Unit 15 Spelling List

The words for this week focus on contractions. We learned how to make a contraction earlier in the year. Students are required to finish 50 points of spelling activities. The activities and test will be due on Friday, March 11th.

  1. don't

  2. didn't

  3. I'll

  4. I'm

  5. it's

  6. let's

  7. they're

  8. we're

  9. doesn't

  10. o'clock

  11. won't

  12. wouldn't

  13. can't

  14. that's

  15. you're

  16. couldn't

  17. shouldn't

  18. trapezoid (Unit 14)

  19. voyage (Unit 14)

  20. loyal (Unit 14)

** write spelling words in cursive (15 points)

Weekly Spelling Activities


Your spelling homework each week is to do 50 points work of activities. You will need to choose which activities that you will finish each week. Every activity is worth a certain number of points. Your activities must total 50 points. These activities will need to be completed on separate sheets of paper and turned in every Friday BEFORE your spelling test.



  • put your name and number on each activity

  • write down the name of your activity at the top of the paper

  • write down the total points for each activity at the top of your paper


5-Point Activities


  • Write your spelling words in ABC order.


  • Write each spelling word without its vowels. Replace each vowel with a line.

    finger f/ng/r


  • Write your spelling words as fractions, based on the number of vowels and consonants in each word.


finger 2/6 4/6


  • Write your spelling words in crayon. Write each consonant letter in red and each vowel in blue.


  • Type your spelling words on a computer and print them out.


  • Design and colorful bookmark with a list of your spelling words.

10-Point Activities


  • Write each spelling word five times.


  • Write each spelling word in a rainbow of colors. First, write the word in one color, then trace it over with 3 different colors.


  • Write your spelling words with all the letters mixed up. Then ask a friend to unscramble the words. Correct your friend's paper. Put both names on it and each person earns 10 points.


  • Write each spelling word. Next to each word, write two additional words of at least four letters that can be spelled using the letters in your spelling word.


  • Use plastic bags full of letters to spell out this week's words. Spell them out on a piece of paper. (letters can be gathered from a number of sources: they might be old plastic letters, letter tiles from board games, letter stickers, letters from magazines or cereal boxes, alphabet pasta, etc.)


  • Create a secret code by assigning a number to each letter of the alphabet. Write your spelling words in code. Challenge a classmate to use that code to decode each word. Correct your classmate's work. Each of you earns 10 points.


  • Spell your words into a tape recorder. Say each word, then use it in a sentence, then spell the word, then say it again.


  • Spell out your spelling words using alphabet rubber stamps and an ink pad.


  • Write yours words with the hand you do not usually write with. (for example, if you are right-handed, write your words with your left hand.)


  • Write each word in numbers. Find each letter on a telephone keypad and write the corresponding number for each letter.

15-Point Activities


  • Use each spelling word in a sentence. Correct selling and grammar count!


  • Find each of your spelling words in a word search puzzle. (puzzlemaker.com)


  • Use pipe cleaners, rolled modeling clay, broken-up spaghetti noodles, or ice-pop sticks to spell out your words.


  • Choose a partner. Cut index cards or drawing paper into 3-inch squares. Make 20 squares. Each of you must write the same ten spelling words on squares. One word to a card. They lay them face down and play a concentration game.


  • Give a friend a spelling test, grade it, and return it to your teacher.


  • Write the alphabet on a piece of paper. Under A, write $1.00. Under B, write $2.00 and so on. Figure up the dollar amount for each spelling word.

20-Point Activities


- Use your spelling words to write a short story. Your story must include all your spelling words.


- Cut out large letters from headlines, ads in newspapers, or magazines. Use the letters to spelling your words. Paste the letters on a large sheet of paper.


- Use index cards or drawing paper cut into 3-inch squares. Choose a spelling word and write each letter of the word on one of the cards. Include 4 extra cards with letters that your or some of your classmates might use if they misspell a word. (for example, if the spelling word is choice, you will include cards with the letters c, h, o, I, c, e. Some students might hear the s or y sound in the word choice, so include those letters among the four extra cards; those “wild cards” are included to try an throw your classmates off track.) Put all the letters in an envelope and write on the envelope the definition of the word. Do this for 10 of your spelling words. Then pass your letter game to a classmate. When the classmate is finished, check his or her work. You earn 20 points, and your classmate earns 10 points for this activity.


- Write a mnemonic sentence to help you remember each of your spelling words. Each letter of the word should start a word in the sentence. For example, a mnemonic sentence for the word throw might be: Ted has rented one wheelbarrow.


- Make a crossword puzzle using your spelling words. Be sure to include clues. You may use dictionary.com or wordcentral.com to look up definitions of the words. puzzlemaker.com is a great website to make the puzzle.


- Draw your spelling words in 3-D shapes (25pts)