Here's a simple idea for boosting 9th grade vocabulary and spelling skills that you can use anytime throughout the year, with any words.
Your students can even help create the 9th grade vocabulary assignments!
This activity asks students to do two things:
To create this activity:
1. Make a list of 10-15 words that you want students to practice.
2. Write each word correctly and incorrectly in a word box on the board or on a worksheet.
3. Write a sentence that uses each word correctly, but omit the vocabulary word.
Here's an example of words and sentences you might use, with words from our list of 9th grade spelling words.
I'm so glad you asked!
You'll have enough material to make up to 10 worksheets, and your main jobs have been only to organize and type/write the information!
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You may also find these word lists to be helpful. If you students can master the spellings of these words, they will be stronger writers.