Wednesday, March 23, 2011

EIGHTH GRADE SPELLING WORDS: 8th grade spelling list


The Eighth Grade Spelling Words are an excerpt from my Eclectic Speller. The list is an edited version of the (Project Gutenberg) most common written English words from a 2005 analysis.

Mastering the 2000 most written words is imperative, students mastering the vocabulary will comprehend 90-95% of daily speech and 80-85% of school texts.

The list does not include the complete Academic Words by content area.

Yearly Vocabulary Goals for Reading Boot Camp

400 words mastered in 1st grade
800 words mastered in 2nd grade 1200 words learned
800 words mastered in 3rd grade 2000 words learned
800 words mastered in 4th grade 2800 words learned
800 words mastered in 5th grade 3600 words learned
800 words mastered in 6th grade 4400 word learned
800 words mastered in 7th grade 5200 words learned
800 words mastered in 8th grade 6000 words learned 

8th Grade Spelling Reading Vocabulary Words

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