Weekly Lists

Week 10

Suffixes

A base word / root word

is a simple English word.

A suffix is added to the end of a

base/root word to change

the word's form and meaning


-ly = "like, how, when"

-ment = "the act of" or

"the state or condition of"

-ness = "the quality of" or "the condition of"

-less = "without"

-ful = "full of" or "the quantity needed to fill"


1. costly

2. blankly

3. basement

4. blissful

5. rudely

6. fondness

7. shyly

8. spotless

9. shipment

10. hopeless

Challenge Words:

thankfulness

requirement

entirely

Learned Words:

always

greatness

many


Week 9

Final long vowel sound

ā)= digraph ay

(ē)= digraph ee or vowel y

(ī)= vowel y

(ō)= digraph ow

(ū)= digraph ue


1. shallow

2. window

3. firefly

4. display

5. rescue

6. supply

7. three

8. agree

9. away

10. party

Challenge Words:

committee

scarecrow

continue

Learned Words:

money

value

know



Week 8

Double Consonant

Accented and Unaccented Syllables - The vowel sound in an unaccented syllable, especially the final syllable, can be spelled -o instead of -u.

1. seldom

2. common

3. lesson

4. bottom

5. ballot

6. canyon

7. gallop

8. cotton

9. blossom

10. kingdom

Challenge Words:

boredom

freedom

consonant

Learned Words:

welcome

city

Monday


Week 7

Double Consonant

1. rabbit

2. happen

3. sudden

4. attic

5. hammer

6. better

7. fossil

8. butter

9. puppy

10. gossip

Challenge Words:

bracket

bucket

different

Learned Words:

pretty

listen

dozen


Week 6

Bossy R

-er, -ar, -or


1. rather

2. hermit

3. garment

4. farther

5. swerve

6. carve

7. forbid

8. border

9. power

10. market

Challenge Words:

persistent

expertise

answer

Learned Words:

father

mother

third


Week 5:

VCCV WORDS:

Syllable Division VC / CV

When you hear /k/:

-after a short vowel in a two

or more syllable word

it is usually -c

absent

hectic

splendid

index

tablet

trumpet

metric

picnic

frantic

public

Challenge Words:

majestic

electric

athletic

Learned Words:

often

other

brother


Week 4

Diphthongs

two vowel sounds that blend into one

When you hear /oy/:

-oi … first or middle syllable

-oy … final position


When you hear /ow/:

-ou … first or middle syllable

-ow … final position

-ow … before final -n or -l

hoist

poison

ploy

oyster

convoy

mound

sour

chow

plow

scowl


Challenge words:

countdown

royal

appoint

Learned words:

should

outcome

thousand



Week 3:

Reliable spellings of /ch/ and compound words:

When you hear /ch/:

-tch … after a short vowel

-ch… after a consonant

after two vowels

beginning of a word

lunchroom

matchstick

backpack

checkbook

backbone

landscape

footprint

landmark

bathtub

windswept


Challenge Words:

grandchildren

butterscotch

basketball


Learned Words:

anybody

someone

sometimes


Week 2:

Reliable spellings of /k/:

kick

stock

slick

scalp

clang

craft

crane

drink

creep

stink

Challenge Words:

confuse

confiscate

capsule

Learned Words:

some

school

cent


Week 1:

Closed Syllables and Silent -e Syllables:

chose

smile

handshake

stampede

concrete

strike

costume

thrive

athlete

share

Challenge Words:

complete

timberline

envelope

Learned Words:

come

city

are