Most teachers I know make their own spelling lists. It takes a LOT of time, and they're always changing the lists and adapting them for different groups of students.
Save yourself the time and get a whole year's worth of spelling right now!
This packet contains 35 weeks of spelling, with each week focusing on a different pattern or rule. They include short and long vowel sounds, prefixes and suffixes, consonant digraphs, plurals, silent letters, compound words, homophones, and more. When possible, I have incorporated academic vocabulary (positive, negative, benefit) and curriculum-related vocabulary (parallel, perpendicular).
In addition, each week is already differentiated for you into an easier List A and a harder List B so that you can use them however you wish. If you plan to loop with your class, this will give you two years of spelling in one document.
At the bottom of each list is the homework for the week. It is currently set up with definitions on Monday, sentences on Tuesday, 3 x each on Wednesday, and studying on Thursday.
I have uploading the Word version of this document so that you can edit the lists and homework so that is works for your classroom. I understand that downloading Word documents can be risky--the formatting might look bizarre on your computer. If for some reason you purchase this file and are unable to open it or have trouble with formatting, I will email you a pdf of the file instead. Just email me if you have any trouble at all!
*Thumbnail is not an accurate reflection of spelling pages. Each page actually has only 1 list (not 1 1/2 lists!). Please see item preview.