Fifth Grade Spelling Words – 36 Week Program

The fifth grade spelling program below spans 36 weeks and includes a master spelling list, dictation sentences and printable spelling worksheets for each week. Feel free to print materials for your classroom, or distribute to parents for home use. (read more about the spelling curriculum design.) To take full advantage of the program, consider using the spelling program together with the companion 5th grade reading comprehension worksheets.

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Teacher / Parent Materials (PDF Format)

5th Grade Master Spelling List (36 weeks/5 pages) Download Master Spelling List (PDF)
This master list includes 36 weeks of spelling lists, and covers sight words, academic words, and 2nd grade level appropriate patterns for words, focusing on word families, prefixes/suffixes, and word roots/origins.
5th Grade Dictation Sentences (36 weeks /4 pages) Download Dictation Sentences (PDF)
Use two sentences from the list during each spelling test. After writing all the spelling words, students write the sentences as you read them. This helps ensure that students are making the connection between the spelling words and how they are used in context. It also allows you to check and correct problems with language conventions such as capitalization and punctuation.

Student Materials – Fifth Grade Spelling List Worksheets (PDF Format)

Week 1 Spelling Words (List E-1)
Sight words, suffix -ant, and academic vocabulary
Week 1 Word List
Week 2 Spelling Words (List E-2)
Sight words, suffix -ent, and academic vocabulary
Week 2 Word List
Week 3 Spelling Words (List E-3)
Sight words, suffix -able, and academic vocabulary
Week 3 Word List
Week 4 Spelling Words (List E-4)
Sight words, suffix -ible, and academic vocabulary
Week 4 Word List
Week 5 Spelling Words (List E-5)
Sight words, suffix -able, and academic vocabulary
Week 5 Word List
Week 6 Spelling Words (List E-6)
Sight words, number-related, and academic vocabulary
Week 6 Word List
Week 7 Spelling Words (List E-7)
Sight words, “shun” words, and academic vocabulary
Week 7 Word List
Week 8 Spelling Words (List E-8)
Sight words, “shun” words, and academic vocabulary
Week 8 Work List
Week 9 Spelling Words (List E-9)
Sight words, altered sound, and academic vocabulary
Week 9 Word List
Week 10 Spelling Words (List E-10)
Sight words, altered sound, and academic vocabulary
Week 10 Word List
Week 11 Spelling Words (List E-11)
Sight words, altered sound, and academic vocabulary
Week 11 Word List
Week 12 Spelling Words (List E-12)
Sight words, homographs, and academic vocabulary
Week 12 Word List
Week 13 Spelling Words (List E-13)
Sight words, homographs, and academic vocabulary
Week 13 Word List
Week 14 Spelling Words (List E-14)
Sight words, plural changes, and academic vocabulary
Week 14 Word List
Week 15 Spelling Words (List E-15)
Sight words, plural changes, and academic vocabulary
Week 15 Word List
Week 16 Spelling Words (List E-16)
Sight words, double w/-ed, and academic vocabulary
Week 16 Word List
Week 17 Spelling Words (List E-17)
Sight words, double w/-ing, and academic vocabulary
Week 17 Word List
Week 18 Spelling Words (List E-18)
Sight words, polysyllabic -ing, and academic vocabulary
Week 18 Word List
Week 19 Spelling Words (List E-19)
Sight words, polysyllabic -ing, and academic vocabulary
Week 19 Word List
Week 20 Spelling Words (List E-20)
Sight words, polysyllabic w/suffix, and academic vocabulary
Week 20 Word List
Week 21 Spelling Words (List E-21)
Sight words, polysyllabic w/suffix, and academic vocabulary
Week 21 Word List
Week 22 Spelling Words (List E-22)
Sight words, prefix ad-, and academic vocabulary
Week 22 Word List
Week 23 Spelling Words (List E-23)
Sight words, prefix com-, and academic vocabulary
Week 23 Word List
Week 24 Spelling Words (List E-24)
Sight words, prefix coll-, and academic vocabulary
Week 24 Word List
Week 25 Spelling Words (List E-25)
Sight words, prefix dis-, and academic vocabulary
Week 25 Word List
Week 26 Spelling Words (List E-26)
Sight words, prefix in-, and academic vocabulary
Week 26 Word List
Week 27 Spelling Words (List E-27)
Sight words, prefix ob-, and academic vocabulary
Week 27 Word List
Week 28 Spelling Words (List E-28)
Sight words, prefix sub-, and academic vocabulary
Week 28 Word List
Week 29 Spelling Words (List E-29)
Sight words, suffix -ology, and academic vocabulary
Week 29 Word List
Week 30 Spelling Words (List E-30)
Sight words, suffix -ology, and academic vocabulary
Week 30 Word List
Week 31 Spelling Words (List E-31)
Sight words, Greek root aero, and academic vocabulary
Week 31 Word List
Week 32 Spelling Words (List E-32)
Sight words, Greek root ambi, and academic vocabulary
Week 32 Word List
Week 33 Spelling Words (List E-33)
Sight words, Greek root anti, and academic vocabulary
Week 33 Word List
Week 34 Spelling Words (List E-34)
Sight words, Greek root ann/enn, and academic vocabulary
Week 34 Word List
Week 35 Spelling Words (List E-35)
Sight words, Gk Roots audi/astro, and academic vocabulary
Week 35 Word List
Week 36 Spelling Words (List E-36)
Sight words, Gk Roots graph/fract, and academic vocabulary
Week 36 Word List