Fundations

Unit 1

Week 1

Extra Practice
Dictation Practice





 


Spelling Pattern Focus: closed syllables


example words
 rush quiz blend that
 brunch shrimp stump strap
 branch stand blush crop

 Week 2

Extra Practice
Dictation Practice






 
Spelling Pattern Focus: closed syllables

example words
quickchuckmilktick
chimpquackclockkit
brickJackfastwith






Unit 2


Week 1

Extra Practice
Dictation Practice

Trick Words

**Be able to spell each word**

shallpull
full 


Spelling Pattern Focus: bonus letters


example words
 brass shell gruff stiff
 still dress thrill stuff
 class chess chill cross

 Week 2

Extra Practice
Dictation Practice

Trick Words

**Be able to spell each word**

bothtalk
walk
 
Spelling Pattern Focus: glued (welded) sounds

example words
thingblankswingjunk
strongstingstunghall









Unit 3

A closed syllable has one short vowel and is followed by consonants.
closed syllable exception has one vowel and is followed by consonants. However the vowel is long.

How to mark up a closed syllable exception:

Week 1

Extra Practice
Dictation Practice

Trick Words

**Be able to spell each word**

donegoes
pretty 


Spelling Pattern Focus: closed syllable 

                             exceptions


example words
coldscoldwildpost
coltfindhostgrind
boltchildblindmild




Unit 4


Week 1

Extra Practice
Dictation Practice

Trick Words

**Be able to spell each word**

againplease
animal 


Spelling Pattern Focus: suffixes


example words
 printed kindest stronger tallest
 listed lungs fixes filling
 punted folded golfer tosses

 Week 2

Extra Practice
Dictation Practice

Trick Words

**Be able to spell each word**

sureuse
used
 
Spelling Pattern Focus: suffixes

example words
 spilledsplashedspelleddrilled
 brushedhostedpressedtwisted
 thrilledwinked bumped scolded 









Unit 5


Week 1
(10/29 - 11/2)

Extra Practice
Dictation Practice

Trick Words

**Be able to spell each word**

againstknew
know 


Spelling Pattern Focus: multisyllabic words


example words
 nutshell muffin insist pilgrim
 public shellfish nutmeg disrupt
 cobweb tennis catfish cannot

 Week 2
(11/5 - 11/9)

Extra Practice
Dictation Practice

Trick Words

**Be able to spell each word**

alwaysoften
once
 
Spelling Pattern Focus: suffixes

example words
 respectfulpunishment kindnesschildish
 shipmentlimitless handfulthankful
       









Unit 6


Week 1
(11/12 - 11/16)

Extra Practice
Dictation Practice

Trick Words

**Be able to spell each word**

onlyhouse
move 


Spelling Pattern Focus: v-e syllables


example words
 code prize tape tape
 Pete tube hope Jane
 late mule chase broke

 Week 2
(11/26 - 11/30)

Extra Practice
Dictation Practice

Trick Words

**Be able to spell each word**

rightplace
together
 
Spelling Pattern Focus: multisyllable words
                                                        (with one syllable a v-e)

example words
 flagpoleexhale inviteunsafe
 trombonevolume sunriseathlete
 costumeumpirepostponeconcrete









Unit 7


Week 1
(12/3 - 12/7)

Extra Practice
Dictation Practice

Trick Words

**Be able to spell each word**

eightlarge
change 


Spelling Pattern Focus: open syllables


example words
  no basic we remote
 fry relax pry hi
 why cry fly so

 Week 2
(12/10 - 12/14)

Extra Practice
Dictation Practice

Trick Words

**Be able to spell each word**

cityevery
family
 
Spelling Pattern Focus: "y" as a vowel


example words
 grumpycrunchy bunnytiny
 rubyplenty luckyfluffy
 dizzyuglyangrychilly






 Week 3
(12/17 - 12/21)

Extra Practice
Dictation Practice

Trick Words

**Be able to spell each word**


nightcarry
something
 
Spelling Pattern Focus: suffixes y, ly, ty


example words

 safetybravely grumpychilly
 ninetygrumpy fluffysafety











Unit 8


Week 1
(1/2 - 1/11)

Extra Practice 1
Extra Practice 2
Dictation Practice

Trick Words

**Be able to spell each word**

worldanswer
different 


Spelling Pattern Focus: r-controlled 

                          syllables (ar & or)


example words
 porkfarmcornharp
 sportstormfortporch
 hornetparktardythorns




Unit 9



Week 1
(1/14 - 1/18)

Extra Practice
Dictation Practice

Trick Words

**Be able to spell each word**

picturelearn
earth 


Spelling Pattern Focus: r-controlled 

                          syllables (er, ir, ur)


example words
 twirlsurffernhurt
 firstwhirlbirchbirth
 skirtturndirt

 Week 2
(1/22 - 1/25)

Extra Practice
Dictation Practice

Trick Words

**Be able to spell each word**

motherfather
brother 
 

Spelling Pattern Focus: r-controlled 

                          syllables (er, ir, ur)


example words
 termitesturdythirstylobster
 disturbnumberbakerruler
 thirtyordercarpenter




Unit 10



Week 1
(1/28 - 2/1)

Extra Practice
Dictation Practice

Trick Words

**Be able to spell each word**

greatcountry
away 


Spelling Pattern Focus: double vowel 

                          syllables (ai, ay)


example words
 sprayfainthaytrail
 bayraidtraygray
 baitstaybrainray

 Week 2
(2/4 - 2/8)

Extra Practice
Dictation Practice

Trick Words

**Be able to spell each word**

Americaschool
thought 
 

Spelling Pattern Focus: double vowel

                          syllables (ai, ay)


example words
 birthdayexplainrunwayairport
 crayonwaitedremaincomplain
 subwaypainfulrepairSunday




Unit 11



Week 1
(2/11 - 2/15)

Extra Practice
Dictation Practice

Trick Words

**Be able to spell each word**

sonwon
whose 


Spelling Pattern Focus: double vowel 

                         syllables (ea, ee, ey)


example words
 meatsleepkeyspeed
 beardsheetscreenclean
 freecreakfleasteal

 Week 2
(2/19 - 2/22)

Extra Practice
Dictation Practice

Trick Words

**Be able to spell each word**

breakfasthead
ready 
 

Spelling Pattern Focus: double vowel

                         syllables (ea, ee, ey)


example words
 kidneythirteenvalleybeaver
 turkeytrolleysneakerschimney
 disagreejerseyhockeyindeed




Unit 12



Week 1
(2/26 - 3/1)

Extra Practice
Dictation Practice

Trick Words

**Be able to spell each word**

favoriteearly
ocean 


Spelling Pattern Focus: double vowel 

                         syllables (oi, oy)


example words
  toybroiljoyfulmoist
 destroyoilpointsspoil
 noisysoilpaperboyfoil




Week 1
(3/4 - 3/8)

Extra Practice
Dictation Practice

Trick Words

**Be able to spell each word**

MondayTuesday
cousin 


Spelling Pattern Focus: double vowel 

                        syllables (oa, oe, ow)


example words
 loaftoeglowsnow
 throwntoasttoadgoat
 boatroadroastcoat

 Week 2
(3/11 - 3/15)

Extra Practice
Dictation Practice

Trick Words

**Be able to spell each word**

losetomorrow
beautiful 
 

Spelling Pattern Focus: double vowel

                        syllables (oa, oe, ow)


example words
 charcoalyellowcockroachtoaster
 approachrainbowshowingroasted
 lowestcoasterfoamygrowing



Week 1
(3/18 - 3/22)

Extra Practice
Dictation Practice

Trick Words

**Be able to spell each word**

Wednesday Thursday
Saturday 


Spelling Pattern Focus: double vowel 

                        syllables (ou & ow)


example words
 flowercloudywowscout
 powerchowderfoulnow
 frownclowncountscout

 Week 2
(3/11 - 3/15)

Extra Practice
Dictation Practice

Trick Words

**Be able to spell each word**

boughtbrought
piece 
 

Spelling Pattern Focus: double vowel

                        syllables (ou & ow)


example words
 couchshowerfoundowl
 southoutloudsound
 lousyshouttowergown



Week 1
(4/1 - 4/5)

Extra Practice
Dictation Practice

Trick Words

**Be able to spell each word**

JanuaryFebruary
July 


Spelling Pattern Focus: double vowel 

                  syllables (oo, ou, ue, ew)


example words
 newsouproosterargue
 stewflewblueigloo
 groupchewstewhoop

 Week 2
(4/8 - 4/12)

Extra Practice
Dictation Practice

Trick Words

**Be able to spell each word**

enoughspecial
December 
 

Spelling Pattern Focus: double vowel

                  syllables (oo, ou, ue, ew)


example words
 truebloomingdrewshoot
 cueshampoovalueoutgrew
 mildewpoolgroupdrool



Week 1
(4/15 - 4/16, 4/23 - 4/26)

Extra Practice
Dictation Practice

Trick Words

**Be able to spell each word**

Augustdaughter
laugh 


Spelling Pattern Focus: double vowel 

                       syllables (au, aw)


example words
 faucetdawncrayfishhaunt
 squawksaucerawhideastronaut
 laundrydrawfaultawful




Week 1
(4/29 - 5/10)

Extra Practice
Dictation Practice

Trick Words

**Be able to spell each word**

troublecouple
young 


Spelling Pattern Focus: consonant-le


example words
 purpleturtlebeagleneedle
 cradlestaplegobblecandle
 tableriddleapplebugle




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