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To make musical sounds with your voice. It hurts my ears to hear some people do this!

Jack said he would try to sing louder.
Our class likes to listen to the chorus sing.
Hunter stood on the stage to sing a song.

bring, cling, fling, sling, spring, sting, string, wing, wring

Frozen water.

Be careful not to slide on the ice.
Do you like strawberry ice cream?
Please put some ice in my glass of water.

splice, spice, dice, entice, concise, price, rice, mice, devise, device

To rest the body on the buttocks and thighs. If you do this too long, your muscles will get stiff!

Deric's baby brother has to sit in a highchair.
Don't sit on Sierra's hat.
My dog, Skip, likes to jump into my lap when I sit on the sofa.
My little sister likes to sit between my mom and dad.
Please sit by me on the bus.

hit, slit, spit, lit, knit, commit, mitt, admit, wit, bit

A thin, plastic tube used for drinking. If you get a drink at a fast food restaurant this will probably be in the cup.

I like to drink Coke through a straw.
It's not easy to drink a milkshake through a straw.

awe, claw, draw, flaw, gnaw, paw, saw, thaw, guffaw, withdraw


Things are dirty and possibly not where they belong.

After the party, our room was a mess.
Dad thinks my bedroom is always a mess!
What a mess we had when I spilled the ink!

success, less, largesse, suppress, convalesce, finesse, acquiesce, caress, digress, distress

A tiny hard part inside the flower or fruit of some plants. If you don't have some of these, you can't grow apple trees!

Each of us planted a seed in a paper cup.
The chipmunks like seeds and nuts.
Brianna planted poppy seeds in her flowerbed.

stampede, mislead, concede, bleed, exceed, deed, plead, bead, read, precede

A tool with a curved bowl at one end that you use for eating things such as cereal.

I need a spoon for my soup.
Mom likes to use a wooden spoon to stir the soup.
Somebody broke into our house and stole our silver spoons and forks.

lagoon, cartoon, tycoon, immune, attune, noon, raccoon, tune, opportune, soon

Something you can put on your face to look like something else.

Raven's mask scared me!
We can use these feathers to make a mask.

ask, bask, flask


To mix something by moving it around in a circular motion.

Don't forget to stir the cake mix.
Mom likes to use a wooden spoon to stir the soup.

fur, deter, concur, occur, inter, demur, prefer, spur, blur, confer

A small fixture that is connected to a wall and has faucets for hot and cold water. The water falls from the faucets to its drain. You can wash your hands in this!

The cat hid under the sink.
Zachary left his pet turtle in the bathroom sink.

blink, brink, clink, drink, ink, link, shrink, think, wink, zinc

To put a question to or make a request of someone.
To invite somebody to an event or to do something.

Ask Paul to wait for his little sister.
I had to ask Dad if I could borrow his tools.
I wanted to ask my mom a question, but she was busy.

bask, flask, mask

A structure in which animals lay eggs or give birth to their young.

A robin built a nest in the elm tree.
The father bird brought pieces of string to make the nest soft.
The snake stole the eggs from the nest.
We saw a nest with three blue eggs in it.

behest, jest, guest, contest, undressed, arrest, invest, best, west, test


A large piece of material attached to the mast of a boat that catches the wind and helps move the boat along. If there is no wind, this isn't very helpful!

Johnny put a blue sail on his boat.
My boat has a motor, not a sail.
The sailor mended the rip in the sail.
Hailey like to watch the sails fill with wind.

hail, stale, fail, flail, prevail, frail, shale, curtail, tale, male