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Spelling and Vocabulary Words – Week 22These are the spelling words and their definitions.  For the test on Friday, students must be able to spell the word and match the word to its correct definition.  These are the vocabulary words from math, language arts, science, and social studies this week.
  1. Confederacy – the name chosen by the states that seceded from the United States at the time of the Civil War
  2. fable – a story with a moral or lesson
  3. fugitive – a person who is running away
  4. homonym – words that have the same spelling and pronunciation, but different meanings  (example: bark and bark)
  5. homophone – words that only sound alike; they have different spelling and meanings (example: mail and male)
  6. pictograph – a graph that uses pictures or symbols to represent numbers
  7. plane figures – two-dimensional shapes such as rectangles, squares, or circles
  8. probability – the possibility that an event will happen
  9. survey – a gathering of a sample of data
  10. Union – another name for the United States
  11. lived (11-15 are high-frequency words; they only need to be spelled correctly)
  12. lives
  13. to
  14. too
  15. two

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Spelling and Vocabulary Words – Week 21These are the spelling words and their definitions.  For the test on Friday, students must be able to spell the word and match the word to its correct definition.  These are the vocabulary words from math, language arts, science, and social studies this week.
  1. adverb – tells more about a verb; usually ends in -ly
  2. boomtown – a town whose population grows very quickly
  3. convert – to change into another form
  4. degree – a unit of measure for angles based on dividing a circle in 360 equal parts
  5. demand – how much of a product consumers will buy at different prices
  6. negative – a word that means “no”
  7. possessive pronoun – takes the place of one or more possessive nouns
  8. supply – how much of a product producers will make at different prices
  9. symmetry – a line drawn through a figure so that the figure is divided into two equal parts that look exactly alike but are facing in opposite directions
  10. textile – cloth or fabric
(11-15 this week are words are NOT words they will match for the test; however, the students will need to know them in context so we've included the definitions)
  1. their – possessive pronoun; something belonging to ‘they’ or ‘them’
  2. there – a location
  3. they’re – contraction for ‘they are’
  4. it’s – contraction for ‘it is’
  5. its – possessive form of it

No words the week of 3/14-3/18 

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Spelling and Vocabulary Words – Week 19These are the spelling words and their definitions.  For the test on Friday, students must be able to spell the word and match the word to its correct definition.  These are the vocabulary words from math, language arts, science, and social studies this week.
  1. analogy – comparing two things, otherwise unlike, based on similarities
  2. antonym – words that have opposite meanings
  3. article – special adjectives:  a, an, and the
  4. capital – a city where a government meets
  5. congruent figures – figures that have exactly the same shape and size
  6. corps – a team of people who work together
  7. nationalism – devotion to one’s country
  8. prosperity – economic success and security
  9. quadrant – one of four sections on the coordinate plane formed by the x and y axis
  10. remainder – an amount left over when one number is divided by another number
  11. kept (11-15 are high-frequency words; they only need to be spelled correctly)
  12. killed
  13. kind
  14. knew
  15. know

 

Spelling and Vocabulary Words – Week 18These are the spelling words and their definitions.  For the test on Friday, students must be able to spell the word and match the word to its correct definition.  These are the vocabulary words from math, language arts, science, and social studies this week.

  1. adjective – a word that describes a noun
  2. alliteration – the repetition of beginning sounds of words
  3. democracy – a government in which the people have the power to make political decisions
  4. fourths – the name given to the equal pieces created when cutting a whole into four equal parts
  5. halves – the name given to the equal pieces created when cutting a whole into two equal parts
  6. improper fraction – a fraction whose numerator is greater than or equal to its denominator; the value is greater than one
  7. personification – giving human characteristics to an object or idea
  8. preamble – the introduction to the United States Constitution
  9. ratify – to accept
  10. thirds – the name given to the equal pieces created when cutting a whole into three equal parts
  11. idea (11-15 are high-frequency words; they only need to be spelled correctly)
  12. important
  13. inside
  14. instead
  15. into
Spelling and Vocabulary Words – Week 17
These are the spelling words and their definitions.  For the test on Friday, students must be able to spell the word and match the word to its correct definition.  These are the vocabulary words from math, language arts, science, and social studies this week.
  1. compare – to examine two or more things in order to show similarities and differences
  2. constitution – a written plan for government
  3. contrast – to examine in order to show differences between two or more things
  4. factor – any of the numbers that are multiplied to find a product
  5. federal – a system in which the states share power with the central government
  6. perimeter – distance around a closed two-dimensional shape
  7. repetition – repeating words, phrases, or sounds
  8. republic -  a government in which the citizens elect leaders to represent them
  9. rhyme – words with similar sounds
  10. rhythm – a repeating pattern, usually in a piece of music or poetry
  11. heavy (11-15 are high-frequency words; they only need to be spelled correctly)
  12. here
  13. hour
  14. house
  15. however

 

Spelling and Vocabulary Words – Week 16These are the spelling words and their definitions.  For the test on Friday, students must be able to spell the word and match the word to its correct definition.  These are the vocabulary words from math, language arts, science, and social studies this week.
  1. denominator – the number below the bar of a fraction that tells the number of equal parts                                        in the whole
  2. density – the amount of matter in a given space, or a given volume
  3. division – the process of determining how many equal groups can be made from a                               dividend
  4. equivalent – equal in amount; different representations for the same number
  5. mass – the amount of matter in an object
  6. numerator – the number above the bar of a fraction which represents the number of equal                                     parts being considered
  7. predicate – part of a sentence that tells what the subject does or is
  8. run-on sentence – contains two or more sentences that should stand alone or be connected as a        compound sentence
  9. subject – part of a sentence that tells whom or what the sentence is about
  10. volume – the amount of space that matter takes up
  11. half  (11-15 are high-frequency words; they only need to be spelled correctly)
  12. happy
  13. have
  14. hear
  15. heard
Spelling and Vocabulary Words – Week 15

These are the spelling words and their definitions.  For the test on Friday, students must be able to spell the word and match the word to its correct definition.  These are the vocabulary words from math, language arts, science, and social studies this week.

  1. attributes – characteristics of an object
  2. capacity – the amount a container can hold or the heaviest weight a scale can measure
  3. climate – the average weather conditions in an area over a long period of time
  4. condensation – the change of state from a gas to a liquid
  5. conjunction – the words and, but, or or
  6. evaporation – the change of state from a liquid to a gas
  7. exclamatory – shows strong feeling; ends with an exclamation mark
  8. front – the place where two air masses meet
  9. imperative – tells or asks someone to do something; ends with a period
  10. weather – the conditions of the atmosphere at a certain place and time
  11. getting  (6-10 are high-frequency words; they only need to be spelled correctly)
  12. goes
  13. gone
  14. great
  15. group

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Spelling and Vocabulary Words – Week 13

These are the spelling words and their definitions.  For the test on Friday, students must be able to spell the word and match the word to its correct definition.  These are the vocabulary words from math, language arts, science, and social studies this week.

  1. centimeter – a basic unit of measure equal to one hundredth of a meter
  2. foot – a unit of length equal to 12 inches
  3. fraction – a number that names part of a whole or a group
  4. indigo – a plant whose flowers can be made into a dark blue dye
  5. length – the distance between two points
  6. metaphor – a comparison of two different things without using the word like or as
  7. plantation – a large farm on which crops are raised by workers who live on the farm
  8. Quaker –member of a Christian group that believes people should live together in peace
  9. simile –  a comparison of two different things using the word like or as
  10. treaty – an official agreement between nations or groups
  11. follow  (11-15 are high-frequency words; they only need to be spelled correctly)
  12. found
  13. friend
  14. front
  15. funny

 

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Spelling and Vocabulary Words – Week 12

These are the spelling words and their definitions.  For the test on Friday, students must be able to spell the word and match the word to its correct definition.  These are the vocabulary words from math, language arts, science, and social studies this week.

  1. calendar – a chart showing the days, weeks, and months of the year
  2. date – a phrase or number that denotes a particular day of the month
  3. dissenter – a person who does not agree with the beliefs of his or her leaders
  4. export – a product sent to another country and sold
  5. fluency – one of the six traits that focuses on the flow of a written piece
  6. graph – a diagram used to display data; it can show the relationship between two quantities
  7. import – a good brought into one country from another
  8. industry – all the businesses that make one kind of product or provide one kind of service
  9. voice – one of the six traits that focuses on the writer including their own thoughts, feelings, and humor in their writing
  10. word choice – one of the six traits in which the writer includes vivid language
  11. feel  (11-15 are high-frequency words; they only need to be spelled correctly)
  12. field
  13. fight
  14. finally
  15. first

 

 

 

Spelling and Vocabulary Words – Week 11

These are the spelling words and their definitions.  For the test on Friday, students must be able to spell the word and match the word to its correct definition.  These are the vocabulary words from math, language arts, science, and social studies this week.

  1. apostrophe – shows a letter has been left out
  2. bay – a body of water that is partly enclosed by land and has a wide opening
  3. contraction – a shortened form of two words
  4. delta – a large mass of sediment deposited at the mouth of a river
  5. glacier – a large mass of slowly moving ice that flows down a slope
  6. headland – a point of land, usually high, that extends out into the water
  7. hundredths – the place value position two places after the decimal point
  8. prefix – a word part added to the beginning of a base word that changes the meaning of   the base word
  9. regular polygon – all sides measure the same and all angles measure the same
  10. table – an arrangement of information or data into columns and rows
  11. fact  (11-15 are high-frequency words; they only need to be spelled correctly)
  12. family
  13. fare
  14. father
  15. favorite
Spelling and Vocabulary Words – Week 10

These are the spelling words and their definitions.  For the test on Friday, students must be able to spell the word and match the word to its correct definition.  These are the vocabulary words from math, language arts, science, and social studies this week.

  1. action verb – tells what the subject does or did
  2. deposition – the dropping of sediment moved by water, wind, or ice
  3. erosion – the movement of rock material from one place to another
  4. irregular verb – a verb that does not add –ed to form the past tense
  5. linking verb – links the subject of the sentence to a noun or adjective in the predicate
  6. rule – a description or formula which results in the continuation of a picture or number      pattern
  7. sequence – numbers or objects arranged in a particular order
  8. solve – to find the answer to a question or puzzle
  9. weathering – the slow wearing away of rock into smaller pieces, by ice, plant roots,           moving water, wind, or chemicals
  10. whole number – any of the numbers 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, etc.  They do not include fractions or      decimals
  11. each  (11-15 are high-frequency words; they only need to be spelled correctly)
  12. early
  13. either
  14. enough
  15. every
Spelling and Vocabulary Words – Week 9

These are the spelling words and their definitions.  For the test on Friday, students must be able to spell the word and match the word to its correct definition.  These are the vocabulary words from math, language arts, science, and social studies this week.

  1. angle – a figure formed by two rays with a common endpoint called its vertex
  2. decimal – a number that uses place value and a decimal point to show tenths and hundredths
  3. equation – a number sentence that contains an equal sign
  4. equator – an imaginary line that circles Earth halfway between the North and South poles
  5. helping verb – assists the main verb to show an action or make a statement
  6. main verb – tells what the subject does or is
  7. revolve – to move in a path around another object
  8. rotate – to turn on an axis
  9. synonym – words that have the same, or almost the same, meaning
  10. thesaurus – a book that lists synonyms and antonyms
  11. died  (11-15 are high-frequency words; they only need to be spelled correctly)
  12. different
  13. does
  14. doing
  15. during

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Spelling and Vocabulary Words – Week 8

These are the spelling words and their definitions.  For the test on Friday, students must be able to spell the word and match the word to its correct definition.  These are the vocabulary words from math, language arts, science, and social studies this week.

  1. action verb – a word that expresses action
  2. addition – combining two or more numbers to find a sum
  3. colonial – a person who lives in a colony
  4. future tense – shows an action that will happen
  5. past tense – shows an action that has already happened
  6. plantation – a large farm on which crops are raised by workers who live on the farm
  7. present tense – shows an action that is happening now
  8. Puritan – a person who wants to be pure and make the church pure
  9. trapezoid – a quadrilateral with exactly one pair of parallel sides
  10. zero – a number indicating that there is no amount; it is also used as a place holder
  11. close  (11-15 are high-frequency words; they only need to be spelled correctly)
  12. clothes
  13. coming
  14. complete
  15. country

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Spelling and Vocabulary Words – Week 7

These are the spelling words and their definitions.  For the test on Friday, students must be able to spell the word and match the word to its correct definition.  These are the vocabulary words from math, language arts, science, and social studies this week.

  1. audience – a group that listens, watches or reads
  2. conclusion – a final decision reached by reasoning
  3. data – information that is gathered by counting, measuring, asking questions, or observing
  4. explorer – a person who travels to new places to learn about them
  5. infer – understanding an author's implied meaning; to arrive at a conclusion
  6. mission – a religious community where priests taught Christianity
  7. numeral – a symbol used to represent a number
  8. shape – a geometric form of an object
  9. slavery – a cruel system in which people are bought and sold and made to work without pay
  10. symbol – a picture or image used to represent something
  11. called  (11-15 are high-frequency words; they only need to be spelled correctly)
  12. caught
  13. certain
  14. change
  15. cheap
Spelling and Vocabulary Words – Week 6

These words are from the students’ music lesson on “The Star-Spangled Banner.”  They will only be tested on the spellings of these words.

 
  1. anthem
  2. spangled
  3. banner
  4. dawn
  5. hailed
  6. twilight
  7. gleaming
  8. perilous
  9. o’er
  10. ramparts
  11. gallantly
  12. streaming
Spelling and Vocabulary Words – Week 5

These are the spelling words and their definitions.  For the test on Friday, students must be able to spell the word and match the word to its correct definition.  These are the vocabulary words from math, language arts, science, and social studies this week.

  1. attribute – a distinctive characteristic of something such as its color, shape, or size
  2. carnivore – an animal that eats only other animals
  3. compound word – a word made from two or more smaller words that are joined together
  4. difference – the answer in a subtraction sentence
  5. glossary – an alphabetical list located towards the back of a book that gives the meaning for special words used in the book
  6. herbivore – an animal that eats only plants
  7. index – an alphabetical list located towards the back of a book that lists topics covered in the book and the page number where it may be found
  8. length – the distance between two points
  9. omnivore – an animal that eats both plants and animals
  10. value – how much a number is worth according to its place in a number
  11. believe  (11-15 are high-frequency words; they only need to be spelled correctly)
  12. between
  13. brother
  14. brought
  15. build
Spelling and Vocabulary Words – Week 4

These are the spelling words and their definitions.  For the test on Friday, students must be able to spell the word and match the word to its correct definition.  These are the vocabulary words from math, language arts, and science this week.

  1. abbreviation – the shortened form of a word
  2. adaptation – a physical feature or a behavior that helps an organism survive in its habitat
  3. apostrophe – a punctuation mark that can be used to show ownership when added with a s or used by itself
  4. difference – the answer when subtracting two numbers
  5. habitat – the place where an organism lives
  6. factor – one of two or more numbers that are multiplied to give an answer
  7. mimicry – an adaptation that allows an animal to protect itself by looking like another kind of animal or plant
  8. possessive noun – a noun that shows who or what owns or has something
  9. product – the answer when multiplying numbers
  10. sum – the answer when adding numbers
  11. because  (11-15 are high-frequency words; they only need to be spelled correctly)
  12. become
  13. before
  14. behind
  15. being

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Spelling and Vocabulary Words – Week 3

These are the spelling words and their definitions.  For the test on Friday, students must be able to spell the word and match the word to its correct definition.  These are the vocabulary words from math, language arts, and social studies this week.

  1. ancient – long ago
  2. capitalize – the act of placing a capital letter; used for proper nouns
  3. civilization – a group of people living together who have systems of government, religion, and culture
  4. common noun – names any person, place, or thing
  5. maximum – the greatest number in a set of data
  6. median – the middle value in a set of data
  7. minimum – the smallest number in a set of data
  8. mode –  the value or values that occur most often in a set of data
  9. proper noun – names a specific person, place, or thing
  10. religion – the belief in one or more gods
  11. answer  (11-15 are high-frequency words; they only need to be spelled correctly)
  12. anything
  13. around
  14. beautiful
  15. became
Spelling and Vocabulary Words – Week 2

These are the spelling words and their definitions.  For the test on Friday, students must be able to spell the word and match the word to its correct definition.  These are the vocabulary words from math, language arts, and social studies this week.

  1. algorithm – a set of step-by-step- instructions for doing something, such as                                 carrying out a computation or solving a problem
  2. equivalent – equal to
  3. estimate – an answer that is close to the correct answer
  4. landform – a feature on the surface of the land
  5. noun – a word that names a person, place, or thing
  6. plains – large areas of flat or nearly flat land
  7. plateau – a high, steep-sided area rising above the surrounding land
  8. plural noun – names more than one person, place, or thing
  9. region – an area that has one or more features in common
  10. singular noun – names only one person, place, or thing
  11. almost  (11-15 are high-frequency words; they only need to be spelled correctly)
  12. already
  13. although
  14. always
  15. another
  Spelling and Vocabulary Words – Week 1

These are the spelling words and their definitions.  For the test on Friday, students must be able to spell the word and match the word to its correct definition.  These are the vocabulary words from math, language arts, and social studies this week.

  1. chloroplast – where a plant cell makes its food
  2. cytoplasm – a jellylike material that fills a cell
  3. entertain – to hold the attention in an agreeable way
  4. nucleus – the control center of the cell
  5. parallel – never meeting and always the same distance apart
  6. polygon – a closed 2-dimensional figure that is made up of line segments joined                   end to end; the line segments of a polygon may not cross
  7. predict – to tell about in advance
  8. purpose – an intended or desired result (in this case the author’s purpose for                       writing)
  9. quadrangles – a polygon with 4 angles
  10. quadrilateral – a polygon with 4 sides
  11. able  (11-15 are high-frequency words; they only need to be spelled correctly)
  12. about
  13. above
  14. across
  15. against

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