This table presents a list of 100 common words that fourth- through eighth-grade students need to learn. Some of the words, such as himself, finally, and remember, are more appropriate for fourth and fifth graders, and others, such as necessary, foreign, and throughout, are more appropriate for sixth through eighth graders. Some of these are commonly used words that students confuse with other words, including desert and dessert and quiet and quite.

A

  • a lot
  • again
  • all
  • although
  • another
  • anything
  • around

B

  • beautiful
  • because
  • belief
  • believe
  • beneath
  • between
  • board
  • breathe
  • brought

C

  • caught
  • certain
  • clothes
  • committee
  • complete

D

  • decided
  • desert
  • different
  • discussed
  • doesn't

E

  • either
  • embarrassed
  • enough
  • especially
  • etc.
  • everything
  • everywhere
  • excellent
  • experience

F, G

  • familiar
  • favorite
  • field
  • finally
  • foreign
  • friends
  • frighten

H

  • heard
  • height
  • herself
  • himself
  • humorous
  • hungry

I, J

  • immediately
  • interesting
  • its
  • it’s

K

  • knew
  • know
  • knowledge

L

  • language
  • lying

M

  • maybe

N

  • necessary
  • neighbor

O

  • once
  • ourselves

P

  • particular
  • peace
  • people
  • piece
  • please
  • possible
  • probably

Q, R

  • quiet
  • really
  • receive
  • recommend
  • remember
  • restaurant

S

  • safety
  • school
  • separate
  • serious
  • since
  • special
  • something
  • success

T

  • their
  • there
  • themselves
  • they're
  • though
  • thought
  • through
  • throughout
  • together

U, V

  • until
  • usually

W

  • weight
  • where
  • whether
  • whole

X, Y, Z

  • your
  • you're