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Spelling Homework




More Monday


Write each word six times. Each day (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday), write each word three times and complete the spelling activity.




Spelling: Terrible Tuesdays


*** Mistaken Spelling Fun

Good spellers can write words different ways to find the right way. This fun practice helps you learn the many different ways “sounds” are spelled in English while helping you learn the correct pattern for each of your words.


*** Directions:

Choose five different words (the base words are different) from your spelling list. Write each word correctly twice. Then write each word in as many different ways as it could be spelled phonetically, but isn’t. Box in the correct words. This exercise helps you learn all the possible spellings so you can learn to pick the correct one. Use a dictionary, if necessary.


*** Examples:


Exercise exercise

exorsise exorsize exersighze


Certain certain

sertin sertun surtin scurtin


Forcible forcible

forsible forsable phorsable phorscabel ghorscible


Efficient efficient

ephishant uphishant eghitiant ephiciant


Leaf leaf

** leef leiphe lleaphe lief leif



Wordy Wednesday

Practice getting to know your words.

1. Say each of your spelling words in parts. These do NOT need to be correct syllables.



Exercise ex er cise

Certain cer tain

Forcible forc I ble

Efficient e ffi cient

2. For each of twelve of your hardest words, do the following:

a. Write the word.

b. Say the word and count the word parts

c. Draw a line for each word part

d. Say the word again, and write each part as you say it.

e. Say the word again, writing it as one word as you say the parts.

f. Example:

a. Exercise

b. “ex” “er” “cise” 3

c. ex/er/cise

d. “exercise” ex er cise

e. “exercise” exercise




Thoughtful Thursday

Word Origins


Today, learn the origins of five different words from your spelling list. You will need a dictionary. If you don’t have a dictionary at home, go to study hall in the morning.



1. Choose five different words. (The base words are different.)

2. Write one of those words.

3. Write its base word.

4. Look up the base word in the dictionary.

5. Find its word origin (English, French, Latin, Greek, etc.)

6-8. Write the language origin, the origin words, and their definitions.

9. Repeat 2-8 for each of your five words.



1. First word chosen: “theory”

2. Write one of the words: theory

3. Write its base word: theorem

4. Look up the base word in the dictionary.

5. Find its word origin: Greek

6-8 Write the language origin, the origin words, their definitions:

6 Greek 7 theoria 8 to look at (I had to look up the base word theorum to find the meaning).


Are you ready for Friday’s test?

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