Spelling & Penmanship List Printout

Parents:

For penmanship practice choose 10 words in which to practice handwriting and/or cursive.  Have your child write each word 10 times each.

For spelling, quiz your child first to find out which words they need to work on.  Consider stopping the quiz when they have reached 10 wrong and let those be the words to study for the following week.  Going over 10 wrong might discourage the child and make both your workload and theirs grievous.  Keep learning fun and interesting rather than discouraging and overwhelming.

For vocabulary choose 5 new words from below.  Have your child find the definition in a dictionary and write the definitions down clearly.  Younger children may need help finding the words in the dictionary. A short paragraph should be sufficient.  The point is to learn what the word means so as to increase their comprehension and vocabulary.

Kids Dictionary Resource: http://www.wordsmyth.net/?level=2

History

  1. War
  2. History
  3. Settler
  4. Spring
  5. Family
  6. Religion
  7. Journal
  8. Slavery
  9. Pioneer
  10. Amistad
  11. Timeline
  12. Emigrant
  13. Missionary
  14. John Tyler
  15. Locomotive
  16. Chuck Wagon
  17. Prairie Schooner
  18. Postage Stamp
  19. Western Expansion
  20. Martin Van Buren

Geography

  1. Map
  2. Trail
  3. Land
  4. River
  5. Route
  6. West
  7. Ozarks
  8. Compass
  9. Plateau
  10. Gateway
  11. Missouri
  12. Geography
  13. St. Louis
  14. Fur trade
  15. Territory
  16. Missourian
  17. River bluff
  18. Kansas City
  19. Jefferson City
  20. Independence

Survival

  1. Hope
  2. Boots
  3. Bible
  4. Water
  5. Food
  6. Tools
  7. Edible
  8. Garden
  9. Farmer
  10. Prepare
  11. Hunting
  12. Fishing
  13. Survival
  14. Explore
  15. Supplies
  16. Accidents
  17. Equipment
  18. Pneumonia
  19. Hypothermia
  20. The Great Panic