Spelling City – Contrations – Would and Will

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For spelling city this week I had the following list:

  1. I’ll
  2. you’ll
  3. he’ll
  4. she’ll
  5. it’ll
  6. we’ll
  7. they’ll
  8. that’ll
  9. who’ll
  10. I’d
  11. you’d
  12. he’d
  13. she’d
  14. it’d
  15. we’d
  16. they’d
  17. that’d

I think this list is trying to get me to learn that some words can be put together, leaving an apostrophe where the letter/s have been left out. Going back to words like don’t or couldn’t, I think this list was focussing on words with “would” and “will” combined with other words like “we’d” which is “we would” or “who’ll” which is “who will”.

Spelling City – Contractions – Not

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This week in spelling city I had the following list:

  1. aren’t
  2. can’t
  3. couldn’t
  4. didn’t
  5. doesn’t
  6. don’t
  7. hasn’t
  8. haven’t
  9. isn’t
  10. shouldn’t
  11. wasn’t
  12. weren’t
  13. won’t
  14. wouldn’t

I think that this list was trying to get me to learn when to put apostrophe’s in words to abbreiviate two words, like do not. You could change that to don’t, or could not, you could change it to couldn’t. I think it might also be about learning where to put the apostrophe in a word like that.

Spelling City Compound Words

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This week in spelling city I had the following list:

  1. broadcast
  2. deadline
  3. headache
  4. meanwhile
  5. overseas
  6. sightseeing
  7. striaghtforward
  8. timetable
  9. viewpoint
  10. courthouse
  11. guideline
  12. landmark
  13. thoroughfare
  14. trustworthy
  15. weatherproof

I think it was about compound words and exploring some of the different types of compound words in english. I ‘m a bit confused with ‘striaghtforward’, because it was pronounced stra-gt-forward. But I think that it’s meant to be ‘straightforward’.

Spelling City – Prefixes

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This weeks for spelling city I had the following words in my list:

  1. unable
  2. uncertain
  3. unsure
  4. dissaprove
  5. dissatisfied
  6. uplift
  7. uproar
  8. review
  9. report
  10. reappear
  11. misbehave
  12. mistake

I think that this lesson was getting us to learn about prefixes. For example, the word review it has a prefix, which is ‘re’ and  a base word, which is ‘view’. Both prefixes and suffixes need a base word and a prefix or suffix to make the word make sense. I also learnt a bit of spelling in this activity. I learnt how to spell ‘dissatisfied’ and got more confident in spelling ‘dissaprove’.

Spelling City: List 83

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Last week, I worked with the following words in my spelling list:

  1. pronoun
  2. proclaim
  3. produce
  4. profile
  5. progress
  6. prohibit
  7. promote
  8. preview
  9. preserve
  10. prehistoric
  11. precaution
  12. precise
  13. predict
  14. prescribe
  15. percentage
  16. perception
  17. perennial
  18. performance
  19. perimeter
  20. permanent

I think that in this list of words, I am working on prefixes. Some words, such as prehistoric, have a prefix at the beginning and then a proper word for the remainder of it. But other words such as percentage, still have a prefix, but the remaining part of it isn’t a word.