Commonly Confused Words Teacher Resources
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Commonly Misused Words
Affect or effect? Ensure, insure or assure? Here’s a presentation that focuses on commonly misused words that sound similar yet have different spelling and meanings. The homonyms are defined and then examples are presented. Consider augmenting the presentation with a practice exercise.
7th - 12th Language Arts 6 Views 13 Downloads
The Common Core Literacy Standards - Grade 1 Posters
Prepare your first grade classroom for the Common Core with this series of colorful literacy standard displays. Providing children with clear learning objectives throughout the school year, this resource includes each English language arts standard rewritten as a We can statement with supporting pictures and examples.
1st Language Arts 53 Views 31 Downloads
Focus: Spelling Common Words
If you’re going to get a tattoo, make sure your artist writes it right because it’s hard to correct their inkings. That’s the big idea in this short lesson on commonly misspelled words like their/there/they’re and it’s/its. Images and a short YouTube video reinforce the message that spelling is important.
9th - 10th Language Arts 17 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Designed
This 2-page activity addresses vocabulary and spelling through fill-in-the-blank exercises, questions about rhyming words, syllable identification, and prompts about parts of speech. It also includes suggested activities for small groups.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 13 Views 185 Downloads
Spelling: Accept / Except
Ten sentences provide practice in using accept or except correctly. Good for use after you review the meanings of these two commonly confused words. Online, the key is visible from the same page as the exercise. When you print it, though, the key is on page two.
5th - 9th Language Arts 3 Views 28 Downloads
Dolch Sight Word Booklet
First and second graders expand their vocabulary by reading a word recognition booklet. In this English vocabulary lesson, learners utilize a booklet of 220 basic sight words which they read over everyday and are quizzed on the spelling or definition.
1st - 2nd Visual & Performing Arts 73 Views 276 Downloads
Making Sense of Homographs
What is a homograph? Develop your students' vocabulary with a word association tool. Language arts classes discover what a homograph is and how it can be used as a visual thesaurus. They discover the other uses for homographs such as linking brainstorming ideas to a subject.
3rd - 12th Language Arts 23 Views 379 Downloads
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 26 Downloads
Salinger and the Vocabulary of the Vernacular
Writers explore vocabulary and expressions used in the English language. They use visual word maps to become aware of the different uses of words which will allow them to more readily interpret texts. Then they listen to/read excerpts from The Catcher in the Rye and analyze slang terminology.
5th - 12th Language Arts 8 Views 125 Downloads
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
Words In The News
A complete resource from BBC World Service provides informational text for English or ESL classes to teach vocabulary, grammar, and reading skills. Learners participate in small group work, whole class discussions, and role-plays to explore the universal topics presented in a current news article.
9th - 12th English Language Development 57 Views 336 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The most commonly misspelled words in English
Ninth graders examine the different misspelled words in the English language. In this English lesson, 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
Spelling Exercise: -ible and -able Part 2
To review the correct usage of these two commonly confused endings, learners fill in blanks at the end of partial words set in the context of seven sentences. Example: "It's always valu___ to have a friend who is depend____." I'd also have the class make a chart with two columns to sort and provide more visual support.
5th - 9th Language Arts 4 Views 10 Downloads
Beware of the Dog - Crossing Borders
Roald Dahl’s classic World War II short story, “Beware of the Dog” is the focus of a close reading exercise that asks learners to respond to text-dependent questions with evidence drawn from the story. Participants record responses on the provided evidence chart and use these notes for the culminating analytic essay.
9th - 11th Language Arts 36 Views 30 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Effective Writing is More Than a Five Paragraph Essay
Groups become experts in one aspect of the six traits of writing, prepare a PowerPoint presentation, jigsaw, and teach others about their trait. Writers then focus on these traits as they compose a persuasive essay about a person they consider to be an American hero.
7th - 9th Language Arts 9 Views 54 Downloads
Grammar Lesson: Homophones
This little lesson plan provides an outline of how to teach homophones to your elementary language arts class. A set of multiple choice questions is included on the webpage that you could use to create a practice worksheet after teaching the lesson.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 54 Views 247 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable