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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 7 Views 14 Downloads
Learning English: Level C Lesson 82
Examine word choice with your British English speakers. There are 20 example sentences to look at, and individuals must determine which of four choices best fits in the sentence. I wouldn't recommend this worksheet for American English users, as our sentence construction and word choice varies slightly.
3rd - Higher Ed Language Arts 3 Views 3 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
Don't Forget to Say Thanks
Learners 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. Learners read the example thank you notes and focus on the courteous manner in the writing.
9th - 11th Language Arts 5 Views 25 Downloads
Spelling Practice: Upper Elementary
Spelling work for 3rd graders includes grade-level vocabulary and homophones tail/tale; their/there/they're; and our/hour. Practice opportunities include flashcards, drawing pictures, anagrams, copying, and 15 generic vocabulary and spelling activities from which to choose.
3rd Language Arts 3 Views 23 Downloads
Word Walls for Primary Grades
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.
K - 3rd Language Arts 39 Views 269 Downloads
Easily Confused Words: Descent, Decent, Dissent
In this easily confused words: descent, decent, dissent learning exercise, students read the definitions and examples of each word, then interactively answer 3 multiple choice questions with immediate online feedback.
7th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads
Vocabulary Study: Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
Come, see, conquer the language in Julius Caesar with a resource that lists the SAT words that appear in Shakespeare’s play. Templates provide definitions and derivations, as well as famous lines. The packet also includes an AP style writing prompt.
9th - 11th Language Arts 10 Views 15 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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
Homophones/Homonyms and Commonly Misused Words
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.
6th - 9th Language Arts 106 Views 237 Downloads
When is a Noun a Verb? Examining Double Duty Words
Act and act, address and address...there are so many words in our dictionary that can function as nouns or verbs. Start this lesson by having your class list as many as they possibly can. When an adequate list presents itself, have your class members write sentences with a couple of them, using them as both a verb and a noun.
7th - 12th Language Arts 36 Views 76 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
What's the Difference?
In this advanced ESL conversation worksheet, students analyze 24 pairs of easily confused words such as: borrow/lend, watch/see and job/career. Students pick up a card with a word pair and tell the group what the difference is between the words.
12th - Higher Ed English Language Development 3 Views 12 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
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