Name Apples! Apples! The short-a sound is the beginning sound of the word apple. as 3. _________ _________ Draw an apple around the list word that is spelled correctly. Read each list word. Read. had dah 5. at 2. Copy. _________ 2. _________ _________ 8. 4 Scholastic Success With SPelling: Grade 1 © Scholastic Teaching Resources . _________ _________ 5. et at 4. had 6. nad and Mom and Dad had an apple.

Short-a sound Name Use a list word to complete each sentence. 2. an. 4. Add a letter to the beginning of as. We ________ lots of fun! 5. Dan. hidanaastcan kuhadtatiand ashadinande dahcaniatean Write the challenge word that matches each clue. I am a ____________. I am not slow. We went home ________ dinnertime. at had an can as and 1. I am ____________. 3. Circle the words. Each list word is hidden two times. We went to ________ apple farm. 6. Example an words are can. Now Mom ________ make apple pie. One apple was as big ________ a ball. We picked green ________ red apples. I can be turned off and on. Scholastic Success With Spelling: Grade 1 © Scholastic Teaching Resources 5 . and at to make new words. and fan.

_________ _________ Write the list word that begins with the same sound as each picture. _________ _________ 8. went 8. ____________ 3. Read each list word.Short-e sound Name Elephant Tricks The short-e sound is the beginning sound of the word elephant. ____________ 6. _________ 4. Read. 6 Scholastic Success With SPelling: Grade 1 © Scholastic Teaching Resources . _________ 6. ____________ 2. _________ 2. ____________ Let the ten red cats in at the end. end 1. 1. _________ 5. _________ 3. 1. ____________ 4. _________ Organize. nest 7. ____________ 5. red 4. list words with en _________ _________ list words with et _________ _________ other list words Challenge Words 7. yes 6. ten 5. get 2. let 3. Copy. Circle the letter that makes the short e sound.

Unscramble the letters to spell the list words. let 3. I am a number. ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ On another sheet of paper. We rhyme with jet. I am not the start. I am ________. end ten 4. Scholastic Success With Spelling: Grade 1 © Scholastic Teaching Resources 7 . get yes 2. red 1. I am the ________. I am the opposite of no. Circle the word that shows your best handwriting. We are ________ and ________.Short-e sound Name Write the list word that matches each clue. I am a color. Then write them in all lowercase letters. write a sentence using each of the list words. 5. I am ________. ent __________ der __________ teg __________ dne __________ sye __________ elt __________ Write the challenge words in all uppercase letters. I am ________.

_________ 2. _________ _________ Write the list word that ends with the same sound as each picture.Short-i sound Name Iggy the Inchworm The short-i sound is the beginning sound for the word inchworm. his 5. _________ _________ 8. if 1. Organize. is 2. ___________ and _____________ His big pig sits in the mud. ____________ 2. Circle the letter that makes the short-i sound. _________ 5. will 7. ____________ 3. Read each list word. big 3. him 4. _________ _________ list words that begin with h Challenge Words other list words 7. _________ _________ 4. Copy. 1. 8 ____________ Scholastic Success With SPelling: Grade 1 © Scholastic Teaching Resources . ____________ 5. _________ _________ 6. list words that begin with i 1. flip 8. sit 6. Read. 4. _________ _________ 3.

____________ 2. Iggy will grow beg. ____________ Write each list word in the shape box that fits it. ____________ 4. ____________ 6. Circle the words. Write them correctly on the lines. ____________ 5. It iz an inchworm. 1. ____________ 3. Glue them on another sheet of paper and read them to a friend.Short-i sound Name Circle the six misspelled words. Hiz name is Iggy. Tom keeps hem in a cage. him is sit his if big Iggy the Inchworm Tom has a new pet. Ef he eats the leaf. Iggy likes to sist on a leaf in the cage. Each challenge word is hidden three times. Scholastic Success With Spelling: Grade 1 © Scholastic Teaching Resources 9 . efliplithwill thewilltflip theriwillertt triflipwitrei Cut letters from an old newspaper to spell each of the list words.

____________ The fox can hop to the top. _________ 3. _________ other list words _________ Challenge Words 7. on 1. got 2. top 5. _________ _________ 5. _________ Write the list word that matches each picture. ____________ 3. rock 7. hop 3. _________ 8.Short-o sound Name An Octopus The short-o sound is the beginning sound of the word octopus. fox 4. stop 8. 1. Circle the letter that makes the short-o sound. 10 Scholastic Success With SPelling: Grade 1 © Scholastic Teaching Resources _________ . _________ _________ 6. ____________ 2. _________ 2. Read each list word. _________ Organize. list words with op _________ _________ list words with ot 4. 1. not 6. ____________ 4. Read. Copy.

write the list words in alphabetical order. Across 2. the opposite of bottom 5. 6. Down 6. On another sheet of paper. fox top got on not hop Dear Todd. Scholastic Success With Spelling: Grade 1 © Scholastic Teaching Resources 11 . Bob 1. 3. the opposite of off 3. 4. I am _____ going. Did you know that an octopus is ________ a fish? Your friend. We had to ________ up ________ a rock to see it. It was the color of a ________. 1.Short-o sound Name Use the list words to complete the letter. 2. Use the clues to complete the puzzle. I ________ to see an octopus on our trip. Draw a picture to illustrate each one. “I _____ it!” On another sheet of paper. 4. 5. write each of the challenge words. It had two eyes on ________ of its head.

lump ________ 3. _________ 6. _________ four-letter list word _________ Write the list word that rhymes with each word. Circle the letter that makes the short-u sound. _________ 3. hut 4. up 1.Short-u sound Name Umbrella Fun The short-u sound is the beginning sound of the word umbrella. tug ________ 6. two-letter list word _________ three-letter list words _________ _________ _________ _________ Challenge Words 7. Read. _________ Organize. puppy 8. bud ________ 2. _________ 5. 1. mud 5. Copy. cup ________ The bug can run and jump in the mud. 12 Scholastic Success With SPelling: Grade 1 © Scholastic Teaching Resources ________ . bug 4. funny 7. _________ 8. _________ 4. jump 6. _________ 2. Read each list word. run 3. 1. sun ________ 5. but 2.

________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ Look up each list word in a dictionary. up bug f l u k b u t l r b j c u j p z u j p u g l d p but mud n d e t m u o m run jump a m u d l p w o Write each challenge word three times.Short-u sound Name Write two sentences using as many list words as you can. and diagonally. dmu ________ ________ ________ Circle each list word hidden in the puzzle. gbu ________ 3. down. tub ________ 4. pu 6. 1. Scholastic Success With Spelling: Grade 1 © Scholastic Teaching Resources 13 . ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ Unscramble the letters to spell the list words. nur 5. The words go across. mupj ________ 2.

Copy. 1. _________ 4. _________ 8. _________ _________ list word with short e _________ list word with short i _________ list word with short o Challenge Words _________ 7. hat 1. happy 7. _________ list word with short u _________ Write the list word that belongs in each group. desk 8. _________ Organize. _________ 3. a e i o u Use the short vowel sounds to help you spell these new words. _________ 5. ________________ 6. list words with short a _________ 2. ________________ Six men with hats sat in the sun. ________________ 4.Review Name Here Kitty! Each of these pictures begins with a short vowel sound. 14 Scholastic Success With SPelling: Grade 1 © Scholastic Teaching Resources . _________ 6. six 4. 1. men 3. ________________ 2. Read. sun 6. dog 5. ________________ 3. hand 2. ________________ 5.

write the list word next to each picture. sun ______________________________________________________ dog ______________________________________________________ six men ______________________________________________________ hand hat Where do cats go to learn? To find out. r Answer: Cats learn at kitty-_______________! Write the challenge word that matches each clue. I am ____________. I am not sad. Hide pictures of the list words in the big picture. On another sheet of paper. Make a list of the words and ask a friend to find all six hidden pictures. draw a picture. Use two list words in each one.Review Name Write three sentences. I am a ____________. I am a place to write. Scholastic Success With Spelling: Grade 1 © Scholastic Teaching Resources 15 . Then write the letters from the bold boxes in order on the line below to complete the answer.

Long-a sound Name A Crazy Ape The long-a sound is sometimes spelled a_e like in the word ape. _________ list words that do not rhyme _________ _________ Challenge Words 7. _________ 6. 1. came 3. Read. _________ 8. snake 8. mak make 6. make 2. naem name She gave us her name when she came. Read each list word. aet ate 2. 16 Scholastic Success With SPelling: Grade 1 © Scholastic Teaching Resources . _________ _________ 3. gave 5. Organize. Copy. _________ _________ 4. _________ 5. frame 7. name 4. tape 6. tape taep 3. came caym 5. _________ 2. gave gav 4. _________ _________ _________ Circle each list word that is spelled correctly. ate 1. list words that rhyme 1. Circle the long a and silent e.

I rhyme with late. He __________ a banana. 7. ate make came name gave tape A Crazy Ape We saw a new animal at the zoo. Scholastic Success With Spelling: Grade 1 © Scholastic Teaching Resources 17 . 2. scramble each of the list words and ask a friend to unscramble them. I am a challenge word. 6. Mark an X. I look like ape. I begin like the word got. 5. I rhyme with the word came. Mark an X on me. He __________ me his banana peel! Then he ripped my zoo map. but I begin with t. His __________ is Hairy. 4. I begin like the word cake. Mark an O. 3. he ________ over by me. Mark an X. I look like cake. mark an X or O. Next. Mark an O on me. As you find each answer. Mark an O. but I begin with m. came ate tape snake make at gave as name Write the challenge word that rhymes with each picture. The first to get three in a row is the winner! 1.Long-a sound Name Use a list word to complete the story. Follow the clues to play tic-tac-toe. Mark an X on me. ____________ ____________ On another sheet of paper. He is an ape.

_________ 6. __________ 3. tail 3. _________ 2. Read. away 7. Organize. stay 6. chain 8.Long-a sound Name Let’s Play in the Rain! The long-a sound can be spelled with the letters ay like in the word may and the letters ai like in the word mail. _________ 8. __________ 6. wait 5. __________ We can stay to play in the rain one day. _________ _________ 4. __________ 2. Read each list word. 1. 18 Scholastic Success With SPelling: Grade 1 © Scholastic Teaching Resources . day 1. _________ _________ 3. list words with long-a sound spelled ay 1. play 4. __________ 5. _________ _________ _________ Write the list word that begins with the same sound as the picture. _________ list words with long-a sound spelled ai _________ Challenge Words 7. Circle the letters that make the long-a sound. _________ _________ 5. __________ 4. Copy. rain 2.

Long-a sound Name Write the list word that matches each clue. play wait day rain tail stay 1. _______________ _______________ _______________ _______________ On another sheet of paper. I am __________. Circle the word that shows your best handwriting. 2. I can be furry. Scholastic Success With Spelling: Grade 1 © Scholastic Teaching Resources 19 . Circle the words. I am wet and fall from the sky. Each list word is hidden two times. We are __________ and __________. 3. 4. Then write them in all lowercase letters. aplayranwait taywaitpday watailinrain plydayraintal dystayentail nplaysstayen Write the challenge words in all uppercase letters. I am a __________. 5. I have a morning and a night. write a story about a dog using as many list words as you can. I am __________. I am something you do with friends. I am a __________. We mean the same thing.

_________ 3. Copy. _________ _________ Write the list word that begins with the same sound as each picture. 1. Read. _________ _________ 8. sleep 7. __________ 5. __________ 6. list words with long-e sound spelled ee _________ _________ _________ _________ list words with long-e sound spelled e Challenge Words 7. sheep 8. Read each list word. Circle the letters that make the long-e sound. 20 Scholastic Success With SPelling: Grade 1 © Scholastic Teaching Resources . _________ 6. feet 6. need 4. __________ We need to see the tree. _________ Organize. 1. _________ 5.Long-e sound Name Look Out! A Bee! The long-e sound can also be spelled with the letter e like in the word he and the letters ee like in the word need. __________ 3. __________ 4. _________ 4. _________ 2. __________ 2. see 5. we 3. me 1. tree 2.

4. 2. 5. Across 2. Down 5. 1. ____________ 4. I 3. ____________ ____________ You may count these at night. ____________ 3. The Biggest Bee feet One day my dad took mee on a hike. Use the clues to complete the puzzle.” he said. us Write the challenge word that matches each clue two times. Your eyes help you ____. a tall plant 6. 3. We went up see need the ladder. Scholastic Success With Spelling: Grade 1 © Scholastic Teaching Resources 21 . and a big bee came out. You do this at night. me “Do you seie that beehive in the big trea?” I asked. Whe ran! 1. We have two _____. ____________ 2. ____________ 1. ____________ 5. ____________ ____________ Find each list word in some of your favorite books. 4. tree “We will ned a ladder to see. we “It is two feat long!” said my dad. Write them correctly on the lines. 6. ____________ 6. We ____ food and shelter.Long-e sound Name Circle the six misspelled words.

hi 8. I 3. 22 Scholastic Success With SPelling: Grade 1 © Scholastic Teaching Resources __________ . Read. 1. by 1. fly 6. Circle the letter that makes the long-i sound. __________ Write four list words that rhyme with each other. Copy. _________ _________ Write the list word that rhymes with each picture. Organize. 1. _________ 2. my 4. time 7. _________ the shortest list word 8. kite 5. _________ 6. _________ 3. _________ list words with i_e _________ _________ list words with y _________ _________ _________ Challenge Words 7. __________ __________ __________ I try to fly a kite by my house. like 2. __________ 2.Long-i sound Name Ice Cream Truck The long-i sound is can be spelled with the letters i_e like in the word ice and the letter y like in the word try. Read each list word. _________ 5. _________ 4.

Draw a picture showing each challenge word. like Like a bird I __________. __________ __________ On another sheet of paper. by When the truck comes __________. make a word search using the list words. Write each word. fly I stop flying my __________. Scholastic Success With Spelling: Grade 1 © Scholastic Teaching Resources 23 . Ice Cream Truck kite Ding! Ding! Ding! __________ hear the ice cream truck! my I I can’t believe __________ good luck. So I can take a bite. I __________ ice cream a lot! Write each list word in the shape box that fits it.Long-i sound Name Use a list word to complete the poem.

_________ _________ Write the list word with the same ending sound as each picture. bone 4. 24 Scholastic Success With SPelling: Grade 1 © Scholastic Teaching Resources __________ __________ . rope 6. Ovals! The long-o sound is sometimes spelled with the letter o like in the word no and the letters o_e like in the word cone. go 3.Long-o sound Name Oh. _________ 3. _________ 5. vote 7. note 5. __________ 2. 1. _________ 4. home 2. list words with long-o sound spelled o_e _________ _________ _________ _________ list words with long-o sound spelled o Challenge Words 7. _________ _________ 8. __________ and I have a note to go home. _________ 2. 4. stone 8. Read. Read each list word. _________ Organize. _________ 6. __________ 3. Circle the letters that make the long-o sound. so 1. 1. Copy. __________ 5.

The words go across. nebo 2. os __________ 3.Long-o sound Name Write a sentence using as many list words as you can. pero __________ 5. 1. Glue them on another sheet of paper and read them to someone at home. down. and diagonally. go so bone rope note home h o m e e i r o m b b f e h p q n o g l n s u d j r o c s o t e n t p g o k e e Write each challenge word three times. __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ Cut letters from a newspaper to spell each list word. og __________ __________ __________ Circle each list word hidden in the puzzle. teon 6. meho __________ 4. Scholastic Success With Spelling: Grade 1 © Scholastic Teaching Resources 25 . ________________________________________________________________ Unscramble the letters to spell the list words.

ai ee i_e o_e Use the long vowel sound to help you spell these new words. _________ 3. 26 Scholastic Success With SPelling: Grade 1 © Scholastic Teaching Resources . nail 2. __________ 4. 1. ay. have list word with long-e sound _________ 7. __________ 2. here 8. nine 5. __________ 3. list words with long-a sound _________ _________ _________ 4. _________ _________ Write the list word that belongs in each group. cake 1. seed 4. _________ 5. 1. _________ 6. Copy. Read. tray 3. __________ 5. _________ list word with long-i sound _________ Challenge Words 7. _________ 2. nose 6. __________ The cake on the tray has nine candles. __________ 6. _________ list word with long-o sound 8.Review Name A Tight Squeeze The long vowel sounds can be spelled with the following letters: long a: long e: long i: long o: a_e. _________ Organize.

Make a list of the words and ask a friend to find all six hidden pictures. tray seed nose cake nine nail ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ What kind of cow can get through the farmer’s fence? To find out. Use two list words in each one. Then write the letters from the bold boxes in order on the line below to answer the riddle. hive ____________ hire ____________ On another sheet of paper. Scholastic Success With Spelling: Grade 1 © Scholastic Teaching Resources 27 . draw a picture.Review Name Write three sentences. Hide pictures of the list words in the picture. Answer: A __________ cow! Change one letter to turn each word into a challenge word. write the list word next to each picture.

_________ 2. 4. _________ _________ 5. Read each list word. Read. with 3. _________ Challenge Words list words that end with th 7. _________ _________ Write the list word that rhymes with each word. hiwt __________ 6. den __________ 3. Circle the letters th in each word. them 7. _________ _________ 4. rat __________ Unscramble each list word. they 8. _________ _________ 8. then 4. _________ _________ 3. bath 5. Organize. the 1. 28 Scholastic Success With SPelling: Grade 1 © Scholastic Teaching Resources .Digraph th Name Those Thorns! The letters th make the sound at the beginning of the word thorn. tsih __________ That baby took a bath with this toy. this 2. 1. Copy. list words that begin with th 1. _________ _________ 6. that 6. het _________ 5. math _________ 2.

_____ 5 3. n i h w t b e s a 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1.” “Yes. Then write it on the line. “Mom. _____ 5 _____ 3 _____ 9 _____ 5 2.” “But it is ___________ prettiest one. like it is taking a ________!” with this that bath that The this with bath the with bath Use the code to spell each list word. How are the two words alike? ________________________________ How are they different? ______________________________________ Spell each list word aloud at the dinner table.Digraph th Name Circle the list word that completes each sentence. _____ 5 5. Scholastic Success With Spelling: Grade 1 © Scholastic Teaching Resources 29 . _____ 4 _____ 9 _____ 5 _____ 3 _____ 3 _____ 7 _____ 1 _____ 2 _____ 5 _____ 3 Look closely at the spelling of the challenge words. _____ _____ 3 _____ 7 6 5 6.” “__________ be careful. _____ _____ 3 _____ 2 _____ 8 4. may I pick __________ flower?” “Yes. but __________ flower has thorns.” With then then the this Then “Let’s put it in a glass ________ water.

1. Read. _________ 2. brush 6. ship 1. shipe ship 2. 30 Scholastic Success With SPelling: Grade 1 © Scholastic Teaching Resources . fish 3. Circle the letters sh in each word.Digraph sh Name Shiny Shells The letters sh make the sound at the beginning of the word shell. Organize. wich wish She saw the shape of a fish by the ship. shape 4. _________ _________ 5. _________ 6. wish 5. shine 7. fish fich 5. _________ list words that end with sh _________ Challenge Words 7. _________ _________ 3. Copy. shape shap 3. shoe 8. she shee 4. brosh brush 6. _________ _________ 4. Read each list word. _________ _________ 8. she 2. _________ _________ Draw a shell around the list word that is spelled correctly. list words that begin with sh 1.

Digraph sh Name Write the list word that matches each clue. I am used in hair. fish she brush ship shape wish 1. I may be a circle or square. I live in water. scramble the list words. Circle the words. 4. 3. 5. I am a ________. I am a name for a girl. Make me when you see a star. I am ________. I am a ________. 2. Ask someone at home to unscramble them. ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ On another sheet of paper. I am a ________. shiwishashem beshapeshwish fibrushshipe shfishishapen weshelshipsho brushshifish Write the challenge word that rhymes with each picture two times. 6. I am a ________. I am a ________. Find each list word hidden two times. I sail in the water. Scholastic Success With Spelling: Grade 1 © Scholastic Teaching Resources 31 .

_________ list words that begin with wh _________ _________ 6. when 4. inch 5. Read each list word. whale 3. _________ Challenge Words 7. Read. _________ 5. _________ 8. _________ _________ list words that end with ch _________ _________ Write the list word that rhymes with each word. 1. list words that begin with ch _________ _________ 3. why 7. what 8. _________ 2. The letters wh make the sound at the beginning of the word wheel. pen __________ 6. 1. _________ Organize. which 6. _________ 4. mop __________ 3. win __________ Which whale was an inch from the boat? 32 Scholastic Success With SPelling: Grade 1 © Scholastic Teaching Resources . pitch __________ 5. chop 2. chin 1. Copy. tail __________ 2. pinch __________ 4. Circle the letters ch and wh in each word.Digraphs ch and wh Name Changing Gears The letters ch make the sound at the beginning of the word chain.

Digraphs ch and wh Name Circle the five misspelled words. ______ will we go? 4. Scholastic Success With Spelling: Grade 1 © Scholastic Teaching Resources 33 . ________________ painted like an orca wale. Across 2. Dear Sam. I even go through puddles super fast! Your friend. ocean animal 3. ________________ I can ride great. 3. rhymes with shop 5. Find each challenge word hidden three times. 1. Circle the words. ________________ 5. whiwhatwhtat whtwhywhyatt whywhttwhatt wywhtwhatwy Which list words do you think are the hardest to spell? On another sheet of paper. ________________ I got a new bike for my birthday! It is 2. Use the clues to complete the puzzle. 4. found on a ruler 5. write the words in order from the easiest to the hardest to spell. wich took a lot of work. part of a face 2. It is an ich 3. Wen I got on it the first time. Down 1. ________________ longer than my old bike. Stephen 1. I nearly fell off! The next time I bumped my chen on the handlebars! Now 4. rhymes with itch 2. Write them correctly on the lines.

__________ The duck sat on the rock near the stick. _________ 3. _________ 8. __________ 5. _________ list word with short-u sound _________ Write the list word that matches each picture. Read. neck 5. _________ _________ list word with short-e sound _________ list word with short-i sound _________ list word with short-o sound _________ Challenge Words 7. clock 7. list words with short-a sound _________ 2. __________ 3. duck 1. 1. __________ 2. quick 8. stick 3. _________ Organize. Circle the letters ck in each word. back 4. pack 2. __________ 6. _________ 4.Ending digraph ck Name In My Backpack The letters ck make the sound at the end of the word pick. _________ 5. Copy. 1. 34 Scholastic Success With SPelling: Grade 1 © Scholastic Teaching Resources . Read each list word. rock 6. __________ 4. _________ 6.

o 1 2 u 4 3 5 a _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ 1 2 3 4 5 Write the challenge word that matches each clue. Soon a white __________ duck swam up to us. an instrument that tells time ____________ fast ____________ On another sheet of paper. It ate all of the bread! It was funny! Write each list word in the shape box that fits it. It put its head in my ________pack and found the bread! We let it ________ its head in again. It had a ring around its __________. In My Backpack neck I went to the park with my friend Ben.Ending digraph ck Name Use list words to complete the story. Then use the number code to spell out what is in the backpack. We always pack __________ some bread to feed the ducks. It stick back came up to my backpack. Scholastic Success With Spelling: Grade 1 © Scholastic Teaching Resources 35 . We sat on rock a _________ near the water. write the list words in alphabetical order.

__________ 5. chick other list words 7. __________ 2. shop 1. __________ 4. Copy. black 5. 1. white 4. __________ 6. Read. _________ _________ 4. Organize. dish 3. chip 2. _________ list words with short-i sound _________ 6. _________ 5. _________ _________ 8. __________ I got the black and white dish at the shop. __________ 3. 1. _________ _________ 3. th sh ch wh ck Use the letter sounds to help you spell these new words.Review Name Shopping Spree These two letters work together to make one sound. thank 8. 36 Scholastic Success With SPelling: Grade 1 © Scholastic Teaching Resources . _________ _________ Write the list word that fits in each group. _________ _________ Challenge Words 7. math 6. _________ list words with short-a sound 2.

write a definition for each list word. Use two list words in each one. write the list word that rhymes with each picture.Review Name Write three sentences. r e e Answer: ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ! Change two letters to turn each word into a challenge word. black dish shop white math chip ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ How do you make a shop hop? To find out. Scholastic Success With Spelling: Grade 1 © Scholastic Teaching Resources 37 . Then write the words from the bold boxes in order on the lines below. thing ____________ crack ____________ On another sheet of paper.

hard 2. list words with ar in the middle 1. harm __________ __________ That part of the star is hard to see. car __________ 2. Circle the letters ar in each word. _________ 2. art and __________ __________ and 3. Read each list word. Organize. _________ 6. Read. jar 4. _________ _________ 5. 38 Scholastic Success With SPelling: Grade 1 © Scholastic Teaching Resources . 1. Copy. card __________ 4. start 7. _________ _________ 4. part 5. star 3. _________ other list words _________ Challenge Words _________ 7.Name r-Controlled ar Under the Arch The letters ar make the sound at the beginning of the word arch. farm 6. _________ _________ Write the list word that rhymes with each word. are 1. shark 8. _________ 8. _________ _________ 3.

Find each list word hidden two times. change one letter in each list word to make a new word. 1. Write each challenge word as a title for its matching picture. Circle the words.Name r-Controlled ar Hide two list words in these boxes. ____________ ____________ On another sheet of paper. For example: jar becomes jam or far. 2. hapartjardar pahardoraret fastararfarm arfarmareth stjartstarernt tehardetpart Unscramble the letters to spell the list words. Scholastic Success With Spelling: Grade 1 © Scholastic Teaching Resources 39 . raj __________ trap __________ amrf __________ dhra __________ rea rast __________ __________ Draw a picture showing each challenge word.

__________ 4. 40 Scholastic Success With SPelling: Grade 1 © Scholastic Teaching Resources . __________ 5. Read each list word. 1. _________ 6. corn 2. __________ We eat corn or cake on the porch for lunch. Read. _________ _________ 3. _________ _________ 4. _________ 5. Circle the letters or in each word. Organize. _________ four. __________ 2.Name r-Controlled or Ornaments Galore The letters or make the sound at the beginning of the word ornament. two. horn 4. or 1. _________ 2. __________ 3.or five-letter list words _________ _________ Challenge Words 7.or three-letter list words 1. __________ 6. horse 8. short 6. your 7. porch 3. _________ _________ _________ Write the list word that begins with the same sound as each picture. for 5. Copy. _________ 8.

Name r-Controlled or Use the list words to complete the story. We all helped hang them before we went to bed. The words go across and down. we heard the __________ of a car outside. I hope we can do it all again tomorrow! Circle each list word hidden in the puzzle. How are the two words alike? __________________________________ How are they different? ________________________________________ Find each list word in some of your favorite books. Could it be for my brother __________ me? It was full of ornaments __________ the tree. Later. We ate turkey and __________ for dinner. and we all hugged him. for or porch short horn corn Let’s Do It Again! I had a great holiday. Scholastic Success With Spelling: Grade 1 © Scholastic Teaching Resources 41 . He stepped on the __________. It was Uncle Norm. How many times can you find the word or in the puzzle? _____ s b k c l h m b h e p o r c h t o t s r f a o s r g i n k j r l t l f o r e n u Look closely at the spelling of the challenge words. Then we played a __________ game. He had a big box.

to 1. love 6. come 7. _________ 2. Read. _________ list words with oo (moo) sound _________ Challenge Words 7. From Me The letter o can be used to make other sounds such as oo like in the words to and do and u like in the words of. 1. and love. uv of 4. Organize. from 5. some 8. _________ _________ 8. Read each list word. from. to tu 5. _________ _________ Draw a heart around the list word that is spelled correctly. luv love 2. _________ _________ 4. Copy. list words with short-u sound 1. you 3.Different ways to use o Name To You. do 2. you yoo 3. of 4. _________ _________ 5. _________ 6. frum from 6. Circle the letter o in each word. du do Do you love to get cards from your friends? 42 Scholastic Success With SPelling: Grade 1 © Scholastic Teaching Resources . _________ _________ 3.

____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ On another sheet of paper. To Anna. I am the opposite of to. Then write them in all lowercase letters. Scholastic Success With Spelling: Grade 1 © Scholastic Teaching Resources 43 . 2. 8. I begin like the word time. 3. I look like the word dove except I begin with l. 5. Mark an X. teacher. __________ you You are one Thank __________ want to be my __________ my for being so nice! friend? best friends. mark an X or O.Different ways to use o Name Use the list words to complete the valentine cards. 7. Sam Rosa Follow the clues to play tic-tac-toe. Write the challenge words in all uppercase letters. you love come some from I of to do 4. Circle the word that shows your best handwriting. The first to get three in a row is the winner! 1. As you find each answer. I rhyme with the word love. Mark an O. Mark an O. __________ my Dear Jack. __________. Mark an X. Mark an X on me. Be careful! These words are not spelled the way they sound. Mark an O. I begin like the word dog. Mark an X. I have three letters. 6. Nicki __________. I am a challenge word that begins with the letter s. write the list words in alphabetical order. Mark an O. I am a challenge word that begins with the letter c.

4. __________ 5. arm 3. _________ 8. fork 2. _________ _________ 5. car 1. world 8. _________ _________ _________ Write the list word that ends with the same sound as each picture. 44 Scholastic Success With SPelling: Grade 1 © Scholastic Teaching Resources __________ __________ . thorn 4. park list words with or sound 6. _________ 6. __________ 3. 1. The letters or make the sound at the beginning of the word ornament. Use the letter sounds to help you spell these new words. __________ and Park the car north of the fork in the road. _________ _________ 3. __________ 2. store 7. Read. list words with ar sound 1. Organize. _________ _________ 4.Review Name Under Control The letters ar make the sound at the beginning of the word arch. _________ _________ Challenge Words 7. _________ 2. north 5. Copy.

________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ Use the code to spell each of the list words. On another sheet of paper. Scholastic Success With Spelling: Grade 1 © Scholastic Teaching Resources 45 . slope ____________ worth ____________ Look up the list words in a dictionary. t n c h a f r p k m 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 _____ 2 _____ 11 _____ 7 _____ 1 _____ 4 _____ 1 _____ 4 _____ 11 _____ 7 _____ 2 _____ 3 _____ 5 _____ 7 _____ 8 _____ 5 _____ 7 _____ 9 _____ 6 _____ 11 _____ 7 _____ 9 o _____ 5 _____ 7 _____ 10 Change two letters in each word to make a challenge word. write each word and the page number where each is found.Review Name Write three sentences using as many list words as you can.

Name Master Spelling List 46 an do if or tape and dog inch pack ten are duck is park that arm end jar part the as farm jump play then at feet kite porch this ate fish let rain thorn back fly like red to bath for love rock top big fork make rope tray black fox math run tree bone from me see up brush gave men seed wait bug get mud shape we but go my she whale by got nail ship when cake had name shop which came hand neck short white can hard need sit wish car hat nine six with chin him north so yes chip his nose star you chop home not stay corn hop note stick day horn of sun dish I on tail Scholastic Success With SPelling: Grade 1 © Scholastic Teaching Resources .

feet. ten. 4. on. yes. 2. stay. 5. 3. ten. happy. 4. 5. wat a i l inr a i n . rope. rain. o: nose. tape. red.Answer Key Page 4 begin with a: an. my. mud. 47 . 6. plyd ay r a i n tal. 4. nine. go Page 26 a: cake. hand. sit. have. tail. 1. gave. 5. 3. we. theriw i l l ertt. hop. 6. 3. so. his Page 9 1. tray t r e m e sleep. np l ay ss t ay en o t x Page 25 Sentences will vary. sun. ashadinande. bug. not o n o o t p g f Page 13 Sentences will vary. 1. jump. name. 2. nail. ai: rain. other: big. six. that. i: six. other: red. 1. 2. h: him. stay. 6. dog Page 15 Sentences will vary. by. big. e: seed. let Page 8 i: if. tail. 3. his. as. can. fast Page 6 en: end. tail. 4. 2. bath. but. get. 3. 1. 1. end. play. I. tape. frame f d Page 17 name. note. if. note. 6. men. 5. see. 4. 6. then. 6. let. bath. nail. 6. 5. do not rhyme: ate. 2. go e i h o m e r o m b b d j r e h p o c s o q n o t e n t p g l n g o k e e w s e e e r s e a k e n i n e n o s e n a i l a e d y skinny. ten. yes.the. had. 3. and Page 5 1. is. this. 1. kuhadtatiand. sit. hop. bath. trif l i p witrei Page 10 op: hop. rope. 1. 6. him. 5. that. yes. His. run. 4. let. fourletter: jump. 1. we. We f s f Page 20 ee: tree. kite. gave. get. red. e: me. the. 2. bug. o: so. at. jump. 2. et: get. 5. 2. 4. Page 21 1. 2. big. 2. 5. is. let. cake. 1. home. hat. my. mud l u k b u t l r b j c u j p z u j p u g l d p n d e t m u o m a m u d l p w p Page 14 a: hat. 4. 2. 3. thew i l l tf l i p . me. bug. 3. 4. sheep Page 22 i_e: like. fly o h Page 12 two-letter: up. 4. run. like. 5. my. by. kite. rain. 6. 2. 1. 3. home. If. and. 5. desk Page 16 rhyme: came. 2. need. that. here e d c t n e u Page 27 Sentences will vary. as. kite. had. tree. him. as. bone. 4. and. up Page 23 I. top. gave n n Page 18 ay: day. ap l ay ranw a i t . play Page 19 1. not. ten. bone. end. had. and one ends with y. day. play. with. 1. three-letter: but. 4. like. ot: got. other: on. fly. top. see. bone. dys t ay ent a i l . 5. 1. 5. name Page 24 o_e: home. 4. 3. shortest: I. 4. 6. 3. 3. 4. seed. wait. 5. go. 6. fox. hand. One ends with m. is. wait. stay. u: sun. the. 3. me. Then. need kitty-garten!. lamp. They both begin with the letters t h e . o g h a n d r h a t m e s u came ate tape shape make at gave as name snake. up. end with th: with. e: men. i: nine. y: by. this Page 29 this. at. 2. then. hidanaastcan. kite. then. 3. but. feet. sit. by Scholastic Success With Spelling: Grade 1 © Scholastic Teaching Resources Page 28 begin with th: the. tree. 4. like. this. 4. at. big. on Page 11 got. end Page 7 1. came. ate. 2. 2. make. fly. if. 3. mud. dahcaniatean. 6. 1. nose. 3. o: dog. 4. 5. fox. feet. 5. run. so. 5. 3. my. a in the middle: can. note. tayw a i t pd ay . rope. red. fox. 1. sit. is. make. 3. with. bath. get. 5. an. that. wait. can. 2. his. I. tray. with. 1. 6. 6. yes. ef l i p li t hw i l l . see. 2. him. 2. fly. 4. 2. need. came. 3. 6. 1. 5. day. 2. 4. an. ate. 3. 5. top.

chop. bes h a p e shw i s h . rock. fib r u s h s h i p e. end with ch: inch. clock. whale. porch. 6.Answer Key Page 30 begin with sh: ship. inch. horn. 1. other: white. love. inch. 2. teh a rd etp a r t . short. chip. neck. chin. horn. 4. park. star. pack. 1. other: are. shiw i s h as h e m. for. 2. Yo u r is spelled o u r and h o rs e is spelled or. ship. From.-2. which. 5. whtw hy w hy att. 5. you. porch. thorn.or three-letter: or. duck. 6. fork. 4. 5. part. 6. shine Page 37 Sentences will vary. shape. 1. north. oo: to. horn. fish. wywhtw h a t wy Page 34 short a: pack. 6. world Page 35 pack. arm. 5. corn. four. 4. 3. to. back w h i t e m a t h c h i l a c f i s h c l h m p o r c h b t o t s r f a o s r g i n k j r l t l f o r e n u p e o k e Page 42 short u: of. whale. neck. 3. stick. 5. fish. stick. park Page 45 Sentences will vary. do p h b k e s s h 5 times. or. 6. 6. snack. They both have the o r sound. back. of. wish. 4. black Page 31 1. back. shf i s h is h a p e n. which. 4. Love you love come some from I of to do Page 44 ar: car. 1. wish Page 36 short a : black. short i : chip. 2. begin with wh: whale. 2. which. 4. part. chin Page 33 1. car. 2. short e: neck. 3. star. 1. arm. north. back. thorn. 2. jar Page 39 1. brush. 3. h a p a r t j a r d a r. for Page 43 To you. hard. jar. she. short u: duck. Answers will vary. pack. 1. dish. fas t a r arf a r m . w hy whttw h a t t. 4. 5. store. 2. of. north.or five-letter: corn. 4. or: fork. farm. dish. she. are. thank. or. car. chop. shop. math. When. park. thorn. hard. quick 48 Scholastic Success With SPelling: Grade 1 © Scholastic Teaching Resources . short o: rock. porch. shop. rock. farm. pah a rd ora r e t. wes h e ls h i p sho. 5. stj a r ts t a r ernt. star Page 40 two. ship. short i: stick. 3. chick Page 38 ar in the middle: hard. when. Do. 3. do. arm. shape. 3. 3. wish. 1. fork. love. brush. 3. brush. 5. arf a r m areth. 4. for erase the s. duck. 2. Page 32 begin with ch: chin. from. when. 5. shoe. rock. shape. white. which c h w h i n c h n a l W h e n i c h h o p whiw h a t whtat. short. math. 3. duck. 1. she. farm. b r u s h shif i s h . stick. 2. r b Page 41 corn. are. from. end with sh: fish. 6. 4. jar. part. neck. short. 2. you.