English Lesson to Prepare for UIL Spelling and Vocabulary Contest

This English Lesson to Prepare for UIL Spelling and Vocabulary Contest worksheet also includes:

"i before e. . ."  Spelling is easier if kids know the eight basic spelling rules  contained in this resource packet.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Assign groups one of the eight basic spelling rules and have them craft a skit or presentation that makes the rule memorable
Classroom Considerations

  • Although designed to prepare learners for the yearly University Interscholastic League (UIL) spelling contest, the materials in the packet  can be used in any learning situation
  • Check out the video overview available from the UIL site
Pros

  • In addition to the basic spelling rules, the 25-page packet also contains of list of frequently used Greek and Latin roots, prefixes, and suffixes, games, and activities
Cons

  • A very teacher-centered approach