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August 21-25

2nd Grade

Spelling List #1

 

Complex consonant hard and soft C

Principle:  some consonants make two or more different sounds as in c, g, and ck.  (1) “C makes the hard sound /k/ when followed by a, o, or u.

(2) C makes the soft sounds when followed by e, i, or y.”

 

 

  1.  city
  2.  place
  3.  candy
  4.  cold
  5.  face
  6.  circus
  7.  celery
  8.  ceiling
  9.  cent
  10.  coat
  11.  pencil
  12.  card
  13.  circle
  14.  center
  15.  cute

High Frequency Words

  1.  could
  2.  every
  3.  after
  4.  yours
  5.  from

     

    Challenge Words:  fable, citizen

     

Dictation  Sentences

  1. It has been cold every day.
  2. She made a cute face at the circus.

 

August 28-September 1

2nd Grade

Spelling List #2

 

Complex Consonant hard and soft g.

Principle:  Some consonants make two or more different sounds as in c, g, and ck. “G makes the hard sound of g when followed by a, o, or u. G makes the soft sound /j/ when followed by e, i, y.”

 

  1.  gym
  2.  gum
  3.  gem
  4.  goat
  5.  goes
  6.  again
  7.  gate
  8.  gaze
  9.  gallop
  10.  gulp
  11.  gather
  12.  giant
  13.  giraffe
  14.  gauze
  15.  gave

High Frequency Words

  1. think
  2. round
  3. know
  4. once
  5. change

     

    Challenge Words:  compose, decompose

     

Dictation Sentences

  1. I have been sad in the gym again.
  2. The giant was not as tall as a giraffe.

 

September 5-8

2nd Grade

Spelling List #3

 

Complex consonant ck.

Principle:  Some words have patterns that end with consonant letters. (ack, ick) The spelling ck makes the sound of /k/.  When the ck spelling is preceded by a short vowel, the /k/ sound of ck is spelled ck.  (e.g. quack,  wreck) The /k/ sound of ck is spelled with the letter k when preceded by a long vowel sound.   (e.g. bike, cake).

 

  1.  pick
  2.  stuck
  3.  snack
  4.  block
  5.  stick
  6.  quick
  7.  brick
  8.  truck
  9.  track
  10.  shack
  11.  black
  12.  quack
  13.  sick
  14.  stack
  15.  clock

High Frequency Words

  1.  speak
  2.  like
  3.  joke
  4.  hike
  5.  many

     

    Challenge Words:  context, Constitution

     

Dictation Sentences

  1. The black truck was stuck in the mud.
  2. Too many snacks made me sick.

September 11-15

2nd Grade

Spelling List #4

 

Vowel digraphs (e.g., oo-book, fool, ee-feet), diphthongs (e.g., ou-out, ow-cow, oi-coil, oy-toy)

Principle:  “Some words have parts (patterns) that are the same.” “You can find patterns (parts) that are the same in many words.”  “You can use the pattern you know to help you read, write, or spell a word.” 

 

1.   shout

2.   bright

3.   catch

4.   cream

5.   tight

6.   than

7.   pillow

8.   saw

9.   monster

10.  pain

11.  right

12.  strain

13.  team

14.  plant

15.  grant

High Frequency Words

16.  morning

17.  them

18.  when

19.  how

20.  child

 

Challenge Words:  Texan, monuments

Dictation Sentences:

1.  I had ice cream for lunch.

2.  The monster saw my pillow.


 

September 18-22

2nd Grade

Spelling List #5

 

Long vowel silent e  (Vce)

Principle:  Some words have a vowel, a consonant, and a silent e.  The vowel sound is usually the name of the vowel.

 

  1.  name
  2.  nice
  3.  stage
  4.  shine
  5.  globe
  6.  grape
  7.  drive
  8.  nine
  9.  woke
  10.  choke
  11.  ate
  12.  slide
  13.  cube
  14.  awake
  15.  five

High Frequency Words

  1.  made
  2.  over
  3.  walk
  4.  were
  5.  old

     

    Challenge Words:  predictions, Austin

     

Dictation Sentences

  1. My teacher has a nice name.
  2. Can you drive the old truck in the morning?

 

September 25-29

2nd Grade

Spelling List #6

 

Read words with common prefixes (e.g., un-, dis-) and suffixes (e.g., -ly, -less, -ful).  Use prefixes and suffixes to determine the meaning of words (e.g., allow/disallow).

 

  1.  unkind
  2.  unseen
  3.  unloved
  4.  unless
  5.  untie
  6.  undone
  7.  unfed
  8.  manly
  9.  sadly
  10.  gladly
  11.  shyly
  12.  oddly
  13.  boldly
  14.  richly
  15.  curly

    High Frequency Words

  16.  about
  17.  would
  18.  home
  19.  funny
  20.  under

     

    Challenge Words:  American, numeration

     

Dictation Sentences

  1. The unloved and unfed cat was funny.
  2. Do not be unkind to oddly dressed kids.