Pioneer Elementary 5th GRADE READING
Harcourt
Reading Textbook
THEME 1... I Am Your Friend
Spelling Words
words with short vowels

master
ahead*
build
front*
meant
bread
ready
busy*
quit
mother*
above
does
advantage

business
sweater
plastic*
balance
limit
among
dozen
Challenge Words
activity*
building
heavy*
biscuit
purpose*

Sees Behind Trees
By
Michael Dorris

Vocabulary Links
Vocabulary Words
Reading Links:
Reading Rockets: Narrative Elements

Test Tutor: Narrative Elements
Language Links
Subject Slide

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a,e and i

stayed*
brain
thief
meat*
flight
style
delighted
daily
breathe
meanwhile
believes
tonight
increases

explained
slightly
payment
brief*
tray
byte
raise
Challenge Words
tight*
type
remain
chief
pleaded*



Yang the Third and her Impossible Family
By
Lenskey Namioka

Vocabulary Links
Vocabulary Words
Reading Links
Reading Rockets: Prefixes, Suffixes & Roots
Test Tutor: Prefixes, Suffixes & Roots

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words with o & u

soul
smoke
move
clue
fruits
lose
chose
stole
prove
produce
juice
drove
Tuesday*

rescue
continue
issue
ego
argue
cruise
toll
Challenge Words
forehead*
include*
rehearsal
fourth*
course*

Dear Mrs. Parks

Vocabulary Links
Vocabulary Words
Reading Links
Reading Rockets: Making Judgments
Language Links
Predicates in Space
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vowels before r

parts
history*
warning
declare
despair
shirt
learning*
backward
border
prepared
harsh*
research
carnival

particular
squirrel
harmful
charms
disorder
favored
remark
Challenge Words
correspondence
discouraged
generations
constitution
literature




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words with s, z and sh

percent
absence*
years
refused
ancient
pressure
machine
notice
scene
station*
social
special
parachute

specialty
detention
constitution
advertisement
advise
cities
chalet
Challenge Words
sincere*
tissue
resident
magician
medicine

 


THEME 2... Team Work!

We'll Never Forget you, Roberto Clemente
By
Gil Adams

Vocabulary Links
Vocabulary Words
Reading Links
Reading Rockets:Draw Conclusions
Test Tutor: Draw Conclusions
Language Links
Sentence Power
Compound Sentences

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words with ture, sure
treasure
capture
feature
pleasure
measure
creature
picture
adventure
mixture
structure
pasture
culture
literature

literature
furniture
temperature
legislature
leisure
premature
signature
Challenge Words
recruited*
persistent
league*
devastation
inspiration


Folk Tales from Asia
Who is Best?

Building Background
Vocabulary Links
Vocabulary Words
Reading Links
Reading Rockets: Summarize& Paraphrase
Test Tutor: Summarize& Paraphrase
Language Links
Spotlight on Clauses
Identifying Clauses
More About Sentences

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words ending in-ed & -ing

charged
spied
moving
tying
practicing*
injured
carrying*
tasted
receiving
becoming
lying
dying
realized

provided
fried
created
tallied
carried*
revising
wearing
Challenge Words
approval*
glimpse
braggart*
sufficient*
qualities*

Folk tales from Asia
Virtue Goes to Town

By
Lawrence Yep
Vocabulary Links
Vocabulary Words
Reading Links
Reading Rockets: Draw Conclusions
Test Tutor: Figurative Language
Language Links
Sentence Sort
Commas

charged
spied
moving
tying
practicing*
injured
carrying*
tasted
receiving
becoming
lying
dying
realized

provided
fried
created
tallied
carried*
revising
wearing
Challenge Words
approval*
glimpse
braggart*
sufficient*
qualities*

Iditarod Dream
by
Ted Wood

Vocabulary Links
Vocabulary Words
Reading Links
Reading Rockets: Draw Conclusions
Test Tutor: Draw Conclusions
Language Links
Noun Sense
Phrases & Clauses

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unstressed endings

American
frozen*
button
chapter
tractor
golden
taken
harbor
father*
color
ancestor
hidden
hamburger*

theater
weather
beckon
cannon
comparison
elder
turban*
Challenge Words
desperate*
frostbitten
laden
emergency*
straighten*

Woodsong
By
Gary Paulsen

Vocabulary Links
Vocabulary Words
Reading Links
Reading Rockets: Summarize& Paraphrase
Test Tutor: Summarize& Paraphrase
Test Tutor: Figurative language
Language Links
Noun Dunk
Complex Sentences

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unstressed endings

level
double*
metal
evil
travel*
couple
needle
battle
candle
article
equal
civil
capital
original
individual
material
angel
camel
illegal
stencil*
Challenge Words
brindle*
possible*
personality
wilderness
humorous


Island of the Blue Dolphins
By
Scott O'Dell

Vocabulary Links
Vocabulary Words
Reading Links
Reading Rockets: Narrative Elements
Test Tutor:Narrative Elements
Test Tutor: Figurative language
Language Links
Noun Explorer
More About Nouns

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plurals
crises
knives
media
roofs
pianos
waves*
wishes
armies
briefs
videos
heroes
data
bacteria
oxen
tomatoes
canoes
berries*
loaves*
lives*
messages
Challenge Words
foxes
breaths
tragedies
buses
skis


THEME 3... Changing Planet!

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Words with silent letters
island
design
calm
column
sword
half
walked
talk
chalk
wrinkled
wrong
yolk

autumn
aisle
solemn
foreign
lightning
benign
glistened
resign
Challenge Words
orchids
slaughter
clambered
knowledge
habitat


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Compound Words

basketball
seventy-five
rock band
everybody
fireplace
anything
takeoff
skateboard
homework
two thirds
high school
railroad
motorcycle

vice president
strawberry
freeway
car Pool
comic strip
fine arts
forty-two
Challenge Words
breathtaking
thunderstruck
runner-up
half hour
paper clip

 

Spelling Words
Troublesome words & phrases

anyway
any way
all right
every one
everyone
already
all ready
a lot
its
it's
your
you're
who's
whose

there's
"theirs
anyone
any one
altogether
all together
Challenge Words
continents
wavelength
particles
dangerous
eventually

Seeing Earth from Space
by
Patricia Lauber

Building Background
Vocabulary Links
Vocabulary Words
Language Links
Mixed-up Pronouns
More About Pronouns

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Suffix: ant & ent
absent
moment
restaurant
servant
resident
. present
instant
pleasant
accident
. migrant*
assistant
current
government

patient
ignorant
statement
distant
innocent
participant*
intelligent
Challenge Words
efficacious
orbiting
continent*
magma
landforms


The Case of the Flying-Saucer People
by
Seymour Simon
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Reading Links
Reading Rocket: Main Idea & Details
Test Tutor: Main Idea & Details
Test Tutor: Sequence
Language Links
Pronoun Reef

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Suffixes: tion & ness

translation*
operation
laziness
sickness
population
kindness
invention
closeness
generation
examination
pollution
situation
imagination

education
transportation
federation*
subtraction
smallness
forgiveness
lateness
Challenge Words
science-fiction*
questions*
air-conditioning*
scientific
atmosphere

THEME 4... Express Yourself!
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Suffixes -able & -less

capable
desirable
admirable
restless
available
debatable
tasteless
helpless
senseless
priceless
useless
reliable*
undeniable*

excitable
believable
bottomless
comfortable
dampness understandable*
Challenge Words
decorations
reciting
memorized
tongue
precious

Spelling Words
-eer, -ist, -ian, -or, -er

engineer
dentist
librarian
director
customer
pioneer
counselor
tourist
scientist
visitor*
investigator
senator
astronomer
character

refrigerator
guardian
commander
physician
politician
leader
Challenge Words
historian*
performer
volunteer
disaster*
spectator



Spelling Words
non, in, un

nontoxic
income
unknown
unusual
involved
unlike
inspector
unless
indeed
nonprofit
invisible
nonsense
incredible

uncomfortable
inconsistent
unfortunately
nonfiction
nonviolent
uncover*
informal
Challenge Words
inexperienced
unproductive
nonverbal
unsightly
inspiration


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re- & inter-

remove
interview
repeat
interrupt
respect
interfere
represent
relocate
international*
review
interpret
interstate
remarkable

intermediate
intersection
recommend
interject
intervene
resource
remained
Challenge Words
interdependent
interconnect
recognize
reassure
recede



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dis- & de-

discuss
deduct
dismissed
develop
disease
discount
disturb
details
demand
determined
depressed*
defense
disappointing

discouraged*
disadvantage
demonstrated*
defeat
descent
disappear
disconnect
Challenge Words
distract
decision*
deliver
distressed
distribute


THEME 5... School Rules!
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pre- & pro-

prevent
program
predict
project
pretend
process
prefer
promise*
previous
protect
Property
propose

precede
proceed
pronunciation
professional
pretest
preview
proclaim
progress
Challenge Words
ceramic
opponent* aquarium*
resources
acquaintance


Spelling Words
VCCV Words

pretty*
service
thunder
blanket
effort
fellow
subject
perhaps*
attack*
entire*
suspended
challenge

pretzel
survive
pillow
hunger
college
Challenge Words
determined*
autobiography
disease
eternal*
composition*

Spelling Words
-ed & -ing

wondering
fastened
permitting
controlled
listening*
regretted
suffered
admitted
referred
bothered*
submitted*
whispered
transferred

occurring
canceled
developing
scrubbing
upsetting
wondered
quarreled
Challenge Words
triggered*
pretended*
commenting
delaying
squatted


Spelling Words
VCCCV Words

subtract
distract
contract
complex
distrust
extra
improve
instead*
Congress
English
conflict
exchange
pumpkin


sandwich
Christmas
construction
Luncheon
complaint
transform
although
Challenge Words
cassette*
devised
persuaded
deceive
dictionary*

Spelling Words
VCV Words

slogan
radar
minutes
honest
second
virus
shadow
humor
salad
eleven*
closet
model
volcano
private

balance
radio
basis
decent
fanatic
novel
Challenge Words
diary
textbooks
calculated
superior
centuries



THEME 6... American Adventure!
Spelling Words
VV Words

quiet*
trial
fuel
poem
diet
nucleus
cruel
Indian
fluid
violin
museum
dial
ruin


influence
triumph
violent
theater
liar
leotard
koala
Challenge Words
journey*
obstacle
accomplishment
desperate*
calm*


Spelling Words
contractions

he's
couldn't
she'll
doesn't
we'd
that's
hadn't
shouldn't
how's
weren't
there's
wouldn't
what's


where's
aren't
here's
they'll*
we'll*
you'd*
he'd*
Challenge Words
celebrities*
congratulations* continue*
astronomer* guarantee*


Spelling Words
related words

describe
description
nature
natural
televise
television
apply
application
complete
completion
divide
division
beauty

beautiful
collide
collision
multiply*
multiplication
bounty*
bountiful*
Challenge Words
exception*
explanation
ambassador
delegate
convention*


Spelling Words
words with three syllables

industry
buffalo
exciting
terrible
electric
dangerous
exercise
horizon*
favorite
library
substitute
typical
curious

average
period
amazement
bicycle
conference
family
Challenge Words
numerous*
exhaustion
customary*
persistent
reunion

Spelling Words
words from Spanish

canyon
tornado
breeze
cafeteria
coyote
tomato
barbeque
mosquito
plaza
pueblo
chili
alligator
rodeo

patio
bonanza
avocado
mesa
burro
enchilada
burrito
Challenge Words
yucca*
hurricane
chaps
arroyo
matador


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