Spelling Words and Dictionary Guide Word Worksheet
Learners practice reading and writing each of 12 spelling words that include several, herd, heard, such, and change. They look up each word in the dictionary and write the guide words from the page on which the word is found.
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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
Making Sense of Decoding and Spelling
Go over digraphs, vowel sounds, and affixes with a series of decoding and spelling lessons. Each lesson guides learners through a different reading and phonics skill, building on the lesson before, and challenging them with each step.
Pre-K - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Getting to the Root of It
Young readers learn how to get at the root of new vocabulary with this fun language arts activity. Working in pairs, children begin by taking turns matching unknown vocabulary words to their Greek or Latin roots. When all the vocabulary...
1st - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Building Vocabulary: Prefixes, Roots, and Suffixes
Word roots, prefixes, and suffixes can hold the key to determining the meaning of a host of different words. Included here are five pages of prefixes, roots, and suffixes paired with their meanings and example words.
3rd - 10th English Language Arts
Compound Word Trivia
Engage young learners in expanding their vocabulary with these fun games and activities. Children learn how compound words, root words, and affixes provide clues about the meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary. These six activities get...
1st - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Frindle: A Guiding Reading Unit
Guide your class through a reading of the popular children's book, Frindle, with this comprehensive literature unit. Starting with a brief introduction to the guided reading process, the class goes on to read the story two chapters at a...
3rd - 5th 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
Frindle Lesson Plan
"Who says a pen has to be called a pen? Why not call it a frindle?" Inspired by this quote from the award-winning novel written by Andrew Celements, this lesson allows children to invent their own terms for common classroom objects,...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable