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Improve Your Spelling with the Visual Thesaurus
Using Visual Thesaurus software, class members participate in a computer-based spelling bee. Then they work in groups to analyze the words and use deductive reasoning to infer spelling patterns. They then present one of their "rules" to the class, jigsaw style.
3rd - 12th Language Arts 64 Views 281 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Commonly Misspelled Words
Display this list of commonly misspelled and frequently confused words for your learners. Though there is no interactive component, this handout is a great reference tool comparing many homophones such as sole and soul. One tip encourages writers to use a dictionary, not just spell-check, to discern the correct meaning and use of a word.
9th - Higher Ed Language Arts 29 Views 164 Downloads
Word Walls for Intermediate Grades
Have you ever wondered how to create a successful word wall? The first two pages of this document highlight the positive benefits for having a word wall. There's also a section that presents the word wall routine which presents how and when to post words.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 54 Views 285 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
“I Can” Common Core! 4th Grade Language
Lead your class through the Common Core standards for language with a checklist made up of "I Can" statements. The standards have been simplified slightly to help forth graders better understand the content, but you will most likely need to still walk them through each one.
4th Language Arts 36 Views 20 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Commonly Confused Words: More Homonyms
Understanding the spelling and meaning of homophones is particularly difficult for English language learners. This online quiz focuses on 20 different sets of homophones. The learner reads the sentence and decides which word fits best.
4th Language Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
Home Spelling Practice: Commonly Confused Words
If you want a list of commonly confused words, this worksheet is useful; however, the exercise itself is not worth the paper it's printed on. It includes 20 words suitable for middle school. Examples include personal and personnel, conscious and conscience, disinterested and uninterested.
6th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 39 Downloads
Who's Confused? Not Me!
The class works together to tackle easily confused words. Each learner receives a word and he or she must create a flashcard with the following things: the word, its definition, an original sentence that uses the word, and a picture depicting the sentence.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 31 Downloads
Proofreading: Lesson 4
Examine the key strategies to proofreading a piece of writing for errors in sentence structure, usage, mechanics and spelling. Eighth graders practice putting into correct passage commonly confused words (too, two, to) when writing to a particular audience.
8th Language Arts 12 Views 84 Downloads
Put your common writing errors to rest with this resource, which prompts high schoolers to create eulogies and tombstones for overused and incorrect words. They work on correcting common errors in spelling and usage mistakes in their own compositions.
10th - Higher Ed Language Arts 14 Views 46 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Spelling: Commonly Confused Words
Although this design is sorely lacking in rigor and is not appropriate for the designated eighth grade, the list of commonly misspelled words may be useful for you to design your own exercise. Examples include ascent and assent, respectfully and respectively, and continually and continuously.
4th - 7th Language Arts 7 Views 48 Downloads
Commonly Confused Words and Words from French
This instructional activity includes 10 fill-in-the-blank sentences for practice spelling commonly confused words (affect and effect, for example) and 10 questions related to English words derived from French. It is appropriate for upper elementary or middle school language arts classes.
5th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 44 Downloads
Troublesome Word Pairs
This worksheet helps to understand when to use commonly confused words. It includes definitions, writing exercises, and questions that require paraphrasing the meaning of sentences. A good exercise for middle schoolers, or review for high school English classes.
6th - 10th Language Arts 24 Views 163 Downloads
Spelling Practice: Similar Words
How many commonly confused words do your learners know? Use this either before or after a unit on similar words. Words like affect and effect, its and it's, whose and who's, etc. are included in this 10-question quiz.
4th - 5th English Language Development 3 Views 8 Downloads
Spelling CVC Words
Youngsters explore spelling CVC words. In this spelling lesson, first graders match capital and lowercase letters together then sound out and spell CVC words. They sound out and spell the word that describes the picture on the cards they are given.
K - 1st Language Arts 15 Views 47 Downloads
Homophones/Homonyms and Commonly Misused Words
Wait, should I use its or it's? What about their, there, or they're? Here is the comprehensive packet you've been looking for! All of the tricky homonyms and homophones are detailed here, the only problem is that they're not defined. After defining and familiarizing the words with your class, provide this packet as practice.
6th - 9th Language Arts 105 Views 236 Downloads
Word Walls for Primary Grades
Every elementary classroom should have a word wall! It reinforces new vocabulary words and their correct spelling! The teacher is given a daily word wall routine that has learners read, chant, and write words. Rhyme and vocabulary activities provide further practice for your youngsters.
K - 3rd Language Arts 35 Views 268 Downloads
When is a Noun a Verb? Examining Double Duty Words
Act and act, address and address...there are so many words in our dictionary that can function as nouns or verbs. Start this lesson plan by having your class list as many as they possibly can. When an adequate list presents itself, have your class members write sentences with a couple of them, using them as both a verb and a noun.
7th - 12th Language Arts 36 Views 75 Downloads
Vocabulary Study: Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
Come, see, conquer the language in Julius Caesar with a resource that lists the SAT words that appear in Shakespeare’s play. Templates provide definitions and derivations, as well as famous lines. The packet also includes an AP style writing prompt.
9th - 11th Language Arts 9 Views 15 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Don't Forget to Say Thanks
Students practice descriptive writing in a thank-you note format. In this descriptive writing instructional activity, students read the example letter and analyze the corrections in the letter. Students read the example thank you notes and focus on the courteous manner in the writing.
9th - 11th Language Arts 5 Views 25 Downloads
Home Spelling Practice: Frequently Misspelled Words
There are so many tricky words in the English language, and their pronunciation defies their spelling! Present your class with this list of 20 commonly misspelled words. They will rewrite the word and complete a coloring activity that brings to light the issue of pronunciation.
4th - 5th Language Arts 3 Views 35 Downloads