Commonly Confused Words Teacher Resources
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"Same But Different"
Students recognize and spell words in homophone sets. They assign the correct meaning to each word in a homophone set.
Students explore homonyms, which are words that sound alike but have different meanings.
ESL: Long Vowel Activity
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.
Life Is a Journey
Pupils consider the literal and figurative definitions of the word journey. In this metaphor instructional activity, students discuss life journeys and their diversity.
Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed
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.
English Word Usage Quiz
In this online quiz instructional activity, students answer a set of multiple choice questions about English word usage. Page includes links to answers, ads and resources.
Is It "What", or Is It "Want" ?
In this determining the usage of what or want in sentences learning exercise, students read a short story and total the number of times each word is used, review the parts of speech, meanings, and examples of each word, choose the words that correctly belong in sentences, and create sentences using them. Students write 13 answers.
Third graders spell words and define homophone. In this making words lesson, 3rd graders decipher words from letter strips in an effort to identify the "secret word". Students use a set of letters to spell different words.
This spelling resource requires filling in missing letters from 16 commonly confused spelling/vocabulary words (bazaar and bizarre, or ascent and assent, for example) and solving four word puzzles. A quick exercise for middle schoolers.
Language Arts: Solch Sight Words
First graders recognize Dolch sight words on cards and texts. They practice the selected words by creating short sentences. After reading different fables, 1st graders create their own illustrations to accompany the stories. Once they are familiar with the words, they reinforce their recognition by answering word search puzzles.
New! 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. Test your pupils' knowledge of vocabulary and literature with the 25-question vocabulary quiz and the provided essay prompt.
Shared Reading and Writing Gregory Cool
Shared reading is a great way to engage in guided critical thinking and analysis. Using the book Gregory Cool, your class participates in week-long shared reading and writing activities. Comparison activities, word work, and story elements are focused throughout the experience.
Bubbly Bs and Dull Ds
Pupils practice discerning between the letters D and B. Through hands on activities, they recognize the difference between the commonly confused letters B and D. They practice writing both letters and correcting common mistakes and reversals.
Students practice discerning between the letters and sounds for the lower case letters b and d. Through practice activities, they recognize the difference between the commonly confused letters b and d. They practice writing both letters and correcting common mistakes and reversals.
My Name is.....
Students utilize available technology to create, produce, and publish an alphabet pattern book. Students use publishing, multimedia and word processing for their writing. They create their own A My Name is Alice Class book based off the book by Jane Bayer. Students play the slide show and share pages of the class book.
Courage Comes in All Sizes
What if heroes were defined by their philanthropic acts? What if children learned that most problems could be solved with words not guns? In the poem, Our Heroes, the virtuous hero wins through perseverance and self-control. After reading the poem, class members brainstorm examples of people who stood up for others and then select one person to use as the subject of a cinguain poem.
ESL: Problem Partners
In this vocabulary instructional activity, students choose the best word for each blank in fifty-three sentences.
Reading backward and moving from word to word with a pencil are just two of the many strategies employed by proofreaders that are included in a presentation about the editing stage of the writing process. In addition, viewers are asked to correct grammar and punctuation errors in sample sentences.
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. Use this guide to help you meet CCSS.ELA.Literacy.L.4.1g.
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. Although the plan is thorough and easy to follow, the link to the referenced article is broken.