You should study using this great teaching resource. Vocabulary and SpellingCity makes learning your word lists fun and easy. Your child WILL NOT have to know the definitions to their spelling words. There will be a total of 12 spelling words on the test each week. 3 of the 12 of will be "fresh words." This means they ARE NOT from the provided list. These words will follow the pattern I am teaching. However this assessment is not based solely off rote memorization. Dividing the words into memorization and application is a true indicator of mastery. The vocabulary test will be matching and using the correct vocabulary word in context every week.