9 What are Spelling words in High School?
In the high school section, including 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grades, we select 2,000 words as spelling words. Each year has 500 words. These words are not only by frequency but also by the requirements of high school academic subjects.
As we know, 12th-grade students should have 20,000 passive words and 10,000 active words. If we choose spelling words precisely by frequency, then all 5,000-10,000 words will be excluded. It doesn't meet the real situation.
The 3,000 words of elementary and middle are almost the first 3,000 words by frequency. But the 2,000 high school spelling words are from 3,000 to 10,000, which we select from materials of some school districts and training organizations.
Among grades, we still put the 2000 words by frequency; however, in a grade, these words are in alphabetical. Like in middle school, each word is with one or two explanations; some have example sentences. We choose them from classic works. However, the meaning in examples may not match the explanations offered in the spelling list.
Below are quick accesses for the high spelling words by grades.