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Harcourt Spelling

Hello Parents and Students!

We will be focusing on a new story from our Harcourt Reading textbook each week. Each story has its own set of spelling and vocabulary words. The list below shows all of the spelling words associated with the Harcourt stories and themes. Please check your child's agenda or homework folder to see which words and stories are the focus for the week. You can visit Harcourt Storytown online to view activities for each story as well as a glossary for the text.   

Theme 1- Facing Challenges
LESSON 1
LESSON 2
LESSON 3
LESSON 4
LESSON 5
Story: The Hot and Cold Summer
Story: Mighty Jackie: The Strike Out Queen
Story: Danrita Brown Leaves Town
Story: Kai's Journey to Gold Mountain
Story: Pedro Puts on a Play
Skill: Short vowels and Vowel Diagraphs
Skill: Long vowels and Vowel diagraphs
Skill: Variant vowels and Vowel diphthongs
Skill: Inflected endings –ed and -ing
Skill: Review Skills
Spelling Words:
1. pact
 2. brand
3. brick
4. crop
5. broad
6. tread
7. film
8. else
9. gram
10. gum
11. dread
12. spend
13. past
14. plot
15. check
16. split
17. sting
18. strap
19. task
20. twin
21. gingerly
22. ditch
23. pleasure
24. penguin
25. lecture

Spelling Words:
1. cheese
2. heel
 3. season
 4. boast
5. chief
6. gape
7. aim
8. brain
9. fluke
10. crayon
11. eagle
12. throw
13. rose
14. student
15. goal
16. woke
17. ripen
18. cube
19. rainbow
20. scrape
21. teenage
22. obedience
23. bowling
24. league
25. migraine
Spelling Words:
1. toil
2. faucet
 3. boyhood
4. choice
5. dawn
6. awful
7. foist
8. daughter
9. flaw
10. annoyed
11. royal
12. allow
13. destroy
14. blew
15. spoon
16. shampoo
17. brown
18. renew
19. wooden
20. auction
21. boulevard
22. browse
23. cashew
24. moonbeam
25. laundry
Spelling Words:
1. counting
2. craned
 3. seemed
4. burned
5. chopped
6. cracked
7. begged
8. moving
9. slipped
10. sailing
11. trimmed
12. shopping
13. returned
14. watching
15. pushed
16. visited
17. cringed
18. screamed
19. scratching
20. flapping
21. hovered
22. grabbed
23. realizing
24. accusing
25. nudged
Spelling Words:
1. tread
2. broad
3. split
4. chief
5. season
6. brain
7. throw
8. goal
9. scrape
10. choice
11. allow
12. auction
13. flaw
14. daughter
15. destroy
16. renew
17. boyhood
18. returned
19. chopped
20. counting

Theme 2- Getting the Job Done

LESSON 6
LESSON 7
LESSON 8
LESSON 9
LESSON 10
Story: On the Banks of Plum Creek
Story: Justin and the Best Biscuits in the World
Story: Three Little Cyberpigs
Story: Weaving a California Tradition
Story: Emerald's Eggs
Skill: Consonant -le
Skill: VCCV: Same Medial Consonants
Skill: VCCV: Different Medial Consonants
Skill: VCCCV
Skill: Review Skills
Spelling Words:

1. circle
2. angle
3. cradle
4. ladle
5. castle
6. ruffle
7. juggle
8. ankle
9. battle
10. candle
11. fable
12. riddle
13. icicle
14. sparkle
15. jungle
16. tangle
17. marble
18. sizzle
19. paddle
20. handle
21. meddle
22. drizzle
23. speckle
24. vehicle
25. hurtle

Spelling Words:
 1. letter
2. ladder
 3. appear
 4. lesson
5. soccer
6. classic
7. hollow
8. supper
9. accent
10. pizza
11. officer
12. lettuce
13. better
14. slipper
15. bottom
16. ribbon
17. summer
18. college
19. occur
20. rabbit
21. lullaby
22. hurriedly
23. happiness
24. scattered
25. issue
Spelling Words:

 1. history
 2. number
3. hunger
 4. company
5. window
6. welcome
7. blanket
8. perhaps
9. service
10. subject
11. thunder
12. furnish
13. jersey
14. mother
15. secret
16. harvest
17. winter
18. problem
19. chapter
20. nurse
21. terminals
22. costumes
23. curtail
24. version
25. tonsils

Spelling Words:

 1. monster
2. complete
3. hundred
4. exchange
5. sandwich
6. surprise
7. applause
8. although
9. conflict
10. mattress
11. purchase
12. merchant
13. pumpkin
14. angry
15. Thursday
16. ostrich
17. punctual
18. address
19. chestnut
20. luncheon
21. implication
22. enterprise
23. comprehend
24. bolster
25. mongrel

Spelling Words:

 1. castle
2. handle
3. ruffle
4. icicle
5. fable
6. soccer
7. appear
8. hollow
9. classic
10. college
11. accent
12. service
13. jersey
14. mother
15. problem
16. subject
17. complete
18. mattress
19. purchase
20. luncheon


Theme 3- Natural Changes
LESSON 11
LESSON 12
LESSON 13
LESSON 14
LESSON 15
Story: Mimicry and Camouflage
Story: Mountains
Story: Fire Storm
Story: The Stranger
Story: The Adventurers
Skill: VCV Pattern
Skill: Prefixes: re-, un-, non
Skill: Suffixes: -able, -ible, -ness,
-ment, -less
Skill: Words ending with /en/ sound
(-en, -on, -in, -an)
Skill: Review Skills
Spelling Words:
1. begin
2. vanish
 3. bonus
4. legal
5. event
6. moment
7. motive
8. native
9. suburb
10. mimic
11. paper
12. pilot
13. raven
14. rival
15. relish
16. silent
17. solar
18. spider
19. super
20. virus
21. basis
22. enemy
23. balance
24. chemical
25. fiber
Spelling Words:
1. reuse
2. restart
 3. retell
4. resend
5. replace
6. uncork
7. unstuck
8. unannounced
9. unpleasant
10. unchain
11. unfit
12. nonprofit
13. nonmetal
14. recall
15. nontoxic
16. unwelcome
17. reproduce
18. retrace
19. uninvited
20. reapply
21. unchanging
22. unyielding
23. nonexistent
24. refinish
25. reprogram
Spelling Words:
1. likable
2. removable
3. printable
4. adorable
5. comfortable
6. durable
7. usable
8. invisible
9. responsible
10. darkness
11. tidiness
12. silliness
13. excitement
14. government
15. requirement
16. loneliness
17. harmless
18. hopeless
19. fearless
20. horrible
21. wilderness
22. feasible
23. irritable
24. relentless
25. advertisement
Spelling Words:
1. apron
2. button
 3. canyon
4. certain
5. chicken
6. cardigan
7. cotton
8. dragon
9. even
10. fountain
11. gallon
12. horizon
13. listen
14. orphan
15. pardon
16. pollen
17. prison
18. siren
19. swollen
20. driven
21. dolphin
22. opinion
23. oxygen
24. veteran
25. option
Spelling Words:
1. event
2. rival
3. solar
4. moment
5. unannounced
6. reuse
7. retrace
8. unpleasant
9. nonmetal
10. likable
11. comfortable
12. horrible
13. invisible
14. loneliness
15. requirement
16. fearless
17. cotton
18. listen
19. fountain
20. orphan

Theme 4- Imagination at Work
LESSON 16
LESSON 17
LESSON 18
LESSON 19
LESSON 20
Story: So You Want to Be an Inventor?
Story: Just Like Me
Story: Hewitt Anderson's Great Big Life
Story: Juan Verdades: The Man Who Couldn't Tell a Lie
Story: The Case of the Too- Hot Apple Cider
Skill: Endings / el / (-al, -el, -il, -le)
Skill: Endings /er/ (-ar, -er, -or, -re)
Skill: Word Parts: over-, under-, sub-
Skill: Irregular Plurals and Possessives
Skill: Review Skills
Spelling Words:
1. tropical
2. animal
 3. April
4. arrival
5. trample
6. bottle
7. camel
8. capital
9. couple
10. swivel
11. festival
12. gentle
13. level
14. national
15. normal
16. tremble
17. puddle
18. rebel
19. single
20. tunnel
21. civil
22. snorkel
23. double
24. dribble
25. original
Spelling Words:
1. lunar
2. cellar
 3. collar
4. corner
5. danger
6. director
7. doctor
8. dollar
9. tinker
10. finger
11. honor
12. horror
13. labor
14. master
15. motor
16. ancestor
17. checkers
18. power
19. regular
20. sugar
21. contractor
22. cellular
23. hamburger
24. pasture
25. inventor
Spelling Words:
1. overactive
2. overbite
3. overboard
4. overdrive
5. overestimate
6. overhand
7. overheat
8. overpass
9. overreact
10. underline
11. underbrush
12. underdeveloped
13. undergo
14. underhand
15. underpass
16. underscore
17. underwater
18. submarine
19. subway
20. overact
21. undertow
22. overlook
23. overwhelmed
24. subcommittee
25. subarctic
Spelling Words:
1. babies’
2. baby’s
3. child’s
4. children
5. classes
6. class’s
7. sheep
8. feet
9. elk
10. fish
11. fishes’
12. goose’s
13. geese
14. jeans
15. mouse’s
16. mice
17. teeth
18. women
19. woman’s
20. moose
21. crossroads
22. family’s
23. headquarters
24. person’s
25. people’s
Spelling Words:
1. arrival
2. gentle
3. national
4. single
5. level
6. collar
7. doctor
8. checkers
9. power
10. overboard
11. overheat
12. underbrush
13. undergo
14. subway
15. sheep
16. class’s
17. fishes’
18. women
19. jeans
20. fish

Theme 5- A New Home
LESSON 21
LESSON 22
LESSON 23
LESSON 24
LESSON 25
Story: Because of Winn Dixie
Story: My Diary from Here to There
Story: The Cricket in Times Square
Story: Mangrove Wilderness
Story: Welcome to Chinatown!
Skill: Words with Suffixes: -ant, -ent,
 -ist, -ian.
Skill: Word Parts: in, out, down, up
Skill: Suffixes: -ation, -ition, -al, -ial
Skill: Suffixes in Combination
Skill: Review Skills
Spelling Words:

 1. assistant
2. consultant
 3. coolant
4. defendant
5. radiant
6. disinfectant
7. ignorant
8. absorbent
9. confident
10. different
11. engineer
12. activist
13. cyclist
14. motorist
15. pianist
16. typist
17. comedian
18. electrician
19. librarian
20. musician
21. puppeteer
22. occupant
23. technician
24. relevant
25. pertinent

Spelling Words:

 1. incomplete
2. indirect
 3. indent
4. instead
5. include
6. inexact
7. infamous
8. outbid
9. outbreak
10. outcast
11. outdated
12. outdoor
13. downfall
14. downhill
15. downpour
16. downstairs
17. update
18. upfront
19. uphill
20. unwind
21. inexpensive
22. involuntary
23. outpatient
24. upstage
25. downplay

Spelling Words:

 1. decoration
 2. abbreviation
 3. admiration
4. association
5. aviation
6. civilization
7. declaration
8. addition
9. composition
10. preposition
11. abdominal
12. proposal
13. rendition
14. disposal
15. emotional
16. environmental
17. denial
18. facial
19. judicial
20. testimonial
21. superficial
22. repetition
23. conversation
24. approximation
25. international

Spelling Words:
1. additional
2. beautifully
3. blissfully
4. boastfully
5. carefully
6. cheerfully
7. colorfully
8. educational
9. effortlessly
10. endlessly
11. guiltlessly
12. joyfully
13. meaningfully
14. playfully
15. restfully
16. respectfully
17. childishness
18. truthfully
19. usefully
20. powerfully
21. occasionally
22. blamelessness
23. sentimentally
24. gleefulness
25. motionlessly
Spelling Words:
 1. radiant
2. confident
3. engineer
4. typist
5. electrician
6. inexact
7. outdated
8. downfall
9. upfront
10. upwind
11. admiration
12. addition
13. emotional
14. abdominal
15. testimonial
16. decoration
17. effortlessly
18. meaningfully
19. truthfully
20. carefully
Theme 6- Exploring Our World
LESSON 26
LESSON 27
LESSON 28
LESSON 29
LESSON 30
Story: Dragons and Dinosaurs
Story: Grand Canyon: A Trail Through Time
Story: The Bunyans
Story: John Muir and Stickeen: An Icy Adventure with a No-Good Dog
Story: Discovering the Atocha
Skill: Silent Letters
Skill: Words with Greek and Latin Parts
Skill: Homophones
Skill: Words with Prefix + Root + Suffix
Skill: Review Skills
Spelling Words:
1. subtle
2. scene
3. climbed
4. comb
5. exhibit
6. doubt
7. folks
8. exhaust
9. half
10. whistle
11. island
12. lamb
13. numb
14. often
15. rustle
16. debt
17. knack
18. thumb
19. unknown
20. mortgage
21. handsome
22. rhyme
23. thorough
24. cheetah
25. cupboard




Spelling Words:
1. respect
 2. inspect
3. spectacle
 4. spectator
5. spectrum
6. specific
7. construct
8. destruction
9. instruct
10. structure
11. autograph
12. photograph
13. phonics
14. telegraph
15. paragraph
16. visor
17. visitor
18. visual
19. visible
20. television
21. envision
22. telecast
23. graphite
24. spectacular
25. retrospect







Spelling Words:
1. there
 2. they’re
 3. their
4. sent
5. scent
6. hour
7. our
8. seam
9. seem
10. plain
11. plane
12. piece
13. peace
14. two
15. too
16. to
17. whole
18. hole
19. pail
20. pale
21. chord
22. cord
23. heir
24. mourning
25. morning



Spelling Words:
1. impatiently
2. disappearance
 3. unhappily
4. unnaturally
5. refreshment
6. mistakenly
7. nonrefundable
8. remarkable
9. unlikely
10. unpleasantly
11. disagreement
12. inaccurately
13. incorrectly
14. irreversible
15. repayment
16. uneasily
17. unhealthy
18. unusually
19. misguidance
20. refillable
21. reenlistment
22. reassurance
23. ineptness
24. unseasonable
25. unsuccessful




Spelling Words:
1. scene
 2. numb
3. rustle
4. debt
5. knack
6. specific
7. phonics
8. destruction
9. paragraph
10. sent
11. scent
12. pail
13. pale
14. to
15. too
16. two
17. inaccurately
18. repayment
19. misguidance
20. unusually

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