4th Grade Spelling Words

Here's a list of 4th Grade spelling words that our son has been working on so far this year.  He gets a new sheet of words every week and the papers pile up quickly.

I thought it'd be nice to just write them out here and trash the papers.  Less clutter.  More studying!

If you have a child in 4th grade or even just a child that you want to challenge with some new words, these lists are a great place to find new words to spell.

I haven't made many worksheets for these lists as our son is starting to grow out of them and he really just needs to practice writing them out at this point.  But, if you're looking for ways to practice these words, you might check out some of the ideas found in my spelling units from 1st grade

There are blank templates you can print out and you'll find a link to another site where you can create your own Seek 'N' Find worksheets.

4th Grade Spelling Word Lists

Rather than make printable worksheets for each list, I figured it'd be easier to just type them out.  That way you can copy and paste the words you'd like to work on into a Word Document and add more words if you'd like.

Some of his spelling words focus on a single vowel sound or letter blend while others mix them up. 

They've also been adding proper nouns to their spelling lists recently as they focus on proper punctuation.

-ack

  • backpack
  • track
  • attack
  • slack
  • jacket
  • crack
  • package
  • blacktop
  • backbone
  • feedback
  • racket
  • knapsack
  • smack
  • hijacker
  • acknowledge

-aid/orn/op

  • mermaid
  • braid
  • prepaid
  • afraid
  • Raid
  • thorn
  • newborn
  • scorn
  • forlorn
  • unicorn
  • desktop
  • raindrop
  • lollipop
  • flop
  • shopper

-ake

  • handshake
  • snowflake
  • remake
  • retake
  • shortcake
  • cupcake
  • earthquake
  • keepsake
  • milkshake
  • partake
  • wake
  • forsake
  • mistake
  • snakes
  • taken

-ale

  • female
  • upscale
  • whale
  • impale
  • exhale
  • stale
  • scale
  • bale
  • kale
  • telltale
  • wholesale
  • tattletale
  • nightingale
  • folktale

-ape

  • scrape
  • shape
  • escape
  • drape
  • landscape
  • taper
  • paper
  • skyscraper
  • staple
  • maple
  • videotape
  • sandpaper
  • tapeworm
  • unshapely
  • grapevine

-ay

  • stray
  • replay
  • layed
  • bayonet
  • arrayed
  • sway
  • betray
  • disarray
  • foray
  • repay
  • portray
  • Norway
  • players
  • spraying
  • payday

-ee/ow

  • discreet
  • sleet
  • meeting
  • fleet
  • parakeet
  • overthrow
  • snow
  • below
  • growing
  • sorrow
  • knee
  • Yankee
  • referee
  • degree
  • chimpanzee

-ew/ui/oo

  • threw
  • renew
  • withdrew
  • chew
  • mildew
  • juice
  • fruit
  • cruise
  • bruise
  • ruins
  • loot
  • snooty
  • uproot
  • reboot
  • scooter

-im

  • victim
  • denim
  • image
  • animal
  • brim
  • skim
  • trim
  • swim
  • chimp
  • flimsy
  • glimmer
  • himself
  • important
  • chimney
  • dimple

-it/at/old/ish

  • split
  • permit
  • misfit
  • visitor
  • profit
  • splatter
  • chatting
  • acrobat
  • combat
  • nonfat
  • unselfish
  • Make-A-Wish
  • swish
  • dishwasher
  • replenish

-ite (ight)

  • bite
  • quite
  • invite
  • impolite
  • United States
  • ignite
  • despite
  • respite
  • light
  • termite
  • incite
  • write
  • white
  • sight
  • fight

-oke

  • joke
  • choke
  • stroke
  • revoke
  • provoke
  • smoke
  • invoke
  • misspoke
  • broker
  • jokester
  • cowpoke
  • token
  • evoke
  • pokey
  • awoke

-old/out/eer

  • gold
  • scold
  • Old Navy
  • scaffold
  • withhold
  • scouted
  • pout
  • trout
  • knockout
  • outstanding
  • peer
  • sneered
  • jeer
  • reindeer
  • Pioneer

-ood/ear/ace/are

  • plywood
  • childhood
  • understood
  • neighborhood
  • spear
  • disappear
  • endearment
  • fearless
  • misplace
  • embraced
  • graceful
  • fireplace
  • software
  • prepare
  • awareness

-ow/all/ide

  • crow
  • throw
  • elbow
  • borrow
  • growing
  • wall
  • hallway
  • recall
  • install
  • basketball
  • pride
  • Trident
  • stride
  • collide
  • fluoride

-un

  • stun
  • shun
  • overrun
  • begun
  • Sunday
  • forerunner
  • spun
  • outrun
  • untie
  • unwind
  • blunder
  • asunder
  • thunder
  • unmask
  • undone

Be sure to check back as I add new 4th grade spelling words each week (unless it's a review week).  You might also want to check out the links below for related lessons and spelling help.

cursive handwriting
how to write in cursive 00
short vowel 00
printable handwriting sheets


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