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Elementary - Weekly Word Study

 

Week of February 26, 2018

Principle: When c is followed by i , e, or y, it makes the /s/ sound as in city.

celebrate
celery
sentence
prince
medicine
recipe
excited
bouncy
fancy
spicy
mercy



Week of February 12, 2018

Principle: The letters ear, er, ir, and ur can all stand for the vowel sound you hear in perk.

Earning
Circus
Earthquake
Disturb
Furnish
Third
Nervous
Observe
Register
Current
Shirt
Occur
Heard
Birthday
Heart

 

 

Week of January 29, 2018

Principle: The letters ar together usually stand for the vowel sound you hear in star. The letters or usually stand for the vowel sound you hear in fork.


Harvest
Sort
Normal
Ornament
Partner
Remark
Argue
Organize
Enormous
Carpenter
Absorb
Kindergarten
Charge
Marvelous
Porch

 

 

Week of January 22, 2018

Principle: The letters oi and oy usually stand for the sound you hear in point and boy.

Moisture
Destroy
Trapezoid
turquoise
Oyster
Avoid
Loyal
Hoist
Noise
Enjoy
Choice
Disappoint
Voyage
Appointment


Week of November 24, 2017

Principle:
The long "a" sound can be spelled "a" as in lady, "ai" as in aim, and "ay" as in relay.

Aim
Holiday
Paper
Station
Able
Crayon
Flavor
Lazy
Brain
Anyway
Remain
Favor
Rail
Grayest
Trailer
Lady
Nation
Relay
Fail
Radio


 

 

Week of November 13, 2017

Principle: Many short vowel sounds are spelled with a single letter: a 
as in pass, e as in held, I as in skill, o as in collar, and u as in trust.

Crust
Pass
Else
Skill
Brag
Zipper
Began
Collar
Drag
Smell
Brick
Felt
Spill
Button
Held
Trust
Kept
Trick
Shell
Begin

 




Week of October 10, 2016

Principle: The Long a sound can be spelled a as in lady, ai in aim, and ay as in today.

Stake
Mane
Grateful
Waste
Amaze
Escape
Translate
Waist
Complain
Maintain
Remain
Contain
Obtain
Afraid
Thursday
Dismay
Portray
Delay
Essay
Away
Pray