5th Grade Spelling & Vocabulary Activities, Word Work, Spelling Words and Lists

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Shelly Rees
Grade Levels
4th - 6th
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424 pages
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This resource made planning for spelling so easy! It provided everything that I needed and the activities were engaging and fun. Thank you!
I bought all 3 grade levels so I could differentiate for my students based on skill level. Thank you for creating fun, easy-to-use lessons and activities.


This 5th 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 includes everything you need to teach 5th 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 10 words that are related to academic content. The words have been well-researched and carefully built to help your fifth 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, i

Week 2: Short Vowels o, u

Week 3: Long Vowels

Week 4: Suffix -ant

Week 5: Suffix -ent

Week 6: Suffix -able

Week 7: Suffix -ible

Week 8: Suffix -able

Week 9: Numerical Words

Unit 2:

Week 10: "Shun" Words

Week 11: "Shun" Words

Week 12: Homographs

Week 13: Homographs

Week 14: Plurals

Week 15: Plurals

Week 16: Double Consonants + ed

Week 17: Double Consonants + ing

Week 18: -ing Words

Unit 3:

Week 19: -ing Words

Week 20: Suffixes

Week 21: Suffixes

Week 22: Prefix ad-

Week 23: Prefix com-

Week 24: Prefix coll-

Week 25: Prefix dis-

Week 26: Prefix in-

Week 27: Prefix ob-

Unit 4:

Week 28: Prefix sub-

Week 29: Suffix -ology

Week 30: Suffix -ology

Week 31: Greek Root aero

Week 32: Greek Root ambi

Week 33: Greek Root anti

Week 34: Greek Roots ann/enn

Week 35: Greek Roots audi/astro

Week 36: Greek Roots graph/fract

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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