Spelling Words and Vocabulary Power

Unit 1 Week 1:  Short Vowels a, i

Bruno's New Home, Wolf!, Jennie and the Wolf

1. clap

2. camp

3. hand

4. stamp

5. snack

6. rack

7. grabs

8. glad

9. bill

10. miss

11. click

12. pink

13. sick

14. grin

15. lift

 Unit 1 Week 2:  Short Vowels e, o, u

The Dream Catcher, Yoon and the Jade Bracelet, and Family Traditions

1. step                

2. mess

3. head

4. crops

5. stop

6. rock

7. clock

8. sock

9. pond

10. jumps

11. shut

12. luck

13. slump

14. bugs

15. mug

Unit 1 Week 3:  Final e

Room to Grow, Gary the Dreamer, and Sharing Polkas and Pitas

1. date

2. lake

3. skate

4. plane

5. grade

6. fine

7. life

8. rice

9. wise

10. smile

11. rose

12. globe

13. smoke

14. come

15. used

 Unit 1 Week 4:  Long a

Mary Anderson's Great Invention, All Aboard!, and Lighting the World

1. plain              

2. braid

3. fail

4. grain

5. snail

6. paint

7. sway

8. tray

9. gray

10. stay

11. state

12. fake

13. same

14. weigh

15. they

Unit 1 Week 5:  Long o

A Natural Beauty, A Mountain of History, and A Landmark Street

1. coast

2. float

3. toad

4. coal

5. soak

6. gold

7. sold

8. scold

9. slope

10. broke

11. note

12. bone

13. slow

14. show

15. foe

 Unit 2 Week 1:  Long i and u

Anansi Learns a lesson, Roadrunner's Dance, and Deltona Is Going Batty

1. sky                  

2. fry

3. pie

4. tied

5. tight

6. right

7. bright

8. grind

9. child

10. cube

11. cute

12. mule

13. music

14. drew

15. few

Unit 2 Week 2:  Long e

Sailing to America, The Castle on Hester Street, and Next Stop, America!

1. heel

2. week

3. creek

4. free

5. green

6. street

7. freeze

8. seal

9. weak

10. bean

11. speaks

12. team

13. clean

14. cream

15. field

 Unit 2 Week 3:  Words with silent letters

Every Vote Counts!, Vote!, and A Plan for the People

1. wrap              

2. wrists

3. wrote

4. wreck

5. wring

6. write

7. wreath

8. knit

9. knife

10. knight

11. knock

12. knee

13. gnome

14. sign

15. gnaws

Unit 2 Week 4:  Three-Letter Blends

Kids to the Rescue!, Whooping Cranes in Danger, and Help the Manatees!

1. scrubs

2. screams

3. scratch

4. scrape

5. screen

6. spread

7. splash

8. spray

9. streak

10. strength

11. strong

12. squeak

13. three

14. throw

15. thread

 Unit 2 Week 5:  Digraphs

Empanada Day, The Inventor Thinks Up Helicopters, and Montgolfier Brothers' Hot Air Balloon

1. chick              

2. much

3. pitch

4. teacher

5. lunch

6. hatch

7. cheese

8. stretch

9. thick

10. truth

11. pathway

12. them

13. fish

14. whales

15. what

 Unit 3 Week 1:  r-Controlled vowels

Inchworm's Tale, Martina the Beautiful Cockroach, and Get a Backbone!

1. whirl

2. third

3. girls

4. firm

5. fern

6. herds

7. stern

8. serve

9. hurt

10. nurse

11. turns

12. learn

13. pearl

14. word

15. world

 Unit 3 Week 2:  r-Controlled vowels /ar/ and /or/

Jane's Discovery, Finding Lincoln, and A Great American Teacher

1. sharp             

2. yard

3. artist

4. carve

5. porch

6. storm

7. sport

8. story

9. chore

10. shore

11. sore

12. hoard

13. oars

14. pour

15. your

Unit 3 Week 3:  r-Controlled vowels /ar/ and /ir/

Earth and Its Neighbors, Earth, and Coyote and the Jar of Stars

1. careful

2. stared

3. shared

4. pair

5. stairs

6. wear

7. bear

8. where

9. there

10. dear

11. rear

12. gear

13. here

14. career

15. peer

 Unit 3 Week 4:  Prefixes pre- dis- mis-

Bats Did It First, Big Ideas from Nature, and Perdix Invents the Saw

1. misprint         

2. misread

3. mistrust

4. misspells

5. mistreat

6. precut

7. preview

8. prepaid

9. preplan

10. preheat

11. distrust

12. discount

13. dishonest

14. discovered

15. disabled

Unit 3 Week 5:  Dipthongs /oi/ and /ou/

The Long Road to Oregon, Riding the Rails West, and Discovering Life Long Ago

1. foil

2. coins

3. noise

4. point

5. enjoy

6. joyful

7. down

8. owl

9. crowd

10. plow

11. round

12. couch

13. proud

14. bounce

15. loudly

 Unit 4 Week 1:  /u/ and /u/

Nail Soup, The Real Story of Stone Soup, and Healthful Food Choices

1. spoon            

2. goose

3. booth

4. gloom

5. rude

6. tube

7. due

8. clues

9. true

10. chew

11. July

12. look

13. shook

14. notebook

15. could

Unit 4 Week 2:  Plural words

The Impossible Pet Show, The Talented Clementine, and Clementine and the Family Meeting

1. years

2. twins

3. trays

4. states

5. ashes

6. foxes

7. inches

8. flies

9. cities

10. ponies

11. bunches

12. alleys

13. lunches

14. cherries

15. daisies

 Unit 4 Week 3:  Varient vowel /o/

Gray Wolf! Red Fox!, Amazing Wildlife of the Mojave, and Little Half Chick

1. taught           

2. hauls

3. caused

4. paused

5. squawk

6. drawing

7. crawl

8. flawless

9. lawn

10. salt

11. talked

12. halls

13. water

14. bought

15. thoughtless

Unit 4 Week 4:  Homophones

Firsts in Flight, Hot Air Balloons, and Bellerophon and Pegasus

1. sale

2. sail

3. beet

4. beat

5. rode

6. road

7. rowed

8. its

9. it's

10. your

11. you're

12. their

13. they're

14. peace

15. piece

Unit 4 Week 5:  Soft c and g

Ginger's Fingers, The Giant, Captain's Log, The Winningest Woman of the Iditarod Dog Sled Race, and Narcissa

1. pounce         

2. placed

3. dice

4. cents

5. price

6. space

7. mice

8. office

9. wage

10. age

11. gyms

12. giant

13. changes

14. message

15. pages

 Unit 5 Week 1:  Compound words

Juanita and the Beanstalk, Clever Jack Takes the Cake, and When Corn Was Cash

1. airplane

2. daytime

3. birthday

4. daylight

5. hairdo

6. somebody

7. birdhouse

8. barefoot

9. headlight

10. sometime

11. someone

12. newspaper

13. sidewalks

14. basketball

15. stagecoach

 Unit 5 Week 2:  Endings -ed -ing -s

The New Hoop, Bravo, Tavo!, and Trash into Art

1. names           

2. named

3. naming

4. hopes

5. hoped

6. hoping

7. dances

8. danced

9. dancing

10. drops

11. dropped

12. dropping

13. wraps

14. wrapped

15. wrapping

 Unit 5 Week 3:  Closed syllables

Rescue Dogs Save the Day, Wildfires, and Windy Gale and the Great Hurricane

1. basket

2. rabbit

3. lesson

4. letter

5. invite

6. bedtime

7. mammal

8. number

9. fellow

10. chapter

11. follow

12. problem

13. chicken

14. butter

15. napkin

Unit 5 Week 4:  Inflectional endings y and i

Dolores Huerta:  Growing Up Strong, Elizabeth Leads the Way:  Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Right to Vote, and Susan B. Anthony Takes Action!

1. tries                

2. tried

3. trying

4. dries

5. dried

6. drying

7. hurries

8. hurried

9. hurrying

10. studies

11. studied

12. studying

13. plays

14. played

15. playing

 Unit 5 Week 5:  Open syllables

Here Comes Solar Power, It's All in the Wind, and Power for All

1. pilot

2. diner

3. tiger

4. favor

5. lemon

6. planet

7. cover

8. shady

9. robot

10. tiny

11. label

12. cozy

13. silent

14. spider

15. frozen

 Unit 6 Week 1:  Prefixes un- re- pre- dis-

Athena and Arachne, King Midas and the Golden Touch, and Carlos's Gift

1. disagreed     

2. dislike

3. disappear

4. prepaid

5. preschool

6. precook

7. previous

8. rebuild

9. return

10. resell

11. reprint

12. unwrap

13. unlucky

14. untied

15. unbeaten

Unit 6 Week 2:  Consonant + le syllable

The Big Blizzard, Nora's Ark, and The Wind and the Sun

1. able

2. purple

3. riddle

4. handle

5. eagle

6. puzzle

7. castle

8. little

9. pickle

10. towel

11. nickel

12. camel

13. travel

14. tunnel

15. squirrel

 Unit 6 Week 3:  Vowel-team syllables

Rocketing Into Space, Out of This World! The Ellen Ochoa Story, and A Flight to Lunar City

1. explained               

2. remain

3. reading

4. detail

5. presoak

6. monkey

7. brief

8. preteen

9. about

10. allowing

11. complain

12. enjoys

13. poison

14. repeats

15. unreal

Unit 6 Week 4:  r-Controlled vowel syllables

Butterflies Big and Small, Alligators and Crocodiles, and The Monkey and the Crocodile

1. severe

2. prepared

3. declare

4. later

5. writer

6. cellar

7. trailer

8. author

9. person

10. circus

11. garlic

12. partner

13. restore

14. sister

15. actor

 Unit 6 Week 5:  Suffixes -ful -less -ly

The Camping Trip, Bubble Gum, Ollie's Escape, and The Gentleman Bookworm

1. careful           

2. cheerful

3. helpful

4. colorful

5. harmful

6. pitiful

7. painless

8. priceless

9. helpless

10. sleepless

11. rainless

12. helplessly

13. peacefully

14. carefully

15. wisely

 


Please visit the site below to find the spelling words that we will be learning throughout the year!  You can test your child on the words and play fun games! Simply click on the link, scroll down until you find the title of the story that we are reading that particular week, and enjoy studying with your child!

http://www.spellingcity.com/lsmeyer/