Pioneer Elementary 4th GRADE READING
Harcourt Textbook
THEME 1 You Can Do It! THEME 2 Side By Side! THEME 3 Make Yourself at Home! THEME 4 Creative Minds! THEME 5 Community Ties! THEME 6 New Lands!
The Gardener
Baker's Neighbor Sarah, Plain and Tall The Kid's Invention Book Fire! The Gold Rush
Donovan's Word Jar The Emperor & the Kite Stealing Home The Case of Pablo's Nose A Very Important Day I Have heard of a Land
My Name is Maria Isabel The Night of the Pufflings Cricket in Times Square In the Days of King Adobe Saguaro Cactus Paul Bunyan & Babe the Blue Ox
Lou Gerhig;
The Luckiest Man
The Garden of Happiness Two Lands, One Heart Red Writing Hood Blue Willow Fly Traps; The Plant That Bites Back
Amelia and Eleanor
Go For a Ride
How to Babysit an Orangutan Look to the North
Wolf Pup's Diary
One Grain of Rice In My Family The Down and Up Fall
THEME 1... You Can Do It!
Spelling Words:
words with long a and short a
played
escape
gray
safely
holiday
thank
natural
subway
greatest*
paragraph
break
address
blanket

after
capital
mistake
planting *
taken
scratch
cabin
Challenge words
sprouting*
chrysanthemum
bulbs*
orchid
dandelion


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words with long e and short e
asleep*
needed*
tea
elevator*
feature
spelling
keeping*
coffee
metal
queen
television
suggested*
agree

feelings*
deal
disease
method
beneath
empty*
east
Challenge Words
collector*
collage
assortment*
arrangement
acquire

Spelling Words
words with long and short i

mine
smile
civil
wild
size
die
arrived
type
blind
prize*
visit*
fifty
child

tie
drive
thick
picnic
divide
library
decide
Challenge Words
audience*
backstage
performance
applause
famous*
Spelling Words
words with o & u

renew
conflict
solid
operate
June
husband
stew
broke
floating
honor
crew
those
upset
plume

smoke
coach
plus
tune
Include
thunder
Challenge Words
accountant*
recruiter
mayor*
teammate*
citizen


Amelia And Eleanor
Go For A Ride

by
Pam Munoz Ryan
Amelia Earhart
Eleanor Roosevelt
Vocabulary Links
Vocabulary Words
Vocabulary Practice
Reading Links
How to Compare & Contrast
Personal Narratives
Language Links
Writing Detective
Spelling
Spelling Word Practice

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words with oo
boost
bloomed
loose
shoot
mood
smooth
souvenir
coop
tooth
routine
loop
broom
afternoon
racoon

roofs
wounded
room
booth
fooling
stoop
Challenge Words
navigator
license
aviator*
copilot
adventurer

THEME 2... Side By Side!
Spelling Words
words with ar as in car

argument
parts
harm
parked
chart
smartest
hardware
radar
farther
charge
carved
barked
harder
guard

harsh
garden
alarm
parked
starved
harbor
harsh
Challenge Words
tapioca*
gourmet
delicious*
delicatessen
pastry*


Spelling Words
words with or as in snore
orange
course
fourth
force
support
ignore
tornado
order
sore
your
pour
sports
wore
border
orbit
forward
yourself
anymore
source
portrait
Challenge Words
emperor*
monarch
kingdom
palace*
noble

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words with ar as in care

prepared
stared
staircase
beware
dared
everywhere*
repair
glare
declare
puffins*
volcanic
cared
square
dairy
barely
therefore

unfair
farewell*
despair
rarely
software
geyser
boulder
Challenge Words
puffins*
geyser
volcanic
boulder
island*

Spelling Words
words with ur as in burn

earth*
disturb
purse
furniture
further
purpose
research
turtle
surface
pickax*
crisscrossed*
cultivate
curve
urgent
overheard
learned
burning

rehearse
curly
hurried*
current
pearl
earned
raspberries
irrigate
Challenge Words
pickax*
crisscrossed*
cultivate
raspberries
irrigate

Spelling Words
Words with ou as in pound
amount
counselor
bounced
bound discount
council
shower
countless
about
mountain
rebound
scout
county
ground*
counter
thousand
frown

background
allowance
downtown
species
banana*
rain forest*
primate
orangutan*
Challenge Words
orangutan*
primate
rain forest*
banana*
species


THEME 3... Make Yourself at Home!

Spelling Words
words with oi as in coil
foil
joining
pointed
voyage
loyal
choices
appointed
noisy
enjoying
poisonous
boiled
employer
destroyed
employee

annoyed
spoiled
avoided
poison
voices
disappointed
Challenge Words
prairie
caravan
settlers
homestead
grassland

Spelling Word Practice

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plurals
shelves
mice
feet
salmon
oxen
sheep
calves women
series
crises
teeth
thieves
halves
geese
jeans

elves
knives
scissors
men
spacecraft
Challenge Words
acceptance
cooperation
endure*
allowances*
sympathy
Spelling Words
possessive nouns
children's
city's
owners'
classes'
class's
cousins'
country's
group's
teachers'
team's
girls'
aunts'
players

students'
friend's
bird's
trees'
wolf's
parents'
horse's
Challenge Words
melodious
chirping*
violinist
orchestra
musician

Spelling Word Practice
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abbreviations
Ave. Avenue
Hwy. Highway
Jan. January
Dec. December
Sept. September
Sat. Saturday
Sun. Sunday
Wed. Wednesday Mon. Monday
Fri. Friday
Gov. Governor
Mt. Mount
lb. pound
Pres. President
Dr. Doctor
Rte. Route
Pkwy. Parkway
Rd. Road
St. Street
tsp. teaspoon.
Challenge Words
refrigerator*
microwave*
appliance
dishwasher
food processor
Spelling Word Practice
Spelling Words
words with ie, ei, & eigh

weighs*
ceiling
windshield
believe
thief
freight
achieve
neighbor
fierce
receive
relief
weird
field

chief
pierce
reindeer
seize
eighteen
either
eighth
Challenge Words
assistant*
prey
alpha*
community
hierarchy
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THEME 4... Creative Minds!
Spelling Words
words with -y & -ey

tiny
hockey
valley
everybody
industry
monkey
activity
turkey
honey
early
country
hungry
ability*
already*

steady
heavy*
every*
money*
company*
nobody*
Challenge Words
manufacture*
inventor*
machinery
mechanical
mass-produce*
Spelling Word Practice
Spelling Words
words with un- & dis-

undecided
dislike
dishonest
disadvantage
distrust
disagree
disobey
disabled
disappear
unused*
unfriendly*
unheard*
uncertain*

unable
unclean
unhappy
unsafe
unknown
unlike
unkind
Challenge Words
detective*
investigation
sleuth
mysterious
villain
Spelling Word Practice

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words non-, in-, & re-

nonstop
reread
repay
retell
return
refill
redo
nonprofit
rethink
relocate
replaced*
independent
inactive
invisible

incomplete
incorrect
indirect
nonfiction
nonsense
nonfat
Challenge Words
ravenous
famished
calorie
nourishment
stomach*
Spelling Word Practice

Spelling Words
changing y to i

tiniest
scurried
ugliest
supplied
luckily
relied
readily
easily
carried
heavier
worried*
happily*
countries

earlier
funnier
prettier
families
enemies
libraries
activities
Challenge Words
flexible
ballet*
leotard
recital
encore
Spelling Word Practice

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Suffixes: -ion, -ness, -less, & -ful

happiness
capable
sadness
. available
lovable
believable
endless
careless
stillness
reusable
forgiveness
breathless
careful
plentiful*

addition
solution
function
information
celebration
handful*
Challenge Words
doubles*
multiplication
arithmetic
tripling
subtraction
Spelling Word Practice

THEME 5... Creative Minds!
Spelling Words
words with "er"

dollar
power
cellar
finger
sugar
director
corner
master
collar
hunger
regular
danger
calendar

doctor
horror
labor
motor
ladder*
officer*
other*
Challenge Words
firefighter*
inferno
inflammable
fiery
smoldering
Spelling Word Practice

Spelling Words
words with "el"

example
trouble
handle
bottle
candle
possible
single
several
jingle
jungle
equal
usual
national
table*

hospital
actual
final
personal
dial
animal
Challenge Words
petition
citizenship*
allegiance*
immigration
examination*
Spelling Word Practice

Spelling Words
words with "en"

season
urban
wagon
button
canyon
dragon
slogan
reason
horizon
human
orphan
pollen*
precipitation

sudden
even
burden
seven
oven
eleven
kitchen
golden
Challenge Words
ecosystem
precipitation
region
climate
creatures
Spelling Word Practice

Spelling Words
words with -ed & -ing

stepped
closing
controlled
hugged
. injured
permitting
divided
practicing
reading*
entered*
unfolding
rewarding*
determined*

finished*
occurred*
reaching*
allowing*
argued*
belonged*
speaking*
Challenge Words
education
professor
studious
extracurricular
scholar*
Spelling Word Practice

Spelling Words
silent letters

lamb
crumbs
answer
often
soften
column
castle
thumb
numb
listen
tomb
comb
whistle

glisten
doubt
climbed
honest
hasten
fasten
rhyme
Challenge Words

alligator
fiesta
mosquito
vanilla
patio

Spelling Word Practice

THEME 6... New Lands!
Spelling Words
contractions

hasn't
wasn't
couldn't
weren't
hadn't
wouldn't
didn't
they'd
you'd
won't
don't
haven't
shouldn't

I've
they've
I'd
you've
we'd
we've
she'd
Challenge Words
erosion
terrain*
bonanza*
sediment*
dredge*
Spelling Word Practice

Spelling Words
homophones

some
sum
tale
tail
blue
blew
peddle
pedal
sight
site
night
knight
steak
stake

plains
planes
close
clothes
peace
piece
Challenge Words
hymn*
lullaby*
anthem
vocal
harmonious
Spelling Word Practice

Spelling Words
VCCV words

practice
members
dinner
cotton
object
tractor
problem
hidden
except
pattern
stubborn
publish
captive
suppose

shelter
servant
shallow
distance
logger*
sitting*
Challenge Words
lumberjack*
sawmill*
forestry
timberline
woodland
Spelling Word Practice

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VCV words

major
pilot
bison
cedar
silent
legal
spiders*
super
humor
locate
paper
moment
ruler
native


nature
motive
rivals
virus
raven
solar
Challenge Words
flytrap*
bladderwort*
sundew*
botanist
nutrient
Spelling Word Practice

Spelling Words
words with three syllables

difficult
government
probably*
energy interest*
remember*
becoming
direction
different
description
discover
another*
engineer
excellent

imagine*
beginning
beautiful
wonderful
important
dangerous
Challenge Words
temperature*
humidifier*
thermometer
moisturize
sweltering

Spelling Word Practice

Pioneer Elementary School
66 Kamnic Street Pierz, MN 56364
320-468-6458
Principal Galen Swoboda

 


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