4th Grade Spelling & Vocabulary Activities, Word Work, Spelling Words and Lists

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Shelly Rees
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3rd - 5th, Homeschool
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This has everything you need to start a good word pattern based program. Great words and activities!
Having no spelling resources from school I was so happy to find this. I love everything about this resource. The words are challenging and my students enjoy the worksheets without complaining.


This 4th grade Spelling and Vocabulary program is your one stop resource for NO PREP spelling lessons, words, and lists for the entire YEAR. Your students will love the fun worksheets and spelling activities included in this complete spelling packet, too! It's the perfect support for the Science of Reading, too! Everything you need for a complete spelling curriculum is included: weekly lesson plans, spelling lists, sample sentences, worksheets, word work, tests, and more! Just PRINT and GO!

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This resource contains everything you need to teach 4th grade spelling for ALL 36 weeks of the school year. It has been thoughtfully constructed to address the Common Core standards and helps students learn and master words for specific spelling rules and patterns, as well as academic content vocabulary.

Each list has 10 words that have a common pattern, prefix, suffix, or rule, and 5 words that are related to academic content. The words have been well-researched and carefully built to help your fourth graders develop a stronger vocabulary, as well as spelling mastery.

Each week's list includes the following pages:

  • Teacher Plans: Objectives, Common Core Standards, Week at a Glance, Optional Activity Suggestions, and Spelling List
  • Spelling Pre-Test and Post-Test sentences
  • Printable Spelling Word List
  • Spelling Pre-Test and Post-Test
  • Look, Say, Cover, Write
  • Making Meaning Worksheet
  • Word Practice Worksheet
  • Fun with Words Activity
  • Answer Keys

The lists in this curriculum address the following rules or patterns:

Unit 1:

Week 1: Short Vowels a, e

Week 2: Short Vowels i, o, u

Week 3: Long Vowels a, e

Week 4: Long Vowels i, o, u

Week 5: Words with scr, squ, str

Week 6: Words with ch and sh

Week 7: Words with thr

Week 8: Words with Silent Letters

Week 9: Words with /or/ Sound

Unit 2:

Week 10: Words with /ûr/ Sound

Week 11: Words with a Schwa Sound

Week 12: Possessive Nouns

Week 13: Easily Misspelled Words

Week 14: Irregular Plurals

Week 15: Words with Final /el/ Sound

Week 16: Homophones

Week 17: Words with /j/ Sound

Week 18: Words with /k/ Sound

Unit 3:

Week 19: Words with /s/ Sound

Week 20: Words with ex-

Week 21: Prefixes in-, un-

Week 22: Prefix re-

Week 23: Prefix dis-

Week 24: Suffix -ly

Week 25: Suffix -ful

Week 26: Suffix -less

Week 27: Number Words

Unit 4:

Week 28: Words with /shun/ Sound

Week 29: Words with /cher/ and /yer/ Sound

Week 30: Easily Misspelled Words

Week 31: Adjectives Ending with -er and -est

Week 32: Compound Words

Week 33: r-Controlled Vowels

Week 34: r-Controlled Vowels

Week 35: Words with le

Week 36: Words with al and el

Fellow teacher-author Kim Miller and I have teamed up to create the most helpful spelling and vocabulary curriculum possible. This resource is truly the ideal way to improve your students' spelling and vocabulary skills! Plus, with NO PREP for you, it's the best of both worlds!

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Shelly Rees

Total Pages
424 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Year
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
Use combined knowledge of all letter-sound correspondences, syllabication patterns, and morphology (e.g., roots and affixes) to read accurately unfamiliar multisyllabic words in context and out of context.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 5 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.


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