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Fourth Grade Spelling Words

4th Grade Spelling Words Chart

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

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I've written two sets of engaging writing prompts, aligned with our 4th grade spelling word list.  Use these stimulating prompts anytime throughout the year for fun spelling and writing practice!

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Set #1   Why is you dad carrying all your books at school? Who's the famous bus driver? What's so scary about the grocery bag?  Your fourth graders can let their imaginations run wild as they respond to these plus 9 more prompts.

Set #2  Students will explain why there's a camel at the window, why  their little brother keeps disappearing, and more. Fun, stimulating fourth grade writing prompts!

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Q: What are some good fourth grade spelling words?

A: Here a few from our list of 300 4th grade spelling words: against, all right, although, angriest, beautiful, beggar, believe, breath, building, camera, cardboard, carrying, certain, chief, cousin, decide, disappear, easier, eighty, famous, fourth, gentle, groceries, honor, hospital, important, judge, kitchen, knight, lonely, loyal, machine, movement, neighbor, neither, o'clock, ninety, ninth, no one, office, peaceful, question, reason, remember, rough, sauce, squirrel, studying, tennis, useful, visit, weather, weight, worried, yourself, zero.

Q: How can fourth graders best practice new spelling words?

A: It's always best to PRESENT new spelling words in context. So be sure to read meaningful sentences, paragraphs, stories and articles featuring new spelling words. Likewise, ask students to USE words in context. Offer interesting writing prompts and reward students who write more than just a mundane sentence for each new word. Of course, some repetition may be needed to learn the actual spellings of words. But correct meaning should always accompany correct spelling. 

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Author Ann Richmond Fisher

Ann Richmond Fisher is a longtime published educational writer, a former classroom teacher and a former homeschool teacher. Ann's spelling bee resources, graded spelling word lists, spelling games, worksheets, and other language arts resources have become respected around the globe since she launched Spelling-Words-Well in 2010.

Ann is also the creator of www.word-game-world.com.


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