Wednesday, August 1, 2007

SPELLING GRADE 8

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Lesson 1
Getting Letters in Correct Order
1. tremendous
2. doesn’t
3. collapse
4. because
5. believe
6. thoroughly
7. through
8. retrieve
9. glimpse
10. weird

11. mediocre
12. perception
13. irrelevant
14. perspective
15. neutral
16. preliminary
17. naive
18. perceive
19. deceitful
20. preferable

Challenge
kaleidoscope
surveillance
inconceivable
preposterous
interpretation


Lesson 2
One Consonant or Two?
1. embarrassment
2. unnecessary
3. occasionally
4. trespass
5. dismissed
6. challenge
7. forbidden
8. accompany
9. immediately
10. exaggerate

11. possessive
12. aggressive
13. accessory
14. compassionate
15. cancellation
16. commemorate
17. moccasin
18. accumulate
19. dilemma
20. appropriate

Challenge
preoccupation
saccharin
insufficient
constellation
commiserate


Lesson 3
Words with Digraphs
1. adventurous
2. unnatural
3. capture
4. questionable
5. beneficial
6. efficient
7. impression
8. expression
9. emotional
10. negotiate

11. posture
12. punctual
13. cultural
14. congestion
15. sufficient
16. ancient
17. spacious
18. reassure
19. intermission
20. initiation

Challenge
picturesque
auspicious
repercussion
minutia
caricature


Lesson 4
Greek Word Parts
1. hydrant
2. hydrogen
3. dehydrated
4. chronic
5. synchronize
6. thermos
7. thermometer
8. diameter
9. speedometer
10. centimeter

11. hydrophobia
12. hydraulic
13. hydroelectric
14. chronicle
15. chronological
16. thermostat
17. thermal
18. geometry
19. barometer
20. symmetry

Challenge
chronograph
thermodynamic
thermonuclear
metronome
asymmetrical


Lesson 5
Irregular Plurals
1. wives
2. giraffes
3. tariffs
4. great-aunts
5. mementos
6. mosquitoes
7. crises
8. analyses
9. criteria
10. species

11. wharves
12. ghettos
13. pistachios
14. vetoes
15. embargoes
16. sisters-in-law
17. diagnoses
18. stimuli
19. phenomena
20. Sioux

Challenge
armadillos
supercargoes
memoranda
radii
commandos


Lesson 6
Review
1. because
2. believe
3. doesn’t
4. glimpse
5. mediocre
6. naïve
7. perceive
8. perception
9. preferable
10. thoroughly
11. tremendous
12. weird
13. accumulate
14. aggressive
15. appropriate
16. challenge
17. commemorate
18. dismissed
19. embarrassment
20. moccasin
22. occasionally
23. trespass
24. unnecessary
25. adventurous
26. ancient
27. capture
28. congestion
29. expression
30. punctual
31. questionable
32. spacious
33. sufficient
34. barometer
35. dehydrated
36. diameter
37. hydrogen
38. thermal
39. thermometer
40. thermos
41. analyses
42. criteria
43. giraffes
44. great-aunts
45. mementos
46. phenomena
48. Sioux
49. sisters-in-law
50. species


Lesson 7
Words with No Sound Clues
1. identify
2. government
3. everything
4. environment
5. probably
6. really
7. semester
8. luckily
9. favorite
10. delicate

11. automatically
12. mortgage
13. temperamental
14. consequences
15. trampoline
16. therapy
17. catastrophe
18. distribute
19. criticism
20. hideous

Challenge
mannequin
annihilate
aesthetic
apropos
aerobics


Lesson 8
Related Words 1
1. define
2. definition
3. protect
4. protection
5. stable
6. stability
7. victory
8. victorious
9. politics
10. political

11. congratulate
12. congratulations
13. graduate
14. graduation
15. inspect
16. inspection
17. narrate
18. narrative
19. strategy
20. strategic

Challenge
immune
immunize
tranquil
tranquillity
intuitive
intuition


Lesson 9
Latin Roots 1
1. transfer
2. different
3. conference
4. construction
5. instructor
6. reconstruct
7. sensational
8. resentment
9. sensitivity
10. consent

11. fertilize
12. preferred
13. referral
14. inference
15. destructive
16. obstruction
17. structural
18. sensibility
19. consensus
20. sensitize

Challenge
preferential
differentiate
indestructible
insensitive
sentimental


Lesson 10
Suffixes -age, -ism, -ure
1. mileage
2. postage
3. passage
4. baggage
5. realism
6. capitalism
7. journalism
8. pleasure
9. moisture
10. pressure

11. storage
12. wreckage
13. vandalism
14. mannerism
15. heroism
16. optimism
17. composure
18. legislature
19. sculpture
20. failure

Challenge
acreage
metabolism
materialism
architecture
enclosure


Lesson 11
Compound Words
1. underground
2. halfway
3. outside
4. granddaughter
5. daydream
6. seventy-two
7. self-esteem
8. well-known
9. life jacket
10. shopping center

11. thunderstorm
12. throughout
13. bookkeeper
14. wheelchair
15. underrated
16. vice-president
17. great-grandmother
18. no one
19. remote control
20. role model

Challenge
straightforward
straight-faced
daylight-saving time
stage fright
report card


Lesson 12
Review
1. automatically
2. catastrophe
3. consequences
4. criticism
5. delicate
6. distribute
7. environment
8. everything
9. favorite
10. government
11. identify
12. luckily
13. probably
14. really
15. semester
16. temperamental
17. congratulate
18. congratulations
19. graduation
20. inspect
21. narrative
22. political
23. politics
24. protection
25. stable
26. strategic
27. construction
28. destructive
29. different
30. instructor
31. obstruction
32. preferred
33. reconstruct
34. sensational
35. structural
36. composure
37. heroism
38. journalism
39. postage
40. sculpture
41. vandalism
42. wreckage
43. great-grandmother
44. life jacket
45. no one
46. outside
47. remote control
48. throughout
49. thunderstorm
50. well-known


Lesson 13
Directional Prefixes
1. submarine
2. subtraction
3. subheading
4. transparent
5. translate
6. transcript
7. transmit
8. supermarket
9. supersonic
10. superstition

11. submerge
12. subcommittee
13. subsection
14. subdivision
15. transfusion
16. transaction
17. transportation
18. supernatural
19. supersede
20. superficial

Challenge
subterranean
subordinate
translucent
transoceanic
superimpose


Lesson 14
Related Words 2
1. exclaim
2. exclamation
3. detain
4. detention
5. comprehend
6. comprehension
7. intrude
8. intrusion
9. ferocious
10. ferocity

11. sustain
12. sustenance
13. pertain
14. pertinent
15. commit
16. commission
17. recede
18. recession
19. invade
20. invasion

Challenge
atrocious
atrocity
abstain
abstention
apprehend
apprehension


Lesson 15
Latin and Greek Word Parts 1
1. scribble
2. describe
3. manuscript
4. graphic
5. paragraph
6. photography
7. geography
8. revoke
9. vocalize
10. eloquent

11. subscribe
12. postscript
13. inscription
14. biography
15. vocation
16. advocate
17. invoke
18. soliloquy
19. loquacious
20. colloquial

Challenge
circumscribe
cartographer
choreograph
irrevocable
circumlocution


Lesson 16
Easily Confused Words
1. collage
2. college
3. emigrants
4. immigrants
5. hardy
6. hearty
7. envelop
8. envelope
9. magnet
10. magnate

11. liable
12. libel
13. allude
14. elude
15. rational
16. rationale
17. persecute
18. prosecute
19. imply
20. infer

Challenge
affective
effective
eminent
imminent
perpetrate
perpetuate


Lesson 17
Words from Many Cultures 1
1. amateur
2. calligraphy
3. batik
4. rodeo
5. snorkel
6. karate
7. banjo
8. jukebox
9. luggage
10. umbrella

11. origami
12. macramé
13. toboggan
14. slalom
15. safari
16. tambourine
17. ukulele
18. encore
19. hammock
20. machete

Challenge
mah-jongg
jai alai
boccie
croquet
canasta


Lesson 18
Review
1. subcommittee
2. subdivision
3. supernatural
4. superstition
5. translate
6. transmit
7. transportation
8. commission
9. commit
10. comprehend
11. comprehension
12. exclaim
13. ferocity
14. invasion
15. pertinent
16. sustain
17. sustenance
18. advocate
19. biography
20. colloquial
21. eloquent
22. geography
23. graphic
24. inscription
25. loquacious
26. manuscript
27. photography
28. scribble
29. vocation
30. collage
31. elude
32. envelope
33. hardy
34. immigrants
35. imply
36. infer
37. magnate
38. rationale
39. amateur
40. banjo
41. batik
42. calligraphy
43. hammock
44. karate
45. luggage
46. macramé
47. origami
48. toboggan
49. ukulele
50. umbrella


Lesson 19
Unusual Letter Combinations
1. matinee
2. sleuth
3. forfeit
4. porcelain
5. limousine
6. guarantee
7. camouflage
8. cantaloupe
9. parliament
10. pageant

11. turquoise
12. nuisance
13. sergeant
14. counterfeit
15. connoisseur
16. silhouette
17. archaeology
18. ricochet
19. liaison
20. aerial

Challenge
hors d'oeuvre
bureaucrat
reveille
entrepreneur
reconnaissance


Lesson 20
Latin and Greek Word Parts 2
1. justify
2. jury
3. judicial
4. critical
5. regular
6. regal
7. regional
8. democracy
9. policy
10. metropolis

11. perjury
12. jurisdiction
13. judicious
14. critique
15. hypocrite
16. regiment
17. regime
18. cosmopolitan
19. demographic
20. epidemic

Challenge
prejudicial
hypercritical
regalia
acropolis
megalopolis


Lesson 21
Suffixes -able, -ible, -ance, -ence
1. flammable
2. noticeable
3. available
4. collectible
5. divisible
6. edible
7. endurance
8. attendance
9. reference
10. intelligence

11. knowledgeable
12. charitable
13. deductible
14. compatible
15. resemblance
16. vengeance
17. elegance
18. occurrence
19. convenience
20. competence

Challenge
foreseeable
unpronounceable
imperceptible
perseverance
effervescence


Lesson 22
One Word or Two?
1. kind of
2. have to
3. all ready
4. already
5. a lot
6. allot
7. every day
8. everyday
9. may be
10. maybe

11. supposed to
12. going to
13. any way
14. anyway
15. a part
16. apart
17. all together
18. altogether
19. any more
20. anymore

Challenge
à la carte
all-American
breathtaking
foreword
afterwards


Lesson 23
Homophones
1. aloud
2. allowed
3. assistance
4. assistants
5. suite
6. sweet
7. symbol
8. cymbal
9. overdue
10. overdo

11. aisle
12. isle
13. bizarre
14. bazaar
15. ascent
16. assent
17. canvas
18. canvass
19. colonel
20. kernel

Challenge
bouillon
bullion
cue
queue
callous
callus


Lesson 24
Review
1. archaeology
2. cantaloupe
3. connoisseur
4. forfeit
5. guarantee
6. limousine
7. matinee
8. nuisance
9. pageant
10. porcelain
11. sleuth
12. turquoise
13. critical
14. critique
15. democracy
16. epidemic
17. judicial
18. jury
19. perjury
20. policy
21. regal
22. regime
23. regiment
24. regional
25. regular
26. assistance
27. attendance
28. available
29. charitable
30. compatible
31. convenience
32. elegance
33. endurance
34. intelligence
35. knowledgeable
36. occurrence
37. reference
38. resemblance
39. a lot
40. already
41. every day
42. everyday
43. going to
44. may be
45. allowed
46. ascent
47. bizarre
48. canvas
49. overdue
50. sweet


Lesson 25
Suffixes -ous, -ment, -ness
1. courageous
2. ridiculous
3. hazardous
4. argument
5. excitement
6. improvement
7. refreshment
8. gentleness
9. sleepiness
10. openness

11. outrageous
12. suspicious
13. miscellaneous
14. acknowledgment
15. judgment
16. engagement
17. arrangement
18. stubbornness
19. cleanliness
20. evenness

Challenge
advantageous
conscientious
encouragement
achievement
outspokenness


Lesson 26
Latin Roots 2
1. corporation
2. incorporate
3. corpse
4. centipede
5. pedestal
6. manicure
7. management
8. manufacture
9. perspiration
10. expire

11. corporal
12. corps
13. pedigree
14. pedometer
15. impede
16. manipulate
17. emancipate
18. respiration
19. conspire
20. spiritual

Challenge
corpuscle
impediment
manacle
manipulative
conspirator


Lesson 27
Prefixes anti-, inter-, intra-, pro-
1. antisocial
2. antiseptic
3. antibiotic
4. intermediate
5. international
6. interfere
7. promote
8. progress
9. intramural
10. intrastate

11. antifreeze
12. antidote
13. antibody
14. intervene
15. intersection
16. intercept
17. prologue
18. profound
19. proclaim
20. intravenous

Challenge
antihistamine
interdisciplinary
interchangeable
intramuscular
proclamation


Lesson 28
Vowels in Unstressed Syllables
1. hesitate
2. memorable
3. finally
4. investigate
5. usually
6. discipline
7. evidence
8. accuracy
9. article
10. miracle

11. irritate
12. ambulance
13. magnificent
14. extravagant
15. telethon
16. aggravate
17. marathon
18. gullible
19. versatile
20. inevitable

Challenge
belligerent
contemporary
jeopardize
predicament
justification


Lesson 29
Using Just Enough Letters
1. existence
2. regardless
3. refrigerator
4. exercise
5. allergic
6. awkward
7. scientist
8. drowned
9. assembly
10. especially

11. mischievous
12. pastime
13. remembrance
14. presidency
15. disastrous
16. hindrance
17. monstrous
18. motocross
19. grievous
20. tuxedo

Challenge
ambidextrous
instinctive
rambunctious
colossal
prestige


Lesson 30
Review
1. arrangement
2. courageous
3. excitement
4. grievous
5. hazardous
6. improvement
7. judgment
8. management
9. outrageous
10. ridiculous
11. sleepiness
12. suspicious
13. conspire
14. corpse
15. impede
16. pedometer
17. perspiration
18. respiration
19. antifreeze
20. antiseptic
21. antidote
22. interfere
23. intermediate
24. intersection
25. intramural
26. intrastate
27. progress
28. ambulance
29. discipline
30. evidence
31. finally
32. hesitate
33. inevitable
34. investigate
35. magnificent
36. marathon
37. memorable
38. miracle
39. usually
40. allergic
41. assembly
42. drowned
43. especially
44. exercise
45. existence
46. hindrance
47. monstrous
48. pastime
49. refrigerator
50. regardless

Lesson 31
Including All the Letters
1. adjourn
2. comparable
3. peculiar
4. beginning
5. alcohol
6. overrated
7. arctic
8. something
9. veterinarian
10. clothes

11. acquaintance
12. extraordinary
13. conscience
14. susceptible
15. respiratory
16. disintegrate
17. sophomore
18. basically
19. liberal
20. rendezvous

Challenge
paraphernalia
vaudeville
undoubtedly
chrysanthemum
grammatically


Lesson 32
Latin Roots 3
1. advertisement
2. convert
3. introvert
4. disposable
5. imposing
6. advent
7. prevention
8. eventually
9. satisfaction
10. artifact

11. extrovert
12. controversy
13. diversion
14. decompose
15. proposal
16. conventional
17. circumvent
18. benefactor
19. faction
20. facilitate

Challenge
incontrovertible
vice versa
predisposition
intervention
facsimile


Lesson 33
Prefixes ab-, ad-, co-, com-, con-
1. abolish
2. abnormal
3. advantage
4. addition
5. cooperate
6. coexist
7. compete
8. compound
9. community
10. concert

11. abbreviate
12. absorb
13. abduct
14. adjacent
15. adhesive
16. coordination
17. cohesive
18. confession
19. complicate
20. conservation

Challenge
abrasive
adversity
coeducational
commendation
condemnation


Lesson 34
Related Words 3
1. publish
2. publication
3. prescribe
4. prescription
5. consume
6. consumption
7. conclude
8. conclusion
9. substance
10. substantial

11. suspend
12. suspension
13. persuade
14. persuasion
15. provoke
16. provocative
17. influence
18. influential
19. omit
20. omission

Challenge
presume
presumption
reprehend
reprehensible
circumstance
circumstantial


Lesson 35
Words from Many Cultures 2
1. kayak
2. admiral
3. anchor
4. kimono
5. pajamas
6. poncho
7. indigo
8. cafeteria
9. mattress
10. estate

11. catamaran
12. gondola
13. gingham
14. suede
15. sequin
16. khaki
17. bungalow
18. pueblo
19. bureau
20. yacht

Challenge
marimba
maraca
accordion
castanet
timpani


Lesson 36
Review
1. acquaintance
2. alcohol
3. basically
4. beginning
5. clothes
6. disintegrate
7. extraordinary
8. overrated
9. peculiar
10. respiratory
11. something
12. susceptible
13. veterinarian
14. diversion
15. eventually
16. extrovert
17. facilitate
18. imposing
19. proposal
20. satisfaction
21. abnormal
22. abolish
23. addition
24. adhesive
25. advantage
26. advertisement
27. community
28. complicate
29. controversy
30. cooperate
31. conclude
32. consumption
33. influential
34. persuade
35. prescribe
36. prescription
37. provocative
38. publication
39. publish
40. substantial
41. cafeteria
42. estate
43. kayak
44. khaki
45. kimono
46. mattress
47. pajamas
48. poncho
49. suede
50. yacht


Cross-Curricular Lessons

Social Studies: The American Revolution
import
naval
grievances
protest
Boston Massacre
redcoats
surrenders
minutemen
proclaims
Declaration of Independence

Social Studies: The Lewis and Clark Expedition
Columbia River
Thomas Jefferson
claim
co-leaders
journals
settlement
Canadian
keelboat
Louisiana Purchase
observations

Social Studies: The Indian Removal
homelands
Cherokee
settle
barriers
perish
enforcing
tyrant
invaders
removal
Trail of Tears

Social Studies: Slavery
overseer
fugitive
Underground Railroad
states’ rights
plantations
abolitionist
enslavement
emancipation
secessionist
cotton gin

Social Studies: Cowboys
wrangler
longhorn
trail drive
roundup
open range
barbed wire
chuck wagons
lariat
stampede
mustangs

Social Studies: The Age of Expansion
empire
manifest destiny
foreign policy
cede
annex
imperialism
purchase
yellow journalism
treaty
overseas

Social Studies: The Roaring Twenties
flappers
Jazz Age
Harlem
speakeasies
Prohibition
skyscrapers
racketeers
Art Deco
Charleston
bootleggers

Social Studies: World War II
neutrality
aggression
dictators
Allies
liberation
isolationists
Axis
concentration camps
victory
invades

Social Studies: Gaining Civil Rights
minority groups
nonviolence
demonstrations
civil disobedience
segregation
affirmative action
boycott
desegregation
franchise
discrimination

Health: Physical Fitness
balance
energetic
oxygen
injure
extending
elastic
bounces
strenuous
discipline
muscular strength

Health: Personal Care
farsighted
iris
calculus
caries
melanin
plaque
mole
sebaceous glands
sebum
wart

Health: First Aid and Safety
breathing
prevent
shock
artificial respiration
smoke detectors
pedestrians
reflective
emergency
helmet
fire extinguisher

Health: Physicians
radiologist
dermatologist
podiatrist
cardiologist
orthopedist
pediatrician
surgeon
neurologist
obstetrician
ophthalmologist

Science: Force and Motion
rolling friction
sliding friction
static friction
relative motion
distance
speed
velocity
acceleration
momentum
force

Science: The Atom
atom
electron
proton
neutron
nucleus
atomic number
periodic table
radiation
Geiger counter
nuclear fission

Science: Compounds and Mixtures
compound
mixture
chemical formula
suspension
emulsifier
solution
solvent
solute
diluted
concentrated

Science: Heat and Temperature
contract
temperature
solar collectors
expand
transferred
thermometer
ventilate
insulation
thermostat
heat sources

Science: Light
white light
intensity
luminous
visible spectrum
prism
shadow
opaque
reflects
transparent
translucent

Science: Electricity
electric current
batteries
voltage
generator
conductor
insulator
resistance
parallel circuits
series circuits
circuit breaker

Science: Computers
chips
inputting
outputting
CPU
hardware
software
programs
floppy disk
keyboard
personal computer

Science: The Stars
dwarf
double stars
nebula
neutron star
nuclear fusion
black hole
red giant
white dwarfs
supergiants
supernova

Reading: Looking at Yourself
resolved
positive
sympathetic
timid
strain
objectives
self-image
outgoing
candid
seriously

Reading: Meeting Challenges
overwhelming
perilous
feat
pitfalls
liberate
surviving
suspense
thrive
undaunted
genuine

Reading: Searching for Who You Are
quest
traditional
obstacle
persevered
suitors
expectations
reunion
understanding
melancholy
despair

Reading: Stories About America
historical fiction
setting
harsh
petition
emigrates
represents
traditions
Civil War
looms
civil rights

Mathematics: Consumer Topics
simple interest
compound interest
principal
unit prices
commission
percent of increase
percent of decrease
credit
installments
budget

Mathematics: The Real Number System
scientific notation
rational number
irrational number
base
real numbers
perfect square
repeating decimal
termination decimal
square root
standard form

Mathematics: Geometry
rectangular prism
triangular prism
surface area
volume
formula
three-dimensional
pyramid
cylinder
cone
sphere

Mathematics: Algebra
evaluate
variable
solve
equation
inequality
solution
mathematical expression
parentheses
grouping symbols
order of operations

Mathematics: Consumer Topics 2
outstanding balance
annual rate
comparison
finance charge
investment
utility
profit
gross income
net income
deductions

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