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Spelling Workbook

Spelling Workbook:
Annotated Teacher’s Edition
SPELLING
POWER
G RADE 6

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To the Student
This Spelling Power workbook provides the practice you need to improve your spelling and
writing ability and to expand your vocabulary. Each spelling lesson focuses on a single spelling
pattern or concept that applies to a list of words in a Word Bank. You then have several
opportunities to practice what you’ve learned: writing the words, using them in sentences,
recognizing and correcting them as you proofread, and applying the spelling pattern or con-
cept to new words that follow the same pattern. If you have trouble with an exercise, you can
always go back to the Word Bank and Key Concepts discussion, review the material, and then
return to the exercise.
You can keep track of your own progress and achievement in spelling by using the Student
Progress Chart, which appears on page v. With your teacher’s help, you can score your work
on any lesson, quiz, or test. After you know your score, use the Scoring Scale on pages vi–vii
to figure your percentage. Then mark your score (or percentage correct) on the Student
Progress Chart. Share your Progress Chart with your parents or guardians as your teacher
directs.

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CONTENTS
Student Progress Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . v
Scoring Scale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vi
Unit 1
Lesson 1: Short Vowel Spellings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Lesson 2: Long Vowel Spellings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Lesson 3: The Vowel u . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Lesson 4: Double Consonants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Review Lessons 1–4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Unit 2
Lesson 5: The \s\ Sound with c or s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Lesson 6: The \k\ Sound with c, ck, ch, or qu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Lesson 7: The \j\ Sound with g or j . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Lesson 8: Words with Silent Letters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Review Lessons 5–8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Unit 3
Lesson 9: Spelling the Schwa Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Lesson 10: Spelling the \ô\ Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Lesson 11: Spelling the \or\ Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Lesson 12: Doubling the Final Consonant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Review Lessons 9–12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
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Lesson 13: The \ou\ and \oi\ Sounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31


Lesson 14: Words with ie and ei . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Lesson 15: Dropping the Final Silent e . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Lesson 16: Keeping the Final Silent e . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Review Lessons 13–16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Unit 5
Lesson 17: Keeping the Final y . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Lesson 18: Changing y to i . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Lesson 19: The Suffix -ous . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Lesson 20: The Suffix -ion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Review Lessons 17–20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Unit 6
Lesson 21: The Suffixes -ant and -ent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Lesson 22: Adding Prefixes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Lesson 23: The Prefix in- . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Lesson 24: Nouns with Unusual Plurals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Review Lessons 21–24 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

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Unit 7
Lesson 25: Words with Greek and Latin Roots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Lesson 26: Plurals for Nouns Ending in o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Lesson 27: Plurals for Nouns Ending in s, sh, ch, x . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Lesson 28: Plurals for Nouns Ending in f and fe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Review Lessons 25–28 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Unit 8
Lesson 29: Compound Words . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Lesson 30: Words Often Confused . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Lesson 31: Words Often Misspelled . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Lesson 32: Multi-syllable Words . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Review Lessons 29–32 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79

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STUDENT PROGRESS CHART
Fill in the chart below with your scores, using the scoring scale on the next page.

Name: ____________________________

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SCORING SCALE
Use this scale to find your score. Line up the number of items with the number correct. For example, if 15
out of 16 items are correct, your score is 93.7 percent (see grayed area).

Number Correct
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Number of Items

1 100
2 50 100
3 33.3 66.7 100
4 25 50 75 100
5 20 40 60 80 100
6 16.7 33.3 50 66.7 83.3 100
7 14.3 28.6 42.9 57.1 71.4 85.7 100
8 12.5 25 37.5 50 62.5 75 87.5 100
9 11.1 22.2 33.3 44.4 55.6 66.7 77.8 88.9 100
10 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100
11 9.1 18.1 27.2 36.3 45.4 54.5 63.6 72.7 81.8 90.9 100
12 8.3 16.7 25 33.3 41.7 50 58.3 66.7 75 83.3 91.7 100
13 7.7 15.3 23.1 30.8 38.5 46.1 53.8 61.5 69.2 76.9 84.6 92.3 100
14 7.1 14.3 21.4 28.6 35.7 42.8 50 57.1 64.3 71.4 78.5 85.7 92.8 100
15 6.7 13.3 20 26.7 33.3 40 46.6 53.3 60 66.7 73.3 80 86.7 93.3 100
16 6.3 12.5 18.8 25 31.2 37.5 43.7 50 56.2 62.5 68.7 75 81.2 87.5 93.7 100
17 5.9 11.8 17.6 23.5 29.4 35.3 41.2 47 52.9 58.8 64.7 70.6 76.5 82.3 88.2 94.1 100
18 5.6 11.1 16.7 22.2 27.8 33.3 38.9 44.4 50 55.5 61.1 66.7 72.2 77.8 83.3 88.9 94.4 100
19 5.3 10.5 15.8 21.2 26.3 31.6 36.8 42.1 47.4 52.6 57.9 63.1 68.4 73.7 78.9 84.2 89.4 94.7 100
20 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55 60 65 70 85 80 85 90 95 100
21 4.8 9.5 14.3 19 23.8 28.6 33.3 38.1 42.8 47.6 52.3 57.1 61.9 66.7 71.4 76.1 80.9 85.7 90.5 95.2
22 4.5 9.1 13.7 18.2 22.7 27.3 31.8 36.4 40.9 45.4 50 54.5 59.1 63.6 68.1 72.7 77.2 81.8 86.4 90.9
23 4.3 8.7 13.0 17.4 21.7 26.1 30.4 34.8 39.1 43.5 47.8 52.1 56.5 60.8 65.2 69.5 73.9 78.3 82.6 86.9
24 4.7 8.3 12.5 16.7 20.8 25 29.2 33.3 37.5 41.7 45.8 50 54.2 58.3 62.5 66.7 70.8 75 79.1 83.3

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25 4 8 12 16 20 24 28 32 36 40 44 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80
26 3.8 7.7 11.5 15.4 19.2 23.1 26.9 30.4 34.6 38.5 42.3 46.2 50 53.8 57.7 61.5 65.4 69.2 73.1 76.9
27 3.7 7.4 11.1 14.8 18.5 22.2 25.9 29.6 33.3 37 40.7 44.4 48.1 51.9 55.6 59.2 63 66.7 70.4 74.1
28 3.6 7.1 10.7 14.3 17.9 21.4 25 28.6 32.1 35.7 39.3 42.9 46.4 50 53.6 57.1 60.7 64.3 67.9 71.4
29 3.4 6.9 10.3 13.8 17.2 20.7 24.1 27.6 31 34.5 37.9 41.4 44.8 48.3 51.7 55.2 58.6 62.1 65.5 69
30 3.3 6.7 10 13.3 16.7 20 23.3 26.7 30 33.3 36.7 40 43.3 46.7 50 53.3 56.7 60 63.3 66.7
31 3.2 6.5 9.7 13 16.1 19.3 22.3 25.8 29.0 32.2 35.4 38.7 41.9 45.1 48.3 51.6 54.8 58 61.2 64.5
32 3.1 6.3 9.4 12.5 15.6 18.8 21.9 25 28.1 31.3 34.4 37.5 40.6 43.8 46.9 50 53.1 56.2 59.4 62.5
33 3 6 9 12 15.1 18.1 21.2 24.2 27.2 30.3 33 36.3 39.3 42.4 45.4 48.4 51.5 54.5 57.5 60.6
34 2.9 5.9 8.8 11.8 14.7 17.6 20.6 23.5 26.5 29.4 32.4 35.3 38.2 41.2 44.1 47.1 50 52.9 55.9 58.8
35 2.9 5.7 8.6 11.4 14.3 17.1 20 22.9 25.7 28.6 31.4 34.3 37.1 40 42.9 45.7 48.6 51.4 54.3 57.1
36 2.8 5.6 8.3 11.1 13.9 16.7 19.4 22.2 25 27.8 30.6 33.3 36.1 38.9 41.7 44.4 47.2 50 52.7 55.6
37 2.7 5.4 8.1 10.8 13.5 17.1 18.9 21.6 24.3 27 29.7 32.4 35.1 37.8 40 43.2 45.9 48.6 51.4 54
38 2.6 5.3 7.9 10.5 13.2 15.8 18.4 21.1 23.7 26.3 28.9 31.6 34.2 36.8 39.5 42.1 44.7 47.4 50 52.6
39 2.6 5.3 7.7 10.3 12.8 15.4 17.9 20.5 23.1 25.6 28.2 30.8 33.3 35.9 38.5 41.0 43.6 46.2 48.7 51.3
40 2.5 5 7.5 10 12.5 15 17.5 20 22.5 25 27.5 30 32.5 35 37.5 40 42.5 45 47.5 50

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Number Correct
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Number of Items

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22 95.4 100
23 91.3 95.6 100
24 87.5 91.6 95.8 100
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25 84 88 92 96 100
26 80.8 84.6 88.5 92.3 96.2 100
27 77.8 81.5 85.2 88.9 92.6 96.3 100
28 75 78.6 82.1 85.7 89.3 92.9 96.4 100
29 72.4 75.9 79.3 82.8 86.2 89.7 93.1 96.6 100
30 70 73.3 76.7 80 83.3 86.7 90 93.3 96.7 100
31 67.7 70.9 74.2 77.4 80.6 83.9 87.1 90.3 93.5 96.7 100
32 65.6 68.8 71.9 75 78.1 81.2 84.4 87.5 90.6 93.8 96.9 100
33 63.6 66.7 69.7 72.7 75.8 78.8 81.8 84.8 87.8 90.9 93.9 96.9 100
34 61.8 64.7 67.6 70.6 73.5 76.5 79.3 82.4 85.3 88.2 91.2 94.1 97.1 100
35 60 62.9 65.7 68.9 71.4 74.3 77.1 80 82.9 85.7 88.6 91.4 94.3 97.1 100
36 58.3 61.1 63.8 66.7 69.4 72.2 75 77.8 80.6 85.7 86.1 88.9 91.7 94.9 97.2 100
37 56.8 59.5 62.2 64.9 67.6 70.3 72.9 75.7 78.4 81.1 83.8 86.5 89.2 91.9 94.6 97.3 100
38 55.3 57.9 60.5 63.2 65.8 68.4 71.2 73.7 76.3 78.9 81.6 84.2 86.8 89.5 92.1 94.7 97.3 100
39 53.8 56.4 58.9 61.5 64.1 66.7 69.2 71.8 74.4 76.9 79.5 82.1 84.6 87.2 89.7 92.3 94.9 97.4 100
40 52.5 55 57.5 60 62.5 65 67.5 70 72.5 75 77.5 80 82.5 85 87.5 90 92.5 95 97.5 100

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Lesson 1: Short Vowel Spellings


Word Bank

arid benefit static text complex


distract vivid unselfish trusting plot

Key Concepts
1. Short vowel sounds are often spelled with single 2. Short vowel sounds include \a\ as in hat, \e\ as in
vowel letters. net, \i\ as in did, \o\ as in lot, and \u\ as in cup.
attic block unrest

Spelling Practiced

Put the words from the Word Bank in alphabetical order. Then circle all short vowel sounds: \a\,
\e\, \i\, \o\, and \u\.
1. 6.
2. 7.
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3. 8.
4. 9.
5. 10.

Spelling in Contextd

Choose the word from the Word Bank that best completes each sentence. Write the word on the
line.
1. Giving to charity is a(n) deed.
2. Desert lands usually have a(n) climate.
3. The on our car radio was annoying.
4. Can I borrow your math to finish my homework?
5. “I’m you to keep your promise,” said Dad.

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LESSON 1 continued

Proofreading Practiced

As you read the following paragraph, circle the five misspelled words. Write the correct spelling for
each circled word on the lines.
My friend Nick and I were planning a plout for a mystery. I wanted to yell out my idea, but I
was afraid I would destract him. The scene—quite vived in my mind—was very complix. I
thought both of us might benifit if I drew a picture. “What a great idea!” Nick exclaimed when
he looked at the drawing.
1. 3. 5.
2. 4.

Spelling Applicationd

Below are eight more words that reflect the Key Concepts in the lesson. Find each hidden word in
the word chain. Circle the words and then write them on the lines provided in the order in which
they appear in the word chain. Circle the short vowels.

Example: sitentrust

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sit tent trust

catnip daffodil encrust knot


nonsense pun timid trunk

catnipunonsensencrustrunknotimidaffodil
1. 5.
2. 6.
3. 7.
4. 8.

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Lesson 2: Long Vowel Spellings


Word Bank

deny quote theme complaint plead


oath keen migrate twilight thorough

Key Concepts
Long vowel sounds are often spelled with vowel combinations.
1. The \a\ sound may be spelled ai or a e. 3. The \i\ sound may be spelled i, igh, i e, or y.
rain tape bias high kite why
2. The \e\ sound may be spelled ea, ee, or e e. 4. The \o\ sound may be spelled oa, ough, or o e.
team week compete foam though nose

Spelling Practiced

Put the words from the Word Bank in alphabetical order. Circle the letters that create the long
vowel sounds.
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1. 6.
2. 7.
3. 8.
4. 9.
5. 10.

Spelling in Contextd

Choose the word from the Word Bank that best completes each sentence. Write the word on the
line.
1. Our family does a cleaning job every spring.
2. I won’t the fact that I don’t like housework.
3. “Dad and I don’t want to hear one ,” said Mom.
4. As usual, my little brother began to with me to help him clean his room.
5. By everybody was tired and ready for a dinner out.

Spelling Power Grade 6 3


Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

LESSON 2 continued

Proofreading Practiced

Read the paragraph below. Find the five misspelled words and circle them. Then, on the numbered
lines, write the correct spelling for each circled word.
My sister Maria is kene on learning more about birds. She took an oeth to read one book
about birds every week. The theem of one book was bird watching. The book explains why
birds migreat to warm climates. To qouat Maria: “Sometimes I wish I could fly south for the
winter too.”
1. 3. 5.
2. 4.

Spelling Applicationd

Listed below are ten more words that reflect the Key Concepts you have learned. Read each
crossword puzzle clue. Then write the correct word from the word list in the puzzle squares.

bait boast Braille dough greed


lame restyle sighs slide teal

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Across
1 2
1. special alphabet for the blind
4. breathes deeply
7. brag
8. unable to walk 3 4 5 6
10. food for fish 7 8 9
11. selfishness
10
Down
2. style again
3. mixture for baking
11
5. playground chute
6. dark blue green color

4 Grade 6 Spelling Power


Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

Lesson 3: The Vowel u


Word Bank

unite issue juvenile manual cruise


document gratitude nuisance routine vacuum

Key Concept
The vowel u is used less frequently than a, e, i, or o. Try to visualize these words as you learn to spell them.
Here’s a trick to help you remember vacuum: It is the only common English word that has two u’s in a row.

Spelling Practiced

Write the words from the Word Bank in alphabetical order.


1. 6.
2. 7.
3. 8.
4. 9.
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5. 10.

Spelling in Contextd

Use context clues to determine which word from the Word Bank best completes each sentence.
Write the word on the line.
1. The Declaration of Independence is a great historic .
2. An important campaign is how to lower taxes.
3. In our city, a cannot be out after 10:00 P.M. without an adult.
4. A pet owner can be fined if his or her dog becomes a to neighbors.
5. My parents left for a in the Caribbean.

Spelling Power Grade 6 5


Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

LESSON 3 continued

Proofreading Practiced

Read the letter. Find the five misspelled words and circle them. Then write the correct spelling for
each circled word on the lines that follow.
Dear Mayor Gibson,
We are writing to express our gratitood for your support of our school Science Fair. We are
happy that you took time from your rootine activities to attend! Our favorite display showed
how a vakume cleaner works. We thought watching the machine work was more interesting
than reading the manool. All of us younite in thanking you!
Yours truly,
The students at Deergrove Middle School

1. 3. 5.
2. 4.

Spelling Applicationd

Below are six more words that reflect the Key Concept you have learned. Write the word whose
meaning fits each set of terms.

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contribute cruel excuse numerous pursue useful
1. helpful, suitable,
2. chase, follow,
3. mean, unkind,
4. give, donate,
5. many, countless,
6. forgive, apologize,

6 Grade 6 Spelling Power


Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

Lesson 4: Double Consonants


Word Bank

ballot gossip mammoth accident villain


occasion essential withheld summarize appropriate

Key Concepts
1. Double consonants often follow short vowel 3. Sometimes double consonants represent two units of
sounds. sound.
chubby yellow succeed (hard and soft c)
2. Double consonants usually represent a single fishhook (sh blend and h)
unit of sound.
skipping flatten

Spelling Practiced

Put the words from the Word Bank in alphabetical order. Circle the double consonants in each
word. Then write 2 or 3 to describe the Key Concept that applies to that word.
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1. 2.
2. 4.
3. 6.
4. 8.
5. 10.

Spelling in Contextd

Choose the word from the Word Bank that best completes each sentence. Write the word on the
line.
1. Every student gets a(n) for the school election.
2. We were asked to the story in our own words.
3. I don’t like listening to that might hurt others.
4. The police captured the as he fled from the crime.
5. During a snowstorm, Mom drives slowly to avoid a(n) .

Spelling Power Grade 6 7


Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

LESSON 4 continued

Proofreading Practiced

Read the ad that follows. Find and circle the five misspelled words. Then write the correctly spelled
words on the lines below.
Come to Our Mammith Jacket Sale!
We have hundreds of jackets to sell. No stock is being witheld for next year! Our jackets are
escential for any wardrobe. They are aproppriate for casual or formal events. Choose a jacket
for your next special ockasion.
1. 3. 5.
2. 4.

Spelling Applicationd

Below are ten more words with double consonants. Find each word from the list and circle it in the
puzzle. Then list the words on the lines. Write a 3 next to any words that are examples of Key
Concept 3.

addition allow cabbage classify comment

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knickknacks pollute sizzle success sudden

t k n i c k k n a c k s
n o l r e w o l l a t u
e e l z z i s a s b n c
mi g a t h s ma b e c
mk o i a s i r f a t e
o e d l i a d o t g u s
c d a f n s u d d e n s
a n y t a e t u l l o p

1. 6.
2. 7.
3. 8.
4. 9.
5. 10.

8 Grade 6 Spelling Power


Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

Unit 1 Review
Lessons 1– 4

arid ballot benefit complaint complex


deny essential issue juvenile mammoth
migrate nuisance routine static summarize
text theme thorough unite vivid

Choose the word from the word list above that best completes each sentence.
1. lands have a shortage of rainfall.
2. Camels are to people living in desert areas.
3. The camel's ability to carry heavy loads is a to the desert dwellers.
4. A camel owners have is that their animals often have bad tempers.
5. You can’t that those hard workers have a right to feel crabby sometimes.
6. During a camel’s daily , stopping for food is not always possible.
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7. Their digestive system helps them go days without eating.


8. Providing food is not an that camel owners have to deal with daily.
9. Desert sand can be a , but camels are lucky enough to have three eyelids.
10. To , camels are well-suited for desert life.
Use a word from the word list above to define the following phrases. Write the word on the line
provided.
11. main idea of a paper
12. young person
13. move or travel to another location
14. join together
15. instructive book
16. omitting nothing
17. strikingly bright
18. election form
19. huge
20. scratchy electrical sound

Spelling Power Grade 6 9


Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

Proofreading Application
Lessons 1– 4
As you read the story, find the twenty misspelled words and circle them. Then write the correct
spelling for each circled word on the lines that follow.
Detective Shelly Sherlock was kean on solving mysteries. Today’s problem was jewelry miss-
ing from Countess Lily’s hotel room. First Shelly did a thorogh search for clues. She found an
important documint in the countess’s room. “The vilain might have left fingerprints on this,”
Shelly guessed.
Shelly worked until twylight completing her rutine search around the hotel. Quite by acident,
she ran into a couple carrying some cleaning supplies. “What brings you here?” she asked.
“We’re part of the cleaning crew for a special ocasion,” they replied.
“Ah! the plat thickens!” thought Shelly. Trousting her intuition, she pretended that the couple
was innocent. To destract them, she offered them some gum and then tossed the wrapper on
the carpet. When they didn’t pick it up, Shelly guessed they were not working for the hotel.
“I’ve heard some gosip about burglars. Have you seen anything strange?” As they looked at
each other, Shelly knocked over their vacum cleaner. The contents spilled out. There were the
countess’s jewels!
“I pleed with you not to force us to talk!” the man begged. “We took an ooth to keep our

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boss’s secret. It’s not apropriate to talk about the boss.”
“It’s my duty to call the police,” Shelly said. “I have never witheld evidence.”
Later the countess showed her greatitude by inviting the detective to visit her in Paris. To
quoet Shelly: “What an unselfush person!”

1. 8. 15.
2. 9. 16.
3. 10. 17.
4. 11. 18.
5. 12. 19.
6. 13. 20.
7. 14.

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Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

Lesson 5: The \s\ Sound with c or s


Word Bank

fantasy consent citizen recent vicinity


privacy concise incident license bicycle

Key Concept
The \s\ sound can be spelled with an s or with a c that is followed by an e, i, or y.
sassy sent sister sorry
cent spacious fence
city recipe
cycle fancy
Spelling Practiced

Choose a word from the Word Bank to match each pronunciation. Write the word on the line.
Example: fanⴕ sƒ fancy
1. prªⴕ v‰ sƒ 6. fanⴕ t‰ sƒ
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2. lªⴕ s‰ns 7. inⴕ s‰ d‰nt


3. k‰n sªsⴕ 8. rƒⴕ s‰nt
4. bªⴕ s‰ k‰l 9. sitⴕ ‰ z‰n
5. vi sinⴕ ‰ tƒ 10. k‰n sentⴕ

Spelling in Contextd

Choose the word from the Word Bank that best completes each sentence. Write the word on the
line.
1. If your report is too wordy, you can make it more .
2. If you to do something, you agree to do it.
3. If an event is , it did not happen long ago.
4. If your story is a , it can be called fiction.
5. If you enjoy being alone, you like your .

Spelling Power Grade 6 11


Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

LESSON 5 continued

Proofreading Practiced

As you read the following news item, circle the five misspelled words. Write the correct spelling for
each circled word on the lines below.
Youngster Helps Senior Sitizen
Mrs. Sylvia Yancy, who lives in the visinity of the police station, called to tell us about a
recent insident in her neighborhood. Ricky Rice was riding his bisycle past her house just after
getting his bike lisence at the station. As Ricky rode by, Mrs. Yancy tripped and was unable to
get up. Ricky rode back to the station to ask for help. One police officer remarked, “He certainly
is a sensible kid.”

1. 3. 5.
2. 4.

Spelling Applicationd

Listed below are eight additional words that reflect the Key Concept in the lesson. Write each new
word next to the word or phrase that defines it. Circle the letters that make the \s\ sound in each
word.

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centimeter circulate courtesy cyclone
decide senator specify spicy
1. peppery
2. politeness
3. describe in detail
4. distribute
5. tornado
6. legislator
7. unit of measurement
8. make up mind

12 Grade 6 Spelling Power


Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

Lesson 6: The \k\ Sound with c, ck, ch, or qu


Word Bank

technique chorus frantic architect focus


character dramatic career reckless bouquet

Key Concept
The \k\ sound can be spelled with a c, ck, ch, or qu. Try to visualize these words as you learn to spell them.
critic connect
wreck package
chaos anchor
boutique croquet

Spelling Practiced

Write the words from the Word Bank in alphabetical order. Circle the letters that represent the \k\
sound.
1.
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2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.

Spelling in Contextd

Choose the word from the Word Bank that best completes each sentence. Write the word on the
line.
1. Our school’s sings for all holiday programs.
2. We are a little when we haven’t had enough time to rehearse.

Spelling Power Grade 6 13


Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

LESSON 6 continued

3. The director says, “Relax and on the audience.”


4. She is encouraging me to pursue a in music.
5. To show our appreciation, we presented her with a of roses.

Proofreading Practiced

As you read the paragraph below, find and circle the five misspelled words. Then write the correct
spelling for each circled word on the lines that follow.
I. M. Pei is a famous arckitekt. His building designs are meticulous drawings, not just recless
sketches. He often uses a special technicue, combining shapes such as cubes and cylinders to
achieve a dramatick effect. Mr. Pei used his design principles in creating the John F. Kennedy
Library in order to to reflect the former president’s strong caracter.
1. 3. 5.
2. 4.

Spelling Applicationd

Listed below are six more words that contain the \k\ sound. Fill in the blanks with the word that

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best fits each meaning. After you have filled in the blanks, note that the letters in the squares form
a word. Use that word to complete the sentence: “I am .”
attic chemist clique custard educate necklace

1. teach ⵧ
2. pendant ⵧ
3. top floor of some houses ⵧ
4. close group of friends ⵧ
5. pudding ⵧ
6. one kind of scientist ⵧ

14 Grade 6 Spelling Power


Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

Lesson 7: The \j\ Sound with g or j


Word Bank

genuine justify surgery journal energy


urge legend gigantic majority jealous

Key Concept
The \j\ sound can be spelled with a j or with a g that is followed by an e, i, or y.
jazz jelly jingle jog jump
gentle gorgeous garage
giant tangible
gym stingy

Spelling Practiced

Write each word from the Word Bank under the letter that represents the \j\ sound.
j ge gi gy
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Spelling in Contextd

Choose the word from the Word Bank that best completes each sentence. Write the word on the
line.
1. The ten-story hospital is a building.
2. Dad went there to have on his knee.
3. While we waited, Mom read an interesting article in a medical .
4. She handed it to me and said, “I you to read this.”
5. I think my little sister was of the attention I was getting.

Spelling Power Grade 6 15


Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

LESSON 7 continued

Proofreading Practiced

As you read the paragraph below, circle the five misspelled words. Then write the correct spelling
for each of those words on the lines below.
Jackie Joyner-Kerse is a lejend in the history of women’s sports. An Olympic gold-medal
winner, she is a jenuine heroine in her hometown of East St. Louis. With boundless enerjy, she
raised money to establish a club for boys and girls. The magority of visitors are amazed to see
the fine gymnasium, library, and computer lab. Ms. Joyner-Kerse certainly did not need to
gustify the expense of providing children with a fine place for learning and exercise.
1. 3. 5.
2. 4.

Spelling Applicationd

The eight words listed below contain the \j\ sound. Find each word in the word maze and draw a
circle around the word. Then write the words on the lines.
genius ginger gymnast heritage
janitor job junior vegetable

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mr e g d u j n r
v e g e t a b l e
a j a n i t o r g
h e r i t a g e n
b g t u l mr y i
i o t s a n my g
r u j u n i o r s

1. 3.

5. 7.

2. 4.

6. 8.

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Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

Lesson 8: Words with Silent Letters


Word Bank

knight pledge honorable design debt


autumn heir doubtful folklore knowledge

Key Concepts
1. Some words in the English language are (Latin) columna → column
difficult to spell because they contain silent, or (Dutch) knapzak → knapsack
unsounded, letters. The English spellings often 2. The letters h, d, and l are sometimes unsounded in
reflect pronunciations from foreign languages.
English words.
(Latin) signum → sign
honest ridge yolk
(Latin) dubitare → doubt

Spelling Practiced

Choose the word from the Word Bank that matches each pronunciation. Write the word on the line.
Then circle the silent letter or letters in each word.
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1. det
2. ¥r
3. nolⴕij
4. f|kⴕ lôr⬘
5. onⴕ ‰r ‰ b‰l
6. di zªnⴕ
7. ôⴕ t‰m
8. plej
9. nª t
10. doutⴕ f‰l

Spelling in Contextd

Choose the word from the Word Bank that best completes each sentence. Write the word on the
line.
1. My favorite season of the year is .
2. It is that a snowstorm will occur in September.

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Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

LESSON 8 continued

3. When you owe something, you have a to repay.


4. Studying new subjects is a good way to gain .
5. What a beautiful you drew!

Proofreading Practiced

As you read the paragraph below, circle the misspelled words. Then write the correct spelling for
those words on the lines below.
Some of the foklore about King Arthur is based on real events. Every night in the king’s
court was expected to be onorable. They all took a plege to be loyal to their king. Together
they sat at the Round Table to discuss problems and solutions. King Arthur hoped there would
be an eir to the throne who would uphold his ideals.
1. 3. 5.
2. 4.

Spelling Applicationd

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Listed below are eight more words that contain unsounded letters. Use the words to complete the
crossword puzzle that follows.
column foreign fudge honest
knapsack limb plumber yolk

Across 1
3. branch of a tree 2
4. storage bag carried on shoulders
3
7. candy made of milk, butter, and sugar
8. not native to a country 4 5 6

Down
1. the yellow part of an egg
2. truthful 7
5. worker who repairs water pipes
6. a newspaper feature
8

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Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

Unit 2 Review
Lessons 5–8

architect autumn bicycle bouquet citizen


concise doubtful gigantic heir honorable
journal justify knight legend license
pledge privacy recent reckless surgery

For each sentence below, find the word from the list that best completes the sentence. Write the
word in the blank.
1. Everybody in our class writes in a daily.
2. To respect our , the teacher does not read our entries aloud.
3. We have learned to be in our writing.
4. Last Kevin wrote an article for the school newspaper.
5. The article was about a student who rode her to school.
6. Gina Baker was hit by a driver.
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7. The doctors told Gina that she needed on her leg.


8. It is she’ll be in the dance recital.
9. We sent her a get-well card and a of roses.
10. Kevin thinks that the driver should lose his .
Look at the word list to find a synonym, or a word with a similar meaning, for each word that
follows. Write the synonym in the blank.
11. inheritor 14. trustworthy
12. myth 15. promise
13. huge
Use the remaining words from the word list to write five sentences of your own.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.

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Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

Proofreading Application
Lessons 5–8
As you read the following story, circle the twenty misspelled words. Write the correct spelling for
each circled word on the lines below.
The magority of people who have seen the Muppets can appreciate the talent of the late Jim
Henson. He and the people who worked with him made puppetry a jenuine art form. Miss
Piggy, Cookie Monster, Kermit, and the other Muppets are known for their unique personali-
ties. Within their korus of voices, the calm, frantik, grouchy, and gealous personalities are easy
to distinguish.
Although Henson was born in Mississippi, he grew up in the visinity of Washington, D.C. His
interest in theater began in high school, where his urje to act led him to take part in school
plays. A talented artist, Henson also worked on scenery desin. As a boy, he loved listening to
Charlie McCarthy, a ventriloquist’s dummy on a popular radio show. In the 1950s, Henson’s
attention turned to television. He often said he owed a det of gratitude to the Kukla, Fran, and
Ollie show. Watching it made him realize that he wanted to gain nowledge of puppetry
teknique. Henson took a university course on that subject. Then during a trip to Europe, he
spent hours watching puppet shows, many of which were based on local foklore.

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Henson made an important chareer choice—he decided to fokus his enerjy on hand pup-
pets. He and a friend created a show for a local TV station. They probably never imagined what
a jigantic success one frog-like karacter would become. In an insident that has become a
lejend, Henson asked for his mother’s concent to cut up her old green coat. Can you guess
what he used it for?

1. 8. 15.
2. 9. 16.
3. 10. 17.
4. 11. 18.
5. 12. 19.
6. 13. 20.
7. 14.

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Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

Lesson 9: Spelling the Schwa Sound


Word Bank

beautiful ignorant compliment museum desperate


personal error stirrup hibernate temporary

Key Concept
The schwa (‰) stands for an unstressed vowel sound. Any unstressed vowel may spell the schwa sound. As you
learn to spell the words with unstressed syllables, try to visualize the words.
above item visible gallon cactus

Spelling Practiced

Choose the word from the Word Bank that matches each pronunciation. Circle the vowels that spell
the schwa sound. Remember the schwa sound can only appear in unaccented syllables.

Example: \vizⴕ‰ b‰l\ visible


1. \erⴕ‰r\
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2. \sturⴕ‰p\
3. \temⴕp‰ rer⬘ƒ
4. \m< zƒⴕ‰m\
5. \b<ⴕti f‰l\
6. \comⴕpl‰ m‰nt\
7. \desⴕp‰r it\
8. \hªⴕb‰r n¥t⬘\
9. \igⴕn‰r ‰nt\
10. \purⴕs‰n ‰l\

Spelling in Contextd

Write the word from the Word Bank that best fits each sentence.
1. When I visited the stable, I was to conceal how little I knew about horses.
2. I didn’t want the riding teacher to think I was or clumsy.
3. As the teacher showed how to adjust a , I watched carefully.

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Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

LESSON 9 continued

4. Hoping the teacher would me on my expertise, I tried to impress her.


5. “Do horses in the winter?” I asked casually.

Proofreading Practiced

Read the paragraph below. Find the five misspelled words and circle them. Then, on the numbered
lines, write the correct spelling for each circled word.
How did the earliest humans live? Museam exhibits offer clues. For example, Neanderthals
crafted a variety of flint tools. They built temperary shelters of animal hides stretched over
frames. They polished ivory for personol ornaments. They surrounded their dead with
beautyful flowers. Clearly it would be an errer to think of these early humans as savages.
1. 3. 5.
2. 4.

Spelling Applicationd

Listed below are six more words that reflect the Key Concepts you have learned.
abacus admiral cavern

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minimum versatile wonderful
Write each word below and then divide each word into syllables. You may use a dictionary for help.
1. 4.
2. 5.
3. 6.

Now use the six words to complete the imaginary book titles.
7. The Vegetable Diet, by Cole Slaugh and B. Russell Sproutz
8. The Admirable , by H. E. Row
9. Math with a of Effort, by Cal Q. Later
10. Excavating the Deepest , by Doug A. Pitt
11. Our Backpacking Trip, by Walker Soxoff and Bliss Terz
12. How to Use an , by Count Ollie D’Beeds

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Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

Lesson 10: Spelling the \ô\ Sound


Word Bank

launch applaud awesome stalwart naughty


author caution awkwardly warrior daughter

Key Concepts
1. In many words, the \ô\ sound is spelled au or aw. 2. In some words, the \ô\ sound is spelled a, augh,
August fault awful drawn or ough.
halt taught ought
Spelling Practiced

Put the words from the Word Bank in alphabetical order. Circle the letters that spell the \ô\ sound
in each word.
1.
2.
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3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.

Spelling in Contextd

Write the words from the Word Bank that best complete each sentence.
1. We gathered around the TV to watch the of the space shuttle.
2. Thanks to the of careful engineers, everything went smoothly.
3. The rocket rising into the morning sky was an sight.
4. The neighbors’ five-year-old stood staring at the screen.
5. As the rocket rose, she began to .
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Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

LESSON 10 continued

Proofreading Practiced

Read the paragraph below. Find the five misspelled words and circle them. Then, on the numbered
lines, write the correct spelling for each circled word.
Born fifteen hundred years ago, al-Khansa was the dotter of one waurrior and the sister of
another. She was also the awthor of some of the Arab world’s earliest poetry. Members of her
tribe gathered to applod her. They thought her work would bring them immortality. Time has
proven them right. Her poem for her staulwart brother, killed in battle, still touches readers
today.
1. 3. 5.
2. 4.

Spelling Applicationd

Listed below are eight more words that reflect the Key Concepts you have learned.

bought caught defraud falter


haughty thoughtless vault yawning

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Circle the letters that spell the \ô\ sound in each word. Then write the words that best complete
each Tom Swiftie pun below.
1. “How of me. I forgot to put the car in gear,” said Tom shiftlessly.
2. “The gymnasts are going to right over me,” said Tom understandingly.
3. “The other runners are starting to . I think I can sprint ahead,” said Tom racily.
4. “Look at all the hay I just !” said Tom balefully.
5. “The river has cut quite a chasm,” said Tom gorgeously.
6. “I’ve often up with that tired old horse,” said Tom naggingly.
7. “I’ve made a devious plan to people,” said Tom stingingly.
8. “Just tell that young lady to follow me,” said Tom misleadingly.

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Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

Lesson 11: Spelling the \or\ Sound


Word Bank

escort ordinary courtyard hoarse quarrel


ornamental mourn concourse uproar quarantine

Key Concepts
1. Usually the \or\ sound is spelled or, our, or oar. 2. After qu, the \or\ sound is spelled ar.
horn court soar quart quarry

Spelling Practiced

Put the words from the Word Bank in alphabetical order. Circle the letters that spell the \or\ sound
in each word.
1.
2.
3.
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4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.

Spelling in Contextd

Write the word from the Word Bank that best completes each sentence. Pay special attention to the
letters that spell the \or\ sound.
1. We visited the new community near City Hall yesterday.
2. Its sunny was filled with blossoming cherry trees.
3. Hand-painted tiles brightened the walkways.
4. Our guide had a cold, so his voice was .
5. We watched pigeons over crumbs from our picnic lunch.
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Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

LESSON 11 continued

Proofreading Practiced

Read the paragraph below. Find the five misspelled words and circle them. Then, on the numbered
lines, write the correct spelling for each circled word.
The year was 1348. Venice was in an upror. Half the populace was ill, and a strict quorantine
was in effect. No one could enter or leave the city without an escourt. This was no oardinary
epidemic; this was the dreaded plague. So many people had died that few were left to moarn
the dead. People thought that “bad vapors” spread the disease. No one guessed the true cul-
prit: a virus carried by fleas found on the city’s many rats.
1. 3. 5.
2. 4.

Spelling Applicationd

Listed below are eight more words that reflect the Key Concepts you have learned. Circle the letters
that spell the \or\ sound in each word.

clipboard coarse forty fourteen


majority pour quartet quartz

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Choose the words that best answer the riddles. Write your choices on the lines.
1. I’m what rain does during storms. What am I?
2. I’m a stone with crystal forms. What am I?
3. I’m the opposite of fine. What am I?
4. I come after thirty-nine. What am I?
5. I’m needed by politicians. What am I?
6. I may include four musicians. What am I?
7. I’m one half of twenty-eight. What am I?
8. I’m used as a writing board. What am I?

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Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

Lesson 12: Doubling the Final Consonant


Word Bank

shipment flatly admits omits expels


shipper flatten admittance omitting expelled

Key Concepts
Many words end in a c-v-c (consonant-vowel-consonant) pattern:
cvc cvc
ship fret
1. When adding a suffix starting with a vowel to a one-syllable c-v-c word, double the final consonant:
ship ⫹ er ⫽ shipper fret ⫹ ed ⫽ fretted
2. When adding a suffix starting with a consonant to any c-v-c word, do not double the final consonant:
ship ⫹ ment ⫽ shipment fret ⫹ ful ⫽ fretful regret ⫹ ful ⫽ regretful
3. For c-v-c words of more than one syllable, double the final consonant only if the word’s last syllable is
stressed:
regret’ ⫹ ing ⫽ regretting regret’ ⫹ able ⫽ regrettable
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(but: mar’vel ⫹ ing ⫽ marveling mar’vel ⫹ ous ⫽ marvelous)

Spelling Practiced

Choose the words from the Word Bank that combine the word roots and suffixes shown. Write your
choices on the lines. Then write the number of the Key Concept that applies to each choice.
Example: fret ⫹ ed ⫽ fretted 1
1. ship ⫹ er ⫽ 6. expel ⫹ s ⫽
2. admit ⫹ s ⫽ 7. flat ⫹ ly ⫽
3. ship ⫹ ment ⫽ 8. admit ⫹ ance ⫽
4. flat ⫹ en ⫽ 9. expel ⫹ ed ⫽
5. omit ⫹ ing ⫽ 10. omit ⫹ s ⫽

Spelling in Contextd

Write the word from the Word Bank that best completes each sentence.
1. Dana’s teacher each student’s lowest test score when figuring grades.
2. At her school, students who break rules may be .
3. The principal that the school’s policy is strict.

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Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

LESSON 12 continued

4. Teachers refuse to change the policy.


5. Students there behave so well that the school only one or two students per year.

Proofreading Practiced

Read the paragraph below. Find the five misspelled words and circle them. Then, on the numbered
lines, write the correct spelling for each circled word.
The shippment—jars of fine Greek olive oil—came from early Rome. The shiper had hoped to
find wealth in the markets of Carthage, in northern Africa. Omiting sufficient preparations for
foul weather, he soon found disaster. A storm churned up to flaten his vessels, sending them
to the Mediterranean Sea floor. Two thousand years later divers located the wreckage and
gained admitance to the crumbling cargo holds.
1. 3. 5.
2. 4.

Spelling Applicationd

Below are eight words and suffixes that reflect the Key Concepts from this lesson. Add the suffixes

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to the words. Use the Key Concepts to decide whether or not to double the final consonants. After
each word, write the number of the Key Concept that applies.

beginner commitment forgetful rebellion


recurrence strapping submits unwrapped
1. unwrap ⫹ ed ⫽
2. rebel ⫹ ion ⫽
3. recur ⫹ ence ⫽
4. submit ⫹ s ⫽
5. strap ⫹ ing ⫽
6. commit ⫹ ment ⫽
7. forget ⫹ ful ⫽
8. begin ⫹ er ⫽

28 Grade 6 Spelling Power


Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

Unit 3 Review
Lessons 9–12

admittance author awkwardly compliment courtyard


daughter error expels flatten hibernate
museum ordinary ornamental omits personal
quarantine shipper stirrup uproar warrior

Fill in the crossword puzzle using words from the list above.

Across Down
3. a place where art or artifacts can be seen 1. restriction to keep illness from spreading
6. leaves out 2. praise
7. private; relating to an individual 4. noisy confusion
8. one experienced in battle 5. to knock over; to make flat
9. for decoration 10. an antonym for gracefully
12. writer 11. entry
13. forcefully pushes out 14. one who sends cargo
15. to be inactive for the winter
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16. a mistake
17. female child
18. foot ring on a saddle
19. enclosed patio
20. of common quality; usual

1 2

3 4 5 6

9 10

11

12

13 14

15

16

17 18

19 20

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Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

Proofreading Application
Lessons 9–12
Read the modernized fairy tale below. Find the twenty misspelled review words and circle them.
Then, on the numbered lines, write the correct spelling for each circled word.
Little Red Riding Hood
Once there was a little girl named Red Riding Hood. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hood, owned
a market near the town concorse. Every Tuesday they received a shippment of oranges, and
Red always took some to her grandmother. A neighbor would escourt Red, for cawtion was
needed in the dangerous forest. One Tuesday the neighbor was away on temperary business.
Unafraid, the staulwart Red ventured into the forest alone.
Unfortunately the local Big Bad Wolf had grown desperite for a meal and had decided that
Red’s grandmother would make a perfect snack. On his way to the condo where Red’s grand-
mother lived, he happened to see Red with a basket of oranges. “Awsome!” he chortled.
“Double serving for me.” He rushed to the grandmother’s house and swallowed her whole,
omiting even the brushing of his teeth. Then, clad in one of the grandmother’s nightgowns, he
settled down to wait for Red.
The girl soon arrived. “I have a cold,” moaned the disguised wolf in a hourse voice. “Come
closer, Dear.”

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Red, who was far from ignerant, flattly refused. She had noticed her grandmother’s beautyful
pearl earring stuck between the wolf’s fangs. The wolf tried to lawnch himself at her, but Red
was on her school wrestling team. She promptly placed the creature in a headlock. “Naugty
wolf!” she scolded. “Give Grandma back!”
“Never!” howled the wolf, clamping his jaws tightly shut.
“At least he admitts he swallowed her,” thought Red. “Come on—don’t quorrel,” she urged,
tickling his paws. He laughed so hard that he expeled Grandma, who grabbed her earring as
she shot out of his mouth.
“I applod you, Red!” exclaimed Grandma. The girl beamed with joy. Not even the wolf could
moarn for long.
“She gave me heartburn,” he admitted, helping himself to an orange. “I should have made
her take off those spike-heeled shoes.”

1. 8. 15.
2. 9. 16.
3. 10. 17.
4. 11. 18.
5. 12. 19.
6. 13. 20.
7. 14.

30 Grade 6 Spelling Power


Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

Lesson 13: The \ou\ and \oi\ Sounds


Word Bank

destroy poison disappoint announce powerful


loyal rejoice discount surround allowance

Key Concepts
1. The vowel sound \ou\ can be spelled ou or ow. 2. The vowel sound \oi\ can be spelled oi or oy.
stout clown coin joyous

Spelling Practiced

Write each word from the Word Bank in the appropriate column. Circle the letters that make the desig-
nated sound.
Words with the \ou\ sound: Words with the \oi\ sound:
1. 6.
2. 7.
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3. 8.
4. 9.
5. 10.

Spelling in Contextd

Choose the word from the Word Bank that best completes each sentence. Write your choices on the
lines.
1. A strong and queen ruled England for many years.
2. She was able to herself with sensible advisors.
3. Her advisors received a generous for living expenses.
4. The advisors worked on plans to enemy camps.
5. Some enemies spread rumors to the people’s minds against the queen.

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Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

LESSON 13 continued

Proofreading Practiced

As you read the following advertisement, circle the five misspelled words. Write the correct spelling
for each circled word on the lines below.
An Invitation for Our Loial Customers
We are happy to annownce our anniversary celebration. Come and rejoyce with us on our
tenth year in business! No fooling—on April 1 you can receive a 20 percent discownt on every-
thing you buy. We have lots of merchandise in stock, so we will not disappoynt you. Free gifts
and refreshments for everybody!
1. 3. 5.
2. 4.

Spelling Applicationd

Below are ten more words that reflect the Key Concepts you have learned. Find and circle each word in
the word maze. Then write the words on the lines. For each word, circle the letters that spell the \oi\ or
\ou\ sound.

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annoy devour employ joyful noisy
plow pouch prowler scout soil
J Y T WO L P
OOS U Y R N
Y L OX OH O
F P I WN C I
U ML E N U S
L E MT A OY
R U OL E P A
A D E V OU R
1. 6.
2. 7.
3. 8.
4. 9.
5. 10.

32 Grade 6 Spelling Power


Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

Lesson 14: Words with ie and ei


Word Bank

thief fiercely weight receiver leisure


wield conscience reign counterfeit deceit

Key Concepts

1. Remember this rhyme to help you spell many 2. Memorize these exceptions:
words with the ie and ei combinations. conscience leisure seize
Write i before e shield relief either neither weird
except after c, receipt ceiling forfeit foreign
or when sounded as a,
as in neighbor and weigh.

Spelling Practiced

Write the words from the Word Bank in the correct columns.
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Words with ie Words with ei


1. 5.
2. 6.
3. 7.
4. 8.
9.
10.

Spelling in Contextd

Choose the word from the Word Bank that best completes each sentence. Write your choices on the
lines.
1. The art criminal was a master of .
2. His warehouses held museum pieces worth their in gold.
3. He served as the of paintings that his cohorts stole.
4. He was a forger as well as a .
5. He created works nearly identical to the originals.

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Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

LESSON 14 continued

Proofreading Practiced

Read the paragraph below. Find the five misspelled words and circle them. Then, on the numbered
lines, write the correct spelling for each circled word.
What’s the world’s oldest written story? It may be the Epic of Gilgamesh, the tale of a
Sumerian king. The riegn of the real Gilgamesh began around 2600 B.C. The epic blends legend
and fact. In the epic, Gilgamesh can weild mighty weapons and wrestle lions with his bare
hands. Yet he also has a consceince and a love of beauty. He stays feircely loyal to a childhood
friend. In his liesure time, he enjoys fine arts.
1. 3. 5.
2. 4.

Spelling Applicationd

Listed below are eight more words that reflect the Key Concepts you have learned. Circle the ie or
ei in each word.
believe conceited eighty freight
pierce priest seize yield

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Use the words to complete the analogies below. Pay special attention to the ie and ei patterns.

1. laugh : cry :: : doubt


2. : grasp :: smile : grin
3. puncture : :: astonish : surprise
4. law : attorney :: religion :
5. brave : cowardly :: : humble
6. relinquish : :: conceal : hide
7. : cargo :: flower : blossom
8. four : sixteen :: twenty :

34 Grade 6 Spelling Power


Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

Lesson 15: Dropping the Final Silent e


Word Bank

debatable contributor probably relating rosy


believable navigator horribly acquiring spicy

Key Concepts
For words ending in silent e:
1. Drop the e to add a suffix starting with a vowel. 3. To add -ly to a word ending in le, usually drop
debate ⫹ able ⫽ debatable urge ⫹ ent ⫽ urgent the le.
file ⫹ ing ⫽ filing able ⫹ ly ⫽ ably
2. Drop the e to add y.
sauce ⫹ y ⫽ saucy nose ⫹ y ⫽ nosy

Spelling Practiced
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Write the words from the Word Bank that combine the word roots and suffixes below.
1. relate ⫹ ing ⫽ 6. spice ⫹ y ⫽
2. navigate ⫹ or ⫽ 7. contribute ⫹ or ⫽
3. debate ⫹ able ⫽ 8. believe ⫹ able ⫽
4. probable ⫹ ly ⫽ 9. horrible ⫹ ly ⫽
5. rose ⫹ y ⫽ 10. acquire ⫹ ing ⫽

Spelling in Contextd

Write the word from the Word Bank that best completes each sentence.
1. For only a few dollars, you can become a to our school jog-a-thon.
2. We’re earning money for field trips and activities to our studies.
3. This may not be , but last year one girl jogged more than ten miles.
4. It’s whether anyone can beat her record.
5. The effort didn’t seem difficult for her; she was out of breath, but smiling.

Spelling Power Grade 6 35


Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

LESSON 15 continued

Proofreading Practiced

Read the paragraph below. Find the five misspelled words and circle them. Then, on the numbered
lines, write the correct spelling for each circled word.
Do you like jalapeño peppers? These spicey snacks are guaranteed to make your face turn
rosey. Hot peppers were grown in Mesoamerica as early as 5000 B.C. They were probabley
brought back to Europe by Christopher Colombus or by another navigateor of the same peri-
od. Acquireing a taste for jalapeños takes patience—and plenty of ice water—but fans say it’s
worth the effort!
1. 3. 5.
2. 4.

Spelling Applicationd

Below are eight more words that reflect the Key Concepts you have learned. Combine the word
roots with the suffixes shown. Write your answers on the lines. Then use the numbered letters to
finish the quip at the bottom of the page.

confidence intensely juicy politest

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refining rehearsal terribly translator

1. confide ⫹ ence ⫽ 5. intense ⫹ ly ⫽


8 3
2. terrible ⫹ ly ⫽ 6. polite ⫹ est ⫽
7 4
3. juice ⫹ y ⫽ 7. rehearse ⫹ al ⫽
2 1
4. translate ⫹ or ⫽ 8. refine ⫹ ing ⫽
5 6
Old kangaroos never die; they just
s.
1 2 3 4 2 5 4 6 7 4 2 3 8

36 Grade 6 Spelling Power


Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

Lesson 16: Keeping the Final Silent e


Word Bank

excitement merely changeable outrageous hoeing


tasteful hopeless peaceable agreeing gleeful

Key Concepts
For words that end in silent e:
1. Keep the e when adding a suffix starting with a 3. Some words end in c or g ⫹ silent e. Keep the e
consonant. when adding a suffix starting with a consonant or
spite ⫹ ful ⫽ spiteful with the vowel a or o.
amaze ⫹ ment ⫽ amazement peace ⫹ ful ⫽ peaceful
Two exceptions: judge ⫹ ment ⫽ judgment enlarge ⫹ ment ⫽ enlargement
awe ⫹ ful ⫽ awful trace ⫹ able ⫽ traceable
2. Some words end in ee or oe. Keep the final e courage ⫹ ous ⫽ courageous
when adding any suffix to these words.
free ⫹ dom ⫽ freedom free ⫹ ing ⫽ freeing
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shoe ⫹ ing ⫽ shoeing


Spelling Practiced

Choose the words from the Word Bank that combine the word roots and suffixes shown. Write your
choices on the lines. Then write the number of the Key Concept that applies to each word.
Example: amaze ⫹ ment ⫽ amazement 1
1. agree ⫹ ing ⫽ 6. hope ⫹ less ⫽
2. change ⫹ able ⫽ 7. mere ⫹ ly ⫽
3. excite ⫹ ment ⫽ 8. outrage ⫹ ous ⫽
4. glee ⫹ ful ⫽ 9. peace ⫹ able ⫽
5. hoe ⫹ ing ⫽ 10. taste ⫹ ful ⫽

Spelling in Contextd

Write the word from the Word Bank that best completes each sentence.
1. What’s the wildest, most gift you’ve ever received?
2. For me, it was a chameleon, a lizard with skin colors and patterns.
3. My brother’s grin showed that he was about my new pet, but my parents’
response was another matter.

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Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

LESSON 16 continued

4. They ordered me to get rid of the lizard; the situation seemed .


5. To my surprise, after a week they were cheerfully to let me keep the chameleon.

Proofreading Practiced

Read the paragraph below. Find the five misspelled words and circle them. Then, on the numbered
lines, write the correct spelling for each circled word.
Wow—you’re back in 2500 B.C.! A time machine has whisked you to the Indus Valley in
India. Filled with excitment, you begin to look around. You see farmers hoing ground for crops
of barley, wheat, and melons. Ahead you see not merly a village, but a well-planned city. Here
in Mohenjo-Daro, 40,000 peacable citizens live in houses with bathrooms and sewer systems.
Jewelers craft tastful necklaces of gems and gold. A written language records events. This cul-
ture is far from primitive.
1. 3. 5.
2. 4.

Spelling Applicationd

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Below are eight more words that reflect the Key Concepts you have learned. Use the words to
complete the “terse verse” rhymes below. You will use two of the words in the last rhyme.
bravely canoeing ceaseless forceful
grateful overseeing refereeing statement
1. glad to have food: for a plateful
2. bragging while : gloating while boating
3. but incorrect: strong but wrong
4. supply of pasta: steady spaghetti
5. make a about a cat’s leap: announce a pounce
6. show scorn : sneer without fear
7. supervising the umpires’ actions: the

38 Grade 6 Spelling Power


Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

Unit 4 Review
Lessons 13–16

agreeing allowance changeable conscience counterfeit


debatable disappoint gleeful horribly navigator
outrageous peaceable poison reign relating
rosy spicy surround thief wield

Choose the words from the list above that best complete the sentences. Write your choices on the
lines.
1. During the of Elizabeth I, England and Spain vied for mastery of the seas.
2. Francis Drake, an expert English , explored the uncharted waters of the New
World.
3. He could a sword as well as he could sail.
4. His knowledge of the shifting, winds helped him to defeat the Spanish Armada.
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5. The heavy Spanish ships could not Drake’s small but speedy fleet.
6. The Spanish called him a pirate and a , but the English called him a hero.
7. Drake clearly had a , for he always treated his prisoners kindly.
8. Drake’s crew knew him as a man, slow to anger and calm in a crisis.
9. After Queen Elizabeth knighted Drake, his future looked and bright.
10. Drake’s nephew wrote a book Drake’s many adventures.
Unscramble the letters to spell the review words defined below. Write the unscrambled words on
the lines. Use the word list to check your spelling.

11. psyci peppery; flavorful


12. osnoip a deadly substance
13. flegule merry; joyful
14. brilohry in a dreadful way
15. erggaine consenting; being in accord
16. labbadeet open to discussion
17. wealcanol money or consideration granted
18. tinpasodip to fail to live up to expectations
19. sootguarue extreme; disgraceful
20. tofeecinrut forged; fake

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Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

Proofreading Application
Lessons 13–16
Read the Tom Swiftie puns below. Find the twenty misspelled review words and circle them. Then,
on the numbered lines, write the correct spelling for each circled word.

1. “That’s a fast and pouwerful train,” said Tom expressively.


2. “Rejoyce! Our team is going to the playoffs!” said Tom winsomely.
3. “The suspect’s alibi isn’t believeable; pat him down for weapons,” said Tom friskily.
4. “Tigers attack fiercly, so we have to restrain them,” said Tom cagily.
5. “Merly seeing that big piano makes me happy,” said Tom grandly.
6. “I’m acquireing a new pair of sunglasses,” said Tom shadily.
7. “We need more wieght at the back of the boat!” said Tom sternly.
8. “I’m a contributeor to the animal shelter,” said Tom pettily.
9. “I’ll always be loial to the Navy,” said Tom fleetingly.
10. “Let me annownce that I’ll be living in a new place soon,” said Tom movingly.
11. “I’m probablely going to pitch for the softball team,” said Tom underhandedly.
12. “No earthquake will ever destroi this city,” said Tom faultlessly.

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13. “This is hopless; the worm keeps falling off my fishhook,” said Tom debatably.
14. “I’m a master of deciet; I just told another fib,” said Tom reliably.
15. “You left big chunks of soil where you were hoing,” said Tom cloddishly.
16. “When this rings, you have to pick up the reciever and say ’Hello,’” said Tom phonily.
17. “In my liesure time, I play chess and backgammon,” said Tom gamely.
18. “Why all the excitment about my barbecue recipe?” asked Tom saucily.
19. “I think my orange, red, and purple shirt is quite tastful,” said Tom loudly.
20. “I’ll give you a discownt on a tool for gathering leaves,” said Tom rakishly.

1. 8. 15.
2. 9. 16.
3. 10. 17.
4. 11. 18.
5. 12. 19.
6. 13. 20.
7. 14.

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Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

Lesson 17: Keeping the Final y


Word Bank

alleys highways buoyed dismayed surveyor


playful dignifying relaying payment enjoyment

Key Concepts

1. If a word ends in a vowel ⫹ y, keep the y when 2. To add -ing to any word ending in y, keep the y.
adding a suffix. play ⫹ ing ⫽ playing pry ⫹ ing ⫽ prying
play ⫹ ful ⫽ playful joy ⫹ ous ⫽ joyous deny ⫹ ing ⫽ denying
relay ⫹ s ⫽ relays

Spelling Practiced

Put the words from the Word Bank in alphabetical order. After each word, write the number of the
Key Concept that applies to it. Then circle the vowel ⴙ y in each word that includes that
combination.
1. 6.
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2. 7.
3. 8.
4. 9.
5. 10.

Spelling in Contextd

In the paragraph below, write the word from the Word Bank that is a synonym for each word or
phrase in parentheses.

I was nervous about babysitting, but the thought of earning money (lifted)
my spirits. How hard could a few hours with a (fun-loving)
two-year-old be? I soon found out. “Funny? Funny?” he asked,
pouring shampoo all over the living room. Not (honoring) his ques-
tion with a reply, I began cleaning. I was (taken aback) to learn how
much work childcare is. I am (passing along) my story as a warning:
Look before you leap.

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Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

LESSON 17 continued

Proofreading Practiced

Read the paragraph below. Find the five misspelled words and circle them. Then, on the numbered
lines, write the correct spelling for each circled word.
The Maya are a New World mystery. This culture began its rise around 300 B.C. A surveior
must have laid out each Maya city, for temples, homes, streets, and alleis followed careful pat-
terns. Broad plazas provided space for enjoiment during festivals. Highwaies between cities
encouraged trade. Maya writings show that the cities warred, and the victors demanded
paiment of goods and prisoners. Around 900 A.D., all the cities were abandoned. What hap-
pened? No one knows.
1. 3. 5.
2. 4.

Spelling Applicationd

Listed below are six more words that reflect the Key Concepts you have learned.
boyish destroyed displaying holidays replying valleys
Do you speak Pig Latin? In this made-up “language,” you take away the first letter from the

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beginning of a word. You then add the letter to an extra syllable at the end. For example, pig
becomes ig-pay. Latin becomes Atin-Lay.
“Translate” each Pig Latin word below. To check your work, put together the word roots and
suffixes in parentheses.
1. oyish-bay (boy ⫹ ish)
2. alleys-vay (valley ⫹ s)
3. eplying-ray (reply ⫹ ing)
4. isplaying-day (display ⫹ ing)
5. olidays-hay (holiday ⫹ s)
6. estroyed-day (destroy ⫹ ed)

42 Grade 6 Spelling Power


Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

Lesson 18: Changing y to i


Word Bank

replied laziness denial easier envies


rallied friendliness ordinarily funniest pharmacies

Key Concepts
For words ending in a consonant ⫹ y:
1. Change the y to i before adding a suffix: 2. To form a plural noun or to form the present tense
pry ⫹ ed ⫽ pried fancy ⫹ ful ⫽ fanciful of a verb, change the y to i and add es.
rely ⫹ ance ⫽ reliance enemy → enemies deny → denies

Spelling Practiced

Choose the word from the Word Bank that is formed from each word root below. Write your
choices on the lines.
1. deny 6. lazy
2. easy 7. ordinary
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3. envy 8. pharmacy
4. friendly 9. rally
5. funny 10. reply

Spelling in Contextd

Write the word from the Word Bank that best completes each sentence.
1. When our club president suggested a service project, we all to the cause
faithfully.
2. We asked local merchants if they needed help, and many that they did.
3. One merchant said no, but we didn’t take his seriously.
4. Two and a grocery store asked us to deliver orders to homebound customers.
5. The mayor gave us a service award, and now everyone at school us.

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Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

LESSON 18 continued

Proofreading Practiced

Read the paragraph below. Find the five misspelled words and circle them. Then, on the numbered
lines, write the correct spelling for each circled word.
What was the funnyest comic strip of the 1950s? It may well have been Pogo, by Walt Kelly.
Pogo Possum, known for his friendlyness, lived in the Okefenokee Swamp. Albert Alligator,
known for his lazyness, was Pogo’s toothy sidekick. Though alligators ordinaryly eat opossums,
Albert found peanut-butter sandwiches easyer to digest. The antics of this unlikely pair show
the art of cartooning at its best.
1. 3. 5.
2. 4.

Spelling Applicationd

Below are eight more words to help you practice the Key Concepts you have learned. Join the word
roots and suffixes or form the plurals, as indicated. Then check your spelling by using the box to
decode the correct answers. For example, 21-42-54 would be FRY.
amplified chilliness hobbies lonelier
modify reliable strategies thrifty

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1 2 3 4 5

1 A B C D E
2 F G H I,J K

3 L M N 0 P
4 Q R S T U
5 V W X Y Z

1. lonely ⫹ er ⫽ 31-34-33-15-31-24-15-42
2. thrifty ⫹ est ⫽ 44-23-42-24-21-44-24-15-43-44
3. hobby (plural form) ⫽ 23-34-12-12-24-15-43
4. chilly ⫹ ness ⫽ 13-23-24-31-31-24-33-15-43-43
5. modify ⫹ er ⫽ 32-34-14-24-21-24-15-42
6. amplify ⫹ ed ⫽ 11-32-35-31-24-21-24-15-14
7. rely ⫹ able ⫽ 42-15-31-24-11-12-31-15
8. strategy (plural form) ⫽ 43-44-42-11-44-15-22-24-15-43

44 Grade 6 Spelling Power


Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

Lesson 19: The Suffix -ous


Word Bank

courteous ruinous furious venomous ambitious


miraculous luscious luxurious numerous victorious

Key Concepts
1. Many adjectives use the suffix -ous, meaning “having 3. Some adjectives that use -ous do not have
the qualities of.” familiar word roots.
courageous nutritious gracious precious obvious
2. Some word roots change their form when adding
-ous.
fame ⫹ ous ⫽ famous glory ⫹ ous ⫽ glorious
ambition ⫹ ous ⫽ ambitious
miracle ⫹ ous ⫽ miraculous

Spelling Practiced
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Write the adjectives from the Word Bank that originate from the words below. Mark * after each
adjective whose word root changed form when -ous was added.
1. ruin 6. ambition
2. venom 7. courtesy
3. fury 8. number
4. luxury 9. miracle
5. victory
Write the remaining listed adjective, whose word root is not familiar.
10.

Spelling in Contextd

Write the words from the Word Bank that best complete the sentences.
1. Mimi and Pizarro vacationed in splendor on a cruise ship.
2. Mimi, always polite, remained when a steward spilled tomato juice on her
evening gown.
3. The hot-tempered Pizarro got and challenged the steward to a duel.

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Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

LESSON 19 continued

4. Pizarro and the steward would toss banana cream pies at each other from fifty paces; the dueler who was
would receive a dozen pies as his prize.
5. Mimi pointed out that victory would be to the portly Pizarro’s diet.

Proofreading Practiced

Read the paragraph below. Find the five misspelled words and circle them. Then, on the numbered
lines, write the correct spelling for each circled word.
S-s-snakes! Harmless or venomus, common or rare, these reptiles catch our attention. They
come in numerus types. They can live in the driest deserts and the wettest jungles. In India,
cobras perform for ambitius snake charmers. In China, some diners consider python a luscius
treat. In several Native American cultures, rattlesnakes have been considered miraculis gods.
We humans may love snakes or hate them, but we seldom ignore them.
1. 3. 5.
2. 4.

Spelling Applicationd

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Listed below are six more words that reflect the Key Concepts you have learned.
anxious curious delicious obvious previoussuspicious
Write each word vertically. Then make an acrostic for each word. Each term in your acrostic must
relate to the meaning of the vertical word.
Example: famous f ans
a pplause
m uch-admired
o utstanding
u nequaled
s tar

1. 3. 5.

2. 4. 6.

46 Grade 6 Spelling Power


Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

Lesson 20: The Suffix -ion


Word Bank

application exception portion conviction tension


revolution suspicion tradition intrusion permission

Key Concepts
The suffix -ion, meaning “act of” or “state of,” marks
nouns.
1. Nouns with -ion end in one of two ways: -tion 3. Many word roots change form when -ion is added.
or -sion. decide ⫹ ion ⫽ decision
relation correction tension confusion intrude ⫹ ion ⫽ intrusion
(Only one English noun ends in -cion: suspicion.) receive ⫹ ion ⫽ reception
2. Since -tion and -sion sound the same, you permit ⫹ ion ⫽ permission
need to memorize the spellings of -ion nouns. 4. Some -ion nouns have no familiar word root.
Try to visualize these words as you learn them. motion condition
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Spelling Practiced

Choose the noun from the Word Bank that originates from each word below. Write your choices on
the lines. Mark * after nouns whose bases changed form when -ion was added.
Nouns with -tion Nouns with -sion
1. convict 5. tense
2. except 6. intrude
3. apply 7. permit
4. revolve
Write the listed word that ends in -cion.
8.
Write the remaining two words.
9. 10.

Spelling in Contextd

Write the words from the Word Bank that best complete the sentences.
1. ran high as we pleaded to visit Whirl-a-World theme park.
2. Its roller coaster, the Planetary Plunger, makes a 360-degree around a neon “sun.”

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Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

LESSON 20 continued

3. We argued with that we would behave responsibly.


4. We agreed to pay a large of the costs.
5. At last, we won our parents’ to go.

Proofreading Practiced

Read the paragraph below. Find the five misspelled words and circle them. Then, on the numbered
lines, write the correct spelling for each circled word.
Annie Elizabeth Delany was the excepsion to many a rule. She was the first African American
woman to attend dental school at Columbia University. Her entrance applicacion caused a
furor. By tradision, only whites were accepted. She was viewed with suspition, and her pres-
ence was seen as an intrution. She refused to back down. After graduating in 1923, Dr. Delany
became one of only two African American dentists practicing in New York City.
1. 3. 5.
2. 4.

Spelling Applicationd

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Listed below are eight more nouns that reflect the Key Concepts you have learned.
admission commotion competition determination
generation impression profession promotion
Use these nouns to complete the rhymed definitions below. Circle the -tion or -sion in each noun
that you write.
1. A contest might be called a .
2. An entrance fee is “the price of .”
3. When you don’t give up, you show .
4. Your age-mates are your .
5. A big fuss is known as a .
6. Advancing to the next grade is a .
7. A career can be known as a .
8. To be hired, you must make a good .

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Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

Unit 5 Review
Lessons 17–20

alleys application conviction dignifying dismayed


enjoyment envies exception friendliness intrusion
miraculous numerous ordinarily portion rallied
replied ruinous surveyor venomous victorious

Choose the words from the list above that best complete the sentences. Write your choices on the
lines.
1. For pure pleasure and , read Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, by T. S. Eliot.
2. His humorous poems tell of cats living in various locations, from fine mansions to lowly back
.
3. In his poem “The Naming of Cats,” Eliot explains why cats need names that sound respectable and
.
4. Jellicle Cats, he claims, are good-natured and full of .
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5. He lists the and varied exploits of Macavity the Mystery Cat.


6. He describes two wildly playful cats whose antics can destroy a room.
7. Any cat, Eliot cautions, will resent an on its privacy.
8. To make friends with a cat, he suggests offering a generous of cream or caviar.
9. Most of Eliot’s works are serious, but this volume is an .
10. Even if you don’t like poetry, you will like this amusing book.
Correctly combine the word roots and suffixes shown to form words from the review list.
11. survey ⫹ or ⫽ 16. miracle ⫹ ous ⫽
12. dismay ⫹ ed ⫽ 17. envy ⫹ es ⫽
13. rally ⫹ ed ⫽ 18. victory ⫹ ous ⫽
14. reply ⫹ ed ⫽ 19. convict ⫹ ion ⫽
15. venom ⫹ ous ⫽ 20. apply ⫹ ion ⫽

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Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

Proofreading Application
Lessons 17–20
Read the imaginary daytime television listings below. Find and circle the twenty misspelled review
words. Then, on the numbered lines, write the correct spelling for each circled word.

1. 7:00 A.M.: Lonely Highwais, starring M. T. Rhoades and Dustin Dewinned


2. 7:30 A.M.: Paiment Is Due, starring Anita Cash and Zelda Carr
3. 8:00 A.M.: The Courteus Crooks, starring May I. Robbia and Woody U. Mind
4. 8:30 A.M.: Get Plaiful with Math, starring Adam Upp and Delores Carmen de Nominator
5. 9:00 A.M.: Summer Lazyness, starring T. V. Zonn and Hannah Meda Remote
6. 9:30 A.M.: Luscius Chocolate Recipes, starring Del Lectable and Olivia Face
7. 10:00 A.M.: Ambitios Woodworkers, starring Nick Knacks and Paddy O’Furniture
8. 10:30 A.M.: The Most Luxurius Cruise Ship, starring Les Gogh and Ima Witchoo
9. 11:00 A.M.: Getting Permition, starring Ken I. Pleeze and Aldo Anything
10. 11:30 A.M.: Relaiing Secrets, starring Cody Ryder and Dee Cipher
11. 12:30 P.M.: Careers in Pharmacys, starring Philip Prescription and Candy Reed D’Label
12. 1:00 P.M.: Funnyest Farm Videos, starring Bill E. Goat and Chick N. Little

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13. 1:30 P.M.: That Makes Me Furios! starring Madison Wett-Henn and Haven Major-Fitts
14. 2:00 P.M.: In Denyal, starring I. M. Knott and Don B. Leevitt
15. 2:30 P.M.: Kids of 1776—They Joined the Revolucion, starring Judy Calls and Amos True
16. 3:00 P.M.: Melt Your Tention Away, with Ben N. Stretch and Daley X. Ercize
17. 3:30 P.M.: Suspision of a Crime, starring Sir Valence and Justin Case
18. 4:00 P.M.: Easyer Cooking, with Cole Cutts and Pete Zah
19. 4:30 P.M.: Buoied by Hope, starring Ray Zalight and Donna Frett
20. 5:00 P.M.: The Cowboy Tradicion, starring Chuck Waggons and Tex Asteers

1. 8. 15.
2. 9. 16.
3. 10. 17.
4. 11. 18.
5. 12. 19.
6. 13. 20.
7. 14.

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Lesson 21: The Suffixes -ant and -ent


Word Bank

patient abundant excellent observant descendant


fragrant resident brilliant confident transparent

Key Concepts
The suffixes -ant and -ent are used with adjectives and nouns.
Nouns: defendant resident
Adjectives: reliant different
1. Because these suffixes sound the same, you must 3. Some words ending in -ant or -ent have no
memorize spellings of -ant and -ent words. Try to familiar word root.
visualize these words as you learn them. patient fragrant
2. Many word roots change form when -ant or -ent
is added.
defy → defiant excel → excellent
observe → observant appear → apparent
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Spelling Practiced

Put each word from the Word Bank in the correct column.
Words ending in -ant Words ending in -ent
1. 6.
2. 7.
3. 8.
4. 9.
5. 10.

Spelling in Contextd

Write the words from the Word Bank that best complete the sentences.
1. Jeff’s grandmother, a gardener and a glassblower, is a of a small town.
2. Her garden is always filled with multicolored flowers.
3. Jeff is that no one crafts better glassware than his grandmother.
4. His grandmother often crafts vases so that no color will distract viewers from the
flowers.
5. Jeff is proud to be her .
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LESSON 21 continued

Proofreading Practiced

Read the paragraph below. Find the five misspelled words and circle them. Then, on the numbered
lines, write the correct spelling for each circled word.
Around 400 B.C., a group of brillient sculptors lived in West Africa. These people, the Nok,
fashioned human figures of clay, creating excellant likenesses. The patiant and observent sculp-
tors captured details of hairstyles, jewelry, and facial features. The Nok also crafted tools and
weapons of iron. Over the centuries, they taught other groups to smelt iron ore, which was
abundent in the area.
1. 3. 5.
2. 4.

Spelling Applicationd

Listed below are six more words that reflect the Key Concepts you have learned.
accident apparent consistent elegant important pleasant
Use the words to complete the Tom Swiftie puns below. Circle the -ant or -ent in each word that
you write.

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1. “That was no ! You meant to spill your soup on me,” said Tom hotly.
2. “You look in your long dress,” said Tom formally.
3. “I love the crunch of this cereal,” said Tom crisply.
4. “Are you ready for that math exam?” asked Tom testily.
5. “With this new baseball bat, my hitting’s strong and ,” said Tom bashfully.
6. “I don’t see the jewels; it’s that they’re locked away somewhere,” said Tom
safely.

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Lesson 22: Adding Prefixes


Word Bank

predict discourage discomfort unfortunate export


prehistoric disadvantage unfavorable unexpectedly exclaim

Key Concepts
1. Prefixes change the meanings of words and word roots.
dis-: not; the opposite of dis ⫹ comfort ⫽ discomfort
ex-: out; away from ex ⫹ port (carry) ⫽ export
pre-: before pre ⫹ dict (say) ⫽ predict
un-: not un ⫹ fortunate ⫽ unfortunate
2. Keep all the letters of a word root when you add a prefix.
dis ⫹ similar ⫽ dissimilar pre ⫹ read ⫽ preread
un ⫹ natural ⫽ unnatural
Spelling Practiced
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Choose the words from the Word Bank that are related to the words below. Add the correct prefix
to each word. Write your choices on the lines.
1. ? ⫹ favorable ⫽ 6. ? ⫹ historic ⫽
2. ? ⫹ dict (say) ⫽ 7. ? ⫹ expectedly ⫽
3. ? ⫹ courage ⫽ 8. ? ⫹ claim ⫽
4. ? ⫹ port (carry) ⫽ 9. ? ⫹ comfort ⫽
5. ? ⫹ advantage ⫽ 10. ? ⫹ fortunate ⫽

Spelling in Contextd

Write the words from the Word Bank that best complete the sentences.
1. For our carnival act, I’ll pretend to the future.
2. I’ll emerge quickly and from behind a dark curtain.
3. People will in surprise when I appear.
4. It’s that I can’t find a crystal ball to use.
5. Don’t laugh at my plans—you’ll me!

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LESSON 22 continued

Proofreading Practiced

Read the paragraph below. Find the five misspelled words and circle them. Then, on the numbered
lines, write the correct spelling for each circled word.
In preahistoric China, farming began around 6000 B.C. China’s first written records date from
1700 B.C., the time of the Shang Dynasty. Many people lived well in that era. Weavers made
clothes of silk to reduce the disscomfort of summer heat. Smiths crafted bronze tools for local
use and for eksport. Slaves, however, were at a dysadvantage. Their living conditions were
harsh and unnfavorable. In 1100 B.C., the slaves rebelled, helping to overthrow the Shang
rulers.
1. 3. 5.
2. 4.

Spelling Applicationd

Listed below are six more words that reflect the Key Concepts you have learned.
discourteous exchanged exhale prearrange precaution unheeded
In the right-hand column are word roots. Combine them with the prefixes in the left-hand column

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to form the words in the list. Use the Key Concepts as guidelines. (Can you form any other words
using these prefixes and word roots?)
Prefixes Word Roots
dis- arrange
ex- caution
pre- changed
un- courteous
hale (breathe)
heeded
1. 4.
2. 5.
3. 6.

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Lesson 23: The Prefix in-


Word Bank

import imprint insight inaccurate immobile


immigrate inhale inexpensive innumerable impatience

Key Concepts
1. The prefix in- often means “in” or “on”: 3. Change the prefix in- to im- when a word root
in ⫹ hale (breathe) ⫽ inhale starts with m or p:
2. The prefix in- sometimes means “not”: in ⫹ mobile (moving) ⫽ immobile
in ⫹ accurate ⫽ inaccurate in ⫹ port (carry) ⫽ import

Spelling Practiced

Choose the words from the Word Bank that fit the following definitions. Write your choices on the
lines.
1. to breathe in
2. not countable; many
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3. not exactly correct


4. to bring goods into a country
5. lack of patience
6. to migrate to a country
7. not costly
8. seeing in depth; understanding
9. not moving
10. to print a mark on something

Spelling in Contextd

Write the word from the Word Bank that best completes each sentence.
1. The American Cookie Company plans to cookies from Denmark.
2. They’ll the A.C.C. logo on the Danish company’s label.
3. They need to check the list of contents to be sure that it’s not .

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LESSON 23 continued

4. Their delivery trucks will stay parked and until everything is in order.
5. I can’t wait to the aroma of those delicious cookies.

Proofreading Practiced

Read the paragraph below. Find the five misspelled words and circle them. Then, on the numbered
lines, write the correct spelling for each circled word.
Charles Steinmetz (1865-1923) created ways to make electricity practical. This science pio-
neer overcame inumerable obstacles. Born with a damaged spine, he was treated with
inpatience and scorn by other children. He was a genius at math, but he had to quit school.
Shackled by poverty, he left his native Germany to inmigrate to America. He soon found
imexpensive housing and a laboratory job. There his innsight was appreciated, and he began a
brilliant career.
1. 3. 5.
2. 4.

Spelling Applicationd

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Listed below are six more words that reflect the Key Concepts you have learned.
impartial impossible impress inactive independent indigestion
Use the above words to complete the imaginary book titles.

1. They Achieved the , by Will I. L. Bee


2. Causes of , by Maia O. VerEatin and Joe Cookin
3. Living an Life, by Hugo Yourway and Lyle Gomine
4. Don’t Be —Stay Fit! by A. Robics and X. Ercise
5. How to Your Neighbors, by Moe Dalawn
6. Where to Find an Fan at Playoff Time, by I. N. Urdreems.

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Lesson 24: Nouns with Unusual Plurals


Word Bank

Singular: oasis fungus radius cactus alga


Plural: oases fungi radii cacti algae

Key Concepts
Some English nouns are borrowed from Greek or Latin.
These nouns have unusual singular and plural forms.
1. Use the following pattern to form the plural of 2. Use the following patterns for many singular
many singular nouns ending in -sis. nouns ending in -us or -a.
Singular: crisis thesis -us -a
Plural: crises theses Singular: cactus antenna
Plural: cacti antennae

Spelling Practiced

Put the words from the Word Bank in alphabetical order. After each word, write S for singular or P
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for plural.
1. 6.
2. 7.
3. 8.
4. 9.
5. 10.

Spelling in Contextd

Write the words from the Word Bank that best complete the following sentences. Be sure to choose
the correct singular or plural form.
1. Like other desert plants, a needs very little moisture.
2. Mushrooms, yeast, and molds are all .
3. A is one kind of plant that lacks chlorophyll.
4. An is a single-celled green plant.
5. If you measure the of circles, you can calculate the area of the circles.

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LESSON 24 continued

Proofreading Practiced

Read the paragraph below and find five incorrect singular and plural forms. Circle each error. Then,
on the numbered lines, write the correct form of each circled word.
We know the Sahara as a scorching desert. Not even cactae grow there. Oasises are few and
far between. A Saharan oases may be no more than a shallow pond, murky with algi, offering
the only water within a radii of many miles. Yet once the Sahara was green. Between 8500 and
4000 B.C., it was a land of rivers and forests. People there fished from canoes and hunted croc-
odiles, hippos, giraffes, and elephants.
1. 3. 5.
2. 4.

Spelling Applicationd

Listed below are eight more words that reflect the Key Concepts you have learned.

Singular: analysis antenna larva octopus


Plural: analyses antennae larvae octopi
Write the word suggested by each science-fiction film title and blurb. Be sure to use the correct

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singular or plural form.
1. Eight Arms, No Legs—You can’t escape this monster’s crushing grip!
2. Invasion! Hordes of giant caterpillars from Mars!
3. Broken Aerial—Alone in space, millions of miles from Earth, with her radio trans-
mitter smashed—can she survive?
4. The Inchworm That Ate Indianapolis—Will your city be next?
5. The Formula—A heroic chemist has only one chance to unlock the secret of a
deadly Venusian potion!
6. Terrors at the Tide Line—They rise from beneath the sea, grasping sunbathers in
their tentacled arms . . .
7. Fearsome Feelers—Attack of the creepy crickets!
8. Rogue Suns on the Rampage—Scientists race to discover why these wild stars
defy the laws of physics—and how to stop the stars before they destroy Earth!

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Unit 6 Review
Lessons 21–24

abundant alga cactus descendant disadvantage


discourage export fragrant immigrate impatience
imprint inaccurate innumerable oases patient
predict radii radius resident unfavorable

Choose the review words that best complete the sentences. Write your choices on the lines.
1. A is a measurement in a circle; it is also a bone in the lower arm.
2. Lee has both arms in casts because he broke both his .
3. He rode his skateboard into a thorny rosebush and became a in the hospital.
4. His skin was covered with scratches and punctures.
5. To cheer him up, we brought him a prickly-pear in a flowerpot.
6. The spiny plant has one yellow flower.
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7. The plant seldom needs watering, since water is not in the desert.
8. It would be to say that deserts have no water at all.
9. Even the barren Sahara has many with ponds and plants.
10. Pond scum is one example of a(n) , a primitive water plant sometimes found in deserts.
Correctly join the word roots and affixes to form the review words defined below. Then use the
word list at the top of the page to check your spelling.
11. im ⫹ migrate ⫽ : to move into a country
12. pre ⫹ dict ⫽ : to foretell
13. reside ⫹ ent ⫽ : one living in the area
14. dis ⫹ courage ⫽ : to deprive of hope; to dissuade
15. im ⫹ print ⫽ : to make a mark (v.); a clear mark or pattern (n.)
16. un ⫹ favorable ⫽ : not helpful or promising
17. descend ⫹ ant ⫽ : offspring
18. ex ⫹ port ⫽ : to ship goods out of a country
19. dis ⫹ advantage ⫽ : difficult condition
20. im ⫹ patience ⫽ : low tolerance for delay or annoyance

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Proofreading Application
Lessons 21–24
Read the “terse verse” rhymes below. Find and circle the twenty misspelled review words. Then, on
the numbered lines, write the correct spelling for each circled word.

1. prihistoric villain — cave knave


2. brillient Emperor Napoleon — smart Bonaparte
3. inmobile fringe — still frill
4. fungae in the graveyard — mushrooms on the tombs
5. perceptive and charming — imsightful and delightful
6. luggage at a desert pool — suitcases at an oases
7. transparant soda pop — clear root beer
8. watchful butler — observent servant
9. unffortunate little Charles — unlucky Chuckie
10. descomfort in Madrid — pain in Spain
11. get rich selling algi — succeed with seaweed
12. more imexpensive pager — cheaper beeper

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13. weep about prickly plants — cry about cactae
14. the kind to bring into the country – the sort to inport
15. excellant ocean — terrific Pacific
16. confidant of a trip through Europe — sure of a tour
17. shout about the e-mail insult — eksclaim about the flame
18. stop breathing — fail to imhale
19. costume worn unnexpectedly — surprise disguise
20. the toadstool that’s least old — the fungis that’s youngest

1. 8. 15.
2. 9. 16.
3. 10. 17.
4. 11. 18.
5. 12. 19.
6. 13. 20.
7. 14.

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Lesson 25: Words with Greek and Latin Roots


Word Bank

graph autograph photograph biography geography


vision television telephone telescope microphone

Key Concept
Many words in the English language come from Greek and Latin words.
Phonograph comes from the Greek phone (sound) and graphos (writing).
Television comes from the Greek tele (afar) and the Latin visio (sight).
Spelling Practiced

Write the words from the Word Bank under the correct headings. Two words will be written twice.
1. From graphos (“writing”) 2. From tele (“afar”)
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3. From visio (“sigh”) 4. From phone (“sound”)

Spelling in Contextd

Choose the word from the Word Bank that best completes each sentence.
1. My uncle’s was improved by his recent eye surgery.
2. During the concert, the needed some adjustment.
3. I drew a of population changes for my science project.
4. Our knowledge of can help us read maps.
5. Kim and I watched our favorite program on Sunday night.

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LESSON 25 continued

Proofreading Practiced

As you read the article below, circle the five misspelled words. Write the correct spelling for each
circled word on the lines that follow.
Roma Acropolis will present a review of her new biogruphy, Galileo, on July 15 at 2:00 P.M.
Following the talk, Ms. Acropolis will sell her books. If you request an autograf, she’ll include a
photogeraph of herself standing near a model of Galileo’s telscope. For more information
about this event, telefone 555-0001.
1. 3. 5.
2. 4.

Spelling Applicationd

Below are four words with Greek or Latin roots. Use the Key Concepts to match each word with its
meaning and write the word on the blank. Then write a sentence using the word.
megaphone paragraph supervision telecast

1. a group of organized, related sentences

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2. control and guidance of people or jobs

3. a television broadcast

4. a handheld device used to amplify a voice

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Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

Lesson 26: Plurals for Nouns Ending in o


Word Bank

trios heroes piccolos radios dominoes


echoes videos pianos tomatoes kangaroos

Key Concepts
1. Add s to form the plurals of nouns that end in a 3. Add es to form the plural of the few nouns ending
vowel ⫹ o. in a consonant ⫹ o. (Your dictionary may list
studios kazoos more than one possible spelling for some plurals.)
2. Add s to form the plural of most nouns that end in potatoes mosquitoes/mosquitos
a consonant ⫹ o.
photos banjos

Spelling Practiced

Choose words from the Word Bank to form the plural of each word below. After you write the
correct plurals, draw lines between syllables to show the number of syllables in each word. Use a
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dictionary with this exercise.


1. echo
2. domino
3. radio
4. kangaroo
5. trio
6. hero
7. piccolo
8. tomato
9. video
10. piano
Spelling in Contextd
Write the word from the Word Bank that best completes each sentence.
1. Please slice the for our luncheon salad.
2. Baby are known as joeys.

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Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

LESSON 26 continued

3. Our class produced several in which we interviewed people from the


neighborhood.
4. You need basic math skills to play the game of .
5. Have you seen the memorial to of World War II?

Proofreading Practiced

Read the following article from a student newspaper and circle the five misspelled words. Then
write the correct spelling for each circled word on the lines below.
What a great success our spring concert was! In my mind, I still hear echos of the audience’s
enthusiastic applause. In the first act, two students played a duet on grand pianoes. In the sec-
ond act, two trioes performed. The first group played a waltz on piccoloes; the second group
played a marching song on trumpets. Unfortunately a baseball game was being broadcast at
the same time. Several students who had their radioes on were told to leave.
1. 3. 5.
2. 4.

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Spelling Applicationd

Below are nine words that reflect the Key Concepts you have learned. Circle the words in the word
maze and write the words on the lines below.
altos arias igloos mangoes
mottos patios portfolios rodeos tornadoes
s o i l o f t r o p
e a g a s r o a a m
o r l u l d o t s o
g i o d e t i i o t
n a o o s o o r a t
a s s a s r a s c o
m t o r n a d o e s

1. 4. 7.
2. 5. 8.
3. 6. 9.

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Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

Lesson 27: Plurals for Nouns Ending in s, sh, ch, and x


Word Bank

addresses blemishes porches mailboxes radishes


faxes branches stomachs canvases sandwiches

Key Concepts
1. To form plurals of most nouns ending in s or x, 3. Exception: nouns whose final ch sounds
add es. like \k\.
classes taxes monarchs
2. To form plurals of most nouns ending in ch or sh,
add es.
coaches rashes

Spelling Practiced

Look at the Word Bank to find the plural form of each word listed below. Write the plural form and
the number of the Key Concept that applies to it.
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1. blemish
2. canvas
3. fax
4. branch
5. sandwich
6. mailbox
7. stomach
8. porch
9. address
10. radish

Spelling in Contextd

Write the word from the Word Bank that best completes each sentence.
1. Sometimes the of trees get heavy with fruit.
2. People send so that others can receive important papers quickly.

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Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

LESSON 27 continued

3. On summer nights, our neighbors like to sit on their .


4. I needed to gather all of my friends’ to complete my party invitations.
5. In the country, most have metal flags that are pulled up when outgoing mail is
in the box.

Proofreading Practiced

Read the paragraph below and circle the five misspelled words. Write the correct spelling for each
circled word on the lines that follow.
We invited a group of artists to set up their canvasess in our park. All morning the artists
worked on still lifes of a vegetable basket. The carrots and onions were smooth and had no
blemishs. The red and white radishs were perfectly formed. During lunch break, we served the
artists tuna sandwichs and punch. When their stomaches were full, the artists went back to
their easels.
1. 3. 5.
2. 4.

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Spelling Applicationd

Below are eight words with endings that reflect the Key Concepts you have learned. Complete the
puzzle with the words from the list.
annexes choruses compasses epochs
eyelashes skirmishes stitches suffixes

Across 1 2
1. groups of people who sing together
3. brief conflicts
3 4 5
6. divisions or periods of time
7. buildings used as additions to another building
Down
1. instruments that determine and show directions
2. loops or knots of thread made by a needle 6

4. word elements added to the end of a word


5. hairs that grow on the edge of the eyelids 7

66 Grade 6 Spelling Power


Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

Lesson 28: Plurals for Nouns Ending in f and fe


Word Bank

chiefs sheriffs loaves lives ourselves


wives roofs calves cuffs hooves

Key Concepts
1. To form plurals of most nouns ending in f, add s. 3. To form plurals of most nouns ending in fe, change f
beliefs cliffs to v and add s.
2. To form plurals of most nouns ending in lf, knife → knives life → lives
change f to v and add es. 4. Exceptions include:
shelf → shelves half → halves leaf → leaves gulf → gulfs

Spelling Practiced

Match each word in the Word Bank to the Key Concept that applies to it. Then write the word under
the number of the appropriate Key Concept.
1 2 3 4
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Spelling in Contextd

Write the word from the Word Bank that best completes each sentence.
1. The of various Native American tribes sometimes met for peace talks.
2. In old cowboy movies, the rode horses to track down cattle thieves.
3. The outlaws knew they were in trouble when they heard the sound of the horses’
.
4. In the movies, the cowboys always tucked their pants into their boots.
5. We bought boots on a recent trip to Wyoming, but we don’t plan to track down
cattle thieves.

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Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

LESSON 28 continued

Proofreading Practiced

As you read the paragraph below, circle the five misspelled words. Then write the correct spelling
for each circled word.
In the days before modern machinery, the lifes of farm families were very difficult. Both hus-
bands and wifes shared the chores, often working from dawn until nighttime. Women tended
to the cooking and baking. Their freshly baked loafes of bread were set out to cool along with
pies and cakes. Farm children were expected to help feed chickens, pigs, and calfes. The job of
repairing roofes was left to the men.
1. 3. 5.
2. 4.

Spelling Applicationd

Listed below are the plural forms of five more nouns that end in f or fe.
beliefs knives safes whiffs wolves
Write the plural forms next to the singular forms on the lines below.
1. belief 4. safe

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2. knife 5. whiff
3. wolf
Decode the words from the list and write the words on the lines provided. Use the code grid as
follows: 15-31-51-15-43 would be ELVES.

1 2 3 4 5

1 A B C D E

2 F G H I/J K

3 L M N O P

4 Q R S T U

5 V W X Y Z

1. 52-34-31-51-15-43 4. 12-15-31-24-15-21-43
2. 52-23-24-21-21-43 5. 43-11-21-15-43
3. 25-33-24-51-15-43

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Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

Unit 7 Review
Lessons 25–28

blemishes branches calves canvases cuffs


echoes geography graph hooves kangaroos
lives microphone photograph pianos roofs
stomachs telescope videos vision addresses

From the list above, choose the word that best completes each sentence. Write the word in the blank.
1. Giraffes and are my two favorite animals.
2. At the library, I found and books about how these animals live in the wild.
3. One video was produced by a naturalist who had studied the of giraffes for seven years.
4. She took a that shows how a giraffe bends down for food.
5. Like cattle, giraffes digest their food with four ..
6. Did you know that giraffes’ eyes give them extended so that they can see what’s behind them?
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7. Female giraffes are called cows, and their offspring are called ..
8. From their to the tops of their heads, adult giraffes measure nearly twenty feet tall.
9. This height helps them reach high of trees so that they can eat leaves and buds.
10. If giraffes lived in towns, imagine what they would do to the of houses!
Choose the word from the list that matches each of the following definitions. Write the word in the
blank.
11. mailing information on envelopes
12. rolled pant legs have these
13. artists often paint on these
14. the study of maps and the layout of the earth
15. an optical instrument used to study distant objects
Use the remaining words from the list to write five sentences of your own.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.

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Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

Proofreading Application
Lessons 25–28
As you read the letter below, find and circle the twenty misspelled review words. Then write the
correct spelling for each circled word.
Dear Terry,
Grandma and I were pleased to receive your faxs showing the writing award you won. By
traditional mail, that would have taken a week! But we do miss the good old days when people
could greet the mail carrier in person and people checked their mailboxs every day.
We always had lots to talk about among ourselfs. Even without telvision, we heard news on
our radioes. Some of us were lucky enough to have a telphone. To make a call, we put a nickel
into a slot and then asked an operator for the number.
My fondest memory is how we sat on our front porchs to watch local parades. First came
the sheriffes and chiefes of the police and fire departments. War heros and other veterans fol-
lowed close behind. Even their wifes took part, carrying flags and banners. Getting a hero’s
autoguraph was the highlight of my summer! The last group was the high school band who
marched in rows as they played drums, piccoloes, and trumpets.
After the parade, everyone gathered for a potluck dinner. Some people brought loafs of
bread for sandwichs. Others shared their homegrown tomatos and radishs. Apple cider and pie

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completed the meal. A few children played dominoz; others formed trioes and entertained us
with songs.
Terry, since you’re an award-winning author, how about writing my biogeraphy to tell about
those good old days?

Love,
Grandpa Louie

1. 8. 15.
2. 9. 16.
3. 10. 17.
4. 11. 18.
5. 12. 19.
6. 13. 20.
7. 14.

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Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

Lesson 29: Compound Words


Word Bank

timetable newsletter rain check part-time outer space


candlesticks earthquake full-length title page self-portrait

Key Concepts
1. Compounds may be closed, hyphenated, or open. 3. Hyphenate most compounds that include self,
baseball time-out free throw full, part, or great.
2. To spell a closed compound, keep all the letters in self-esteem full-grown great-grandson
both words—even if the result looks odd. Note: A hyphen is sometimes added to an open com-
busybody freshwater bookkeeper pound that is used as an adjective. Use the dictionary to
help you spell compound adjectives.
ice cream (noun) ice-cream cone (adjective)
but: free throw (noun) free throw lane (adjective)
Spelling Practiced

Put the words from the Word Bank in alphabetical order. Label each compound: C for closed, H for
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hyphenated, or O for open.


1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.

Spelling in Contextd

Write the word from the Word Bank that best completes each sentence.
1. Let’s check the train’s before we leave for the station.
2. Grandmother’s silver are used for special occasions.
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Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

LESSON 29 continued

3. When you draw a picture of yourself, you are making a .


4. Once the storm began at the ballpark, everybody was given a .
5. Our family receives a announcing special events at school.

Proofreading Practiced

As you read the paragraph below, circle the five misspelled words. Write the correct spelling for
each circled word on the lines.
My sister works parttime at Barton’s Bookshop. Last week my grandfather took me there to
shop for my birthday present. I checked the titlepage of a book about outer-space to see who
the author was. Then I changed my mind and decided to buy a book about Turkey’s earth quake.
It included several fulllength reports from scientific journals and photos of the damage taken
from outerspace.
1. 3. 5.
2. 4.

Spelling Applicationd

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Match each of these compound words to the word or phrase that has the opposite meaning. Write
the word on the dotted lines. After you have filled in the blanks, read the boxed letters. The answer
tells about something important to all of us.
credit card full-grown great-aunt homecoming ice pack
nighttime outfield self-pity skyscraper wildlife

1. newborn 䊐 -
2. cash 䊐
3. pride - 䊐
4. leave taking 䊐
5. great-uncle - 䊐
6. house pets 䊐
7. log cabin 䊐
8. daytime 䊐
9. infield 䊐
10. heating pad 䊐

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Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

Lesson 30: Words Often Confused


Word Bank

accept hardy morning cymbal prey


symbol pray except hearty mourning

Key Concepts
Some words sound alike but have different meanings and spellings. There are several ways to remember the cor-
rect spelling of these tricky word pairs.
1. Use memory aids:
mourning — unhappiness cymbal — clang!
morning — before noon symbol — stands for. . .
2. Use your knowledge of roots and affixes:
except — to leave out: ex (out) ⫹ cept (take)
accept — to receive: ad/ac (toward) ⫹ cept (take)
Spelling Practiced
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Put the words from the Word Bank in alphabetical order. Their meanings are already in the correct
order.
1. to receive willingly; to be content with
2. percussion instrument
3. to leave out, or other than
4. rugged and tough
5. warm; unrestrained
6. time between sunrise and noon
7. grieving
8. to ask humbly
9. creature that is hunted
10. mark or object standing for something else
Spelling in Contextd

Write the word from the Word Bank that best completes each sentence. For help, check the
definitions in the Spelling Practice above.
1. Inuit elders watch a wolf chase its , an ailing caribou.
2. All the caribou this one can easily outrun the wolf.

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LESSON 30 continued

3. There is no sorrow or for the caribou, for the Inuit know that the wolf’s actions
will strengthen the herd.
4. The elders understand and the balance of nature.
5. Animals, like people, must be strong and to survive in the Arctic.

Proofreading Practiced

Read the paragraph below. Find and circle the five words whose spelling does not fit their meaning.
Then, on the numbered lines, write the correct spelling for each circled word.
Welcome to the New Year’s celebration! The time: 580 B.C. The place: ancient Babylon. With
the mourning sun’s first rays, the festive sounds of drum and symbol announce the holiday. At
midday, a grand parade features a dragon, cymbal of the god Marduk. Crowds throng the city.
Priests stage a ritual drama to prey for abundance in the coming year. Finally everyone returns
home to enjoy a hardy feast.
1. 3. 5.
2. 4.

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Spelling Applicationd

Listed below are four more word pairs to help you practice the Key Concepts you have learned:
coarse descent foul right
course dissent fowl rite
Use the code to match each word with its meaning. Write the words on the lines.
Code:
a c d e f g h i l n o r s t u w
! @ ^ # $ % () & * ⫹ ? ⫽ ⬎ ⬍ [] ~
1. ritual or ceremony: ⫽ & ⬍ #
2. hen or rooster: $ ? ~ *
3. downard motion: ^ # ⬎ @ # ⫹ ⬍
4. off limits, in a game: $ ? [ ] *
5. rough to the touch: @ ? ! ⫽ ⬎ #
6. correct; or opposite of left: ⫽ & % ( ) ⬍
7. disagreement: ^ & ⬎ ⬎ # ⫹ ⬍
8. route; subject plan: @ ? [ ] ⫽ ⬎ #

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Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

Lesson 31: Words Often Misspelled


Word Bank

background rumor exhaust parallel fascinating


necessary preparation director environment permanent

Key Concepts
1. Commonly misspelled words may include schwa 2. Use memory aids to help you spell words
sounds, silent letters, or consonant clusters. correctly.
odor psychology cupboard cupboard → “cup” storage
February → “br(r)” (for chilly)
Try inventing memory aids of your own.

Spelling Practiced

Write each word from the Word Bank next to its pronunciation.
1. r»ⴕm‰r
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2. prep⬘‰ r¥ⴕsh‰n
3. bakⴕground⬘
4. ig zôstⴕ
5. di rekⴕt‰r
6. parⴕ‰ lel⬘
7. nesⴕ‰ ser⬘ƒ
8. fasⴕ‰ n¥⬘ting
9. purⴕm‰ n‰nt
10. en vªⴕr‰n m‰nt

Spelling in Contextd

Write the word from the Word Bank that best completes each sentence.
1. On the first day of camp, the welcomed us.
2. She said she likes knowing the of every camper.
3. We were told not to believe every we hear.
4. I’m happy that we sleep in cabins instead of tents.
5. The cabins were built side by side, in lines.

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LESSON 31 continued

Proofreading Practiced

As you read the paragraph below, find and circle the five misspelled words. Write the correct
spelling for each circled word on the lines.
Richard E. Byrd explored the fasinating world of the Arctic and Antarctic. Facing such a brutal
envirament took great courage. For each expedition, Byrd and his crew spent many months in
preperation. Of course they had to pack up every necassary item they could think of. Hopefully
they would not exaust their supplies of food and research instruments.
1. 3. 5.
2. 4.

Spelling Applicationd

The following words are sometimes misspelled for reasons mentioned in the Key Concepts. Circle
schwa (‰) sounds, silent letters, and consonant clusters. Then complete each list of related items
with the appropriate word.
adequate athletics competent government
odor psalm separate

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1. smell, scent,
2. divide, break up,
3. qualified, able,
4. sports, games,
5. administration, ruling system,
6. sacred poem, hymn,
7. satisfactory, enough,

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Lesson 32: Multi-syllable Words


Word Bank

gymnasium contained imagination variety updated


preferred auditorium typical invitation curiosity

Key Concepts
1. You can improve your spelling by 2. In some past-tense words, -ed is sounded together
understanding syllabication. In most words, with the last syllable.
each syllable has one vowel sound. pro | grammed con | fessed
be | lieve fo | li | age ex | pla | na | tion 3. In other past-tense words, -ed is sounded as a
sa | is | fac | to|ry separate syllable.
di | gest | ed ce | ment | ed

Spelling Practiced

Write each word from the Word Bank under the correct heading.
2 Syllables 3 Syllables 4 Syllables 5 Syllables
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Spelling in Contextd

Write the word from the Word Bank that best completes each sentence.
1. Someone who has a vivid often enjoys reading science fiction.
2. Mom made sure that my lunch box a special dessert.
3. I need an version of the computer manual.
4. The of most detectives inspires them to look for clues.

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LESSON 32 continued

Proofreading Practiced

As you read the invitation below, find and circle the six misspelled words. Then, on the numbered
lines, write the correct spelling for each circled word.
The Drama Class of Sloan School presents its third annual varity show. This year’s theme is
“A Typcal Day in the Life of Sammy Sloan.” The show will be held in our school auditorum on
February 21 at 7:00 P.M. During intermission, refreshments will be served in the gymnasim. This
invition is for everybody in your family!
P.S. If preferrd, you can attend the dress rehearsal at 1:30 P.M..

1. 3. 5.
2. 4. 6.
Spelling Applicationd

Ten multi-syllable words appear below. Find and circle the words in the maze. Then use the Key
Concepts to help you write the words under the correct heading. Draw lines to separate the
syllables in each word. Use a dictionary if needed.
approved communicate concealed created dictionary
edible international personality pollution society

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d i c t i o n a r y o u p
e l c o mmu n i c a t e
v e z h i y j o r o r e r
o x k a e t e e k n mo s
r i s v e d a u l c r e o
p o l l u t i o n e t p n
p s i g e s l b i a k u a
a mx d u e l a l l r i l
l a n o i t a n r e t n i
s k i w e b mi t d i f t
c l u p c a s o c i e t y

2 Syllables 3 Syllables 4 Syllables 5 Syllables

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Unit 8 Review
Lessons 29–32

accept cymbal fascinating hardy invitation


morning mourning necessary newsletter outer space
parallel part-time permanent pray prey
rain check rumor timetable title page updated

For each quotation below, write the word from the list that best connects to its meaning.
1. The game is rescheduled because of bad weather.
2. Don’t believe everything you hear.
3. RSVP by June fifteenth.
4. If we had checked this, we wouldn’t have missed the train.
5. Read about the food drive at school next month.
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6. Who’s the author and publisher of this book?


7. I’ll close my eyes and hope for a good grade.
8. Sorry, we can’t afford to give you a full-time job.
9. What lively music our marching band plays!
10. This is where I’d like to send my annoying little brother!
Match each of the following words with a word from the list above that has an opposite meaning.
Write the word from the list in the blank.
11. evening/ 16. hunter/
12. temporary/ 17. weak/
13. boring/ 18. old-fashioned/
14. rejoicing/ 19. reject/
15. unessential/ 20. perpendicular/

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Proofreading Application
Lessons 29–32
As you read the following story, find and circle the twenty misspelled words. Then write the correct
spellings for the words on the lines.
Noise in the Attic
It happened last winter vacation when I visited Aunt Bea and Uncle Dan. Their snow-covered
grounds made a great enviroment for sledding. Eccept for me, there were no visitors that week.
As I do on a typecal visit, I helped with the dinner preperation. After a heardy meal of beef
stew and a variaty of homemade goodies, Uncle Dan and I sat down for a game of chess. Their
cat, Theo, was curled up nearby. Since Aunt Bea didn’t want me to exaust myself on my first
day, she urged me to get some rest. There was blanket on the sofa, but I prefered to sleep
upstairs in my cousin’s old room.
About midnight a crashing sound jarred me from a deep sleep. My imaganation went wild!
Were we in the midst of an earth quake? Were there burglars in the house? After checking the
downstairs rooms, I made my way up to the attic.
Almost as big as a gymnasum, the attic containd more items than you could count. I spotted
an old baton, a cymbol of my aunt’s glorious backround as a band directer. Mom used to tell
me how grand she looked, dressed in a full length gown, standing on the stage of the school

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auditorum.
As I stood admiring Uncle Dan’s self portrait, I heard a noise behind me. In fear, I grabbed
some brass candle sticks to protect myself. A screeching “meow” alerted me that Theo was in
the attic. “Oh, no!” I thought. She was probably the one to blame for the terrible noise I had
heard earlier. “Theo,” I said, “your curiosety almost killed you!”

1. 8. 15.
2. 9. 16.
3. 10. 17.
4. 11. 18.
5. 12. 19.
6. 13. 20.
7. 14.

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CONTENTS
Teaching and Assessing Spelling. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . v
Student Progress Chart. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vii
Scoring Scale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . viii
Unit 1
Lesson 1: Short Vowel Spellings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Lesson 2: Long Vowel Spellings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Lesson 3: The Vowel u . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Lesson 4: Double Consonants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Review Lessons 1–4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Unit 2
Lesson 5: The \s\ Sound with c or s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Lesson 6: The \k\ Sound with c, ck, ch, or qu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Lesson 7: The \j\ Sound with g or j . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Lesson 8: Words with Silent Letters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Review Lessons 5–8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Unit 3
Lesson 9: Spelling the Schwa Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Lesson 10: Spelling the \ô\ Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Lesson 11: Spelling the \or\ Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Lesson 12: Doubling the Final Consonant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Review Lessons 9–12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
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Unit 4
Lesson 13: The \ou\ and \oi\ Sounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Lesson 14: Words with ie and ei . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Lesson 15: Dropping the Final Silent e . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Lesson 16: Keeping the Final Silent e . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Review Lessons 13–16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Unit 5
Lesson 17: Keeping the Final y . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Lesson 18: Changing y to i . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Lesson 19: The Suffix -ous . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Lesson 20: The Suffix -ion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Review Lessons 17–20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Unit 6
Lesson 21: The Suffixes -ant and -ent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Lesson 22: Adding Prefixes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Lesson 23: The Prefix in- . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Lesson 24: Nouns with Unusual Plurals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Review Lessons 21–24 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

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Unit 7
Lesson 25: Words with Greek and Latin Roots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Lesson 26: Plurals for Nouns Ending in o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Lesson 27: Plurals for Nouns Ending in s, sh, ch, x . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Lesson 28: Plurals for Nouns Ending in f and fe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Review Lessons 25–28 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Unit 8
Lesson 29: Compound Words . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Lesson 30: Words Often Confused . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Lesson 31: Words Often Misspelled . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Lesson 32: Multi-syllable Words . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Review Lessons 29–32 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Word Lists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Oral Quizzes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86

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TEACHING AND ASSESSING SPELLING
By providing spelling exercises, skills practice, reviews, and quizzes, this Spelling Power workbook gives students the practice
they need to improve their spelling and writing ability and to expand their vocabulary.
The spelling words, patterns, and concepts taught throughout Spelling Power have been carefully selected on the basis
of current research in word study. Sources such as The Reading Teacher’s Book of Lists, authored by readability experts
Edward Bernard Fry, Jacqueline E. Kress, and Dona Lee Fountoukidis, and The Living Word, a national vocabulary inventory
by Dale Edgar and Joseph O’Rourke, identify words students typically misspell at each grade level, so the words selected for
study in this workbook are developmentally appropriate. They also reflect the varied interests and vocabulary of today’s
students.
Lesson Structure
Each spelling lesson, which focuses on a single spelling pattern or concept, begins with a Word Bank—a list of words that
demonstrate the pattern and exceptions to it if necessary. (A complete alphabetized list of spelling words may be found at
the end of this workbook.) Following the Word Bank is an explanation of Key Concepts, which provides spelling instruction
and discussion by applying the pattern or concept to the words in the Word Bank. Four exercises—Spelling Practice,
Spelling in Context, Proofreading Practice, and Spelling Application—provide students with a variety of ways to
apply what they have learned in the lesson: writing the words, using them in the context of sentences, recognizing and cor-
recting them as they proofread, and applying the lesson’s spelling pattern or concept to new words that follow the same
pattern.
The structure of the lessons enables students to monitor their own progress. Students having difficulty completing an
exercise may refer to the Key Concepts discussion, review and relearn the spelling pattern or concept, and then return to
the exercise.
Assessment
This Spelling Power workbook may be used for systematic spelling instruction, and frequent assessment is an integral part
of that instruction. If you evaluate students’ abilities before, during, and after a lesson or group of lessons, you can adjust
your teaching to maximize classroom time. In addition, assessments provide students with real learning opportunities. Only
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through assessment can students discover what they already know, what they’ve mastered, and what they need to learn to
ensure future success.
The Oral Quizzes and Reviews provided in Spelling Power may be used in a variety of ways to assess student achieve-
ment. The following discussion provides several suggestions for how and when to administer them.
Pretest Before beginning a lesson, conduct a pretest to determine whether students already know some or all of the
material and then set a course for your instruction on the basis of student performance. To conduct a pretest for any lesson
in Spelling Power, choose from the following strategies:
• Read each word in the Word Bank aloud, giving students time to spell the word on paper.
• Read the words listed in the Spelling Application exercise, which presents additional words that follow the same pattern
taught in the lesson.
• Administer the Oral Quiz for the lesson, which may be found in this Annotated Teacher Edition. Be sure to give special
emphasis to the boldfaced spelling words.
• Create an original oral quiz—or ask a student who has previously demonstrated that he or she has full command of the
words in the Word Bank to do so—by using each word from the Word Bank or Spelling Application exercise in a sentence.
Monitor Progress Students should be encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning and to monitor their
progress as they learn new spelling patterns and concepts. Students may monitor their progress in the following ways:
• After completing an exercise, students can check the spelling words against the Word Bank list and circle any misspelled
words. They can then review the information presented in Key Concepts and try those items again.
• Students can create and maintain a chart listing exercises and scores.
• Students can keep a log of troublesome words. They can add to the log other vocabulary words that follow the same
spelling pattern.

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You might ask students to give you periodic reports of their spelling achievement. By keeping track of how students are
faring, you can make accommodations in your teaching, accelerating the pace for some and slowing it down for those who
need additional support. The following strategies may be used:
• Ask students to complete the lesson exercises in class or as homework; keep track of their scores and of the spelling
words that give students the most difficulty. Review relevant spelling concepts with individual students or with small
groups.
• Assess only the Spelling Application exercise to see whether students are able to apply what they have learned in the
lesson to new spelling words.
• Ask students to complete the Lesson Review, which covers the material in the previous four lessons, to see whether
they are remembering the concepts they’ve learned. Review or reteach as necessary.
Posttest At the end of a lesson or group of four lessons, conduct a posttest and record the final scores. You might assess
student learning in the following ways:
• Administer the Oral Quiz at the end of this Annotated Teacher Edition, giving special emphasis to the boldfaced words.
• Create an original oral quiz by using the words in the Word Bank or in the Spelling Application exercise appropriately
in a sentence.
• Use the Lesson Review as a formal posttest for a group of four lessons.
Record Keeping
You may want to photocopy the Student Progress Chart on page vii so that you can maintain a chart for each student in
your classroom. Whether you’re using a single five-item exercise to monitor progress or an entire Review or Oral Quiz as a
final assessment, use the Scoring Scale on pages viii–ix to determine percentage scores. Transfer those scores to students’
Progress Charts and then use the charts in conferences with parents and students. You may also wish to track students’
scores and spelling achievement using the Theme Progress Charts available in the Theme Planning Guides for The Reader’s

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Choice program.
Keep in mind that the Scoring Scale and Student Progress Chart are also available to students in their copies of this
Spelling Power workbook. Students should be encouraged to use these forms to monitor their own progress as they com-
plete and score lessons and learn the results of any formal assessments you may conduct.
Instructional References
For more about research in spelling instruction, you may want to consult these sources:
Baron, J., R. Treiman, F. Wilf, and P. Kellman. “Spelling and Reading by Rules.” Cognitive Processes in Spelling. Ed. Uta Frith. London: Academic Press,
1980. 160–194.
Bear, Donald R., Marcia Invernizzi, Shane Templeton, and Francine Johnston. Words Their Way: Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling
Instruction. Old Tappan, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1999.
Beers, James. “Developmental Strategies of Spelling Competence in Primary School Children.” Developmental and Cognitive Aspects of Learning to Spell.
Eds. Edmund Henderson and James Beers. Newark, DE: International Reading Association, 1980. 3–21.
Edgar, Dale and Joseph O’Rourke. The Living Word Vocabulary: A National Vocabulary Inventory. Chicago: World Book–Childcraft, 1981.
Frith, Uta, ed. Cognitive Processes in Spelling. London: Academic Press, 1980.
Fry, Edward Bernard, Jacqueline E. Kress, and Dona Lee Fountoukidis. The Reading Teacher’s Book of Lists. Paramus, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1993.
Ganske, Kathy. Word Journeys: Assessment-Guided Phonics, Spelling, and Vocabulary Instruction. New York: Guilford, 2000.
Gentry, J. R. “An Analysis of Developmental Spelling in GNYS AT WRK.” Reading Teacher 36 (1982): 192–200.
Henderson, Edmund. “Work Knowledge and Reading Disability.” Developmental and Cognitive Aspects of Learning to Spell. Eds. Edmund Henderson
and James Beers. Newark, DE: International Reading Association, 1980. 161–185.
Moats, Louisa C. “Spelling Error Analysis: Beyond the Phonetic/Dysphonetic Dichotomy.” Annals of Dyslexia 43 (1993): 174–185.
Rasinski, Timothy V., Nancy D. Padak, Brenda Weible Church, Gay Fawcett, Judith Hendershot, Justina M. Henry, Barbara G. Moss, Jacqueline K. Peck,
Elizabeth (Betsy) Pryor, and Kathleen A. Roskos, eds. Teaching Word Recognition, Spelling, and Vocabulary: Strategies From The Reading Teacher.
Newark, DE: International Reading Association, 2000.
Treiman, Rebecca. Beginning to Spell. New York: Cambridge UP, 1993.
Waters, G., M. Bruck, and M. Seidenberg. “Do Children Use Similar Processes to Read and Spell Words?” Journal of Experimental Child Psychology 39
(1985): 511–530.

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STUDENT PROGRESS CHART
Fill in the chart below with the student’s scores, using the scoring scale on the next page.

Name: ____________________________

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SCORING SCALE
Use this scale to find a student’s score. Line up the number of items with the number correct. For example,
if 15 out of 16 items are correct, the score is 93.7 percent (see grayed area).

Number Correct
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Number of Items

1 100
2 50 100
3 33.3 66.7 100
4 25 50 75 100
5 20 40 60 80 100
6 16.7 33.3 50 66.7 83.3 100
7 14.3 28.6 42.9 57.1 71.4 85.7 100
8 12.5 25 37.5 50 62.5 75 87.5 100
9 11.1 22.2 33.3 44.4 55.6 66.7 77.8 88.9 100
10 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100
11 9.1 18.1 27.2 36.3 45.4 54.5 63.6 72.7 81.8 90.9 100
12 8.3 16.7 25 33.3 41.7 50 58.3 66.7 75 83.3 91.7 100
13 7.7 15.3 23.1 30.8 38.5 46.1 53.8 61.5 69.2 76.9 84.6 92.3 100
14 7.1 14.3 21.4 28.6 35.7 42.8 50 57.1 64.3 71.4 78.5 85.7 92.8 100
15 6.7 13.3 20 26.7 33.3 40 46.6 53.3 60 66.7 73.3 80 86.7 93.3 100
16 6.3 12.5 18.8 25 31.2 37.5 43.7 50 56.2 62.5 68.7 75 81.2 87.5 93.7 100
17 5.9 11.8 17.6 23.5 29.4 35.3 41.2 47 52.9 58.8 64.7 70.6 76.5 82.3 88.2 94.1 100
18 5.6 11.1 16.7 22.2 27.8 33.3 38.9 44.4 50 55.5 61.1 66.7 72.2 77.8 83.3 88.9 94.4 100
19 5.3 10.5 15.8 21.2 26.3 31.6 36.8 42.1 47.4 52.6 57.9 63.1 68.4 73.7 78.9 84.2 89.4 94.7 100
20 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55 60 65 70 85 80 85 90 95 100
21 4.8 9.5 14.3 19 23.8 28.6 33.3 38.1 42.8 47.6 52.3 57.1 61.9 66.7 71.4 76.1 80.9 85.7 90.5 95.2
22 4.5 9.1 13.7 18.2 22.7 27.3 31.8 36.4 40.9 45.4 50 54.5 59.1 63.6 68.1 72.7 77.2 81.8 86.4 90.9
23 4.3 8.7 13.0 17.4 21.7 26.1 30.4 34.8 39.1 43.5 47.8 52.1 56.5 60.8 65.2 69.5 73.9 78.3 82.6 86.9
24 4.7 8.3 12.5 16.7 20.8 25 29.2 33.3 37.5 41.7 45.8 50 54.2 58.3 62.5 66.7 70.8 75 79.1 83.3

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25 4 8 12 16 20 24 28 32 36 40 44 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80
26 3.8 7.7 11.5 15.4 19.2 23.1 26.9 30.4 34.6 38.5 42.3 46.2 50 53.8 57.7 61.5 65.4 69.2 73.1 76.9
27 3.7 7.4 11.1 14.8 18.5 22.2 25.9 29.6 33.3 37 40.7 44.4 48.1 51.9 55.6 59.2 63 66.7 70.4 74.1
28 3.6 7.1 10.7 14.3 17.9 21.4 25 28.6 32.1 35.7 39.3 42.9 46.4 50 53.6 57.1 60.7 64.3 67.9 71.4
29 3.4 6.9 10.3 13.8 17.2 20.7 24.1 27.6 31 34.5 37.9 41.4 44.8 48.3 51.7 55.2 58.6 62.1 65.5 69
30 3.3 6.7 10 13.3 16.7 20 23.3 26.7 30 33.3 36.7 40 43.3 46.7 50 53.3 56.7 60 63.3 66.7
31 3.2 6.5 9.7 13 16.1 19.3 22.3 25.8 29.0 32.2 35.4 38.7 41.9 45.1 48.3 51.6 54.8 58 61.2 64.5
32 3.1 6.3 9.4 12.5 15.6 18.8 21.9 25 28.1 31.3 34.4 37.5 40.6 43.8 46.9 50 53.1 56.2 59.4 62.5
33 3 6 9 12 15.1 18.1 21.2 24.2 27.2 30.3 33 36.3 39.3 42.4 45.4 48.4 51.5 54.5 57.5 60.6
34 2.9 5.9 8.8 11.8 14.7 17.6 20.6 23.5 26.5 29.4 32.4 35.3 38.2 41.2 44.1 47.1 50 52.9 55.9 58.8
35 2.9 5.7 8.6 11.4 14.3 17.1 20 22.9 25.7 28.6 31.4 34.3 37.1 40 42.9 45.7 48.6 51.4 54.3 57.1
36 2.8 5.6 8.3 11.1 13.9 16.7 19.4 22.2 25 27.8 30.6 33.3 36.1 38.9 41.7 44.4 47.2 50 52.7 55.6
37 2.7 5.4 8.1 10.8 13.5 17.1 18.9 21.6 24.3 27 29.7 32.4 35.1 37.8 40 43.2 45.9 48.6 51.4 54
38 2.6 5.3 7.9 10.5 13.2 15.8 18.4 21.1 23.7 26.3 28.9 31.6 34.2 36.8 39.5 42.1 44.7 47.4 50 52.6
39 2.6 5.3 7.7 10.3 12.8 15.4 17.9 20.5 23.1 25.6 28.2 30.8 33.3 35.9 38.5 41.0 43.6 46.2 48.7 51.3
40 2.5 5 7.5 10 12.5 15 17.5 20 22.5 25 27.5 30 32.5 35 37.5 40 42.5 45 47.5 50

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Number Correct
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Number of Items

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25 84 88 92 96 100
26 80.8 84.6 88.5 92.3 96.2 100
27 77.8 81.5 85.2 88.9 92.6 96.3 100
28 75 78.6 82.1 85.7 89.3 92.9 96.4 100
29 72.4 75.9 79.3 82.8 86.2 89.7 93.1 96.6 100
30 70 73.3 76.7 80 83.3 86.7 90 93.3 96.7 100
31 67.7 70.9 74.2 77.4 80.6 83.9 87.1 90.3 93.5 96.7 100
32 65.6 68.8 71.9 75 78.1 81.2 84.4 87.5 90.6 93.8 96.9 100
33 63.6 66.7 69.7 72.7 75.8 78.8 81.8 84.8 87.8 90.9 93.9 96.9 100
34 61.8 64.7 67.6 70.6 73.5 76.5 79.3 82.4 85.3 88.2 91.2 94.1 97.1 100
35 60 62.9 65.7 68.9 71.4 74.3 77.1 80 82.9 85.7 88.6 91.4 94.3 97.1 100
36 58.3 61.1 63.8 66.7 69.4 72.2 75 77.8 80.6 85.7 86.1 88.9 91.7 94.9 97.2 100
37 56.8 59.5 62.2 64.9 67.6 70.3 72.9 75.7 78.4 81.1 83.8 86.5 89.2 91.9 94.6 97.3 100
38 55.3 57.9 60.5 63.2 65.8 68.4 71.2 73.7 76.3 78.9 81.6 84.2 86.8 89.5 92.1 94.7 97.3 100
39 53.8 56.4 58.9 61.5 64.1 66.7 69.2 71.8 74.4 76.9 79.5 82.1 84.6 87.2 89.7 92.3 94.9 97.4 100
40 52.5 55 57.5 60 62.5 65 67.5 70 72.5 75 77.5 80 82.5 85 87.5 90 92.5 95 97.5 100

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Lesson 1: Short Vowel Spellings


Word Bank

arid benefit static text complex


distract vivid unselfish trusting plot

Key Concepts
1. Short vowel sounds are often spelled with single 2. Short vowel sounds include \a\ as in hat, \e\ as in
vowel letters. net, \i\ as in did, \o\ as in lot, and \u\ as in cup.
attic block unrest

Spelling Practiced

Put the words from the Word Bank in alphabetical order. Then circle all short vowel sounds: \a\,
\e\, \i\, \o\, and \u\. Underlined letters indicate letters that should be circled.
1. arid 6. static
2. benefit 7. text
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3. complex 8. trusting

4. distract 9. unselfish

5. plot 10. vivid

Spelling in Contextd

Choose the word from the Word Bank that best completes each sentence. Write the word on the
line.
1. Giving to charity is a(n) unselfish deed.
2. Desert lands usually have a(n) arid climate.
3. The static on our car radio was annoying.
4. Can I borrow your math text to finish my homework?
5. “I’m trusting you to keep your promise,” said Dad.

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LESSON 1 continued

Proofreading Practiced

As you read the following paragraph, circle the five misspelled words. Write the correct spelling for
each circled word on the lines.
My friend Nick and I were planning a plout for a mystery. I wanted to yell out my idea, but I
was afraid I would destract him. The scene—quite vived in my mind—was very complix. I
thought both of us might benifit if I drew a picture. “What a great idea!” Nick exclaimed when
he looked at the drawing.
1. plot 3. vivid 5. benefit

2. distract 4. complex

Spelling Applicationd

Below are eight more words that reflect the Key Concepts in the lesson. Find each hidden word in
the word chain. Circle the words and then write them on the lines provided in the order in which
they appear in the word chain. Circle the short vowels.
Underlined letters indicate letters that should be circled.
Example: sitentrust

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sit tent trust

catnip daffodil encrust knot


nonsense pun timid trunk

catnipunonsensencrustrunknotimidaffodil
1. catnip 5. trunk
2. pun 6. knot
3. nonsense 7. timid

4. encrust 8. daffodil

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Lesson 2: Long Vowel Spellings


Word Bank

deny quote theme complaint plead


oath keen migrate twilight thorough

Key Concepts
Long vowel sounds are often spelled with vowel combinations.
1. The \a\ sound may be spelled ai or a e. 3. The \i\ sound may be spelled i, igh, i e, or y.
rain tape bias high kite why
2. The \e\ sound may be spelled ea, ee, or e e. 4. The \o\ sound may be spelled oa, ough, or o e.
team week compete foam though nose

Spelling Practiced

Put the words from the Word Bank in alphabetical order. Circle the letters that create the long
vowel sounds. Underlined letters indicate letters that should be circled.
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1. complaint 6. plead

2. deny 7. quote

3. keen 8. theme

4. migrate 9. thorough

5. oath 10. twilight

Spelling in Contextd

Choose the word from the Word Bank that best completes each sentence. Write the word on the
line.
1. Our family does a thorough cleaning job every spring.
2. I won’t deny the fact that I don’t like housework.
3. “Dad and I don’t want to hear one complaint ,” said Mom.
4. As usual, my little brother began to plead with me to help him clean his room.
5. By twilight everybody was tired and ready for a dinner out.

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LESSON 2 continued

Proofreading Practiced

Read the paragraph below. Find the five misspelled words and circle them. Then, on the numbered
lines, write the correct spelling for each circled word.
My sister Maria is kene on learning more about birds. She took an oeth to read one book
about birds every week. The theem of one book was bird watching. The book explains why
birds migreat to warm climates. To qouat Maria: “Sometimes I wish I could fly south for the
winter too.”
1. keen 3. theme 5. quote

2. oath 4. migrate

Spelling Applicationd

Listed below are ten more words that reflect the Key Concepts you have learned. Read each
crossword puzzle clue. Then write the correct word from the word list in the puzzle squares.

bait boast Braille dough greed


lame restyle sighs slide teal

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Across
1 2
1. special alphabet for the blind b r a i l l e
4. breathes deeply
7. brag e
8. unable to walk 3 4 5 6
d s i g h s t
10. food for fish 7 8 9
11. selfishness b o a s t l a m e
10
Down u y b a i t a
2. style again
g l d l
3. mixture for baking
11
5. playground chute h e g r e e d
6. dark blue green color

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Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

Lesson 3: The Vowel u


Word Bank

unite issue juvenile manual cruise


document gratitude nuisance routine vacuum

Key Concept
The vowel u is used less frequently than a, e, i, or o. Try to visualize these words as you learn to spell them.
Here’s a trick to help you remember vacuum: It is the only common English word that has two u’s in a row.

Spelling Practiced

Write the words from the Word Bank in alphabetical order.


1. cruise 6. manual
2. document 7. nuisance

3. gratitude 8. routine

4. issue 9. unite
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5. juvenile 10. vacuum

Spelling in Contextd

Use context clues to determine which word from the Word Bank best completes each sentence.
Write the word on the line.
1. The Declaration of Independence is a great historic document .
2. An important campaign issue is how to lower taxes.
3. In our city, a juvenile cannot be out after 10:00 P.M. without an adult.
4. A pet owner can be fined if his or her dog becomes a nuisance to neighbors.
5. My parents left for a cruise in the Caribbean.

Spelling Power Grade 6 5


Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

LESSON 3 continued

Proofreading Practiced

Read the letter. Find the five misspelled words and circle them. Then write the correct spelling for
each circled word on the lines that follow.
Dear Mayor Gibson,
We are writing to express our gratitood for your support of our school Science Fair. We are
happy that you took time from your rootine activities to attend! Our favorite display showed
how a vakume cleaner works. We thought watching the machine work was more interesting
than reading the manool. All of us younite in thanking you!
Yours truly,
The students at Deergrove Middle School

1. gratitude 3. vacuum 5. unite

2. routine 4. manual

Spelling Applicationd

Below are six more words that reflect the Key Concept you have learned. Write the word whose
meaning fits each set of terms.

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contribute cruel excuse numerous pursue useful
1. helpful, suitable, useful
2. chase, follow, pursue
3. mean, unkind, cruel
4. give, donate, contribute
5. many, countless, numerous
6. forgive, apologize, excuse

6 Grade 6 Spelling Power


Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

Lesson 4: Double Consonants


Word Bank

ballot gossip mammoth accident villain


occasion essential withheld summarize appropriate

Key Concepts
1. Double consonants often follow short vowel 3. Sometimes double consonants represent two units of
sounds. sound.
chubby yellow succeed (hard and soft c)
2. Double consonants usually represent a single fishhook (sh blend and h)
unit of sound.
skipping flatten

Spelling Practiced Underlined letters indicate letters that should be circled.


Put the words from the Word Bank in alphabetical order. Circle the double consonants in each
word. Then write 2 or 3 to describe the Key Concept that applies to that word.
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1. accident, 3 2. mammoth, 2
2. appropriate, 2 4. occasion, 2

3. ballot, 2 6. summarize, 2

4. essential, 2 8. villain, 2

5. gossip, 2 10. withheld, 3

Spelling in Contextd

Choose the word from the Word Bank that best completes each sentence. Write the word on the
line.
1. Every student gets a(n) ballot for the school election.
2. We were asked to summarize the story in our own words.
3. I don’t like listening to gossip that might hurt others.
4. The police captured the villain as he fled from the crime.
5. During a snowstorm, Mom drives slowly to avoid a(n) accident .

Spelling Power Grade 6 7


Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

LESSON 4 continued

Proofreading Practiced

Read the ad that follows. Find and circle the five misspelled words. Then write the correctly spelled
words on the lines below.
Come to Our Mammith Jacket Sale!
We have hundreds of jackets to sell. No stock is being witheld for next year! Our jackets are
escential for any wardrobe. They are aproppriate for casual or formal events. Choose a jacket
for your next special ockasion.
1. Mammoth 3. essential 5. occasion
2. withheld 4. appropriate

Spelling Applicationd

Below are ten more words with double consonants. Find each word from the list and circle it in the
puzzle. Then list the words on the lines. Write a 3 next to any words that are examples of Key
Concept 3. (1–10 may be in any order)

addition allow cabbage classify comment

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knickknacks pollute sizzle success sudden

t k n i c k k n a c k s
n o l r e w o l l a t u
e e l z z i s a s b n c
mi g a t h s ma b e c
mk o i a s i r f a t e
o e d l i a d o t g u s
c d a f n s u d d e n s
a n y t a e t u l l o p

1. knickknacks 3 6. comment

2. allow 7. pollute

3. sizzle 8. cabbage

4. success 3 9. addition

5. classify 10. sudden

8 Grade 6 Spelling Power


Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

Unit 1 Review
Lessons 1– 4

arid ballot benefit complaint complex


deny essential issue juvenile mammoth
migrate nuisance routine static summarize
text theme thorough unite vivid

Choose the word from the word list above that best completes each sentence.
1. Arid lands have a shortage of rainfall.
2. Camels are essential to people living in desert areas.
3. The camel's ability to carry heavy loads is a benefit to the desert dwellers.
4. A complaint camel owners have is that their animals often have bad tempers.
5. You can’t deny that those hard workers have a right to feel crabby sometimes.
6. During a camel’s daily routine , stopping for food is not always possible.
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7. Their complex digestive system helps them go days without eating.


8. Providing food is not an issue that camel owners have to deal with daily.
9. Desert sand can be a nuisance , but camels are lucky enough to have three eyelids.
10. To summarize , camels are well-suited for desert life.
Use a word from the word list above to define the following phrases. Write the word on the line
provided.
theme 11. main idea of a paper
juvenile 12. young person
migrate 13. move or travel to another location
unite 14. join together
text 15. instructive book
thorough 16. omitting nothing
vivid 17. strikingly bright
ballot 18. election form
mammoth 19. huge
static 20. scratchy electrical sound

Spelling Power Grade 6 9


Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

Proofreading Application
Lessons 1– 4
As you read the story, find the twenty misspelled words and circle them. Then write the correct
spelling for each circled word on the lines that follow.
Detective Shelly Sherlock was kean on solving mysteries. Today’s problem was jewelry miss-
ing from Countess Lily’s hotel room. First Shelly did a thorogh search for clues. She found an
important documint in the countess’s room. “The vilain might have left fingerprints on this,”
Shelly guessed.
Shelly worked until twylight completing her rutine search around the hotel. Quite by acident,
she ran into a couple carrying some cleaning supplies. “What brings you here?” she asked.
“We’re part of the cleaning crew for a special ocasion,” they replied.
“Ah! the plat thickens!” thought Shelly. Trousting her intuition, she pretended that the couple
was innocent. To destract them, she offered them some gum and then tossed the wrapper on
the carpet. When they didn’t pick it up, Shelly guessed they were not working for the hotel.
“I’ve heard some gosip about burglars. Have you seen anything strange?” As they looked at
each other, Shelly knocked over their vacum cleaner. The contents spilled out. There were the
countess’s jewels!
“I pleed with you not to force us to talk!” the man begged. “We took an ooth to keep our

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boss’s secret. It’s not apropriate to talk about the boss.”
“It’s my duty to call the police,” Shelly said. “I have never witheld evidence.”
Later the countess showed her greatitude by inviting the detective to visit her in Paris. To
quoet Shelly: “What an unselfush person!”

1. keen 8. occasion 15. oath

2. thorough 9. plot 16. appropriate

3. document 10. Trusting 17. withheld

4. villain 11. distract 18. gratitude

5. twilight 12. gossip 19. quote

6. routine 13. vacuum 20. unselfish

7. accident 14. plead

10 Grade 6 Spelling Power


Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

Lesson 5: The \s\ Sound with c or s


Word Bank

fantasy consent citizen recent vicinity


privacy concise incident license bicycle

Key Concept
The \s\ sound can be spelled with an s or with a c that is followed by an e, i, or y.
sassy sent sister sorry
cent spacious fence
city recipe
cycle fancy
Spelling Practiced

Choose a word from the Word Bank to match each pronunciation. Write the word on the line.
Example: fanⴕ sƒ fancy
1. prªⴕ v‰ sƒ privacy 6. fanⴕ t‰ sƒ fantasy
license incident
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2. lªⴕ s‰ns 7. inⴕ s‰ d‰nt


3. k‰n sªsⴕ concise 8. rƒⴕ s‰nt recent

4. bªⴕ s‰ k‰l bicycle 9. sitⴕ ‰ z‰n citizen

5. vi sinⴕ ‰ tƒ vicinity 10. k‰n sentⴕ consent

Spelling in Contextd

Choose the word from the Word Bank that best completes each sentence. Write the word on the
line.
1. If your report is too wordy, you can make it more concise .
2. If you consent to do something, you agree to do it.
3. If an event is recent , it did not happen long ago.
4. If your story is a fantasy , it can be called fiction.
5. If you enjoy being alone, you like your privacy .

Spelling Power Grade 6 11


Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

LESSON 5 continued

Proofreading Practiced

As you read the following news item, circle the five misspelled words. Write the correct spelling for
each circled word on the lines below.
Youngster Helps Senior Sitizen
Mrs. Sylvia Yancy, who lives in the visinity of the police station, called to tell us about a
recent insident in her neighborhood. Ricky Rice was riding his bisycle past her house just after
getting his bike lisence at the station. As Ricky rode by, Mrs. Yancy tripped and was unable to
get up. Ricky rode back to the station to ask for help. One police officer remarked, “He certainly
is a sensible kid.”

1. Citizen 3. incident 5. license

2. vicinity 4. bicycle

Spelling Applicationd

Listed below are eight additional words that reflect the Key Concept in the lesson. Write each new
word next to the word or phrase that defines it. Circle the letters that make the \s\ sound in each
word. Underlined letters indicate letters that should be circled.

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centimeter circulate courtesy cyclone
decide senator specify spicy
1. peppery spicy

2. politeness courtesy

3. describe in detail specify

4. distribute circulate

5. tornado cyclone

6. legislator senator

7. unit of measurement centimeter

8. make up mind decide

12 Grade 6 Spelling Power


Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

Lesson 6: The \k\ Sound with c, ck, ch, or qu


Word Bank

technique chorus frantic architect focus


character dramatic career reckless bouquet

Key Concept
The \k\ sound can be spelled with a c, ck, ch, or qu. Try to visualize these words as you learn to spell them.
critic connect
wreck package
chaos anchor
boutique croquet

Spelling Practiced

Write the words from the Word Bank in alphabetical order. Circle the letters that represent the \k\
sound. Underlined letters indicate letters that should be circled.
1. architect
bouquet
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2.
3. career

4. character

5. chorus

6. dramatic

7. focus

8. frantic

9. reckless

10. technique

Spelling in Contextd

Choose the word from the Word Bank that best completes each sentence. Write the word on the
line.
1. Our school’s chorus sings for all holiday programs.
2. We are a little frantic when we haven’t had enough time to rehearse.

Spelling Power Grade 6 13


Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

LESSON 6 continued

3. The director says, “Relax and focus on the audience.”


4. She is encouraging me to pursue a career in music.
5. To show our appreciation, we presented her with a bouquet of roses.

Proofreading Practiced

As you read the paragraph below, find and circle the five misspelled words. Then write the correct
spelling for each circled word on the lines that follow.
I. M. Pei is a famous arckitekt. His building designs are meticulous drawings, not just recless
sketches. He often uses a special technicue, combining shapes such as cubes and cylinders to
achieve a dramatick effect. Mr. Pei used his design principles in creating the John F. Kennedy
Library in order to to reflect the former president’s strong caracter.
1. architect 3. technique 5. character

2. reckless 4. dramatic

Spelling Applicationd

Listed below are six more words that contain the \k\ sound. Fill in the blanks with the word that

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best fits each meaning. After you have filled in the blanks, note that the letters in the squares form
a word. Use that word to complete the sentence: “I am unique .”
attic chemist clique custard educate necklace

1. teach ⵧ
e d u c a t e

2. pendant ⵧ
n e c k l a c e

3. top floor of some houses a t t ⵧi c


4. close group of friends c l i ⵧq u e

5. pudding ⵧ
c u s t a r d

6. one kind of scientist ⵧ


c h e m i s t

14 Grade 6 Spelling Power


Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

Lesson 7: The \j\ Sound with g or j


Word Bank

genuine justify surgery journal energy


urge legend gigantic majority jealous

Key Concept
The \j\ sound can be spelled with a j or with a g that is followed by an e, i, or y.
jazz jelly jingle jog jump
gentle gorgeous garage
giant tangible
gym stingy

Spelling Practiced

Write each word from the Word Bank under the letter that represents the \j\ sound.
j ge gi gy
justify genuine gigantic energy
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journal surgery
majority urge
jealous legend

Spelling in Contextd

Choose the word from the Word Bank that best completes each sentence. Write the word on the
line.
1. The ten-story hospital is a gigantic building.
2. Dad went there to have surgery on his knee.
3. While we waited, Mom read an interesting article in a medical journal .
4. She handed it to me and said, “I urge you to read this.”
5. I think my little sister was jealous of the attention I was getting.

Spelling Power Grade 6 15


Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

LESSON 7 continued

Proofreading Practiced

As you read the paragraph below, circle the five misspelled words. Then write the correct spelling
for each of those words on the lines below.
Jackie Joyner-Kerse is a lejend in the history of women’s sports. An Olympic gold-medal
winner, she is a jenuine heroine in her hometown of East St. Louis. With boundless enerjy, she
raised money to establish a club for boys and girls. The magority of visitors are amazed to see
the fine gymnasium, library, and computer lab. Ms. Joyner-Kerse certainly did not need to
gustify the expense of providing children with a fine place for learning and exercise.
1. legend 3. energy 5. justify

2. genuine 4. majority

Spelling Applicationd

The eight words listed below contain the \j\ sound. Find each word in the word maze and draw a
circle around the word. Then write the words on the lines. (1–8 may be in any order)
genius ginger gymnast heritage
janitor job junior vegetable

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mr e g d u j n r
v e g e t a b l e
a j a n i t o r g
h e r i t a g e n
b g t u l mr y i
i o t s a n my g
r u j u n i o r s

1. vegetable 3. genius

5. heritage 7. job

2. gymnast 4. janitor

6. ginger 8. junior

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Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

Lesson 8: Words with Silent Letters


Word Bank

knight pledge honorable design debt


autumn heir doubtful folklore knowledge

Key Concepts
1. Some words in the English language are (Latin) columna → column
difficult to spell because they contain silent, or (Dutch) knapzak → knapsack
unsounded, letters. The English spellings often 2. The letters h, d, and l are sometimes unsounded in
reflect pronunciations from foreign languages. English words.
(Latin) signum → sign honest ridge yolk
(Latin) dubitare → doubt

Spelling Practiced Underlined letters indicate letters that should be circled.


Choose the word from the Word Bank that matches each pronunciation. Write the word on the line.
Then circle the silent letter or letters in each word.
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1. det debt

2. ¥r heir

3. nolⴕij knowledge

4. f|kⴕ lôr⬘ folklore

5. onⴕ ‰r ‰ b‰l honorable

6. di zªnⴕ design

7. ôⴕ t‰m autumn

8. plej pledge

9. nª t knight

10. doutⴕ f‰l doubtful

Spelling in Contextd

Choose the word from the Word Bank that best completes each sentence. Write the word on the
line.
1. My favorite season of the year is autumn .
2. It is doubtful that a snowstorm will occur in September.

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Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

LESSON 8 continued

3. When you owe something, you have a debt to repay.


4. Studying new subjects is a good way to gain knowledge .
5. What a beautiful design you drew!

Proofreading Practiced

As you read the paragraph below, circle the misspelled words. Then write the correct spelling for
those words on the lines below.
Some of the foklore about King Arthur is based on real events. Every night in the king’s
court was expected to be onorable. They all took a plege to be loyal to their king. Together
they sat at the Round Table to discuss problems and solutions. King Arthur hoped there would
be an eir to the throne who would uphold his ideals.
1. folklore 3. honorable 5. heir
2. knight 4. pledge

Spelling Applicationd

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Listed below are eight more words that contain unsounded letters. Use the words to complete the
crossword puzzle that follows.
column foreign fudge honest
knapsack limb plumber yolk

Across 1
y
3. branch of a tree 2
4. storage bag carried on shoulders h o
3
7. candy made of milk, butter, and sugar o l i m b
8. not native to a country 4
k n a
5
p s a
6
c k
Down e l o
1. the yellow part of an egg s u l
2. truthful 7
5. worker who repairs water pipes t m f u d g e
6. a newspaper feature b m
8
f o r e i g n
r

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Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

Unit 2 Review
Lessons 5–8

architect autumn bicycle bouquet citizen


concise doubtful gigantic heir honorable
journal justify knight legend license
pledge privacy recent reckless surgery

For each sentence below, find the word from the list that best completes the sentence. Write the
word in the blank.
1. Everybody in our class writes in a journal daily.
2. To respect our privacy , the teacher does not read our entries aloud.
3. We have learned to be concise in our writing.
4. Last autumn Kevin wrote an article for the school newspaper.
5. The article was about a student who rode her bicycle to school.
6. Gina Baker was hit by a reckless driver.
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7. The doctors told Gina that she needed surgery on her leg.
8. It is doubtful she’ll be in the dance recital.
9. We sent her a get-well card and a bouquet of roses.
10. Kevin thinks that the driver should lose his license .
Look at the word list to find a synonym, or a word with a similar meaning, for each word that
follows. Write the synonym in the blank.
11. inheritor heir 14. trustworthy honorable

12. myth legend 15. promise pledge

13. huge gigantic

Use the remaining words from the word list to write five sentences of your own.
16. Sentences will vary but must include the following words: knight, justify, citizen, architect, recent.
17.
18.
19.
20.

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Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

Proofreading Application
Lessons 5–8
As you read the following story, circle the twenty misspelled words. Write the correct spelling for
each circled word on the lines below.
The magority of people who have seen the Muppets can appreciate the talent of the late Jim
Henson. He and the people who worked with him made puppetry a jenuine art form. Miss
Piggy, Cookie Monster, Kermit, and the other Muppets are known for their unique personali-
ties. Within their korus of voices, the calm, frantik, grouchy, and gealous personalities are easy
to distinguish.
Although Henson was born in Mississippi, he grew up in the visinity of Washington, D.C. His
interest in theater began in high school, where his urje to act led him to take part in school
plays. A talented artist, Henson also worked on scenery desin. As a boy, he loved listening to
Charlie McCarthy, a ventriloquist’s dummy on a popular radio show. In the 1950s, Henson’s
attention turned to television. He often said he owed a det of gratitude to the Kukla, Fran, and
Ollie show. Watching it made him realize that he wanted to gain nowledge of puppetry
teknique. Henson took a university course on that subject. Then during a trip to Europe, he
spent hours watching puppet shows, many of which were based on local foklore.

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Henson made an important chareer choice—he decided to fokus his enerjy on hand pup-
pets. He and a friend created a show for a local TV station. They probably never imagined what
a jigantic success one frog-like karacter would become. In an insident that has become a
lejend, Henson asked for his mother’s concent to cut up her old green coat. Can you guess
what he used it for?

1. majority 8. design 15. energy

2. genuine 9. debt 16. gigantic

3. chorus 10. knowledge 17. character

4. frantic 11. technique 18. incident

5. jealous 12. folklore 19. legend

6. vicinity 13. career 20. consent

7. urge 14. focus

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Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

Lesson 9: Spelling the Schwa Sound


Word Bank

beautiful ignorant compliment museum desperate


personal error stirrup hibernate temporary

Key Concept
The schwa (‰) stands for an unstressed vowel sound. Any unstressed vowel may spell the schwa sound. As you
learn to spell the words with unstressed syllables, try to visualize the words.
above item visible gallon cactus

Spelling Practiced

Choose the word from the Word Bank that matches each pronunciation. Circle the vowels that spell
the schwa sound. Remember the schwa sound can only appear in unaccented syllables.
Underlined letters indicate letters that should be circled.
Example: \vizⴕ‰ b‰l\ visible
1. \erⴕ‰r\ error
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2. \sturⴕ‰p\ stirrup

3. \temⴕp‰ rer⬘ƒ temporary

4. \m< zƒⴕ‰m\ museum

5. \b<ⴕti f‰l\ beautiful

6. \comⴕpl‰ m‰nt\ compliment

7. \desⴕp‰r it\ desperate

8. \hªⴕb‰r n¥t⬘\ hibernate

9. \igⴕn‰r ‰nt\ ignorant

10. \purⴕs‰n ‰l\ personal

Spelling in Contextd

Write the word from the Word Bank that best fits each sentence.
1. When I visited the stable, I was desperate to conceal how little I knew about horses.
2. I didn’t want the riding teacher to think I was ignorant or clumsy.
3. As the teacher showed how to adjust a stirrup , I watched carefully.

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Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

LESSON 9 continued

4. Hoping the teacher would compliment me on my expertise, I tried to impress her.


5. “Do horses hibernate in the winter?” I asked casually.

Proofreading Practiced

Read the paragraph below. Find the five misspelled words and circle them. Then, on the numbered
lines, write the correct spelling for each circled word.
How did the earliest humans live? Museam exhibits offer clues. For example, Neanderthals
crafted a variety of flint tools. They built temperary shelters of animal hides stretched over
frames. They polished ivory for personol ornaments. They surrounded their dead with
beautyful flowers. Clearly it would be an errer to think of these early humans as savages.
1. Museum 3. personal 5. error

2. temporary 4. beautiful

Spelling Applicationd

Listed below are six more words that reflect the Key Concepts you have learned.
abacus admiral cavern

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minimum versatile wonderful
Write each word below and then divide each word into syllables. You may use a dictionary for help.
1. ab a cus 4. min i mum
2. ad mir al 5. ver sa tile

3. cav ern 6. won der ful

Now use the six words to complete the imaginary book titles.
7. The Versatile Vegetable Diet, by Cole Slaugh and B. Russell Sproutz
8. The Admirable Admiral , by H. E. Row
9. Math with a Minimum of Effort, by Cal Q. Later
10. Excavating the Deepest Cavern , by Doug A. Pitt
11. Our Wonderful Backpacking Trip, by Walker Soxoff and Bliss Terz
12. How to Use an Abacus , by Count Ollie D’Beeds

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Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

Lesson 10: Spelling the \ô\ Sound


Word Bank

launch applaud awesome stalwart naughty


author caution awkwardly warrior daughter

Key Concepts
1. In many words, the \ô\ sound is spelled au or aw. 2. In some words, the \ô\ sound is spelled a, augh,
August fault awful drawn or ough.
halt taught ought
Spelling Practiced

Put the words from the Word Bank in alphabetical order. Circle the letters that spell the \ô\ sound
in each word. Underlined letters indicate letters that should be circled.
1. applaud

2. author
awesome
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3.
4. awkwardly

5. caution

6. daughter

7. launch

8. naughty

9. stalwart

10. warrior

Spelling in Contextd

Write the words from the Word Bank that best complete each sentence.
1. We gathered around the TV to watch the launch of the space shuttle.
2. Thanks to the caution of careful engineers, everything went smoothly.
3. The rocket rising into the morning sky was an awesome sight.
4. The neighbors’ five-year-old daughter stood staring at the screen.
5. As the rocket rose, she began to applaud .
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Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

LESSON 10 continued

Proofreading Practiced

Read the paragraph below. Find the five misspelled words and circle them. Then, on the numbered
lines, write the correct spelling for each circled word.
Born fifteen hundred years ago, al-Khansa was the dotter of one waurrior and the sister of
another. She was also the awthor of some of the Arab world’s earliest poetry. Members of her
tribe gathered to applod her. They thought her work would bring them immortality. Time has
proven them right. Her poem for her staulwart brother, killed in battle, still touches readers
today.
1. daughter 3. author 5. stalwart

2. warrior 4. applaud

Spelling Applicationd

Listed below are eight more words that reflect the Key Concepts you have learned.
Underlined letters indicate letters that should be circled.
bought caught defraud falter
haughty thoughtless vault yawning

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Circle the letters that spell the \ô\ sound in each word. Then write the words that best complete
each Tom Swiftie pun below.
1. “How thoughtless of me. I forgot to put the car in gear,” said Tom shiftlessly.
2. “The gymnasts are going to vault right over me,” said Tom understandingly.
3. “The other runners are starting to falter . I think I can sprint ahead,” said Tom racily.
4. “Look at all the hay I just bought !” said Tom balefully.
5. “The river has cut quite a yawning chasm,” said Tom gorgeously.
6. “I’ve often caught up with that tired old horse,” said Tom naggingly.
7. “I’ve made a devious plan to defraud people,” said Tom stingingly.
8. “Just tell that haughty young lady to follow me,” said Tom misleadingly.

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Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

Lesson 11: Spelling the \or\ Sound


Word Bank

escort ordinary courtyard hoarse quarrel


ornamental mourn concourse uproar quarantine

Key Concepts
1. Usually the \or\ sound is spelled or, our, or oar. 2. After qu, the \or\ sound is spelled ar.
horn court soar quart quarry

Spelling Practiced

Put the words from the Word Bank in alphabetical order. Circle the letters that spell the \or\ sound
in each word. Underlined letters indicate letters that should be circled.
1. concourse
2. courtyard

3. escort
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4. hoarse

5. mourn

6. ordinary

7. ornamental

8. quarantine

9. quarrel

10. uproar

Spelling in Contextd

Write the word from the Word Bank that best completes each sentence. Pay special attention to the
letters that spell the \or\ sound.
1. We visited the new community concourse near City Hall yesterday.
2. Its sunny courtyard was filled with blossoming cherry trees.
3. Hand-painted ornamental tiles brightened the walkways.
4. Our guide had a cold, so his voice was hoarse .
5. We watched pigeons quarrel over crumbs from our picnic lunch.
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Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

LESSON 11 continued

Proofreading Practiced

Read the paragraph below. Find the five misspelled words and circle them. Then, on the numbered
lines, write the correct spelling for each circled word.
The year was 1348. Venice was in an upror. Half the populace was ill, and a strict quorantine
was in effect. No one could enter or leave the city without an escourt. This was no oardinary
epidemic; this was the dreaded plague. So many people had died that few were left to moarn
the dead. People thought that “bad vapors” spread the disease. No one guessed the true cul-
prit: a virus carried by fleas found on the city’s many rats.
1. uproar 3. escort 5. mourn

2. quarantine 4. ordinary

Spelling Applicationd

Listed below are eight more words that reflect the Key Concepts you have learned. Circle the letters
that spell the \or\ sound in each word. Underlined letters indicate letters that should be circled.

clipboard coarse forty fourteen


majority pour quartet quartz

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Choose the words that best answer the riddles. Write your choices on the lines.
1. I’m what rain does during storms. What am I? pour
2. I’m a stone with crystal forms. What am I? quartz
3. I’m the opposite of fine. What am I? coarse
4. I come after thirty-nine. What am I? forty
5. I’m needed by politicians. What am I? majority
6. I may include four musicians. What am I? quartet
7. I’m one half of twenty-eight. What am I? fourteen
8. I’m used as a writing board. What am I? clipboard

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Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

Lesson 12: Doubling the Final Consonant


Word Bank

shipment flatly admits omits expels


shipper flatten admittance omitting expelled

Key Concepts
Many words end in a c-v-c (consonant-vowel-consonant) pattern:
cvc cvc
ship fret
1. When adding a suffix starting with a vowel to a one-syllable c-v-c word, double the final consonant:
ship ⫹ er ⫽ shipper fret ⫹ ed ⫽ fretted
2. When adding a suffix starting with a consonant to any c-v-c word, do not double the final consonant:
ship ⫹ ment ⫽ shipment fret ⫹ ful ⫽ fretful regret ⫹ ful ⫽ regretful
3. For c-v-c words of more than one syllable, double the final consonant only if the word’s last syllable is
stressed:
regret’ ⫹ ing ⫽ regretting regret’ ⫹ able ⫽ regrettable
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(but: mar’vel ⫹ ing ⫽ marveling mar’vel ⫹ ous ⫽ marvelous)

Spelling Practiced

Choose the words from the Word Bank that combine the word roots and suffixes shown. Write your
choices on the lines. Then write the number of the Key Concept that applies to each choice.
Example: fret ⫹ ed ⫽ fretted 1
1. ship ⫹ er ⫽ shipper 1 6. expel ⫹ s ⫽ expels 2

2. admit ⫹ s ⫽ admits 2 7. flat ⫹ ly ⫽ flatly 2

3. ship ⫹ ment ⫽ shipment 2 8. admit ⫹ ance ⫽ admittance 3


4. flat ⫹ en ⫽ flatten 1 9. expel ⫹ ed ⫽ expelled 3

5. omit ⫹ ing ⫽ omitting 3 10. omit ⫹ s ⫽ omits 2

Spelling in Contextd

Write the word from the Word Bank that best completes each sentence.
1. Dana’s teacher omits each student’s lowest test score when figuring grades.
2. At her school, students who break rules may be expelled .
3. The principal admits that the school’s policy is strict.

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Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

LESSON 12 continued

4. Teachers flatly refuse to change the policy.


5. Students there behave so well that the school expels only one or two students per year.

Proofreading Practiced

Read the paragraph below. Find the five misspelled words and circle them. Then, on the numbered
lines, write the correct spelling for each circled word.
The shippment—jars of fine Greek olive oil—came from early Rome. The shiper had hoped to
find wealth in the markets of Carthage, in northern Africa. Omiting sufficient preparations for
foul weather, he soon found disaster. A storm churned up to flaten his vessels, sending them
to the Mediterranean Sea floor. Two thousand years later divers located the wreckage and
gained admitance to the crumbling cargo holds.
1. shipment 3. Omitting 5. admittance

2. shipper 4. flatten

Spelling Applicationd

Below are eight words and suffixes that reflect the Key Concepts from this lesson. Add the suffixes

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to the words. Use the Key Concepts to decide whether or not to double the final consonants. After
each word, write the number of the Key Concept that applies.

beginner commitment forgetful rebellion


recurrence strapping submits unwrapped
1. unwrap ⫹ ed ⫽ unwrapped 3

2. rebel ⫹ ion ⫽ rebellion 3

3. recur ⫹ ence ⫽ recurrence 3

4. submit ⫹ s ⫽ submits 2

5. strap ⫹ ing ⫽ strapping 1

6. commit ⫹ ment ⫽ commitment 2


7. forget ⫹ ful ⫽ forgetful 2

8. begin ⫹ er ⫽ beginner 3

28 Grade 6 Spelling Power


Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

Unit 3 Review
Lessons 9–12

admittance author awkwardly compliment courtyard


daughter error expels flatten hibernate
museum ordinary ornamental omits personal
quarantine shipper stirrup uproar warrior

Fill in the crossword puzzle using words from the list above.

Across Down
3. a place where art or artifacts can be seen 1. restriction to keep illness from spreading
6. leaves out 2. praise
7. private; relating to an individual 4. noisy confusion
8. one experienced in battle 5. to knock over; to make flat
9. for decoration 10. an antonym for gracefully
12. writer 11. entry
13. forcefully pushes out 14. one who sends cargo
15. to be inactive for the winter
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16. a mistake
17. female child
18. foot ring on a saddle
19. enclosed patio
20. of common quality; usual

1 2
q c
3 4 5 6
m u s e u m f o m i t s
7
a p e r s o n a l m
8
w a r r i o r a p
9 10
a o r n a m e n t a l
11
a n a w t i
12
d a u t h o r k e m
13 14
m i w n e x p e l s
15
h i b e r n a t e a n h
16
t e e r r o r t i
t d p
17 18
d a u g h t e r l s t i r r u p
n y e
19 20
c o u r t y a r d o r d i n a r y
e

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Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

Proofreading Application
Lessons 9–12
Read the modernized fairy tale below. Find the twenty misspelled review words and circle them.
Then, on the numbered lines, write the correct spelling for each circled word.
Little Red Riding Hood
Once there was a little girl named Red Riding Hood. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hood, owned
a market near the town concorse. Every Tuesday they received a shippment of oranges, and
Red always took some to her grandmother. A neighbor would escourt Red, for cawtion was
needed in the dangerous forest. One Tuesday the neighbor was away on temperary business.
Unafraid, the staulwart Red ventured into the forest alone.
Unfortunately the local Big Bad Wolf had grown desperite for a meal and had decided that
Red’s grandmother would make a perfect snack. On his way to the condo where Red’s grand-
mother lived, he happened to see Red with a basket of oranges. “Awsome!” he chortled.
“Double serving for me.” He rushed to the grandmother’s house and swallowed her whole,
omiting even the brushing of his teeth. Then, clad in one of the grandmother’s nightgowns, he
settled down to wait for Red.
The girl soon arrived. “I have a cold,” moaned the disguised wolf in a hourse voice. “Come
closer, Dear.”

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Red, who was far from ignerant, flattly refused. She had noticed her grandmother’s beautyful
pearl earring stuck between the wolf’s fangs. The wolf tried to lawnch himself at her, but Red
was on her school wrestling team. She promptly placed the creature in a headlock. “Naugty
wolf!” she scolded. “Give Grandma back!”
“Never!” howled the wolf, clamping his jaws tightly shut.
“At least he admitts he swallowed her,” thought Red. “Come on—don’t quorrel,” she urged,
tickling his paws. He laughed so hard that he expeled Grandma, who grabbed her earring as
she shot out of his mouth.
“I applod you, Red!” exclaimed Grandma. The girl beamed with joy. Not even the wolf could
moarn for long.
“She gave me heartburn,” he admitted, helping himself to an orange. “I should have made
her take off those spike-heeled shoes.”

1. concourse 8. Awesome 15. Naughty

2. shipment 9. omitting 16. admits

3. escort 10. hoarse 17. quarrel

4. caution 11. ignorant 18. expelled

5. temporary 12. flatly 19. applaud

6. stalwart 13. beautiful 20. mourn

7. desperate 14. launch

30 Grade 6 Spelling Power


Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

Lesson 13: The \ou\ and \oi\ Sounds


Word Bank

destroy poison disappoint announce powerful


loyal rejoice discount surround allowance

Key Concepts
1. The vowel sound \ou\ can be spelled ou or ow. 2. The vowel sound \oi\ can be spelled oi or oy.
stout clown coin joyous

Spelling Practiced Underlined letters indicate letters that should be circled.


Write each word from the Word Bank in the appropriate column. Circle the letters that make the desig-
nated sound. (1–5 and 6–10 may be in any order.)
Words with the \ou\ sound: Words with the \oi\ sound:
1. surround 6. destroy
2. announce 7. rejoice
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3. powerful 8. disappoint

4. discount 9. loyal

5. allowance 10. poison

Spelling in Contextd

Choose the word from the Word Bank that best completes each sentence. Write your choices on the
lines.
1. A strong and powerful queen ruled England for many years.
2. She was able to surround herself with sensible advisors.
3. Her advisors received a generous allowance for living expenses.
4. The advisors worked on plans to destroy enemy camps.
5. Some enemies spread rumors to poison the people’s minds against the queen.

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Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

LESSON 13 continued

Proofreading Practiced

As you read the following advertisement, circle the five misspelled words. Write the correct spelling
for each circled word on the lines below.
An Invitation for Our Loial Customers
We are happy to annownce our anniversary celebration. Come and rejoyce with us on our
tenth year in business! No fooling—on April 1 you can receive a 20 percent discownt on every-
thing you buy. We have lots of merchandise in stock, so we will not disappoynt you. Free gifts
and refreshments for everybody!
1. Loyal 3. rejoice 5. disappoint
2. announce 4. discount

Spelling Applicationd

Below are ten more words that reflect the Key Concepts you have learned. Find and circle each word in
the word maze. Then write the words on the lines. For each word, circle the letters that spell the \oi\ or
\ou\ sound. (1–10 may be in any order.) Underlined letters indicate letters that should be circled.

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annoy devour employ joyful noisy
plow pouch prowler scout soil
J Y T WO L P
OOS U Y R N
Y L OX OH O
F P I WN C I
U ML E N U S
L E MT A OY
R U OL E P A
A D E V OU R
1. plow 6. soil

2. joyful 7. annoy

3. devour 8. scout

4. noisy 9. employ

5. prowler 10. pouch

32 Grade 6 Spelling Power


Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

Lesson 14: Words with ie and ei


Word Bank

thief fiercely weight receiver leisure


wield conscience reign counterfeit deceit

Key Concepts

1. Remember this rhyme to help you spell many 2. Memorize these exceptions:
words with the ie and ei combinations. conscience leisure seize
Write i before e shield relief either neither weird
except after c, receipt ceiling forfeit foreign
or when sounded as a,
as in neighbor and weigh.

Spelling Practiced

Write the words from the Word Bank in the correct columns. (1–4 and 5–10 may be in any order.)
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Words with ie Words with ei


1. conscience 5. counterfeit

2. fiercely 6. deceit

3. thief 7. leisure

4. wield 8. receiver

9. reign

10. weight

Spelling in Contextd

Choose the word from the Word Bank that best completes each sentence. Write your choices on the
lines.
1. The art criminal was a master of deceit .
2. His warehouses held museum pieces worth their weight in gold.
3. He served as the receiver of paintings that his cohorts stole.
4. He was a forger as well as a thief .
5. He created counterfeit works nearly identical to the originals.

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Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

LESSON 14 continued

Proofreading Practiced

Read the paragraph below. Find the five misspelled words and circle them. Then, on the numbered
lines, write the correct spelling for each circled word.
What’s the world’s oldest written story? It may be the Epic of Gilgamesh, the tale of a
Sumerian king. The riegn of the real Gilgamesh began around 2600 B.C. The epic blends legend
and fact. In the epic, Gilgamesh can weild mighty weapons and wrestle lions with his bare
hands. Yet he also has a consceince and a love of beauty. He stays feircely loyal to a childhood
friend. In his liesure time, he enjoys fine arts.
1. reign 3. conscience 5. leisure

2. wield 4. fiercely

Spelling Applicationd

Listed below are eight more words that reflect the Key Concepts you have learned. Circle the ie or
ei in each word. Underlined letters indicate letters that should be circled.
believe conceited eighty freight
pierce priest seize yield

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Use the words to complete the analogies below. Pay special attention to the ie and ei patterns.

1. laugh : cry :: believe : doubt


2. seize : grasp :: smile : grin
3. puncture : pierce :: astonish : surprise
4. law : attorney :: religion : priest
5. brave : cowardly :: conceited : humble
6. relinquish : yield :: conceal : hide
7. freight : cargo :: flower : blossom
8. four : sixteen :: twenty : eighty

34 Grade 6 Spelling Power


Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

Lesson 15: Dropping the Final Silent e


Word Bank

debatable contributor probably relating rosy


believable navigator horribly acquiring spicy

Key Concepts
For words ending in silent e:
1. Drop the e to add a suffix starting with a vowel. 3. To add -ly to a word ending in le, usually drop
debate ⫹ able ⫽ debatable urge ⫹ ent ⫽ urgent the le.
file ⫹ ing ⫽ filing able ⫹ ly ⫽ ably
2. Drop the e to add y.
sauce ⫹ y ⫽ saucy nose ⫹ y ⫽ nosy

Spelling Practiced
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Write the words from the Word Bank that combine the word roots and suffixes below.
1. relate ⫹ ing ⫽ relating 6. spice ⫹ y ⫽ spicy

2. navigate ⫹ or ⫽ navigator 7. contribute ⫹ or ⫽ contributor


3. debate ⫹ able ⫽ debatable 8. believe ⫹ able ⫽ believable

4. probable ⫹ ly ⫽ probably 9. horrible ⫹ ly ⫽ horribly

5. rose ⫹ y ⫽ rosy 10. acquire ⫹ ing ⫽ acquiring

Spelling in Contextd

Write the word from the Word Bank that best completes each sentence.
1. For only a few dollars, you can become a contributor to our school jog-a-thon.
2. We’re earning money for field trips and activities relating to our studies.
3. This may not be believable , but last year one girl jogged more than ten miles.
4. It’s debatable whether anyone can beat her record.
5. The effort didn’t seem horribly difficult for her; she was out of breath, but smiling.

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Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

LESSON 15 continued

Proofreading Practiced

Read the paragraph below. Find the five misspelled words and circle them. Then, on the numbered
lines, write the correct spelling for each circled word.
Do you like jalapeño peppers? These spicey snacks are guaranteed to make your face turn
rosey. Hot peppers were grown in Mesoamerica as early as 5000 B.C. They were probabley
brought back to Europe by Christopher Colombus or by another navigateor of the same peri-
od. Acquireing a taste for jalapeños takes patience—and plenty of ice water—but fans say it’s
worth the effort!
1. spicy 3. probably 5. Acquiring

2. rosy 4. navigator

Spelling Applicationd

Below are eight more words that reflect the Key Concepts you have learned. Combine the word
roots with the suffixes shown. Write your answers on the lines. Then use the numbered letters to
finish the quip at the bottom of the page.

confidence intensely juicy politest

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refining rehearsal terribly translator

1. confide ⫹ ence ⫽ c o n f i d e n c e 5. intense ⫹ ly ⫽ i n t e n s e l y


8 3
2. terrible ⫹ ly ⫽ t e r r i b l y 6. polite ⫹ est ⫽ p o l i t e s t
7 4
3. juice ⫹ y ⫽ j u i c y 7. rehearse ⫹ al ⫽ r e h e a r s a l
2 1
4. translate ⫹ or ⫽ t r a n s l a t o r 8. refine ⫹ ing ⫽ r e f i n i n g
5 6
Old kangaroos never die; they just
r u n o u t o f b o u n d s.
1 2 3 4 2 5 4 6 7 4 2 3 8

36 Grade 6 Spelling Power


Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

Lesson 16: Keeping the Final Silent e


Word Bank

excitement merely changeable outrageous hoeing


tasteful hopeless peaceable agreeing gleeful

Key Concepts
For words that end in silent e:
1. Keep the e when adding a suffix starting with a 3. Some words end in c or g ⫹ silent e. Keep the e
consonant. when adding a suffix starting with a consonant or
spite ⫹ ful ⫽ spiteful with the vowel a or o.
amaze ⫹ ment ⫽ amazement peace ⫹ ful ⫽ peaceful
Two exceptions: judge ⫹ ment ⫽ judgment enlarge ⫹ ment ⫽ enlargement
awe ⫹ ful ⫽ awful trace ⫹ able ⫽ traceable
2. Some words end in ee or oe. Keep the final e courage ⫹ ous ⫽ courageous
when adding any suffix to these words.
free ⫹ dom ⫽ freedom free ⫹ ing ⫽ freeing
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shoe ⫹ ing ⫽ shoeing


Spelling Practiced

Choose the words from the Word Bank that combine the word roots and suffixes shown. Write your
choices on the lines. Then write the number of the Key Concept that applies to each word.
Example: amaze ⫹ ment ⫽ amazement 1
1. agree ⫹ ing ⫽ agreeing 2 6. hope ⫹ less ⫽ hopeless 1

2. change ⫹ able ⫽ changeable 3 7. mere ⫹ ly ⫽ merely 1

3. excite ⫹ ment ⫽ excitement 1 8. outrage ⫹ ous ⫽ outrageous 3


4. glee ⫹ ful ⫽ gleeful 2 9. peace ⫹ able ⫽ peaceable 3

5. hoe ⫹ ing ⫽ hoeing 2 10. taste ⫹ ful ⫽ tasteful 1

Spelling in Contextd

Write the word from the Word Bank that best completes each sentence.
1. What’s the wildest, most outrageous gift you’ve ever received?
2. For me, it was a chameleon, a lizard with changeable skin colors and patterns.
3. My brother’s grin showed that he was gleeful about my new pet, but my parents’
response was another matter.

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Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

LESSON 16 continued

4. They ordered me to get rid of the lizard; the situation seemed hopeless .
5. To my surprise, after a week they were cheerfully agreeing to let me keep the chameleon.

Proofreading Practiced

Read the paragraph below. Find the five misspelled words and circle them. Then, on the numbered
lines, write the correct spelling for each circled word.
Wow—you’re back in 2500 B.C.! A time machine has whisked you to the Indus Valley in
India. Filled with excitment, you begin to look around. You see farmers hoing ground for crops
of barley, wheat, and melons. Ahead you see not merly a village, but a well-planned city. Here
in Mohenjo-Daro, 40,000 peacable citizens live in houses with bathrooms and sewer systems.
Jewelers craft tastful necklaces of gems and gold. A written language records events. This cul-
ture is far from primitive.
1. excitement 3. merely 5. tasteful

2. hoeing 4. peaceable

Spelling Applicationd

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Below are eight more words that reflect the Key Concepts you have learned. Use the words to
complete the “terse verse” rhymes below. You will use two of the words in the last rhyme.
bravely canoeing ceaseless forceful
grateful overseeing refereeing statement
1. glad to have food: grateful for a plateful
2. bragging while canoeing : gloating while boating
3. forceful but incorrect: strong but wrong
4. ceaseless supply of pasta: steady spaghetti
5. make a statement about a cat’s leap: announce a pounce
6. show scorn bravely : sneer without fear
7. supervising the umpires’ actions: overseeing the refereeing

38 Grade 6 Spelling Power


Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

Unit 4 Review
Lessons 13–16

agreeing allowance changeable conscience counterfeit


debatable disappoint gleeful horribly navigator
outrageous peaceable poison reign relating
rosy spicy surround thief wield

Choose the words from the list above that best complete the sentences. Write your choices on the
lines.
1. During the reign of Elizabeth I, England and Spain vied for mastery of the seas.
2. Francis Drake, an expert English navigator , explored the uncharted waters of the New
World.
3. He could wield a sword as well as he could sail.
4. His knowledge of the shifting, changeable winds helped him to defeat the Spanish Armada.
5. The heavy Spanish ships could not surround
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Drake’s small but speedy fleet.


6. The Spanish called him a pirate and a thief , but the English called him a hero.
7. Drake clearly had a conscience , for he always treated his prisoners kindly.
8. Drake’s crew knew him as a peaceable man, slow to anger and calm in a crisis.
9. After Queen Elizabeth knighted Drake, his future looked rosy and bright.
10. Drake’s nephew wrote a book relating Drake’s many adventures.
Unscramble the letters to spell the review words defined below. Write the unscrambled words on
the lines. Use the word list to check your spelling.

11. psyci spicy peppery; flavorful


12. osnoip poison a deadly substance
13. flegule gleeful merry; joyful
14. brilohry horribly in a dreadful way
15. erggaine agreeing consenting; being in accord
16. labbadeet debatable open to discussion
17. wealcanol allowance money or consideration granted
18. tinpasodip disappoint to fail to live up to expectations
19. sootguarue outrageous extreme; disgraceful
20. tofeecinrut counterfeit forged; fake

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Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

Proofreading Application
Lessons 13–16
Read the Tom Swiftie puns below. Find the twenty misspelled review words and circle them. Then,
on the numbered lines, write the correct spelling for each circled word.

1. “That’s a fast and pouwerful train,” said Tom expressively.


2. “Rejoyce! Our team is going to the playoffs!” said Tom winsomely.
3. “The suspect’s alibi isn’t believeable; pat him down for weapons,” said Tom friskily.
4. “Tigers attack fiercly, so we have to restrain them,” said Tom cagily.
5. “Merly seeing that big piano makes me happy,” said Tom grandly.
6. “I’m acquireing a new pair of sunglasses,” said Tom shadily.
7. “We need more wieght at the back of the boat!” said Tom sternly.
8. “I’m a contributeor to the animal shelter,” said Tom pettily.
9. “I’ll always be loial to the Navy,” said Tom fleetingly.
10. “Let me annownce that I’ll be living in a new place soon,” said Tom movingly.
11. “I’m probablely going to pitch for the softball team,” said Tom underhandedly.
12. “No earthquake will ever destroi this city,” said Tom faultlessly.

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13. “This is hopless; the worm keeps falling off my fishhook,” said Tom debatably.
14. “I’m a master of deciet; I just told another fib,” said Tom reliably.
15. “You left big chunks of soil where you were hoing,” said Tom cloddishly.
16. “When this rings, you have to pick up the reciever and say ’Hello,’” said Tom phonily.
17. “In my liesure time, I play chess and backgammon,” said Tom gamely.
18. “Why all the excitment about my barbecue recipe?” asked Tom saucily.
19. “I think my orange, red, and purple shirt is quite tastful,” said Tom loudly.
20. “I’ll give you a discownt on a tool for gathering leaves,” said Tom rakishly.

1. powerful 8. contributor 15. hoeing


2. Rejoice 9. loyal 16. receiver
3. believable 10. announce 17. leisure

4. fiercely 11. probably 18. excitement


5. Merely 12. destroy 19. tasteful
6. acquiring 13. hopeless 20. discount
7. weight 14. deceit

40 Grade 6 Spelling Power


Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

Lesson 17: Keeping the Final y


Word Bank

alleys highways buoyed dismayed surveyor


playful dignifying relaying payment enjoyment

Key Concepts

1. If a word ends in a vowel ⫹ y, keep the y when 2. To add -ing to any word ending in y, keep the y.
adding a suffix. play ⫹ ing ⫽ playing pry ⫹ ing ⫽ prying
play ⫹ ful ⫽ playful joy ⫹ ous ⫽ joyous deny ⫹ ing ⫽ denying
relay ⫹ s ⫽ relays

Spelling Practiced

Put the words from the Word Bank in alphabetical order. After each word, write the number of the
Key Concept that applies to it. Then circle the vowel ⴙ y in each word that includes that
combination. Underlined letters indicate letters that should be circled.
1. alleys 1 6. highways 1
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2. buoyed 1 7. payment 1

3. dignifying 2 8. playful 1

4. dismayed 1 9. relaying 1 or 2

5. enjoyment 1 10. surveyor 1

Spelling in Contextd

In the paragraph below, write the word from the Word Bank that is a synonym for each word or
phrase in parentheses.

I was nervous about babysitting, but the thought of earning money (lifted)
buoyed my spirits. How hard could a few hours with a (fun-loving)
playful two-year-old be? I soon found out. “Funny? Funny?” he asked,
pouring shampoo all over the living room. Not (honoring) dignifying his ques-
tion with a reply, I began cleaning. I was (taken aback) dismayed to learn how
much work childcare is. I am (passing along) relaying my story as a warning:
Look before you leap.

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Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

LESSON 17 continued

Proofreading Practiced

Read the paragraph below. Find the five misspelled words and circle them. Then, on the numbered
lines, write the correct spelling for each circled word.
The Maya are a New World mystery. This culture began its rise around 300 B.C. A surveior
must have laid out each Maya city, for temples, homes, streets, and alleis followed careful pat-
terns. Broad plazas provided space for enjoiment during festivals. Highwaies between cities
encouraged trade. Maya writings show that the cities warred, and the victors demanded
paiment of goods and prisoners. Around 900 A.D., all the cities were abandoned. What hap-
pened? No one knows.
1. surveyor 3. enjoyment 5. payment

2. alleys 4. highways

Spelling Applicationd

Listed below are six more words that reflect the Key Concepts you have learned.
boyish destroyed displaying holidays replying valleys
Do you speak Pig Latin? In this made-up “language,” you take away the first letter from the

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beginning of a word. You then add the letter to an extra syllable at the end. For example, pig
becomes ig-pay. Latin becomes Atin-Lay.
“Translate” each Pig Latin word below. To check your work, put together the word roots and
suffixes in parentheses.
1. oyish-bay boyish (boy ⫹ ish)
2. alleys-vay valleys (valley ⫹ s)
3. eplying-ray replying (reply ⫹ ing)
4. isplaying-day displaying (display ⫹ ing)
5. olidays-hay holidays (holiday ⫹ s)
6. estroyed-day destroyed (destroy ⫹ ed)

42 Grade 6 Spelling Power


Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

Lesson 18: Changing y to i


Word Bank

replied laziness denial easier envies


rallied friendliness ordinarily funniest pharmacies

Key Concepts
For words ending in a consonant ⫹ y:
1. Change the y to i before adding a suffix: 2. To form a plural noun or to form the present tense
pry ⫹ ed ⫽ pried fancy ⫹ ful ⫽ fanciful of a verb, change the y to i and add es.
rely ⫹ ance ⫽ reliance enemy → enemies deny → denies

Spelling Practiced

Choose the word from the Word Bank that is formed from each word root below. Write your
choices on the lines.
1. deny denial 6. lazy laziness
2. easy easier 7. ordinary ordinarily
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3. envy envies 8. pharmacy pharmacies


4. friendly friendliness 9. rally rallied
5. funny funniest 10. reply replied

Spelling in Contextd

Write the word from the Word Bank that best completes each sentence.
1. When our club president suggested a service project, we all rallied to the cause
faithfully.
2. We asked local merchants if they needed help, and many replied that they did.
3. One merchant said no, but we didn’t take his denial seriously.
4. Two pharmacies and a grocery store asked us to deliver orders to homebound customers.
5. The mayor gave us a service award, and now everyone at school envies us.

Spelling Power Grade 6 43


Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

LESSON 18 continued

Proofreading Practiced

Read the paragraph below. Find the five misspelled words and circle them. Then, on the numbered
lines, write the correct spelling for each circled word.
What was the funnyest comic strip of the 1950s? It may well have been Pogo, by Walt Kelly.
Pogo Possum, known for his friendlyness, lived in the Okefenokee Swamp. Albert Alligator,
known for his lazyness, was Pogo’s toothy sidekick. Though alligators ordinaryly eat opossums,
Albert found peanut-butter sandwiches easyer to digest. The antics of this unlikely pair show
the art of cartooning at its best.
1. funniest 3. laziness 5. easier

2. friendliness 4. ordinarily

Spelling Applicationd

Below are eight more words to help you practice the Key Concepts you have learned. Join the word
roots and suffixes or form the plurals, as indicated. Then check your spelling by using the box to
decode the correct answers. For example, 21-42-54 would be FRY.
amplified chilliness hobbies lonelier
modify reliable strategies thrifty

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1 2 3 4 5

1 A B C D E
2 F G H I,J K

3 L M N 0 P
4 Q R S T U
5 V W X Y Z

1. lonely ⫹ er ⫽ lonelier 31-34-33-15-31-24-15-42


2. thrifty ⫹ est ⫽ thriftiest 44-23-42-24-21-44-24-15-43-44
3. hobby (plural form) ⫽ hobbies 23-34-12-12-24-15-43
4. chilly ⫹ ness ⫽ chilliness 13-23-24-31-31-24-33-15-43-43
5. modify ⫹ er ⫽ modifier 32-34-14-24-21-24-15-42
6. amplify ⫹ ed ⫽ amplified 11-32-35-31-24-21-24-15-14
7. rely ⫹ able ⫽ reliable 42-15-31-24-11-12-31-15
8. strategy (plural form) ⫽ strategies 43-44-42-11-44-15-22-24-15-43

44 Grade 6 Spelling Power


Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

Lesson 19: The Suffix -ous


Word Bank

courteous ruinous furious venomous ambitious


miraculous luscious luxurious numerous victorious

Key Concepts
1. Many adjectives use the suffix -ous, meaning “having 3. Some adjectives that use -ous do not have
the qualities of.” familiar word roots.
courageous nutritious gracious precious obvious
2. Some word roots change their form when adding
-ous.
fame ⫹ ous ⫽ famous glory ⫹ ous ⫽ glorious
ambition ⫹ ous ⫽ ambitious
miracle ⫹ ous ⫽ miraculous

Spelling Practiced
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Write the adjectives from the Word Bank that originate from the words below. Mark * after each
adjective whose word root changed form when -ous was added.
1. ruin ruinous 6. ambition ambitious *
2. venom venomous 7. courtesy courteous *
3. fury furious * 8. number numerous *
4. luxury luxurious * 9. miracle miraculous *
5. victory victorious *
Write the remaining listed adjective, whose word root is not familiar.
10. luscious

Spelling in Contextd

Write the words from the Word Bank that best complete the sentences.
1. Mimi and Pizarro vacationed in splendor on a luxurious cruise ship.
2. Mimi, always polite, remained courteous when a steward spilled tomato juice on her
evening gown.
3. The hot-tempered Pizarro got furious and challenged the steward to a duel.

Spelling Power Grade 6 45


Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

LESSON 19 continued

4. Pizarro and the steward would toss banana cream pies at each other from fifty paces; the dueler who was
victorious would receive a dozen pies as his prize.
5. Mimi pointed out that victory would be ruinous to the portly Pizarro’s diet.

Proofreading Practiced

Read the paragraph below. Find the five misspelled words and circle them. Then, on the numbered
lines, write the correct spelling for each circled word.
S-s-snakes! Harmless or venomus, common or rare, these reptiles catch our attention. They
come in numerus types. They can live in the driest deserts and the wettest jungles. In India,
cobras perform for ambitius snake charmers. In China, some diners consider python a luscius
treat. In several Native American cultures, rattlesnakes have been considered miraculis gods.
We humans may love snakes or hate them, but we seldom ignore them.
1. venomous 3. ambitious 5. miraculous

2. numerous 4. luscious

Spelling Applicationd

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Listed below are six more words that reflect the Key Concepts you have learned.
anxious curious delicious obvious previoussuspicious
Write each word vertically. Then make an acrostic for each word. Each term in your acrostic must
relate to the meaning of the vertical word. Students’ acrostics will vary.
Example: famous f ans
a pplause
m uch-admired
o utstanding
u nequaled
s tar

1. 3. 5.

2. 4. 6.

46 Grade 6 Spelling Power


Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

Lesson 20: The Suffix -ion


Word Bank

application exception portion conviction tension


revolution suspicion tradition intrusion permission

Key Concepts
The suffix -ion, meaning “act of” or “state of,” marks
nouns.
1. Nouns with -ion end in one of two ways: -tion 3. Many word roots change form when -ion is added.
or -sion. decide ⫹ ion ⫽ decision
relation correction tension confusion intrude ⫹ ion ⫽ intrusion
(Only one English noun ends in -cion: suspicion.) receive ⫹ ion ⫽ reception
2. Since -tion and -sion sound the same, you permit ⫹ ion ⫽ permission
need to memorize the spellings of -ion nouns. 4. Some -ion nouns have no familiar word root.
Try to visualize these words as you learn them. motion condition
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Spelling Practiced

Choose the noun from the Word Bank that originates from each word below. Write your choices on
the lines. Mark * after nouns whose bases changed form when -ion was added.
Nouns with -tion Nouns with -sion
1. convict conviction 5. tense tension *
2. except exception 6. intrude intrusion *
3. apply application * 7. permit permission *
4. revolve revolution *
Write the listed word that ends in -cion.
8. suspicion
Write the remaining two words. (9 and 10 may be in either order.)
9. portion 10. tradition

Spelling in Contextd

Write the words from the Word Bank that best complete the sentences.
1. Tension ran high as we pleaded to visit Whirl-a-World theme park.
2. Its roller coaster, the Planetary Plunger, makes a 360-degree revolution around a neon “sun.”

Spelling Power Grade 6 47


Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

LESSON 20 continued

3. We argued with conviction that we would behave responsibly.


4. We agreed to pay a large portion of the costs.
5. At last, we won our parents’ permission to go.

Proofreading Practiced

Read the paragraph below. Find the five misspelled words and circle them. Then, on the numbered
lines, write the correct spelling for each circled word.
Annie Elizabeth Delany was the excepsion to many a rule. She was the first African American
woman to attend dental school at Columbia University. Her entrance applicacion caused a
furor. By tradision, only whites were accepted. She was viewed with suspition, and her pres-
ence was seen as an intrution. She refused to back down. After graduating in 1923, Dr. Delany
became one of only two African American dentists practicing in New York City.
1. exception 3. tradition 5. intrusion

2. application 4. suspicion

Spelling Applicationd

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Listed below are eight more nouns that reflect the Key Concepts you have learned.
admission commotion competition determination
generation impression profession promotion
Use these nouns to complete the rhymed definitions below. Circle the -tion or -sion in each noun
that you write. Underlined letters indicate letters that should be circled.
1. A contest might be called a competition .
2. An entrance fee is “the price of permission .”
3. When you don’t give up, you show determination .
4. Your age-mates are your generation .
5. A big fuss is known as a commotion .
6. Advancing to the next grade is a promotion .
7. A career can be known as a profession .
8. To be hired, you must make a good impression .

48 Grade 6 Spelling Power


Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

Unit 5 Review
Lessons 17–20

alleys application conviction dignifying dismayed


enjoyment envies exception friendliness intrusion
miraculous numerous ordinarily portion rallied
replied ruinous surveyor venomous victorious

Choose the words from the list above that best complete the sentences. Write your choices on the
lines.
1. For pure pleasure and enjoyment , read Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, by T. S. Eliot.
2. His humorous poems tell of cats living in various locations, from fine mansions to lowly back
alleys .
3. In his poem “The Naming of Cats,” Eliot explains why cats need names that sound respectable and
dignifying .
4. Jellicle Cats, he claims, are good-natured and full of friendliness .
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5. He lists the numerous and varied exploits of Macavity the Mystery Cat.
6. He describes two wildly playful cats whose ruinous antics can destroy a room.
7. Any cat, Eliot cautions, will resent an intrusion on its privacy.
8. To make friends with a cat, he suggests offering a generous portion of cream or caviar.
9. Most of Eliot’s works are serious, but this volume is an exception .
10. Even if you don’t ordinarily like poetry, you will like this amusing book.
Correctly combine the word roots and suffixes shown to form words from the review list.
11. survey ⫹ or ⫽ surveyor 16. miracle ⫹ ous ⫽ miraculous
12. dismay ⫹ ed ⫽ dismayed 17. envy ⫹ es ⫽ envies
13. rally ⫹ ed ⫽ rallied 18. victory ⫹ ous ⫽ victorious
14. reply ⫹ ed ⫽ replied 19. convict ⫹ ion ⫽ conviction
15. venom ⫹ ous ⫽ venomous 20. apply ⫹ ion ⫽ application

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Proofreading Application
Lessons 17–20
Read the imaginary daytime television listings below. Find and circle the twenty misspelled review
words. Then, on the numbered lines, write the correct spelling for each circled word.

1. 7:00 A.M.: Lonely Highwais, starring M. T. Rhoades and Dustin Dewinned


2. 7:30 A.M.: Paiment Is Due, starring Anita Cash and Zelda Carr
3. 8:00 A.M.: The Courteus Crooks, starring May I. Robbia and Woody U. Mind
4. 8:30 A.M.: Get Plaiful with Math, starring Adam Upp and Delores Carmen de Nominator
5. 9:00 A.M.: Summer Lazyness, starring T. V. Zonn and Hannah Meda Remote
6. 9:30 A.M.: Luscius Chocolate Recipes, starring Del Lectable and Olivia Face
7. 10:00 A.M.: Ambitios Woodworkers, starring Nick Knacks and Paddy O’Furniture
8. 10:30 A.M.: The Most Luxurius Cruise Ship, starring Les Gogh and Ima Witchoo
9. 11:00 A.M.: Getting Permition, starring Ken I. Pleeze and Aldo Anything
10. 11:30 A.M.: Relaiing Secrets, starring Cody Ryder and Dee Cipher
11. 12:30 P.M.: Careers in Pharmacys, starring Philip Prescription and Candy Reed D’Label
12. 1:00 P.M.: Funnyest Farm Videos, starring Bill E. Goat and Chick N. Little

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13. 1:30 P.M.: That Makes Me Furios! starring Madison Wett-Henn and Haven Major-Fitts
14. 2:00 P.M.: In Denyal, starring I. M. Knott and Don B. Leevitt
15. 2:30 P.M.: Kids of 1776—They Joined the Revolucion, starring Judy Calls and Amos True
16. 3:00 P.M.: Melt Your Tention Away, with Ben N. Stretch and Daley X. Ercize
17. 3:30 P.M.: Suspision of a Crime, starring Sir Valence and Justin Case
18. 4:00 P.M.: Easyer Cooking, with Cole Cutts and Pete Zah
19. 4:30 P.M.: Buoied by Hope, starring Ray Zalight and Donna Frett
20. 5:00 P.M.: The Cowboy Tradicion, starring Chuck Waggons and Tex Asteers

1. Highways 8. Luxurious 15. Revolution


2. Payment 9. Permission 16. Tension
3. Courteous 10. Relaying 17. Suspicion
4. Playful 11. Pharmacies 18. Easier
5. Laziness 12. Funniest 19. Buoyed
6. Luscious 13. Furious 20. Tradition
7. Ambitious 14. Denial

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Lesson 21: The Suffixes -ant and -ent


Word Bank

patient abundant excellent observant descendant


fragrant resident brilliant confident transparent

Key Concepts
The suffixes -ant and -ent are used with adjectives and nouns.
Nouns: defendant resident
Adjectives: reliant different
1. Because these suffixes sound the same, you must 3. Some words ending in -ant or -ent have no
memorize spellings of -ant and -ent words. Try to familiar word root.
visualize these words as you learn them. patient fragrant
2. Many word roots change form when -ant or -ent
is added.
defy → defiant excel → excellent
observe → observant appear → apparent
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Spelling Practiced

Put each word from the Word Bank in the correct column. (1–5 and 6–10 may be in any order.)
Words ending in -ant Words ending in -ent
1. abundant 6. confident
2. brilliant 7. excellent

3. descendant 8. patient
4. fragrant 9. resident
5. observant 10. transparent

Spelling in Contextd

Write the words from the Word Bank that best complete the sentences.
1. Jeff’s grandmother, a gardener and a glassblower, is a resident of a small town.
2. Her garden is always filled with fragrant multicolored flowers.
3. Jeff is confident that no one crafts better glassware than his grandmother.
4. His grandmother often crafts transparent vases so that no color will distract viewers from the
flowers.
5. Jeff is proud to be her descendant .
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LESSON 21 continued

Proofreading Practiced

Read the paragraph below. Find the five misspelled words and circle them. Then, on the numbered
lines, write the correct spelling for each circled word.
Around 400 B.C., a group of brillient sculptors lived in West Africa. These people, the Nok,
fashioned human figures of clay, creating excellant likenesses. The patiant and observent sculp-
tors captured details of hairstyles, jewelry, and facial features. The Nok also crafted tools and
weapons of iron. Over the centuries, they taught other groups to smelt iron ore, which was
abundent in the area.
1. brilliant 3. patient 5. abundant

2. excellent 4. observant

Spelling Applicationd

Listed below are six more words that reflect the Key Concepts you have learned.
accident apparent consistent elegant important pleasant
Use the words to complete the Tom Swiftie puns below. Circle the -ant or -ent in each word that
you write. Underlined letters indicate letters that should be circled.

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1. “That was no accident ! You meant to spill your soup on me,” said Tom hotly.
2. “You look elegant in your long dress,” said Tom formally.
3. “I love the pleasant crunch of this cereal,” said Tom crisply.
4. “Are you ready for that important math exam?” asked Tom testily.
5. “With this new baseball bat, my hitting’s strong and consistent ,” said Tom bashfully.
6. “I don’t see the jewels; it’s apparent that they’re locked away somewhere,” said Tom
safely.

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Lesson 22: Adding Prefixes


Word Bank

predict discourage discomfort unfortunate export


prehistoric disadvantage unfavorable unexpectedly exclaim

Key Concepts
1. Prefixes change the meanings of words and word roots.
dis-: not; the opposite of dis ⫹ comfort ⫽ discomfort
ex-: out; away from ex ⫹ port (carry) ⫽ export
pre-: before pre ⫹ dict (say) ⫽ predict
un-: not un ⫹ fortunate ⫽ unfortunate
2. Keep all the letters of a word root when you add a prefix.
dis ⫹ similar ⫽ dissimilar pre ⫹ read ⫽ preread
un ⫹ natural ⫽ unnatural
Spelling Practiced
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Choose the words from the Word Bank that are related to the words below. Add the correct prefix
to each word. Write your choices on the lines.
1. ? ⫹ favorable ⫽ unfavorable 6. ? ⫹ historic ⫽ prehistoric
2. ? ⫹ dict (say) ⫽ predict 7. ? ⫹ expectedly ⫽ unexpectedly
3. ? ⫹ courage ⫽ discourage 8. ? ⫹ claim ⫽ exclaim
4. ? ⫹ port (carry) ⫽ export 9. ? ⫹ comfort ⫽ discomfort
5. ? ⫹ advantage ⫽ disadvantage 10. ? ⫹ fortunate ⫽ unfortunate

Spelling in Contextd

Write the words from the Word Bank that best complete the sentences.
1. For our carnival act, I’ll pretend to predict the future.
2. I’ll emerge quickly and unexpectedly from behind a dark curtain.
3. People will exclaim in surprise when I appear.
4. It’s unfortunate that I can’t find a crystal ball to use.
5. Don’t laugh at my plans—you’ll discourage me!

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LESSON 22 continued

Proofreading Practiced

Read the paragraph below. Find the five misspelled words and circle them. Then, on the numbered
lines, write the correct spelling for each circled word.
In preahistoric China, farming began around 6000 B.C. China’s first written records date from
1700 B.C., the time of the Shang Dynasty. Many people lived well in that era. Weavers made
clothes of silk to reduce the disscomfort of summer heat. Smiths crafted bronze tools for local
use and for eksport. Slaves, however, were at a dysadvantage. Their living conditions were
harsh and unnfavorable. In 1100 B.C., the slaves rebelled, helping to overthrow the Shang
rulers.
1. prehistoric 3. export 5. unfavorable

2. discomfort 4. disadvantage

Spelling Applicationd

Listed below are six more words that reflect the Key Concepts you have learned.
discourteous exchanged exhale prearrange precaution unheeded
In the right-hand column are word roots. Combine them with the prefixes in the left-hand column

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to form the words in the list. Use the Key Concepts as guidelines. (Can you form any other words
using these prefixes and word roots?)
Prefixes Word Roots (1–6 may be in any order. Other words include
dis- arrange disarrange and unchanged.)
ex- caution
pre- changed
un- courteous
hale (breathe)
heeded
1. discourteous 4. prearrange

2. exchanged 5. precaution

3. exhale 6. unheeded

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Lesson 23: The Prefix in-


Word Bank

import imprint insight inaccurate immobile


immigrate inhale inexpensive innumerable impatience

Key Concepts
1. The prefix in- often means “in” or “on”: 3. Change the prefix in- to im- when a word root
in ⫹ hale (breathe) ⫽ inhale starts with m or p:
2. The prefix in- sometimes means “not”: in ⫹ mobile (moving) ⫽ immobile
in ⫹ accurate ⫽ inaccurate in ⫹ port (carry) ⫽ import

Spelling Practiced

Choose the words from the Word Bank that fit the following definitions. Write your choices on the
lines.
inhale 1. to breathe in
innumerable 2. not countable; many
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inaccurate 3. not exactly correct


import 4. to bring goods into a country
impatience 5. lack of patience
immigrate 6. to migrate to a country
inexpensive 7. not costly
insight 8. seeing in depth; understanding
immobile 9. not moving
imprint 10. to print a mark on something

Spelling in Contextd

Write the word from the Word Bank that best completes each sentence.
1. The American Cookie Company plans to import cookies from Denmark.
2. They’ll imprint the A.C.C. logo on the Danish company’s label.
3. They need to check the list of contents to be sure that it’s not inaccurate .

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LESSON 23 continued

4. Their delivery trucks will stay parked and immobile until everything is in order.
5. I can’t wait to inhale the aroma of those delicious cookies.

Proofreading Practiced

Read the paragraph below. Find the five misspelled words and circle them. Then, on the numbered
lines, write the correct spelling for each circled word.
Charles Steinmetz (1865-1923) created ways to make electricity practical. This science pio-
neer overcame inumerable obstacles. Born with a damaged spine, he was treated with
inpatience and scorn by other children. He was a genius at math, but he had to quit school.
Shackled by poverty, he left his native Germany to inmigrate to America. He soon found
imexpensive housing and a laboratory job. There his innsight was appreciated, and he began a
brilliant career.
1. innumerable 3. immigrate 5. insight

2. impatience 4. inexpensive

Spelling Applicationd

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Listed below are six more words that reflect the Key Concepts you have learned.
impartial impossible impress inactive independent indigestion
Use the above words to complete the imaginary book titles.

1. They Achieved the Impossible , by Will I. L. Bee


2. Causes of Indigestion , by Maia O. VerEatin and Joe Cookin
3. Living an Independent Life, by Hugo Yourway and Lyle Gomine
4. Don’t Be Inactive —Stay Fit! by A. Robics and X. Ercise
5. How to Impress Your Neighbors, by Moe Dalawn
6. Where to Find an Impartial Fan at Playoff Time, by I. N. Urdreems.

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Lesson 24: Nouns with Unusual Plurals


Word Bank

Singular: oasis fungus radius cactus alga


Plural: oases fungi radii cacti algae

Key Concepts
Some English nouns are borrowed from Greek or Latin.
These nouns have unusual singular and plural forms.
1. Use the following pattern to form the plural of 2. Use the following patterns for many singular
many singular nouns ending in -sis. nouns ending in -us or -a.
Singular: crisis thesis -us -a
Plural: crises theses Singular: cactus antenna
Plural: cacti antennae

Spelling Practiced

Put the words from the Word Bank in alphabetical order. After each word, write S for singular or P
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for plural.
1. alga, S 6. fungus, S
2. algae, P 7. oases, P

3. cacti, P 8. oasis, S

4. cactus, S 9. radii, P

5. fungi, P 10. radius, S

Spelling in Contextd

Write the words from the Word Bank that best complete the following sentences. Be sure to choose
the correct singular or plural form.
1. Like other desert plants, a cactus needs very little moisture.
2. Mushrooms, yeast, and molds are all fungi .
3. A fungus is one kind of plant that lacks chlorophyll.
4. An alga is a single-celled green plant.
5. If you measure the radii of circles, you can calculate the area of the circles.

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LESSON 24 continued

Proofreading Practiced

Read the paragraph below and find five incorrect singular and plural forms. Circle each error. Then,
on the numbered lines, write the correct form of each circled word.
We know the Sahara as a scorching desert. Not even cactae grow there. Oasises are few and
far between. A Saharan oases may be no more than a shallow pond, murky with algi, offering
the only water within a radii of many miles. Yet once the Sahara was green. Between 8500 and
4000 B.C., it was a land of rivers and forests. People there fished from canoes and hunted croc-
odiles, hippos, giraffes, and elephants.
1. cacti 3. oasis 5. radius

2. Oases 4. algae

Spelling Applicationd

Listed below are eight more words that reflect the Key Concepts you have learned.

Singular: analysis antenna larva octopus


Plural: analyses antennae larvae octopi
Write the word suggested by each science-fiction film title and blurb. Be sure to use the correct

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singular or plural form.
octopus 1. Eight Arms, No Legs—You can’t escape this monster’s crushing grip!
larvae 2. Invasion! Hordes of giant caterpillars from Mars!
antenna 3. Broken Aerial—Alone in space, millions of miles from Earth, with her radio trans-
mitter smashed—can she survive?
larva 4. The Inchworm That Ate Indianapolis—Will your city be next?
analysis 5. The Formula—A heroic chemist has only one chance to unlock the secret of a
deadly Venusian potion!
octopi 6. Terrors at the Tide Line—They rise from beneath the sea, grasping sunbathers in
their tentacled arms . . .
antennae 7. Fearsome Feelers—Attack of the creepy crickets!
analyses 8. Rogue Suns on the Rampage—Scientists race to discover why these wild stars
defy the laws of physics—and how to stop the stars before they destroy Earth!

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Unit 6 Review
Lessons 21–24

abundant alga cactus descendant disadvantage


discourage export fragrant immigrate impatience
imprint inaccurate innumerable oases patient
predict radii radius resident unfavorable

Choose the review words that best complete the sentences. Write your choices on the lines.
1. A radius is a measurement in a circle; it is also a bone in the lower arm.
2. Lee has both arms in casts because he broke both his radii .
3. He rode his skateboard into a thorny rosebush and became a patient in the hospital.
4. His skin was covered with innumerable scratches and punctures.
5. To cheer him up, we brought him a prickly-pear cactus in a flowerpot.
6. The spiny plant has one fragrant yellow flower.
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7. The plant seldom needs watering, since water is not abundant in the desert.
8. It would be inaccurate to say that deserts have no water at all.
9. Even the barren Sahara has many oases with ponds and plants.
10. Pond scum is one example of a(n) alga , a primitive water plant sometimes found in deserts.
Correctly join the word roots and affixes to form the review words defined below. Then use the
word list at the top of the page to check your spelling.
11. im ⫹ migrate ⫽ immigrate : to move into a country
12. pre ⫹ dict ⫽ predict : to foretell
13. reside ⫹ ent ⫽ resident : one living in the area
14. dis ⫹ courage ⫽ discourage : to deprive of hope; to dissuade
15. im ⫹ print ⫽ imprint : to make a mark (v.); a clear mark or pattern (n.)
16. un ⫹ favorable ⫽ unfavorable : not helpful or promising
17. descend ⫹ ant ⫽ descendant : offspring
18. ex ⫹ port ⫽ export : to ship goods out of a country
19. dis ⫹ advantage ⫽ disadvantage : difficult condition
20. im ⫹ patience ⫽ impatience : low tolerance for delay or annoyance

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Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

Proofreading Application
Lessons 21–24
Read the “terse verse” rhymes below. Find and circle the twenty misspelled review words. Then, on
the numbered lines, write the correct spelling for each circled word.

1. prihistoric villain — cave knave


2. brillient Emperor Napoleon — smart Bonaparte
3. inmobile fringe — still frill
4. fungae in the graveyard — mushrooms on the tombs
5. perceptive and charming — imsightful and delightful
6. luggage at a desert pool — suitcases at an oases
7. transparant soda pop — clear root beer
8. watchful butler — observent servant
9. unffortunate little Charles — unlucky Chuckie
10. descomfort in Madrid — pain in Spain
11. get rich selling algi — succeed with seaweed
12. more imexpensive pager — cheaper beeper

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13. weep about prickly plants — cry about cactae
14. the kind to bring into the country – the sort to inport
15. excellant ocean — terrific Pacific
16. confidant of a trip through Europe — sure of a tour
17. shout about the e-mail insult — eksclaim about the flame
18. stop breathing — fail to imhale
19. costume worn unnexpectedly — surprise disguise
20. the toadstool that’s least old — the fungis that’s youngest

1. prehistoric 8. observant 15. excellent

2. brilliant 9. unfortunate 16. confident

3. immobile 10. discomfort 17. exclaim

4. fungi 11. algae 18. inhale

5. insightful 12. inexpensive 19. unexpectedly

6. oasis 13. cacti 20. fungus

7. transparent 14. import

60 Grade 6 Spelling Power


Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

Lesson 25: Words with Greek and Latin Roots


Word Bank

graph autograph photograph biography geography


vision television telephone telescope microphone

Key Concept
Many words in the English language come from Greek and Latin words.
Phonograph comes from the Greek phone (sound) and graphos (writing).
Television comes from the Greek tele (afar) and the Latin visio (sight).
Spelling Practiced Words may be in any order as long as they are under the correct headings.
Write the words from the Word Bank under the correct headings. Two words will be written twice.
1. From graphos (“writing”) 2. From tele (“afar”)
graph television
autograph telephone
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photograph telescope
biography
geography

3. From visio (“sigh”) 4. From phone (“sound”)


vision telephone
television microphone

Spelling in Contextd

Choose the word from the Word Bank that best completes each sentence.
1. My uncle’s vision was improved by his recent eye surgery.
2. During the concert, the microphone needed some adjustment.
3. I drew a graph of population changes for my science project.
4. Our knowledge of geography can help us read maps.
5. Kim and I watched our favorite television program on Sunday night.

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Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

LESSON 25 continued

Proofreading Practiced

As you read the article below, circle the five misspelled words. Write the correct spelling for each
circled word on the lines that follow.
Roma Acropolis will present a review of her new biogruphy, Galileo, on July 15 at 2:00 P.M.
Following the talk, Ms. Acropolis will sell her books. If you request an autograf, she’ll include a
photogeraph of herself standing near a model of Galileo’s telscope. For more information
about this event, telefone 555-0001.
1. biography 3. photograph 5. telephone

2. autograph 4. telescope

Spelling Applicationd Sentences will vary but should use the four specified words.
Below are four words with Greek or Latin roots. Use the Key Concepts to match each word with its
meaning and write the word on the blank. Then write a sentence using the word.
megaphone paragraph supervision telecast

paragraph 1. a group of organized, related sentences

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supervision 2. control and guidance of people or jobs

telecast 3. a television broadcast

megaphone 4. a handheld device used to amplify a voice

62 Grade 6 Spelling Power


Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

Lesson 26: Plurals for Nouns Ending in o


Word Bank

trios heroes piccolos radios dominoes


echoes videos pianos tomatoes kangaroos

Key Concepts
1. Add s to form the plurals of nouns that end in a 3. Add es to form the plural of the few nouns ending
vowel ⫹ o. in a consonant ⫹ o. (Your dictionary may list
studios kazoos more than one possible spelling for some plurals.)
2. Add s to form the plural of most nouns that end in potatoes mosquitoes/mosquitos
a consonant ⫹ o.
photos banjos

Spelling Practiced

Choose words from the Word Bank to form the plural of each word below. After you write the
correct plurals, draw lines between syllables to show the number of syllables in each word. Use a
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dictionary with this exercise.


1. echo ech | oes

2. domino dom | i | noes

3. radio ra | di | os

4. kangaroo kan | ga | roos

5. trio tri | os

6. hero he | roes

7. piccolo pic | co | los

8. tomato to | ma | toes

9. video vid | e | os

10. piano pi | a | nos

Spelling in Contextd
Write the word from the Word Bank that best completes each sentence.
1. Please slice the tomatoes for our luncheon salad.
2. Baby kangaroos are known as joeys.

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Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

LESSON 26 continued

3. Our class produced several videos in which we interviewed people from the
neighborhood.
4. You need basic math skills to play the game of dominoes .
5. Have you seen the memorial to heroes of World War II?

Proofreading Practiced

Read the following article from a student newspaper and circle the five misspelled words. Then
write the correct spelling for each circled word on the lines below.
What a great success our spring concert was! In my mind, I still hear echos of the audience’s
enthusiastic applause. In the first act, two students played a duet on grand pianoes. In the sec-
ond act, two trioes performed. The first group played a waltz on piccoloes; the second group
played a marching song on trumpets. Unfortunately a baseball game was being broadcast at
the same time. Several students who had their radioes on were told to leave.
1. echoes 3. trios 5. radios

2. pianos 4. piccolos

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Spelling Applicationd

Below are nine words that reflect the Key Concepts you have learned. Circle the words in the word
maze and write the words on the lines below. Words may be in any order.
altos arias igloos mangoes
mottos patios portfolios rodeos tornadoes
s o i l o f t r o p
e a g a s r o a a m
o r l u l d o t s o
g i o d e t i i o t
n a o o s o o r a t
a s s a s r a s c o
m t o r n a d o e s

1. rodeos 4. tornadoes 7. altos


2. arias 5. igloos 8. portfolios
3. patios 6. mottos 9. mangoes

64 Grade 6 Spelling Power


Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

Lesson 27: Plurals for Nouns Ending in s, sh, ch, and x


Word Bank

addresses blemishes porches mailboxes radishes


faxes branches stomachs canvases sandwiches

Key Concepts
1. To form plurals of most nouns ending in s or x, 3. Exception: nouns whose final ch sounds
add es. like \k\.
classes taxes monarchs
2. To form plurals of most nouns ending in ch or sh,
add es.
coaches rashes

Spelling Practiced

Look at the Word Bank to find the plural form of each word listed below. Write the plural form and
the number of the Key Concept that applies to it.
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1. blemish blemishes 2

2. canvas canvases 1

3. fax faxes 1

4. branch branches 2

5. sandwich sandwiches 2

6. mailbox mailboxes 1

7. stomach stomachs 3

8. porch porches 2

9. address addresses 1

10. radish radishes 2

Spelling in Contextd

Write the word from the Word Bank that best completes each sentence.
1. Sometimes the branches of trees get heavy with fruit.
2. People send faxes so that others can receive important papers quickly.

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Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

LESSON 27 continued

3. On summer nights, our neighbors like to sit on their porches .


4. I needed to gather all of my friends’ addresses to complete my party invitations.
5. In the country, most mailboxes have metal flags that are pulled up when outgoing mail is
in the box.

Proofreading Practiced

Read the paragraph below and circle the five misspelled words. Write the correct spelling for each
circled word on the lines that follow.
We invited a group of artists to set up their canvasess in our park. All morning the artists
worked on still lifes of a vegetable basket. The carrots and onions were smooth and had no
blemishs. The red and white radishs were perfectly formed. During lunch break, we served the
artists tuna sandwichs and punch. When their stomaches were full, the artists went back to
their easels.
1. canvases 3. radishes 5. stomachs
2. blemishes 4. sandwiches

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Spelling Applicationd

Below are eight words with endings that reflect the Key Concepts you have learned. Complete the
puzzle with the words from the list.
annexes choruses compasses epochs
eyelashes skirmishes stitches suffixes

Across 1 2
c h o r u s e s
1. groups of people who sing together
3. brief conflicts o t
3 4 5
6. divisions or periods of time s k i r m i s h e s i
7. buildings used as additions to another building p u y t

Down a f e c
1. instruments that determine and show directions s f l h
2. loops or knots of thread made by a needle 6
e p o c h s i a e
4. word elements added to the end of a word
e x s s
5. hairs that grow on the edge of the eyelids 7
a n n e x e s e h
s e
s

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Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

Lesson 28: Plurals for Nouns Ending in f and fe


Word Bank

chiefs sheriffs loaves lives ourselves


wives roofs calves cuffs hooves

Key Concepts
1. To form plurals of most nouns ending in f, add s. 3. To form plurals of most nouns ending in fe, change f
beliefs cliffs to v and add s.
2. To form plurals of most nouns ending in lf, knife → knives life → lives
change f to v and add es. 4. Exceptions include:
shelf → shelves half → halves leaf → leaves gulf → gulfs

Spelling Practiced

Match each word in the Word Bank to the Key Concept that applies to it. Then write the word under
the number of the appropriate Key Concept.
1 2 3 4
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chiefs ourselves lives hooves


sheriffs calves wives loaves
roofs
cuffs

Spelling in Contextd

Write the word from the Word Bank that best completes each sentence.
1. The chiefs of various Native American tribes sometimes met for peace talks.
2. In old cowboy movies, the sheriffs rode horses to track down cattle thieves.
3. The outlaws knew they were in trouble when they heard the sound of the horses’
hooves .
4. In the movies, the cowboys always tucked their pants cuffs into their boots.
5. We ourselves bought boots on a recent trip to Wyoming, but we don’t plan to track down
cattle thieves.

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Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

LESSON 28 continued

Proofreading Practiced

As you read the paragraph below, circle the five misspelled words. Then write the correct spelling
for each circled word.
In the days before modern machinery, the lifes of farm families were very difficult. Both hus-
bands and wifes shared the chores, often working from dawn until nighttime. Women tended
to the cooking and baking. Their freshly baked loafes of bread were set out to cool along with
pies and cakes. Farm children were expected to help feed chickens, pigs, and calfes. The job of
repairing roofes was left to the men.
1. lives 3. loaves 5. roofs
2. wives 4. calves

Spelling Applicationd

Listed below are the plural forms of five more nouns that end in f or fe.
beliefs knives safes whiffs wolves
Write the plural forms next to the singular forms on the lines below.
1. belief beliefs 4. safe safes

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2. knife knives 5. whiff whiffs
3. wolf wolves
Decode the words from the list and write the words on the lines provided. Use the code grid as
follows: 15-31-51-15-43 would be ELVES.

1 2 3 4 5

1 A B C D E

2 F G H I/J K

3 L M N O P

4 Q R S T U

5 V W X Y Z

1. 52-34-31-51-15-43 wolves 4. 12-15-31-24-15-21-43 beliefs


2. 52-23-24-21-21-43 whiffs 5. 43-11-21-15-43 safes

3. 25-33-24-51-15-43 knives

68 Grade 6 Spelling Power


Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

Unit 7 Review
Lessons 25–28

blemishes branches calves canvases cuffs


echoes geography graph hooves kangaroos
lives microphone photograph pianos roofs
stomachs telescope videos vision addresses

From the list above, choose the word that best completes each sentence. Write the word in the blank.
1. Giraffes and kangaroos are my two favorite animals.
2. At the library, I found videos and books about how these animals live in the wild.
3. One video was produced by a naturalist who had studied the lives of giraffes for seven years.
4. She took a photograph that shows how a giraffe bends down for food.
5. Like cattle, giraffes digest their food with four stomachs ..
6. Did you know that giraffes’ eyes give them extended vision so that they can see what’s behind them?
7. Female giraffes are called cows, and their offspring are called calves
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..
8. From their hooves to the tops of their heads, adult giraffes measure nearly twenty feet tall.
9. This height helps them reach high branches of trees so that they can eat leaves and buds.
10. If giraffes lived in towns, imagine what they would do to the roofs of houses!
Choose the word from the list that matches each of the following definitions. Write the word in the
blank.
11. mailing information on envelopes addresses

12. rolled pant legs have these cuffs

13. artists often paint on these canvases

14. the study of maps and the layout of the earth geography

15. an optical instrument used to study distant objects telescope


Use the remaining words from the list to write five sentences of your own.
16. Students’ sentences will vary, but must include the following words:
17. graph, microphone, blemishes, pianos, echoes.
18.
19.
20.

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Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

Proofreading Application
Lessons 25–28
As you read the letter below, find and circle the twenty misspelled review words. Then write the
correct spelling for each circled word.
Dear Terry,
Grandma and I were pleased to receive your faxs showing the writing award you won. By
traditional mail, that would have taken a week! But we do miss the good old days when people
could greet the mail carrier in person and people checked their mailboxs every day.
We always had lots to talk about among ourselfs. Even without telvision, we heard news on
our radioes. Some of us were lucky enough to have a telphone. To make a call, we put a nickel
into a slot and then asked an operator for the number.
My fondest memory is how we sat on our front porchs to watch local parades. First came
the sheriffes and chiefes of the police and fire departments. War heros and other veterans fol-
lowed close behind. Even their wifes took part, carrying flags and banners. Getting a hero’s
autoguraph was the highlight of my summer! The last group was the high school band who
marched in rows as they played drums, piccoloes, and trumpets.
After the parade, everyone gathered for a potluck dinner. Some people brought loafs of
bread for sandwichs. Others shared their homegrown tomatos and radishs. Apple cider and pie

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completed the meal. A few children played dominoz; others formed trioes and entertained us
with songs.
Terry, since you’re an award-winning author, how about writing my biogeraphy to tell about
those good old days?

Love,
Grandpa Louie

1. faxes 8. sheriffs 15. sandwiches


2. mailboxes 9. chiefs 16. tomatoes
3. ourselves 10. heroes 17. radishes
4. television 11. wives 18. dominoes
5. radios 12. autograph 19. trios
6. telephone 13. piccolos 20. biography
7. porches 14. loaves

70 Grade 6 Spelling Power


Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

Lesson 29: Compound Words


Word Bank

timetable newsletter rain check part-time outer space


candlesticks earthquake full-length title page self-portrait

Key Concepts
1. Compounds may be closed, hyphenated, or open. 3. Hyphenate most compounds that include self,
baseball time-out free throw full, part, or great.
2. To spell a closed compound, keep all the letters in self-esteem full-grown great-grandson
both words—even if the result looks odd. Note: A hyphen is sometimes added to an open com-
busybody freshwater bookkeeper pound that is used as an adjective. Use the dictionary to
help you spell compound adjectives.
ice cream (noun) ice-cream cone (adjective)
but: free throw (noun) free throw lane (adjective)
Spelling Practiced

Put the words from the Word Bank in alphabetical order. Label each compound: C for closed, H for
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hyphenated, or O for open.


1. candlesticks C
2. earthquake C

3. full-length H

4. newsletter C

5. outer space O

6. part-time H

7. rain check O

8. self-portrait H

9. timetable C

10. title page O

Spelling in Contextd

Write the word from the Word Bank that best completes each sentence.
1. Let’s check the train’s timetable before we leave for the station.
2. Grandmother’s silver candlesticks are used for special occasions.
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LESSON 29 continued

3. When you draw a picture of yourself, you are making a self-portrait .


4. Once the storm began at the ballpark, everybody was given a rain check .
5. Our family receives a newsletter announcing special events at school.

Proofreading Practiced

As you read the paragraph below, circle the five misspelled words. Write the correct spelling for
each circled word on the lines.
My sister works parttime at Barton’s Bookshop. Last week my grandfather took me there to
shop for my birthday present. I checked the titlepage of a book about outer-space to see who
the author was. Then I changed my mind and decided to buy a book about Turkey’s earth quake.
It included several fulllength reports from scientific journals and photos of the damage taken
from outerspace.
1. part-time 3. outer space 5. full-length

2. title page 4. earthquake

Spelling Applicationd

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Match each of these compound words to the word or phrase that has the opposite meaning. Write
the word on the dotted lines. After you have filled in the blanks, read the boxed letters. The answer
tells about something important to all of us. Boxed letters spell FRIENDSHIP.
credit card full-grown great-aunt homecoming ice pack
nighttime outfield self-pity skyscraper wildlife

1. newborn 䊐f u l l - g r o w n

2. cash c 䊐
r e d i t c a r d

3. pride s e l f - p i 䊐 t y

4. leave taking 䊐
h o m e c o m i n g

5. great-uncle g r e a t - a u n t 䊐
6. house pets w i l 䊐d l i f e

7. log cabin s k y 䊐s c r a p e r

8. daytime n i g 䊐h t t i m e

9. infield o u t f 䊐
i e l d

10. heating pad i c e 䊐p a c k

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Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

Lesson 30: Words Often Confused


Word Bank

accept hardy morning cymbal prey


symbol pray except hearty mourning

Key Concepts
Some words sound alike but have different meanings and spellings. There are several ways to remember the cor-
rect spelling of these tricky word pairs.
1. Use memory aids:
mourning — unhappiness cymbal — clang!
morning — before noon symbol — stands for. . .
2. Use your knowledge of roots and affixes:
except — to leave out: ex (out) ⫹ cept (take)
accept — to receive: ad/ac (toward) ⫹ cept (take)
Spelling Practiced
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Put the words from the Word Bank in alphabetical order. Their meanings are already in the correct
order.
1. to receive willingly; to be content with accept

2. percussion instrument cymbal

3. to leave out, or other than except

4. rugged and tough hardy

5. warm; unrestrained hearty

6. time between sunrise and noon morning

7. grieving mourning

8. to ask humbly pray

9. creature that is hunted prey

10. mark or object standing for something else symbol

Spelling in Contextd

Write the word from the Word Bank that best completes each sentence. For help, check the
definitions in the Spelling Practice above.
1. Inuit elders watch a wolf chase its prey , an ailing caribou.
2. All the caribou except this one can easily outrun the wolf.

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LESSON 30 continued

3. There is no sorrow or mourning for the caribou, for the Inuit know that the wolf’s actions
will strengthen the herd.
4. The elders understand and accept the balance of nature.
5. Animals, like people, must be strong and hardy to survive in the Arctic.

Proofreading Practiced

Read the paragraph below. Find and circle the five words whose spelling does not fit their meaning.
Then, on the numbered lines, write the correct spelling for each circled word.
Welcome to the New Year’s celebration! The time: 580 B.C. The place: ancient Babylon. With
the mourning sun’s first rays, the festive sounds of drum and symbol announce the holiday. At
midday, a grand parade features a dragon, cymbal of the god Marduk. Crowds throng the city.
Priests stage a ritual drama to prey for abundance in the coming year. Finally everyone returns
home to enjoy a hardy feast.
1. morning 3. symbol 5. hearty

2. cymbal 4. pray

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Spelling Applicationd

Listed below are four more word pairs to help you practice the Key Concepts you have learned:
coarse descent foul right
course dissent fowl rite
Use the code to match each word with its meaning. Write the words on the lines.
Code:
a c d e f g h i l n o r s t u w
! @ ^ # $ % () & * ⫹ ? ⫽ ⬎ ⬍ [] ~
1. ritual or ceremony: ⫽ & ⬍ # rite

2. hen or rooster: $ ? ~ * fowl

3. downard motion: ^ # ⬎ @ # ⫹ ⬍ descent

4. off limits, in a game: $ ? [ ] * foul

5. rough to the touch: @ ? ! ⫽ ⬎ # coarse

6. correct; or opposite of left: ⫽ & % ( ) ⬍ right

7. disagreement: ^ & ⬎ ⬎ # ⫹ ⬍ dissent

8. route; subject plan: @ ? [ ] ⫽ ⬎ # course

74 Grade 6 Spelling Power


Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

Lesson 31: Words Often Misspelled


Word Bank

background rumor exhaust parallel fascinating


necessary preparation director environment permanent

Key Concepts
1. Commonly misspelled words may include schwa 2. Use memory aids to help you spell words
sounds, silent letters, or consonant clusters. correctly.
odor psychology cupboard cupboard → “cup” storage
February → “br(r)” (for chilly)
Try inventing memory aids of your own.

Spelling Practiced

Write each word from the Word Bank next to its pronunciation.
1. rumor r»ⴕm‰r
preparation
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2. prep⬘‰ r¥ⴕsh‰n
3. background bakⴕground⬘
4. exhaust ig zôstⴕ
5. director di rekⴕt‰r
6. parallel parⴕ‰ lel⬘
7. necessary nesⴕ‰ ser⬘ƒ
8. fascinating fasⴕ‰ n¥⬘ting
9. permanent purⴕm‰ n‰nt
10. environment en vªⴕr‰n m‰nt

Spelling in Contextd

Write the word from the Word Bank that best completes each sentence.
1. On the first day of camp, the director welcomed us.
2. She said she likes knowing the background of every camper.
3. We were told not to believe every rumor we hear.
4. I’m happy that we sleep in permanent cabins instead of tents.
5. The cabins were built side by side, in parallel lines.

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LESSON 31 continued

Proofreading Practiced

As you read the paragraph below, find and circle the five misspelled words. Write the correct
spelling for each circled word on the lines.
Richard E. Byrd explored the fasinating world of the Arctic and Antarctic. Facing such a brutal
envirament took great courage. For each expedition, Byrd and his crew spent many months in
preperation. Of course they had to pack up every necassary item they could think of. Hopefully
they would not exaust their supplies of food and research instruments.
1. fascinating 3. preparation 5. exhaust

2. environment 4. necessary

Spelling Applicationd

The following words are sometimes misspelled for reasons mentioned in the Key Concepts. Circle
schwa (‰) sounds, silent letters, and consonant clusters. Then complete each list of related items
with the appropriate word. Underlined letters indicate letters that should be circled.
adequate athletics competent government
odor psalm separate

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1. smell, scent, odor (schwa)
2. divide, break up, separate (schwa)
3. qualified, able, competent (schwas)
4. sports, games, athletics (consonant clusters)
5. administration, ruling system, government (schwas and consonant clusters)
6. sacred poem, hymn, psalm (silent letters; l may be silent or pronounced)
7. satisfactory, enough, adequate (schwas)

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Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

Lesson 32: Multi-syllable Words


Word Bank

gymnasium contained imagination variety updated


preferred auditorium typical invitation curiosity

Key Concepts
1. You can improve your spelling by 2. In some past-tense words, -ed is sounded together
understanding syllabication. In most words, with the last syllable.
each syllable has one vowel sound. pro | grammed con | fessed
be | lieve fo | li | age ex | pla | na | tion 3. In other past-tense words, -ed is sounded as a
sa | is | fac | to|ry separate syllable.
di | gest | ed ce | ment | ed

Spelling Practiced

Write each word from the Word Bank under the correct heading.
2 Syllables 3 Syllables 4 Syllables 5 Syllables
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contained updated gymnasium imagination


preferred typical variety auditorium
invitation curiosity

Spelling in Contextd

Write the word from the Word Bank that best completes each sentence.
1. Someone who has a vivid imagination often enjoys reading science fiction.
2. Mom made sure that my lunch box contained a special dessert.
3. I need an updated version of the computer manual.
4. The curiosity of most detectives inspires them to look for clues.

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LESSON 32 continued

Proofreading Practiced

As you read the invitation below, find and circle the six misspelled words. Then, on the numbered
lines, write the correct spelling for each circled word.
The Drama Class of Sloan School presents its third annual varity show. This year’s theme is
“A Typcal Day in the Life of Sammy Sloan.” The show will be held in our school auditorum on
February 21 at 7:00 P.M. During intermission, refreshments will be served in the gymnasim. This
invition is for everybody in your family!
P.S. If preferrd, you can attend the dress rehearsal at 1:30 P.M..

1. variety 3. auditorium 5. invitation

2. Typical 4. gymnasium 6. preferred

Spelling Applicationd

Ten multi-syllable words appear below. Find and circle the words in the maze. Then use the Key
Concepts to help you write the words under the correct heading. Draw lines to separate the
syllables in each word. Use a dictionary if needed. Words may be in any order.
approved communicate concealed created dictionary
edible international personality pollution society

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d i c t i o n a r y o u p
e l c o mmu n i c a t e
v e z h i y j o r o r e r
o x k a e t e e k n mo s
r i s v e d a u l c r e o
p o l l u t i o n e t p n
p s i g e s l b i a k u a
a mx d u e l a l l r i l
l a n o i t a n r e t n i
s k i w e b mi t d i f t
c l u p c a s o c i e t y

2 Syllables 3 Syllables 4 Syllables 5 Syllables


ap | proved ed | i | ble so | ci | e | ty per | son | al | i | ty
con | cealed pol | lu | tion com | mu | ni | cate in | ter | na | tion | al
cre | at | ed dic | tion | ar | y
78 Grade 6 Spelling Power
Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

Unit 8 Review
Lessons 29–32

accept cymbal fascinating hardy invitation


morning mourning necessary newsletter outer space
parallel part-time permanent pray prey
rain check rumor timetable title page updated

For each quotation below, write the word from the list that best connects to its meaning.
1. The game is rescheduled because of bad weather. rain check

2. Don’t believe everything you hear. rumor

3. RSVP by June fifteenth. invitation

4. If we had checked this, we wouldn’t have missed the train. timetable

5. Read about the food drive at school next month. newsletter


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6. Who’s the author and publisher of this book? title page

7. I’ll close my eyes and hope for a good grade. pray

8. Sorry, we can’t afford to give you a full-time job. part-time

9. What lively music our marching band plays! cymbal

10. This is where I’d like to send my annoying little brother! outer space

Match each of the following words with a word from the list above that has an opposite meaning.
Write the word from the list in the blank.
11. evening/ morning 16. hunter/ prey
12. temporary/ permanent 17. weak/ hardy
13. boring/ fascinating 18. old-fashioned/ updated
14. rejoicing/ mourning 19. reject/ accept
15. unessential/ necessary 20. perpendicular/ parallel

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Name 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Date㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭 Class 㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭㛭

Proofreading Application
Lessons 29–32
As you read the following story, find and circle the twenty misspelled words. Then write the correct
spellings for the words on the lines.
Noise in the Attic
It happened last winter vacation when I visited Aunt Bea and Uncle Dan. Their snow-covered
grounds made a great enviroment for sledding. Eccept for me, there were no visitors that week.
As I do on a typecal visit, I helped with the dinner preperation. After a heardy meal of beef
stew and a variaty of homemade goodies, Uncle Dan and I sat down for a game of chess. Their
cat, Theo, was curled up nearby. Since Aunt Bea didn’t want me to exaust myself on my first
day, she urged me to get some rest. There was blanket on the sofa, but I prefered to sleep
upstairs in my cousin’s old room.
About midnight a crashing sound jarred me from a deep sleep. My imaganation went wild!
Were we in the midst of an earth quake? Were there burglars in the house? After checking the
downstairs rooms, I made my way up to the attic.
Almost as big as a gymnasum, the attic containd more items than you could count. I spotted
an old baton, a cymbol of my aunt’s glorious backround as a band directer. Mom used to tell
me how grand she looked, dressed in a full length gown, standing on the stage of the school

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auditorum.
As I stood admiring Uncle Dan’s self portrait, I heard a noise behind me. In fear, I grabbed
some brass candle sticks to protect myself. A screeching “meow” alerted me that Theo was in
the attic. “Oh, no!” I thought. She was probably the one to blame for the terrible noise I had
heard earlier. “Theo,” I said, “your curiosety almost killed you!”

1. environment 8. preferred 15. director


2. Except 9. imagination 16. full-length
3. typical 10. earthquake 17. auditorium

4. preparation 11. gymnasium 18. self-portrait


5. hearty 12. contained 19. candlesticks
6. variety 13. symbol 20. curiosity
7. exhaust 14. background

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Word Lists
Word Bank changeable, 16 earthquake, 29
Lessons 1–32 character, 6 easier, 18
abundant, 21 chiefs, 28 echoes, 26
accept, 30 chorus, 6 energy, 7
accident, 4 citizen, 5 enjoyment, 17
acquiring, 15 complaint, 2 envies, 18
addresses, 27 complex, 1 environment, 31
admits, 12 compliment, 9 error, 9
admittance, 12 concise, 5 escort, 11
agreeing, 16 concourse, 11 essential, 4
alga, 24 confident, 21 excellent, 21
algae, 24 conscience, 14 except, 30
alleys, 17 consent, 5 exception, 20
allowance, 13 contained, 32 excitement, 16
ambitious, 19 contributor, 15 exclaim, 22
announce, 13 conviction, 20 exhaust, 31
applaud, 10 counterfeit, 14 expelled, 12
application, 20 courteous, 19 expels, 12
appropriate, 4 courtyard, 11 export, 22
architect, 6 cruise, 3 fantasy, 5
arid, 1 cuffs, 28 fascinating, 31
auditorium, 32 curiosity, 32 faxes, 27
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author, 10 cymbal, 30 fiercely, 14


autograph, 25 daughter, 10 flatly, 12
autumn, 8 debatable, 15 flatten, 12
awesome, 10 debt, 8 focus, 6
awkwardly, 10 deceit, 14 folklore, 8
background, 31 denial, 18 fragrant, 21
ballot, 4 deny, 2 frantic, 6
beautiful, 9 descendant, 21 friendliness, 18
believable, 15 design, 8 full-length, 29
benefit, 1 desperate, 9 fungi, 24
bicycle, 5 destroy, 13 fungus, 24
biography, 25 dignifying, 17 funniest, 18
blemishes, 27 director, 31 furious, 19
bouquet, 6 disadvantage, 22 geography, 25
branches, 27 disappoint, 13 genuine, 7
brilliant, 21 discomfort, 22 gigantic, 7
buoyed, 17 discount, 13 gleeful, 16
cacti, 24 discourage, 22 gossip, 4
cactus, 24 dismayed, 17 graph, 25
calves, 28 distract, 1 gratitude, 3
candlesticks, 29 document, 3 gymnasium, 32
canvases, 27 dominoes, 26 hardy, 30
career, 6 doubtful, 8 hearty, 30
caution, 10 dramatic, 6 heir, 8

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Word Lists
heroes, 26 manual, 3 portion, 20
hibernate, 9 merely, 16 powerful, 13
highways, 17 microphone, 25 pray, 30
hoarse, 11 migrate, 2 predict, 22
hoeing, 16 miraculous, 19 preferred, 32
honorable, 8 morning, 30 prehistoric, 22
hooves, 28 mourn, 11 preparation, 31
hopeless, 16 mourning, 30 prey, 30
horribly, 15 museum, 9 privacy, 5
ignorant, 9 naughty, 10 probably, 15
imagination, 32 navigator, 15 quarantine, 11
immigrate, 23 necessary, 31 quarrel, 11
immobile, 23 newsletter, 29 quote, 2
impatience, 23 nuisance, 3 radii, 24
import, 23 numerous, 19 radios, 26
imprint, 23 oases, 24 radishes, 27
inaccurate, 23 oasis, 24 radius, 24
incident, 5 oath, 2 rain check, 29
inexpensive, 23 observant, 21 rallied, 18
inhale, 23 occasion, 4 receiver, 14
innumerable, 23 omits, 12 recent, 5
insight, 23 omitting, 12 reckless, 6

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intrusion, 20 ordinarily, 18 reign, 14
invitation, 32 ordinary, 11 rejoice, 13
issue, 3 ornamental, 11 relating, 15
jealous, 7 ourselves, 28 relaying, 17
journal, 7 outer space, 29 replied, 18
justify, 7 outrageous, 16 resident, 21
juvenile, 3 parallel, 31 revolution, 20
kangaroos, 26 part-time, 29 roofs, 28
keen, 2 patient, 21 rosy, 15
knight, 8 payment, 17 routine, 3
knowledge, 8 peaceable, 16 ruinous, 19
launch, 10 permanent, 31 rumor, 31
laziness, 18 permission, 20 sandwiches, 27
legend, 7 personal, 9 self-portrait, 29
leisure, 14 pharmacies, 18 sheriffs, 28
license, 5 photograph, 25 shipment, 12
lives, 28 pianos, 26 shipper, 12
loaves, 28 piccolos, 26 spicy, 15
loyal, 13 playful, 17 stalwart, 10
luscious, 19 plead, 2 static, 1
luxurious, 19 pledge, 8 stirrup, 9
mailboxes, 27 plot, 1 stomachs, 27
majority, 7 poison, 13 summarize, 4
mammoth, 4 porches, 27 surgery, 7

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surround, 13 Spelling Application coarse, 30
surveyor, 17 Lessons 1–32 column, 8
suspicion, 20 abacus, 9 comment, 4
symbol, 30 accident, 21 commitment, 12
tasteful, 16 addition, 4 commotion, 20
technique, 6 adequate, 31 communicate, 32
telescope, 25 admiral, 9 compasses, 27
telephone, 25 admission, 20 competent, 31
television, 25 allow, 4 competition, 20
temporary, 9 altos, 26 concealed, 32
tension, 20 amplified, 18 conceited, 14
text, 1 analyses, 24 confidence, 15
theme, 2 analysis, 24 contribute, 3
thief, 14 annexes, 27 course, 11, 30
thorough, 2 annoy, 13 courtesy, 5
timetable, 29 antenna, 24 created, 32
title page, 29 antennae, 24 credit card, 29
tomatoes, 26 anxious, 19 cruel, 3
tradition, 20 apparent, 21 curious, 19
transparent, 21 approved, 32 custard, 6
trios, 26 arias, 26 cyclone, 5
trusting, 1 athletics, 31 daffodil, 1
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twilight, 2 attic, 6 decide, 5


typical 32 bait, 2 defraud, 10
unexpectedly, 22 beginner, 12 delicious, 19
unfavorable, 22 beliefs, 28 descent, 30
unfortunate, 22 believe, 14 destroyed, 17
unite, 3 boast, 2 determination, 20
unselfish, 1 bought, 10 devour, 13
updated, 32 boyish, 17 dictionary, 32
uproar, 11 Braille, 2 discourteous, 22
urge, 7 bravely, 16 displaying, 17
vacuum, 3 cabbage, 4 dissent, 30
variety, 32 canoeing, 16 dough, 2
venomous, 19 catnip, 1 edible, 32
vicinity, 5 caught, 10 educate, 6
victorious, 19 cavern, 9 eighty, 14
videos, 26 ceaseless, 16 elegant, 21
villain, 4 centimeter, 5 employ, 13
vision, 25 chemist, 6 encrust, 1
vivid, 1 chilliness, 18 epochs, 27
warrior, 10 choruses, 27 exchanged, 22
weight, 14 circulate, 5 excuse, 3
wield, 14 classify, 4 exhale, 22
withheld, 4 clipboard, 11 eyelashes, 27
wives, 28 clique, 6 falter, 10

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forceful, 16 larva, 24 rebellion, 12
foreign, 8 larvae, 24 recurrence, 12
forgetful, 12 limb, 8 refereeing, 16
forty, 11 lonelier, 18 refining, 15
foul, 30 majority, 11 rehearsal, 15
fourteen, 11 mangoes, 26 reliable, 18
fowl, 30 megaphone, 25 replying, 17
freight, 14 minimum, 9 restyle, 2
fudge, 8 modify, 18 right, 30
full-grown, 29 mottos, 26 rite, 30
generation, 20 necklace, 6 rodeos, 26
genius, 7 nighttime, 29 safes, 28
ginger, 7 noisy, 13 scout, 13
government, 31 nonsense, 1 seize, 14
grateful, 16 numerous, 3 self-pity, 29
great-aunt, 3 obvious, 19 senator, 5
greed, 2 octopi, 24 separate, 31
gymnast, 7 octopus, 24 sighs, 2
haughty, 10 odor, 31 sizzle, 4
heritage, 7 outfield, 29 skirmishes, 27
hobbies, 18 overseeing, 16 skyscraper, 29
holidays, 17 paragraph, 25 slide, 2

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homecoming, 29 patios, 26 society, 32
honest, 8 personality, 32 soil, 13
ice pack, 29 pierce, 14 specify, 5
igloos, 26 pleasant, 21 spicy, 5
impartial, 23 plow, 13 statement, 16
important, 21 plumber, 8 stitches, 27
impossible, 23 politest, 15 strapping, 12
impress, 23 pollute, 4 strategies, 18
impression, 20 pollution, 32 submits, 12
inactive, 23 portfolios, 26 success, 4
independent, 23 pouch, 13 sudden, 4
indigestion, 23 pour, 11 suffixes, 27
intensely, 15 prearrange, 22 supervision, 25
international, 32 precaution, 22 suspicious, 19
janitor, 7 previous, 19 teal, 2
job, 7 priest, 14 telecast, 25
joyful, 13 profession, 20 terribly, 15
juicy, 15 promotion, 20 thoughtless, 10
junior, 7 prowler, 13 thrifty, 18
knapsack, 8 psalm, 31 timid, 1
knickknacks, 4 pun, 1 tornadoes, 26
knives, 28 pursue, 3 translator, 15
knot, 1 quartet, 11 trunk, 1
lame, 2 quartz, 11 unheeded, 22

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unwrapped, 12
useful, 3
valleys, 17
vault, 10
vegetable, 7
versatile, 9
whiffs, 28
wildlife, 29
wolves, 28
wonderful, 9
yawning, 10
yield, 14
yolk, 8
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Oral Quiz 1
1. The plot of the movie was hard to follow.
2. Some of the characters had complex personalities.
3. Nothing could distract me during the film.
4. Static from the audio system was only a small problem.
5. How vivid the scenes of earthquake damage were!
6. I could tell that the land was arid by the dust all around.
7. Some trusting residents opened their homes to strangers.
8. How unselfish those people were!
9. A fund was established for the benefit of the survivors.
10. Now I’m interested in reading a science text about earthquakes.

Oral Quiz 2
1. Each year millions of monarch butterflies migrate to an area in Mexico.
2. I can’t deny that I’m fascinated by the butterflies’ annual migration.
3. At twilight the scene must be thrilling to watch.
4. Has anybody done a thorough study of why the butterflies migrate to Mexico?
5. The habits of butterflies would be a great theme for a science project.

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6. Our teacher is keen on going to Mexico to take photographs.
7. She took an oath to save money for the trip.
8. To quote her: “I’m putting every penny I earn in my bank account.”
9. “My only complaint,” she said, “is that I can’t splurge on a new camera.”
10. Sometimes we plead with her to take a few students on the trip.

Oral Quiz 3
1. Our family has a weekly routine for cleaning the house.
2. When we unite in our efforts, the work gets done quickly.
3. Everyone in the household, from juvenile to adult, has a favorite job.
4. Using the vacuum cleaner is a chore that I don’t mind.
5. Sometimes the issue of who will make the beds becomes a problem.
6. My little brother becomes a nuisance when we gather bed sheets for the washing machine.
7. If there is something to repair, Dad takes out his manual and begins the task.
8. Sometimes Dad will search for a document that shows what parts have been replaced.
9. At the end of the day, Mom expresses her gratitude for our help.
10. With our house cleaned, we feel relaxed and ready to go for a cruise.

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Oral Quiz 4
1. Do you think all newspaper articles are appropriate for youngsters to read?
2. Dad thinks that no information should be withheld from children.
3. I read an article about a villain who robbed a store.
4. He caused an accident while the police were chasing him.
5. Some columns are full of gossip about film stars.
6. Keeping track of the stars must be a mammoth job.
7. Every occasion in Hollywood sounds exciting.
8. Our teacher thinks it’s essential that we read about politics.
9. She says, “In an election, every ballot counts.”
10. To summarize my beliefs, all students should take time to read a daily newspaper.

Oral Quiz 5
1. A recent news item told about a neighborhood awards ceremony.
2. Everybody who lives in the vicinity of Beach Park was invited.
3. Mrs. Kelly won a special citizen award for her volunteer work.
4. She gave a reporter consent for an interview.
5. “This is a fantasy,” she said. “I never imagined such an honor.”
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6. In a concise statement, Mrs. Kelly remarked that she enjoys helping youngsters.
7. She explained, “It all started when I read about an incident of a biker being hit by a car.”
8. Every spring Mrs. Kelly invites neighbors to her bicycle safety classes.
9. In the privacy of her yard, she teaches children the rules of the road.
10. She encourages each child to get a rider’s license.

Oral Quiz 6
1. How often do you think about your future career?
2. My cousin wants to be an architect, but my interests lie in the theater.
3. Believe me, this is not a reckless decision.
4. School activities can help students focus on individual interests.
5. Acting in a school play may provide opportunity to deliver a dramatic monologue.
6. Even the role of a minor character may be a good opportunity.
7. Singing with the chorus helps students develop their voices.
8. We practice proper breathing technique.
9. Students learn to stay calm and not get frantic before a performance.
10. Our director really deserves a bouquet of roses for her patience.

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Oral Quiz 7
1. Doctors say that the majority of people don’t exercise enough.
2. They urge us to spend more time exercising.
3. People who have had surgery are often encouraged to walk.
4. Usually exercise and a healthy diet give people more energy.
5. Grandpa says he’s jealous of people who can walk miles a day.
6. Mom says that he was a genuine athlete in his younger days.
7. She showed us an article about Grandpa in an old sports journal.
8. A photo shows him in front of a gigantic ski slope.
9. “He was a legend in the history of skiing,” she said.
10. “Did his skiing accomplishments justify the years of practice?” I asked.

Oral Quiz 8
1. If you have a debt to repay, babysitting is a good way to earn money.
2. I’m doubtful, however, that you will have time to work during the school year.
3. Autumn is a busy time for students.
4. They must study folklore, foreign languages, and history.
5. Teachers want students to gain knowledge in many subjects.

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6. Sometimes a student feels like a knight on a quest for knowledge.
7. A good student is always honorable.
8. Teachers try to design interesting and challenging classes.
9. Each student must strive to be the heir to the teacher’s knowledge.
10. My teacher asked us to pledge that we would study hard.

Oral Quiz 9
1. At the museum, you can see ancient mummies.
2. A personal computer is also called a PC.
3. Each error on the test lowers your score.
4. Your handwriting is beautiful.
5. Everyone appreciates a compliment.
6. Bears hibernate in their dens during the winter.
7. The lost hikers grew desperate for water.
8. If you study history, you won’t be ignorant about the past.
9. One stirrup has a broken strap.
10. Lee found several temporary jobs, but nothing permanent.

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Oral Quiz 10
1. We’ll launch our bottle rockets in an open area.
2. The author of The Hobbit is J. R. R. Tolkien.
3. After the concert, everyone will applaud.
4. Please use caution when crossing the street.
5. Seals move awkwardly on land but gracefully in the water.
6. The naughty toddler threw a tantrum in the shoe store.
7. Achilles was a brave and stalwart hero.
8. Every warrior must know how to use a shield and sword.
9. Athena, the goddess of wisdom, was the daughter of Zeus.
10. On the helicopter ride, we had an awesome view of the Grand Canyon.

Oral Quiz 11
1. May I escort you to the banquet room?
2. Note the ornamental carvings on the banister.
3. The mansion’s decor is far from ordinary.
4. The building was once under quarantine after a mysterious disease struck its owner.
5. The house stands alone, far from the town’s main concourse.
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6. In the courtyard, the shadows are deep.


7. The hoarse voices of ravens echo from the treetops.
8. At the banquet, an eightieth birthday celebration, we heard an uproar in the kitchen.
9. Two chefs were having a quarrel over which dish to prepare.
10. The host wore black to mourn his lost youth.

Oral Quiz 12
1. “No Admittance,” says the sign on the door.
2. The shipment from Brazil included crates of bananas.
3. Stephen told only half the story, omitting the best parts.
4. Arturo admits that he dislikes rock and roll.
5. Ann flatly refuses to clean her room.
6. Has this school ever expelled anyone for poor grades?
7. When an oyster is cracked open, it sometimes expels a pearl.
8. Flatten those cans before you put them in the recycling bin.
9. Who was the shipper of the damaged packages?
10. Sophia omits the cheese when she makes tacos.

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Oral Quiz 13
1. Don’t destroy my model of the starship Enterprise!
2. I found the kit at a discount store.
3. I saved my allowance to buy the model.
4. The ship has an engine powerful enough to zoom through space.
5. Its loyal crew stands ready to face any challenge.
6. Neither poison nor deadly radiation stops them.
7. When enemy forces surround them, the crew finds a way out.
8. I rejoice with crew members when they conquer their foes.
9. Old Star Trek reruns never disappoint me.
10. I hope the film industry will announce the making of another Star Trek movie soon.

Oral Quiz 14
1. Stop that thief before he gets away!
2. Boys in Sparta learned to wield swords and spears.
3. When did Catherine the Great reign as empress of Russia?
4. Follow your conscience and you will make good choices.
5. Even a gentle animal will fiercely defend its young.

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6. Feel the weight of this gold coin.
7. Tran is a wide receiver on the football team.
8. The counterfeit bill had no watermark on it.
9. In my leisure time, I grade spelling quizzes.
10. The spy’s deceit shocked those who thought they knew her.

Oral Quiz 15
1. The health benefits of chocolate are debatable.
2. I am a regular contributor to the student newspaper.
3. You will probably earn at least one A this year.
4. The children’s rosy faces showed that they’d forgotten to use sunblock.
5. Here are some questions relating to your reading.
6. The story about the hamster that ate your homework is not entirely believable.
7. Prince Henry the Navigator helped to launch Europe’s Age of Discovery.
8. The puppy behaved so horribly that he flunked out of obedience school.
9. LaToya is acquiring quite a few academic honors.
10. Look out for that spicy soup; it’ll curl your eyebrows!

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Oral Quiz 16
1. For outrageous behavior, you can’t top the Three Stooges.
2. Merely looking at them can make you chuckle.
3. You seldom find the trio agreeing about anything.
4. Although the Three Stooges are always funny, their behavior is not always tasteful.
5. In one movie, the three are hoeing weeds on a farm.
6. Moe tries to keep the others in line, but it’s hopeless.
7. Curly looks gleeful whenever Moe has trouble.
8. Larry’s changeable moods keep everyone guessing.
9. Curly is peaceable until he’s pushed too far.
10. That’s when the excitement begins.

Oral Quiz 17
1. The playful cat climbed Abby’s pant leg.
2. For maximum enjoyment, let the ice cream soften before serving.
3. Satoko’s spirits were buoyed when she won the tennis match.
4. Driving on interstate highways can be a challenge.
5. The tall towers are for relaying cellular phone calls.
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6. What’s a reasonable payment for two hours of babysitting?


7. Watch the surveyor take measurements with her instruments.
8. We’re dignifying our hamburgers by calling them “chopped steak with tomato puree.”
9. Uncle Jack was dismayed to find that his film was ruined.
10. Narrow alleys run behind the rows of houses.

Oral Quiz 18
1. At pharmacies you can have prescriptions filled.
2. What I call laziness is what my friend calls saving energy.
3. If there’s an easier way to do something, she’ll find it.
4. What’s the funniest mistake you have ever made?
5. Everyone envies Jan’s gift for music.
6. Ordinarily I don’t eat dessert, but I make an exception on my birthday.
7. Your denial won’t convince your mother that you’re innocent.
8. The team rallied to come from behind and win the game.
9. Leo’s friendliness makes him popular.
10. Maria replied politely to the reporter’s questions.

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Oral Quiz 19
1. If you’re ambitious, you will do well.
2. The Cubs’ making the playoffs was miraculous.
3. Tom is so courteous that he says “Excuse me” when someone steps on his toes.
4. You’ll have numerous chances to bring up your spelling grade.
5. In the furious storm, our sailboat lost its mast.
6. A ruinous investment cost George all his savings.
7. Our school was victorious in the Battle of the Bands.
8. That peach looks luscious—may I have a bite?
9. Garter snakes are not venomous; in fact, they’re harmless.
10. The luxurious new convertible has leather seats.

Oral Quiz 20
1. Your application for the art workshop has been accepted.
2. The American Revolution began in 1776.
3. Although the store closes at eight, we’ll make an exception for you.
4. I have a suspicion that someone has been into my secret chocolate supply.
5. Are you lucky if you get an extra portion of creamed broccoli?

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6. It’s an intrusion to walk into someone’s house without knocking.
7. Do you have your parents’ permission for the trip to Disney World?
8. One tradition in our family is a springtime kite-flying day.
9. It’s my conviction that anyone who works hard can learn to spell.
10. Nothing relieves tension like a good workout.

Oral Quiz 21
1. Be patient and this quiz will soon be over.
2. Some varieties of Canadian roses are very fragrant.
3. I have an abundant supply of spelling words for you.
4. Aunt June is a resident of Santa Fe, New Mexico.
5. We saw an excellent movie called Duck Soup.
6. If you’re observant, you can spot the space station in the night sky.
7. Whose brilliant idea was it to build this great fort?
8. I am confident that you’ll remember how to spell this word.
9. Glass is transparent, whereas clay is opaque.
10. Paul claims to be the descendant of a pirate.

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Oral Quiz 22
1. Did the groundhog predict six more weeks of winter?
2. Does Nigeria export more copper than Peru does?
3. The unfortunate losers in the tournament went home empty-handed.
4. To discourage pigeons, we put a plastic owl on the roof.
5. Rainy weather is unfavorable for clay-court tennis.
6. In prehistoric America, the Anasazi culture thrived.
7. The sprinter’s sore tendon put her at a disadvantage.
8. I heard her exclaim in pain as she left the starting block.
9. She unexpectedly pulled ahead near the finish line.
10. Her discomfort didn’t stop her from winning.

Oral Quiz 23
1. A fawn stays immobile when its mother is away.
2. The meteorite left a deep imprint where it landed.
3. Naydu’s grandmother decided to immigrate to this country from Venezuela.
4. Inhale the great aroma of baking bread!
5. What insight can you offer about the effects of the Persian War?
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7. Leah tapped her foot with impatience.


8. There are innumerable benefits to learning math.
9. For inexpensive fun, try camping.
10. My inaccurate lab reports were the result of too little patience.

Oral Quiz 24
1. There is no oasis in the western part of the desert.
2. However, there are many oases in the eastern part.
3. Athlete’s foot is a fungus that grows on skin.
4. All fungi lack chlorophyll.
5. Our cellular phone works within a radius of one hundred miles.
6. These circles have equal radii, so we know their areas are also equal.
7. Don’t step on that cactus!
8. Not all cacti have spines, but most do.
9. Did you know that giant kelp is an alga?
10. Many algae are very simple organisms.

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Oral Quiz 25
1. I try to answer the telephone before it disturbs my parents.
2. Have you read Carl Sandburg’s biography of Abraham Lincoln?
3. The pianist agreed to give me her autograph after the concert.
4. At the picnic, Sam took a photograph of our entire class.
5. The telescope is an optical instrument that makes objects appear nearer and larger.
6. In geography class, students learn to read maps.
7. Making a graph is a good way to compare populations of several cities.
8. Speakers in our school’s auditorium always use a microphone.
9. Before the school year begins, students should have their vision checked.
10. I love watching tennis matches on television.

Oral Quiz 26
1. Kangaroos have powerful hind legs.
2. Last week the music teacher tuned all the pianos in our school.
3. Grandpa enjoys growing tomatoes in his garden.
4. The mayor held a ceremony to honor heroes in the fire department.
5. Our drama teacher showed us videos of past performances.

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6. My sister takes her dominoes on family vacation trips.
7. Several instrumental trios performed at the school concert.
8. Don’t you agree that every orchestra should have at least three piccolos?
9. Car radios should be kept low enough so other drivers are not disturbed.
10. Echoes can often be heard in a large empty room.

Oral Quiz 27
1. Do all of the addresses on your list include a zip code?
2. The museum wall was covered with colorful unframed canvases.
3. The tree’s branches sagged under the weight of ripened apples.
4. A more polite word for pimples is blemishes.
5. Wendy and I left baskets of fruit on our neighbors’ porches.
6. Mrs. Clark gave us some radishes from her garden.
7. My favorite lunch is two peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
8. The cafeteria food is so good that the students always leave with full stomachs.
9. Grandma started her own business of building unusual mailboxes.
10. When customers place orders, they send faxes with sketches of the mailboxes they would like.

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Oral Quiz 28
1. I am doing a report on famous chiefs of Native American tribes.
2. In cooking class, we baked loaves of banana bread.
3. Migrating birds stopped to rest on the roofs of nearby apartment houses.
4. A horse’s hooves should be examined regularly.
5. Uncle Ed called to tell us that three new calves were born on the ranch.
6. Do you think that husbands and wives should go food shopping together?
7. Several of the county’s sheriffs met for a meeting with the governor.
8. If you roll up the cuffs of your shirt, they won’t get dirty.
9. To keep ourselves healthy, we should exercise every day.
10. In history class, we studied the lives of pioneers who traveled to the West.

Oral Quiz 29
1. The name of the publisher is on the title page.
2. It’s not easy to draw a self-portrait.
3. Check the timetable to see when the next bus arrives.
4. A rain check will be given if the concert is cancelled.
5. Read the school newsletter to see who was elected.
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6. The movie was about creatures from outer space.


7. My cousin works part-time at the movie theater.
8. We watched a full-length film in Spanish class.
9. The citizens of Santiago felt tremors from the earthquake.
10. Silver candlesticks made the table setting more formal.

Oral Quiz 30
1. Hawaiian hospitality is hearty and sincere.
2. In the early morning, surfers ride the waves.
3. Luckily, few kinds of sharks see people as prey.
4. You must be hardy and brave to explore the volcanoes.
5. Hawaiians of old would pray to a volcano goddess.
6. They hoped that she would accept their offerings.
7. Nothing except the best offerings would do.
8. In the hula, every action is a symbol with meaning.
9. Some hulas express joy, whereas others express mourning.
10. Hawaiian musical instruments include the drum and the ukulele, but not the cymbal.

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Oral Quiz 31
1. The field trip took months of preparation by our art teacher.
2. A signed permission slip from a parent is necessary for those who want to attend.
3. We heard a rumor about the art museum being closed, but it wasn’t true.
4. The museum’s director greeted us at the entrance.
5. He led us to the permanent exhibit of French artists.
6. The paintings were displayed in parallel galleries.
7. We rested from time to time so as not to exhaust ourselves.
8. Many paintings reflected the environment of French villages.
9. What a fascinating display of artwork!
10. I bought a book that explained the background of each artist.

Oral Quiz 32
1. Our school orchestra will present a concert in the auditorium.
2. This will not be a typical program.
3. The sound system has been updated to improve the acoustics.
4. Every family in the neighborhood received an invitation.
5. The invitation contained information about other school programs.

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6. Babysitters will look after younger children in the gymnasium.
7. Students have donated a variety of toys to keep the children busy.
8. My mother has always preferred leaving my sister Molly with a neighbor.
9. That’s because Molly’s curiosity can be a problem.
10. Her wonderful imagination sometimes gets her into trouble!

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