Fifth graders discover the need for punctuation as an aid to the reader. They determine the need for commas to mark grammatical boundaries and for a colon to signal a list. They add the commas to separate the lists within the sentences.
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Island of the Blue Dolphins: Vocabulary and Spelling
Accompany a classroom novel study of Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell with a spelling and vocabulary packet. Scholars define several terms and choose three of nine spelling activities to complete over the course of a week.
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
5th Grade Master Spelling List
Here's a spelling program that includes 36 lists of 21 words and 20 suggestions for weekly activities. Each list includes common and proper nouns, sight words, academic vocabulary, and words built on a specific Greek roots.
4th - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Social Media Madness
Tired of seeing u instead of you and 2 instead of too? Teach your pupils how to write for an academic setting by asking them to correct these six social media posts that are full of grammatical errors, spelling errors, and text speak.
5th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Improve Your Spelling with the Visual Thesaurus
Using Visual Thesaurus software, class members participate in a computer-based spelling bee. Then they work in groups to analyze the words and use deductive reasoning to infer spelling patterns. They then present one of their "rules" to...
3rd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Divide your class into teams of x's and o's and give each an index card with their team symbol on it. They get in single file lines and the teacher gives one student a word to spell. If he/she spells it correctly, then he/she gets to...
1st - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
You Can Count on Spelling
Here is a cross-curricular activity that is suitable for virtually any grade level! Learners calculate the mathematical value of their spelling words using the letter tiles from a Scrabble game and identify the spelling word with the...
K - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable