4th Grade Spelling Unit D-1

This is the first unit in our 4th grade spelling series. This week, students will learn to spell words with the short-e and short-a vowel sounds. Word list: package, bandage, elephant, spend, activity, dwell, eggplant, enter, rapid, meant, nonsense, festive, scrap, alligator, attitude, taxes, measure, shelf, camper, and special.

Spelling List
This list has short-a and short-e spelling words. Full list: package, taxes, attitude, bandage, rapid, alligator, camper, activity, scrap, eggplant, meant, nonsense, measure, spend, festive, special, enter, shelf, elephant, and dwell. Review words: edit, ramp, began. Challenge words: absence and except.
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Worksheets
This page contains phonics questions, vocabulary questions, and more.
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Some of these sentences have misspelled words. If each word in the sentence is spelled correctly, write the word CORRECT on the line. If a word in the sentence is misspelled, write the correct spelling on the line.
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The letters in your spelling words are all mixed up. Can you unscramble them and make sure each one is spelled correctly?
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Write each short-a and short-e spelling word two times using your neatest cursive handwriting.
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For this activity, students will create their own puzzle using their spelling words. Then they can have a classmate or family member solve it.
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Each of the 25 spelling words are hidden in this wordsearch. Search for them diagonally, horizontally, and vertically.
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Students will practice their typing skills by typing their spelling words into sentences.
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Flashcards
Here's a set of 25 flashcards. Use them to play spelling games or for peer study sessions. (One student can draw a card at random and ask the a partner to spell the word.)
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Alphabetical Order
Rewrite each word group alphabetically.
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Use scissors to cut out the spelling words. Then sort them alphabetically on the worksheet. Then use a glue stick to attach them to the page.
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Write the complete D1 spelling list, including challenge and review words, in alphabetical order on the lines given.
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Spelling Test
Hand out this page when you give your weekly spelling test. There are lines for students to write all 25 spelling words.
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Teachers can read these sentences when giving the spelling posttest at the end of the week.
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Master Lists
Here's the master word list for all grade 4 spelling units in the STW spelling series. There are 30 units, plus 4 holiday units, plus 4 themed units.
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Spelling Unit D-2

Next week, students will practice spelling words with the short-i, short-o, and short-u vowel sounds. List includes the words costume, cousin, octopus, important, cotton, swift, fling, window, olive, shrimp, follower, fudge, suddenly, prompt, switch, building, crunch, shock, imitate, and kitchen.

4th Grade Spelling (Full Index)

Link to any page in our 4th grade spelling curriculum from this page.

4th Grade Reading Comprehension

STW has scored of reading comprehension passages for 4th grade students. Includes fiction, non-fiction, poems, and more.