Niles Adventist School

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4th Grade Spelling Lists
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4th Grade Spelling

Week 1
(long a: a-e, ai, ay, eigh)
1.paste
2.praise
3.stray
4.freight
5.scale
6.trail
7.delay
8.eighty
9. brave
10. explain
11. crayon
12. place
13. erase
14. railway
15. mayor
16. brain
17. claim
18. gaze
19. spray
20. Weigh
 
 
Week 2
(long e: ea, ee, ie, ey)
1.cheese
2.eager
3.repeat
4.scream
5.piece
6.wheat
7.agree
8.grief
9. bleed
10. chief
11. valley
12. shield
13. money
14. season
15. jockey
16. eagle
17. monkey
18. degrees
19. beetle
20. honey
 
  
Week 3
(long i: i-e, I, ight, y)
1.  highest
2.  invite
3. define
4. mild
5. shy
6. find
7. night
8. style
9. flight
10. midnight
11. type
12. might
13. spy
14. kindness
15. polite
16. ideas
17. cry
18. cried
19. reptiles
20.arrive
  
 
Week 4
(long o: o-e, ow, oa)
  1. explode
  2. pillow
  3. arrow
  4. road
  5. antelope
  6. borrow
  7. boat
  8. throw
  9. whole
  10. window
  11. coast
  12. yellow
  13. grove
  14. show
  15. own
  16. elbow
  17. broke
  18. following
  19. drove
  20. coach
  
Week 5
(long u: ue, ew, oo, ui, ew)
  1. bruise
  2. troop
  3. proof
  4. view
  5. broom
  6. crew
  7. smooth
  8. huge
  9. teaspoon
  10. rescue
  11. choose
  12. produce
  13. balloon
  14. raccoon
  15. rooster
  16. argue
  17. juice
  18. shampoo
  19. clue
  20. fruit
  
Week 6
(hard & soft c, g)
  1. crawling
  2. gerbil
  3. giraffe
  4. current
  5. gentle
  6. cable
  7. guard
  8. guide
  9. gasoline
  10. local
  11. camera
  12. glacier
  13. cabinet
  14. hinge
  15. common
  16. genius
  17. police
  18. celery
  19. genuine
  20. allowance
  
Week 7
(/k/ end of words)
  1. music
  2. picnic
3.hardback
4. frantic
5. croak
6. neck
7. attack
8. graphic
9. knock
10. backpack
11. track
12. clock
13. shipwreck
14. struck
15. basic
16. creek
17. speak
18. flock
19. check
20.shook
 
  
Week 8
 
1.  knit
2.  kneel
3. thumb
4. combed
5. lambs
6. should
7. couldn’t
8. would’ve
9. honor
10. honest
11. listen
12. fasten
13. kitchen
14. written
15. wrong
16. wrestle
17. through
18. answer
19. castle
20. knives
  
 
Week 9
(Review)
  1. crawling
  2. giraffe
  3. current
  4. gentle
  5. cable
  6. guard
  7. local
  8. guide
  9. camera
  10. gasoline
  11. cabinet
  12. glacier
  13. common
  14. recess
  15. police
  16. pencil
  17. genuine
  18. giant
  19. agent
  20. certain
  21. rose
  22. soak
  23. bone
  24. oak
  25. robe
  26. broke
  27. globe
  28. stone
  29. vote
  30. soap
  31. spoke
  32. toad
  33. coat
  34. mole
  35. roar
  36. music
  37. picnic
  38. hardback
  39. frantic
  40. croak
  41. neck
  42. attack
  43. graphic
  44. knock
  45. backpack
  46. track
  47. clock
  48. shipwreck
  49. struck
  50. basic
  51. creek
  52. speak
  53. flock
  54. check
  55. shook
  
Week 10
(/ou/ ou, ow, /oi/)
1.  moisture
2.  sour
3. sound
4. rejoice
5. plowing
6. mouth
7. crowded
8. noise
9. joint
10. towering
11. about
12. allow
13. bounce
14. poison
15. sprout
16. rejoin
17. scowling
18. grounded
19. growls
20.showered
 
  
Week 11
(/ur/ er, ear, ir, ur))
1.  heard
2.  clerk
3. shirt
4. serve
5. monster
6. pearl
7. term
8. earnest
9. hurt
10. perfect
11. purpose
12. early
13. worth
14. search
15. turtles
16. nerve
17. return
18. circle
19. further
20. herself
 
 
Week 12
(r-controlled vowels, ar)
1.  spared
2.  unfair
3. sportswear
4. despair
5. snare
6. dairy
7. outerwear
8. stairs
9. glare
10. careless
11. barely
12. wheelchair
13. anywhere
14. share
15. somewhere
16. beware
17. compare
18. nowhere
19. barefoot
20. library
  
 
Week 13
(/ch/, /tch/)
1.  clutch
2.  ranch
3. stopwatch
4. snatch
5. chorus
6. kitchen
7. pinch
8. chill
9. crutch
10. torch
11. perch
12. patchwork
13. choice
14. scratch
15. chapter
16. reach
17. stretch
18. cheetah
19.champion
20.catcher
 
  
Week 14
(ge, dge)
1.lodge
2.nudge
3. hedge
4. village
5. badger
6. rage
7. strange
8. judge
9. garage
10. range
11. bridge
12. package
13. dodge
14. charge
15. garbage
16. change
17. storage
18. edge
19. advantage
20.pledge
 
  
Week 15
(schwa)
1.honesty
2.evenly
3. absent
4. pigeon
5. captain
6. bottom
7. album
8. ballot
9. organ
10. canyon
11. gallon
12. wisdom
13. custom
14. gallop
15. horizon
16. reason
17. happen
18. stadium
19.problem
20.welcome
  
 
Week 16
 
1.open
2.seldom
3. system
4. person
5. lesson
6. crimson
7. cannon
8. fountain
9. opinion
10. parrot
11. camel
12. above
13. confront
14. enemy
15. cousin
16. mountain
17. ocean
18. famous
19. jewels
20. terrific
 
  
Week 17
 
1.anywhere
2.unfair
3. share
4. barely
5. choice
6. pinch
7. reach
8. chapter
9. change
10. village
11. pledge
12. advantage
13. honesty
14. wisdom
15. reason
16. welcome
17. above
18. lesson
19. opinion
20.mountain
 
 
Week 18
(qu, squ)
1.squeak
2.square
3. quart
4. quill
5. quilt
6. quarrel
7. squeal
8. question
9. quit
10. quack
11. squash
12. squid
13. quarter
14. squeeze
15. squint
16. quote
17. quake
18. squirm
19. Squirrel
20.squish
 
  
Week 19
(contractions)
1.we would (we’d)
2.will not (won’t)
3. he would (he’d)
4. could have (could’ve)
5. I would (I’d)
6. she would      (she’d)
7. should not (shouldn’t)
8. there have (there’ve)
9. you would     (you’d)
10. I will (I’ll)
11. they would    (they’d)
12. could not  (couldn’t)
13. you are (you’re)
14. who have (who’ve)
15. would not (wouldn’t)
16. there have (there’ve)
17. they are (they’re)
18. here is (here’s)
19. she will (she’ll)
20. he will (he’ll)
 
  
Week 20
(number words)
  1. ninth
  1. eleven
  2. forty
  3. eighteen
  4. twenty
  5. fourteen
  6. thirteen
  7. sixty
  8. fiftieth
  9. fifth
  10. seventeen
  11. thousand
  12. eighth
  13. thirty
  14. fifteen
  15. hundred
  16. million
  17. twelve
  18. sixteen
  19. ninety
  
Week 21
(frequently misspelled words)
  1. except
2.ocean
3. surprise
4. Christian
5. cousin
6. heat
7. machine
8. decide
9. meant
10. together
11. against
12. answer
13. soldier
14. laugh
15. autumn
16. young
17. country
18. finally
19. tomorrow
20. another
 
  
Week 22
(prefixes: re-, un-)
1.review
2.untie
3. unhook
4. reappear
5. rewind
6. reshape
7. unable
8. unequal
9. unpaid
10. remove
11. unpack
12. rename
13. retake
14. uncover
15. unbroken
16. unwrap
17. recount
18. regroup
19. Repack
20.unbeaten
 
 
Week 23
(words ending in -er, -or)
1.trader
2.visitor
3. actor
4. leader
5. speaker
6. listener
7. golfer
8. editor
9. operator
10. owner
11. collector
12. inventor
13. follower
14. writer
15. protector
16. vapor
17. stranger
18. director
19. officer
20.teacher
 
  
Week 24
(words ending in: en, in, on)
1.cotton
2.chicken
3. treason
4. bitten
5. sudden
6. wooden
7. violin
8. javelin
9. awaken
10. ribbon
11. canyon
12. frozen
13. napkin
14. forgotten
15. skeleton
16. Boston
17. dolphin
18. broken
19. pumpkin
20. lengthen
 
  
Week 25
(plurals: s, es, change y to I
and add es)
1.bunnies
2.bushes
3. crutches
4. taxes
5. dollars
6. studies
7. fries
8. carpets
9. classes
10. lunches
11. catches
12. brushes
13. overpasses
14. supplies
15. eyelashes
16. sandwiches
17. dragonflies
18. sidewalks
19. enemies
20. countries
 
  
Week 26
(plurals: change f to v and add es)
1.leaf
2.leaves
3. calf
4. calves
5. wolf
6. wolves
7. knife
8. knives
9. hoof
10. hooves
11. thief
12. thieves
13. loaf
14. loaves
15. live
16. lives
17. half
18. halves
19. shelf
20. shelves
 
  
Week 27
(possessives)
1.brother’s
2.brothers’
3. friend’s
4. friends’
5. aunt’s
6. aunts’
7. girl’s
8. girls’
9. teacher’s
10. teachers’
11. mother’s
12. mothers’
13. father’s
14. fathers’
15. sister’s
16. sisters’
17. doctor’s
18.doctors’
19.parent’s
20.parents’
 
  
Week 28
(silent consonants)
1.sign
2.climb
3. design
4. thumb
5. assign
6. wreath
7. unknown
8. align
9. written
10. science
11. often
12. scent
13. limb
14. soften
15. doubt
16. wrestle
17. island
18. numb
19. aisle
20. debt
 
  
Week 29
(homophones)
1.steel
2.steal
3. break
4. brake
5. whose
6. who’s
7. board
8. bored
9. role
10. roll
11. due
12. dew
13. their
14. there
15. they’re
16. would
17. wood
18. pour
19. poor
20. pore
 
  
Week 30
(homographs)
1.dove
2.dove
3. live
4. live
5. read
6. read
7. wind
8. wind
9. present
10. present
11. bow
12. bow
13. lead
14. lead
15. bass
16. bass
17. wound
18. wound
19. close
20. close
 
  
Week 31
(change y to I and and –er or –est)
1.happy
2.happier
3. happiest
4. chilly
5. chillier
6. chilliest
7. rainy
8. rainier
9. rainiest
10. funny
11. funnier
12. funniest
13. cloudy
14. cloudier
15. cloudiest
16. windy
17. windier
18. windiest
19. pretty
20. prettier
 
  
Week 32
(compound words)
1.basketball
2.blueberry
3. everybody
4. breakfast
5. footsteps
6. something
7. fingerprint
8. outspoken
9. goodbye
10. homestretch
11. upstairs
12. motorcycle
13. toothbrush
14. snapshot
15. homework
16. highway
17. flashlight
18. peanut
19. suitcase
20. grandparents
 
  
Week 33
 
1.telephone
2.period
3. exciting
4. November
5. continue
6. computer
7. hurricane
8. tornado
9. however
10. together
11. rectangle
12. paragraph
13. fantastic
14. magazine
15. volunteer
16. principal
17. electric
18. beginning
19. surprising
20. area
 
  
Week 34
(suffixes: -ful, -less, -ness, -ly, -ment)
  1. cheerful
  2. gently
  3. respectful
  4. painless
  5. shipment
  6. repayment
  7. darkness
  8. hopeful
  9. suddenly
  10. really
  11. homeless
  12. illness
  13. enjoyment
  14. joyful
  15. helpless
  16. wonderful
  17. lonely
  18. trustful
  19. lately
powerful

Niles Adventist School

110 N Fairview Ave

Niles, MI 49120-1570