SPELLING LESSON 2: WORDS WITH /sh/

chef one who cooks well
chute a steep slide for mail or coal
confusion a mixed-up condition of things
decision making-up one’s own mind
education schooling
emotion feeling
fiction something made-up
insure make sure or certain
issue to give
lotion a liquid containing medicine
machinery an apparatus that does a specific job
measure the capacity of an item
mission going out to do a special assignment
pressure a pushing down
solution the answer to a problem
surely certainly
suspicious causing one to suspect
vacation freedom from school, business, and so forth
vicious mean
vision a dream

Spelling List – Compound Words

afternoon the time of day after 12:00 P.M.
brand-new never been used
childhood the state or period of being a child
deerskin the skin of a dead deer
evildoer someone who does evil
fishermen people who fish for a living
grapefruit a large citrus fruit
hardship something that is troubling to someone
inlet a bay
jaybird a crow
keyboard a musical instrument similar to a piano
landscape the lawn, trees, plants and rocks in a yard
moonlight the light of the moon

Homonym – Spelling List 2

cite quote; refer to
sight act of seeing
knight title of honor
night darkness
sighs deep breathing
size amount of space an object takes up
pries looks into; raises with force
prize reward
higher taller
hire to employ
idle not doing anything
idol an object that is worshipped
isle island
aisle passageway
pried looked into, raised with force
pride high opinion of one’s self
minor person underage
miner works in mines
fined made to pay money as punishment
find to discover

Spelling List Two

birch tree with a smooth outer bark
chirping short, sharp sounds of birds
concentrating focusing one’s thoughts
concern to cause attention or interest
cure method of healing treatment
disturbed troubled or unsettled
early soon after the start of something
earnest serious in purpose
earthquake shaking of the earth’s crust
fluency writing or speaking easily
furnace a container inside which heat is produced to warm a building or melt metals
interrupted stopped in the middle
learn to gain knowledge by instruction
nervous highly excitable or uneasy
operator a person who works a machine
phrases short, colorful expressions
research to study to discover facts; search carefully
service a helpful act
squirm to twist the body
sturdy strong or firm
thirsty needing moisture or drink
thirteen number between twelve and fourteen
urged pressed, pushed, or persuaded
vocabulary the words of a language; alphabetized list of words and their definitions

Spelling 507.1 – Homonyms

cite quote; refer to
sight act of seeing
knight title of honor
night darkness
sighs deep breathing
size amount of space an object takes up
pries looks into; raises with force
prize reward
higher taller
hire to employ
idle not doing anything
idol an object that is worshipped
isle island
aisle passageway
pried looked into, raised with force
pride high opinion of one’s self
minor person underage
miner works in mines
fined made to pay money as punishment
find to discover

Spelling List 501.1 – Diphthongs

abound plentiful, exists in large amounts
account to give an explanation
boiling liquid heated to a steaming point
boycott to purposely avoid a business
coward one who has no courage
decoy a fake bird
doily a lace placemat
flounder a flat fish
jointly together
joyous happy
mountain a piece of earth that is raised higher than a hill
pointing extending towards
poison a substance that often causes injury or death
powder dust-like particles of a dry substance
proudly arrogantly
prowler searcher
royal of a king or his family
tower a high building
vowel a letter that represents a speech sound; a, e, i, o or u (sometimes y or w)
voyage a trip

Spelling List 401.1

4th Grade Spelling

accept to take or receive something
arch a curved structure
argue to have a disagreement
audience people gathered to hear and see
autumn the season called Fall
awkwardly to do something without ease or grace
bald white fur or feathers on the head; no hair on all or part of the scalp
barrel a cylinder-like container made of wood and held together with metal hoops
brain nerve tissue in the skull
claim to state that something is true
drawn past tense of draw; having used a pencil, pen, or brush to make a picture or design
English the people, culture, and language of England
gaily merrily or happily
Greek the people, culture, and language of Greece
language a way of communicating thoughts or feelings with voice
lark a songbird
Latin language of ancient Rome
lawn land covered with mowed grass
pause to stop for a moment
talk to share ideas using the spoken word
walked to have moved about on foot
whack to strike with a blow