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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
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 65 Views 282 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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
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
Home Spelling Practice: Commonly Confused Words
If you want a list of commonly confused words, this activity 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
Easily Confused Words: Lead and Led
Although not quite as confusing as their, they're, and there, many people have difficulty with lead, lead (the toxic metallic), and led. Review these basic sentences with your third and fourth graders, and have them complete the short quiz that follows.
3rd - 4th Language Arts 3 Views 6 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 65 Views 292 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Commonly Confused Words and Words from French
This worksheet 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
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
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
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 25 Views 163 Downloads
Easily Confused Words: Can and May
Can is one of the most commonly misused words. In actuality, may should be used in many of the sentences can tends to appear in. Review these example sentences with your third and fourth graders, and then have them complete the short, three-question quiz!
3rd - 4th Language Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads
What's the difference between an allegory and an alligator? Fifth graders work with malapropisms to determine the meanings of words that sound alike. Five sentences challenge them to find the malapropism and change it to the correct word, while the last activity prompts kids to write the meanings of the incorrect words.
4th - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 16 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Easily Confused Words: Precede and Proceed
So many words are easily confused in the English language. Take precede and proceed, for example. Look at the example sentences provided here, and then have your learners take the short quiz. Have they mastered these vocabulary terms?
4th - 7th Language Arts 3 Views 6 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
“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 40 Views 25 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Watch Your Spelling!
Some English words are spelled very unusually, and unless you're a native speaker, it can be hard to master all of the spelling rules. Use this resource as a quiz after presenting the target vocabulary to your English language learners. They will insert the correct spelling into the sentence frames provided.
4th - 5th Language Arts 3 Views 5 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 17 Views 49 Downloads
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In order to become fluent readers, pupils need to be able to recognize many words by sight, rather than sounding everything out. Try out the multitude of words and practice activities provided in this app to help your youngsters improve their reading skills.
Pre-K - 2nd Language Arts 28 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable