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Spelling lists are generally two-pronged - there are "simple" sight words to memorize. These words come up all the time in reading and writing, but may or may not fit any conventional spelling "rule". Other words are "word family" words - these have a phonetic pattern, and once the pattern is learned, the words fall right into place.
In coming weeks, I'll be adding a "super challenge" or two - these are crazy-hard words that some children really like. These are optional for all but the most advanced spellers.