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Spelling Words

All Students must know how to spell the following wordsbefore the 2010/2011 school year. 

Third Grade High Frequency Spelling List

aboutdon'titssaidvery
againenoughjournalschoolswant
almostespeciallyknewsomethingwas
alsoeverybodyknowsometimeswear
alwayseverythinglaughedterribleweather
anotherexceptlet'sthat'swent
anyoneexcitinglovabletheirwe're
arefavoritemyselfthenwere
beautifulfirstnewtherewhat
becausefriendlynotheywhen
beforegeneraloffthey'rewhere
buygettingonethoughtwhether
bygovernorourthrewwho
can'thavepeoplethroughwhole
cityhiddenprettierto winner
couldholeprettiesttoowith
communityhopelessprettytroublewon
confusionI'mprobablytwowon't
countriesimpossiblequestionunhappinesswouldn't
didn'tindependentreallyuntilwrite
discoverintorecycleusuallyyour
doesn'tit'srightvacationyou're

SELECTED WORD LISTS AND STRATEGIES

FOURTH GRADE

These high frequency word lists are the most common words in English, ranked in frequency order. The first 25 make up about a third of all printed materials. The first 100 make up about half of all written material, and the first 300 make up about 65% of all written material. Students must learn to instantly read and spell these words correctly.

·    At the beginning of the school year students should be assessed to determine their level of proficiency in spelling the words on these lists.

·    The lists and strategies are meant to guide the spelling instruction in each grade level.

·    By the end of each school year, students should be able to spell and read the selected word lists to mastery.

 

In order to ensure a smooth transition between third and fourth grades when students should be moving from “learning to read” to “reading to learn” it is imperative that our students learn a minimum number of words each year, beginning in kindergarten. The words on this selected word list should be taught to mastery by the end of 4th Grade.

 

For additional information, ideas for classroom spelling programs, teaching for word solving strategies, additional lists, and research:

  

References:

·    The Reading Teacher’s Book of Lists, fourth edition, Fry, Kress, Fountoukidis

·    Words, Words, Words: Teaching Vocabulary in Grades 4-12, Janet Allen

·    Spelling K-8: Planning and Teaching, Diane Snowball

 


 

SELECTED WORD LIST – FOURTH GRADE

High Frequency Words

(read from left to right) 

cross

speaksolveappearmetalson
eithericesleepvillagefactorsresult
jumpedsnowridecarefloorhill
pushedbabybuycenturyoutsideeverything
tallalreadyinsteadphrasesoilbed
copyfreehopespringcaselaughed
nationquitetypethemselvestemperaturebright
leadeveryonemethodsectionlakeconsonant
withindictionaryhairageamountscale
poundsalthoughperbrokenmomenttiny
possiblegoldmilkquietnaturallot
stoneactmiddlespeedcountcat
someonesailrolledbearwondersmiled
anglefractionAfricakilledmelodybottom
trapholepoorlet’sfightsurprise
Frenchdiedbeatexactlyremaindress
ironcouldn’tfingersrowleastcatch
climbedwroteshoutedcontinueditselfelse
plainsgasEnglandburningdesignjoined
footlawearsgrassyou’regrew
skinvalleycentskeypresidentbrown
troublecoolcloudlostsentsymbols
wearbadsaveexperimentenginealone
drawingeastpaysingletouchinformation
expressmouthyardequaldecimalyourself
controlpracticereportstraightrisestatement
stickpartyseedsupposewomancoast
bankperiodwirechoosecleanvisit
bitwhosereceivedgardenpleasestrange
caughtfellteamcaptaindirectring
servechilddesertincreasehistorycost
maybebusinessseparatebreakunclehunting
flowladystudentshumanartfeeling
supplycornerelectricinsectscrops tone
doctorprovidethuswon’tbonestail
boardmoderncompoundminewasn’taddition
belongsafesoldiersguesssilenttrade
rathercomparecrowdpoemenjoyelements
indicateexceptexpectflatseveninteresting
sensestringblowfamousvaluewings
movementpoleexcitingbranchesthickblood

lie

spot

bell

loud

consider

suggested

thin

position

entered

fruit

tied

rich

dollars

send

sight

chief

Japanese

stream

planets

rhythm

eight

science

major

observe

tube

necessary

weight

meat

lifted

process

army

property

particular

swim

terms

current

park

sell

shoulder

industry

wash

block

spread

cattle

wife

sharp

company

radio

we’ll

action

capital

factories

settled

yellow

southern

truck

fair

printed

wouldn’t

ahead

chance

born

level

triangle

molecules

France

repeated

column

western

church

sister

oxygen

plural

various

agreed

opposite

wrong

chart

prepared

pretty

solution

fresh

shop

suffix

especially

shoes

actually

nose

afraid

dead

sugar

adjective

fig

office

huge

gun

death

score

similar

forward

stretched

experience

rose

allow

fear

workers

Washington

Greek

women

bought

led

march

northern

create
Britishdifficultmatchwindoesn’tsteel
totaldealdetermineeveningnor rope
cottonappledetailsentirecornsubstances
smelltoolsconditionstrackarrivedlocated
sirsatdivisioneffectunderlineview

 

 

 

 

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