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 Spelling lists for primary school
Author: Sarah 
Date:   09-01-08 23:00

My boy is going into a year 5/6 class next year and is determined to be in the top spelling group from day 1. This has meant 3 hour car drives with a never ending demand for harder words to spell. How many 8 year olds need to know how to spell pestilence?

Does anyone have access to the spelling lists used for that age group in New Zealand schools?

thanks

Sarah

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 Re: Spelling lists for primary school
Author: Sue 
Date:   10-01-08 11:57

You can purchase the Schonell Spelling resources from:

www.learnex.co.nz/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=54&products_id=224

Most schools seem to use the Schonell Spelling Lists as their guideline.

My Yr 7 son, who is 12, had words like ventriloquist, bequeathing, exhilarating, necessitate, biodegradable, encyclopaedia, portmanteau and pseudonym in his spelling list in Term 1 last year. His spelling age is well in excess of his actual age, so I am not sure if the words actually came from a recognised list or were ones she selected for him. In Yr 6, his teacher got him to select his own words which were generally very advanced - he would choose really unusual words from the dictionary - the longer the better!

The Schonell Spelling Test is online at:

www.rrf.org.uk/Schonell%20Spelling%20Test.pdf

Sue

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 Re: Spelling lists for primary school
Author: Pamela Warrington 
Date:   05-08-10 17:38

A school needs the spelling list as the Principal many years ago worked from this list. She said that she had good results from it

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 Re: Spelling lists for primary school
Author: katba 
Date:   25-08-10 14:17

Hi my son has just been tested on the Schonell Spelling Test he has just turned nine and has a spelling age of 13 will spelling help him with maths and reading?

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 Re: Spelling lists for primary school
Author: Dalbir singh 
Date:   07-10-11 15:35

Please send me list 7 for primary school students in nz.

Thanks

Dalbir singh

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 Re: Spelling lists for primary school
Author: Sue 
Date:   07-10-11 23:36

Dalbir, I think you'll probably have to go in search for the list yourself - or ask your school for a copy. There are a couple of websites listed in my 2008 post on this subject which are a good starting point.

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 Re: Spelling lists for primary school
Author: Nellie Ligaliga 
Date:   07-05-12 22:46

I am wanting to get the Spelling sets from A-Z. I don't exactly know what it is called but the children call them spelling sets from A-Z. If you are able to spell the words in set J then your spelling level is 8 years and 4 months.

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