Wednesday, August 1, 2007

SPELLING GRADE 6

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Lesson 1
Getting Letters in Correct Order
1. poetry
2. beautiful
3. thirteen
4. tongue
5. pieces
6. neighborhood
7. thousand
8. through
9. unusual
10. building

11. license
12. remodel
13. grateful
14. enemy
15. instrument
16. perform
17. prefer
18. judged
19. adjusted
20. soldier

Challenge
preliminary
tremendous
mediocre
perception
neutrality


Lesson 2
Short Vowels
1. admire
2. canyon
3. lemonade
4. method
5. distance
6. swimming
7. modern
8. comedy
9. husband
10. clumsy

11. magnify
12. cannon
13. decorate
14. strict
15. injury
16. tissue
17. honesty
18. property
19. hundredth
20. dungeon

Challenge
adequate
reconcile
insulation
reluctant
thunderstorm


Lesson 3
Words with ei and ie
1. ceiling
2. receipt
3. deceive
4. neither
5. field
6. achieve
7. belief
8. brief
9. relief
10. apiece

11. leisure
12. protein
13. receiver
14. seize
15. conceited
16. shield
17. niece
18. diesel
19. grief
20. yield

Challenge
deceitful
conceivable
retrieval
unwieldy
grievance


Lesson 4
Vowel Sounds in rule and view
1. reduce
2. attitude
3. sewer
4. New York
5. review
6. value
7. continue
8. humid
9. United States
10. universe

11. costume
12. absolutely
13. assume
14. renew
15. viewpoint
16. interview
17. preview
18. rescue
19. uniform
20. reunion

Challenge
newcomer
aptitude
curlicue
ukulele
fugitive


Lesson 5
Adding -ed and -ing
1. answered
2. answering
3. decided
4. deciding
5. included
6. including
7. omitted
8. omitting
9. satisfied
10. satisfying

11. delayed
12. delaying
13. remembered
14. remembering
15. exercised
16. exercising
17. interfered
18. interfering
19. occurred
20. occurring

Challenge
staggered
staggering
patrolled
patrolling
dignified
dignifying


Lesson 6
Review
1. adjusted
2. beautiful
3. building
4. enemy
5. instrument
6. judged
7. neighborhood
8. perform
9. pieces
10. poetry
11. thirteen
12. thousand
13. through
14. unusual
15. admire
16. canyon
17. comedy
18. distance
19. dungeon
20. lemonade
21. method
22. modern
23. property
24. swimming
25. tissue
26. apiece
27. brief
28. grief
29. leisure
30. neither
31. niece
32. absolutely
33. assume
34. continue
35. humid
36. New York
37. rescue
38. review
39. uniform
40. United States
41. answering
42. decided
43. deciding
44. exercising
45. included
46. including
47. occurred
48. omitted
49. remembered
50. remembering

Lesson 7
Homophones
1. their
2. there
3. they’re
4. wring
5. ring
6. chili
7. chilly
8. scent
9. sent
10. cent

11. oversees
12. overseas
13. patients
14. patience
15. cereal
16. serial
17. coarse
18. course
19. counsel
20. council

Challenge
martial
marshal
bizarre
bazaar
discreet
discrete


Lesson 8
Unexpected Consonant Spellings
1. doubt
2. fascinate
3. science
4. scenic
5. autumn
6. column
7. guilty
8. league
9. guardian
10. disguise

11. subtle
12 debt
13. reminiscent
14. descend
15. condemn
16. solemn
17. guidance
18. vague
19. fatigue
20. intrigue

Challenge
indebtedness
susceptible
discipline
misguided
monologue


Lesson 9
One Consonant or Two?
1. connect
2. command
3. mirror
4. accomplish
5. according
6. allowance
7. college
8. address
9. Mississippi
10. recess

11. committee
12. immediate
13. barricade
14. interrupt
15. broccoli
16. collect
17. afford
18. possess
19. Tennessee
20. announce

Challenge
dilemma
embarrassment
compassionately
unnecessarily
accompaniment


Lesson 10
Using Apostrophes
1. it’s
2. let’s
3. that’s
4. we’d
5. don’t
6. there’s
7. coach’s
8. coaches’
9. man’s
10. men’s

11. you’re
12. she’d
13. mustn’t
14. o’clock
15. guide’s
16. guides’
17. director’s
18. directors’
19. city’s
20. cities’

Challenge
millionaire’s
millionaires’
roommate’s
roommates’
New Year’s Eve


Lesson 11
Compound Words 1
1. myself
2. themselves
3. hallway
4. homeroom
5. everything
6. ice cream
7. locker room
8. tape recorder
9. root beer
10. dead end

11. teenage
12. teammate
13. skateboard
14. everybody
15. doughnut
16. air conditioner
17. polka dot
18. roller coaster
19. ice pack
20. solar system

Challenge
turtleneck
sweatshirt
brokenhearted
money order
health food


Lesson 12
Review
1. cent
2. cereal
3. chili
4. doubt
5. overseas
6. scent
7. sent
8. there
9. autumn
10. debt
11. descend
12. disguise
13. guidance
14. intrigue
15. league
16. reminiscent
17. scenic
18. science
19. solemn
20. accomplish
21. according
22. afford
23. allowance
24. barricade
25. broccoli
26. collect
27. college
28. mirror
29. coach’s
30. don’t
31. it’s
32. man’s
33. mustn’t
34. o’clock
35. that’s
36. there’s
37. air conditioner
38. dead end
39. doughnut
40. everything
41. hallway
42. ice cream
43. ice pack
44. locker room
45. myself
46. roller coaster
47. root beer
48. solar system
49. tape recorder
50. teammate

Lesson 13
Words with ci and ti
1. social
2. precious
3. commercial
4. especially
5. national
6. dictionary
7. motion
8. position
9. population
10. question

11. artificial
12. financial
13. gracious
14. glacier
15. suggestion
16. cautious
17. mention
18. fraction
19. exhaustion
20. digestion

Challenge
malicious
precocious
sensational
vaccination
fictitious


Lesson 14
Easily Confused Words
1. since
2. sense
3. choose
4. chose
5. finally
6. finely
7. except
8. accept
9. beside
10. besides

11. recent
12. resent
13. access
14. excess
15. later
16. latter
17. metal
18. medal
19. personal
20. personnel

Challenge
proceeding
preceding
envelope
envelop
immigrate
emigrate


Lesson 15
Using Just Enough Letters
1. similar
2. doesn’t
3. experience
4. forward
5. exactly
6. partner
7. drawer
8. expensive
9. develop
10. familiar

11. pigeon
12. tickling
13. penalty
14. frustrated
15. athletic
16. celebration
17. circling
18. helicopter
19. trembling
20. sparkling

Challenge
exquisite
mischievous
refrigerator
pastime
anxious


Lesson 16
Irregular Plurals
1. scarfs
2. staffs
3. shelves
4. wolves
5. ourselves
6. solos
7. stereos
8. volcanoes
9. quizzes
10. pants

11. sheriffs
12. reefs
13. chiefs
14. knives
15. thieves
16. studios
17. dominoes
18. buffaloes
19. scissors
20. measles

Challenge
bailiffs
wharves
flamingos
mosquitoes
desperadoes


Lesson 17
Related Words 1
1. human
2. humane
3. clean
4. cleanse
5. nature
6. natural
7. major
8. majority
9. poem
10. poetic

11. equal
12. equation
13. unite
14. unity
15. bomb
16. bombard
17. muscle
18. muscular
19. resign
20. resignation

Challenge
haste
hasten
heir
inherit
harmony
harmonious


Lesson 18
Review
1. cautious
2. commercial
3. especially
4. exhaustion
5. gracious
6. population
7. position
8. precious
9. question
10. social
11. suggestion
12. accept
13. access
14. beside
15. choose
16. chose
17. except
18. excess
19. finally
20. later
21. personnel
22. recent
23. sense
24. since
25. athletic
26. celebration
27. exactly
28. expensive
29. experience
30. frustrated
31. similar
32. tickling
33. trembling
34. dominoes
35. knives
36. ourselves
37. quizzes
38. reefs
39. scissors
40. shelves
41. thieves
42. volcanoes
43. wolves
44. clean
45. human
46. humane
47. major
48. natural
49. nature
50. poem


Lesson 19
Vowels in Unstressed Syllables
1. different
2. register
3. carnival
4. variety
5. atmosphere
6. favorite
7. pattern
8. understand
9. sentence
10. instance

11. elegant
12. aquarium
13. communicate
14. gasoline
15. factory
16. definite
17. Chicago
18. heavily
19. garage
20. illustrate

Challenge
pessimism
prominent
controversy
suspicious
porpoise


Lesson 20
Vowels in Final Syllables
1. slogan
2. citizen
3. forgotten
4. propeller
5. collector
6. level
7. tunnel
8. double
9. single
10. example

11. urban
12. orphan
13. kindergarten
14. encounter
15. conquer
16. appetizer
17. dishonor
18. tractor
19. easel
20. recycle

Challenge
toboggan
enlighten
denominator
pummel
disentangle


Lesson 21
Vowel Sounds with r
1. report
2. order
3. explore
4. ignore
5. expert
6. service
7. research
8. worth
9. worst
10. disturb

11. sword
12. forty
13. `enormous
14. therefore
15. determine
16. permanent
17. earning
18. thorough
19. attorney
20. purchase

Challenge
informative
remorseful
trustworthy
observable
furthermore


Lesson 22
Suffixes -ation, -ion, -tion
1. relaxation
2. exploration
3. occupation
4. destination
5. infection
6. collection
7. reaction
8. situation
9. television
10. convention

11. orientation
12. recommendation
13. determination
14. generation
15. reflection
16. destruction
17. attention
18. deduction
19. reception
20. solution

Challenge
cancellation
administration
investigation
exhibition
prescription


Lesson 23
Words from Many Cultures
1. moose
2. cobra
3. alligator
4. vanilla
5. banana
6. tomato
7. mustard
8. hula
9. picnic
10. barbecue

11. crocodile
12. coyote
13. koala
14. macaroni
15. catsup
16. polka
17. ballet
18. waltz
19. banquet
20. buffet

Challenge
succotash
artichoke
sauerkraut
won ton
chutney


Lesson 24
Review
1. aquarium
2. atmosphere
3. carnival
4. Chicago
5. communicate
6. different
7. garage
8. gasoline
9. sentence
10. understand
11. variety
12. collector
13. conquer
14. encounter
15. example
16. forgotten
17. level
18. orphan
19. single
20. slogan
21. tunnel
22. determine
23. enormous
24. expert
25. explore
26. purchase
27. research
28. sword
29. therefore
30. worth
31. attention
32. collection
33. convention
34. determination
35. exploration
36. occupation
37. reaction
38. reception
39. reflection
40. ballet
41. banquet
42. catsup
43. cobra
44. koala
45. macaroni
46. mustard
47. picnic
48. polka
49. vanilla
50. waltz

Lesson 25
Including All the Letters
1. probably
2. cabinet
3. separate
4. wondering
5. clothes
6. temperature
7. average
8. beginning
9. restaurant
10. promise

11. aspirin
12. desperate
13. awfully
14. fishhook
15. twelfth
16. skiing
17. unwritten
18. roughly
19. schedule
20. overrule

Challenge
antidote
counterfeit
environmental
guarantee
sophomore


Lesson 26
Suffixes -ate, -ive, -ship
1. originate
2. fortunate
3. activate
4. attractive
5. inventive
6. negative
7. creative
8. friendship
9. championship
10. leadership

11. affectionate
12. considerate
13. obligate
14. productive
15. defective
16. constructive
17. ownership
18. membership
19. hardship
20. relationship

Challenge
apprenticeship
comparative
appreciative
alienate
compassionate


Lesson 27
Opposite Prefixes
1. pretrial
2. prearrange
3. postdate
4. postwar
5. overcook
6. overlook
7. overflow
8. undercover
9. include
10. exclude

11. premeditated
12. prehistoric
13. precaution
14. postponement
15. postgraduate
16. overpopulated
17. undernourished
18. underweight
19. inhale
20. exhale

Challenge
premonition
posthumous
overemphasize
underachiever
internally


Lesson 28
Related Words 2
1. direct
2. direction
3. history
4. historical
5. fact
6. factual
7. critic
8. criticize
9. produce
10. production

11. magic
12. magician
13. electric
14. electrician
15. distract
16. distraction
17. remedy
18. remedial
19. origin
20. original

Challenge
intercept
interception
individual
individuality
cooperate
cooperation


Lesson 29
One Word or Two?
1. a lot
2. want to
3. all ways
4. always
5. away
6. a way
7. a little
8. below
9. because
10. together

11. forget
12. around
13. a while
14. awhile
15. forever
16. again
17. tonight
18. tomorrow
19. become
20. going to

Challenge
sometimes
some times
backwards
pocketful
underneath


Lesson 30
Review
1. average
2. awfully
3. beginning
4. cabinet
5. clothes
6. desperate
7. probably
8. restaurant
9. roughly
10. twelfth
11. wondering
12. affectionate
13. championship
14. constructive
15. creative
16. defective
17. inventive
18. productive
19. relationship
20. include
21. overflow
22. overlook
23. overpopulated
24. prehistoric
25. undercover
26. undernourished
27. underweight
28. critic
19. direction
30. distract
31. distraction
32. electric
33. historical
34. magic
35. magician
36. origin
37. original
38. produce
39. remedy
40. a lot
41. always
42. around
43. a way
44. away
45. because
46. become
47. below
48. going to
49. together
50. want to


Lesson 31
Words with No Sounds Clues
1. interested
2. usually
3. American
4. toward
5. business
6. vegetable
7. really
8. opposite
9. difficult
10. Christmas

11. magazine
12. apologize
13. multiply
14. jealousy
15. elementary
16. oxygen
17. Maryland
18. sensitive
19. laughter
20. disease

Challenge
temperamental
archaeology
parliament
nuisance
cantaloupe


Lesson 32
Negative Prefixes
1. illegal
2. inexpensive
3. inaccurate
4. indirect
5. informal
6. impolite
7. improper
8. imperfect
9. irresponsible
10. irregular

11. illogical
12. illegible
13. incapable
14. incredible
15. impatient
16. imbalance
17. immature
18. irrational
19. irresistible
20. irreplaceable

Challenge
illiterate
inconsiderate
inequality
immeasurable
irrelevant


Lesson 33
Suffixes -ance, -ence, -ant, -ent
1. entrance
2. performance
3. appearance
4. clearance
5. independence
6. difference
7. excellence
8. brilliant
9. important
10. intelligent

11. insurance
12. confidence
13. coincidence
14. pollutant
15. ignorant
16. hesitant
17. apparent
18. persistent
19. convenient
20. consistent

Challenge
significance
incompetence
disinfectant
disobedient
concurrent


Lesson 34
Compound Words 2
1. basketball
2. everywhere
3. outside
4. summertime
5. something
6. baby-sit
7. roller-skating
8. drive-in
9. self-control
10. part-time

11. afterthought
12. cheerleader
13. quarterback
14. bookstore
15. courthouse
16. ice-skated
17. ninety-five
18. brother-in-law
19. water-skied
20. old-fashioned

Challenge
bookkeeper
headstrong
vice-president
great-grandfather
warm-blooded


Lesson 35
Words from Greek and Latin
1. automobile
2. autograph
3. telescope
4. telecast
5. telephone
6. microphone
7. headphones
8. portable
9. import
10. export

11. automatic
12. autobiography
13. autopilot
14. telegram
15. telegraph
16. symphony
17. saxophone
18. megaphone
19. transport
20. passport

Challenge
autonomy
telecommunication
xylophone
cacophony
deportation


Lesson 36
Review
1. American
2. Christmas
3. difficult
4. interested
5. jealousy
6. magazine
7. Maryland
8. really
9. sensitive
10. toward
11. illegal
12. illogical
13. impatient
14. improper
15. incapable
16. incredible
17. inexpensive
18. irrational
19. irresistible
20. irresponsible
21. apparent
22. appearance
23. brilliant
24. excellence
25. hesitant
26. ignorant
27. important
28. intelligent
29. performance
30. persistent
31. afterthought
32. brother-in-law
33. cheerleader
34. courthouse
35. drive-in
36. everywhere
37. old-fashioned
38. outside
39. roller-skating
40. summertime
41. automobile
42. autopilot
43. headphones
44. megaphone
45. quarterback
46. saxophone
47. symphony
48. telecast
49. telephone
50. telescope


Cross-Curricular Lessons

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historian
oral histories
documents
primary sources
secondary sources
archaeologist
site
prehistoric
artifacts
excavate

Social Studies: Ancient Egyptian Culture
Egyptians
Africa
pharaoh
Pyramids
mummy
artisans
sphinx
temple
tomb
hieroglyphics

Social Studies: The Heritage of Ancient Greece
Greeks
myths
deities
philosophers
plays
amphitheater
Parthenon
columns
city-states
democracy

Social Studies: The People of Ancient Rome
Roman
patricians
plebeians
empire
forum
Senate
Colosseum
emperor
arena
gladiators

Social Studies: Medieval Europe
feudalism
fiefs
vassals
lord
knights
clergymen
serfs
manor
chivalry
tournament

Social Studies: The European Renaissance
Renaissance
scholar
classic
patron
artist
masterpieces
anatomy
literature
architecture
philosophy

Social Studies: The Early Americans
Aztecs
calendar
causeways
chocolate
Incas
Mayas
potatoes
terraces
tomatoes
observatories

Health: Learning About Yourself
attitude
goal
relationship
self-control
stress
unique
strengths
weaknesses
counselor
realistic

Health: Being Physically Fit
fitness
cardiovascular
respiratory
body fat
calories
agility
coordination
therapist
exercise
energy

Health: Foods and Good Health
fiber
starch
fat
protein
vitamins
nutrients
processing
dietitian
additives
preservatives

Health: Diseases
allergy
allergens
virus
antibodies
immunity
sinusitis
influenza
pneumonia
hypertension
bacteria

Science: Models of the Earth
equator
axis
grid
time zones
meridians
prime meridian
longitude
latitude
lines of latitude
International Date Line

Science: Rocks
igneous rock
basalt
granite
lave
sedimentary rock
limestone
sandstone
metamorphic rock
marble
quartzite

Science: Geologic History
evolved
woolly mammoth
preserved
sediment
tar pit
amber
petrified
mold
carbon imprint
fossils

Science: Plate Tectonics
plates
plate tectonic theory
trench
ridge
rift
crust
mantle
spreading boundary
colliding boundary
subducted plate

Science: Earthquakes
Richter scale
fault
seismic waves
tsunami
epicenter
aftershocks
seismograph
magnitude
seismologist
focus

Science: The Atmosphere
troposphere
atmosphere
stratosphere
mesosphere
thermosphere
ionosphere
hydrogen
water vapor
nitrogen
ozone

Science: Weather
radar
high-pressure system
satellite
cold front
warm front
low-pressure system
barometer
tornado
hurricane
stationary front

Science: Survey of the Stars
corona
sunspots
solar flare
solar eclipse
solar wind
constellation
light-years
absolute magnitude
apparent magnitude
asterism

Reading: Joys of the Real World
competent
mourn
overcome
stereotypes
popularity
ridicules
humiliated
aspires
tone
conferences

Reading: Seeing the Other Side
agreement
communicate
creative
dispute
disputants
neutral
apologized
peer mediation
perspective
solution

Reading: A user’s Guide to Imagination
perched
snickering
daydreams
quacking
fascinating
stadium
twittering
vanished
oompah
boring

Reading: Routes to Belonging
portico
reside
hallway
dining room
patio
balcony
family room
entranceway
garage
household

Reading: Passages Through Time
time machine
science fiction
technology
destination
extraterrestrial
robots
android
utopia
predict
dimensions

Reading: Talk About Leadership
courageously
reliable
determination
frantically
improvement
decisive
emergency
compassion
trembling
admiring

Mathematics: The Circle
center
circumference
chord
diameter
radius
radii
central angle
degree
arc
compass

Mathematics: Geometry
congruent figures
similar figures
vertex
quadrilateral
parallelogram
trapezoid
rhombus
scalene triangle
isosceles triangle
equilateral triangle

Mathematics: Number Theory
prime
composite
prime factorization
exponent
factors
base
exponential form
greatest common factor
divisible
power

Mathematics: Ratio, Proportion, and Percent
ratio
rate
term
proportion
cross-products
scale drawing
percent
sale price
discount
sales tax

Mathematics: Probability
probability
outcome
likely
possible
choices
certain
impossible
predict
experiment
trials

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