Spelling Words

  • Students should master reading, spelling aloud, and writing these sight words by the end of First Grade.


    Spelling lessons will be based on our Fundations units which usually last for 2-3 weeks.


    New lists and corresponding flashcards are sent home on the day the new Fundations lesson begins.  A unit Spelling test will be given at the end of each Fundations unit. Please continue to review Spelling words for homework until a new list and flashcards go home, regardless of the day of the week.  Thank you!


    Unit 1:  26 letters of the alphabet and their corresponding sounds

    Unit 2:  a, is, the, his, and, of;

             CVC (Consonant Vowel Consonant) words such as nap, leg, quit, rob, bug

    Unit 3:  as, has, to, into, we, he, she, be, me, for, or, like

             Words with the digraphs sh, ch, ck, th, wh

    Unit 4:  you, your, I, they, was, one, said

             Words with bonus letters ff, ll, ss, zz

    Unit 5:  from, have, do, does

             Words with glued sounds am, an

    Unit 6were, are, who, what, when, where, there, here

             Words with suffix -s (plurals)

    Unit 7:  why, by, my, try, put, two, too, very, also, some, come

             Words with glued sounds ang, ing, ong, ung, ank, ink, onk, unk

    Unit 8:  would, could, should, her, over, number

             Words with consonant and digraph blends

             (R-controlled vowel sounds introduced:  ar, or, er, ir, ur)

    Unit 9:  say, says, see, between, each

             Words with closed syllables and short vowels

             (Vowel team sounds introduced:  ai, ay, ee, ea, ey, oi, oy)

    Unit 10:  any, many, how, now, down, out, about, our

              Words with 5 sounds including blends

              Words with suffixes -ed, -ing

              (Vowel team sounds introduced:  oa, oe, ow, ou, oo, ue, ew, au, aw)

    Unit 11:  friend, other, another, none, nothing

               Vowel-consonant-e words (one-syllable words)

    Unit 12:   people, month, little, been, own, want, Mr., Mrs.

              Multisyllabic words, compound words

    Unit 13:  work, word, write, being, their, first, look, good, new

              Multisyllabic words with suffixes -s, -ing, -ed

              Closed syllable basewords with suffix -es

    Unit 14:  water, called, day, may, way