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Spelling Unit # 13

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  1. Spelling Unit #13 Spelling “rule” of the week: Do NOT double the final consonant before adding –ing, -ed, -er, or -est in words ending in w or x. Exceptions: (related rules to be learned in future weeks)

  2. Focus Rule Words: 1) mowed (mow + ed) 2) taxing (tax + ing) 3) fixed (fix + ed) 4) showed (show + ed) 5) relaxed (relax + ed)

  3. Academic Verbs: 6) evoke to bring about, conjure up The writer evokes a sad mood in this poem. 7) negate to go against or contradict; to void The counter argument negates the argument of the topic sentence. 8) eliminate to get rid of Eliminate repeated sentence starters.

  4. Commonly misspelled words: 9) dependent (depend + ent) There’s a dent in dependent. 10) harass (to bother)There’s an ( ) in harass. 11) privilege(priv + il +ege) There’s a leg in privilege. (no d)

  5. Roots/prefixes/suffixes: mis/mit = to send centri = center biblio = book homo = same

  6. 12) admission to “send to,” or rather, admit something 13) concentric circles or spheres with the same common center 14) bibliographywriting (or recording) the books used for research 15) homonym words that have the same name (nym) but mean different things (wind vs. wind)

  7. Commonly confused words: 16) threw (past tense verb) Jake threw the football. 17) through (preposition) Exit through the side doors.

  8. Review Words: 18) height(He grew eight inches in height.) 19) contradict(contra + dict) to go against what was said 20) interesting(in + ter + est + ing)