Spelling and Reading
In this spelling and reading activity, students use 20 words in a word bank to replace 12 underlined words in 11 sentences. Students then use 8 words in another word bank to fill in 8 blanks that complete an advertisement paragraph.
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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
Reading Between the Lines
Learning to read between the lines, to recognize the on-the-surface meaning as well as the implied or inferred meaning of text, is an important skill for all readers. The materials and activities in this 73-page packet are designed to...
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
A useful handout for your aspiring authors to keep in their writer's toolkits, this sheet reviews the following spelling issues: when to keep or drop a final "e" before adding a suffix; spellings with silent k, g, gh, and p; "i before...
6th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Reading Activity: Circle the Right
Fables can teach us about life's morals, but they are also helpful for reviewing verb tense, spelling, and word choice. Three reading passages feature well-known fables, each with several opportunities for students to circle the correct...
4th - 12th 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
Flowers for Algernon: Cloze Procedure
Is this text too advanced for your class? Find out if it fits your class' ability level with the cloze procedure. First, have your class read the full two-page text. Then, as they read the incomplete version, they attempt to recall the...
7th - 12th English Language Arts
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