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Words a 4th Grader Should Be Able to Spell
Tags: spelling, education, fourth graders, 4TH Grade, children, learning, words
This particular list was given to several of my students from various schools in Columbus Ohio.
The words are called “No Excuse” words, probably because there should be “no excuse” for not knowing them. I don’t know the source, but I hope you find it useful. Adrienne Edwards, Dyslexia Tutor in Columbus Ohio. Does your 4th grader know these?
| ||Grade 1:|
am, is, are, was, were, be
I, me, you, he, she, it, we, they, one, all, man, his, your
on, like, to, as, for, from, by, up, at
and, or, but, so, if, with, the, an
can, did, do, have, had, get, make, want, went, go, said, see
this, that, there, what, when, no, not, good
| ||Grade 2:|
out, about, around, after, down, into, over, back, where, which
her, him, them, who, many, any, other, some, their, my, our, its
will, would, should, could, through, may
find, know, made, use, write, been, call, think, has
how, than, then, too, just, also, more, most, much, now
first, little, long, new, only, same, right, very, two
words, water, day, people, way
| ||Grade 3:|
again, almost, always, because, off, next, until, once, really, why
angry, blue, away, careful, early, every, favorite, gone, great, kind, well, pretty, those
eight, four, three
animal, friend, family, father, girl, children, mother, parents, picture, school, self
ask, buy, came, come, does, done, knew, set, thank, saw, wrote watch
I'll, it's, they're, you're
| ||Grade 4:|
able, another, beautiful, enough, different, either, exciting, important, special, quiet
already, especially, finally, probably, usually, suddenly, often, quite
among, between, except, here, high, since, though, while
became, become, bought, brought, built, caught, choose, chose, found, guess, happen, hear, own, remember, threw, we're, would
pair, piece, question, surprise, tomorrow, wrong, thought
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Comment by: buccicone.2
great listing of vocab!
Comment by: lilsquibb
There is not alot that I can share with my pre-teen daughter. And we thought this one was pretty funny. As a matter of fact, I spelled 2 wrong myself.
Comment by: reginaphylange
I think that this could be a very good guide to what a child chould know by the time that they reach the fourth grade but I do not agree that it is a list of words that a child MUST know.
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