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Vowels: Spelling Review Practice Exercises

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Updated on Aug 25, 2011

Read the following study guide for a concept review:

Vowels: Spelling Review Study Guide

PRACTICE LAP 1

Choose the correct spelling of each of the following words.

  1. pride/pryde
  2. shi/shy
  3. linx/lynx
  4. wicker/wycker
  5. tried/tryed
  6. dynamic/dinamic
  7. mith/myth
  8. cript/crypt
  9. sigh/sygh
  10. whine/whyne

PRACTICE LAP 2

Fill in the correct r-controlled vowel combinations in the following words.

  1. second ____ ____ y
  2. sut ____ ____ e
  3. transf ____ ____ m
  4. sh ____ ____ ehold ____ ____
  5. ph ____ ____ macy

PRACTICE LAP 3

Complete the following words with the proper diphthong.

  1. f ____ ____ ndation
  2. b ____ ____ sterous
  3. d ____ ____ ghter
  4. unempl ____ ____ ed
  5. ____ ____ thority

PRACTICE LAP 4

Choose the correctly spelled italicized word in each of the following sentences.

  1. The magician (instantaneously/instantaneusly) disappeared.
  2. Although I did not want to appear (boastful/bosteful), I was proud to have scored the highest grade on the test.
  3. The tent (sheilded/shielded) us from the punishing rain.
  4. Allan's pet parrot sat contentedly on her (roust/roost).
  5. Mrs. Worthington asked us to set up our (easels/eesals) and begin painting.

PRACTICE LAP 5

Choose the correctly spelled italicized word in each of the following sentences.

  1. I believe the quality of food at a meal is more important than the (kwantity/quantity).
  2. A single hair (follicle/fallicle) was perched on the edge of the sink.
  3. I found the events in the movie to be absolutely (preposterous/prepasterous).
  4. After a few days, fruit will begin to (decai/decay).
  5. Muhammad Ali was once the (undisputed/undispewted) world heavyweight champion.

GAME TIME: SPELLING SCRAMBLE

Each of the following contains a scrambled word from the Chapter 4 word list with one extra letter. The number of letters in the final word is written in the parentheses next to each scrambled word. Write the unscrambled word in the blanks. When you're done, you will have one letter left over. Enter these letters in order in the puzzle to find a quote from the comedian Stephen Wright. (If you get stuck, there are clues following the scrambled word list.)

1. eopyprrseotus(12) __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
2. oedyac (5) __ __ __ __ __
3. geutdhrua (8) __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
4. ricpde (5) __ __ __ __ __
5. yerancdsao (9) __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
6. eitndr (5) __ __ __ __ __
7. jentorectinit (12) __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
8. lllefchio (8) __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
9. enrldcaaa (8) __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
10. sotrov (5) __ __ __ __ __
11. tereusu (6) __ __ __ __ __ __
12. eoumednpley (10) __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
13. unvaqtyit (8) __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
14. mehyt (4) __ __ __ __
15. seaelrs (6) __ __ __ __ __ __
16. lafstyuob (8) __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
17. mcdnitya (7) __ __ __ __ __ __ __
18. udhonnoatfi(10) __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
19. thihmyr (6) __ __ __ __ __ __
20. nesliedhd (8) __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
21. rnftamgosr (9) __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
22. rwymaacph (8) __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
23. nwehhi (5) __ __ __ __ __
24. yetlsitousnnanae (15) __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
25. htiatorruy (9) __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
26. sroseibetou (10) __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
27. pwcytr (5) __ __ __ __ __
28. noylx (4) __ __ __ __
29. sghui (4) __ __ __ __
30. sduiledtpnu (10) __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
31. dhyw (3) __ __ __
32. kicweyr (6) __ __ __ __ __ __
33. oyhs (3) __ __ __
34. oncsatnuno (9) __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
35. hdinppogth (9) __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
36. wuveosl (6) __ __ __ __ __ __
37. hhtearoelsrd (11) __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
38. tcrihw (5) __ __ __ __ __
39. osvntirtetuliq (13) __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

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