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Seventh Grade Spelling Words – Curriculum, Spelling Word Lists & Resources


Time4Learning is an online student-paced learning system popular as a seventh grade homeschool curriculum, as an after school tutorial and skill sharpening during the summer break.

This page is a summary of curriculum topics, foundational skills and resources related to seventh grade spelling including information about:

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Seventh Grade Spelling Curriculum Sequence

Seventh grade spelling students are expected to be able to spell derivatives correctly by applying the spellings of bases and affixes. For example, CAPITAL with the -TION ending becomes CAPITALIZATION, and MATERIAL with the -ISM ending becomes MATERIALISM. Seventh grade spelling words contain many of these derivatives so students should be comfortable and familiar with them. Also, seventh grade spelling students will continue to learn commonly misspelled words such as ACCELERATE, MANEUVER, and SCHOLASTIC.

Children learn through various spelling activities that include many creative methods that make the seventh grade spelling program fun for them. Remember, every child learns at a different rate, so what works for some students, may not be the correct approach for your child. Which is why so many parents enjoy Time4Learning’s self-paced, modularized lesson plans. You can skip lessons that teach concepts your child has already mastered and repeat those he or she has not. The choice is yours.

Foundational Spelling Skills

Spelling skills should develop as part of an overall language arts phonemic awareness, phonics, reading comprehension, vocabulary and reading fluency, grammar, reading and writing program. Children should (with help from their parents) develop their foundational spelling skills through an interest in words, regular writing, constant reading, a study of spelling rules, and playing of spelling games

With help from their parents, children can develop and reinforce foundational spelling skills through the following activities:

  1. Regular writing for a head start on spelling, punctuation, and other concepts
  2. Constant reading or use of reading workbooks
  3. Frequent study of spelling rules like the relationships between letters and sounds
  4. Spelling bees for a fun way for your child to practice their spelling
  5. Playing of spelling games, quizzes or word games to help develop their spelling skills
  6. Structured computer spelling programs
  7. Personalized tutoring and assistance to boost confidence
  8. Setting daily blocks of time for spelling and reading activities
  9. Instruction through guided spelling activities like word sorts or word boxes
  10. Creating a rich language environment at home based on the quantity and quality of words spoken

Time4Learning teaches a comprehensive seventh grade spelling curriculum using fun activities to build a solid spelling foundation. Help your child excel in spelling by trying out one of our Time4Learning’s seventh grade demos.

Seventh Grade Spelling Words List

What spelling words should your seventh grader know? Here is a list of 50+ words that are great for use in spelling games, tests, or practice for an upcoming spelling bee. To add more value, download our 7th grade spelling list printable worksheet with +300 words!

  • abrupt
  • accede
  • accelerate
  • accidentally
  • accompanied
  • accost
  • accumulate
  • accuse
  • acquittal
  • adjourn
  • afterward
  • amphibian
  • anachronism
  • analysis
  • ancestry
  • elicit
  • eliminate
  • elliptical
  • embarrass
  • eminent
  • employee
  • emulate
  • enable
  • encode
  • encyclopedia
  • engineer
  • enslave
  • equipping
  • evanescent
  • evidently
  • exclude
  • jurist
  • kangaroo
  • kerosene
  • khaki
  • kindergarten
  • knowledge
  • labeling
  • laboratory
  • laborious
  • library
  • literature
  • logical
  • lovely
  • lying
  • lyric
  • maintenance
  • prairie
  • predecessor
  • presage
  • pretzel
  • prostrate
  • protocol
  • puddle
  • putter
  • quandary
  • quantity
  • rabid
  • ransack
  • rapport
  • raucous
  • receipt
  • recline

Seventh Grade Spelling Resources

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Additional Helpful Parent Tools & Resources

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