Fourth Grade Spelling Words

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Here's our mammoth list of 300 fourth grade spelling words gleaned from a variety of sources, including textbooks and leading online resources.  

Remember that fourth graders are ready to work on building lots of compound words, adding prefixes and suffixes and nailing down tricky sets of homophones. Be sure to give them lots of practice in all of these areas! 

List of Fourth Grade Spelling Words

Printable version of our Fourth Grade Spelling Words

against agree airport alarm alive
all right alley alphabet although always
angriest angry animal answer asleep
attack aunt banana battle beautiful
beauty become beggar believe belong
between blanket blood bottle bought
bounce breath bridge broke broken
brought bubble building built busy
button buying calf camera cardboard
caring carrying catch center certain
chance charge cheer chicken chief
choice choose chore chose circle
cities clothing coast coin comb
common copy corner cottage cotton
couch cough couldn't couple cousin
cover crayon crime crooked crow
crowd crumb curl dairy damage
danger dawn deaf dear death
decide degree deliver didn't dirty
disappear dislike divide double downstairs
drain drawer earlier earn earth
easier eighty either electric engine
enough evening except faint false
famous fear feather felt fever
few fifth fifty final follow
forever forgive forty fourth fright
fruit gain garden gasoline gather
gentle giant glance gold grandfather
grandmother groceries grown guard handsome
happiest he'll he's health heard
hiking holiday honey honor hospital
hour however howl hundred hungry
hurry husband important interest invite
jacket jaw judge juice kindness
kitchen kneel knight libraries library
listen lonely loyal machine mailbox
meant medal middle mirror mistake
moment monkey movement neighbor neither
nickel ninety ninth no one nobody
o'clock obeyed odd office often
paper parent paste path peaceful
pencil perfect picture planet playground
pleasing police powerful proper public
question quiet quilt quit quite
railroad reach ready reason remember
return ridge roast roof rough
round ruler safe sauce scrap
search season self seventh seventy
sharp she'll she's shout sidewalk
sigh sign simple since sink
sixth sixty sleeve smooth sneeze
soften spare special squirrel steal
steel strange studied studying style
suppose tennis thirty thumb tool
towel tube tuna twenty twice
uncle understand useful useless village
visit wait weather weight whenever
whether wife wonder wood world
worried wrist worse wouldn't written
yourself zebra zero zipper zoo

If these fourth grade words aren't quite right, try a list of words from one of these pages:

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Fourth Grade Worksheets - It Pays to Spell and Spelling Profits. Two fun, flexible pages that combine math and spelling skills. Your kids will love these unique reproducibles!

Third graders are ready to work independently, and will probably enjoy our Mystery in the Attic spelling worksheet.

Don't miss our AnyWord spelling practice series which you're going to love! Students can insert almost any set of spelling words into the pages to complete puzzles, writing prompts and even partner games!

Free Spelling Worksheets - Can You Spell Well?: If students correctly identify the misspelled words, they'll shade the page to reveal in interesting word.

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Free Brain Teasers - Take a look at our extensive collection of spelling brain teasers. Build critical thinking skills while providing spelling practice. We have teasers at two levels.

Spelling Homework - 40 ideas to practice fourth grade spelling words, or words for any grade!


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More Spelling Fun for Kids - New games to play on a Scrabble game board. Mumbo-jumbo, anyone? 

Spelling Quizzes from the Evening News - 4 fun spelling exercises. Can your students find and correct all the mistakes in these news reports?

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Spelling Bee Games - Try one of our new Silent Spelling Bee variations. A fun--and quiet--twist on  a classic game!

Another Spelling Bee Game - Students step up to victory as they help their team advance in this fun new game. 

See our entire collections of Spelling Word Games and Spelling Worksheets!

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