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Unit 27 Spelling Words

Scientific Spelling: Unit 27 Spelling Words

A combining form is a word part found in the Greek language. Much of the Greek language is composed of words with multiple combining meanings. The difference between a combining form and a root is that Greek combining forms usually hold the same importance of a word. Ten to twelve percent of our language comes from Greek.

 

This week, we are focusing on the Greek combining forms graph/gram- and meter/metr-. The combining form “graph/gram -”, means “write/draw.” The combining form “meter/metr-”, means “measure”.

 

There will be a spelling test over the following words on Friday, April 21st, 2017:

  1. graphic                                                         6. metric
  2. paragraph                                                    7. perimeter
  3. graphite                                                        8. speedometer
  4. grammar                                                       9. diameter
  5. diagram                                                         10. pedometer

Unit 23 Spelling Words

Scientific Spelling: Unit 23 Spelling Words

Root syllables usually receive the stress in a word and therefore usually have a short or a long vowel sound. Most Latin roots are bound morphemes, meaning they must be attached to another word part to create a recognizable word. In Latin words, the root usually holds a greater importance to the meaning of the word than the affix.

 

This week, we are focusing on the Latin roots, script- and dict-. The root word “script -”, means “to write.” The root word “dict-”, means “to say”.

 

Example: The word ‘unscripted’ means, not written.

There will be a spelling test over the following words on Friday, March 3th, 2017:

  1. unscripted                                                   6. dictionary
  2. manuscript                                                  7. dictation 
  3. transcript                                                    8. dictator
  4. prescription                                                 9. predict
  5. inscription                                                   10. contradict

Unit 22 Spelling List

Scientific Spelling: Unit 22 Spelling Words

Word parts added to the beginning of a base word are called prefixes. This week, we are focusing on the Latin prefix de-. The prefix this week means down or the removal of.

 

Example: The word ‘hydrate’, means to absorb water. When you add the prefix de-, the new word is ‘dehydrate’ which means to not absorb water.

There will be a spelling test over the following words on Friday, February 24th, 2017:

  1. decode                                                           6. defeated
  2. decline                                                          7. decompose         
  3. deconstruct                                                   8. deactivate
  4. deduction                                                      9. decay
  5. destroy                                                          10. demolish

Unit 21 Spelling Words

Scientific Spelling: Unit 21 Spelling Words

 

Root syllables usually receive the stress in a word and therefore usually have a short or a long vowel sound. Most Latin roots are bound morphemes, meaning they must be attached to another word part to create a recognizable word. In Latin words, the root holds a greater importance to the meaning of the word than the affix.

 

This week, we are focusing on the Latin roots, vis-, vid-, and audi-. The root words “vis -” and “vid-“ mean “to see.” The root word “audi-”, means “to hear”.

 

 

There will be a spelling test over the following words on Friday, February 17, 2017:

  1. audience                                                      6. invisibility
  2. auditorium                                                 7. envision
  3. audition                                                       8. visitation
  4. inaudible                                                     9. visualization
  5. audiovisual                                              10. visionary

Unit 20 Spelling Words

Scientific Spelling: Unit 20 Spelling Words

 

Root syllables usually receive the stress in a word and therefore usually have a short or a long vowel sound. Most Latin roots are bound morphemes, meaning they must be attached to another word part to create a recognizable word. In Latin words, the root holds a greater importance to the meaning of the word that the affix.

 

This week, we are focusing on the Latin roots, struct- and spect-. The root word “struct -”, means “to build.” The root word “spect-”, means “to look”.

 

 

There will be a spelling test over the following words on Friday, February 10, 2017:

  1. spectacle                                                      6. destruction
  2. inspection                                                   7. construction
  3. spectator                                                     8. instruct
  4. introspect                                                    9. structure
  5. retrospect                                                10. destructive

Unit 19 Spelling Words

Scientific Spelling: Unit 19 Spelling Words

 

Root syllables usually receive the stress in a word and therefore usually have a short or a long vowel sound. Most Latin roots are bound morphemes, meaning they must be attached to another word part to create a recognizable word. In Latin words, the root holds a greater importance to the meaning of the word that the affix.

 

This week, we are focusing on the Latin roots, trans- and inter-. The root word “trans -”, means “across.” The root word “inter-”, means “between”.

 

 

There will be a spelling test over the following words on Friday, February 10th, 2017:

  1. transform                                                    6. interfere
  2. transport                                                     7. interview
  3. transplant                                                   8. international
  4. transaction                                                9. intersect
  5. translate                                                   10. interactive

 

Unit 17 Spelling List

Scientific Spelling: Unit 17 Spelling Words

A base word refers to a complete English word, which in turn, might contain a root. Latin words are comprised of prefixes, suffixes, and roots. Roots are the base elements of words that provide consistent patterns used in thousands of common words. This week, we are focusing on the Latin root, -ject. The meaning of –ject is, to throw.

 

There will be a spelling test over the following words on Friday, January 27th, 2017:

  1. interject                                                        6. projector
  2. dejected                                                        7. adjective
  3. objection                                                      8. reject
  4. injection                                                       9. projectile
  5. eject                                                             10. subjected

Unit 16 Spelling Words

Scientific Spelling: Unit 16 Spelling Words

Word parts added to the beginning of a base word are called prefixes. This week, we are focusing on the Latin prefixes, ex- and ad-. The prefixes this week both mean, out.

There will be a spelling test over the following words on Friday, January 20th, 2017:

  1. exchange                                                      6. excuse
  2. exclude                                                         7. adoption  
  3. explode                                                         8. addition
  4. exhale                                                            9. adhesive
  5. expand                                                          10. adjacent

Unit 15 Spelling Words

Scientific Spelling: Unit 15 Spelling Words

Word parts added to the beginning of a base word are called prefixes. This week, we are focusing on the Latin prefixes, in-, il-, im-, and ir-. The prefixes this week all mean, not.

 

Example: The word ‘legal’, means something follows the law. When you add the prefix il-, the new word is ‘illegal’ which means to not follow the law.

There will be a spelling test over the following words on Friday, January 13th, 2017:

  1. indirect                                                         6. illogical
  2. insecure                                                        7. irregular  
  3. insane                                                            8. irresponsible
  4. inactive                                                         9. imperfect
  5. illegal                                                             10. impatient

Unit 14 Spelling Words

Scientific Spelling: Unit 14 Spelling Words

Word parts added to the beginning of a base word are called prefixes. This week, we are focusing on the Latin prefix, dis-. The prefix dis- means not, the absence of, or apart from.

 

Example: The word ‘connect’, means to put together. When you add the prefix dis-, the new word is ‘disconnect’ which means to take apart.

There will be a spelling test over the following words on Friday, January 6th, 2017:

  1. disable                                                        6. disinterested
  2. disability                                                      7. disconnect          
  3. disapprove                                                  8. discourage
  4. disorder                                                       9. disqualify  
  5. disagree                                                      10. disfigured

Unit 10 Spelling Words

Scientific Spelling: Unit 11 Spelling Words

This week, we are focusing on the adjective forming affixes –able and -ible. These are affixes that can change a word from one particular part of speech into an adjective.

Example: The word ‘predict’, is a verb, or action word. If you add the suffix ‘-able’, the word then becomes ‘predictable’, which is now an adjective (describes a noun).

There will be a spelling test over the following words on Friday, November 11th, 2016:

  1. desirable                                                       6. terrible
  2. predictable                                                  7. compatible         
  3. reliable                                                          8. invincible            
  4. laughable                                                      9. eligible     
  5. foldable                                                         10. attainable

Unit 10 Spelling Words

Scientific Spelling: Unit 11 Spelling Words

This week, we are focusing on the noun forming affixes –ance and -ence. These are affixes that can change a word from one particular part of speech into a noun.

Example: The word ‘confer’, is a verb, or action word. If you add the suffix ‘-ence’, the word then becomes ‘conference’, which is now a noun (person, place, thing, animal, idea).

There will be a spelling test over the following words on Friday, November 4th, 2016:

  1. residence                                                     6. circumstance
  2. difference                                                     7. distance   
  3. absence                                                       8. abundance          
  4. conference                                                   9. radiance  
  5. dependence                                                 10. attendance

Unit 9 Spelling Words: More Noun Forming Affixes

Scientific Spelling: Unit 9 Spelling Words
 
This week, we are focusing on the noun transforming affixes –tion, -cian, -ssion. These are affixes that can change a word from one particular part of speech into a noun.
 
Example: The word ‘vacate’, is a verb, or action word. If you add the suffix ‘-tion’, the word then becomes ‘vacation’, which is now a noun (person, place, thing, animal, or feeling).
 
There will be a spelling test over the following words on Friday, October 28th, 2016:
 
1. vacation                     6. politician
2. decoration                  7. musician
3. definition                     8. discussion
4. infection                      9. admission
5. magician                   10. expression
 

Unit 8 Spelling Words: Noun Forming Affixes

cientific Spelling: Unit 8 Spelling Words

This week, we are focusing on the noun transforming affixes –ist and -ism. These are affixes that can change a word from one particular part of speech into a noun.

Example: The word ‘accompany’, is a verb, or action word. If you add the suffix ‘-ist’, the word then becomes ‘accompanist’, which is now a noun (person, place, thing, animal, or feeling).

There will be a spelling test over the following words on Thursday, October 20, 2016:

1. cyclist

2. dentist

3. vocalist

4. antagonist

5. activist

6. criticism

7. realism

8. vandalism

9. socialism

10. nationalism

Unit 7 Spelling Words

Scientific Spelling: Unit 7 Spelling Words
 
The English language is made up of many easily confused words. These words are similar in pronunciation, but the words have different spellings.
 
There will be a spelling test over the following words on Friday, October 14th, 2016:
 
1. whether
2. weather
3. desert
4. dessert
5. to
6. two
7. too
8. their
9. they're
10. there
11. principle
12. principal