Here's the BUZZZ on spelling.

This year students will have a weekly spelling list dealing with different types of spelling patterns and rules.  We will be working on transferring spelling skills into our everyday writing and becoming better proofreaders.

Weekly Spelling Words

Nov. 30 – Dec. 4, 2015

Morphology Unit 1: anim, bio, viv

Regular List

Challenge List

  1.  animal
  2. animate
  3. biography
  4. biology
  5. biome
  6. revival
  7. revive
  8. survive
  9. vivacity
  10. vivid
  1.  animal
  2. animate
  3. animosity
  4. biography
  5. biologist
  6. biology
  7. biome
  8. biosphere
  9. revival
  10. revive
  11. survive
  12. survivor
  13. symbiosis
  14. vivacity
  15. vivid

Weekly Vocabulary Words

colossal- adj. very large

minute - adj. very small

notion - n. belief, idea

strut - v. walk pompously

concoct- v. formulate, think up 

Are you looking for a fun way to practice your spelling words?  Check our our list on Spelling City.  You can play games with the weekly words, test yourself and more.  Enjoy!

The students' spelling list for the week is based on their pretest.  It is possible that students could have the challenge list one week and regular list another depending on how they do with the pretest.  In addition to the 20 words students will also choose 5 words from their high frequency word list to work on.  High frequency words are words that come up most often in student writing.  These are words that students are expected to spell correctly in their day to day writing.