Vocabulary:

 

From the novel “Run” by Eric Walters

Find synonyms/antonyms and prepare a definition and a sentence for each word demonstrating proper use of the word in all of its forms. Vocabulary work is due, Tuesday, Nov. 9

Noun

Verb

Adjective

Adverb

 

 

 

 

luxury

luxuriate

luxurious (p.62)

luxuriously

necessity

necessitate

necessary

necessarily

 (p. 63)

reluctance

 

reluctant

reluctantly

 (p. 65)

 

 

 

Vocabulary:

 

From the novel “Run” by Eric Walters

Find synonyms/antonyms and prepare a definition and a sentence for each word demonstrating proper use of the word in all of its forms. Vocabulary work is due, Friday, Oct. 22.

Noun

Verb

Adjective

Adverb

annoyance (p.44)

annoy

annoying

annoyingly

awe

awe

awful

awfully (p.46)

persuasion (p.47)

persuade

persuasive

persuasively

grace

grace

graceful (p. 50)

gracefully

 

 

 

Vocabulary:

 

From the novel “Run” by Eric Walters

Prepare a definition and a sentence for each word demonstrating proper use of the word in all of its forms. Definitions and sentences are due, Friday, Oct. 1.

Noun

Verb

Adjective

Adverb

confidence

confide

confidential

confidentially

argument

argue

argumentative

 

outrage

 

outrageous

outrageously

sarcasm

 

sarcastic

sarcastically

 

 

Spelling list for the test : Friday, September 17, 2010

Endings : -er, -or, -ar

-er

-or

-ar

teacher

actor

beggar

worker

sailor

liar

runner

inventor

burglar

swimmer

educator

scholar

banker

captor

 

boxer

doctor

 

 

 

Spelling list. Inspired by "Last Days in Africville" by Dorothy Perkyns

Sentences, definitions due on Tuesday, June 1. Test, Friday, June 4.

Noun

Verb

Adjective

Adverb

apprehension apprehend apprehensive apprehensively
  contrition   contrite contritely
haste hasten hasty hastily
indignation indignant indignantly

   

 

 

Spelling Words for the test, Friday, April 30

Sentences due Tuesday, April 27 

(from: "Last Days in Africville by Dorothy Perkyns)

Noun

Verb

Adjective

Adverb

 inquisitiveness

inquire

inquisitive

 inquisitively

sternness

 

  stern

sternly

 

  beseech

  beseeching

beseechingly

 

presume

 presumptuous

presumptuously

 

 

Spelling: Words from: A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Kids

Definitions, sentences, synonyms, antonyms due Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Test: Friday, April 16, 2010

Noun

Verb

Adjective

Adverb

 

 desolated

p. 12 desolate

 

desolately

graciousness

graced

 

p. 15 gracious

graciously

 

 gallantry

 

 

 

p. 17 gallant

 

gallantly

 

 

compliance

 

p. 18 comply

 

compliant

 

compliantly

 

 

 

Spelling: Words from: A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Kids

Definitions, sentences, synonyms, antonyms due Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Test: Thursday, April 1, 2010

Noun

Verb

Adjective

Adverb

spite

 spited 

p. 26 spiteful

spitefully

shame 

 shamed

p. 28 shameful

shamefully

faintness 

 fainted

p. 32 faint

faintly

 

 

Spelling: Words from: A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Kids

Definitions, sentences, synonyms, antonyms due Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Test: Friday, March 12, 2010

Noun

Verb

Adjective

Adverb

p. 19 glee

 

  gleeful gleefully
smugness

 

  p. 19 smug smugly
serenity

 

  p. 22 serene serenely
acuteness

 

  p. 23 acute acutely
observation

 

p. 25 observe observant  

 

Spelling: Words from: A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Kids

Definitions, sentences, synonyms, antonyms due Monday, February 15

Test: Friday, Feb. 19

Noun

Verb

Adjective

Adverb

fever

 

p. 6 feverish

 

feverishly

confidence

p. 8 confided

 

confidential

confidentially

 

 

 

p. 10 despise

 

despicable

 

despicably

 

 

scorn

 

p. 11 scorned

 

scornful

 

scornfully

 

 

 

Spelling : for the Test: Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010

ie  or ei ? General rule: I before E except after C (watch for exceptions!!)

Long e sound

Long e sound

Exceptions

Ie

Ei after c

Ei not after c

ie after c

believe

receive

protein

species

achieve

deceive

caffeine

 

shield

perceive

codeine

 

fierce

receipt

weird

 

piece

ceiling

seize

 

shriek

conceit

 

 

 

 

Spelling Words for the test, Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009

                Problematic Homophones

     

allowed

aloud  
their there they're
theirs there's  
your

you're

 
waist waste  
wait weight  
which witch  
whose who's  
to two

too

 

 

Spelling list for the test : Thursday, October 29, 2009

Endings : -er, -or, -ar

-er

-or

-ar

teacher

actor

beggar

worker

sailor

liar

runner

inventor

burglar

swimmer

educator

scholar

banker

captor

 

boxer

doctor

 

 

 

Spelling list for the test on Friday, October 16, 2009

Spelling pattern: tricky letter combinations that contain silent letters: 

Pattern wr(silent w)

Pattern gu (silent u)

Pattern sc (sounds like s only)

wrestle

guide

science

wrung

guidance

scientific

wrapped

guinea pig

scissors

wrench

rogue

scenic

wrote

guilty

descend

 

Homophones: words which sound the same but have different spellings and meanings

For the test on Tuesday, November 4, 2008

1. allowed

2. aloud

 

 

3. close

4. clothes

5. buy

6. by

7. bye

 

8. know

9. no

10. ate

11. eight

 

 

12. vary

13. very

14. their

15. there

16. they’re

17. road

18. rode

19. rowed

20. to

21. two

22. too

 

23. wait

24. weight

25. whose

26. who's

 

 

27. weak

28. week

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spelling: Words from: A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Kids

Definitions, sentences, synonyms, antonyms due Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Test: Friday, April 25, 2008

Noun

Verb

Adjective

Adverb

p. 19 glee

 

  gleeful gleefully
smugness

 

  p. 19 smug smugly
serenity

 

  p. 22 serene serenely
acuteness

 

  p. 23 acute acutely
observation

 

p. 25 observe observant  

 

 

 

 

 

Spelling: Words from: A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Kids

Definitions, sentences, synonyms, antonyms due Monday, March 3

Test: Friday, March 7

Noun

Verb

Adjective

Adverb

fever

 

p. 6 feverish

 

feverishly

confidence

p. 8 confided

 

confidential

confidentially

 

 

 

p. 10 despise

 

despicable

 

despicably

 

 

scorn

 

p. 11 scorn

 

scornful

 

scornfully

 

 

 

Spelling: Words from: Africville: A Spirit that Lives on

Definitions, sentences, synonyms, antonyms due Friday, Feb. 1

Test: Thursday, Feb. 6

Noun

Verb

Adjective

Adverb

 

immigration

(p. 23)

 

immigrate

 

 

 

 

intelligence

 

 

intelligent

(p. 23)

 

intelligently

 

resident

 

reside

 

residential

(p. 23)

 

 

 

 

 

conspicuous

(p. 24)

 

conspicuously

 

 

 

Spelling Words for the test, Tuesday, January 11, 2008

 

(from: "Last Days in Africville by Dorothy Perkyns)

Noun

Verb

Adjective

Adverb

  inquiry

inquire

inquisitive

 inquisitively

sternness

 

  stern

sternly

 

  beseech

  beseeching

beseechingly

  doggedness

 

 dogged

doggedly

 

presume

 

presumably

 

 

S

 

 

Spelling List for the test on Tuesday, November 28, 2007

Pattern: Long <e> e.g. here

e_e

            ei

          ey

             eo

theme

neither

money

people

these

either

honey

 

here

 

monkey

 

athlete

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

e

i_e

ae

i

erase

machine

Caesar

view

stereo

regime

archaeology

Ontario

evening

police

 

Canadian

geography

magazine

 

ingenious

hero

 

 

million

 

 

Spelling List for the test on Thursday, November 18, 2007 

Pattern: Long o e.g. go 

oa

            o_e

          ow

             ou

coal

saxophone

know

mould

soap

trombone

bow

shoulder

houseboat

overhear

own

boulder

 

telephone

arrow

       soul            

 

 

follow

 

        ough

o

 

 

although

go

 

 

though

no

 

 

dough

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spelling List for the test on Thursday, November 5, 2007 

Pattern: Long o e.g. go 

oa

            o_e

          ow

        ough

goat

earphone

throw

doughnut

float

quote

burrow

 

bloat

clone

borrow

        o

oatmeal

 

shadow

cold

foam

 

yellow

soda

groan

 

 

November

coast

 

 

ghost

railroad

 

 

buffalo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spelling – Week of May 23, 2006– Test : Friday, June 2, 2006

Endings : -er, -or, -ar

-er

-or

-ar

teacher

actor

beggar

worker

sailor

liar

runner

inventor

burglar

swimmer

educator

scholar

 

 

 

Spelling list for the test on Friday,  May 12, 2006

(inspired by the novel, “A Proper Acadian”)

Noun

Adjective

Adverb

pity

pitiful

pitifully

friend

friendly

 

conscience

conscientious

conscientiously

approval

 

approvingly

fury

furious

furiously

 

 

Spelling list for the test on Thursday, April 13, 2006

Words from “ A Song for Acadia”

Noun

Verb

Adjective

Adverb

silhouette

p. 9 silhouetting

 

 

p. 10 rogue

 

roguish

 

 

skulk

p. 10 skulking

 

p. 11 mischief

 

mischievous

mischievously

p. 12 relief

relieve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spelling Words for the test, Thursday, March 30, 2006

 

(from: "Last Days in Africville by Dorothy Perkyns)

Noun

Verb

Adjective

Adverb

  inquiry

inquire

inquisitive

 inquisitively

sternness

 

  stern

sternly

 

 

  beseeching

beseechingly

  doggedness

 

 dogged

doggedly

 

  sported

  sporting

sportingly

 

presume

 presumptuous

presumably

  unruliness

 

unruly

 

 

 

gnarled

 

 

 

Spelling list for the test on Friday, December 2, 2005 

Spelling pattern: tricky letter combinations that can contain silent letters: 

Pattern -dge

Pattern -mb

Pattern -ain

judge

plumb

chaplain

misjudge

thumb

porcelain

fudge

womb

chieftain

nudge

tomb

uncertain

grudge

jamb

sludge

succumb

budge dumb  
edge    
ledge    
hedge    
dodge    

abridge

   

 

 

Spelling Words for the test, Friday, November 25, 2005

Common Contractions

Contracted form Full form

we’ll

 

she’ll

 

they’ll

 

I’ll

 

he’ll

 

I’d

 

he’d

 

they’d

 

you’d

 

doesn’t

 

aren’t  

won’t

 

haven’t

 

couldn’t

 

shouldn’t  
wouldn't  
could’ve  
should’ve  
would’ve  
I’m  
let’s  
we’ve  
I’ve  
here’s  

 

 

 

 

Spelling 6C             October 25, 2005 Test: Thursday, October 27, 2005

separated

binding

gruffly

scoffed

caught

exclaimed

neighbours

stifle

scowled

angrily

tempted

slightly

 

 

Spelling Words for the test, Friday, April 15, 2005

(from: "The Relentless Terry Fox”)

Noun

Verb

Adjective

Adverb

anonymity   anonymous anonymous
understanding understand understandable understandably
awkwardness   awkward awkwardly
discomfort   uncomfortable uncomfortably
    preposterous preposterously

 

 

Spelling Words for the test, Friday, April 22, 2005

(from: "The Relentless Terry Fox”)

Noun

Verb

Adjective

Adverb

    relentless relentlessly
enormity   enormous enormously
rarity   rare rarely
pretense pretend pretentious pretentiously
reverence revere revered reverently

 

 

 

Spelling Words for the test, Friday, March 11, 2005

(from: "Africville: A Spirit that Lives on”)

Noun

Verb

Adjective

Adverb

education educate educational  
baptism baptize baptismal  
pride   proud proudly
terror terrorize terrible terribly
sneak sneaking sneaky sneakily
curve curved curvy  
       

 

 

Spelling Words for the test, Friday, March 4, 2005

(from: "Africville: A Spirit that Lives on”)

Noun

Verb

Adjective

Adverb

rhythm

 

rhythmic

rhythmically

 

 

probable

probably

swimming

swim

 

swimmingly

commerce

 

commercial

commercially

peculiarity

 

peculiar

peculiarly

commitment

commit

committed

 

colour

colouring

colourful

colourfully

 

Spelling Words for the test, Friday, February 18, 2005

(from: "Last Days in Africville by Dorothy Perkyns)

Noun

Verb

Adjective

Adverb

    unhurried unhurriedly
  uttering utter utterly
apprehension apprehend apprehensive
    contrite contritely
haste hasty hastily
  bounded boundless  
    wistful wistfully
indignation   indignant indignantly

   

 

Spelling Words for the test, Friday, February 11, 2005

(from: "Last Days in Africville by Dorothy Perkyns)

Noun

Verb

Adjective

Adverb

curtness

 

curt

curtly

abruptness

 

abrupt

abruptly

question

questioned

 

questioningly

earnestness

 

earnest

earnestly

anxiety

 

anxious

anxiously

excess

exceed

 

exceedingly

 

 

auxiliary

 

 

covet

covetous

covetously

   

 

Spelling Words for the test, Friday, February 4, 2005

 

(from: "Last Days in Africville by Dorothy Perkyns)

Noun

Verb

Adjective

Adverb

  inquiry

inquire

inquisitive

 inquisitively

sternness

 

  stern

sternly

 

 

  beseeching

beseechingly

  doggedness

 

 dogged

doggedly

 

  sported

  sporting

sportingly

 

presume

 presumptuous

presumably

  unruliness

 

unruly

 

 

 

gnarled

 

 

 

 

Spelling words for the test Friday, January 21, 2005

 (from "A Mighty Big Imagining")

Underlined words are additional Grade Six words

noun

verb

adjective

adverb

sumptuousness

 

sumptuous

sumptuously

regret

regretted

regretful

regretfully

poise

 

poised

 

forlornness

 

forlorn

forlornly

 

 

wan

wanly

 

 

threadbare

 

 

 

becalmed

 

 

winced

wincing

 

quiz

quizzed

quizzical

quizzically

       

 

 

 

 

Spelling: Week of January 4, 2005   Grade Five

(taken from the novel: "Who's a Scaredy-Cat?")

improved

windmill

simmering

mattresses

cautiously

arrangements

convulsive

pitifully

emphatically

terrible

disaster

anxious

telegram

relatives

chorus

 

 

 

 

Spelling: Week of January 4, 2005   Grade Six

(taken from the novel: "Irish Chain")

hastily

certainly

proudly

multiply

quickly

shyly

widely

hurriedly

impatiently

hopefully

watery

weakly

expertly

vividly

originally

slightly

family

occasionally

flatly

probably

 

 

Spelling words for the test on December 10, 2004

Homophones: words which sound the same but have different meanings

 

wrung

rung

 

wrought

rot

 

wrote

rote

 

write

right

  wright

rite

wring

ring

 

wretch

retch

 

wrapped/wrapt rapped rapt

wrapper

rapper

 

 

 

 

 

Spelling list for the test on Wednesday, December 3, 2004

Words related to the Halifax Explosion

noun(s)

verb(s)

adjective(s)

adverb(s)

explosion

explode

explosive

explosively

memorial

memorialize

 

 

regularity

regulate

regular

regularly

ceremony

 

ceremonial

ceremonially

specialness

specialize

special

specially

origin

originate

original

originally

inventor

invent

inventive

inventively

   

 

Spelling list for the test on Friday, November 26, 2004

Spelling pattern: tricky letter combinations that contain silent letters: 

Pattern wr(silent w)

Pattern gu (silent u)

Pattern sc (sounds like s only)

wretched

guild science
wrung guide scientific
wrapped guinea pig scissors
wrench rogue scenic
wrote guilty

descend

wretch guillotine

discern

wrestle   obscene
    sceptre

 

Spelling list for the test on Friday, November 19, 2004

Spelling pattern: tricky letter combinations that can contain silent letters: 

Pattern -dge

Pattern -mb

Pattern -ain

wedge

lamb

fountain

ridge

numb

certain

fridge

comb

mountain

bridge

crumb

curtain

knowledge

limb

villain

badge

climb

bargain

lodge

bomb

captain

 

 

 

Spelling List for the test on Friday, September 10, 2004

 

Pattern: Long e e.g. teen

 

ee

y

ea

ie

 

Terry

years

believe

amputee

Betty

dream

cities

steel

city

screams

achievement

three

society

reason

pieces

indeed

responsibility

 

Leslie

knee

curly

 

 

 

importantly

 

 

 

Spelling List for the test on Friday, September 17, 2004

 

Pattern: Long e e.g. teen

 

e_e

            ei

          ey

             eo

         theme

      neither

      Sydney

       people

         these

       either

      money

Cleo

         here

ceiling

      honey

 

 athlete

 

     monkey

 

 

 

key

  i

          e

        I_e

         ae

            view

         erase     

     machine

     Caesar

     Ontario

        stereo

      regime

   archaeology

           Canadian

evening

      police

 

       ingenious

      geography

 magazine

 

            million

hero      

 

 

Spelling List for the test on Friday, October 8, 2004

 

Pattern: Words ending in long o and their plural form: Most words ending in o take a simple "s" for  the plural form. However there are exceptions to the rule which must be studied. Some words allow two plural forms (‘s’ or ‘es’)

Ends in "o"

     Plural form "s"

(usual plural form)

 

          Ends in "o"

   Plural form "es"

(exceptions)

Ends in "o"

Plural forms  “s” or “es”

Both are possbile

radio

radios

 

echo

echoes

banjo

banjos or banjoes

studio

studios

 

embargo

embargoes

domino

dominoes or dominos

video

videos

 

hero

heroes

mosquito

mosquitoes or mosquitos

dynamo

dynamos

 

potato

potatoes

volcano

volcanoes or volcanos

memo

memos

 

tomato

tomatoes

 

 

patio

patios

 

torpedo

torpedoes

 

 

photo

photos

 

veto

vetoes

 

 

taco

tacos

 

 

 

 

 

rodeo

rodeos

 

 

 

 

 

zero

zeros

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spelling List for the test on Friday, October 15, 2004

 Word families: Noun, Verb, Adjective, Adverb

Halloween 

noun(s) verb(s) adjective(s) adverb(s)
slime

sliminess

slimed slimy slimily
     
creep

creepiness

creeped creepy creepily
     

fright

frighten

frightful

frightfully

gloom

gloomed

gloomy

gloomily

sourness soured sour sourly
bitterness   bitter bitterly

 

Spelling words for the test on Friday, October 29, 2004

 

Homophones: words which sound the same but have different meanings

 

to

two

too

bomb

balm

 

know

no

 

scent

cent

sent

 

guest

guessed

 

guilt

gilt

 

jamb jam  
gorilla guerilla  

lamb

lam

 

 

Spelling words for the test on Friday, November 5, 2004

 

Homophones: words which sound the same but have different meanings

 

wrung

rung

 

wrought

rot

 

wrote

rote

 

write

right

  wright

rite

wring

ring

 

wretch

retch

 

wrapped/wrapt rapped rapt

wrapper

rapper

 

 

 

 

Spelling list for the week of May 3, 2004

(inspired by the novel, “A Proper Acadian”

silhouetting

silhouette

 

skulking

 

 

mischief

mischievous

mischievously

conscience

conscientious

conscientiously

approvingly

approval

 

fury

furious

furiously

 

 

 

Spelling list for the test on Friday, November 28, 2003

Words having a tricky silent letter in their various functions

noun(s)

verb(s)

adjective(s)

adverb(s)

scene

 

scenic

scenically

wrinkle

wrinkled

wrinkly

 

scientist

 

scientific

scientifically

wrong

wronged

wrong

wrongly

wrath

 

wrathful

wrathfully

guilt

 

guilty

guiltily

guardian

guard

guarded

guardedly

 

 

Spelling List for the test on Thursday, October 2, 2003 

Pattern: Long o   e.g. go 

oa

            o_e

          ow

             ou

         coals

      saxophone

      know

       mould

        soap

     telephone

     own

shoulder

         houseboat

spoke

     arrow

 boulder

 

chosen      follow

          

 

   

 

ough

o    

         although

     go

   

        though

      doe

   

dough

         foe

   
 

          oh

   
 

overhear

   

 

 

Spelling List for the test on Thursday, September 25, 2003 

Pattern: Long e e.g. theme 

e_e

            ei

          ey

             eo

         theme

      neither

      Sydney

       people

         these

       either

      money

Cleo

         here

 

      honey

 

 

 

     monkey

 

 

 

 

 

          e

        I_e

         ae

             i

         erase     

     machine

     Caesar

     Vesuvius

        even

      regime

   archaeology

           

evening

 

 

       ingenious

      geography

 

 

           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spelling List for the test on Friday, October 18, 2002

 

Pattern: Long o e.g. go

 

noun(s) verb(s) adjective(s) adverb(s)
archaeology

archaeologist

  archaeological archaeologically
     
geography

geographer

     
  geographical geographically

mould

moulded

mouldy

 

show

showed

showy

showily

poke poked pokey  
coldness   cold coldly
moan moaning    
       
       
       

 

 

Spelling List for the test on Thursday, October 10, 2002

 

Pattern: Long o e.g. go

 

oa

o_e

ow

eau

1. Roald

4. lonely

9. willow

12. plateau
2. moaning

5. casserole

10. fellow

13. beau
3. approach

6. unbroken

11. tomorrow

 
 

7. makeover

 

                    

 

8. opponent

   

 

 

      

 

oe

  o

o

 
14. Joe 17. okay

21. Bodine

 
15. voe 18. nobody

22. coldly

 
16. doe 19. tuberculosis    

      

20. radio

   
       

 

 

Spelling List for the test on Friday, October 4, 2002

 

Pattern: Long o e.g. go

 

oa

o_e

ow

ou

         coal

bulldozer

      follow

       mould

    poacher

those

yellow

shoulder

         boat

poked

rowed

 boulder

 toast

moreover

show

         soul            

 

 

      

 

        ough

        o

   

         although

     maraschino

   

        though

o'clock

   

dough

Toronto

   

      

     
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spelling list for the test on Friday, November 23, 2001

 

Spelling pattern: tricky letter combinations that can contain silent letters:

 

 

Pattern wr(silent w)

Pattern gu (silent u)

Pattern sc (sounds like s only)

wretched

guild science
wrung guide conscience
wrapped guinea pig scissors
wrench rogue scenic
wrote guilty

descend

wretch guillotine

discern

wrestle   obscene
    sceptre
     
     
     
     

 

Spelling list for the test on Friday, November 16, 2001

 

Spelling pattern: tricky letter combinations that can contain silent letters:

 

 

Pattern wr(silent w)

Pattern gu (silent u)

Pattern sc (sounds like s only)

wrought

guess

scene
wrong guest scent
wrath guidance scientific
wrapper guardian scenario
wrinkle guilt

wring guerilla

write guerrilla  
writing guard  
wreck    
wreath    
     
     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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