Differentiated (3 levels!) and Common Core aligned weekly spelling lists for the entire fourth grade year! These lists will fit into any literacy program--focus concepts are listed and you can do them in any order that works for your classroom! There are 3 lists on each printable page--just copy, cut, and distribute the appropriate list to each student. A Spelling Challenge printable, a system for weekly tests, and a list of “50 Ways to Practice Spelling Words” for you and families are also included. This ready-to-go complete package will save you so much time!
Each week, there are 3 levels, all with a common focus.
•Level1: (the list on the left of each page) would be the “Below Grade Level” list for students who may need modifications. A list of 10 simpler words related to the focus are included.
•Level 2: (the list in the center of each page) is "on grade level" for fourth grade. A list of 20 words related to the focus, with words and vocabulary appropriate for fourth graders are included.
•Level 3 (the list on the right of each page) is "above grade level" and includes more sophisticated spelling patterns and vocabulary, while still incorporating the focus of the week. Perfect for students who need a challenge!
The following is a list of Fourth Grade concepts included:
•Words with ou, ow
•Suffix -ed, -ing
•Suffix -s, -es
•Suffix -less, -ness
•er, ir, ur
•Long e Sound at the end of Words (ie, y, ey)
•Long u (u, u-e, ew, ui, oo)
•Long a (ay, a-e, ei, eigh)
•Long i (i-e, igh, y)
•Long e (ee, ea)
•Long o (o-a, oa, ow, oll, olk, ew)
•Words ending with -ion
•Words ending with -le, -al
•Words ending with -er
•Words with Double Consonants
•Prefixes un-, non-, dis-
•Prefixes re-, in-, mis-
•Words with ar, or
•Words ending with en/on
•Greek Roots: auto, baro, bio, dia, para, micro, peri, tele
•Latin Roots: dict, ject, pend, port, vert, con, pre
•Words that end with -ful, -fully
•Words withi the qu/kw sound
•Words with a VCCV Pattern
•Words with ph/wh
•Words with ge, dge
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Common Core State Standards Addressed:
Language Standards Grade 4:
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Spell grade-appropriate words correctly, consulting references as needed.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 4 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
Use context (e.g., definitions, examples, or restatements in text) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
Use common, grade-appropriate Greek and Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., telegraph, photograph, autograph).
Consult reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation and determine or clarify the precise meaning of key words and phrases.
Phonics and Word Recognition:
patterns, and morphology (e.g., roots and affixes) to read accurately unfamiliar multisyllabic words in context and out of context.
ELA Reading Standards: Foundational Skills Grade 4
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
Use combined knowledge of all letter-sound correspondences, syllabication