Spelling and Vocabulary

Spelling and vocabulary will rotate every other week.  The test will consist of the 10 spelling words and 5 sight words.  In addition, students will be tested on 5 surprise words that follow the rule for the week. Students will also be expected to write 3 sentences using proper capitalization, spelling, and punctuation. The first spelling test will not be graded, but used as an example so that students know what to expect on upcoming spelling tests.

spelling for Wednesday, January 23-January 30, test is January 30
/ch/ sound can be spelled ch or tch
church
match
bench
stretch
peach
kitchen
chase
sketch
lunch
scratch
sight words:
knew
learn
leave
listen
lived

vocabulary for Wednesday, January 16-January 23, test is January 23
suffix able – able to be
suffix is – singular ending in -is
acceptable – able to be received the way it is; worthy
detachable – able to be unfastened, taken apart, or separated
honorable – able to be a person of honor, of high rank
imaginable – able to be imagined or thought of
portable – able to be carried from one place to another
thesis – a statement or position, usually one that will be proven in an essay or speech
hypothesis – a theory based on available evidence
emphasis – something that is given great importance or value

spelling for Wednesday, January 9-January 16, test is January 16
/ik/ sound spelled ic
frolicked
traffic
fabric
specific
elastic
arctic
magnetic
magic
heroic
strategic
sight words:
idea
inside
instead
keep
kind

Vocab for December 12-19
roots vari, uni
variation – a slightly different kind
variety – A collection of different things; an assortment
variable – not constant; changeable
unity – the state of being as one
unison – all together
unique – one of a kind
unanimous – having one opinion held by all
unit – a quantity of measure

Spelling for December 5-12, test is December 12
/k/ sound spelled k and ck
chicken
speck
locket
ticket
flicker
broke
silk
smoke
plank
cheek
sight words:
heavy
herself
himself
huge
hurt

Vocab for November 28 – December 5, test is December 5
roots:  claim/ton
acclaim – to praise publicly
proclaim – to declare, announce or make known
disclaim – to give up the right to, or responsibility for
undertone – a low or quiet sound
intonation – the rise and fall in the pitch of voice
monotone – a series of words uttered in one tone of voice
astonish – greatly surprised or impressed

NO SPELLING/VOCAB November 7-14!!!!
NO SPELLING/VOCAB November 14-21!!!
NO SPELLING/VOCAB November 21-28!!!!

spelling – Wednesday, October 31, test is November 7.
/er/ sound
dollar
energy
thirsty
purple
honor
rehearsal
familiar
mineral
surprise
collector
sight words:
figure
filled
forest
friend
front

vocabulary – Wednesday, October 24, test is October 31
Prefix un – not/opposite of
Prefix re – back/again, anew
undo – to cancel or reverse the doing of some action
unable – lacking the skill or means of doing something
unnecessary – not needed
unavailable – not free to be used or obtained, or not free to do something
recollect – to remember or recall
revise – to change something after thinking about it or talking with others
rehash – to put out old ideas or materials into a new form that is the same as the original
recalculate – to compute or figure again, sometimes using different data

NO SPELLING/VOCAB October 17-24!!!!!

spelling – Wednesday, October 10, test is Wednesday, October 17
human
cube
glue
neutral
chew
mildew
rescue
Europe
threw
statue
sight words:
earth
easy
everyone
everything
explain

vocab words – October 3 – test is October 10, root – cred meaning to believe and chron meaning time
credible – believable or trustworthy
incredible – unbelievable or seemingly impossible
credibility – the quality of being believed in or trusted
credence – the belief in or acceptance of something that is true
credentials – qualifications, achievements, or personal qualities that make someone suitable for something
chronology – the organizational pattern of how events occur in time
chronic – lasting a long time or repeatedly occurring, usually describing an illness
chronological – the adjective made from chronology; arranged in order of time

spelling – Wednesday, September 26 – test is Wednesday, October 3
long o sound
motel
drove
tiptoe
road
toad
slow
window
locate
stove
pillow
sight words
dinner
direction
draw
dream
early

vocab words – Wednesday, September 19 – test is Wednesday, September 26.
Roots: ann, enn, aud
annual – happening once a year
anniversary – The date on which something occurred in a previous year
millennium – a period of one thousand years
millennial – relating to a period of or anniversary of one thousand years
audio – sound, usually used in relation to the transmission or recording of sound
auditorium – a room or space in a building where people go to watch a performance or assembly
auditory – related to your sense of hearing

Spelling words – Wednesday, September 12 – long i sound (test is Wednesday, September 19)
shiny
drive
tie
sight
deny
type
final
five
flight
reply
sight words:
cause
center
circle
close
clothes

vocabulary words – Wednesday, September 5 – prefixes in, dis, and mis
incapable – unable to do or achieve something
inactive – not engaging in or involving any or much physical activity
disappear – cease to be visible
dislike – feel distaste for or hostility toward
disagree – have or express a different opinion
misspell – to spell (a word) incorrectly
mismatch – a failure to correspond or match; a discrepancy
misunderstand – fail to interpret or understand something correctly

spelling words – Wednesday, August 29
Long e words
secret
compete
three
beach
ceiling
chief
monkey
chimney
empty
maybe
Sight words:
behind
believe
between
bring
build

Vocabulary root words log and graph
log – word, graph – to write
monologue – a speech or joke told by one person
analogy – an explanation of something by comparing it to something else
dialogue – the words spoken by the actors or characters in a play
prologue – an introduction to a book, play, or poem

calligraphy – fine, beautiful writing
bibliography – a list of works on a topic
biography – a story of a person’s life written by someone else
demographics – relating to the structure of populations

Spelling will begin Wednesday, August 15 with long a words.  Test will be Wednesday, August 22.

bacon
cake
paint
clay
vein
sleigh
great
obey
plane
chain
sight words:
across
afraid
among
anything
around