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Students participate in activities that engages word walls into their daily routine. In this word wall lesson plan, students use a word wall to practice language arts words through games, routines, and chants daily.
Second graders perform a variety of activities with a dynamic, ever-changing classroom word wall as outlined in these lessons. They become less dependent on the word wall as the school year progresses.
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. 
In this February and other words with tricky spellings learning exercise, students use scrambled letters, definitions and a dictionary to identify 65 words with tricky spellings, then write them.  A list of more irregular words is included.
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. 
Learners use their high-use spelling words to complete a sponge activity. In this quick spelling challenge, students select the activity of their choice to complete by the end of the week on their own time. The activities require their teacher to provide them with a list of high-use spelling words.
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. They complete a recognition test once a week to keep their skill set sharp.
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. Use this guide to help you meet CCSS.ELA.Literacy.L.4.1g.
In this online quiz worksheet, students answer a set of multiple choice questions about English word usage. Page includes links to answers, ads and resources.
Young scholars, utilizing technology and its avenues, create, produce and publish a variety of works. They generate a bubble map to brainstorm words that describe a specific vacation spot as well as create a pattern book with graphics about their summer vacation. In addition, they present their creations to their classmates for review and evaluation.
The details in the new Common Core standard for producing informative/explanatory texts is different from what you have in your current curriculum, and now you are confused on what to do. Keep calm and carry on, because not only does this resource break the standard down, it includes a script that explains how learners can develop their idea for their research down into manageable parts. It also creates a writing assignment that fits the Common Core standard. The script details a paper on gangs, but it can easily be modified for another topic.   
Learners analyze phoneme sequence in a word. They spell words using phoneme analysis and read new words using phoneme analysis.
Students recognize and spell sets of words with/shun/suffixes. They become familiar with common t-i-o-n, s-i-o-n, s-s-i-o-n, and c-i-a-n words. Students listen as the teacher say, "I'm going to say several different words that all have something in common when you hear them. See if you can tell what is the same for each word in the group: vacation, pension, Can you hear anything similar about these words: nation, mission, comprehension, musician?"
Students recognize and spell words in homophone sets. They assign the correct meaning to each word in a homophone set.
Learners explore homonyms, which are words that sound alike but have different meanings.
In this ESL long vowel worksheet, students write words for pictures that contain a long vowel sound. Students may click on a sound icon to hear the word if necessary.  
Here's an exercise designed for the Common Core Literacy Standard L.11-12.6 that asks learners to demonstrate their ability to put together all they have learned about language. The first activity is based on a passage from Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, no small challenge for even college-level readers. The second involves an abstract from a US Forest Service document. After working together on these documents, class members can demonstrate what they know by responding to a short quiz.
Students consider the literal and figurative definitions of the word journey. For this metaphor lesson, students discuss life journeys and their diversity. 
Students practice discerning between the letters D and B. Through hands on activities, they recognize the difference between the commonly confused letters B and D. Students practice writing both letters and correcting common mistakes and reversals.
Despite English grammar rules, in the e-world the plural of mouse is mouses. lol. Standard American English is constantly evolving. Introduce your class members to a variety of terms that describe different usage changes (economy, analogy, language contact, medium of communication, cultural environment). Readers then identify the kind of change that produced a particular word. For example, “LOL” (laugh out loud) was invented in the medium of electronic communication. The attached quizzes could be used to assess understanding or to launch discussions of language change.

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