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Spelling Homework

Some spelling rules

Spelling rule: drop the ‘e’ for ‘ing’:

exercise → exercising
experience →experiencing
guide → guiding
imagine →imagining
notice → noticing
pressure →pressuring
promise →promising
separate → separating
suppose→ supposing
surprise→ surprising

double up for a short vowel sound:

(dis) appear
possess → possession

For some of the words, you have to drop the y and replace it with an ies in order to pluralise the word. Can you spot any other spelling patterns or rules in these words?

1.  century       centuries
2.  baby           babies
3.  child           children
4.  knife           knives
5.  thief            thieves
6.  volcano       volcanoes
7.  tomato        tomatoes
8.  potato         potatoes
9.  woman        women
10.  library         libraries

Homophones – words that sound the same, but have different spellings.

1. where wear
2. weak week
3. our are
4. new knew
5. bean been
6. past passed
7. through threw
8. aloud allowed
9. guessed guest
10. weather whether

It’s important to be aware of words which can be linked to a ‘root word’. The ‘root word’ is- appear:

  • disappear
  • reappear
  • appeared
  • disappeared
  • reappeared
  • appearing
  • disappearing
  • reappeared
  • appearance
  • disappearance
  • reappearance

The letter string – ough. This letter string can sometimes be tricky as it has many different sounds – uffoweoroffow:

The sound which the ough word make are shown in bold in the list eg ‘uff‘.


1. enough
2. rough
3. tough


4. bought
5. thought
6. brought
7. fought


8. though
9. dough
10. although


11. cough


12. plough

The verb changes

Infinitive Present tense Past tense Continuous
to cry cries cried crying
to rely relies relied relying
to marry marries married marrying
to carry carries carried carrying
to worry worries worried worrying

Prefixes and suffixes.

  • untied
  • unhappy
  • dislike
  • disagree
  • dangerous
  • comfortable
  • impossible
  • kindness
  • decrease
  • accidentally
    Prefixes: dis-, re-, im-
  • dishonest
  • disagree
  • disobey
  • impossible
  • impatient
  • impolite
  • rewrite
  • recount
  • refresh
  • rethink

18 Responses to “Spelling Homework”

  1. Hi Mrs van now it is the 10th time on the spelling page.

    • Hi Mrs v sorry but because I lost my P.E bag I spent time finding out where it is so oh sorr again I forgot I also went to a few other places so there is no spelling H/W so can u give me tomorrow to give in pleeeeeeaaaassee . 😀

      Thanx from-

  2. Hi Mrs van it is the first time on the spelling page

  3. Mrs van it realy helped

  4. Hi Mrs.V im the first one on the spelling page in 4v.Not your other class.

  5. Mrs van it is my first time on the spelling page

  6. hi!! i did my speling homework and i am looking forward to school next Monday

  7. First time I have been on the spelling homework page!!!!!!

  8. I have never used the spelling test page, as I am used to this now I will use it quite frequent.

  9. hello i just did some of my homework.
    What are u doing

    • Hi Karan, It’s really NICE to see you on the blog, your very fist comment, so that’s a blog-dojo for you! We look forward to see more comments from you. 🙂

    • Also, go to the Chat page and leave comments there 🙂

  10. I have nearly done all of them including spring and excluding contractions

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