Interactive Spelling Grade 5 Year-Long Curriculum

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Interactive Spelling Grade 5: A Year Long Common Core Spelling Unit

  • This spelling resource is loaded with everything you need to teach 5th grade Common Core Spelling for the entire year!

  • The 36 lessons were carefully created to target 5th grade spelling/word work skills needed. They are well researched and based on The Common Core and The Continuum of Literacy Learning, by Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell.

  • Each of the 36 lessons will be the foundation for spelling/word work learning for the week.

Here is a general overview of the lessons covered in the curriculum:

  • Week 1: r-controlled vowel patterns
  • Week 2: Words with the vowel -a that make /aw/
  • Week 3: Words with the vowel -o and make the /ong/
  • Week 4: Different spelling patterns for /oo/ as in 'noon'
  • Week 5: Different spelling patterns for /oo/ as in 'cook'
  • Week 6: Different spelling patterns for /ow/ as in 'now'
  • Week 7: Different spelling patterns for /oy/ as in 'toy'
  • Week 8: Double consonant 2+ syllable words
  • Week 9: Short vowel patterns in 3+ syllable words
  • Week 10: Long vowel patterns in 3+ syllable words
  • Weeks 11-12: Unique vowel patterns with 3+ syllables
  • Week 13: Changing words from singular to plural
  • Week 14: Add, delete, change letter clusters to make new words
  • Week 15: Understanding prefix meanings
  • Week 16: Understanding suffix meanings
  • Week 17: Words with 3 consonant clusters
  • Week 18: Use reading parts to help solve new words
  • Week 19: Words with the same sounds but different letters
  • Week 20: Words with common Greek roots
  • Week 21: Words with common Latin roots
  • Week 22: Words that share the same base or root word
  • Week 23: Homophones
  • Week 24: Homographs
  • Week 25: Hyphenated words
  • Week 26: Blending two words together
  • Week 27: Contractions
  • Week 28: Spelling patterns when changing from singular to plural
  • Weeks 29-30: Adding suffixes to words
  • Week 31: Words with -able and -ible
  • Week 32: Past tense words
  • Week 33: Dividing words after the first consonant blend
  • Week 34: Suffixes -ous, -cious, and- tious
  • Week 35: Suffixes -ic, -al, -ian, -ial, or -cial
  • Week 36: Making verbs into nouns by adding -sion

Additional activities, practice tests, games, and tests are also included.

  • This method of teaching spelling goes way beyond the traditional approach of assigning the same list of words to every student, having them memorize the words, taking a test, and then moving on.

  • With these lessons and the framework for each week of learning (as described on the next few pages) you will find this spelling instruction much different than the traditional weekly spelling units!!

Please note:

  • Several of these lessons are the same as other grades. There are also several lessons that have been changed to meet the specific needs of 5th graders. Because I followed a continuum of learning as researched by Irene Fountas and Gay Sue Pinnell, several of the lessons are taught in more than one grade.

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Copyright © 2014 Jen Bengel

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120 pages
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