Each reading story will have spelling words to go along with it.  Your child will receive a list of words and definitions on Monday.

There will always be 25 spelling words and occasionally there will be 26.  Your child is responsible for studying and learning how to spell each word.  A spelling test will be given each week.

Here are the spelling words for Units 3 and 4.  Tentative dates are posted beside each story. 

January 11 – 15, 2010            Stretching Ourselves

overlook, underline, subway, subset, supermarket, outlet, underground, overboard, undercurrent, superstar, overtime, supersonic, submarine, undercover, overcast, outfield, output, supernatural, subdivision, subhead, overwhelm, superimpose, underestimate, underprivileged, subcommittee  

January 19 – 22, 2010            Exploding Ants

cent, sent, scent, threw, through, weather, whether, their, there, they’re, chili, chilly, tide, tied, pale, pail, aloud, allowed, course, coarse, counsel, council, bizarre, bazaar, patients, patience  

January 25 – 29, 2010            The Stormi Giovanni Club

sensible, washable, available, agreeable, fashionable, valuable, flexible, reasonable, favorable, breakable, convertible, forgettable, laughable, sociable, allowable, divisible, hospitable, reversible, responsible, tolerable, noticeable, conceivable, disposable, biodegradable, collapsible  

February 1 – 5, 2010               The Gymnast

invisible, illiterate, irregular, irresistible, impossible, informal, illegal, impatient, independent, incorrect, inactive, imperfect, impolite, immature, illogical, indefinite, inappropriate, immobile, irresponsible, inexpensive, irrelevant, irreparable, intolerant, indisputable, impersonal  

February 8 – 12, 2010             The Three-Century Woman

elementary, vehicle, miniature, probability, definition, substitute, variety, literature, elevator, Pennsylvania, ravioli, cafeteria, mosaic, tuxedo, meteorite, fascination, cylinder, intermediate, centennial, curiosity, documentary, stegosaurus, pediatrician, mediocre, simultaneous

February 16 – 19, 2010 The Unsinkable Wreck of the R.M.S. Titanic

league, sergeant, yacht, doubt, fatigue, debt, blood, vague, anxious, foreign, bargain, condemn, intrigue, villain, cantaloupe, flood, depot, cordial, subtle, disguise, bureau, reminiscent, adjective, monologue, environment  

February 22 – 26, 2010 Talk with an Astronaut

geology, thermometer, astronaut, atmosphere, biology, thermal, disaster, meteorology, technology, hemisphere, zoology, sociology, biosphere, thermos, asterisk, thermostat, astronomy, spherical, ecology, mythology, psychology, anthropology, thermoelectric, astronomical, microbiology  

March 1 – 5, 2010                   Journey to the Center of the Earth

project, audience, decade, territory, auditorium, terrier, decimal, injection, December, reject, eject, terrace, audit, decimeter, audition, audible, decathlon, terrarium, dejected, terrain, terra cotta, subterranean, conjecture, trajectory, terrestrial  

March 8 – 12, 2010                 Ghost Towns of the American West

politics, political, major, majority, equal, equation, sign, signature, arrive, arrival, inspire, inspiration, human, humanity, clean, cleanse, resign, resignation, unite, unity, magic, magician, remedy, remedial, individual, individuality