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Common Core Standards - Lots of our games, worksheets and teaching ideas are now aligned to the Common Core State Standards. See our list.
Spelling Quizzes from the Evening News - 4 fun spelling exercises. Can your students find and correct all the mistakes in these news reports?List of Suffixes - We've compiled a long list of the most commonly-used suffixes. We've also include the meaning and 10 example words for each suffix.
The more practice the better! 20 fabulous, flexible ideas for any list
spelling words. Several ideas include input from a family
More Spelling Homework Ideas - You'll find 20 more great ideas here to help practice their spellng words. Include some of these with your regular spelling lessons!
Homeschool Spelling - Simple ideas to add some fun to your spelling routine. Try something new this week!
Lesson Plans - Here's a very methodical way to
teach, or learn, those tricky IE/EI words. Great for ESL students,
upper elementary students, or adults. You can use every
step of this
lesson, or just the ones that you need. This free printable lesson
includes a link to big list of IE/EI words for extra study and
Step-by-Step Lesson - This lesson methodically teaches when to double, and when not to double, the final consonant when adding suffixes. Free and printable.
Building Spelling Skills - Tips for helping upper elementary students to boost their spelling performance.
Teaching Tips for Problematic Words - Great for 6th grade, or any grades 4 through adult. Specific ideas for learning tricky words.
- Follow these 5 steps and you'll correct
a large number of common
spelling mistakes. Avoid problems like
alot of money vs a lot of money.
Spelling Strategies - Students who master these ten spelling rules/strategies are sure to become better spellers! We clearly state the "rule" and provide examples of words spelled correctly when following the rule.
- A quick look at both sides of the debate on
invented spelling vs. conventional spelling for early learners.