Spelling

  • I will give the students their new spelling words on Monday.  The test will be given on Fridays.  I will send  home spelling homework periodically.  Corrected spelling tests will be sent home on Mondays.


     #1 Concept:  Lesson 1 – Simple Closed Syllables

    Our Concept Story: Vowels like to run the way we read. When a single vowel is followed by a consonant, it is closed in by the consonant. It can only run a short way, so it spells its short sound.

    Here is the list of words your child should practice reading and spelling all week for the dictation test that will be given on Friday:

    Word List

    get

    an

    job                               

    lot

    ran

    sat

    six

    ten

    bed

    gum 

    T.R.I.C.K.y Word

    put

    Challenge Words (These words are optional for all students unless circled then they are required.)

    bedroom

    sixteen

    jobless

    #2 Concept:  Lesson 2 – Super-Sized Spellings

    The concept story for this lesson: In one-syllable words, if a short vowel is next to /f/, /l/, /s/, /k/, /ch/, and /ge/, the hungry short vowel will demand the Super-Sized Spelling (ff, ll, ss, tch, dge). 

    Here is the list of words your child should practice reading and spelling all week for the dictation test that will be given on Friday: 

    Word List

    check

    chill

    edge

    match

    yell

    rock

    badge

    pitch

    bill

    T.R.I.C.K.y Word

    into

    Challenge Words (These words are optional for all students unless circled then they are required.)

    checkmate

    pitcher

    matchless

     #3 Concept:  Lesson 3 – Complex Ends

    Our Concept Story: Two separate consonants at the end of words are called Complex Ends. We blend these sounds for reading but we must segment them for spelling.

    Here is the list of words your child should practice reading and spelling all week for the dictation test that will be given on Friday:

    Word List

    act

    cent

    felt

    lift

    lost

    milk

    inch

    fact

    rest

    soft

    T.R.I.C.K.y Word

    could

    Challenge Words (These words are optional for all students unless circled then they are required.)

    inches

    restless

    century

     #4 Concept:  Lesson 4 – Complex Fronts

    Our Concept Story: Two or three separate consonants at the beginning of words are called Complex Fronts. We blend these sounds for reading but we must segment them for spelling.

    Here is the list of words your child should practice reading and spelling all week for the dictation test that will be given on Friday:

    Word List

    class

    dress

    drop

    fresh

    grass

    plan

    glum

    step

    swim

    trip

    T.R.I.C.K.y Word

    would

    Challenge Words (These words are optional for all students unless circled then they are required.)

    classroom

    plot

    freshly

    #5 Concept:  Lesson 5 – Complex Ends and Fronts 

    Our Concept Story: Words with Complex Fronts and Ends are still Closed Syllables. The one short vowel is truly closed in! 

    Here is the list of words your child should practice reading and spelling all week for the dictation test that will be given on Friday: 

    Word List

    stack

    track

    snack

    splash

    strong

    past

    thrill

    bring

    cloth

    squint

    T.R.I.C.K.y Word

    should

    Challenge Words (These words are optional for all students unless circled then they are required.)

    clothes

    strongly

    bringing

     #6 Concept:  Lesson 6 – DASH Spelling

    Our Concept Story: When dividing multisyllabic words, try Vowel Tag. The vowel tags the consonant after it and creates a closed syllable. When spelling multisyllabic words, use DASH spelling.

    Here is the list of words your child should practice reading and spelling all week for the dictation test that will be given on Friday:

    Word List

    index

    publish

    object

    absent

    upset

    seven

    cannot

    sunset

    T.R.I.C.K.y Word

    often

    Challenge Words (These words are optional for all students unless circled then they are required.)

    objective

    can’t

    evening

     #7 Concept:  Lesson 7 – DASH Spelling

    Our Concept Story: In multisyllabic words, the vowel likes to tag the consonant (or consonant team) after it and create a closed syllable.

    Here is the list of words your child should practice reading and spelling all week for the dictation test that will be given on Friday:

    Word List

    sudden

    happen

    problem

    children

    expect

    insect

    fantastic

    insist 

    T.R.I.C.K.y Word

    also 

    Challenge Words (These words are optional for all students unless circled then they are required.)

    expectation

    suddenly

    problematic

    #8 Concept:  Lesson 8 – Silent Magnetic E

    Our Concept Story: The Silent Magnetic E has magnetic force. It tugs on the consonant before it and frees the vowel to spell its name or its long sound. 

    Here is the list of words your child should practice reading and spelling all week for the dictation test that will be given on Friday:

    Word List

    drive

    hole

    nine

    late

    life

    mile

    mine

    plane

    fine

    ride

    T.R.I.C.K.y Word

    roll 

    Challenge Words (These words are optional for all students unless circled then they are required.)

    latest

    lifelong

    riding 

     #9 Concept:  Lesson 9 – Silent Magnetic E

    Our Concept Story: In CVCe words, the Silent Magnetic E tugs on the consonant, which frees the vowel to spell its own name. 

    Here is the list of words your child should practice reading and spelling all week for the dictation test that will be given on Friday:

    Word List

    rule

    huge

    save

    wide

    shape

    size

    smile

    rode

    inside

    line 

    T.R.I.C.K.y Word

    gone

    Challenge Words (These words are optional for all students unless circled then they are required.)

    ruling

    saver

    widest 

    #10 Concept:  Lesson 10 – Open Syllables 

    Our Concept Story: Vowels like to run the way we read. When a vowel is open, there is no consonant after it. The vowel can now run a long way and spell its long sound. 

    Here is the list of words your child should practice reading and spelling all week for the dictation test that will be given on Friday:

    Word List

    baby

    beside

    result

    even

    student

    locate

    silent

    open

    T.R.I.C.K.y Word

    won’t

    Challenge Words (These words are optional for all students unless circled then they are required.)

    silence

    evenly

    location

    #11 Concept:  Lesson 11 – Ending Syllables 

    Our Concept Story: The consonants were tired of the vowels always controlling the syllables. The letter “l” organized many of the other consonants and offered to create a syllable with one of them plus “l” (of course!) and a silent e. This consonant –le syllable is the Ending Syllable.

    Here is the list of words your child should practice reading and spelling all week for the dictation test that will be given on Friday:

    Word List

    simple

    puzzle

    table

    mumble

    little

    middle

    title

    uncle

    able

    jungle 

    T.R.I.C.K.y Word

    trouble

    Challenge Words (These words are optional for all students unless circled then they are required.)

    disable

    simply

    aunt

    #12 Concept:  Lesson 12 – Vowel Teams (ee, ea)

    Our Concept Story: In one-syllable words, the twin ee’s like to stick together to spell the long /?/ sound. This is the Best Spelling for /?/ in a one-syllable word. However, the ea team is a very close runner-up to this Best Spelling. Best Spelling means the most frequent. 

    Here is the list of words your child should practice reading and spelling all week for the dictation test that will be given on Friday:

    Word List

    week

    weak

    feet

    feat

    meet

    meat

    real

    reel

    sea

    see 

    T.R.I.C.K.y Word

    really 

    Challenge Words (These words are optional for all students unless circled then they are required.)

    realistic

    weekend

    seasick 

     #13 Concept:  Lesson 13 – The R Family (er)

    Our Concept Story: In the Happy R Family, all vowels can pair with the letter r to spell the /er/ sound. However, er is the Best Spelling. 

    Here is the list of words your child should practice reading and spelling all week for the dictation test that will be given on Friday:

    Word List

    pattern

    understand

    clever

    super

    center

    over

    river

    different

    T.R.I.C.K.y Word

    here

    Challenge Words (These words are optional for all students unless circled then they are required.)

    herbs

    consider

    superhero 

    #14 Concept:  Lesson 14 – The R Family (ar)

    Our Concept Story: There are two teenagers in the R Family. The ar teenager will spell the family sound but it prefers it own sound, /ar/, as in car.

    Here is the list of words your child should practice reading and spelling all week for the dictation test that will be given on Friday:

    Word List

    arm

    dark

    far

    march

    star

    army

    party

    farmer

    start

    chart

    T.R.I.C.K.y Word

    very

    Challenge Words (These words are optional for all students unless circled then they are required.)

    darkness

    stardust

    garnish

     #15 Concept:  Lesson 15 – The R Family (or)

    Our Concept Story: There are two teenagers in the R Family. The or teenager will spell the family sound but it prefers its own sound, /or/, as in for. 

    Here is the list of words your child should practice reading and spelling all week for the dictation test that will be given on Friday:

    Word List

    corn

    horse

    report

    chore

    bored

    core

    corner

    sort

    order

    popcorn

    T.R.I.C.K.y Word

    correct

    Challenge Words (These words are optional for all students unless circled then they are required.)

    reporter

    corndog

    brainstorm 

     #16 ConceptLesson 16 – The R Family (ir, ur) 

    Our Concept Story: The spellings ir and ur are also member of the Happy R Family. Students need to memorize these spellings. 

    Here is the list of words your child should practice reading and spelling all week for the dictation test that will be given on Friday:

    Word List

    first

    birthday

    girl

    circle

    third

    purple

    turn

    hurt

    during

    murmur

    T.R.I.C.K.y Word

    sure

    Challenge Words (These words are optional for all students unless circled then they are required.)

    urban

    circling

    hurtful 

     #17: Concept:  Lesson 17 – The R Family (wor) 

    Our Concept Story: When or follows /w/, it spells /er/. 

    Here is the list of words your child should practice reading and spelling all week for the dictation test that will be given on Friday:

    Word List

    word

    work

    world

    worm

    worth

    worse

    worry

    worldwide

    T.R.I.C.K.y Word

    color

    Challenge Words (These words are optional for all students unless circled then they are required.)

    worsen

    worried

    workbook

     #18 Concept:  Lesson 18 – Slinky Vowels (ou, ow) 

    Our Concept Story: A Slinky Vowel Team spelling is a vowel team that has neither a short vowel nor a long sound. The sound /ow/ can be spelled with ou at the beginning or middle of words or with ow at the end of words and before a single l or n.

    *The word bow has two pronunciations. For the purpose of this lesson always read it as /b/ /ow/ (as in the verb or front of the ship. 

    Here is the list of words your child should practice reading and spelling all week for the dictation test that will be given on Friday:

    Word List

    count

    sound

    found

    house

    downtown

    outside

    ouch

    bow*    

    T.R.I.C.K.y Word

    flower

    Challenge Words (These words are optional for all students unless circled then they are required.)

    townhouse

    pronoun

    proudly

     #19 Concept:  Lesson 19 – Slinky Vowels (oo)