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