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Mrs. Kanas’s 4th Grade

Language Arts Resources

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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I have an account with SpellingCity.com and all of the spelling lists for this school year are posted on this site.  This is a wonderful way to practice your spelling words!  All you have to do is visit SpellingCity and find the button that says “Find A List”.  Then type in my last name – Kanas.   Here are some things you can do on SpellingCity:

ê    Print the weekly spelling list

ê    Take a practice test

ê    Play games with your spelling words

 

 

Click on a story!

“The Gardener”

“Donovan’s Word Jar”

“My Name is Maria Isabel”

“Lou Gehrig: The Luckiest Man”

“On the Banks of Plum Creek”

“The Seven Children: A Fable About Unity”

“The Garden of Happiness”

“Nights of the Pufflings

“Charlotte’s Web”

“How to Babysit an Orangutan”

“Sarah, Plain and Tall”

“Stealing Home”

“The Cricket in Times Square”

“Look to the North”

“Saguaro Cactus”

“Kids’ Invention Book”

“The Case of Pablo’s Nose”

“In the Days of King Adobe”

“Red Writing Hood”

 

“One Grain of Rice”

“Fire!”

“A Very Important Day”

“House, House”

“Blue Willow”

“In My Family”

“I Have Heard of a Land”

“Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox”

 

“Two Lands, One Heart”

 

“Fly Traps! Plants that Bite Back”

 

“The Down and Up Fall”

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The Gardener”

Vocabulary Words

 

adore

vacant

anxious

retire

recognizing

sprucing

 

Spelling Words

 

played

escape

steak

subway

gray

safely

mistake

greatest

break

after

planting

scratch

address

holiday

natural

paragraph

garden

bakery

sincerely

envelope

 

 

 

“Donavan’s Word Jar”

Vocabulary Words

 

leisure

disappointment

perseverance

uneasy

compromise

chortle

Spelling Words

 

asleep

empty

queen

deal

needed

spelling

east

feelings

tea

keeping

beneath

agree

elevator

coffee

suggested

method

green

seashells

peacock

cleaned

 

 

 

“My Name is Maria Isabel”

Vocabulary Words

 

pageant

restless

tropical

rehearsals

attentively

troublesome

Spelling Words

 

mine

tie

wild

type

smile

drive

size

blind

visit

thick

die

prize

fifty

picnic

arrived

decide

until

think

kids

trip

 

 

Lou Gehrig: The Luckiest Man”

Vocabulary Words

 

courageous

immigrants

salary

tremendous

appreciation

valuable

modest

sportsmanship

Spelling Words

 

those

coach

solid

include

crew

plus

operate

broke

upset

tune

June

floating

plume

renew

husband

honor

populated

soccer

swung

lucky

 

 

“On the Banks of Plum Creek”

Vocabulary Words

 

earnestly

blizzard

frantically

stagger

scoured

bustled

Spelling Words

 

hoop

wounded

shoot

booth

broom

boost

mood

fooling

afternoon

spoon

smooth

tooth

raccoon

bloomed

souvenir

routine

soon

bedroom

schools

room

 

 

 

 

“The Seven Children: A Tale About Unity”

Vocabulary Words

 

anticipation

clearing

unity

thicket

unfamiliar

Spelling Words

 

carved

garden

harm

farther

barked

alarm

chart

starved

harder

parked

smartest

charge

guard

argument

hardware

garbage

farmer

argued

part

large

 

 

 

Garden of Happiness

Vocabulary Words

 

lavender

haze

inhaled

mural

skidded

Spelling Words

 

pour

orbit

score

source

sports

forward

force

order

wore

yourself

support

sore

orange

anymore

ignore

portrait

morning

store

corner

four

 

 

 

“Nights of the Pufflings

Vocabulary Words

 

uninhabited

venture

nestles

instinctively

stranded

burrows

 

 

Spelling Words

 

cared

dairy

unfair

rarely

stared

dared

glare

airplanes

barely

farewell

software

staircase

everywhere

carefully

square

therefore

stranded

nestles

burrow

venture

 

 

 

Charlotte’s Web”

Vocabulary Words

 

narrator

offstage

acrobat

encourage

fragile

exhausting

conspiracy

sustenance

 

Spelling Words

 

curve

learned

curly

pearl

purse

further

turtle

urgent

burning

search

earth

earned

purpose

surface

overheard

rehearse

turns

early

Fern

Wilbur

 

 

 

“How to Babysit an Orangutan”

Vocabulary Words

 

facial

smuggled

jealous

manageable

coordination

displeasure

endangered

 

 

Spelling Words

 

ground

frown

downtown

bounced

council

about

scout

counter

background

amount

bound

shower

mountain

country

thousand

allowance

powdered

downpour

mouth

around

 

 

Sarah Plain and Tall”

Vocabulary Words

 

alarmed

conch

paddock

windbreak

rustle

 

 

Spelling Words

 

boiled

annoyed

choices

poison

employer

joining

spoiled

voices

destroyed

pointing

avoided

enjoying

employee

voyage

appointed

poisonous

soiled

advertisement

goldenrod

rustle

 

 

“Stealing Home”

Vocabulary Words

 

impose

irritably

grudge

glumly

disposition

tutor

pastimes

bicker

 

Spelling Words

 

shelves

sheep

teeth

elves

mice

calves

spacecraft

jeans

feet

women

men

geese

salmon

series

scissors

halves

underwear

clothes

tutor

gentlemen

 

 

“Cricket in Times Square

Vocabulary Words

 

wistfully

excitable

sympathetically

acquaintance

eavesdropping

scrounging

logical

 

Spelling Words

 

team’s

players’

bird’s

wolf’s

horse’s

class’s

group’s

girls’

students’

trees’

parents’

owners’

cousins’

teachers’

aunts’

friends’

Nedick’s

Loft’s

Chester’s

New Year’s

 

“Look to the North”

Vocabulary Words

 

piteously

ceases

abundant

bonding

tundra

surrender

Spelling Words

 

Pres.

Dr.

Ave.

Hwy.

Rd.

St.

Fri.

Sat.

Sept.

Dec.

tsp.

lb.

Wed.

Gov.

Mt.

Rte.

Mon.

Mr.

mi.

ft.

 

 

“Saguaro Cactus”

Vocabulary Words

 

topple

habitat

decomposes

spiny

brush

teeming

Spelling Words

 

weight

ceiling

field

reindeer

freight

eighteen

neighbor

receive

weird

chief

believe

piece

either

fierce

relief

windshield

their

ancient

sleigh

pierce

 

 

“Kid’s Invention Book”

Vocabulary Words

 

modify

device

scholarship

disabilities

document

circular

prosthetic

Spelling Words

 

tiny

hockey

heavy

every

money

turkey

early

hungry

already

valley

nobody

monkey

company

country

ability

library

automatic

laundry

computerized

invention

 

 

“The Case of Pablo Nose”

Vocabulary Words

 

alibi

muttered

strengthening

retorted

straightaway

sculptor

Spelling Words

 

unused

dislike

unclean

unheard

disagree

disabled

unkind

unfriendly

unable

unhappy

unsafe

disobey

uncertain

disappear

undecided

dishonest

discovered

uncomfortable

uninhabited

unlikely

 

“In the Days of King Adobe”

Vocabulary Words

 

fascinated

roguish

thrifty

rascally

generous

Spelling Words

 

nonstop

replaced

inactive

refill

incorrect

rethink

nonfat

reread

retell

return

incomplete

repay

nonfiction

nonsense

indirect

independent

replay

reoccur

indigo

tobacco

 

“Red Writing Hood”

Vocabulary Words

 

triumphantly

injustice

discards

circumstances

repentant

script

desperately

acceptable

 

 

Spelling Words

 

families

worried

ugliest

funnier

happily

easily

heavier

earlier

tiniest

supplied

luckily

relied

activities

countries

enemies

hurried

goodies

stories

harder

prettier

 

 

“One Grain of Rice”

Vocabulary Words

 

decreed

famine

implored

trickle

plentifully

Spelling Words

 

addition

sadness

lovable

endless

handful

plentiful

breathless

happiness

solution

careful

function

stillness

information

celebration

capable

available

subtraction

wonderful

awareness

graduation

 

 

 

“Fire!”

Vocabulary Words

 

dedication

billowing

flammable

loyalty

ventilate

curfew

brigade

Spelling Words

 

doctor

dollar

power

sugar

corner

collar

danger

ladder

labor

cellar

other

motor

hunger

calendar

horror

officer

cheddar

leather

wander

disaster

 

 

“A Very Important Day”

Vocabulary Words

 

enrich

petitioners

certificate

resounded

apologized

examiner

obliged

 

Spelling Words

 

table

final

handle

personal

animal

usual

jungle

actual

example

bottle

possible

single

several

national

hospital

trouble

finally

bundles

waffles

formal

 

“House, House”

Vocabulary Words

 

gymnasium

attic

patent

installed

local

sweltering

Spelling Words

 

woman

even

urban

seven

kitchen

reason

human

season

burden

wagon

oven

dragon

horizon

orphan

canyon

eleven

education

children

often

written

 

“Blue Willow

Vocabulary Words

 

undoubtedly

protruded

heartily

certainly

loathe

sulkily

indifferently

 

Spelling Words

 

stepped

entered

reaching

allowing

argued

speaking

reading

unfolding

finished

closing

hugged

belonged

divided

determined

rewarding

occurred

huddled

squeezed

captured

decided

 

“In My Family”

Vocabulary Words

 

barbeque

accordion

confetti

mesquite

chile

culture

 

Spelling Words

 

lamb

often

castle

listen

comb

climbed

fasten

crumbs

soften

thumb

doubt

whistle

honest

rhyme

answer

column

culture

chile

barbecue

confetti

 

                     “I Have Heard of a Land”

Vocabulary Words

 

harmony

arbor

fertile

possibilities

pioneer

 

Spelling Words

 

hasn’t

I’ve

I’d

we’ve

wouldn’t

you’d

haven’t

wasn’t

they’ve

you’ve

she’d

didn’t

won’t

shouldn’t

couldn’t

weren’t

aren’t

hadn’t

don’t

 

“Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox”

Vocabulary Words

 

softhearted

gadgets

bellowing

tragedy

fateful

ration

Spelling Words

 

some

sum

tale

plains

close

blew

piece

clothes

tail

planes

blue

peace

night

knight

peddle

pedal

would

wood

whole

hole

 

“Two Land, One Heart”

Vocabulary Words

 

interpreter

overwhelm

appetizing

hysterically

occasionally

irrigation

equivalent

Spelling Words

 

object

shelter

distance

pattern

captive

publish

bamboo

buffalo

village

forgotten

practice

members

dinner

suppose

except

problem

shallow

stubborn

silver

cotton

 

“Fly Traps!  Plants that Bite Back”

Vocabulary Words

 

carnivorous

dissolve

victim

accidentally

chemicals

fertilizer

boggiest

 

Spelling Words

 

major

cedar

spiders

locate

ruler

motive

raven

pilot

silent

super

paper

native

rivals

solar

bison

legal

yogurt

decided

because

became

 

“The Down and Up Fall”

Vocabulary Words

 

enthusiastically

investigate

décor

apparently

corridor

transformed

 

Spelling Words

 

difficult

probably

beginning

direction

discover

excellent

important

imagine

energy

remember

different

another

beautiful

dangerous

government

interest

tropical

fantastic

wonderful

afternoon

 

 

 

 

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