Commonly Confused Words Teacher Resources
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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 English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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 English Language Arts
Vocabulary Study: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
Build vocabulary while reading A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle. Provided here is a great resource to use as a companion piece to your literature instruction. The packet is made up of 50 words separated into five lists of ten. Each list has a corresponding fill-in-the-blank exercise.
6th - 8th English Language Arts
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 activity 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 English Language Arts 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 English Language Arts
Composition Mini Lesson:Adjectives and Adverbs: Real and Really
In this adjectives and adverbs worksheet, students learn the correct use of "real" and "really" in sentences. Students read ten sentences that contain the word "real" and substitute another word that means the same.
5th - 7th English Language Arts
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 English Language Arts
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
New Review More Than Rhyme: Poetry Fundamentals
One of the many challenges in creating a poetry unit is selecting illustrative poems and designing activities to accompany each lesson. Here's a carefully crafted resource that can be used as a poetry unit or the individual lessons can be incorporated into other units of study.
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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 English Language Arts
February and Other Words with Tricky Spellings
In this February and other words with tricky spellings worksheet, 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.
5th - 6th English Language Arts
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 Arts 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 English Language Arts