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Commonly Confused Words Teacher Resources
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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. Students discuss the correct context for using each word in a set of homophones.
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.
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.
Students practice descriptive writing in a thank-you note format. In this descriptive writing lesson, 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. Students write their own thank-you note to someone who helped them using the model. Students also identify commonly confused words.
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.
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.
This grammar lesson will definitely help your students ace the next skills evaluation. Provided are several examples of words that are commonly misused, confused, or misspelled. Five different strategies are given to help students avoid common errors. This is a great resource for teachers as well as students.
Look at the most commonly confused words in the English language! This resource briefly explains the difference between there, they're, and their as well as too, to, and two, and finally it's and its. First, read the section entitled "Rules." Then, get to work and complete the three short practice assignments.