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#3094. Spelling list - Years 9 & 10

Reading/Writing, level: Middle
Posted Wed Apr 21 03:06:30 PDT 2004 by Lyn Magree (
Spelling list for Years 9 & 10
Writer, Sydney, Australia
Concepts Taught: Spelling for Years 9 & 10

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The Years' 9-10 spelling list contains over 1000 words, there are too many to list here. You can download the complete list from the above website (free and you don't have to fill out any forms or register, just click on the download section).

The overuse of spell check and message texting has left a legacy - too many high school students are now poor spellers. During exams students will be tested on their comprehension, written and vocabulary skills. Don't allow them to fall into the trap of thinking bad spelling is acceptable - spelling errors lead to clarity errors, which lead to loss of marks! The words on this list are classified as COMMON WORDS and words which students at this level should be able to spell competently.

Here's an example of some of the words you will find on the list:

Accommodation, broadcasting, comfortable, delegate, economic, financial, generate, harass, interim, justify, knock, liberate, loose, mechanism, nevertheless, opposite, permission, remarkable, satellite, thorough, unfortunately, volunteer, widespread