Ninth Grade Spelling List and Practice

In ninth grade, students often read novels, study vocabulary and review essential grammar skills, but they don't usually study spelling. By high school, students are expected to have adequate spelling skills, and teachers rarely give explicit spelling instruction. However, ongoing practice can be beneficial, and you can help your child by providing lists and activities for after school review.

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How Can I Help My Ninth Grader Practice Spelling Words?

High school students are usually familiar with common word patterns, spellings and sounds, but there are always new terms and commonly misspelled words that they can practice to continually improve their abilities. Several websites offer free spelling lists coupled with worksheets that you can print off for your ninth grader. Practice exercises may include matching prefixes and suffixes, using the words correctly within a sentence and choosing the proper spelling from a list.

Spelling Word List for Ninth Graders

  1. Accomplice - The police apprehended the first suspect but have been unable to locate his accomplice.
  2. Brilliant - A bright, brilliant paint color will really make the bedroom walls pop.
  3. Disastrous - Forgetting to fill up your gas tank before getting on the interstate could be disastrous if you get stuck in traffic.
  4. Exaggeration - My sister said she would die if she didn't get the shoes she wanted, but that was just an exaggeration.
  5. Fallacies - When making an argument, you must avoid common fallacies if you want to be perceived as credible.
  6. Grammatically - That sentence is grammatically incorrect but can be fixed with minor changes.
  7. Liability - Before taking a yoga class, each participant must sign a waiver to relieve the studio of any liability related to injury.
  8. Mortgage - After my sister got married and bought a house, she had to watch her spending to make sure she could afford her mortgage payments.
  9. Optimism - After waiting three hours for the storm to pass so he could go to the beach, his optimism began to fade.
  10. Representative - The customer service representative helped me set up my cable TV and Internet package.
  11. Succinct - A succinct job description is easier to read and more enticing for job seekers.
  12. Tournament - The basketball tournament is taking place at the civic center this weekend, so parking might not be available.
  13. Uncanny - The teacher had an uncanny way of knowing who wasn't paying attention in her classroom.
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