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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
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 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 27 Views 162 Downloads
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
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 4 Views 25 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 30 Downloads
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
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 19 Views 160 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 13 Views 45 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 31 Views 16 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Here's an Instant Activity for February 17, 2003
Eighth graders discuss common grammatical errors made in spelling. In this spelling lesson, 8th graders examine homophones and homographs to discover the reason why they are often misused. Students create sentences using common homophone word sets.
8th Language Arts 3 Views 12 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
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 56 Views 279 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The most commonly misspelled words in English
Ninth graders examine the different misspelled words in the English language. In this English instructional activity, 9th graders read an article and answer guided reading questions. Students write an email to their teacher about what they have read.
9th Language Arts 9 Views 21 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 40 Views 273 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Student Editing for Perfection with Technology
Sixth graders prepare to edit and publish processed essays through word-processing tools implementing Alphasmart and Microsoft Word's Autocorrect, Spelling and Grammar Check, Readability Statistics, Inserting comments, Tracking changes and Thesaurus based upon previous clocking exercises in cooperative groups.
6th Language Arts 3 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