Spelling Words

  • Spelling Words

    On this page, you will find the weekly spelling words associated with each of our reading stories. The current spelling words will be highlighted below. I have posted the spelling words by story for the entire year for students who like to work ahead, for students who require more practice time, and for students who may have anticipated absences.

    A Fine, Fine School


    Basic:  crop, plan, thing, smell, shut, sticky, spent, lunch, pumpkin, clock, gift, class, skip, swing

    Review:  next, hug

    Challenge:  hospital, fantastic

    The Trial of Cardigan Jones


    Basic:  spoke, mile, save, excuse, cone, invite, cube, price, erase, ripe, broke, flame, life, rule

    Review:  these, those

    Challenge:  surprise, decide


    Destiny's Gift

    Basic:  lay, real, trail, sweet, today, dream, seem, tea, treat, afraid, leave, bait, cheer, speed

    Review:  paint, please

    Challenge:  yesterday, explain


    Pop's Bridge

    Basic:  load, opening, told, yellow, soak, shadow, foam, follow, glow, sold, window, coach, almost, throat

    Review:  cold, most

    Challenge:  tomorrow, sailboats


    Roberto Clemente

    Basic:  slight, mild, sight, pie, mind, tie, pilot, might, lie, tight, blind, fight, dies, midnight

    Review:  find, night

    Challenge:  silent, frightening


    Bat Loves the Night

    Basic:  math, toast, easy, socks, Friday, stuff, paid, cheese, June, elbow, program, shiny, piles, sticky

    Review:  each, both

    Challenge:  comb, holiday


    What Do Illustrators Do?

    Basic:  three, scrap, street, spring, thrill, scream, strange, throw, string, scrape, spray, threw, strong, scratch

    Review:  think, they

    Challenge:  straight, scramble


    The Harvest Birds

    Basic:  itch, wreck, knee, patch, wrap, know, watch, knife, stretch, write, knew, knock, match, wrong

    Review:  know, catch

    Challenge:  wrinkle, knuckle


    The Kamishibal Man

    Basic:  clown, round, bow, cloud, power, crown, thousand, crowd, sound, count, powder, blouse, frown, pound

    Review:  house, found

    Challenge:  mountain, coward

    Young Thomas Edison


    Basic:  talk, cross, awful, law, cloth, cost, crawl, chalk, also, raw, salt, wall, lawn, always

    Review:  soft, small

    Challenge:  often, strawberry


    Technology Wins the Game


    Basic:  joy, point, voice, join, oil, coin, noise, spoil, toy, joint, boy, soil, choice, boil

    Review:  come, are

    Challenge:  poison, destroy

    Tops and Bottoms



    Basic:  hole, whole, its, it's, hear, here, won, one, our, hour, their, there, fur, fir

    Review:  road, rode

    Challenge:  peace, piece

    Yonder Mountain: A Cherokee Legend



    Basic:  I'd, he's, haven't, doesn't, let's, there's, wouldn't, what's, she's, aren't, hasn't, couldn't, he'd, they're

    Review:  can't, isn't

    Challenge:  we're, weren't

    Aero and Officer Mike



    Basic:  horse, mark, storm, market, acorn, artist, March, north, barking, stork, thorn, forest, chore, restore

    Review:  dark, story

    Challenge:  partner, fortune

    The Extra-good Sunday



    Basic:  nurse, work, shirt, hurt, first, word, serve, curly, dirt, third, worry, turn, stir, firm

    Review:  her, girl

    Challenge:  perfect, hamburger

    Judy Moody Saves the World!


    Basic:  air, wear, chair, stairs, bare, bear, hair, care, pear, pair, share, near, ear, beard

    Review:  buy, year

    Challenge:  earring, compare

    The Albertosaurus Mystery: Philip Currie's Hunt in the Badlands



    Basic:  age, space, change, jawbone, jacket, giant, pencil, circle, once, large, dance, jeans, bounce, huge

    Review:  nice, place

    Challenge:  excited, gigantic

    A Tree is Growing



    Basic:  shark, check, queen, circus, flake, crack, second, squeeze, quart, squeak, quick, coldest, Africa, Mexico

    Review:  black, thank

    Challenge:  correct, question

    Two Bear Cubs



    Basic:  mood, wooden, drew, smooth, blue, balloon, true, crooked, chew, tooth, hooves, cool, food, pooch

    Review:  blew, foot

    Challenge:  loose, jewel

    Life on The Ice



    Basic:  birthday, anyone, sometimes, everything, homework, afternoon, airplane, grandmother, something, without, himself, faraway, sunburned, daylight

    Review:  someone, cannot

    Challenge:  scorekeeper, everybody

    Sarah Plain and Tall



    Basic:  coming, swimming, dropping, tapping, taping, invited, saving, stared, planned, changing, joking, loved, gripped, tasted

    Review:  making, stopped

    Challenge:  freezing, scared

    The Journey: Stories of Migration



    Basic:  cities, cried, puppies, hurried, stories, flies, parties, tried, pennies, fried, carried, babies, spied, ponies

    Review:  pretty, very

    Challenge:  countries, libraries

    The Journey of Oliver K. Woodman



    Basic:  singer, loudly, joyful, teacher, fighter, closely, powerful, farmer, quickly, careful, friendly, speaker, wonderful, truly

    Review:  hopeful, safely

    Challenge:  listener, calmly




    Basic:  unfold, rejoin, untie, reheat, unfair, unclear, repaid, rewrite, unhurt, recheck, unlucky, unwrap, reuse, unsure

    Review:  reread, unsafe

    Challenge:  unbuckle, unknown

    Mountains:  Surviving on Mt. Everest



    Basic:  painless, sickness, sadness, helpless, thankless, kindness, hopeless, darkness, fearless, thickness, careless, goodness, spotless, softness

    Review:  useful, weakly

    Challenge:  breathless, eagerness