Eng. 9/Wallenberg (’08)    

MASTER ENGLISH 9 SPELLING LIST

and

HOW TO DO SPELLING SENTENCES (scroll down)

 pink highlighted words = words designated for spelling sentences and usually most challenging words of the week

Group A

Test Date:__________________

1.        accept vs. except

2.        across

3.        advice

4.        advise

5.        affect vs. effect

6.        a lot

7.        all right

8.        allowed vs. aloud

9.        always

10.     among

11.     analysis

12.     analyze

13.     answer

14.     author

15.     beginning

16.     belief

17.     believe

18.     biography

19.     business

20.     category

21.     character

22.     choose

23.     chose

24.     chosen

25.     counselor

Group B

Test Date:___________________

1.        criticism

2.        criticize

3.        definite

4.        definition

5.        desert (noun)

6.        desert (verb)

7.        dessert

8.        describe

9.        description

10.     disappoint

11.     does

12.     doesn’t

13.     embarrass

14.     environment

15.     excitement

16.     exercise

17.     experience

18.     familiar

19.     February

20.     fiction

21.     finally

22.     forty

23.     fourteen

24.     fourth vs. forth

25.     friend

Group C

Test Date: __________________

1.        government

2.        grammar

3.        hear vs. here

4.        height

5.        hoping

6.        hopping

7.        immediately

8.        its vs. it’s

9.        January

10.     language

11.     lead (verb)

12.     lead (noun)

13.     led

14.     library

15.     literature

16.     lose

17.     losing

18.     loose

19.     meant

20.     minute

21.     necessary

22.     ninth

23.     nineteen

24.     ninety

25.     niece

Group D

Test Date: _________________

1.        occur

2.        occurred

3.        occurrence

4.        occasion

5.        omit

6.        omitted

7.        of vs. have

8.        passed

9.        past (adjective)

10.     past (adverb)

11.     past (noun)

12.     peculiar

13.     performance

14.     poem

15.     prejudice vs. prejudiced

16.     principal (noun)

17.     principal (adjective)

18.     principal (noun = $)

19.     principle

20.     probably

21.     prairie

22.     quiet

23.     quite

24.     realize

25.     receive

Group E

Test Date: __________________

1.        reference

2.        resource

3.        rhyme

4.        rhythm

5.        safety

6.        schedule

7.        science

8.        semester

9.        sentence

10.     separate  (verb)

11.     separate  (adjective)

12.     similar

13.     sincerely

14.     sophomore

15.     speech

16.     surprise

17.     suppose

18.     supposed

19.     than

20.     then

21.     their vs. there vs. they’re

22.     therefore

23.     though

24.     thorough

25.     threw vs. through

Group F

Test Date: __________________

1.        tomorrow

2.        to vs. too vs. too vs. two

3.        tragedy

4.        truly

5.        tried

6.        tries

7.        until

8.        use

9.        used

10.     usable

11.     usually

12.     villain

13.     wear vs. where

14.     weird

15.     were vs. we’re

16.     weather vs. whether

17.     Wednesday

18.     which vs. witch

19.     who’s vs. whose

20.     woman

21.     women

22.     writing

23.     written

24.     writer

25.     your vs. you’re

 

NX-SPELLING HOMEWORK “THEMES” 2007-8

WEEK

TOPIC

TECHNICAL FOCUS OF WEEK

GRS/DOL Rules Sheet  (salmon)

CONNECTION

NX-A

Sports

msf  -1

cap/lc  -1

pend  -1

sp  -1

sp no-excuse  -2

H  -1

H no-excuse  -2

DOL Unit 1

GRS/DOL capitalization rules 1-3

GRS/DOL endmark rules 6-10

GRS/DOL sp rule “I before E” rule 59

NX-B

Titles

and numbers in every sentence

 

abb, esp. numbers  -1

pq  -1

pund  -1

GRS/DOL abb. rules 82-83

GRS/DOL quotation marks & underlining rules 40-41

NX-C

Music and direct quotations in every sentence

msf  -1

pq  -1

pund  -1

frag  -1

ro  -1

GRS/DOL quotation marks & underlining rules 36-39

GRS/DOL fragment & run-on rules 4-5

NX-D

activities/hobbies free time activities  and

apostrophes in every sentence

pa  -1

 

GRS/DOL rule 60: the spelling doubling rule

GRS/DOL apos. rules 51-57

NX-E

What’s hot?

Fads & fashion

semi-colons, colons, dashes, hypens, parentheses—at least one of these in every sentence

psc  -1

Pco  -1

Pd  -1

Ph  -1

P( )  -1

GRS/DOL

Semicolon and colon rules 25-35

GRS/DOL dashes, hyphens, parentheses rules 45-50

NX-F

Family & friends and

TKM vocab words in every sentence

agr  -1

ew  -1

GRS/DOL

rules 61-72

 

 

 

 

 

 

NO-EXCUSE SPELLING SENTENCES HOMEWORK DIRECTIONS

 

On most Mondays:

·        Pretest

·        If you get 100 %, you don’t need to take Friday’s final.

·        You will still need to do the week’s spelling homework, however.

 

Due most Tuesdays:

 

·        Pink Spelling packet exercises AND

·        SPELLING SENTENCES

1.     On the top of your own paper (either typed—worth 1 extra credit point for typing--or hand-written), write the title “SPELLING SENTENCES FOR LIST NX-A.”

2.     Then write the topic of the week and the grammar themes of the week as a sub-title.

Example:  TOPIC OF THE WEEK:  SPORTS

       GRAMMAR THEMES OF THE WEEK: msf, cap/lc,   

                    pend, sp and no-excuse sp, H and no-excuse H

3.     Number the words according to the MASTER SPELLING  LIST NUMBERS

4.     Write the first circled word on the spelling list five times.  Make sure you copy it down correctly from the list!

5.     Then underneath this word, write a sentence using the word correctly. The sentence MUST be about the “topic of the week.”  If two words are listed side by side (such as accept vs. except, you must write a sentence for each word to get full credit.  DOUBLE-SPACE BETWEEN EACH SENTENCE!

Example with the spelling word “were” and using “sports” as the topic of the week: 

             My parents were at the Twins game last night.

6.  Underline, box-in, circle, highlight, or bold the word from the list in each sentence.

7.     Repeat this for every circled word from the master list.

8.     For 1 point EXTRA CREDIT:  Type the sentences OR instead of doing the sentences, write a paragraph using each and every word in the paragraph about this week’s topic.

 

 

 

9.     HERE IS HOW THESE SPELLING SENTENCES ARE GRADED:

a.      The spelling homework is worth 20 points.

b.     You lose 1 point for any misspelled word.  You lose 2 points for any misspelled word from the list.

c.     You lose 2 points for each missing sentence or forgetting to write each word 5 times.

d.     Starting with list NX-A, you lose 1 point for these errors:

                                                                                      i.      pend

                                                                                    ii.      cap/lc

                                                                                  iii.      H

After list NX-A, each week we will add more 1-point deductions according to the GRAMMAR “THEME” OF THE WEEK.  These would be mistakes such as:  ro, frag, pa,  pq,  pund,  psc, pco, pc

                  

On most Fridays:

          •  the FINAL TEST (20 words chosen from the list)

 

 

ON THE NEXT PAGE IS A STUDENT SAMPLE OF HOW TO DO THE SPELLING HOMEWORK   ------------à


 

                                                                                      Amy Matthews

                                                                                      English 9A/4th hour

                                                                                      September 5, 2007

 

Spelling Sentences NX-A

 

TOPIC OF THE WEEK:  SPORTS

GRAMMAR THEMES OF THE WEEK: msf, cap/lc, pend, sp and no-excuse sp, H and no-excuse H

 

1.  accept         accept       accept         accept       accept

            I hope the snowboarding club will accept my application.

 

     except         except       except         except       except

            Everyone is going to the Vikings game except me.

 

5.  affect           affect        affect       affect     affect

            Our team’s score was greatly affected by the number of penalites.

 

      effect          effect        effect       effect     effect

            The effect of the injury was a torn ligament.

 

15.   beginning        beginning         beginning         beginning      beginning

            The beginning games of the season are always pretty scary.

 

20.  category    category           category           category           category

            The Bears ranked right up there in the best teams of the 1980’s category.

 

21.  character   character          character          character          character

It is not only Sammy Sosa’s skills but his character that make him great.