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"Spelling by Topics" - 4th Grade Spelling Curriculum for the School Year

"Spelling by Topics" - 4th Grade Spelling Curriculum for the School Year
"Spelling by Topics" - 4th Grade Spelling Curriculum for the School Year
"Spelling by Topics" - 4th Grade Spelling Curriculum for the School Year
"Spelling by Topics" - 4th Grade Spelling Curriculum for the School Year
"Spelling by Topics" - 4th Grade Spelling Curriculum for the School Year
"Spelling by Topics" - 4th Grade Spelling Curriculum for the School Year
"Spelling by Topics" - 4th Grade Spelling Curriculum for the School Year
"Spelling by Topics" - 4th Grade Spelling Curriculum for the School Year
Product Description
Hello! This spelling curriculum is designed for 4th grade and provides weekly lessons for 33 weeks. It includes student homework assignments, word lists, bonus words, and dictation sentences. I have used "Spelling by Topics" successfully with my 4th graders for many years. It is also appropriate for high-level 3rd graders and for some 5th graders.

The words in the program have been categorized into over 30 different topics. I believe students learn best when their spelling words are relevant and meaningful to them.

Each spelling lesson contains 20 words - except Lesson 5 contains 25 homophones. Students will be doing various activities with their spelling words. These activities include categorizing their words, alphabetizing the word list, illustrating their words, dividing the words into syllables, using their words in sentences, doing creative writing and more. An answer key is provided for each lesson.

Parents love having all of the spelling lists and homework assignments for the year in a folder at home! An 18-page packet will give each student all that is needed to complete the spelling homework at home throughout the year. So there will be no need for additional weekly copying. Students complete their work on notebook paper and turn in their completed homework pages before the spelling test on Friday.

You will receive a "Letter to the Teacher" in the download for tips and guidance. Also included is an alphabetized master list of all of the spelling words used in the program, pages with weekly spelling word lists for reference, and pages that include dictation sentences and bonus words.

Listed below are the 33 spelling lesson topics used in the program with spelling word samples from each:

List 1 - PEOPLE: babysitter, people, grandparent, teenager, nephew, daughter, everybody, niece...
List 2 - HOME: dishwasher, vacuum, faucet, downstairs, laundry, blanket, furniture...
List 3 - FOOD: sandwich, almonds, chicken, potatoes, oatmeal, pineapple, turkey...
List 4 - COMMONLY MISSPELLED WORDS: because, favorite, once, enough, possible, believe...
List 5 - HOMOPHONES: through, threw, there, their, they're, choose, chews, pause, paws...
List 6 - ANIMALS: porcupine, cheetah, reptile, octopus, oyster, seahorse, squirrel...
List 7 - BODY & HEALTH: vitamins, helmet, kneecap, fingernail, eyebrow, minerals, exercise...
List 8 - OUTDOOR PLACES & THINGS: rainforest, bridge, ocean, countryside, swamp, wilderness...
List 9 - MONTHS & DAYS: Wednesday, season, vacation, September, February, January...
List 10 - NUMBERS & MATH: subtraction, rectangle, calculator, thousand, circles, eighteen ...
List 11 - SINGULAR TO PLURAL: battery, batteries, tomato, tomatoes, wolf, wolves, journey, journeys...
List 12 - SOLAR SYSTEM: telescope, spacesuit, Jupiter, Venus, meteorite, Neptune, Uranus...
List 13 - LOCATION & POSITION: northeast, overhead, backwards, above, skyward, underground...
List 14 - MONEY & MEASUREMENT: purchase, expensive, gallon, dozen, tablespoon, nickel, distance...
List 15 - LANGUAGE ARTS: dictionary, magazine, opinion, poetry, question, alphabet, opinion, author...
List 16 - SCIENCE: microscope, gravity, fossil, invention, volcano, observe, machine, earthquake...
List 17 - SPORTS: practice, scoreboard, baseball, touchdown, referee, swimming, track, uniform...
List 18 - TIME: afterwards, stopwatch, tomorrow, hourglass, century, second, minute, deadline...
List 19 - PLACES & EVENTS: hospital, downtown, factory, supermarket, office, gym, museum...
List 20 - TRANSPORTATION: motorcycle, windshield, gasoline, bicycle, airplane, traffic, automobile...
List 21 - JOBS AND CAREERS: manager, dentist, waitress, plumber, salesclerk, nurse, lawyer...
List 22 - SMALL CREATURES: dragonfly, larva, scorpion, wasp, mosquito, weevil, locust, flea, termite...
List 23 - TECHNOLOGY: desktop, program, password, icon, Internet, headphones, charger, program...
List 24 - HELPFUL OR HARMFUL: recycling, bullying, infection, pocket, coupon, sprain, poison, toolbox...
List 25 - MUSIC: instrument, trombone, conductor, solo, guitar, saxophone, choir, voice, musical...
List 26 - WEATHER: thunderstorm, raincoat, downpour, tornado, forecast, degrees, humid, lightning...
List 27 - PLANTS: houseplant, cactus, greenhouse, branches, dandelion, leaves, gardener, carnation...
List 28, 29 - VERBS: request, suggest, improve, memorize, daydream, thought, discover borrow, describe...
List 30, 31 - ADJECTIVES: comfortable, amazing, important, different, youngest, crunchy, harmless...
List 32 - CONTINENTS & COUNTRIES: Australia, Europe, Germany, India, Egypt, France, Russia...
List 33 - SOCIAL STUDIES: president, boundary, homeland, mayor, climate, justice, governor, capital...

With this overview of the product, I hope I've given you enough information to make a decision about whatever is best for you and your students!

Have a great school year!

Irene Rainwater
Rainwater Teaching Tools
Total Pages
62 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
1 Year
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