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PRETEST

Name

Date

Spelling

Words with Short Vowels


Pretest Directions
Fold back the paper
along the dotted line.
Use the blanks to write
each word as it is read
aloud. When you finish
the test, unfold the
paper. Use the list at the
right to correct any
spelling mistakes.
Practice the words you
missed for the Posttest.

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To Parents
Here are the results of
your child's weekly
spelling Pretest. You can
help your child study for
the Posttest by following
these simple steps for
each word on the word
list:
1. Read the word to your
child.
2. Have your child write
the word, saying each
letter as it is written.
3. Say each letter of the
word as your child
checks the spelling.
4. If a mistake has been
made, have your child
read each letter of the
correctly spelled word
aloud, and then repeat
steps 13.

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1. drank
2. rest
3. ahead
4. drink
5. dock
6. hung
7. trouble
8. magazines
9. self
10. deaf
11. lift
12. flock
13. trust
14. cousin
15. cannon
16. swept
17. pleasant
18. fist
19. couple
20. wealth

Challenge Words

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brand-new
compass
darted
muttered
talker

AT-HOME WORD STUDY

Name

Date

Spelling

Words with Short Vowels


Using the Word Study Steps

3. STUDY the letters in the word.

Spelling Tip
Use words that you
know how to spell to
help you spell new
words:

4. WRITE the word.

drip + thank = drank

1. LOOK at the word.


2. SAY the word aloud.

5. CHECK the word.


Did you spell the word right?
If not, go back to step 1.

1. krind

11. tilf

2. nugh

12. spewt

3. kdoc

13. stif

4. fles

14. cloupe

5. zagmainse

15. anconn

6. krand

16. steapaln

7. afde

17. sniocu

8. tres

18. clofk

9. broulet

19. sturt

10. dahae

20. thalew

To Parents or Helpers
Using the Word Study Steps above as your child comes across any new words will help him or her learn to
spell words effectively. Review the steps as you both go over this week's spelling words.
Go over the Spelling Tip with your child. Ask your child to think of words he or she knows that can help him
or her spell other words on the list.
Help your child complete the spelling activity.

Grade 4/Unit 1
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Word Scramble
Unscramble each set of letters to make a spelling word.

EXPLORE THE PATTERN

Name

Spelling

Date

Words with Short Vowels


drank
rest
ahead
drink

dock
hung
trouble
magazines

self
deaf
lift
flock

trust
cousin
cannon
swept

pleasant
fist
couple
wealth

Sort each spelling word by finding the sound and spelling pattern to which it
belongs. Write the word and circle the letter or letters that spell its vowel sound.
short a spelled

short i spelled

1.

11.

2.

12.

3.

13.
short e spelled

short o spelled

4.

14.

5.

15.

6.

short u spelled
short e spelled

16.

ea

7.

17.

8.

short u spelled

9.

ou

10.
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19.
20.

Sounds Alike
Write the spelling word that rhymes with each word below.

21. health
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22. double
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PRACTICE AND EXTEND

Name

Spelling

Date

Words with Short Vowels


drank
rest
ahead
drink

dock
hung
trouble
magazines

self
deaf
lift
flock

trust
cousin
cannon
swept

pleasant
fist
couple
wealth

Complete each sentence with a spelling word.


1. These

always have funny stories I like to read.

2. Every morning, a large


3. I

of birds visits my bird feeder.

two glasses of milk this morning at breakfast.

4. A person's

is who they are and how they are special.

5. Last week, the students

pictures on the classroom walls.

6. If you are in a hurry, you can go


7. I like to
8. My

of me in line.

a glass of juice after school.


Bob is my Aunt Tilly's son.

9. The clown at the circus was shot from a


10. He found the broom and

.
the floor.

11. take it easy or sleep

14. a place to tie a boat

12. two of something

15. to raise up

13. not able to hear

16. a tightly closed hand

Challenge Extension: Ask students to write a "fill in the blank"


sentence for each Challenge Word and then exchange papers with
a partner to complete the sentences.

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Define It!
Write the spelling words that have the same meanings as the words or phrases
below.

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PROOFREAD AND WRITE

Name

Spelling

Date

Words with Short Vowels


Proofreading Activity
There are six spelling mistakes in the letter below. Circle the misspelled words.
Write the words correctly on the lines below.
Dear Cusin Bob,
I had a wonderful time with my dad this summer. We hiked into the
mountains. Dad hiked ahede of me because I had truble climbing. I had to stop
and reast a lot. But soon we found a lake. We draink water right from the lake!
Once I thought we were lost. Dad said we could troust his compass to help us
find our way. And he was right. It was the best vacation I ever had.
See you soon,
Luke

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3.

5.

2.

4.

6.

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Writing Activity
Write a letter to a friend about a holiday or vacation you once had. Use four
spelling words in your writing.

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POSTTEST

Name

Spelling

Date

Words with Short Vowels


Look at the words in each set below. One word in each set is spelled correctly.
Use a pencil to fill in the circle next to the correct word. Before you begin, look at
the sample sets of words. Sample A has been done for you. Do Sample B by
yourself. When you are sure you know what to do, you may go on with the rest of
the page.
A
B
C
D

1.

A
B
C
D

2.

E
F
G
H

3.

A
B
C
D

4.

E
F
G
H

5.

A
B
C
D

beest
best
beste
biest

docke
dock
doick
dok

6.

cannin
kannon
cannon
canin

7.

drinke
drienk
drink
drenk

8.

trubble
trouble
troubel
truble

9.

ahead
ahed
ahaed
ahede

10.

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

Sample B

E
F
G
H

lifft
lift
lifte
liaft

11.

silf
sealf
selfe
self

12.

huhng
hung
hunge
hungh

13.

riste
rest
reist
reste

14.

drenk
draink
draenk
drank

15.

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

ring
ringe
raing
reing

megizines 16.
magazines
magazanes
magizins
deaf
deef
def
daef

17.

truste
troust
trost
trust

18.

flouck
flock
flok
flocke

19.

cousin
cusin
cousen
cuzin

20.

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

sweept
swept
swiept
sweeped
welth
weelth
walth
wealth
pleasant
plesant
pleasint
plezant
feste
fis
fist
fiste

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Sample A

cuple
copple
cuppel
couple

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PRETEST

Name

Date

Spelling

Words with Long a and Long e


Pretest Directions
Fold back the paper
along the dotted line.
Use the blanks to write
each word as it is read
aloud. When you finish
the test, unfold the
paper. Use the list at the
right to correct any
spelling mistakes.
Practice the words you
missed for the Posttest.

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.

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9.
To Parents
Here are the results of
your childs weekly
spelling Pretest. You can
help your child study for
the Posttest by following
these simple steps for
each word on the word
list:
1. Read the word to your
child.
2. Have your child write
the word, saying each
letter as it is written.
3. Say each letter of the
word as your child
checks the spelling.
4. If a mistake has been
made, have your child
read each letter of the
correctly spelled word
aloud, then repeat steps
13.

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Grade 4/Unit 1
Amelias Road

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11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.

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1. cape
2. gray
3. station
4. rail
5. freight
6. agree
7. teacher
8. secret
9. family
10. cane
11. crayon
12. cable
13. fail
14. tea
15. zebra
16. rusty
17. tray
18. raisin
19. bean
20. tidy

Challenge Words

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accidental
labored
occasions
rhythms
shutters

AT HOME WORD STUDY

Name

Date

Spelling

Words with Long a and Long e


Using the Word Study Steps

Spelling Tip

1. LOOK at the word.

3. STUDY the letters in the word.

Use words that you


know how to spell to
help you spell new
words.

4. WRITE the word.

fr + eight = freight

2. SAY the word aloud.

5. CHECK the word.


Did you spell the word right?
If not, go back to step 1.

1. greae

11. tsury

2. lira

12. eat

3. giefrth

13. neab

4. epac

14. diyt

5. rehatec

15. rabez

6. nace

16. ialf

7. maliyf

17. yarcno

8. yrag

18. siainr

9. creets

19. lebac

10. sattnoi

20. yart

To Parents or Helpers
Using the Word Study Steps above as your child comes across any new words will help him or her learn to
spell words effectively. Review the steps as you both go over this week's spelling words.
Go over the Spelling Tip with your child. Ask your child to look at the spelling words and see if any of them
contain smaller words that he or she knows how to spell.
Help your child complete the word scramble.

Grade 4/Unit 1
Amelias Road

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Word Scramble
Unscramble each set of letters to make a spelling word.

EXPLORE THE PATTERN

Name

Spelling

Date

Words with Long a and Long e


cape
gray
station
rail

freight
agree
teacher
secret

family
cane
crayon
cable

fail
tea
zebra
rusty

tray
raisin
bean
tidy

Pattern Power!
Sort each spelling word by finding the sound and spelling pattern to which it
belongs. Write the word and circle the letter or letters that spell its vowel sound.
Long a spelled

Long e spelled

ae

ee

1.

12.

2.

ea

13.

ay

3.

14.

4.

15.

5.

16.

ai

6.

17.

7.

8.

18.
19.

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9.

20.

10.
eigh

11.

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PRACTICE AND EXTEND

Name

Spelling 10

Date

Words with Long a and Long e


cape
gray
station
rail

freight
agree
teacher
secret

family
cane
crayon
cable

fail
tea
zebra
rusty

tray
raisin
bean
tidy

Complete each sentence below with a spelling word.


1. The bus
2. That

is five miles from my house.


train carries food to the city.

3. If I mix white and black together, I will have the color


4. It is not a

that she loves to dance.

5. Do you disagree, or
6. The new

with me?
wrote her name on the chalkboard.

7. The dented metal looks red and

8. I will carry the cookies to the children on a


9. Use a

to color in your coloring book.

10. The newest, fastest trains run on only one

11. flunk

15. seed of a plant

12. neat

16. a dried fruit

13. relatives

17. hot drink

14. striped animal

18. walking stick

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Challenge Extension: Have students create Challenge


Word scrambles. Then have students swap them with a
partner and solve each others word scramble.

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What Does it Mean?


Write the spelling word that has the same, or almost the same meaning.

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PROOFREAD AND WRITE

Name

Spelling 11

Date

Words with Long a and Long e


Proofreading Activity
There are six spelling mistakes in the letter below. Circle the misspelled words.
Write the words correctly on the lines below.
Dear Mrs. Ramos,
Thank you for being so nice to me. I want to tell you a seecret. Even though
my femily had to move to find work, I will come back to see you. I hope to build a
small, tiedy house near the big tree. I will live there forever with my pretty, grae
cat, Kitty. When I move into my wonderful house, I will not fale to come and see
you. You are the best teecher I ever had.
Your student,
Amelia

1.

3.

5.

2.

4.

6.

Writing Activity
Where would you like to live? Write a letter telling a friend what your place will
look like. Use four spelling words in your writing.

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POSTTEST

Name

Spelling 12

Date

Words with Long a and Long e


Look at the words in each set below. One word in each set is spelled correctly.
Use a pencil to fill in the circle next to the correct word. Before you begin, look at
the sample sets of words. Sample A has been done for you. Do Sample B by
yourself. When you are sure you know what to do, you may go on with the rest of
the page.
A
B
C
D

1.

A
B
C
D

2.

E
F
G
H

3.

A
B
C
D

4.

E
F
G
H

5.

A
B
C
D

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ranne
rane
rain
raine

teye
tea
tei
tae

6.

cane
cain
caine
ceane

7.

ugree
agrey
aggre
agree

8.

rason
raisin
raesin
raysin

9.

tidee
tyde
tidi
tidy

10.

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

Sample B

E
F
G
H

crayon
craiyon
crayen
craon

11.

zibra
zebra
zeebra
zeabra

12.

capp
cape
caip
caipe

13.

station
staytion
stashun
steation

14.

trai
traye
tray
trei

15.

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

nete
neat
neit
neate

famile
family
familee
famely

16.

rale
rael
raile
rail

17.

teecher
teachur
teacher
taecher

18.

gray
grei
grai
graye

19.

frate
freight
freite
freaght

20.

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

cayble
caible
cable
cabl
bean
beene
beane
bene
seecret
secrete
seicret
secret
rousty
rusty
ruste
rustey

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Sample A

fale
faile
fayle
fail

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PRETEST

Name

Date

Spelling 13

Words with Long i and Long o


Pretest Directions
Fold back the paper
along the dotted line.
Use the blanks to write
each word as it is read
aloud. When you finish
the test, unfold the
paper. Use the list at the
right to correct any
spelling mistakes.
Practice the words you
missed for the Posttest.

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.

McGraw-Hill School Division

9.
To Parents
Here are the results of
your childs weekly
spelling Pretest. You can
help your child study for
the Posttest by following
these simple steps for
each word on the word
list:
1. Read the word to your
child.
2. Have your child write
the word, saying each
letter as it is written.
3. Say each letter of the
word as your child
checks the spelling.
4. If a mistake has been
made, have your child
read each letter of the
correctly spelled word
aloud, then repeat steps
13.

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Sarah, Plain and Tall

10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.

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1. tiger
2. drive
3. reply
4. roll
5. note
6. crow
7. oak
8. iron
9. alike
10. supply
11. tomato
12. stove
13. below
14. groan
15. title
16. pine
17. overhead
18. chose
19. hollow
20. file

Challenge Words

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eerie
huddled
pesky
reins
squall

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AT-HOME WORD STUDY

Name

Spelling 14

Date

Words with Long i and Long o


Using the Word Study Steps

Spelling Tip

1. LOOK at the word.

Think of a word you


know that has the same
spelling pattern as the
word you want to spell,
such as a rhyming word.

2. SAY the word aloud.


3. STUDY the letters in the word.
4. WRITE the word.
5. CHECK the word.

snow

row

crow

Did you spell the word right?


If not, go back to step 1.
Find Rhyming Words
Circle the word in each row that rhymes with the spelling word in dark type.
1. drive

alive

brave

8. supply

supper

fly

2. crow

claw

grow

9. groan

spoon

loan

3. pine

shine

pain

10. note

not

wrote

4. alike

stick

strike

11. tomato

too

potato

5. oak

soak

bark

12. stove

drove

move

6. below

now

throw

13. overhead

bead

dead

7. file

fail

mile

14. chose

those

choose

15. loowlh

18. lolr

16. griet

19. litte

17. rino

20. pyrle

To Parents or Helpers
Using the Word Study Steps above as your child comes across any new words will help him or her learn to
spell words effectively. Review the steps as you both go over this week's spelling words.
Go over the Spelling Tip with your child. Ask your child if he or she can think of any words that rhyme with
one of the spelling words. Help your child complete the spelling activity

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Word Unscramble
Unscramble each set of letters to make a spelling word.

EXPORE THE PATTERN

Name

Spelling 15

Date

Words with Long i and Long o


tiger
drive
reply
roll

note
crow
oak
iron

alike
supply
tomato
stove

below
groan
title
pine

overhead
chose
hollow
file

Write the spelling words with these spelling patterns.


Long i spelled

Long o spelled

i-e

1.

10.

2.

11.

3.

12.

4.

o-e

13.

5.

14.

6.

15.

7.

ow

16.

8.

17.

9.

18.

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oa

19.
20.

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PRACTICE AND EXTEND

Name

Spelling 16

Date

Words with Long i and Long o


tiger
drive
reply
roll

note
crow
oak
iron

alike
supply
tomato
stove

below
groan
title
pine

overhead
chose
hollow
file

Complete each sentence below with a spelling word.


1. If your shirt gets wrinkled, you can use my

2. When I grow up, my mom will teach me to

a car.

3. A large black

flew into the clouds.

4. The

of this story is Sarah, Plain and Tall.

5. The

took a nap in its cage at the zoo.

6. Mom used the top of our

to fry onions.

7. Acorns are seeds from big

trees.

8. At the office, all papers are kept in a


9. A

tree has long, thin needles for leaves.

10. I keep a large

of dog food in the house.

11. empty

15. under

12. answer

16. above

13. picked out

17. moan

14. the same or similar

18. letter

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Challenge Extension: Have students write fill-in sentences


for each Challenge Word. Have each student exchange
sentences with a partner and fill each others sentences.

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What Does it Mean?


Write the spelling word that has the same, or almost the same, meaning.

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PROOFREAD AND WRITE

Name

Spelling 17

Date

Words with Long i and Long o


Proofreading Activity
There are six spelling mistakes in the paragraph below. Circle the misspelled
words. Write the words correctly on the lines below.
Sarah just got back from town. She brought us a suply of food for dinner. She
cooked rich, delicious tomado soup on the stoov. Then she made us warm,
brown dinner rowls. We ate outside, in the shade of the huge, old oke tree.
Overhed, the birds sang to each other in the branches. It was a wonderful day,
and I was very happy.

1.

3.

5.

2.

4.

6.

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Writing Activity
Sarah liked to drive to town. Write a short story about a drive you would like to
take. Use four spelling words in your writing.

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POSTTEST

Name

Spelling 18

Date

Words with Long i and Long o


Look at the words in each set below. One word in each set is spelled
correctly. Use a pencil to fill in the circle next to the correct word. Before
you begin, look at the sample sets of words. Sample A has been done for
you. Do Sample B by yourself. When you are sure you know what to do,
you may go on with the rest of the page.
A
B
C
D

1.

A
B
C
D

2.

E
F
G
H

3.

A
B
C
D

4.

E
F
G
H

5.

A
B
C
D

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groo
grow
groe
groh

driv
drive
driev
dryve

6.

crow
craw
croe
croo

7.

pyn
pihn
pien
pine

8.

alick
aliek
alike
alik

9.

oke
oak
ok
oek

10.

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

Sample B

E
F
G
H

below
bilow
beloe
beloo

11.

fil
file
fiel
fyel

12.

supplie
suply
suppley
supply

13.

grone
groen
groan
graon

14.

nowt
noot
noet
note

15.

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

vote
vot
voat
voot

tomado
tomato
toomatoe
tomatoe

16.

stoove
stov
stove
stohve

17.

overhead
ovuhead
overhed
overhad

18.

choos
chose
chois
choss

19.

hollo
holluh
holloh
hollow

20.

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

tiger
tiegr
tyger
tigger
iorn
iyern
iron
iern
rol
roll
rool
rowl
tiltell
titel
tietl
title

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Sample A

repliye
reply
replie
repli

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Sarah, Plain and Tall

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PRETEST

Name

Date

Spelling 19

Words with /u / and //

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Pretest Directions
Fold back the paper
along the dotted line.
Use the blanks to write
each word as it is read
aloud. When you finish
the test, unfold the
paper. Use the list at the
right to correct any
spelling mistakes.
Practice the words you
missed for the Posttest.
To Parents
Here are the results of
your childs weekly
spelling Pretest. You can
help your child study for
the Posttest by following
these simple steps for
each word on the word
list:
1. Read the word to your
child.
2. Have your child write
the word, saying each
letter as it is written.
3. Say each letter of the
word as your child
checks the spelling.
4. If a mistake has been
made, have your child
read each letter of the
correctly spelled word
aloud, then repeat steps
13.

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Grade 4/Unit 1
Seal Journey

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.

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_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________

1. ruler
2. avenue
3. raccoon
4. loose
5. commute
6. continue
7. gloomy
8. unit
9. whose
10. humor
11. improve
12. beautiful
13. cube
14. stool
15. movement
16. ruin
17. bugle
18. argue
19. community
20. tuna

Challenge Words

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_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________

assured
horizon
jagged
mature
squealed

19

AT HOME WORD STUDY

Name

Date

Spelling 20

Words with /u / and //


Using the Word Study Steps
1. LOOK at the word.
2. SAY the word aloud.
3. STUDY the letters in the word.
4. WRITE the word.

Spelling Tip
Keep an Alphabetical
Personal Word List
Notebook. Write words
you often have trouble
spelling.

5. CHECK the word.


Did you spell the word right?
If not, go back to step 1.
Find and Circle
Where are the spelling words?

aax xcommutexxgloomyaabunitxvavenue
a b r u l e r x x l o o s e y y z c o n t i n u e z z r a c c o o n a bz
stoolabxxcubezzmovementzzruinabzzxx
aawhosegxhumorzzbeautifulccommunity

To Parents or Helpers
Using the Word Study Steps above as your child comes across any new words will help him or her learn to
spell words effectively. Review the steps as you both go over this week's spelling words.
Go over the Spelling Tip with your child. Ask him or her if he or she can think of words that are difficult to
spell. Invite him or her to write it in a notebook.
Help your child find and circle the spelling words in the puzzle.

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Seal Journey

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xxbuglevvimproveyyargueabbctunaxyzz

EXPLORE THE PATTERN

Name

Spelling 21

Date

Words with /u / and //


ruler
avenue
raccoon
loose

commute
continue
gloomy
unit

whose
humor
improve
beautiful

cube
stool
movement
ruin

bugle
argue
community
tuna

Write each spelling words under the spelling pattern to which it belongs and circle
the spelling pattern letter or letters.
/u / spelled
u

// spelled
u

1.

11.

2.

12.

3.

13.

4.
/u / spelled
u-e

5.

// spelled
oo

14.
15.

6.

16.
/u / spelled
ue

17.
// spelled
o-e

7.

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8.

18.

9.

19.
/u / spelled
eau

20.

10.

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Seal journey

21

PRACTICE AND EXTEND

Name

Spelling 22

Date

Words with /u / and //


ruler
avenue
raccoon
loose

commute
continue
gloomy
unit

whose
humor
improve
beautiful

cube
stool
movement
ruin

bugle
argue
community
tuna

Complete each sentence below with a spelling word or words.


1. A king is the

of a country.

2. I play the

in the school marching band.

3. She knows
4. The

books these are.


sat on the tree branch and looked at me.

5. If I

to practice, I may make the baseball team.

6. The people who live in my

are very friendly.

7. Put a leash on the dog, or he will get


8. Many people

to work by train.

9. The nursery is just one


10. He put an ice
11. A joke with good

in the hospital.
in his drink.
can make you laugh.

12. The child stepped up on the

to reach the sink.

1. road

5. pretty

2. dark or sad

6. destroy

3. disagree or fight

7. make better

4. motion

8. fish

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Challenge Extension: Have students write one


sentence for each Challenge Word.

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Seal Journey

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Synonym Alert!
Write the spelling word that has the same, or almost the same, meaning.

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PROOFREAD AND WRITE

Name

Spelling 23

Date

Words with /u / and //


Proofreading Activity
There are six spelling mistakes in the paragraph below. Circle the misspelled
words. Write the words correctly on the lines below.
The baby seal looked like a bootiful white ball of fur. It made a muvment
toward its mother. Its mother will continu to feed it milk for twelve days. Seals eat
small fish and shrimp, not big fish, like the toona. Soon the whole communeity of
seals will swim north. It makes me sad and glumy, to say goodbye to the baby
seals.

1.

3.

5.

2.

4.

6.

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Writing Activity
Think about an adventure you would like. Where would you go and what would
you do? Write a paragraph using four spelling words in your writing.

10

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Seal Journey

23

POSTTEST

Name

Spelling 24

Date

Words with /u / and //


Look at the words in each set below. One word in each set is spelled
correctly. Use a pencil to fill in the circle next to the correct word. Before
you begin, look at the sample sets of words. Sample A has been done for
you. Do Sample B by yourself. When you are sure you know what to do,
you may go on with the rest of the page.
A
B
C
D

1.

A
B
C
D

2.

E
F
G
H

3.

A
B
C
D

4.

E
F
G
H

5.

A
B
C
D

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ceaut
cuet
cutt
cute

unet
unitt
unit
unyt

6.

commute
comute
commut
commoot

7.

avenoo
avenue
avenu
avenoe

8.

ruler
rooler
rular
ruller

9.

byootiful
beatiful
beutiful
beautiful

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

10.

E
F
G
H

Sample B

E
F
G
H

loos
loose
luose
looce

11.

woos
whos
whose
whooz

12.

humor
hoomor
humur
heumor

13.

kube
cyube
cube
coobe

14.

continu
continyu
continooe
continue

15.

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

bute
boot
bote
byte

rooin
ruine
ruin
ruen

16.

raccune
raccoon
raccun
raccoun

17.

improv
improov
improove
improve

18.

glumy
gloomie
gloomy
gloomey

19.

tuna
tuona
toona
tunae

20.

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

byugle
boogle
bugel
bugle
stuol
stoole
stool
stoul
movement
movment
moovement
muvement
comyunity
community
comoonity
comunity
argoo
argyue
argue
argu

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Seal Journey

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Sample A

PRETEST

Name

Date

Spelling 25

Words from Health

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Fold back the paper


along the dotted line.
Use the blanks to write
each word as it is read
aloud. When you finish
the test, unfold the
paper. Use the list at the
right to correct any
spelling mistakes.
Practice the words that
you missed for the
Posttest.
To Parents
Here are the results of
your childs weekly
spelling Pretest. You can
help your child study for
the Posttest by following
these simple steps for
each word on the list:
1. Read the word to your
child.
2. Have your child write
the word, saying each
letter as it is written.
3. Say each letter of the
word as your child
checks the spelling.
4. If a mistake has been
made, have your child
read each letter of the
correctly spelled word
aloud, then repeat steps
13.

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Grade 4/Unit 1
Open Wide, Dont Bite

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.

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_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
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_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
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1. dentist
2. crown
3. hospital
4. medicine
5. diet
6. gums
7. gland
8. joint
9. fever
10. chewing
11. brain
12. cavity
13. disease
14. plaque
15. vitamin
16. ache
17. dental
18. clinic
19. oral
20. molars

Challenge Words

_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________

fangs
patients
healthy
reptiles
skills

25

AT HOME WORD STUDY

Name

Date

Spelling 26

Words from Health


Using the Word Study Steps

Spelling Tip

1. LOOK at the word.

Keep an Alphabetical
Personal Word List
Notebook. Write
words you often have
trouble spelling.

2. SAY the word aloud.


3. STUDY the letters in the word.
4. WRITE the word.
5. CHECK the word.
Did you spell the word right?
If not, go back to step 1.

1. wronc

11. stentid

2. tojin

12. vityca

3. whignec

13. mugs

4. inbar

14. slarom

5. splohati

15. heac

6. iedt

16. refev

7. edesias

17. nideicem

8. niccil

18. loar

9. nimtaiv

19. ledant

10. ndagl

20. qlaupe

To Parents or Helpers
Using the Word Study Steps above as your child comes across any new words will help him or her learn to
spell words effectively. Review the steps as you both go over this week's spelling words.
Go over the Spelling Tip with your child. Help him or her spell new words by practicing words written in a
Personal Word List.
Help your child complete the spelling activity.

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Open Wide, Dont Bite

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Word Scramble
Unscramble each set of letters to make a spelling word.

EXPLORE THE PATTERN

Name

Spelling 27

Date

Words from Health


dentist
crown
hospital
medicine

diet
gums
gland
joint

fever
chewing
brain
cavity

disease
plaque
vitamin
ache

dental
clinic
oral
molars

Word Sort
Write the spelling words with these spelling patterns.
one syllable

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

8.

9.

10.

11.

12.

13.

14.

15.

16.

18.

19.

7.
two syllables

three syllables

17.

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20.
Rhyme Time
Write the spelling word that rhymes with each word below.

1. plane

4. take

2. mental

5. sand

3. track

6. gravity

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Grade 4/Unit 1
Open Wide, Dont Bite

27

PRACTICE AND EXTEND

Name

Spelling 28

Date

Words from Health


dentist
crown
hospital
medicine

diet
gums
gland
joint

fever
chewing
brain
cavity

disease
plaque
vitamin
ache

dental
clinic
oral
molars

Part of the Group


Read the heading for each group of words. Then add the spelling word that
belongs in each pair.
Parts of the Mouth

Other Parts of the Body

1. tongue,

6. head,

2. teeth,

7. bone,

Tooth Problems

Where to Go for Help

3. pain,

8. doctor,

4. stains,

9. office,

5. hole,

10. emergency room,

11. having to do with teeth

16. a harmful condition

12. what you eat and drink

17. a high body temperature

13. having to do with the mouth

18. produces saliva

14. an artificial tooth part

19. drug to relieve pain

15. grinding food with teeth

20. healthful part of foods

28

Challenge Extension: Imagine you visit the office of


an animal doctor. Write one sentence for each
Challenge Word describing your visit.

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Open Wide, Dont Bite

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What Does it Mean?


Write the spelling word that matches the meanings below.

20

PROOFREAD AND WRITE

Name

Spelling 29

Date

Words from Health


Proofreading Activity
There are six spelling mistakes in the paragraph below. Circle the misspelled
words. Write the words correctly on the lines below.
How do you know if a tiger has a tooth acke? Well, it may stop chooing and
eating. It may have a feevr. Then it is time to call the animal dentest, who will fix
the tooth. Maybe the tiger has a cavty that needs to be filled. Maybe the tiger
needs medecene to get better. Keepers at the zoo will make sure the tiger gets
well.

1.

3.

5.

2.

4.

6.

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Writing Activity
Pretend you are an animal dentist. Write a dental report about an animal whose
teeth you just fixed. Use four spelling words in your writing.

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Open Wide,Dont Bite

29

POSTTEST

Name

Spelling 30

Date

Words from Health


Look at the words in each set below. One word in each set is spelled correctly.
Use a pencil to fill in the circle next to the correct word. Before you begin, look at
the sample sets of words. Sample A has been done for you. Do Sample B by
yourself. When you are sure you know what to do, you may go on with the rest of
the page.
A
B
C
D

1.

A
B
C
D

2.

E
F
G
H

3.

A
B
C
D

4.

E
F
G
H

5.

A
B
C
D

30

harte
hert
heart
haert

dintest
dentist
dentest
dintist

6.

crown
cruhn
croun
crowm

7.

haspitul
hahspital
hospitul
hospital

8.

medsin
medisin
medecin
medicine

9.

dyet
diet
dyit
deit

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

10.

E
F
G
H

Sample B

E
F
G
H

gumz
gams
gums
gims

11.

gland
glend
glaind
glande

12.

jownt
joynt
joint
joent

13.

fevr
feever
fiever
fever

14.

chooing
chewing
chawing
cheuwing

15.

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

mouth
mout
mooth
mouthe

brane
braine
brain
brean

16.

cavity
cavty
kavity
cavitty

17.

desease
diseez
disease
deseas

18.

plake
plack
plaq
plaque

19.

vitmin
vytamin
vitamin
vitimin

20.

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

ake
ache
ach
eake
dental
dintul
dentul
dantal
clinq
clinyc
clinick
clinic
orul
oral
orral
aurol

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Sample A

molrs
moolars
molars
molers

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Open Wide, Dont Bite

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UNIT TEST

Name

Spelling 31

Date

Grade 4/Unit 1 Review Test


Read each sentence. If an underlined word is spelled wrong, fill in the circle that
goes with that word. If no word is spelled wrong, fill in the circle below NONE.
Read Sample A, and do Sample B.
NONE

A. We arrived at the docke ahead of the rest.


A

A.

C
NONE

B. They chose to continue their drive in the country.


E

B.

G
NONE

1. He drank a cuple of cans of tomato juice.


A

1.

C
NONE

2. He used his wealth to fix the rusty frate train.


E

2.

G
NONE

3. She held the craeyon in her fist and drew a zebra.


A

3.

C
NONE

4. Did he grone when he saw the wealth of plaque?


E

4.

G
NONE

5. The bus movment up the avenue slowed our commute. 5.


A

C
NONE

6. She saw a racoon, a zebra, and a flock of birds.


E

6.

G
NONE

7. The couple drank milk and ate raisin bread.


A

7.

C
NONE

8. The freight train held a suply of coal below the engine.


E

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NONE

9. A vitamin or a medicine might reduce the feaver.


A

9.

C
NONE

10. The diet for a raccoon is not the same as for a zebra.
E

10.

G
NONE

11. I found no humor in the slow movement of the comute. 11.


A

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UNIT TEST

Name

Spelling 32

Date

Grade 4 Unit 1 Review Test


NONE

12. He gave the raccoon some medisin to reduce its fever. 12.
E

G
NONE

13. A man with humor shared my commute up the avenue. 13.


A

C
NONE

14. The couple had a tytle added to the plaque.


E

14. E

G
NONE

15. A

15. I am on a raizin and tomato diet.


A

C
NONE

16. The fever caused the lady to groan and make a fiste.
E

16. E

G
NONE

17. She held a rusty nail and a crayon in her fist.


A

17.

C
NONE

18. This raisin will supply you with a vitamen.


E

18. E

G
NONE

19. I saw the movement of the flock down the avenu.


A

19. A

C
NONE

20. This books title is "Wealth and Humer."


E

20. E

G
NONE

21. He drank juice and took a vitamin during his dyet.


A

21. A

C
NONE

22. We heard a rustie wheel groan in the street below.


E

22. E

23. The freight train carried a supply of medicine.


A

23.

C
NONE

24. The plaque had a title that said "Best Tomatoe."


E

24. E

G
NONE

25. The freight train ran beloew the flock of birds.


A

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25. A

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Unit Review Test

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NONE

PRETEST

Name

Date

Spelling 33

Syllable Patterns
Pretest Directions
Fold back the paper
along the dotted line.
Use the blanks to write
each word as it is read
aloud. When you finish
the test, unfold the
paper. Use the list at the
right to correct any
spelling mistakes.
Practice the words you
missed for the Posttest.

McGraw-Hill School Division

To Parents
Here are the results of
your child's weekly
spelling Pretest. You can
help your child study for
the Posttest by following
these simple steps for
each word on the word
list:
1. Read the word to your
child.
2. Have your child write
the word, saying each
letter as it is written.
3. Say each letter of the
word as your child
checks the spelling.
4. If a mistake has been
made, have your child
read each letter of the
correctly spelled word
aloud, and then repeat
steps 13.

20

Grade 4/Unit 2
Justin and the Best Biscuits
in the World

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.

_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________

1. biscuit
2. clover
3. public
4. oven
5. bandage
6. cabin
7. plastic
8. radar
9. mitten
10. knapsack
11. local
12. mustard
13. pupil
14. sofa
15. welcome
16. razor
17. fancy
18. limit
19. famous
20. item

Challenge Words

_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________

festival
guilt
inspecting
lingered
resounded

33

AT-HOME WORD STUDY

Name

Date

Spelling 34

Syllable Patterns
Using the Word Study Steps

Spelling Tip
Look for word chunks
or smaller words that
can help you
remember the spelling
of a word. Do you see
the words band and
age in bandage?

1. LOOK at the word.


2. SAY the word aloud.
3. STUDY the letters in the word.
4. WRITE the word.
5. CHECK the word.
Did you spell the word right? If
not, go back to step 1.

1. emit

11. clipbu

2. timil

12. badgean

3. orzar

13. cutisbi

4. faso

14. clapsit

5. dratsum

15. tentim

6. sankpack

16. colla

7. darra

17. lippu

8. binca

18. cowmele

9. vone

19. canfy

10. volcer

20. amusfo

To Parents or Helpers
Using the Word Study Steps above as your child comes across any new words will help him or her learn to
spell words effectively. Review the steps as you both go over this week's spelling words.
Go over the Spelling Tip with your child. Help your child find chunks or smaller words in the spelling words to
help remember how to spell them.
Help your child complete the spelling activity.

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Justin and the Best Biscuits
in the World

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Word Scramble
Unscramble each set of letters to make a spelling word.

EXPLORE THE PATTERN

Name

Date

Spelling 35

Syllable Patterns
biscuit
clover
public
oven

bandage
cabin
plastic
radar

mitten
knapsack
local
mustard

pupil
sofa
welcome
razor

fancy
limit
famous
item

Write the spelling words with these first syllable spelling patterns.
Vowel sound in the first syllable
long

short

1.

9.

2.

10.

3.

11.

4.

12.

5.

13.

6.

14.

7.

15.

8.

16.
17.

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18.
19.
20.

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in the World

35

PRACTICE AND EXTEND

Name

Spelling 36

Date

Syllable Patterns
biscuit
clover
public
oven

bandage
cabin
plastic
radar

mitten
knapsack
local
mustard

pupil
sofa
welcome
razor

fancy
limit
famous
item

Whats the Connection?


Complete each statement with a spelling word.
1. Clothing is to jacket as shelter is to

2. Cap is to beret as glove is to

3. Box is to carton as duffel bag is to

4. Jam is to toast as butter is to

5. Animal is to horse as plant is to

6. Cotton is to nylon as wood is to

7. Shut is to open as private is to


.

9. Educate is to teacher as learn is to


10. Dig is to shovel as shave is to
11. Tiny is to huge as unknown is to

.
.
.

12. Far is to near as widespread is to

13. Fruit is to apple as furniture is to

14. Salt is to pepper as ketchup is to

15. Leave is to good-bye as enter is to

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Write one sentence for each Challenge Word.

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8. Up is to down as plain is to

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in the World

15

PROOFREAD AND WRITE

Name

Spelling

Date

37

Syllable Patterns
Proofreading Activity
There are six spelling mistakes in the letter below. Circle the misspelled words.
Write the words correctly on the lines below.
Dear Justin,
Thanks so much for the postcard! I wish I could live in a cabun and ride the
range with you and your grandpa. Id also like to taste some of his stewed raisins
and pork, but most of all Id like a biscut. Yummy! I didnt know you could bake
without an ovin. By the way, I have a book about Nate Love and some other
famus cowboys. They sure did some fancie circle roping and riding. There was
no limut to their talents. You can borrow the book when you get home. See you
soon.
Your friend,
Jamie

1.

3.

5.

2.

4.

6.

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Writing Activity
Suppose you are Justins friend. Write him a letter describing what youve been
doing while hes been away. Use at least four spelling words in your letter.

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in the World

37

POSTTEST

Name

Spelling 38

Date

Syllable Patterns
Look at the words in each set below. One word in each set is spelled correctly.
Use a pencil to fill in the circle next to the correct word. Before you begin, look at
the sample sets of words. Sample A has been done for you. Do Sample B by
yourself. When you are sure you know what to do, you may go on with the rest of
the page.
A
B
C
D

1.

A
B
C
D

2.

E
F
G
H

3.

A
B
C
D

4.

E
F
G
H

5.

A
B
C
D

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lemin
lemmon
lemon
lemun

limmit
limit
limut
limitt

6.

welcome
wellcome
welcum
welkcome

7.

napsac
knapsac
knapsak
knapsack

8.

plastick
plastik
plastic
plasic

9.

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

bandage 10.
bandadge
bandidge
bandudge

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

Sample B

E
F
G
H

publick
pubblic
public
publik

11.

item
itim
itum
ittem

12.

rayzor
razer
raisor
razor

13.

sofa
soffa
soafa
sowfa

14.

raydar
radar
raddar
raidar

15.

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

razin
raison
raizin
raisin

fansy
fanncy
fancy
fancie

16.

musterd
mustard
mustrad
musturd

17.

mitten
miten
mittin
mittun

18.

faymous
famus
famis
famous

19.

cabbin
cabun
cabin
caben

20.

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

pupil
puppil
pupill
puepil
ofven
ovin
ovun
oven
clofer
clover
cloaver
clowver
biskuit
biscut
biscuit
biskit

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Sample A

lowcal
loccal
locul
local

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PRETEST

Name

Date

Spelling 39

Words with Consonant Clusters

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Pretest Directions
Fold back the paper
along the dotted line.
Use the blanks to write
each word as it is read
aloud. When you finish
the test, unfold the
paper. Use the list at the
right to correct any
spelling mistakes.
Practice the words that
you missed for the
Posttest.
To Parents
Here are the results of
your childs weekly
spelling Pretest. You can
help your child study for
the Posttest by following
these simple steps for
each word on the word
list:
1. Read the word to your
child.
2. Have your child write
the word, saying each
letter as it is written.
3. Say each letter of the
word as your child
checks the spelling.
4. If a mistake has been
made, have your child
read each letter of the
correctly spelled word
aloud, then repeat steps
13.

20

Grade 4/Unit 2
Just a Dream

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.

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_________________
_________________
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_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
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_________________
_________________
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1. blank
2. daring
3. claim
4. flour
5. crack
6. bridge
7. float
8. plank
9. classified
10. cradle
11. brand
12. among
13. flatter
14. clothesline
15. bridle
16. credit
17. darling
18. flutter
19. clatter
20. cruise

Challenge Words

_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________

bulging
crumpled
haze
shrieking
waddled

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AT HOME WORD STUDY

Name

Date

Spelling 40

Words with Consonant Clusters


Using the Word Study Steps

Spelling Tip

1. LOOK at the word.

Use words you know


how to spell to help
you spell new
words.

2. SAY the word aloud.


3. STUDY the letters in the word.
4. WRITE the word.

bravery + judge =
bridge

5. CHECK the word.


Did you spell the word right?
If not, go back to step 1.

1. ourfl

11. knalp

2. miacl

12. gonma

3. ackcr

13. taterlf

4. ridbeg

14. thesenilloc

5. ankbl

15. dicert

6. grinda

16. dribel

7. toalf

17. gnarldi

8. fidelassic

18. rettulf

9. darcle

19. latertc

10. dranb

20. resuic

To Parents or Helpers
Using the Word Study Steps above as your child comes across any new words will help him or her learn to
spell words effectively. Review the steps as you both go over this week's spelling words.
Go over the Spelling Tip with your child. Help your child use words he or she knows to figure out how to
spell new words on the spelling list.
Help your child complete the spelling activity.

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20

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Word Scramble
Unscramble each set of letters to make a spelling word.

EXPLORE THE PATTERN

Name

Date

Spelling 41

Words with Consonant Clusters


blank
daring
claim
flour

crack
bridge
float
plank

classified
cradle
brand
among

flatter
clothesline
bridle
credit

darling
flutter
clatter
cruise

Write the spelling words with these spelling patterns


words beginning with fl

words beginning with br

1.

13.

2.

14.

3.

15.

4.

words ending with ng


words beginning with cl

16.

5.

17.

6.

18.

7.

words ending with nk

8.

19.
words beginning with cr

20.

9.
10.
11.

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12.
Sounds Alike
Write the spelling word that rhymes with each word below.

21. name

24. butter

22. sharing

25. lose

23. track

25

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41

PRACTICE AND EXTEND

Name

Spelling 42

Date

Words with Consonant Clusters


blank
daring
claim
flour

crack
bridge
float
plank

classified
cradle
brand
among

flatter
clothesline
bridle
credit

darling
flutter
clatter
cruise

Complete each sentence below with a spelling word.


1. When its windy, the leaves

and shake.

2. The children helped to hang the laundry on the


3. We mixed milk and

to make biscuits.

4. The horse rider removed the saddle and

5. The carpenter replaced a wooden


6. It took great
7. We read an ad in the
8. Ranchers
9. Did anyone

that had rotted.

to dive into the stormy sea.


section.
their cattle to show who owns them.
the ring you found in the parking lot?

10. Our teacher will give us extra

if we read a book.

11. sweety

15. voyage

12. amid

16. break

13. overpass

17. empty

14. baby bed

18. crash

42

Challenge Extension: Write one fill-in sentence for


each Challenge Word and then exchange papers with a
partner to complete them.

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Word Meaning: Synonyms


Write the spelling word that has the same or almost the same meaning.

Grade 4/Unit 2
Just a Dream

18

PROOFREAD AND WRITE

Name

Spelling 43

Date

Words with Consonant Clusters


Proofreading Activity
There are six spelling mistakes in Walters journal entry below. Circle the
misspelled words. Write the words correctly on the lines below.
October 28
What a shocking dream I had! I saw the world in the future. Garbage was piled
so high I had to use a brigde to get from one side of town to the other. The air
was so dirty that the laundry on a closeline actually turned black. I got caught
amung thousands of cars in a gigantic traffic jam, with thousands of horns
honking. The clattur was so unbearable that I covered my ears to block the noise.
The rivers and lakes were so polluted that a person would have to be very dairing
or crazyto go swimming. I was glad when I finally woke up in my room. I
hope that the future world will not be like this, as some people clame it may be.

1.

3.

5.

2.

4.

6.

Writing Activity
Have you ever had a dream about the future? Write about one of your dreams.
Use four spelling words in your writing.

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Just a Dream

43

POSTTEST

Name

Spelling 44

Date

Words with Consonant Clusters


Look at the words in each set below. One word in each set is spelled correctly.
Use a pencil to fill in the circle next to the correct word. Before you begin, look at
the sample sets of words. Sample A has been done for you. Do Sample B by
yourself. When you are sure you know what to do, you may go on with the rest of
the page.
A
B
C
D

1.

A
B
C
D

2.

E
F
G
H

3.

A
B
C
D

4.

E
F
G
H

5.

A
B
C
D

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clothez
clothes
klothes
clowes

blank
blangk
blanck
blanc

6.

cruse
kruse
cruize
cruise

7.

dareing
daring
dairing
darink

8.

clattur
clattir
clatter
cladder

9.

clame
claim
klame
klaim

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

10.

E
F
G
H

Sample B

A
B
C
D

fluttur
flutter
fluttir
fluttor

11.

flowr
flourr
flour
fluor

12.

credit
creddit
kredit
creditt

13.

krak
crac
crak
crack

14.

bridel
bridle
briddle
briddel

15.

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

bireak
brek
break
breack

bridge
brige
brigde
bidge

16.

E
F
G
H

clothsline 17.
closeline
clozeline
clothesline
flote
flowt
float
floet

18.

flater
flatter
flattur
flattir

19.

planck
plank
plang
plangk

20.

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

amung
ammong
amonk
among
classified
classifide
clasiffied
classfied
brande
branned
brannd
brand
darrling
darling
darlingk
darlink

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Sample A

cradel
craddle
craydel
cradle

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20

PRETEST

Name

Date

Spelling 45

Words with Consonant Clusters


Pretest Directions
Fold back the paper
along the dotted line.
Use the blanks to write
each word as it is read
aloud. When you finish
the test, unfold the
paper. Use the list at the
right to correct any
spelling mistakes.
Practice the words you
missed for the Posttest.

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.

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9.
To Parents
Here are the results of
your childs weekly
spelling Pretest. You can
help your child study for
the Posttest by following
these simple steps for
each word on the word
list:
1. Read the word to your
child.
2. Have your child write
the word, saying each
letter as it is written.
3. Say each letter of the
word as your child
checks the spelling.
4. If a mistake has been
made, have your child
read each letter of the
correctly spelled word
aloud, then repeat steps
13.

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Leahs Pony

10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.

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_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________

1. thrill
2. spruce
3. stand
4. speed
5. stretch
6. sprint
7. spare
8. threw
9. stranger
10. springtime
11. stern
12. spectacle
13. strap
14. thrifty
15. street
16. stung
17. sparkle
18. stress
19. special
20. steak

Challenge Words

_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________

clustered
county
glistened
overflowing
sturdy

45

AT-HOME WORD STUDY

Name

Date

Spelling 46

Words with Consonant Clusters


Using the Word Study Steps
1. LOOK at the word.
2. SAY the word aloud.
3. STUDY the letters in the word.
4. WRITE the word.
5. CHECK the word.

Spelling Tip
Make up clues to help
you remember the
spelling.
C the sh sound in
special.

Did you spell the word right?


If not, go back to step 1.
Find and Circle
Find and circle the hidden spelling words.

a z t h r i l l z x x s p r u c e a w s t a n d b n u s p e e d a a
stretchxxsprintxasparezzzthrewbwxxv
strangeraabspringtimewalmewxsternx
zspectaclexxvstrapzzxthriftyaabstreet
xxxstungkkxxvxxxsparklexxvstressxx

To Parents or Helpers
Using the Word Study Steps above as your child comes across any new words will help him or her learn to
spell words effectively. Review the steps as you both go over this week's spelling words.
Go over the Spelling Tip with your child. Ask your child if he or she knows other clues to help remember
spelling words. Help him or her use the clues and then write the spelling words to remember how to spell them.
Help your child find and circle the hidden spelling words.

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zspecialxabhnisnxxsteakaavxxxvvvvs

EXPORE THE PATTERN

Name

Spelling 47

Date

Words with Consonant Clusters


thrill
spruce
stand
speed

stretch
sprint
spare
threw

stranger
springtime
stern
spectacle

strap
thrifty
street
stung

sparkle
stress
special
steak

Pattern Power
Write the spelling words with these spelling patterns.
words beginning with str

words beginning with st

1.

11.

2.

12.

3.

13.

4.

14.

5.

words beginning with spr


words beginning with sp

15.

6.

16.

7.

17.

8.

words beginning with thr

9.

18.

10.

19.

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20.
Rhyme Time
Write the spelling word that rhymes with each word.

21. goose

24. among

22. lead

25. learn

23. shoe

25

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47

PRACTICE AND EXTEND

Name

Spelling 48

Date

Words with Consonant Clusters


thrill
spruce
stand
speed

stretch
sprint
spare
threw

stranger
springtime
stern
spectacle

strap
thrifty
street
stung

sparkle
stress
special
steak

Finish the Word


Write the missing letters to correctly complete the words in the sentences.

"Hurry up," my parents called. "Theres not a minute to 1. sp


.
We dont want to be late. Well wait for you in the car."
I grabbed my cap, tightened the 2. str
on my fanny pack, and
ran out the door to the car.
Every April, our city holds a 3. spr
festival, beginning with a
parade. It is always a very 4. sp
event. This years parade was an
eye-popping 5. sp
. It was a 6. thr
for children and
adults alike. Dozens of bands and floats made their way down the one-mile 7.
str
of Fifth Avenue, the main 8. str
in our city. My
brother and I like to 9. st
along the curb near City Hall. Thats
where the parade will slow down for the mayor and then 10. sp
up
again. This year our sister is in the high school marching band. We watched as
she and the other twirlers 11. thr
their batons up in the air and then
caught them. The sunlight hit the beads and sequins on their outfits and made
them 12. sp
. What a sight! We cheered loudly as they marched
past us.

13. pierced, pricked,

17. race, run,

14. fir, pine,

18. alien, foreigner,

15. strain, pressure,

19. harsh, strict,

16. economical, penny-wise,

20. chop, burger,

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Challenge Extension:
Write a sentence for each Challenge Word.

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Word Groups
Write the spelling word that belongs in each group.

Grade 4/Unit 2
Leahs Pony

20

PROOFREAD AND WRITE

Name

Spelling 49

Date

Words with Consonant Clusters


Proofreading Activity
There are six spelling mistakes in this short story. Circle the misspelled words.
Write the words correctly on the lines below.
Leah was my best friend. I got a letter from her last month. She told me
about the speshal way she saved her familys farm. I wish I could have seen the
expression on the auctioneers face when Leah offered him one dollar for her
fathers tractor!
We lost our farm in the sprinktime, and then we moved to Oregon. I havent
seen Leah in a year. Whenever I have a few spair pennies for a stamp, I write to
her.
Life has been difficult for farm families everywhere because of the drought.
We had to be as thirfty as we could. We thruw nothing away, not even empty
flour sacks. My mama used the material to make clothes for my sister and me.
She could even make a pot of soup strech for three or four meals. Times were
difficult, but they will get better.

1.

3.

5.

2.

4.

6.

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Writing Activity
What do you think Leah said in her letter? Pretend you are Leah. Write a letter
telling about the auction. Use four spelling words in your writing.

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49

POSTTEST

Name

Spelling 50

Date

Words with Consonant Clusters


Look at the words in each set below. One word in each set is spelled correctly.
Use a pencil to fill in the circle next to the correct word. Before you begin, look at
the sample sets of words. Sample A has been done for you. Do Sample B by
yourself. When you are sure you know what to do, you may go on with the rest of
the page.
A
B
C
D

1.

A
B
C
D

2.

E
F
G
H

3.

A
B
C
D

4.

E
F
G
H

5.

A
B
C
D

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springkle
sprinkel
springle
sprinkle

sturn
stren
stern
sternn

6.

spingtime
springtime
sprinktime
sprngtime

7.

stranger
strangure
stanger
strangur

8.

specktakle
spektacle
specticle
spectacle

9.

thrugh
threw
thriew
thruw

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

10.

E
F
G
H

Sample B

A
B
C
D

strapp
strape
starp
strap

11.

spare
spair
spayr
spaire

12.

thirfty
thrifty
thrfty
thifty

13.

sprint
spirnt
sprnt
spint

14.

streat
streit
stareet
street

15.

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

threaten
threatin
threten
threaton

strech
stertch
stretch
sturetch

16.

spead
speed
spede
speide

17.

stung
stong
stug
stunge

18.

stande
stend
stanned
stand

19.

spurce
spruse
spruce
sproose

20.

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

thrill
thirll
thruill
thril
stak
staik
steak
stacke
sparkle
spearkle
sparckle
sprakle
streass
stress
sterss
stres

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Sample A

specail
spacial
speshal
special

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PRETEST

Name

Date

Spelling 51

Plurals

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Pretest Directions
Fold back the paper
along the dotted line.
Use the blanks to write
each word as it is read
aloud. When you finish
the test, unfold the
paper. Use the list at the
right to correct any
spelling mistakes.
Practice the words you
missed for the Posttest.
To Parents
Here are the results of
your childs weekly
spelling Pretest. You can
help your child study for
the Posttest by following
these simple steps for
each word on the word
list:
1. Read the word to your
child.
2. Have your child write
the word, saying each
letter as it is written.
3. Say each letter of the
word as your child
checks the spelling.
4. If a mistake has been
made, have your child
read each letter of the
correctly spelled word
aloud, then repeat steps
13.

20

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Baseball Saved Us

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.

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_________________
_________________
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_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
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1. cities
2. mistakes
3. foxes
4. babies
5. knives
6. engines
7. soldiers
8. ranches
9. hobbies
10. yourselves
11. eyelashes
12. uniforms
13. batteries
14. calves
15. shovels
16. sunglasses
17. groceries
18. loaves
19. mattresses
20. ferries

Challenge Words

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crate
ditches
endless
glinting
inning

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Name

Spelling 52

Date

Plurals
Using the Word Study Steps

Spelling Tip

1. LOOK at the word.

Add -s to most words to form


plurals.

2. SAY the word aloud.

string + s = strings

3. STUDY the letters in the word.

Add -es to words ending in x,


z, s, sh, or ch.

4. WRITE the word.

stretch + es = stretches

5. CHECK the word.

When a word ends with a


consonant followed by y,
change the y to i and add -es.

Did you spell the word right?


If not, go back to step 1.

memory + es = memories
To make plurals of words that
end with one f or fe, you often
need to change the f or fe to v
and add -es.

1. mistakes

shakes

taken

6. eyelashes

flashes

laughs

2. foxes

books

boxes

7. calves

curves

halves

3. knives

stoves

wives

8. sunglasses grass

masses

4. ranches

thanks

branches

9. loaves

stoves

coats

5. hobbies

cobbles lobbies

10. ferries

berries

furry

To Parents or Helpers
Using the Word Study Steps above as your child comes across any new words will help him or her learn to
spell words effectively. Review the steps as you both go over this week's spelling words.
Go over each Spelling Tip with your child. Ask him or her to add -s or -es to form plurals. Ask if he or she
knows other words that end with a consonant followed by y. Help your child to use the Spelling Tips to add endings to
the words to make them plural.
Help your child find and circle the word in each row that doesnt rhyme with the spelling word.

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Find Rhyming Words


Circle the word in each row that rhymes with the spelling word on the left.

EXPLORE THE PATTERN

Name

Spelling 53

Date

Plurals
cities
mistakes
foxes
babies

knives
engines
soldiers
ranches

hobbies
yourselves
eyelashes
uniforms

batteries
calves
shovels
sunglasses

groceries
loaves
mattresses
ferries

Pattern Power
Write the spelling words that fit each of these plural endings.
-s

-ies

1.

11.

2.

12.

3.

13.

4.

14.

5.

15.
-es

16.

6.

-ves

7.

17.

8.

18.

9.

19.

10.

20.

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All in Order
Write the following words in alphabetical order: foxes, cities, babies, ferries,
calves, knives, batteries, eyelashes, groceries, hobbies.

1.

6.

2.

7.

3.

8.

4.

9.

5.

10.

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PRACTICE AND EXTEND

Name

Spelling 54

Date

Plurals
cities
mistakes
foxes
babies

knives
engines
soldiers
ranches

hobbies
yourselves
eyelashes
uniforms

batteries
calves
shovels
sunglasses

groceries
loaves
mattresses
ferries

Whats the Word?


Write the spelling words that match the clues below.

1. where some live

7. on beds

2. cans of soup

8. all of you

3. kinds of ships

9. make trains go

4. newborns

10. cut things

5. tools for snow

11. on eyelids

6. work clothes

12. pastimes

Whats the Word?


Complete each sentence below with a spelling word.

13. I made very few


14. The wild
15. The

on my math test.
had big, red, bushy tails.
were trained to fight battles.

16. There are many cattle

for my flashlight.

18. The farmers cows had newborn


19. The sun was so bright, I put on my
20. He went to the store to buy five

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Challenge Extension: Scramble the letters of each Challenge


Word and write the scrambled words down. Exchange papers
with a partner and unscramble each word.

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17. I got new

out West.

this year.
.
of bread.

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PROOFREAD AND WRITE

Name

Spelling 55

Date

Plurals
Writing Activity
There are six spelling mistakes in this paragraph. Circle the misspelled words.
Write the words correctly on the lines below.
During World War II, my family and many hundreds of other JapaneseAmerican families from cityes and towns everywhere were forced to live in
government camps. We were guarded by soldjers. It was a difficult time for all of
us. It helped to pass the time by playing baseball. First we had to make a
baseball field. We used shovles to clear away plants to make a space for the
field. Then we packed down the dust and made it hard. Some men found wood
for bleachers. Our mothers used the covers from mattressies to make uniformes
for us. Our friends back home sent us bats, balls, and gloves. I was really
nervous during the first game. I wasnt a very good player and didnt want to
make any misteaks. Guess what? I hit a home run!

1.

3.

5.

2.

4.

6.

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Writing Activity
If you could interview some of the people who once lived in the government
camps, what questions would you ask them? Use four spelling words in your
interview questions.

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POSTTEST

Name

Spelling 56

Date

Plurals
Look at the words in each set below. One word in each set is spelled correctly.
Use a pencil to fill in the circle next to the correct word. Before you begin, look at
the sample sets of words. Sample A has been done for you. Do Sample B by
yourself. When you are sure you know what to do, you may go on with the rest of
the page.
A
B
C
D

1.

A
B
C
D

2.

E
F
G
H

3.

A
B
C
D

4.

E
F
G
H

5.

A
B
C
D

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ladees
ladys
ladies
ladees

ferreez
ferrys
ferriez
ferries

6.

loaves
loafes
loavz
loavez

7.

F
G
H

A
B
C
D

songlasses 8.
sunglasess
sunglassez
sunglasses
calvs
calvez
calves
claves

9.

yuniforms 10.
uniforms
unifroms
uniformz

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

Sample B

A
B
C
D

yorselves 11.
yourselves
yourselvz
yuorselves

ranchs
ranchis
ranches
ranchez

12.

engines
enginez
engins
enginz

13.

babees
babys
babiez
babies

14.

B
C
D

F
G
H

A
B
C
D

misteaks 15.
mistakes
mistaks
misstakes

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

berryes
berries
berrys
berriez

cityes
citees
cities
citys

16.

foxez
foxs
foxies
foxes

17.

knives
knivez
knivies
knifez

18.

solders
soljures
soldierz
soldiers

19.

hobbies
hobbyies
hobbese
hobbys

20.

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

eyelashs
eyelashies
eyelashes
eyelatches
batterys
battereez
batteryes
batteries
shovles
shovlez
shovels
shovals
grossries
groceryes
grocerees
groceries
mattrusses
mattreses
mattresses
mattrasses

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Sample A

PRETEST

Name

Date

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Words from Social Studies

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Pretest Directions
Fold back the paper
along the dotted line.
Use the blanks to write
each word as it is read
aloud. When you finish
the test, unfold the
paper. Use the list at the
right to correct any
spelling mistakes.
Practice the words you
missed for the Posttest.
To Parents
Here are the results of
your childs weekly
spelling Pretest. You can
help your child study for
the Posttest by following
these simple steps for
each word on the word
list:
1. Read the word to your
child.
2. Have your child write
the word, saying each
letter as it is written.
3. Say each letter of the
word as your child
checks the spelling.
4. If a mistake has been
made, have your child
read each letter of the
correctly spelled word
aloud, then repeat steps
13.

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Will Her Native
Language Disappear ?

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.

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1. language
2. history
3. pottery
4. study
5. spoken
6. accent
7. tribe
8. human
9. custom
10. village
11. folktale
12. practice
13. relatives
14. interview
15. region
16. symbol
17. guide
18. totem
19. colony
20. prints

Challenge Words

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extinct
native
backgrounds
generations
century

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AT HOME WORD STUDY

Name

Date

Spelling 58

Words from Social Studies


Using the Word Study Steps
Spelling Tip

1. LOOK at the word.

Become familiar with


the dictionary and use
it often.

2. SAY the word aloud.


3. STUDY the letters in the word.
4. WRITE the word.
5. CHECK the word.
Did you spell the word right?
If not, go back to step 1.

1. skepon

11. rhytiso

2. idgue

12. vieinwert

3. muhna

13. biter

4. coolyn

14. legliva

5. anglegau

15. strinp

6. tolkleaf

16. dyust

7. latesiver

17. engior

8. blosmy

18. mustoc

9. metto

19. rotpety

10. carpicet

20. necact

To Parents or Helpers
Using the Word Study Steps above as your child comes across any new words will help him or her learn to
spell words effectively. Review the steps as you both go over this week's spelling words.
Go over the Spelling Tip with your child. Help him or her look up the spelling words in the dictionary.
Help your child unscramble the spelling words.

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Word Scramble
Unscramble each set of letters to make a spelling word.

EXPLORE THE PATTERN

Name

Spelling 59

Date

Words from Social Studies


language
history
pottery
study

spoken
accent
tribe
human

custom
village
folktale
practice

relatives
interview
region
symbol

guide
totem
colony
prints

Vowel Power
Write the spelling words that fit each of these vowel sounds:
short a in the
first syllable

1.
2.
3.

short i in the
first syllable

4.
5.
6.
short u in the
first syllable

9.
10.

short o in the
first syllable

11.
12.
long o in the
first syllable

14.
15.
16.
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7.
8.

short e in the
first syllable

13.

long i in the
first syllable

17.
18.

long u in the
first syllable

19.

long e in the
first syllable

20.

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PRACTICE AND EXTEND

Name

Spelling 60

Date

Words from Social Studies


language
history
pottery
study

spoken
accent
tribe
human

custom
village
folktale
practice

relatives
interview
region
symbol

guide
totem
colony
prints

Complete each sentence below with a spelling word.

1. Spanish is

here.

2. I live in a mountainous

3. We met the artist who made this


4. What

did Geronimo belong to?

5. Dad will go to an
6. I plan to
7. What

for a new job.


music in college.
do you speak?

8. The

led us along the trail.

9. We read your
10.

of what happened.
beings come in all shapes and sizes.

11. I

piano for one hour each day.

12. Where do your

live?

13. I just read a funny


14. The lion is a

of courage.

15. The artist carved and painted a


16. It is a

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from Russia.

pole.

in my family to drink tea before lunch.

Challenge Extension: Have students write a fill in the


blank for each Challenge Word, then exchange papers
with a partner and complete each others sentences.

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Language Disappear?

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Name

Spelling 61

Date

Words from Social Studies


Proofreading Activity
There are six spelling mistakes in this paragraph. Circle the misspelled words.
Write the words correctly on the lines below.
Did you know that Choctaw is an endangered Native American langauge?
It is only spokin by 12,000 people, today. An organization working to keep alive
Choctaw and other Native American languages prins books and makes records
available for people to use. In histry class we are learning Choctaw words and
phrases. One of the girls is a member of the Choctaw trieb. She and her relitives
speak Choctaw at home. Some of us would like to study Choctaw. I know it will
take a lot of practice because it is so different from English.

1.

3.

5.

2.

4.

6.

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Writing Activity
Imagine that the year is 1800 and that you are a Native American child. Write a
paragraph about what life is like among your people, using four spelling words.

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POSTTEST

Name

Spelling 62

Date

Words from Social Studies


Look at the words in each set below. One word in each set is spelled correctly.
Use a pencil to fill in the circle next to the correct word. Before you begin, look at
the sample sets of words. Sample A has been done for you. Do Sample B by
yourself. When you are sure you know what to do, you may go on with the rest of
the page.
A
B
C
D

1.

A
B
C
D

2.

E
F
G
H

3.

A
B
C
D

4.

E
F
G
H

5.

A
B
C
D

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science
sience
sciense
siense

prins
prints
printz
prinz

6.

language
langage
langwage
langauge

7.

colny
colonny
colony
coluny

8.

histry
histrey
historie
history

9.

totum
totim
totem
tottem

10.

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

Sample B

E
F
G
H

pottery
potery
pottry
pottary

11.

guyde
guide
giude
gide

12.

studie
studdy
study
studie

13.

simble
symble
symbowl
symbol

14.

spokin
spoken
spocken
spockin

15.

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

natuve
native
nativ
nattive

region
regin
regun
regon

16.

acent
akcent
acsent
accent

17.

intreview
intrview
interview
innerview

18.

trieb
tribe
trybe
tirbe

19.

reltives
relitives
relutives
relatives

20.

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

humun
huemin
human
humeman
practice
practise
practus
pracktise
costum
custom
cusstom
custim
foketail
folktale
fowktale
folktail
villuge
villige
vilage
village

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Sample A

UNIT TEST

Name

Spelling 63

Date

Grade 4/Unit 2 Review Test


Read each sentence. If an underlined word is spelled wrong, fill in the circle that
goes with that word. If no word is spelled wrong, fill in the circle below NONE.
Read Sample A, and do Sample B.
NONE

A. She took her sunglasses and a napsack to the cabin.


A

A.

C
NONE

B. We put the sleepy babies in the cradle.


E

B.

G
NONE

1. The explosion amonng the soldiers made a spectacle.


A

1.

C
NONE

2. The colony had clover fields and spruice trees.


E

2.

G
NONE

3. The raizer cut stung so I covered it with a bandage.


A

3.

C
NONE

4. The thrifty man divided one biscit among his friends.


E

4.

G
NONE

5. The men in the colonee used shovels to dig for pottery. 5.


A

C
NONE

6. The thrifty owner repaired the crack in her totim pole.


E

6.

G
NONE

7. When she is under stress her eyelashs flutter.


A

7.

C
NONE

8. This foketale describes a bridle and a totem pole.


E

8.

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NONE

9. A bandage will not hold the plank between the ferrys.


A

9.

C
NONE

10. Our calves stung from all that fancy dancing.


E

10.

G
NONE

11. We sat in the clover to hear a man with an acent tell a folktale. 11.
A

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Date

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NONE

12. The ferries carried soldyiers to the colony.


E

12. E

G
NONE

13. The stres on the plank caused it to crack.


A

13.

C
NONE

14. We saw calves eating clovir stuck in a bridle.


E

14. E

G
NONE

15. Watching them fluter among the flowers was a spectacle.15.


A

C
NONE

16. To be fancy, she will spruce up with fake eyelashes.


E

16. E

G
NONE

17. The stress on the horses bridal caused it to crack.


A

17.

C
NONE

18. She ate a biscuit and told a folktale in a French accent. 18.
E

G
NONE

19. A

19. We loaded the ferries with potterie and shovels.


A

C
NONE

20. Dont use a razor to cut a planck from that spruce.


E

20. E

G
NONE

21. It was a spectacle seeing the calfs share one biscuit.


A

21. A

C
NONE

22. He saw her eyelashes flutter after she was stunng.


E

22. E

23. A bandage is a thriftie way to hide that fancy ring.


A

23.

C
NONE

24. The boy with the accent engraves pottery with a razor.
E

24. E

G
NONE

25. The soldiers used shovles to dig out the totem pole.
A

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NONE

PRETEST

Name

Date

Spelling 65

Words with /ou/ and /oi/


Pretest Directions
Fold back the paper
along the dotted line.
Use the blanks to write
each word as it is read
aloud. When you finish
the test, unfold the
paper. Use the list at the
right to correct any
spelling mistakes.
Practice the words you
missed for the Posttest.

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To Parents
Here are the results of
your child's weekly
spelling Pretest. You can
help your child study for
the Posttest by following
these simple steps for
each word on the word
list:
1. Read the word to your
child.
2. Have your child write
the word, saying each
letter as it is written.
3. Say each letter of the
word as your child
checks the spelling.
4. If a mistake has been
made, have your child
read each letter of the
correctly spelled word
aloud, and then repeat
steps 13.

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The Hatmakers Sign

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.

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_________________
_________________
_________________
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_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
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1. oily
2. annoy
3. around
4. growl
5. disappoint
6. royalty
7. bounce
8. bowing
9. moist
10. enjoyment
11. aloud
12. tower
13. avoid
14. employ
15. lookout
16. however
17. appointment
18. scout
19. powder
20. noun

Challenge Words

_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________

admitted
displaying
elegantly
strolling
wharf

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AT HOME WORD STUDY

Name

Spelling 66

Date

Words with /ou/ and /oi/


Using the Word Study Steps

3. STUDY the letters in the word.

Spelling Tips
Think of a word you
know that has the same
spelling pattern as the
word you want to spell.

4. WRITE the word.

scout bounce around

1. LOOK at the word.


2. SAY the word aloud.

5. CHECK the word.


Did you spell the word right?
If not, go back to step 1.

1. loiy

11. tylyora

2. idvoa

12. tsmoi

3. kuoootl

13. ntiopapntem

4. olmepy

14. necuob

5. verwohe

15. wniogb

6. tousc

16. uonn

7. drewop

17. rlwog

8. ppnotiasid

18. mtneyojen

9. yonan

19. ludoa

10. nuodra

20. woter

To Parents or Helpers
Using the Word Study Steps above as your child comes across any new words will help him or her learn to
spell words effectively. Review the steps as you both go over this week's spelling words.
Go over each Spelling Tip with your child. Help your child look at some of the spelling words to see which
ones have the same spelling pattern.
Help your child complete the word scramble.

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Word Scramble
Unscramble each set of letters to make a spelling word.

EXPLORE THE PATTERN

Name

Date

Spelling 67

Words with /ou/ and /oi/


oily
annoy
around
growl

disappoint
royalty
bounce
bowing

moist
enjoyment
aloud
tower

avoid
employ
lookout
however

appointment
scout
powder
noun

Pattern Power!
Write the spelling words with these spelling patterns.
oi

ou

1.

10.

2.

11.

3.

12.

4.

13.

5.

14.
15.

oy

6.

ow

7.

16.

8.

17.

9.

18.

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19.
20.

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PRACTICE AND EXTEND

Name

Spelling 68

Date

Words with /ou/ and /oi/


oily
annoy
around
growl

disappoint
royalty
bounce
bowing

moist
enjoyment
aloud
tower

avoid
employ
lookout
however

appointment
scout
powder
noun

What's the Word?


Complete each sentence with a word from the spelling list.
1. The baby likes to look

to see what is going on.

2. Keep the soil around the plant

or the plant will die.

3. Did you make an

to see the dentist?

4. A king and a queen are


5. What a loud

.
that dog made!

6. The wet road had a slick,


7. I really like that dress;
8. Do you like to read stories
9. In the old days,
10. Mom gets a lot of

coating from all of the traffic.


, I cant buy it now.
to younger children?
was a polite form of greeting.
out of working in the garden.

What Do You Mean?


Read each dictionary definition below. Then write the spelling word that matches
the definition.
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11. To bother someone


12. To rebound after hitting something
13. To stay clear of
14. A part of speech that names a person, place, or thing
15. To provide with paying work

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Challenge Extension: Have students write dictionary definitions


of the Challenge Words. Then exchange with a partner and write
the Challenge Words that match each others definitions.

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PROOFREAD AND WRITE

Name

Spelling 69

Date

Words with /ou/ and /oi/


Proofreading Activity
There are 6 spelling mistakes in the paragraph below. Circle the misspelled
words. Write the words correctly on the lines below.
Benjamin Franklin was an interesting man. He was comfortable with
common men and roialty. He liked to take walks arownd Philadelphia, and was
always on the lookouwt for ways to improve the city. He invented things for his
own enjoiment. He was never known to avoyd a problem or task. Ben would not
disappoynt a friend in need.

1.

3.

5.

2.

4.

6.

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Writing Activity
Do you have a favorite person from history? Write something you think that
person might say if he or she were alive today, using four spelling words.

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POSTTEST

Name

Spelling 70

Date

Words with /ou/ and /oi/


Look at the words in each set below. One word in each set is spelled
correctly. Use a pencil to fill in the circle next to the correct word. Before
you begin, look at the sample sets of words. Sample A has been done for
you. Do Sample B by yourself. When you are sure you know what to do,
you may go on with the rest of the page.
A
B
C
D

1.

A
B
C
D

2.

E
F
G
H

3.

A
B
C
D

4.

E
F
G
H

5.

A
B
C
D

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broun
broin
brown
brouwn

oilee
oyly
oily
oiyle

6.

anoy
annoy
annoie
anoiy

7.

uround
around
arrownd
arowund

8.

groul
graul
growl
garowl

9.

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

dissapoint 10.
disappoynte
disapoynt
disappoint

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

Sample B

E
F
G
H

royalty
royltie
roialty
royelty

11.

bounce
bownse
bounz
bouwnse

12.

bouing
bowing
bowwing
bowung

13.

moiste
moist
moyst
mosit

14.

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

enjoymant 15.
enjoiment
anjoymint
enjoyment

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

coin
coyne
coien
coyen

elloud
alowud
aloud
iloud

16.

towir
touer
tower
twore

17.

avoid
ivoid
avoyd
ahvoid

18.

employ
emploiy
imploy
amploi

19.

lookowt
lokout
lokowut
lookout

20.

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

howavir
halevere
hilever
however
apoyntment
appointment
upointmant
ipointment
skowt
scout
scault
scoit
palder
podre
powder
powdor

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Sample A

naln
nown
noun
noune

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PRETEST

Name

Date

Spelling 71

Words with // and /y/

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Pretest Directions
Fold back the paper
along the dotted line.
Use the blanks to write
each word as it is read
aloud. When you finish
the test, unfold the
paper. Use the list at the
right to correct any
spelling mistakes.
Practice the words that
you missed for the
Posttest.
To Parents
Here are the results of
your childs weekly
spelling Pretest. You can
help your child study for
the Posttest by following
these simple steps for
each word on the list:
1. Read the word to your
child.
2. Have your child write
the word, saying each
letter as it is written.
3. Say each letter of the
word as your child
checks the spelling.
4. If a mistake has been
made, have your child
read each letter of the
correctly spelled word
aloud, then repeat steps
13.

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Pat Cummings: My Story

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.

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1. curious
2. pure
3. fully
4. sure
5. wooden
6. should
7. furious
8. cure
9. handful
10. crooked
11. would
12. bulldozer
13. soot
14. tour
15. butcher
16. woolen
17. pudding
18. goodness
19. pulley
20. overlook

Challenge Words

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exist
image
inspire
reference
sketch

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AT HOME WORD STUDY

Name

Date

Spelling 72

Words with // and /y/


Using the Word Study Steps
1. LOOK at the word.
2. SAY the word aloud.
3. STUDY the letters in the word.
4. WRITE the word.
5. CHECK the word.
Did you spell the word right? If
not, go back to step 1.

Spelling Tip
Words with a vowel
sound as in the word
fully are often spelled
with u.
(butcher, handful)
Words with a vowel
sound as in the word
wooden are often
spelled with oo.
(crooked, woolen)

Find and Circle


Where are the spelling words?

pfuriouszakbulldozervbdbntoherxxgoodness
uwfullyopcIwoodenrlstovldrrsootuucurexxzz
rqvtoursuregspuremubutcherwwhandfulyyre
epulleyzacuriouseardlulrpuddinguucrooked
boverlookexdwouldbnewoolenuushouldaabb

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To Parents or Helpers
Using the Word Study Steps above as your child comes across any new words will help him or her learn
to spell words effectively. Review the steps as you both go over this week's spelling words.
Go over each Spelling Tip with your child. Ask your child to find other spelling words spelled with u and
oo that sound like fully and wooden.
Help your child complete the spelling activity.

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EXPLORE THE PATTERN

Name

Date

Spelling 73

Words with // and /y/


curious
pure
fully
sure

wooden
should
furious
cure

handful
crooked
would
bulldozer

soot
tour
butcher
woolen

pudding
goodness
pulley
overlook

Pattern Power!
Write the spelling words with these spelling patterns.
Words with /y/ spelled

Words with // spelled

u-e

1.

11.

2.

oo
u-e

12.

3.

13.

4.

14.
Words with // spelled

15.

16.

5.

17.

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6.

ou

7.

18.

8.

19.

9.

20.

10.

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PRACTICE AND EXTEND

Name

Spelling 74

Date

Words with // and /y/


curious
pure
fully
sure

wooden
should
furious
cure

handful
crooked
would
bulldozer

soot
tour
butcher
woolen

pudding
goodness
pulley
overlook

Definitions for You


Fill in the word from the spelling list that matches the definition.
1. made from the hair of sheep
2. interested in learning more
3. to fail to notice
4. free of dirt or pollution
5. made from trees
6. a word used to express duty
7. having bends or curves
8. the amount a hand can hold
9. black particles left after wood or coal are burned
10. completely or totally
11. a word used to make a polite request
12. desirable qualities
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13. a method that brings back health


14. impossible to doubt
15. to be very angry
16. a creamy dessert

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Challenge Extension: Pair up students. Have one partner use the


dictionary to write short definitions for each Challenge Word. Then let
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the other partner use the definitions to make up one sentence for each Pat Cummings: My Story

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PROOFREAD AND WRITE

Name

Spelling 75

Date

Words with // and /y/


Proofreading Activity
There are six spelling mistakes in the paragraph. Circle the misspelled words.
Write the words correctly on the lines below.
Last fall I went to the community crafts fair and saw lots of interesting
things. One woman was making old-fashioned wudden toys from pieces of pine
and maple. I bought a buledozer that really works for my little brother. A
candlemaker was selling candles made from pur beeswax. A weaver was making
beautiful wollen shawls and scarves. I bought a handfool of bright, shiny marbles.
I got cyrious when I saw a crowd of people gathered in a circle. When I got closer
I saw someone making blown glass animals. It was a fun day.

1.

3.

5.

2.

4.

6.

Writing Activity
Using four spelling words, describe a crafts fair or other festival that you have
attended.

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POSTTEST

Name

Spelling 76

Date

Words with // and /y/


Look at the words in each set below. One word in each set is spelled
correctly. Use a pencil to fill in the circle next to the correct word. Before
you begin, look at the sample sets of words. Sample A has been done for
you. Do Sample B by yourself. When you are sure you know what to do,
you may go on with the rest of the page.
A
B
C
D

1.

A
B
C
D

2.

E
F
G
H

3.

A
B
C
D

4.

E
F
G
H

5.

A
B
C
D

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poor
puer
por
puore

overloke
ovirlook
overlook
ovarlouk

6.

puley
pullie
pouley
pulley

7.

gudness
goodness
goodnis
goudness

8.

pulding
pudden
pudding
pooding

9.

woolen
wulen
woolin
woulen

10.

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

Sample B

E
F
G
H

bucher
butcher
bootcher
butsher

11.

tour
toor
ture
tuyre

12.

soot
sut
soote
soute

13.

B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

booldoxer 14.
bulldoxer
buldozar
bulldozer
wuld
wolde
would
woold

15.

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

coulde
could
kould
cuold

krooked
crooked
crookad
crucked

16.

handful
hanfull
handfool
hannful

17.

cyure
coure
cure
ciure

18.

fureus
furrius
furious
farious

19.

should
sould
shuuld
shold

20.

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

wooden
wuden
woodan
wouldin
soore
sure
suyre
soure
fulie
fully
fooly
fullyie
puyre
poour
pure
puare

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Sample A

cureus
kurious
karius
curious

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PRETEST

Name

Date

Spelling 77

Words with Digraphs


Fold back the paper
along the dotted line.
Use the blanks to write
each word as it is read

2.

aloud. When you

3.

finish the test, unfold

4.

the paper. Use the list

5.

at the right to correct

6.

any spelling mistakes.

7.

Practice the words

8.

you missed for the

9.

Posttest.

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To Parents
Here are the results of
your child's weekly
spelling Pretest. You can
help your child study for
the Posttest by following
these simple steps for
each word on the word
list:
1. Read the word to your
child.
2. Have your child write
the word, saying each
letter as it is written.
3. Say each letter of the
word as your child
checks the spelling.
4. If a mistake has been
made, have your child
read each letter of the
correctly spelled word
aloud, then repeat steps
1-3.

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Grass Sandals

10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.

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1. changed
2. watch
3. fresh
4. shoulder
5. whatever
6. south
7. chimney
8. scratch
9. shove
10. wheat
11. cloth
12. themselves
13. crunch
14. batch
15. harsh
16. whittle
17. thoughtful
18. birch
19. switch
20. theater

Challenge Words

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chanted
pouch
restless
scribbled
stitching

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AT HOME WORD STUDY

Name

Date

Spelling 78

Words with Digraphs


Using the Word Study Steps

Spelling Tip

1. LOOK at the word.

If the /ch/ immediately


follows a short vowel in
a one-syllable word, it
is spelled tch: watch,
scratch.

2. SAY the word aloud.


3. STUDY the letters in the word.
4. WRITE the word.
5. CHECK the word.

There are a few


exceptions in English:
much, such, which, and
rich.

Did you spell the word right? If


not, go back to step 1.

1. hctarcs

11. hrcib

2. veslesmeht

12. hcawt

3. hruncc

13. hsrfe

4. htolc

14. lreduohs

5. hhsra

15. eymnich

6. hctba

16. voehs

7. denaghc

17. teltihw

8. veretahw

18. lutfhgouht

9. houts

19. thciws

10. aethw

20. taehtre

To Parents or Helpers
Using the Word Study Steps above as your child comes across any new words will help him or her learn to
spell words effectively. Review the steps as you both go over this week's spelling words.
Go over each Spelling Tip with your child. Help your child find other spelling words spelled with tch.
Help your child complete the spelling activity.

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Word Scramble

EXPORE THE PATTERN

Name

Spelling 79

Date

Words with Digraphs


changed
watch
fresh
shoulder

whatever
south
chimney
scratch

shove
wheat
cloth
themselves

crunch
batch
harsh
whittle

thoughtful
birch
switch
theater

Pattern Power
Write the words that have these spelling patterns.
ch

sh

1.

14.

2.

15.

3.

16.

4.

17.
tch

wh

5.

18.

6.

19.

7.

20.

8.
th

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9.
10.
11.
12.
13.

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PRACTICE AND EXTEND

Name

Spelling 80

Date

Words with Digraphs


changed
watch
fresh
shoulder

whatever
south
chimney
scratch

shove
wheat
cloth
themselves

crunch
batch
harsh
whittle

thoughtful
birch
switch
theater

What's the Word?


Complete each sentence with a spelling word.
1. Would you like to

the parade with me?

2. My aunt likes to

small figures from tree branches.

3. Young children like to do things by

4. During free time, we can do


5. He hurt his
6. The

we want.
when he threw the ball too hard.
tree has a pretty, white bark.

7. The smoke from the fireplace goes up the


8. We may have to

the stuck door to open it.

9. The midwestern states grow a lot of


10. I'm going to the

.
on Friday to see a play.

Just the Opposite


Write a word from the spelling list that has the opposite meaning from the word or
phrase below.
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11. stayed the same


12. stale
13. north
14. mild
15. a single one

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Challenge Extension: Have students write a "fill-in-the-blank"


sentence for each Challenge Word and then exchange papers
with a partner to complete each others sentences.

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PROOFREAD AND WRITE

Name

Spelling 81

Date

Words with Digraphs


Proofreading Activity
There are 6 spelling mistakes in the paragraph. Circle the misspelled words.
Write the words correctly on the lines below.
My uncle has always enjoyed working with wood. He says it gives him time
to be quiet and thotfull. I like to wach him while he works. He likes to witle small
birds and forest animals from pieces of wood that he finds on his hikes. His
favorite wood to use is bersh. He uses sandpaper to make the wood smooth, so
it won't skracth him. Then he carefully uses a knife to make the shape of the
animal. The first time I saw a piece of wood shanjed into a real-looking rabbit, I
was amazed.

1.

3.

5.

2.

4.

6.

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Writing Activity
Write a paragraph about something you like to make. Use four words from your
spelling list.

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POSTTEST

Name

Spelling 82

Date

Words with Digraphs


Look at the words in each set below. One word in each set is spelled
correctly. Use a pencil to fill in the circle next to the correct word. Before
you begin, look at the sample sets of words. Sample A has been done for
you. Do Sample B by yourself. When you are sure you know what to do,
you may go on with the rest of the page.
A
B
C
D

1.

A
B
C
D

2.

E
F
G
H

3.

A
B
C
D

4.

E
F
G
H

5.

A
B
C
D

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matsh
macht
match
matsch

wehat
weet
wheat
hweat

6.

kloth
clotsh
cloth
cloath

7.

F
G
H

theater
theeter
tcheater
tsheater

A
B
C
D

thamselvs
8.
thimsilves
temmselves
themselves
changed
shanged
cahnged
schanged

9.

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

10.

E
F
G
H

Sample B

E
F
G
H

crounch
crunch
krunch
cruntch

11.

barsh
birch
birtch
bersh

12.

faresh
fretch
freetsh
fresh

13.

whutevir
watevver
wahtever
whatever

14.

chiminey
chimney
shimmney
shemnie

15.

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

ship
sheip
shyip
shiip

shuv
chove
shove
schuve

16.

E
F
G
H

toutful
17.
tehoughtful
thoughtful
thougtfill

harsh
hartch
harrsh
harss

18.

skratch
scrith
scaracih
scratch

19.

chulder
shoulder
sahoulder
thoulder

20.

B
C
D

F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

sawitch
switch
swithc
siwatch
wathc
watch
wetch
wahtc
south
salth
souhh
sotch
whittle
wuhittle
hwittel
whotel

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Sample A

batach
basth
bocht
batch

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PRETEST

Name

Date

Spelling 83

Adding -ed and -ing


Fold back the paper
along the dotted line.
Use the blanks to write
each word as it is read
aloud. When you finish
the test, unfold the
paper. Use the list at the
right to correct any
spelling mistakes.
Practice the words you
missed for the Posttest.

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To Parents
Here are the results of
your childs weekly
spelling Pretest. You can
help your child study for
the Posttest by following
these simple steps for
each word on the word
list:
1. Read the word to your
child.
2. Have your child write
the word, saying each
letter as it is written.
3. Say each letter of the
word as your child
checks the spelling.
4. If a mistake has been
made, have your child
read each letter of the
correctly spelled word
aloud, then repeat steps
13.

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A Place Called Freedom

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.

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1. freed
2. hugged
3. emptied
4. figured
5. budding
6. carried
7. believed
8. dimmed
9. studied
10. providing
11. shedding
12. sledding
13. magnified
14. wedged
15. rotting
16. varied
17. arrived
18. plugging
19. rising
20. celebrated

Challenge Words

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_________________
_________________
_________________

fretted
gourd
plantation
settlement
sunrise

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AT HOME WORD STUDY

Name

Spelling 84

Date

Adding -ed and -ing


Using the Word Study Steps

Spelling Tip

1. LOOK at the word.

When words end in silent e, drop


the e when adding an ending that
begins with a vowel.
believe - e + ing = believing

2. SAY the word aloud.


3. STUDY the letters in the word.

When a one syllable word ends in


one vowel followed by one consonant,
double the consonant before adding an
ending that begins with a vowel.
hug + ed = hugged

4. WRITE the word.


5. CHECK the word.
Did you spell the word right?
If not, go back to step 1.

When a word ends with a


consonant followed by y, change the y
to i when adding any ending except
endings that begin with i.
empty + ed = emptied

Word Endings
Write the spelling word by crossing off
the final -e and then adding -ed or -ing.

1. free
2. believe

Write the spelling word by doubling the


final consonant and adding -ed or -ing.

3. figure

9. hug

4. arrive

10. bud

5. rise

11. dim

6. celebrate

12. shed

7. provide
8. wedge

Write the spelling word by changing y to


i and then adding -ed.
13. empty
15. study
16. vary

To Parents or Helpers
Using the Word Study Steps above as your child comes across any new words will help him or her learn to
spell words effectively. Review the steps as you both go over this week's spelling words.
Go over each Spelling Tip with your child. Ask him or her to add -s or -es to form plurals. Ask if he or she
knows other words that end with a consonant followed by y. Help your child to use the Spelling Tips to add endings to
the words to make them plural.
Help your child complete the spelling activity.

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EXPLORE THE PATTERN

Name

Spelling 85

Date

Adding -ed and -ing


freed
hugged
emptied
figured

budding
carried
believed
dimmed

studied
providing
shedding
sledding

magnified
wedged
rotting
varied

arrived
plugging
rising
celebrated

Pattern Power
Write the spelling words that double the consonant before adding -ed.

1.

2.

Write the spelling words that drop the e before adding -ed.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.

Write the spelling words that change y to i before adding -ed.

9.

10.

12.

13.

11.

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Write the spelling words that double the consonant before adding -ing.

14.

15.

17.

18.

16.

Write the spelling words that drop the e before adding -ing.

19.

20

20.

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A Place Called Freedom

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PRACTICE AND EXTEND

Name

Spelling 86

Date

Adding -ed and -ing


freed
hugged
emptied
figured

budding
carried
believed
dimmed

studied
providing
shedding
sledding

magnified
wedged
rotting
varied

arrived
plugging
rising
celebrated

Fill in the Blanks


Complete each sentence with a word from the spelling list.
1. Last year we

the Fourth of July with fireworks.

2. Which do you like better, ice skating or

3. We'll start the night hike when the moon is


4. My cousins

just in time for the party.

5. The tiny insects were

by the microscope.

6. My dog is messy when he starts

his hair!

7. I got an A on the test because I

hard.

8. The plants began


9. The coach
10. Our team

when spring arrived.


our routines so we wouldn't get bored.
out the answer first.

11. freed

16. dimmed

12. hugged

17. providing

13. emptied

18. wedged

14. carried

19. rotting

15. believed

20. plugging

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Challenge Extension: Have students create a crossword


puzzle using the Challenge Words, then work with a partner to
complete each other's sentences.

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What Does It Mean?


Write the base word for each spelling word.

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PROOFREAD AND WRITE

Name

Spelling 87

Date

Adding -ed and -ing


Proofreading Activity
There are 6 spelling mistakes in the paragraph. Circle the misspelled words.
Write the words correctly on the lines below.
Last week we celebrat my dad's birthday with a surprise party. All of our
relatives and friends met at our favorite restaurant. Around 5:30, my brothers
caryed in the presents. The other guests were already there, all hiding in corners
and behind chairs. The lights were dimned. I arryved with my dad around 6
o'clock. My mom turned up the lights. Then everyone stood up and shouted
"Happy Birthday, Mike!" My dad was so happy, he huged us all. He said we really
tricked him; he believeed my story about going to a soccer dinner. It was a great
party. I wonder what we'll think of for next year!

1.

3.

5.

2.

4.

6.

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Writing Activity
Write about a celebration you had. Use at least four spelling words in your
description.

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POSTTEST

Name

Spelling 88

Date

Adding -ed and -ing


Look at the words in each set below. One word in each set is spelled
correctly. Use a pencil to fill in the circle next to the correct word. Before
you begin, look at the sample sets of words. Sample A has been done for
you. Do Sample B by yourself. When you are sure you know what to do,
you may go on with the rest of the page.
A
B
C
D

1.

A
B
C
D

2.

E
F
G
H

3.

A
B
C
D

4.

E
F
G
H

5.

A
B
C
D

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cryed
cried
cryied
cride

studdide
studyed
studdied
studied

6.

carryed
carrid
caried
carried

7.

arived
arrived
arryved
arrivde

8.

riseing
rising
rissing
risseng

9.

figureed
figgured
figured
figurrid

10.

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

Sample B

E
F
G
H

roting
rotteing
rotenng
rotting

11.

vairied
varied
varyd
variyd

12.

freed
fereed
frede
fread

13.

sleden
sledding
sledinng
sleading

14.

hugedd
hugged
huggid
hugded

15.

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

swiming
swimmen
swimming
swiminng

celebrated 16.
celebarated
celibratid
celebratde
pluging
pluuging
puluging
plugging

17.

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

maganified 18.
magnified
magnifyde
magnafide
buhding
budeing
budding
buddeng

19.

dimend
dimned
dimede
dimmed

20.

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

provideing
providing
providding
prooviding
sheading
shedeng
shedding
shedeing
weged
wedgded
wedged
wejde
believed
bulieved
baleeved
beleiveed
emptied
emted
empttied
emptyed

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PRETEST

Name

Date

Spelling 89

Words from the Arts


Fold back the paper
along the dotted line.
Use the blanks to write
each word as it is read
aloud. When you finish
the test, unfold the
paper. Use the list at the
right to correct any
spelling mistakes.
Practice the words you
missed for the Posttest.

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To Parents
Here are the results of
your childs weekly
spelling Pretest. You can
help your child study for
the Posttest by following
these simple steps for
each word on the word
list:
1. Read the word to your
child.
2. Have your child write
the word, saying each
letter as it is written.
3. Say each letter of the
word as your child
checks the spelling.
4. If a mistake has been
made, have your child
read each letter of the
correctly spelled word
aloud, then repeat steps
13.

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Twisted Trails

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.

_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________

1. designs
2. artist
3. building
4. activity
5. museum
6. art
7. create
8. master
9. poster
10. statue
11. assemble
12. craft
13. express
14. arrange
15. professional
16. mold
17. easel
18. plaster
19. masterpiece
20. exhibit

Challenge Words

_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________

challenge
contained
entertaining
mazes
requires

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AT HOME WORD STUDY

Name

Spelling 90

Date

Words from the Arts


Using the Word Study Steps

Spelling Tip

1. LOOK at the word.

Look for word chunks


or smaller words that help
you remember the spelling
of a word.
assemble = as sem ble
professional = pro fes sion al
masterpiece = mas ter piece

2. SAY the word aloud.


3. STUDY the letters in the word.
4. WRITE the word.
5. CHECK the word.
Did you spell the word right?
If not, go back to step 1.

1. tyiavcit

11. sigends

2. srofeasipnlo

12. gudilibn

3. ateemriscep

13. smarte

4. starti

14. geararn

5. beamsles

15. doml

6. srespex

16. xeitbih

7. frtca

17. parstel

8. rateec

18. rat

9. sotepr

19. umusme

10. alsee

20. usteat

To Parents or Helpers
Using the Word Study Steps above as your child comes across any new words will help him or her learn to
spell words effectively. Review the steps as you both go over this week's spelling words.
Go over the Spelling Tip with your child. Help your child find the smaller words within the spelling words.
Help your child complete the spelling activity.

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Word Scramble
Unscramble each set of letters to make a spelling word.

EXPLORE THE PATTERN

Name

Date

Spelling 91

Words from the Arts


designs
artist
building
activity

museum
art
create
master

poster
statue
assemble
craft

express
arrange
professional
mold

easel
plaster
masterpiece
exhibit

Write the spelling words in alphabetical order.

1.

11.

2.

12.

3.

13.

4.

14.

5.

15.

6.

16.

7.

17.

8.

18.

9.

19.

10.

20.

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91

PRACTICE AND EXTEND

Name

Spelling 92

Date

Words from the Arts


designs
artist
building
activity

museum
art
create
master

poster
statue
assemble
craft

express
arrange
professional
mold

easel
plaster
masterpiece
exhibit

What is the Meaning?


Find the word from the spelling list that matches each definition below.
1. someone who earns a living in an occupation
2. a public showing
3. something made by skilled hands
4. a container used to make shapes
5. a structure with walls and a roof
6. a sticky substance used by builders
7. decorative patterns
8. to make something
What's the Word?
Complete each sentence with a spelling word.
9. Can you

the books neatly on the shelf?

10. It's a challenge to

this 500-piece jigsaw puzzle.

11. I study painting with a talented


12. Last week I made a

to advertise the school play.


of a boy is so lifelike, it looks real.

14. We were busy at camp doing one


15. Do you like to
16. I saw a great

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13. That

teacher.

after another.
yourself through writing or drawing?
at the museum the other day.

Challenge Extension: Write the Challenge Words on the


board in scrambled order and ask students to write them in
alphabetical order.

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PROOFREAD AND WRITE

Name

Spelling 93

Date

Words from the Arts


Proofreading Activity
There are 6 spelling mistakes in the directions below. Circle the misspelled
words. Write the words correctly on the lines below.
Getting Ready to Paint a Picture
1. Think about the feeling or idea you want to ecspress in your painting.
2. Assembal all of your equipment.
3. Sketch several desins on paper first.
4. Arange your brushes and paints so they are easy to reach.
5. Put a blank canvas on an esel.
6. Use your brushes, paints, and ideas to creight a wonderful painting.

1.

3.

5.

2.

4.

6.

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Writing Activity
Write a set of directions telling how to do something artistic. Number each step.
Use at least four spelling words.

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93

POSTTEST

Name

Spelling 94

Date

Words from the Arts


Look at the words in each set below. One word in each set is spelled
correctly. Use a pencil to fill in the circle next to the correct word. Before
you begin, look at the sample sets of words. Sample A has been done for
you. Do Sample B by yourself. When you are sure you know what to do,
you may go on with the rest of the page.
A
B
C
D

1.

A
B
C
D

2.

E
F
G
H

3.

A
B
C
D

4.

E
F
G
H

5.

A
B
C
D

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burush
bruch
baruch
brush

activity
acativety
acktvity
actevaty

6.

statoo
statue
satatue
statshoo

7.

deesines
desighns
designs
desines

8.

crafet
caraft
curaft
craft

9.

plastar
plaster
plasstir
pullaster

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

10.

E
F
G
H

Sample B

F
G
H

masterpieace 11.
masterrpece
masterpiece
mazzterpiece

12.

artest
artist
ardizt
ahrtist

B
C
D

F
G
H

prufesionel 13.
proffesional
prifesionul
professional

create
kreatee
creeate
chreat

14.

ixpress
express
ackspres
egspress

15.

B
C
D

F
G
H

A
B
C
D

canvas
canvis
kanvas
kanvist

urange
arannge
araange
arrange

16.

poster
poaster
postear
puhster

17.

ezel
easel
eesil
easile

18.

ahrt
arrt
artte
art

19.

ecksibit
eaxibet
exhibit
egsebet

20.

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

asembal
assemble
usembul
asemmbale
moseim
mahuseem
muzeume
museum
masster
mastear
master
mostare
buldding
bildeng
building
biuldang

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Sample A

mold
moald
muold
mollde

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UNIT TEST

Name

Spelling 95

Date

Grade 4/Unit 3 Review Test


Read each sentence. If an underlined word is spelled wrong, fill in the circle that
goes with that word. If no word is spelled wrong, fill in the circle below NONE.
Read Sample A, and do Sample B.
NONE

A. That artist made colorful designs on her poster.


A

A.

C
NONE

B. The plaster isn't moyst enough to pour into the mold.


E

B.

G
NONE

1. Use powder to avoid ouly skin.


A

1.

C
NONE

2. The museum exibit included a pulley.


E

2.

G
NONE

3. Its curious to see royalty bounce their checks.


A

3.

C
NONE

4. The pure marble statchew is a masterpiece.


E

4.

G
NONE

5. The professional had soot wedjed into his collar.


A

5.

C
NONE

6. The tour guide led us to the museeum exhibit.


E

6.

G
NONE

7. The crunsh of the rotting apple had a harsh sound.


A

7.

C
NONE

8. Try to avoyd mixing rotting fruit in the batch.


E

8.

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NONE

9. I can whittle curious designs and have them magnifyed. 9.


A

C
NONE

10. On a tour of the theater I saw seating for royalte.


E

10.

G
NONE

11. Freed prisoners emptied their cells in the harsh jail.


A
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Unit Review Test

11.

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UNIT TEST

Name

Spelling 96

Date

Grade 4/Unit 3 Review Test


NONE

12. He emptyed an account to avoid having a check bounce. 12.


E

G
NONE

13. We will powdir the batch of cookies with pure sugar.


A

13.

C
NONE

14. E

14. During the theatir tour, they will use a pulley.


E

G
NONE

15. A

15. He will wittle a wood statue and give it to royalty.


A

C
NONE

16. The soot looks like powder when magnified.


E

16. E

G
NONE

17. The professional freed up his time for a masterpeice.


A

17.

C
NONE

18. He wedged the roting oily board in the corner.


E

18. E

G
NONE

19. The crunch became magnified with each dropped bache. 19.
A

C
NONE

20. A profesional will set up the museum exhibit.


E

20.

G
NONE

21. A

21. The statue in the theater is a masterpiece.


A

C
NONE

22. He would whittle the wedged stick until he was freeed. 22.
E

23. She heard a harsh crunch and a cureous bang.


A

23.

C
NONE

24. He emptied the box and saw a pulley bounce out.


E

24. E

G
NONE

25. We saw soot and oily spots on the pur white floor.
A

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25. A

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NONE

PRETEST

Name

Date

Spelling 97

Words with // and /r/


Pretest Directions
Fold back the paper
along the dotted line.
Use the blanks to write
each word as it is read
aloud. When you finish
the test, unfold the
paper. Use the list at the
right to correct any
spelling mistakes.
Practice the words you
missed for the Posttest.

McGraw-Hill School Division

To Parents
Here are the results of
your child's weekly
spelling Pretest. You can
help your child study for
the Posttest by following
these simple steps for
each word on the word
list:
1. Read the word to your
child.
2. Have your child write
the word, saying each
letter as it is written.
3. Say each letter of the
word as your child
checks the spelling.
4. If a mistake has been
made, have your child
read each letter of the
correctly spelled word
aloud, and then repeat
steps 1-3.

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Scruffy

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.

_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________

1. awful
2. daughter
3. roar
4. order
5. office
6. toward
7. already
8. brought
9. form
10. author
11. false
12. jaw
13. offer
14. sauce
15. chorus
16. dawn
17. hoarse
18. war
19. board
20. cough

Challenge Words

_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________

affection
clinging
methods
threat
injury

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AT-HOME WORD STUDY

Name

Spelling 98

Date

Words with // and /r/


Using the Word Study Steps

Spelling Tip
Think of times you
have read a word in a
book, on a sign, or on a
billboard. Try to remember
how it looked. Then write
the word in different ways.
Which one looks correct?

1. LOOK at the word.


2. SAY the word aloud.
3. STUDY the letters in the word.
4. WRITE the word.
5. CHECK the word.
Did you spell the word right?
If not, go back to step 1.

ofice oficce

office

1. wfaul

11. rwa

2. oghuc

12. ehsroa

3. morf

13. rroa

4. hutora

14. bthgrou

5. acesu

15. dbroa

6. usorch

16. raedhtug

7. wand

17. oedrr

8. rdtawo

18. ffore

9. aydreal

19. sealf

10. awj

20. ffecoi

To Parents or Helpers
Using the Word Study Steps above as your child comes across any new words will help him or her learn to
spell words effectively. Review the steps as you both go over this week's spelling words.
Go over the Spelling Tip with your child. Help your child write some of the spelling words in different ways to
figure out which one looks correct.
Help your child complete the spelling activity.

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Word Scramble
Unscramble each set of letters to make a spelling word.

EXPLORE THE PATTERN

Name

Spelling 99

Date

Words with // and /r/


awful
daughter
roar
order

office
toward
already
brought

form
author
false
jaw

offer
sauce
chorus
dawn

hoarse
war
board
cough

Word Sort
Write each spelling word under the matching vowel sound.
// spelled:

/r/ spelled:

au

or

1.

13.

2.

14.
aw

15.

3.

oar

4.

16.

5.

17.
18.

6.

ar

7.

19.
20.

8.

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9.
ough

10.
11.
augh

12.

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99

PRACTICE AND EXTEND

Name

Spelling 100

Date

Words with // and /r/


awful
daughter
roar
order

office
toward
already
brought

form
author
false
jaw

offer
sauce
chorus
dawn

hoarse
war
board
cough

Use spelling words to complete the sentences below.


1. My

comes to visit me every week.

2. Cover your mouth when you

, please.

3. His

was sore from chewing gum all day.

4. This

has ten computers and ten phones.

5. I have

finished my homework.

6. It is easy to find things that are placed in

7. I was scared when the bear walked


8. Did the nice lady

me.
to carry the box?

9. The swimming pool is in the

of a rectangle.

10. Her voice sounds scratchy and

when she talks.

11. shout

16. battle

12. piece of wood

17. singers

13. carried

18. not true

14. gravy

19. daybreak

15. writer

20. terrible

100

Challenge Extension: Have students write a definition for any one of the
Challenge Words on a piece of paper. Mix the papers in a box, inviting
students to take turns picking and reading the definitions aloud. Let the
class guess which Challenge Word fits each definition.

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Definition Derby
Write the spelling word that matches each definition.

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PROOFREAD AND WRITE

Name

Spelling 101

Date

Words with // and /r/


Proofreading Activity
There are six spelling mistakes in this postcard. Circle the misspelled words.
Write the words correctly on the lines below.
Dear Daughter,
Daun is so beautiful in the Arctic! I allready had my camera out when I
heard the scary and auful noise of a wolf pack. When a wolf ran toword me, I
started snapping photos. I tried to ofer the wolf a piece of cheese to make him
happy. He ate it up and wanted more. I'm glad I brouhgt extra cheese and film!
Love,
Father

1.

3.

5.

2.

4.

6.

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Writing Activity
Pretend that you are a photo journalist exploring an exciting place, such as the
Arctic. What do you think you would see, hear, and feel? Write a letter to a
friend at home about your experience. Use four spelling words.

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Scruffy

101

POSTTEST

Name

Spelling 102

Date

Words with // and /r/


Look at the words in each set below. One word in each set is spelled
correctly. Use a pencil to fill in the circle next to the correct word. Before
you begin, look at the sample sets of words. Sample A has been done for
you. Do Sample B by yourself. When you are sure you know what to do,
you may go on with the rest of the page.
A
B
C
D

1.

A
B
C
D

2.

E
F
G
H

3.

A
B
C
D

4.

E
F
G
H

5.

A
B
C
D

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sough
saugh
sau
saw

ordr
order
oarder
arder

6.

athor
auther
authir
author

7.

toward
towerd
toword
twoard

8.

ofice
office
oficce
afice

9.

olready
alredy
already
allready

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

10.

E
F
G
H

Sample B

E
F
G
H

dawn
daun
duan
danw

11.

sauce
sace
souce
sause

12.

caugh
cought
cough
cugh

13.

brougt
brouht
brooght
brought

14.

ofer
offer
awfur
ofur

15.

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

stoarm
storm
starm
storrm

faulse
falsse
fawlse
false

16.

hoarce
hource
hoarse
haorse

17.

form
furm
fom
forrm

18.

ror
roar
rore
raor

19.

corus
choras
chorus
chorrus

20.

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

burd
baord
boord
board
wer
war
wur
warr
daghter
dauhter
daughter
daugter
jur
jaw
jer
jaur

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Sample A

awful
awfull
awfil
auful

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PRETEST

Name

Date

Spelling 103

Words with /r/ and /r/


Pretest Directions
Fold back the paper
along the dotted line.
Use the blanks to write
each word as it is read
aloud. When you finish
the test, unfold the
paper. Use the list at the
right to correct any
spelling mistakes.
Practice the words you
missed for the Posttest.

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.

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To Parents
Here are the results of
your child's weekly
spelling Pretest. You can
help your child study for
the Posttest by following
these simple steps for
each word on the word
list:
1. Read the word to your
child.
2. Have your child write
the word, saying each
letter as it is written.
3. Say each letter of the
word as your child
checks the spelling.
4. If a mistake has been
made, have your child
read each letter of the
correctly spelled word
aloud, and then repeat
steps 1-3.

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10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.

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1. apart
2. hardly
3. yarn
4. army
5. marbles
6. repair
7. careful
8. scare
9. somewhere
10. wear
11. starve
12. barber
13. carnival
14. carpet
15. unfair
16. therefore
17. dairy
18. hare
19. prepare
20. pear

Challenge Words

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confusion
hilltop
lodge
messenger
praised

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AT-HOME WORD STUDY

Name

Date

Spelling 104

Words with /r/ and /r/


Using the Word Study Steps
1. LOOK at the word.
2. SAY the word aloud.
3. STUDY the letters in the word.
4. WRITE the word.
5. CHECK the word.
Did you spell the word right?
If not, go back to step 1.

Spelling Tip
Look for word chunks
or smaller words that
help you remember
the spelling of a
word. For example:
somewhere =
some + where

Hide and Seek


Where are the spelling words hiding? Circle all the spelling words.

To Parents or Helpers
Using the Word Study Steps above as your child comes across any new words will help him or her learn to
spell words effectively. Review the steps as you both go over this week's spelling words.
Go over the Spelling Tip with your child. Ask him or her to find helpful chunks or smaller words in other new
words.
Help your child find and circle the spelling words in the puzzle.

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aapartcchardlyyarnxarmy
marblesvvrepaircawearzz
bzcarefulnnscarecccarpet
somewhereaathereforexx
starvecabarbercadairyab
carnivalkkunfairaaharezzz
xaapreparevvpearaacca

EXPLORE THE PATTERN

Name

Spelling 105

Date

Words with /r/ and /r/


apart
hardly
yarn
army

marbles
repair
careful
scare

somewhere
wear
starve
barber

carnival
carpet
unfair
therefore

dairy
hare
prepare
pear

Sort each spelling word by finding the spelling pattern to which it belongs: /r/,
spelled ar, or /r/, spelled air, are, ear, or ere. Write the word and underline the
spelling pattern letters.
Words with /r/ spelled
ar

Words with /r/ spelled

[ barn ]

1.

13.

2.

14.

3.

15.

4.

16.

5.
6.

17.

7.

18.

8.
9.

[ pare ]

ear

[ tear ]

ere

[ where ]

19.
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are

air

20.

[ hair ]

10.
11.
12.

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PRACTICE AND EXTEND

Name

Spelling 106

Date

Words with /r/ and /r/


apart
hardly
yarn
army

marbles
repair
careful
scare

somewhere
wear
starve
barber

carnival
carpet
unfair
therefore

dairy
hare
prepare
pear

Complete each sentence below with a spelling word listed above.


1. We watched the

march in the parade.

2. Please be

when you step off the bus.

3. Your lost mittens must be

in the playground.

4. Which outfit will you


5. It is

to school today?
to cut in front of another person in line.

6. I left my umbrella at home and,


7. We went to the

, got wet in the rain.


to buy milk and cream.

8. I'll eat the apple, and you can eat the

Similar Meanings
Write the spelling word that has the same, or almost the same, meaning.

15. glass balls

10. separate

16. hunger

11. barely

17. festival

12. string

18. rug

13. fix

19. rabbit

14. frighten

20. make

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PROOFREAD AND WRITE

Name

Spelling 107

Date

Words with /r/ and /r/


Proofreading Activity
There are six spelling mistakes in this journal entry. Circle the misspelled spelling
words. Write the words correctly on the lines below.
The Giant
There once was a giant. When he walked, the ground shook and made loud
noises no matter how cairful he was. Thearfore, he prepaired a carepet made of
soft yairn, and flew up to the sky. Today when you hear thunder, it is only the
giant walking somewhear on the clouds.

1.

3.

5.

2.

4.

6.

Writing Activity
A legend is a story handed down through the years that many people believe, but
that is not entirely true. Using four spelling words, write a make-believe legend
that ends by explaining why something happens in nature, such as rain, lightning,
snow, the sun or the moon.

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POSTTEST

Name

Spelling 108

Date

Words with /r/ and /r/


Look at the words in each set below. One word in each set is spelled
correctly. Use a pencil to fill in the circle next to the correct word. Before
you begin, look at the sample sets of words. Sample A has been done for
you. Do Sample B by yourself. When you are sure you know what to do,
you may go on with the rest of the page.
A
B
C
D

1.

A
B
C
D

2.

E
F
G
H

3.

A
B
C
D

4.

E
F
G
H

5.

A
B
C
D

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tairget
target
tareget
tearget

barber
berbar
barbar
airber

6.

paer
pere
pear
paire

7.

F
G
H

unfair
unfare
unfiar
unfar

A
B
C
D

somwere
8.
somwhere
somehere
somewhere
prepair
prepare
prepere
prepeer

9.

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

10.

E
F
G
H

Sample B

E
F
G
H

repare
repere
reper
repair

11.

carfull
careful
carefull
cairful

12.

dary
darey
deary
dairy

13.

carnival
carnaval
carnivail
carnivale

14.

cairpet
carepet
carpet
cairpat

15.

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

whear
where
whair
wher

stairve
stareve
stearve
starve

16.

waer
wear
wair
weer

17.

mairbles
marebles
marbles
mearbles

18.

scair
scare
scere
scear

19.

yarn
yairn
yaarn
yarne

20.

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

heare
hare
haire
harre
hairdly
heardly
hardly
heredly
thearefore
therefor
thearfor
therefore
airmy
army
arme
airme

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Sample A

apairt
apeart
apart
apatre

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PRETEST

Name

Date

Spelling 109

Words with /r/ and /r/


Fold back the paper
along the dotted line.

1.

Use the blanks to write

2.

each word as it is read

3.

aloud. When you

4.

finish the test, unfold

5.

the paper. Use the list

6.

at the right to correct

7.

any spelling mistakes.


Practice the words
you missed for the
Posttest.

8.
9.
10.

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11.
To Parents
Here are the results of
your child's weekly
spelling Pretest. You can
help your child study for
the Posttest by following
these simple steps for
each word on the word
list:
1. Read the word to your
child.
2. Have your child write
the word, saying each
letter as it is written.
3. Say each letter of the
word as your child
checks the spelling.
4. If a mistake has been
made, have your child
read each letter of the
correctly spelled word
aloud, then repeat steps
1-3.

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12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.

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1. fern
2. curve
3. worst
4. shirt
5. clear
6. mere
7. cheer
8. serious
9. germ
10. burst
11. worse
12. swirl
13. gear
14. sincerely
15. volunteer
16. period
17. insert
18. purpose
19. twirling
20. spear

Challenge Words

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connected
endangered
overcome
poisonous
sponge

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AT-HOME WORD STUDY

Name

Date

Spelling 110

Words with /r/ and /r/


Using the Word Study Steps

Spelling Tip

1. LOOK at the word.

3. STUDY the letters in the word.

Divide the word into


syllables and spell one
part at a time.

4. WRITE the word.

vol un teer

2. SAY the word aloud.

5. CHECK the word.


Did you spell the word right?
If not, go back to step 1.

1.

fern

germ

green

2.

ship

shirt

twirling

3.

clear

spear

spot

4.

sincerely

sink

mere

5.

cheer

volunteer

change

6.

park

serious

period

7.

burst

purpose

broke

8.

water

worst

worse

9.

gear

spear

spot

10.

sweep

swirl

twirling

11.

germ

inside

insert

12.

curve

purpose

carve

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Circle the Words


In each line there are two words that have the same spelling pattern. Circle the
two that match and underline the spelling pattern in each.

To Parents or Helpers
Using the Word Study Steps above as your child comes across any new words will help him or her
learn to spell words effectively. Review the steps as you both go over this week's spelling words.
Go over the Spelling Tip with your child. Ask him or her to see which words on the list can be
divided into syllables.
Help your child cross out the words that do not match the patterns.

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EXPLORE THE PATTERN

Name

Date

Spelling 111

Words with /r/ and /r/


fern
curve
worst
shirt

clear
mere
cheer
serious

germ
burst
worse
swirl

gear
sincerely
volunteer
period

insert
purpose
twirling
spear

Follow the Pattern


This week's words have the sounds /r/ and /r/. Sort each spelling word by
finding the sound and spelling pattern to which it belongs.
Write the spelling words for the sound /r/ spelled
ur

er

1.

4.

2.

5.

3.

6.
ir

or

7.

10.

8.

11.

9.
Write the spelling words that have /r/ spelled

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ear

eer

12.

15.

13.

16.

14.
ere

er

17.

19.

18.

20.

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PRACTICE AND EXTEND

Name

Spelling 112

Date

Words with /r/ and /r/


fern
curve
worst
shirt

clear
mere
cheer
serious

germ
burst
worse
swirl

gear
sincerely
volunteer
period

insert
purpose
twirling
spear

Complete the Sentences


Complete each sentence with a spelling word or words.
1. The little girl laughed when her balloon
2. Put a

at the end of a sentence.

3. In the forest, we found a leafy green


4. That is the
5. The flags twist and

music I ever heard!


in the wind.

6. The damage to the roof of the barn got


7. A

after the last storm.

is too small to see without a microscope.

8. I

hope you feel better soon.

Match Up
Write the spelling word that matches each meaning below.

15. a garment

10. circling

16. to put in

11. a little bit

17. transparent

12. offer help

18. happiness

13. a reason

19. solemn

14. pointed object

20. bend

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Challenge Extension: Have students use the


Challenge Words to write an advertisement for a job as
an underwater explorer.

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9. equipment

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PROOFREAD AND WRITE

Name

Spelling 113

Date

Words with /r/ and /r/


Proofreading Activity
There are six spelling mistakes in this newspaper article. Circle the misspelled
words. Write the words correctly on the lines below.
Twirling Fish Discovered!
Underwater explorer Syd Harris has discovered a new type of fish. He first
saw it swimming in a swerl of water. Harris, a voluntere on this exploration, is
very serous about preserving ocean life. "Not caring for the ocean would be the
wurst thing that could happen," Harris said. "I sinceerely think that keeping the
water clean and clear is a great perpose to have."

1.

3.

5.

2.

4.

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Writing Activity
Imagine that you are an underwater explorer. Write a page in a scrap book
describing something new you found on your last trip. Use four spelling words.

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POSTTEST

Name

Spelling 114

Date

Words with /r/ and /r/


Look at the words in each set below. One word in each set is spelled
correctly. Use a pencil to fill in the circle next to the correct word. Before
you begin, look at the sample sets of words. Sample A has been done for
you. Do Sample B by yourself. When you are sure you know what to do,
you may go on with the rest of the page.
A
B
C
D

1.

A
B
C
D

2.

E
F
G
H

3.

A
B
C
D

4.

E
F
G
H

5.

A
B
C
D

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tairget Sample B
tareget
target
tearget

germ
girm
gurm
jerm

6.

berst
burst
birst
bers

7.

chear
chere
cher
cheer

8.

serious
sereous
searious
seerious

9.

wirse
worse
wurse
werse

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

10.

E
F
G
H

swerl
swurl
swirll
swirl

11.

speer
spere
spear
sper

12.

gear
geer
gere
ger

13.

twurling
twirling
twerling
twirlling

14.

cleer
clear
clere
cler

15.

E
F
G
H
A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

whear
where
whar
wher

sinceerly
sincearly
sincerly
sincerely

16.

volunteer
voluntear
voluntere
volunter

17.

mear
mere
meer
mer

18.

peeriod
peariod
period
pereiod

19.

shurt
shert
sherte
shirt

20.

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

pirpose
purrpose
purpose
perpose
wirst
wourst
worst
werst
insert
insurt
insirt
insort
cerve
cirve
corve
curve

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Sample A

fern
furn
firn
furnn

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Name

Date

Spelling 115

Compound Words
Fold back the paper
along the dotted line.
Use the blanks to write
each word as it is read
aloud. When you finish
the test, unfold the
paper. Use the list at the
right to correct any
spelling mistakes.
Practice the words you
missed for the Posttest.

McGraw-Hill School Division

To Parents
Here are the results of
your childs weekly
spelling Pretest. You can
help your child study for
the Posttest by following
these simple steps for
each word on the word
list:
1. Read the word to your
child.
2. Have your child write
the word, saying each
letter as it is written.
3. Say each letter of the
word as your child
checks the spelling.
4. If a mistake has been
made, have your child
read each letter of the
correctly spelled word
aloud, then repeat steps
13.

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On the Bus with Joanna Cole

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.

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1. bedroom
2. anymore
3. everybody
4. classroom
5. anyway
6. backyard
7. railroad
8. forever
9. bathtub
10. homemade
11. outline
12. windowpane
13. evergreens
14. grandparents
15. photocopy
16. whirlwinds
17. loudspeaker
18. northwest
19. thunderstorm
20. bedspread

Challenge Words

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_________________
_________________
_________________

abandon
available
original
research
traditional

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Name

Date

Spelling 116

Compound Words
Using the Word Study Steps

Spelling Tip

1. LOOK at the word.

Remember not to add


or take away letters
when two smaller
words are combined to
make a compound
word.

2. SAY the word aloud.


3. STUDY the letters in the word.
4. WRITE the word.
5. CHECK the word.

class + room =
classroom

Did you spell the word right?


If not, go back to step 1.

1. for

room

11. north

west

2. class

road

12. grand

speaker

3. bed

ever

13. out

greens

4. home

yard

14. bed

line

5. bath

more

15. thunder

pane

6. any

way

16. photo

spread

7. every

made

17. ever

copy

8. any

room

18. window

storm

9. rail

body

19. loud

parents

tub

20. whirl

winds

10. back

To Parents or Helpers
Using the Word Study Steps above as your child comes across any new words will help him or her learn to
spell words effectively. Review the steps as you both go over this week's spelling words.
Go over the Spelling Tip with your child. Ask your child to look at this weeks spelling list to see that letters
are not added or taken away from the two smaller words in each of the compound words.
Help your child complete the spelling activity by matching the two words that make up each compound word.

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Bits and Pieces


Join the first word on the left with the second word on the right that completes
each compound spelling word. Match the words in column 110 first, then do the
same in 1120.

EXPLORE THE PATTERN

Name

Date

Spelling 117

Compound Words
bedroom
anymore
everybody
classroom

anyway
backyard
railroad
forever

bathtub
homemade
outline
windowpane

evergreens
grandparents
photocopy
whirlwinds

loudspeaker
northwest
thunderstorm
bedspread

Sort the spelling words according to number of syllables.


Two syllables

1.

6.

2.

7.

3.

8.

4.

9.

5.

10.
Three syllables

11.

15.

12.

16.

13.

17.

14.

18.
Four syllables

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19.

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PRACTICE AND EXTEND

Name

Spelling 118

Date

Compound Words
bedroom
anymore
everybody
classroom

anyway
backyard
railroad
forever

bathtub
homemade
outline
windowpane

evergreens
grandparents
photocopy
whirlwinds

loudspeaker
northwest
thunderstorm
bedspread

1. If its made at home it is

2. You can take a bath in a

3. A room where you sleep is a

4. Always means

5. A place where you learn is a

6. A noisy storm is a

7. Trees that never lose their leaves are

8. A plan for writing is an

9. Your parents' parents are your

10 Glass in a window is the

11. The comforter on a bed is a

12. One kind of copy is a

13. My hat was swept off my head by

14. The direction toward the next town is

15. Sound can be made louder by using a

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Challenge Extension: Have the students write sentences


using blanks for each Challenge Word. Have them trade
papers with a partner and fill each others missing words.

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Meaning Match
Write the spelling word that matches each clue below.

PROOFREAD AND WRITE

Name

Spelling 119

Date

Compound Words
Proofreading Activity
There are six spelling mistakes in this flyer. Circle the misspelled words. Write
the words correctly on the lines below.
Everbody can find information to write a report!
1. First, look up your subject, such as everrgreens, grandparents, or whirwinds.
2. Then make a photcopy of the articles you find on the subject. (You can read
the photocopies at home in your bedroom or even in the battub!)
3. Finally, take the photocopies to your classroom and make an outine.
Now you are ready to write!

1.

3.

5.

2.

4.

6.

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Writing Activity
Write some questions you would like to ask Joanna Cole about her career using
four spelling words.

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POSTTEST

Name

Spelling 120

Date

Compound Words
Look at the words in each set below. One word in each set is spelled
correctly. Use a pencil to fill in the circle next to the correct word. Before
you begin, look at the sample sets of words. Sample A has been done for
you. Do Sample B by yourself. When you are sure you know what to do,
you may go on with the rest of the page.
A
B
C
D

1.

A
B
C
D

2.

E
F
G
H

3.

A
B
C
D

4.

E
F
G
H

5.

A
B
C
D

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fotball
futball
foottball
football

bedsspread 6.
beddspread
bedspread
bedspred

E
F
G
H

grandparents 7.
granparents
grannparents
grandparints

evergeens 8.
evergreins
evergrens
evergreens

photcopy
9.
photocopy
photocupy
photocopie
loudpeaker 10.
loudspeeker
loudspeaker
lowdspeaker

B
C
D

F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

Sample B

F
G
H

northwest 11.
nortwest
northhwest
nortwesth

thonderstorm 12.
thunderstorm
thundersorm
thunterstorm

B
C
D

F
G
H

homemad 13.
homemaid
hommade
homemade

14.

outline
outeline
outlline
owtline

windowpan 15.
windowpane
windowpain
windopane

B
C
D

F
G
H

A
B
C
D

bacbone
backbone
bakbone
backbon

everbody
16.
everybodey
everyody
everybody
raillroad
railrroad
railroad
raleroad

17.

bakyard
backyard
backard
bacyard

18.

forever
forver
forrever
forevur

19.

anyore
enymore
anymore
annymore

20.

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

battub
bathtub
bathub
bathttub
whirlinds
whirwinds
whirlwinds
whirllwinds
clasroom
classroom
classrroom
classrom
anyay
anway
anyway
anywey
bedroom
beddroom
bedrroom
bedrom

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PRETEST

Name

Date

Spelling 121

Words from Science


Fold back the paper
along the dotted line.
Use the blanks to write
each word as it is read
aloud. When you finish
the test, unfold the
paper. Use the list at the
right to correct any
spelling mistakes.
Practice the words you
missed for the Posttest.

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To Parents
Here are the results of
your childs weekly
spelling Pretest. You can
help your child study for
the Posttest by following
these simple steps for
each word on the word
list:
1. Read the word to your
child.
2. Have your child write
the word, saying each
letter as it is written.
3. Say each letter of the
word as your child
checks the spelling.
4. If a mistake has been
made, have your child
read each letter of the
correctly spelled word
aloud, then repeat steps
13.

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Earths First Creatures

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.

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1. shells
2. crabs
3. liquid
4. fact
5. butterfly
6. discovered
7. cast
8. lobster
9. hatch
10. expert
11. mineral
12. dolphin
13. systems
14. clam
15. imprint
16. kelp
17. caterpillar
18. depth
19. skeleton
20. fungus

Challenge Words

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_________________
_________________
_________________

ancestors
disaster
microscope
snout
weird

121

AT-HOME WORD STUDY

Name

Date

Spelling 122

Words from Science


Using the Word Study Steps
1. LOOK at the word.
2. SAY the word aloud.
3. STUDY the letters in the word.
4. WRITE the word.
5. CHECK the word.
Did you spell the word right?
If not, go back to step 1.

Spelling Tip
Think of times you may
have seen the word while
reading, or on signs, or in
your textbook. Try to
remember how the word
looked. Write the word by
spelling it different ways.
Which one looks correct?
dolfin, dolpin, dolphin

Hide and Seek


Where are the spelling words hiding? Circle all the spelling words.

xymineralaacaterpillarvxcastaliquidbbsystemsxx
factaaakelpxxsdiscoveredxyabhatchxvexpertxiv
xxlobsterabdolphinvvximprintxxfungusaabcrabsx

To Parents or Helpers:
Using the Word Study Steps above as your child comes across any new words will help him or her learn to
spell words effectively. Review the steps as you both go over this week's spelling words.
Go over the Spelling Tip with your child. Help your child write a word different ways to see which one looks
correct.
Help your child complete the spelling activity.

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xvvbutterflyaaclamxvvdepthxxshellsyaaskeleton

EXPLORE THE PATTERN

Name

Spelling 123

Date

Words from Science


shells
crabs
liquid
fact

butterfly
discovered
cast
lobster

hatch
expert
mineral
dolphin

systems
clam
imprint
kelp

caterpillar
depth
skeleton
fungus

Write the spelling words under the correct spelling pattern.


a

1.

4.

2.

5.

3.

6.
e

7.

12.

8.

13.

9.

14.

10.

15.

11.

16.
o

19.

18.

20.

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17.

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123

PRACTICE AND EXTEND

Name

Spelling 124

Date

Words from Science


shells
crabs
liquid
fact

butterfly
discovered
cast
lobster

hatch
expert
mineral
dolphin

systems
clam
imprint
kelp

caterpillar
depth
skeleton
fungus

Complete each sentence with a spelling word.

1. Is that a
2.

or an opinion?
is a kind of seaweed.

3. Our feet left an


4. A

in the wet sand.


is hidden inside its two shells.

5. A mushroom is a type of

6. Look at the fuzzy

inching up the leaf!

7. When water freezes, it becomes a solid rather than a


8. The chicks will

from the eggs today.

9. There are many bones in the human


10. The red

has two big front claws.

11. We can swim to a


12. The

of 15 feet.
scurry across the sand.
on my broken leg.

14. If its not plant or animal, it must be


15. We made a necklace from the

124

.
we found on the beach.

Challenge Extension: Students can create sentences with each


Challenge word, but leave out the word. Then have students exchange
papers to see if they can complete each others sentences by adding
the missing Challenge word.

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13. I have a plaster

PROOFREAD AND WRITE

Name

Spelling 125

Date

Words from Science


Proofreading Activity
There are six spelling mistakes in this lab report. Circle the misspelled words.
Write the words correctly on the lines below.
Today in the lab we examined a clam, a lobstur , a butturfly, and a
catarpillar to see how each of their sytems works. We also saw the skelaton of a
dolfin as well as a few shells and some kelp.

1.

3.

5.

2.

4.

6.

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Writing Activity
Imagine you could go back in time, about 500 million years ago. Write a news
broadcast describing the animals you see all around you. Use four spelling
words.

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125

POSTTEST

Name

Spelling 126

Date

Words from Science


Look at the words in each set below. One word in each set is spelled
correctly. Use a pencil to fill in the circle next to the correct word. Before
you begin, look at the sample sets of words. Sample A has been done for
you. Do Sample B by yourself. When you are sure you know what to do,
you may go on with the rest of the page.
A
B
C
D

1.

A
B
C
D

2.

E
F
G
H

3.

A
B
C
D

4.

E
F
G
H

5.

A
B
C
D

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bady
bahdy
body
boddy

hatch
hetch
haitch
hotch

6.

dalphin
dolphin
delphin
dolfin

7.

labster
lebster
lubster
lobster

8.

maneral
meneral
muneral
mineral

9.

sistems
systtems
systems
sestems

10.

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

Sample B

E
F
G
H

expart
expurt
expert
expirt

11.

imprint
imprit
imprent
impront

12.

clem
clam
clim
clamm

13.

fungos
fungis
fungas
fungus

14.

skaleton
skeleton
skelaton
skeliton

15.

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

mach
mattch
match
metch

discovered 16.
dascovered
descovered
duscovered
dapth
depth
dipth
dupth

17.

batterfly
betterfly
butterfly
botterfly

18.

kast
cest
cust
cast

19.

liquod
liqued
liqud
liquid

20.

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

fict
fect
fact
fack
caterpillar
coterpillar
ceterpillar
caterpillur
kilp
kelp
kulp
kalp
craibs
crubs
crabs
crebs

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Sample A

shalls
shaills
shulls
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UNIT TEST

Name

Spelling 127

Date

Grade 4/Unit 4 Review Test


Read each sentence. If an underlined word is spelled wrong, fill in the circle that
goes with that word. If no word is spelled wrong, fill in the circle below NONE.
Read Sample A, and do Sample B.
NONE

A. His dawter had already driven the car.


A

A.

C
NONE

B. An army of ants walked toward the fern.


E

B.

G
NONE

1. The auther used a writing form that would scare the reader.1.
A

C
NONE

2. A volunteer will arrive at the dairry by dawn.


E

2.

G
NONE

3. The serious illness gave him a hoarse caugh.


A

3.

C
NONE

4. The barbar, twirling his mustache, looked serious.


E

4.

G
NONE

5. The pear trees and evergreens seem to go on forrever. 5.


A

C
NONE

6. The bedspread was dusty and therefor made him cough. 6.


E

G
NONE

7. The lobster could speer the pear with his claw.


A

7.

C
NONE

8. A dangerous germ caused a scair at the dairy.


E

8.

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NONE

9. The whirlwinds caused a scare at the barber shop.


A

9.

C
NONE

10. Theres a photocopy of kelp and evergreens.


E

10.

G
NONE

11. The catterpillar will change its form to a butterfly.


A
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11.

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UNIT TEST

Name

Spelling 128

Date

Grade 4 Unit 4 Review Test


NONE

12. At dawn we saw a lobstir covered in kelp.


E

12. E

G
NONE

13. The whirlwinds sent the bedspread twirrling away.


A

13.

C
NONE

14. It seems like the lobster swims in likwid forever.


E

14. E

G
NONE

15. A

16.

17. The caterpillar ate kelp before changing to a butterflie. 17.

15. "Therefore, I made a photocopy," said the author.


A

C
NONE

16. The voluntier was hoarse from a serious cold.


E

G
NONE

C
NONE

18. The liquid soap at the barber shop can kill any germ.
E

18. E

G
NONE

19. I will volunteer to photokopy a picture of this caterpillar.


A

19. A

C
NONE

20. If you drink a liquid, it may help your hoars cough.


E

20. E

G
NONE

21. The spear had the forme of a butterfly on its handle.


A

21. A

C
NONE

22. The author woke up at dawn and ate a pear.


E

22. E

23. The twirling wirlwinds went through me like a spear.


A

23.

C
NONE

24. Sewing the evergreens on the bedspred took forever.


E

24. E

G
NONE

25. A girm got in the milk; therefore the dairy closed.


A

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NONE

PRETEST

Name

Date

Spelling 129

Words with /s/ and /f/


Pretest Directions
Fold back the paper
along the dotted line.
Use the blanks to write
each word as it is read
aloud. When you finish
the test, unfold the
paper. Use the list at the
right to correct any
spelling mistakes.
Practice the words you
missed for the Posttest.

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To Parents
Here are the results of
your child's weekly
spelling Pretest. You can
help your child study for
the Posttest by following
these simple steps for
each word on the word
list:
1. Read the word to your
child.
2. Have your child write
the word, saying each
letter as it is written.
3. Say each letter of the
word as your child
checks the spelling.
4. If a mistake has been
made, have your child
read each letter of the
correctly spelled word
aloud, and then repeat
steps 13.

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Grade 4/Unit 5
The Fox and the Guinea Pig

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.

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_________________
_________________
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_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
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1. mess
2. sorry
3. balance
4. police
5. classic
6. rough
7. certain
8. telephone
9. surprise
10. elephant
11. laughter
12. citizen
13. advice
14. photograph
15. cider
16. alphabet
17. triumph
18. careless
19. tough
20. enormous

Challenge Words

_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________

amazement
destroyed
eldest
fowl
strewn

129

AT-HOME WORD STUDY

Name

Spelling 130

Date

Words with /s/ and /f/


Using the Word Study Steps

3. STUDY the letters in the word.

Spelling Tip
When the /s/ sound is
spelled c, c is always
followed by e, i, or y.
For example:

4. WRITE the word.

certain

1. LOOK at the word.


2. SAY the word aloud.

cider fancy

5. CHECK the word.


Did you spell the word right?
If not, go back to step 1.

1. celnaab

11. ssliacc

2. esspriur

12. tneephole

3. irdce

13. sesm

4. grooappthh

14. aerhtgul

5. znetiic

15. rtaince

6. phmtiur

16. taepbhal

7. museoorn

17. alreessc

8. hgrou

18. eeantlhp

9. ugtho

19. ryrso

10. acevid

20. lceipo

To Parents or Helpers
Using the Word Study Steps above as your child comes across any new words will help him or her learn to
spell words effectively. Review the steps as you both go over this week's spelling words.
Go over the Spelling Tip with your child. Ask your child to find other spelling words in which c has the /s/ sound and is
followed by e, i or y.
Help your child complete the spelling activity.

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Word Scramble
Unscramble each set of letters to make a spelling word.

EXPLORE THE PATTERN

Name

Date

Spelling 131

Words with /s/ and /f/


mess
sorry
balance
police

classic
rough
certain
telephone

surprise
elephant
laughter
citizen

advice
photograph
cider
alphabet

triumph
careless
tough
enormous

Sort each spelling word by finding the spelling pattern to which it belongs. Write
the word and circle the spelling pattern letter or letters.
Write the spelling words that have /s/ spelled:
ss

1.

4.

2.

5.

3.

6.
c

ce

7.

10.

8.

11.

9.

12.

Write the spelling words that have /f/ spelled:

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ph

gh

13.

18.

14.

19.

15.

20.

16.
17.

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131

PRACTICE AND EXTEND

Name

Spelling 132

Date

Words with /s/ and /f/


mess
sorry
balance
police

classic
rough
certain
telephone

surprise
elephant
laughter
citizen

advice
photograph
cider
alphabet

triumph
careless
tough
enormous

Synonym Alert!
Write the spelling words that have the same meaning as the words below.
1. sympathetic

6. victory

2. sure

7. strong

3. law officers

8. shock

4. suggestion

9. reckless

5. snapshot

10. resident

Sentence Sense
Complete each sentence with the spelling word that fits the context.
11. What a

has a very loud ring.

13. Sandpaper feels very


14. We saw a big gray
15. The huge elephant was
16. There are 26 letters in the
17. Would you like another glass of apple
18. It's hard to keep your

132

Challenge Extension: Invite students to make a


crossword puzzle using the Challenge Words.

and scratchy.
at the circus.
!
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12. The

the dog made tracking in mud!

.
?
when walking on stilts!

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PROOFREAD AND WRITE

Name

Spelling 133

Date

Words with /s/ and /f/


Proofreading Activity
There are six spelling mistakes in this paragraph. Circle the misspelled words.
Write the words correctly on the lines below.
It's tuff being a fox! I'm sory that I ever met a guinea pig. What a mess he got me
into! Maybe I was a little careles, but how was I to know I'd have such a ruff time?
It was a real surprize to me. I wish I'd met an elephant instead of a guinea pig.
Follow my advise and stay away from guinea pigs!

1.

3.

5.

2.

4.

6.

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Writing Activity
Do you have any pets? If not, is there a pet you would like to have? Write a
paragraph about a pet you have or a pet you wish you had. Use at least four
spelling words.

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133

POSTTEST

Name

Spelling 134

Date

Words with /s/ and /f/


Look at the words in each set below. One word in each set is spelled
correctly. Use a pencil to fill in the circle next to the correct word. Before
you begin, look at the sample sets of words. Sample A has been done for
you. Do Sample B by yourself. When you are sure you know what to do,
you may go on with the rest of the page.
A
B
C
D

1.

A
B
C
D

2.

E
F
G
H

3.

A
B
C
D

4.

E
F
G
H

5.

A
B
C
D

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chanc
chanss
chans
chance

alfabet
alphabet
alphebet
alfebet

6.

touf
tuff
tough
toff

7.

careles
carreles
carelles
careless

8.

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

enormouss 9.
enormous
enorrmous
enarmous

telaphone 10.
telefon
telefone
telephone

B
C
D

F
G
H

Sample B

E
F
G
H

triumf
trimpf
triamph
triumph

11.

elefant
elafant
elephant
elaphant

12.

sitizen
citizen
sitisen
citisen

13.

rouf
raugh
rough
rouff

14.

certain
sertain
certin
sertan

15.

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

graf
graff
graef
graph

mes
mecs
messe
mess

16.

clasic
classicc
classic
claasic

17.

polise
police
polis
polace

18.

laughter
lauffter
laufter
laghter

19.

suprise
surprisse
surpise
surprise

20.

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

balance
balans
balence
ballance
advice
advies
advisse
advicce
photograf
photograff
photograph
fotograph
sider
sidar
cidar
cider

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Sample A

sory
sorry
sorie
sorrie

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PRETEST

Name

Date

Spelling 135

Words with /r/ and /chr/


Pretest Directions
Fold back the paper
along the dotted line.
Use the blanks to write
each word as it is read
aloud. When you finish
the test, unfold the
paper. Use the list at the
right to correct any
spelling mistakes.
Practice the words you
missed for the Posttest.

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.

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9.
To Parents
Here are the results of
your childs weekly
spelling Pretest. You can
help your child study for
the Posttest by following
these simple steps for
each word on the word
list:
1. Read the word to your
child.
2. Have your child write
the word, saying each
letter as it is written.
3. Say each letter of the
word as your child
checks the spelling.
4. If a mistake has been
made, have your child
read each letter of the
correctly spelled word
aloud, then repeat steps
13.

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Mom's Best Friend

10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.

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_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________

1. brother
2. honor
3. either
4. popular
5. number
6. pictures
7. odor
8. enter
9. vinegar
10. capture
11. member
12. nature
13. tender
14. visitor
15. polar
16. anchor
17. pasture
18. chapter
19. suffer
20. furniture

Challenge Words

_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________

errands
instinct
memorizing
relieved
sirens

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AT-HOME WORD STUDY

Name

Date

Spelling 136

Words with /r/ and /chr/


Using the Word Study Steps
1. LOOK at the word.
2. SAY the word aloud.
3. STUDY the letters in the word.

Spelling Tip
Become familiar with
the dictionary and
use it often.

4. WRITE the word.


5. CHECK the word.
Did you spell the word right?
If not, go back to step 1.
Word Find
The spelling words are hiding in this puzzle. See if you can find and circle
all 20 words.

picturesqcapturebodorabrotherzhonor
xeitherqxvinegaratenderbnatureaanchor
pasturebchapterxsufferbfurnitureapopular
numberaenterzimemberzzvisitorapolar

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To Parents or Helpers
Using the Word Study Steps above as your child comes across any new words will help him or her learn to
spell words effectively. Review the steps as you both go over this week's spelling words.
Go over the Spelling Tip with your child. Help your child look up spelling words in a dictionary.
Help your child complete the spelling activity.

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EXPLORE THE PATTERN

Name

Date

Spelling 137

Words with /r/ and /chr/


brother
honor
either
popular

number
pictures
odor
enter

vinegar
capture
member
nature

tender
visitor
polar
anchor

pasture
chapter
suffer
furniture

End Game
This week's spelling words contain /r/ and /chr/. Write each spelling word under
the matching spelling.
/r/ spelled
er

1.

5.

2.

6.

3.

7.

4.

8.
or

ar

9.

13.

10.

14.

11.

15.

12.
/chr/ spelled

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ture
16.

17.
18.
19.
20.

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137

PRACTICE AND EXTEND

Name

Spelling 138

Date

Words with /r/ and /chr/


brother
honor
either
popular

number
pictures
odor
enter

vinegar
capture
member
nature

tender
visitor
polar
anchor

pasture
chapter
suffer
furniture

Analogies
An analogy is a statement that compares sets of words that are alike in some
way: shoe is to foot as glove is to hand. The analogy points out that your foot
fits in your shoe the same as your hand fits in your glove.
Use spelling words to complete the analogies below.

1. Dog is to poodle as bear is to


2. Words are to stories as colors are to

3. Sheep are to meadow as cows are to

4. Girl is to sister as boy is to

5. Writing is to letter as math is to

6. Bread is to butter as salad is to

7. Disliked is to rejected as favorite is to

8. Home is to house as guest is to

9. Whole is to part as book is to

10. Shirt is to clothing as chair is to

11. disgrace

16. tough

12. neither

17. let go

13. enjoy

18. outcast

14. odorless
15. leave

19. artificial
20. sail

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Challenge Extension: Ask students to write a synonym for


each of the Challenge Words. Students can exchange
papers with a friend to check their work.

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Find the Opposites


Write the spelling word that is the opposite of each word.

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Mom's Best Friend

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PROOFREAD AND WRITE

Name

Spelling 139

Date

Words with /r/ and /chr/


Proofreading Activity
There are six spelling mistakes in this want ad. Circle the misspelled words.
Write the words correctly on the lines below.
Wanted: Families to help train guide dogs. Every membur must be tendor and
kind to animals. You will have to train the puppy to stay off the furnishure. Dogs
shouldn't be scared of a visiter either. They must learn to deal with creatures in
nasure, not to capsure them. It is an honor to help train a guide dog.

1.

3.

5.

2.

4.

6.

Writing Activity
Animals can help people in many different ways. Guide dogs can help lead blind
people. Describe some ways that animals make life easier for people. Use four
spelling words.

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POSTTEST

Name

Spelling 140

Date

Words with /r/ and /chr/


Look at the words in each set below. One word in each set is spelled
correctly. Use a pencil to fill in the circle next to the correct word. Before
you begin, look at the sample sets of words. Sample A has been done for
you. Do Sample B by yourself. When you are sure you know what to do,
you may go on with the rest of the page.
A
B
C
D

1.

A
B
C
D

2.

E
F
G
H

3.

A
B
C
D

4.

E
F
G
H

5.

A
B
C
D

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tertle
tirtle
turttle
turtle

suffer
suffar
suffur
suffor

6.

chaptar
chaptur
chapter
chaptor

7.

polar
polur
polor
poler

8.

anchar
anchur
ancher
anchor

9.

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

furnishure 10.
furnisure
furniture
furniscure

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

Sample B

E
F
G
H

passture
pasture
paschure
pascure

11.

visitor
visiter
visitar
visitur

12.

tendor
tendur
tender
tendar

13.

nature
nachure
nasure
nasture

14.

membar
membur
member
membor

15.

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

world
wurld
wirld
werld

capture
capchure
capsure
capshure

16.

entur
entar
entor
enter

17.

odur
oder
odor
odar

18.

pictures
picshures
picsures
piksures

19.

numbur
number
numbor
numbar

20.

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

vineger
vinegor
vinegar
vinegur
popular
populur
populer
populor
eithar
eithor
eithur
either
honur
honar
honor
honer

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Sample A

brothor
brothur
brothar
brother

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PRETEST

Name

Date

Spelling 141

Words with /l/ and /n/


Fold back the paper
along the dotted line.

1.

Use the blanks to write

2.

each word as it is read

3.

aloud. When you

4.

finish the test, unfold

5.

the paper. Use the list

6.

at the right to correct

7.

any spelling mistakes.


Practice the words
you missed for the
Posttest.

8.
9.
10.

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To Parents
Here are the results of
your child's weekly
spelling Pretest. You can
help your child study for
the Posttest by following
these simple steps for
each word on the word
list:
1. Read the word to your
child.
2. Have your child write
the word, saying each
letter as it is written.
3. Say each letter of the
word as your child
checks the spelling.
4. If a mistake has been
made, have your child
read each letter of the
correctly spelled word
aloud, then repeat steps
1-3.

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The Rajah's Rice

12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.

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_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________

1. final
2. uncle
3. several
4. model
5. terrible
6. pencil
7. lion
8. taken
9. simple
10. women
11. reason
12. gentle
13. total
14. settle
15. level
16. medical
17. evil
18. listen
19. common
20. cotton

Challenge Words

_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________

attendants
awkwardly
celebration
knowledge
released

141

AT-HOME WORD STUDY

Name

Spelling 142

Date

Words with /l/ and /n/


Using the Word Study Steps

Spelling Tip

1. LOOK at the word.

Think of times you have


read a word in a book, on
a sign, or on a billboard.
Try to remember how it
looked. Then write the
word in different ways.
Which one looks correct?

2. SAY the word aloud.


3. STUDY the letters in the word.
4. WRITE the word.
5. CHECK the word.
Did you spell the word right?
If not, go back to step 1.
le

al

el

finil
il

finul final
en

on

1. comm

11. tot

2. list

12. gent

3. fin

13. lev

4. cott

14. simp

5. unc

15. sett

6. terrib

16. wom

7. mod

17. ev

8. li

18. medic

9. reas

19. tak

10. penc

20. sever

To Parents or Helpers
Using the Word Study Steps above as your child comes across any new words will help him or her learn to
spell words effectively. Review the steps as you both go over this week's spelling words.
Go over the Spelling Tip with your child. Help your child write some of the spelling words in different ways to
figure out which one looks correct.
Help your child complete the spelling activity.

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End of the Line


Find the word ending from the box above that completes each spelling word
below.

EXPLORE THE PATTERN

Name

Date

Spelling 143

Words with /l/ and /n/


final
uncle
several
model

terrible
pencil
lion
taken

simple
women
reason
gentle

total
settle
level
medical

evil
listen
common
cotton

End Game
This week's spelling words contain /l/ and /n/. Write each spelling word under
the correct spelling pattern ending.
/l/ spelled
le

al

1.

6.

2.

7.

3.

8.

4.

9.

5.
el

il

10.

12.

11.

13.

/n/ spelled

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en

on

14.

17.

15.

18.

16.

19.
20.

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143

PRACTICE AND EXTEND

Name

Spelling 144

Date

Words with /l/ and /n/


final
uncle
several
model

terrible
pencil
lion
taken

simple
women
reason
gentle

total
settle
level
medical

evil
listen
common
cotton

Make Meanings
Write the spelling word that matches each clue below.
1. to add up
2. doctors and health
3. more than one woman
4. hear
5. king of the jungle
6. even

7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.

type of fabric
very bad
not hard
really awful
nice and kind
ordinary
more than two
tool used for writing
your aunt's husband

16. Have you already


17. This is the
18. What

your turn?
time you will get the chance to do better.
did she give for coming late to class?

19. A globe is a
20. We should

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Sentence Sense
Fill in the correct spelling word in each sentence.

of our world.
our disagreement before we go home.

Challenge Extension: Invite students to play a game of "What's


Missing? Have one player draw a circle, think of a challenge word, and
write a blank for each letter. Other players take turns guessing letters to
spell the word. For every wrong guess, players have to add a part to the
circle to make a face.

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The Rajah's Rice

20

PROOFREAD AND WRITE

Name

Spelling 145

Date

Words with /l/ and /n/


Proofreading Activity
There are six spelling mistakes in this letter. Circle the misspelled words. Write
the words correctly on the lines below.
Dear Uncel Louie,
Well, it took severel hours, but we finally arrived at the math fair. What a terribel
trip! Now we're having fun, though. I saw a modle that showed the power of
doubling. I used my pencal to do some simpel doubling. Well, it looked easy, but
it sure wasn't! My final answer was wrongthe total was twice as great!
See you soon.
Love,
Charles

1.

3.

5.

2.

4.

6.

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Writing Activity
Math is a powerful tool. You probably don't trick a Rajah out of rice with your
math skills, but you do use math a lot in your everyday life. List some ways that
you use math. Use four spelling words.

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145

POSTTEST

Name

Spelling 146

Date

Words with /l/ and /n/


Look at the words in each set below. One word in each set is spelled
correctly. Use a pencil to fill in the circle next to the correct word. Before
you begin, look at the sample sets of words. Sample A has been done for
you. Do Sample B by yourself. When you are sure you know what to do,
you may go on with the rest of the page.
A
B
C
D

1.

A
B
C
D

2.

E
F
G
H

3.

A
B
C
D

4.

E
F
G
H

5.

A
B
C
D

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tertle
tirtle
turttle
turtle

gentle
gentil
gental
gentel

6.

totle
totel
total
totil

7.

settel
settle
settal
settil

8.

medicle
medicil
medical
medicle

9.

leval
levil
level
levle

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

10.

E
F
G
H

Sample B

E
F
G
H

evil
eval
evle
evle

11.

liston
listn
listen
listan

12.

commen
common
comman
commun

13.

cotten
cottun
cottan
cotton

14.

simpel
simple
simpal
simpil

15.

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

world
wurld
wirld
werld

womon
womun
women
womn

16.

reason
reasen
reasan
reasin

17.

takon
takan
taken
takun

18.

lion
lyen
lian
liun

19.

pencal
pencil
pencle
pencel

20.

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

terribel
terribil
terrible
terribal
several
severle
severel
severil
model
modle
modil
modle
uncel
uncile
uncal
uncle

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Sample A

finel
finle
final
finil

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PRETEST

Name

Date

Spelling 147

Contractions
Fold back the paper
along the dotted line.
Use the blanks to write
each word as it is read
aloud. When you finish
the test, unfold the
paper. Use the list at the
right to correct any
spelling mistakes.
Practice the words you
missed for the Posttest.

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To Parents
Here are the results of
your childs weekly
spelling Pretest. You can
help your child study for
the Posttest by following
these simple steps for
each word on the word
list:
1. Read the word to your
child.
2. Have your child write
the word, saying each
letter as it is written.
3. Say each letter of the
word as your child
checks the spelling.
4. If a mistake has been
made, have your child
read each letter of the
correctly spelled word
aloud, then repeat steps
13.

20

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Yeh-Shen

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.

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_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________

1. that's
2. he'll
3. wasn't
4. what's
5. I'd
6. there's
7. couldn't
8. he'd
9. could've
10. let's
11. they'll
12. weren't
13. here's
14. she'd
15. who's
16. it'll
17. hadn't
18. they'd
19. where's
20. wouldn't

Challenge Words

_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________

beloved
desire
heaved
marveled
permit

147

AT-HOME WORD STUDY

Name

Date

Spelling 148

Contractions
Using the Word Study Steps
Spelling Tip

1. LOOK at the word.

When you're contracting


two words, put an
apostrophe in the space
where the letter or letters
has been lost. For
example:

2. SAY the word aloud.


3. STUDY the letters in the word.
4. WRITE the word.
5. CHECK the word.

does + not = doesn't


it + is = it's
you + have = you've

Did you spell the word right?


If not, go back to step 1.

1. she would

11. here is

2. he would

12. where is

3. had not

13. was not

4. here is

14. who is

5. would not

15. were not

6. I would

16. that is

7. could have

17. they would

8. let us

18. could not

9. it will

19. what is

10. he will

20. they will

To Parents or Helpers
Using the Word Study Steps above as your child comes across any new words will help him or her learn to
spell words effectively. Review the steps as you both go over this week's spelling words.
Go over the Spelling Tip with your child. Help your child form contractions and practice using an apostrophe
to replace missing letters.
Help your child complete the spelling activity by matching the contractions to the words they replace.

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Short Stuff
Write the spelling word contraction that is formed from the words below:

EXPLORE THE PATTERN

Name

Date

Spelling 149

Contractions
that's
hell
wasn't
what's

I'd
there's
couldn't
he'd

could've
let's
they'll
weren't

here's
she'd
who's
it'll

hadn't
they'd
where's
wouldn't

Patterns Plus
This week's spelling words are contractions. Write the spelling words that match
these patterns:
's

n't

1.

8.

2.

9.

3.

10.

4.

11.

5.

12.

6.
7.

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'll

'd

13.

16.

14.

17.

15.

18.
19.
've

20.

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149

PRACTICE AND EXTEND

Name

Spelling 150

Date

Contractions
that's
hell
wasn't
what's

I'd
there's
couldn't
he'd

could've
let's
they'll
weren't

here's
she'd
who's
it'll

hadn't
they'd
where's
wouldn't

What's the Word?


Complete the paragraph by filling in each blank with a spelling word.
like to play baseball, if only it

so muddy today. I

played yesterday, but I


make a team.

find enough people to

play baseball anyway.


on first base?

That team is so good,


that

the score?

win for sure. Jimmy is up to bat; I know

hit a home run.


swing!

the ball.

the pitch. I knew


a hit!

be a home run. I

miss this exciting game for anything!

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And Then . . .
What happened to Yeh-Shen ten years after the story ended? Write a paragraph
telling what her life is like. Use the spelling words hadn't, weren't, they'd, where's,
and she'd as you describe her life.

150

Challenge Extension: Have students write fill-in sentences for each


challenge word. Then have each student exchange papers with a partner
and see how many sentences the other student can correctly fill in.

Grade 4/Unit 5
Yeh-Shen

20

PROOFREAD AND WRITE

Name

Spelling 151

Date

Contractions
Proofreading Activity
There are six spelling mistakes in this book review. Circle the misspelled words.
Write the words correctly on the lines below.
Id like to recommend the story "Yeh-Shen" because it is very interesting. You
would'nt believe what happens! Ther'es a beautiful girl named Yeh-Shen who
was'nt treated fairly by her stepmother. Sh'ed have to do all the chores and
could'nt have any fun. It'll keep you reading to the very end!

1.

3.

5.

2.

4.

6.

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Writing Activity
Write your own fairy tale about wonderful events and fascinating characters.
Make sure the evil people are punished and the good people are rewarded. Use
four spelling words.

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Yeh-Shen

151

POSTTEST

Name

Spelling 152

Date

Contractions
Look at the words in each set below. One word in each set is spelled
correctly. Use a pencil to fill in the circle next to the correct word. Before
you begin, look at the sample sets of words. Sample A has been done for
you. Do Sample B by yourself. When you are sure you know what to do,
you may go on with the rest of the page.
A
B
C
D

1.

A
B
C
D

2.

E
F
G
H

3.

A
B
C
D

4.

E
F
G
H

5.

A
B
C
D

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haveent
havent
havent
havent

itll
it'll
itl'l
i'tll

6.

she'd
shee'd
sh'ed
she'dd

7.

whos
wh'os
who's
who'se

8.

hadnt
had'nt
hadd'nt
hadn't

9.

theyd
they'd
the'yd
the'dy

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

10.

E
F
G
H

Sample B

E
F
G
H

wheres
whe'res
where's
wher'es

11.

wouldn't
wouldnt
would'nt
woul'dnt

12.

Id
Id'
I'de
I'd

13.

theres
the'res
there's
ther'es

14.

couldnt
couldn't
could'nt
coul'dnt

15.

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

shell
sheill
shell
sheell

he'd
hed
he'ed
he'ad

16.

werent
weren't
wer'ent
were'nt

17.

heres
her'es
here's
he'res

18.

couldve
coul'dve
couldv'e
could've

19.

lets
le'ts
let's
let'us

20.

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

theyll
theyl'l
they'll
the'yll
whats
what'is
what's
wh'ats
wasn't
wasnt
was'nt
was'snt
hel'l
he'll
he'ill
he'will

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Sample A

thats
tha'ts
thats'
that's

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PRETEST

Name

Date

Spelling 153

Words from Science


Fold back the paper
along the dotted line.
Use the blanks to write
each word as it is read
aloud. When you finish
the test, unfold the
paper. Use the list at the
right to correct any
spelling mistakes.
Practice the words you
missed for the Posttest.

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To Parents
Here are the results of
your childs weekly
spelling Pretest. You can
help your child study for
the Posttest by following
these simple steps for
each word on the word
list:
1. Read the word to your
child.
2. Have your child write
the word, saying each
letter as it is written.
3. Say each letter of the
word as your child
checks the spelling.
4. If a mistake has been
made, have your child
read each letter of the
correctly spelled word
aloud, then repeat steps
13.

20

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Can We Rescue the Reefs?

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.

_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________

1. rescue
2. survive
3. channel
4. vessel
5. expose
6. dying
7. shelter
8. extreme
9. danger
10. protect
11. seaweed
12. creatures
13. dissolve
14. motion
15. feature
16. adapt
17. locate
18. assist
19. future
20. divers

Challenge Words

_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________

coral
damage
loosened
percent
reefs

153

AT-HOME WORD STUDY

Name

Spelling 154

Date

Words from Science


Using the Word Study Steps
1. LOOK at the word.

Spelling Tip

2. SAY the word aloud.

Accented syllables are spoken


with more force than
unaccented ones.

3. STUDY the letters in the word.


4. WRITE the word.
5. CHECK the word.

Pronouncing a word correctly


can help you spell it correctly.

Did you spell the word right?


If not, go back to step 1.

1. rueesc

11. wdeease

2. vivesur

12. eesuratcr

3. nnelach

13. edolviss

4. slesve

14. itonmo

5. eosexp

15. taureef

6. ingdy

16. tapad

7. reeltsh

17. ceatlo

8. meeextr

18. sistas

9. gerand

19. treufu

10. tepctro

20. servdi

To Parents or Helpers
Using the Word Study Steps above as your child comes across any new words will help him or her learn to
spell words effectively. Review the steps as you both go over this week's spelling words.
Go over the Spelling Tip with your child. Help your child look up the spelling words in a dictionary to find the
accented syllables.
Help your child complete the spelling activity by unscrambling each spelling word.

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Unscramble each set of letters to make a spelling word.

EXPLORE THE PATTERN

Name

Spelling 155

Date

Words from Science


rescue
survive
channel
vessel

expose
dying
shelter
extreme

danger
protect
seaweed
creatures

dissolve
motion
feature
adapt

locate
assist
future
divers

Accent on the Syllable

Use a dictionary to help you sort the spelling words according to the placement of
the accent.
Accented First Syllable

1.

8.

2.

9.

3.

10.

4.

11.

5.

12.

6.

13.

7.

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Accented Second Syllable

14.

18.

15.

19.

16.

20.

17.

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PRACTICE AND EXTEND

Name

Spelling 156

Date

Words from Science


rescue
survive
channel
vessel

expose
dying
shelter
extreme

danger
protect
seaweed
creatures

dissolve
motion
feature
adapt

locate
assist
future
divers

Meaning Match
Write the spelling word that matches each clue below.
1. coming
2. reveal
3. animals
4. hazard
5. severe
6. help
7. find
8. keep from harm
9. adjust
10. ship
11. place of safety
12. exist
13. movement
14. kelp
15. save

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Sentence Derby
Use each word in a sentence.
16. channel
17. dying
18. dissolve
19. feature
20. divers

156

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things they could find on a reef and caption each picture
with sentences that use one or more Challenge Words.

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PROOFREAD AND WRITE

Name

Spelling 157

Date

Words from Science


Proofreading Activity
There are six spelling mistakes in this script for a speech. Circle the misspelled
words. Write the words correctly on the lines below.
Ladies and Gentlemen:
The reefs are in extreame danger of dyinng! We must protect the seawead and
other creetures on the reef. We must work together to resceu the reefs or they
will not surrvive! Please assist me, so the reefs will be a part of our future.

1.

3.

5.

2.

4.

6.

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Writing Activity
What did you learn about the reefs? Write four more facts to add to the "Reef
Facts" at the end of the selection. Use four spelling words.

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POSTTEST

Name

Spelling 158

Date

Words from Science


Look at the words in each set below. One word in each set is spelled
correctly. Use a pencil to fill in the circle next to the correct word. Before
you begin, look at the sample sets of words. Sample A has been done for
you. Do Sample B by yourself. When you are sure you know what to do,
you may go on with the rest of the page.
A
B
C
D

1.

A
B
C
D

2.

E
F
G
H

3.

A
B
C
D

4.

E
F
G
H

5.

A
B
C
D

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science
sience
sciense
siense

divars
divers
diverrs
divurs

6.

futture
futere
future
futare

7.

assist
asist
assisst
assast

8.

sheter
sheler
shellter
shelter

9.

adupt
addapt
adappt
adapt

10.

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

Sample B

E
F
G
H

feture
fature
feature
featere

11.

loccate
locatte
locate
lacate

12.

protect
prottect
protact
protecct

13.

disolve
dissollve
dissalve
dissolve

14.

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

creatares 15.
creatures
creattures
cretures

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

natuve
native
nativ
nattive

moton
motion
motoin
mottion

16.

expose
exppose
exposse
expuse

17.

dyng
dying
dyinng
dyiing

18.

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

seeweed 19.
seawed
seaweed
seawweed

20.

dangur
dangar
dangger
danger

B
C
D

F
G
H

chanel
channel
channal
chanal
extreme
extereme
extrame
exterame
surrvive
survvive
survive
survave
vesel
vessal
vessel
vessell

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Sample A

rescu
resscue
recue
rescue

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UNIT TEST

Name

Spelling 159

Date

Grade 4/Unit 5 Review Test


Read each sentence. If an underlined word is spelled wrong, fill in the circle that
goes with that word. If no word is spelled wrong, fill in the circle below NONE.
Read Sample A, and do Sample B.
NONE

A. I will trade my bat for a bike.


A

A.

C
NONE

B. My sister carries her books to skool.

B.

1.

H
NONE

1. The women heard the gentel laughter.


A

C
NONE

2. Soler power couldve been an enormous aid.


E

2.

G
NONE

3. A citizen helps natur by using solar heating.


A

3.

C
NONE

4. Hell need advice to triump in war.


E

4.

G
NONE

5. The women like either cotton or wool coats.


A

5.

C
NONE

6. I see several tendur shoots from cotton plants.


E

6.

G
NONE

7. Theyd dropped the anchor to protect the ship.


A

7.

C
NONE

8. Use ether a blue or green pencil to draw seaweed.


E

8.

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NONE

9. Whos going to assist the old women?


A

9.

C
NONE

10. Hadnt we best protect our dyeing rain forests?


E

10.

11.

G
NONE

11. Helping a whale to survive is an enormus triumph.


A

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Unit Review Test

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UNIT TEST

Name

Spelling 160

Date

Grade 4 Unit 5 Review Test


NONE

12. Hell join several others by becoming a sitizen.


E

12. E

G
NONE

13. The laughter is dying down. Now hell speak.


A

13.

C
NONE

14. The gentle rain couldve covered the anchor.


E

14. E

G
NONE

15. A

15. Please asist nature to help plants survive.


A

C
NONE

16. Theyd tried to proteck the dying bird.


E

16. E

G
NONE

17. A citizen writes with either a pencil or a pen.


A

17.

C
NONE

18. Boil seaweed several minutes to make it tendur.


E

18. E

G
NONE

19. Whos going to assist him by giving advice?


A

19. A

C
NONE

20. Theyd rather you hadint given them advice.


E

20. E

G
NONE

21. Whos going to use that enormous pensil?


A

21. A

C
NONE

22. Can seaweed survive under that ancor?


E

22. E

23. Solar energy will help nature triumph.


A

23.

C
NONE

24. I hadnt yet heard the babies tender laffter.


E

24. E

G
NONE

25. I couldve worn my soft, gentle, cotten scarf.


A

160

25. A

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NONE

PRETEST

Name

Date

Spelling 161

Words with Silent Letters


Pretest Directions
Fold back the paper
along the dotted line.
Use the blanks to write
each word as it is read
aloud. When you finish
the test, unfold the
paper. Use the list at the
right to correct any
spelling mistakes.
Practice the words you
missed for the Posttest.

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To Parents
Here are the results of
your child's weekly
spelling Pretest. You can
help your child study for
the Posttest by following
these simple steps for
each word on the word
list:
1. Read the word to your
child.
2. Have your child write
the word, saying each
letter as it is written.
3. Say each letter of the
word as your child
checks the spelling.
4. If a mistake has been
made, have your child
read each letter of the
correctly spelled word
aloud, and then repeat
steps 13.

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1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.

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1. knew
2. climb
3. calm
4. although
5. knight
6. writer
7. knob
8. numb
9. delight
10. wren
11. knead
12. plumber
13. chalk
14. midnight
15. wreck
16. stalk
17. kneel
18. sought
19 thorough
20. wrestle

Challenge Words

_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________

circulated
extraordinary
launched
opponents
organizations

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AT-HOME WORD STUDY

Name

Spelling 162

Date

Words with Silent Letters


Using the Word Study Steps

Spelling Tips

1. LOOK at the word.

Silent letters may


come at the beginning,
in the middle, or at
the end of a word.
For example:
beginning: knob
middle: delight
end: numb

2. SAY the word aloud.


3. STUDY the letters in the word.
4. WRITE the word.
5. CHECK the word.
Did you spell the word right?
If not, go back to step 1.

2.

climb

rhyme

limb

12. wreck

deck

wrench

3.

although

grow

enough

13. kneel

knot

wheel

4.

knight

bright

knit

14. sought

bought

laughed

5.

writer

written

brighter

15. thorough

sorrow

tough

6.

knob

knee

job

16. calm

calf

palm

7.

numb

plum

number

17. plumber

summer

plus

8.

delight

write

delay

18. midnight

white

middle

9.

wren

wrote

when

19. stalk

step

hawk

seed

nod

20. wrestle

wring

nestle

10. knead

To Parents or Helpers
Using the Word Study Steps above as your child comes across any new words will help him or her learn to
spell words effectively. Review the steps as you both go over this week's spelling words.
Go over the Spelling Tip with your child. Help him or her find the silent letters in each of this weeks spelling
words.
Help your child complete the spelling activity.

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Find Rhyming Words


Rhyming words have the same last sound. Circle the word in each row that has
the same last sound as the spelling word on the left.
1. knew
kneel
few
11. chalk
chart
walk

EXPLORE THE PATTERN

Name

Date

Spelling 163

Words with Silent Letters


knew
climb
calm
although

knight
writer
knob
numb

delight
wren
knead
plumber

chalk
midnight
wreck
stalk

kneel
sought
thorough
wrestle

Pattern Power!

Write the spelling words with these spelling patterns.


words with silent k

words with silent gh

1.

12.

2.

13.

3.

14.

4.

15.

5.

16.
words with silent b

words with silent w

6.

17.

7.

18.

8.

19.
words with silent l

20.

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9.
10.
11.

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163

PRACTICE AND EXTEND

Name

Spelling 164

Date

Words with Silent Letters


knew
climb
calm
although

knight
writer
knob
numb

delight
wren
knead
plumber

chalk
midnight
wreck
stalk

kneel
sought
thorough
wrestle

What's the Word?


Complete each sentence with a word from the spelling list.
1. This book was written by my favorite

2. His hiking boots helped him

the steep hill.

3. The jacket still fits,

Ive grown a bit.

4. She turned the

of the door.

5. My fingers became so cold, they felt


6. A tiny

built a nest in the bird house.

7. We had to call a

to come and fix the leak.

8. A cat will first

a mouse before catching one.

9. Tom is learning to
10. They

in the gym after school.


an answer to the problem.
broke when he used it on the chalkboard.

12. When I heard the phone ring, I

it was you.
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Opposites
Write the spelling word that is opposite in meaning to the words below.
13. nervous

16. build

14. sadness

17. stand

15. noon

18. incomplete

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Challenge Extension: Write a fill-in sentence for each Challenge


Word. Exchange papers with a partner and complete each others
fill-in sentences.

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18

PROOFREAD AND WRITE

Name

Spelling 165

Date

Words with Silent Letters


Proofreading
There are six spelling mistakes in the paragraph below. Circle the misspelled
words. Write the words correctly on the lines below.
Oh, no! Coach said, as he twisted the nob to turn off the water. The sink
in the team bathroom is leaking again. My Aunt Mary is a plummer, so we asked
her to fix the sink. It was hard to find the leak. Aunt Mary had to neal on the hard
tile floor until her knees were nubm. After finding the leak, she went to the store
to buy a new pipe. Aunt Mary had to restle with the new pipe to get it in place.
There! Aunt Mary said, smiling with delite. The sink is fixed.

1.

3.

5.

2.

4.

6.

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Writing Activity
What team sport do you like to play or to watch? Write a few sentences about
your favorite sport. Use four spelling words in your writing.

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165

POSTTEST

Name

Spelling 166

Date

Words with Silent Letters


Look at the words in each set below. One word in each set is spelled correctly.
Use a pencil to fill in the circle next to the correct word. Before you begin, look at
the sample sets of words. Sample A has been done for you. Do Sample B by
yourself. When you are sure you know what to do, you may go on with the rest of
the page.
A
B
C
D

1.

A
B
C
D

2.

E
F
G
H

3.

A
B
C
D

4.

E
F
G
H

5.

A
B
C
D

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crum
crumb
crubm
crume

kned
knead
nead
knede

6.

numb
num
numm
nubm

7.

midnite
midnigt
midnight
midnighte

8.

restle
wresle
wrastle
wrestle

9.

calm
caml
camm
colm

10.

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

Sample B

E
F
G
H

plumer
plummer
plumber
plummber

11.

neel
kneel
kneal
neal

12.

knite
knight
knigt
nite

13.

althogh
althouh
although
althoe

14.

delight
delite
deliht
deelight

15.

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

known
nowne
knon
nown

reck
wrek
wreck
wrecke

16.

souhgt
suoght
saught
sought

17.

knew
kneu
nkew
newe

18.

thorogh
thorough
throgh
thorow

19.

chak
chalk
chaulk
chawk

20.

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

nahb
nkob
knab
knob
cliem
climb
clim
clyme
staulk
stauk
stalk
stawk
writer
writter
riter
wrighter

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Sample A

renn
wren
wern
wrene

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PRETEST

Name

Date

Spelling 167

Homophones and Homographs

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Pretest Directions
Fold back the paper
along the dotted line.
Use the blanks to write
each word as it is said
aloud. When you finish
the test, unfold the
paper. Use the list at the
right to correct any
spelling mistakes.
Practice the words that
you missed for the
Posttest.
To Parents
Here are the results of
your childs weekly
spelling Pretest. You can
help your child study for
the Posttest by following
these simple steps for
each word on the word
list:
1. Read the word to your
child.
2. Have your child write
the word, saying each
letter as it is written.
3. Say each letter of the
word as your child
checks the spelling.
4. If a mistake has been
made, have your child
read each letter of the
correctly spelled word
aloud and then repeat
steps 13.

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1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.

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_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
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_________________
_________________
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1. seen
2. great
3. light
4. beat
5. lean
6. scene
7. beet
8. bowl
9. grate
10. fan
11. peak
12. post
13. pail
14. bury
15. punch
16. pale
17. grave
18. berry
19 peek
20. dates

Challenge Words

_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________

feeble
fragrance
mingled
resembled
scampered

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AT HOME WORD STUDY

Name

Spelling 168

Date

Homophones and Homographs


Using the Word Study Steps

Spelling Tips

1. LOOK at the word.

Homophones are English


words that sound alike
but are spelled
differently.

2. SAY the word aloud.


3. STUDY the letters in the word.

For example: Jill looked


pale as she tumbled after
Jack while holding her
pail.

4. WRITE the word.


5. CHECK the word.
Did you spell the word right?
If not, go back to step 1.

Homographs are English


words that are spelled
the same but mean
different things.
For example: This lamp
is light to carry and can
light up the room.

Find and Circle


Circle the 20 spelling words. Be careful! Some of the spelling words run up and
down or diagonally.

g
r
a
v
e
i
z

r
b
t
p
e
a
k

a
e
e
s
f
a
n

t
r
s
a
t
l
e

e
r
c
e
t
p
r

r
y
e
r
e
u
l

m
e
n
w
r
n
i

g
r
e
a
t
c
e

l
p
p
f
u
h
b

p
a
l
e
b
o
o

o
i
i
m
e
c
w

s
l
g
o
e
k
l

t
o
h
s
t
a
m

b
r
t
b
u
r
y
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l
a
d
l
p
j
a

To Parents or Helpers
Using the Word Study Steps above as your child comes across any new words will help him or her spell
well. Review the steps as you both go over this weeks spelling words.
Go over the Spelling Tip with your child. Help him or her think of sentences using each of this weeks
spelling words.
Help your child complete the spelling activity.

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EXPLORE THE PATTERN

Name

Date

Spelling 169

Homophones and Homographs


seen
great
light
beat

lean
scene
beet
bowl

grate
fan
peak
post

pail
bury
punch
pale

grave
berry
peek
dates

There are six pairs of spelling words that are homophones. They sound the same
but are spelled differently. Sort the homophones into pairs. Write each pair on the
lines below.

1.

4.

2.

5.

3.

6.

Eight spelling words are homographs. Homographs are words that are spelled
the same, but that have different meanings. Using a dictionary, write two
different meanings for each spelling word below.

1. light
meaning 1.

meaning 1.

meaning 2.

meaning 2.

2. lean

6. punch

meaning 1.

meaning 1.

meaning 2.

meaning 2.

3. bowl

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5. post

7. grave

meaning 1.

meaning 1.

meaning 2.

meaning 2.

4. fan

8. dates

meaning 1.

meaning 1.

meaning 2.

meaning 2.

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PRACTICE AND EXTEND

Name

Spelling 170

Date

Homophones and Homographs


seen
great
light
beat

grave
berry
peek
dates

pail
bury
punch
pale

grate
fan
peak
post

lean
scene
beet
bowl

Complete each sentence below with a spelling word.

1. Close your eyes and dont


2. Have you

the movie that just opened?

3. Please

the carrots for the salad.

4. I say three lines in

one of the play.

5. She likes to eat dried, sweet

for dessert.

6. That carton is

enough for me to carry myself.

7. They climbed to the

of the mountain.

8. I use suntan lotion because I have


9. Lets

skin.

the treasure in the backyard.

10. Mix the batter in a large mixing

11. He carried the water in a large

12. I am a big

of the Dallas Cowboys football team.

Word Meaning: Analogies

1.

is to terrific as bad is to awful.

2. Vegetable is to
3.

as meat is to steak.
is to serious as happy is to glad.

4. Tall is to short as fat is to

Challenge Extension: Write a fill-in sentence for each Challenge


Word. Exchange papers with a partner and complete the sentences.

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Write the spelling word that fits the analogy.

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PROOFREAD AND WRITE

Name

Spelling 171

Date

Homophones and Homographs


Proofreading Activity
There are six spelling mistakes in the paragraph below. Circle the misspelled
words. Write the words correctly on the lines below.
Though Jason was a prince, he had never scene the top of a mountain
before. This day, he decided to climb a mountain. He stood on the peek and saw
the whole country. The lite of the sun shone on the valleys below. It was very
beautiful. After a while, Jason became hungry. He munched on some delicious
dats and drank some sweet punche. When the sun began to set, Jason started
down the mountain toward home. That night, in bed, Jason thought about the
grate time hed had that day. He promised himself that he would climb the
mountain again soon.

1.

3.

5.

2.

4.

6.

Writing Activity
Think of a place you would like to see. Write a few sentences about what you
would see or do there. Use four spelling words in your writing.

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171

POSTTEST

Name

Spelling 172

Date

Homophones and Homographs


Posttest Directions
Look at the words in each set below. One word in each set is spelled correctly. Use
a pencil to fill in the circle next to the correct word. Before you begin, look at the
sample sets of words. Sample A has been done for you. Do Sample B by yourself.
When you are sure you know what to do, you may go on with the rest of the page.
A
B
C
D

1.

A
B
C
D

2.

E
F
G
H

3.

A
B
C
D

4.

E
F
G
H

5.

A
B
C
D

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stear
starr
stare
starre

seen
sene
sein
seene

6.

bete
beate
beete
beat

7.

peke
peek
peake
peeke

8.

peale
pael
pail
paile

9.

bury
burry
bure
burie

10.

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

Sample B

E
F
G
H

leit
lighte
light
litte

11.

leen
lean
leane
leene

12.

bowl
boal
boall
boul

13.

fane
fan
fann
fain

14.

post
poste
potse
poost

15.

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

ritte
rite
righte
right

pnuch
punch
puntch
panch

16.

greave
graive
grayv
grave

17.

daets
deates
dates
daits

18.

great
graet
grayt
grait

19.

scean
scene
seene
seine

20.

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

beete
beate
beit
beet
grate
greate
graet
grayte
peake
peak
peeke
paik
paile
pael
pale
plael

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Sample A

berri
berry
bery
berrye

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The Malachite Palace

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PRETEST

Name

Date

Spelling 173

Words with Suffixes


Pretest Directions
Fold back the paper
along the dotted line.
Use the blanks to write
each word as it is read
aloud. When you finish
the test, unfold the
paper. Use the list at the
right to correct any
spelling mistakes.
Practice the words that
you missed for the
Posttest.

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To Parents
Here are the results of
your child's weekly
spelling Pretest. You can
help your child study for
the Posttest by following
these simple steps for
each word on the word
list:
1. Read the word to your
child.
2. Have your child write
the word, saying each
letter as it is written.
3. Say each letter of the
word as your child
checks the spelling.
4. If a mistake has been
made, have your child
read each letter of the
correctly spelled word
aloud, and then repeat
steps 13.

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The Toothpaste Millionaire

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.

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1. useless
2. entertainment
3. construction
4. adjustable
5. darkness
6. motionless
7. description
8. measurement
9. adorable
10. breathless
11. fairness
12. government
13. protection
14. dependable
15. sickness
16. hopeless
17. production
18. enjoyable
19. greatness
20. encouragement

Challenge Words

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_________________
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brilliant
commercials
expensive
ingredient
successful

173

AT-HOME WORD STUDY

Name

Spelling 174

Date

Words with Suffixes


Using the Word Study Steps

Spelling Tip

1. LOOK at the word.

3. STUDY the letters in the word.

Learn how to spell


suffixes you use often
in writing.

4. WRITE the word.

-tion -ment -less

2. SAY the word aloud.

5. CHECK the word.


Did you spell the word right?
If not, go back to step 1.

1. slussee

11. asfrnies

2. treamnentietn

12. merntevong

3. stronctioucn

13. oprictnote

4. jablaudste

14. plabdedeen

5. knesards

15. sniksecs

6. slimontose

16. shlopese

7. prescinitod

17. upictonrod

8. mensurteame

18. jabloyeen

9. bladoare

19. sesterang

10. thasbleres

20. cenroumagneet

To Parents or Helpers
Using the Word Study Steps above as your child comes across any new words will help him or her learn to
spell words effectively. Review the steps as you both go over this week's spelling words.
Go over the Spelling Tip with your child. Ask your child if he or she can spell some other suffixes.
Help your child complete the spelling activity.

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Word Scramble
Unscramble each set of letters to make a spelling word.

WORD WITH SUFFIXES

Name

Spelling 175

Date

Explore the Pattern


useless
entertainment
construction
adjustable

darkness
motionless
description
measurement

adorable
breathless
fairness
government

protection
dependable
sickness
hopeless

production
enjoyable
greatness
encouragement

Pattern Power
Sort each spelling word by writing it under the correct suffix.
-less

-tion

1.

13.

2.

14.

3.

15.

4.

16.
-ness

-able

5.

17.

6.

18.

7.

19.

8.

20.
-ment

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9.
10.
11.
12.

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PRACTICE AND EXTEND

Name

Spelling 176

Date

Words with Suffixes


useless
entertainment
construction
adjustable

darkness
motionless
description
measurement

adorable
breathless
fairness
government

protection
dependable
sickness
hopeless

production
enjoyable
greatness
encouragement

Word Meaning: Suffixes


A suffix is added to the end of a word to give the word a different meaning.
Different suffixes have different meanings. (examples: "happiness" means "the
state of being happy"; "readable" means "able to be read")
-less

without

-ment

the act of

-able

able to be

-ness

the state of being

-tion

the act of

Write the spelling word that fits each meaning below.


1. without use
2. the act of constructing
3. able to be adjusted
4. the state of being dark
5. without breath
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6. the act of describing


7. the act of measuring
8. without motion
9. able to be adored
10. the state of being fair

176

Challenge Extension: Have you ever seen an ad on TV?


Think of an ad that you like and write about it using the
Challenge Words.

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PROOFREAD AND WRITE

Name

Spelling 177

Date

Words with Suffixes


Proofreading
There are six spelling mistakes in the paragraph below. Circle the misspelled
words. Write the words correctly on the lines below.
I set to work to invent a time machine. Everyone said it was hopless. But I
did it! I designed the machine myself. Then I got the materials I needed and
began on the machines construktion. Time travel is not like "real" travel. You and
the machine are absolutely moshunless. When the machine stops and you get
out, what you see is beyond diskription. Just yesterday, I visited some adorible
dinosaurs. Tomorrow, I think Id like to go to the future. Do you think the
govinment would be interested in buying one of my machines?

1.

3.

5.

2.

4.

6.

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Writing Activity
What would you like to invent or produce? Write a few sentences about what
your invention would be like. Use four spelling words in your writing.

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177

POSTTEST

Name

Spelling 178

Date

Words with Suffixes


Look at the words in each set. One word in each set is spelled correctly. Use a
pencil to color in the circle next to the correct word. Before you begin, look at the
sample sets of words. Sample A has been done for you. Do Sample B by yourself.
When you are sure you know what to do, you may go on with the rest of the page.
A
B
C
D

developmint
devellopmunt
development
divelopmunt

1.

adjustible
B adjustable
C adjustble
D ajustable

6.

useless
F usless
G useles
H ussless

2.

constructon
F constructin
G construction
H construkton

7.

3.

fairness
B fairnes
C fairnese
D fareness

8.

4.

breathles
F breatheless
G breathless
H brethliss

9.

5.

producsion
B producton
C production
D priduction

10.

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Sample B

E
F
G
H

11.

clooliss
clueless
clooless
cluliss

dependible 16. E protection


B dependble
F protectin
C dependable
G protetion
D dipendable
H prutection

measurment 12. E discription


17. A adorble
F description
B measurement
B adorable
G descriptoun
C measuremint
C adorabel
H deskription
D mesurement
D adorible
E

enjoiable
F enjoyble
G enjoyible
H enjoyable

13.

motionless
B motonless
C motionles
D motunless

18.

hopless
F hopeliss
G hopeless
H hopeles

darknes
B darkniss
C darkness
D darknis

14.

gretness
F grateness
G greatness
H graitness

19.

sickness
B sickniss
C sicknes
D siknes

encouragment 15.
F encouragement
G encouragemint
H encuragement
E

intertainment 20. E goverment


B entertainment
F government
C entertanment
G governmnt
D entertanement
H govenmint

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Sample A

PRETEST

Name

Date

Spelling 179

Words with Prefixes


Pretest Directions
Fold back the paper
along the dotted line.
Use the blanks to write
each word as it is read
aloud. When you finish
the test, unfold the
paper. Use the list at the
right to correct any
spelling mistakes.
Practice the words you
missed for the Posttest.

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To Parents
Here are the results of
your child's weekly
spelling Pretest. You can
help your child study for
the Posttest by following
these simple steps for
each word on the word
list:
1. Read the word to your
child.
2. Have your child write
the word, saying each
letter as it is written.
3. Say each letter of the
word as your child
checks the spelling.
4. If a mistake has been
made, have your child
read each letter of the
correctly spelled word
aloud, and then repeat
steps 13.

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Whales

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.

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1. redo
2. unkind
3. disappear
4. reread
5. nonfat
6. inactive
7. international
8. unlucky
9. dislike
10. unpack
11. nonstop
12. refill
13. uncertain
14. interstate
15. incomplete
16. rewind
17. unsure
18. disagree
19 reheat
20. nonsense

Challenge Words

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_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________

identify
mammals
marine
preserve
related

179

AT-HOME WORD STUDY

Name

Spelling 180

Date

Words with Prefixes


Using the Word Study Steps

Spelling Tip

1. LOOK at the word.

Learn how to spell


prefixes you use often in
writing.

2. SAY the word aloud.


3. STUDY the letters in the word.

re-

4. WRITE the word.

un-

in-

dis-

inter- non-

5. CHECK the word.


Did you spell the word right?
If not, go back to step 1.

X the Word
Put an X on the word that does NOT have the same prefix as the spelling word
on the left.
return

red

2. reread

retell

3. refill

rebuild

rental

4. reheat

reach

refresh

5. unkind

untold

under

6. unlucky

unite

unfold

7. unpack

unfold

uncle

8. uncertain

uncover

9. incomplete

ink

incurable

10. inactive

indirect

inch

11. disappear

disk

disrespect

12. dislike

dish

distrust

13. international interconnect

intend

14. nonfat

none

nonviolent

15. nonsense

noon

nonstop

ready

unit

To Parents or Helpers
Using the Word Study Steps above as your child comes across any new words will help him or her learn to
spell words effectively. Review the steps as you both go over this week's spelling words.
Go over the Spelling Tip with your child. Ask your child to spell the prefixes without looking at them.
Help your child complete the spelling activity.

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1. redo

EXPLORE THE PATTERN

Name

Spelling 181

Date

Words with Prefixes


redo
unkind
disappear
reread

nonfat
inactive
international
unlucky

dislike
unpack
nonstop
refill

uncertain
interstate
incomplete
rewind

unsure
disagree
reheat
nonsense

Pattern Power
Write the spelling words with the following prefixes.
words with re-

words with dis-

1.

11.

2.

12.

3.

13.

4.

words with inter-

5.

14.
words with un-

15.

6.

words with in-

7.

16.

8.

17.

9.

words with non-

10.

18.

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19.
20.

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181

PRACTICE AND EXTEND

Name

Spelling 182

Date

Words with Prefixes


redo
unkind
disappear
reread

nonfat
dislike
inactive
unpack
international nonstop
unlucky
refill

uncertain
interstate
incomplete
rewind

unsure
disagree
reheat
nonsense

Word Meaning: Prefixes


A prefix occurs at the beginning of a word. A prefix gives a word a different
meaning. Read the meanings for the prefixes in your spelling words. Notice
that un-, dis-, in-, and non- all share the meaning "the opposite of."
re- again

in-

not or the opposite of

un- not or the opposite of

non- without or the opposite of

dis- not or the opposite of

inter- between or among

Write the spelling word that matches each meaning below.


1. do again
2. without fat
3. not active
4. between nations
5. without stopping
6. not lucky
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7. opposite of like
8. fill again
9. not sure
10. heat again

182

Challenge Extension: Write one sentence for each of the


Challenge Words. Read your sentences to a partner.

Grade 4/Unit 6
Whales

10

PROOFREAD AND WRITE

Name

Spelling 183

Date

Words with Prefixes


Proofreading Activity
There are six spelling mistakes in the letter below. Circle the misspelled words.
Write the words correctly on the lines below.
Dear Seth,
Last week I went whale watching. The humpback whales were so beautiful.
It makes me so sad to think that one day whales may disapere. I think it is
unkinde for people to hunt them. There is an internatunal law against killing
whales. Some nations think whaling is not harmful, but I disagrea. Experts say
that it is uncertin if all whale species will survive. In the past, whales have been
unluky. Today, people all over the world are trying to save them.

1.

3.

5.

2.

4.

6.

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Writing Activity
What animal would you like to protect? Write a few sentences about how that
animal should be protected. Use four spelling words in your writing.

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183

POSTTEST

Name

Spelling 184

Date

Words with Prefixes


Look at the words in each set below. One word in each set is spelled correctly.
Use a pencil to fill in the circle next to the correct word. Before you begin, look at
the sample sets of words. Sample A has been done for you. Do Sample B by
yourself. When you are sure you know what to do, you may go on with the rest of
the page.
A
B
C
D

reiruns
reeruns
rerunns
reruns

1.

refil
B rifell
C refill
D rifill

6.

2.

dislike
F disliek
G deslike
H disslike

7.

3.

enactive
B inactive
C inactiv
D inacitf

8.

4.

internationel 9.
F interational
G international
H intunational

5.

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nunstop
B nonstop
C nostop
D nonstep

10.

Sample B

E
F
G
H

untie
untye
intie
unti

unsure
F unsur
G unsuer
H unshur

11.

riwend
B rewend
C rewind
D reewind

12.

nonsense 17.
F nonsesne
G nosense
H nonesense

unpak
F unpac
G unpake
H unpack

13.

enlucky
B unlucky
C unluky
D inlucky

18.

incertain
F uncertain
G uncertin
H incertin

disapear
B disappear
C disapere
D desappear

14.

redo
F redoe
G reedo
H reddo

19.

interstate
F intersate
G inerstate
H intastate

15.

uncind
B unkind
C unkinnd
D inkind

20.

disaggre
F desagree
G disagree
H disagre

nonfate
B nonefat
C nonfat
D nofat

16.

imcomplete
F incompleat
G incomplete
H uncomplet
E

reheet
B reaheat
C rehete
D reheat

rereed
B reread
C rerede
D reeread

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Sample A

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Whales

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PRETEST

Name

Date

Spelling 185

Words from Math


Pretest Directions
Fold back the paper
along the dotted line.
Use the blanks to write
each word as it is read
aloud. When you finish
the test, unfold the
paper. Use the list at the
right to correct any
spelling mistakes.
Practice the words you
missed for the Posttest.

McGraw-Hill School Division

To Parents
Here are the results of
your childs weekly
spelling Pretest. You can
help your child study for
the Posttest by following
these simple steps for
each word on the word list:
1. Read the word to your
child.
2. Have your child write
the word, saying each
letter as it is written.
3. Say each letter of the
word as your child
checks the spelling.
4. If a mistake has been
made, have your child
read each letter of the
correctly spelled word
aloud, and then repeat
steps 13.

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Saving the Everglades

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.

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_________________
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_________________
_________________
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_________________
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1. area
2. hundreds
3. size
4. billions
5. weight
6. minute
7. noon
8. cone
9. yard
10. edge
11. amount
12. cylinder
13. zero
14. figure
15. calendar
16. quart
17. decade
18. rectangle
19 era
20. length

Challenge Words

_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________

compares
importance
instance
lurk
soggy

185

AT-HOME WORD STUDY

Name

Date

Spelling 186

Words from Math


Using the Word Study Steps

Spelling Tip
Become familiar with
the dictionary and
use it often.

1. LOOK at the word.


2. SAY the word aloud.
3. STUDY the letters in the word.
4. WRITE the word.
5. CHECK the word.
Did you spell the word right?
If not, go back to step 1.

1. quart

short

quick

quail

2. yard

yield

hard

board

3. noon

none

one

balloon

4. weight

though

week

date

5. size

maze

rise

breeze

6. length

enough

eighth

strength

7. cone

soon

none

bone

8. amount

among

count

about

9. edge

ledge

egg

badge

cow

hero

true

10. zero

To Parents or Helpers
Using the Word Study Steps above as your child comes across any new words will help him or her learn to
spell words effectively. Review the steps as you both go over this week's spelling words.
Help your child look up other math words, and words from other subjects, in a dictionary.
Help your child complete the rhyming activity.

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Find Rhyming Words


Circle the word in each row that rhymes with the spelling word on the left.

EXPLORE THE PATTERN

Name

Spelling 187

Date

Words from Math


area
hundreds
size
billions

weight
minute
noon
cone

yard
edge
amount
cylinder

zero
figure
calendar
quart

decade
rectangle
era
length

Write the spelling words that tell about:


Numbers

Time

1.

12.

2.

13.

3.

14.

4.

15.
Shapes

16.

5.

Measurement

6.

17.

7.

18.

8.

19.

9.

20.

10.
11.
Write the spelling words quart, cylinder, zero, and hundreds in alphabetical order.
21.

23.

22.

24.

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187

PRACTICE AND EXTEND

Name

Spelling 188

Date

Words from Math


area
hundreds
size
billions

weight
minute
noon
cone

yard
edge
amount
cylinder

zero
figure
calendar
quart

decade
rectangle
era
length

What is the Meaning?


Write the spelling word that belongs in each group.
1. triangle,

5.

2. tens,

6. year,

3. millions,

7. foot,

4.

, hour

, midnight

8. pint,

What's the Word?


Complete each sentence with a spelling word.
9. The playground is that whole

behind the school.

10. If you subtract four from four, youll end up with


11. What

shoes do you wear?

12. We circled her birthday on the

13. Move the cup away from the

of money do you need to buy the car?

15. A three-sided

is called a triangle.

16. The

of the hallway is about 50 feet.

17. The

in which dinosaurs lived was long ago.

18. I have gained a lot of

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Challenge Word.

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14. What

of the table.

from eating cookies.

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PROOFREAD AND WRITE

Name

Spelling 189

Date

Words from Math


Proofreading Activity
There are six spelling mistakes in the paragraph below. Circle the misspelled
words. Write the words correctly on the lines below.
The Everglades covers an areah of about 5,000 square miles in southern
Florida. Its siz makes it one of the largest wetlands in the world. During the past
decad a growing population and farming has harmed this wetland. Today,
alligators must be protected or they will die out. An alligators lenth can measure
9 feet or more. Their wayt can be as much as 250 pounds. If we do not save the
Everglades, the erah of the Florida alligator may be over.

1.

3.

5.

2.

4.

6.

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Writing Activity
Write about an animal or a place that you would like to save. Use four spelling
words in your writing.

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189

POSTTEST

Name

Spelling 190

Date

Words from Math


Look at the words in each set below. One word in each set is spelled correctly.
Use a pencil to fill in the circle next to the correct word. Before you begin, look at
the sample sets of words. Sample A has been done for you. Do Sample B by
yourself. When you are sure you know what to do, you may go on with the rest of
the page.
A
B
C
D

1.

A
B
C
D

2.

E
F
G
H

3.

A
B
C
D

4.

E
F
G
H

5.

A
B
C
D

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foote
fut
foot
fute

aree
areu
arae
area

6.

hundredz
hundreds
hundrids
hungdreds

7.

sise
siz
size
siez

8.

billions
bilionz
billionz
bilyuns

9.

wate
weite
weight
weiht

10.

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

Sample B

E
F
G
H

minut
minit
minite
minute

11.

nume
noon
nyon
noen

12.

conne
coen
cone
coan

13.

yerd
yard
yarde
yord

14.

edje
edg
edge
edj

15.

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
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C
D

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inch
inche
insh

umount
umownt
amownt
amount

16.

cylinder
cilinder
cilunder
cylander

17.

zeero
zero
ziro
zeiro

18.

fighure
figgure
figyure
figure

19.

calunder
callendar
calendar
callindar

20.

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

A
B
C
D

E
F
G
H

qwart
quart
quert
quarte
decad
deceide
decade
deckade
rectangle
recktangle
recktangl
rectangel
eera
era
eru
erah

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lenth
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Saving the Everglades

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UNIT TEST

Name

Spelling 191

Date

Grade 4/Unit 6 Review Test


Read each sentence. If an underlined word is spelled wrong, fill in the circle that
goes with that word. If no word is spelled wrong, fill in the circle below NONE.
Read Sample A, and do Sample B.
NONE

A. Can you recut my hare tonight?


A

A.

C
NONE

B. I caught the bear eating from a bowl.


E

B.

G
NONE

1. Bury or need the dates into the bread dough.


A

1.

C
NONE

2. His weight was so grate, his feet became numb.


E

2.

G
NONE

3. I need encouragemint to be calm in darkness.


A

3.

C
NONE

4. Hundreds of bubbles give babies nonstop delite.


E

4.

G
NONE

5. I am unsure that the car cylinder caused the reck.


A

5.

C
NONE

6. Grate cheese and chop dates for great flavor.


E

6.

G
NONE

7. A nonstop ride in darknes left us breathless.


A

7.

C
NONE

8. For your protecshun, rewind the adjustable alarm.


E

8.

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NONE

9. I disagree that inactive volcanoes are bilions of years old.9.


A

C
NONE

10. It dates back to an era hundeds of years ago.

10.

11. Without encouragement, I became numb and unsure. 11.

G
NONE

E
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Unit Review Test

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Name

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Date

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NONE

12. Make a great bury pie. Knead the dough first!


E

12. E

G
NONE

13. He became inactive and lost wait after a train wreck.


A

13.

C
NONE

14. I am breathless with delight to be a part of this era.


E

14. E

G
NONE

15. A

15. For protection from fire, bury the cylinder of gas.


A

C
NONE

16. Grate billions of cabbages nostop, I said.


E

16. E

G
NONE

17. I disagre that berry pie makes me gain weight.


A

17.

C
NONE

18. Billions of stars in the sky keep me cam in the darkness. 18.
E

G
NONE

19. Encouragement and protection make a baby calm.


A

19. A

C
NONE

20. Im unshure about the hundreds of adjustable chairs.


E

20.

G
NONE

21. A

21. Rewind the enactive toys to delight the children.


A

C
NONE

22. Seeing her berry the gold left me breathless and numb. 22.
E

23. We measured the berry in an adjustabel cylinder.


A

23.

C
NONE

24. In which ira did humans first knead and grate foods?
E

24. E

G
NONE

25. I disagree that the toy will wreck if you rewined it.
A

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25. A

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NONE

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