7th Grade Spelling Words: List of Words that 7th Graders Should Know

In 7th grade, students are tested on spelling and vocabulary in language arts class. Since 7th graders are expected to be familiar with common prefixes, suffixes and root words, their spelling lists may revolve around a set of spelling patterns. Although 7th grade spelling lists differ from school to school, the list below can get you started if you want to help your child practice vocabulary.

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Where Can I Find 7th Grade Spelling Words?

To provide your 7th grader additional spelling practice at home, you can either create your own word list or find free, printable worksheets on the Internet. Teaching and educational websites often offer weekly spelling lists by grade level, and you can mix and match them to meet your child's needs. Review these words frequently and consistently with your child to help him or her absorb the pronunciation and definition. Then, test your child's knowledge by asking him or her to use the new word in a sentence.

When making your own lists, you can also select words from literature or textbooks your child is reading for class. Typically, important key terms are printed in boldface font in schoolbooks and easy to find, but scanning novels and short stories should be a fairly quick option as well. To get started today, use the word list below.

7th Grade Spelling Word List

  1. Adequate - Susan wanted to bake a cake but realized the ingredients she had weren't adequate for the recipe.
  2. Bouquet - I caught the bouquet of flowers at my cousin's wedding last week.
  3. Chaperone - Billy is mad because his mom offered to be a chaperone at the senior prom.
  4. Fluorescent - The fluorescent lighting in the office gave Eric a migraine.
  5. Heroic - The firefighter's actions were considered heroic by most of the community.
  6. Inconvenience - I had to go three blocks out of my way to get gas this morning, but it was only a minor inconvenience.
  7. Lieutenant - The enlisted soldier went to college in hopes of becoming a lieutenant in the future.
  8. Mandatory - The meeting was mandatory for the parents of students who wanted to try out for volleyball.
  9. Pedestrian - When you are driving, remember that pedestrians always have the right of way at a crosswalk, even if you were there first.
  10. Pneumonia - She came down with pneumonia but was able to recover quickly with a little extra rest.
  11. Precipitation - The flight was delayed due to the heavy precipitation caused by the hurricane.
  12. Reprimanded - I got home after curfew, and my dad reprimanded me.
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