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Ohio Literacy: Spelling - A Key to Good Communication

Example Web Site and/or Technical Equipment Required

Website Example: http://www.ohioable.org/files/Materials/ndakota/spelling/toc.html

Tech Product Equipment

Computer(s), Internet access, projector, printer

Activity Description

The author of this site was frustrated with available materials used to teach spelling, so she and her co-workers developed lessons and exercises that addressed some of the basic rules of spelling. These are totally printable, so you can use them in non-computerized settings. The lesson suggested here is the one on "s" word endings. In Section 1 you will see a link to the lesson.

Preparation

  1. At the Example Web Site (above), in Section 1 you will see a link to the lesson, in Section 2 you will find the practice exercise. Section 3 has the Answer Key for all exercises and Section 4 contains word lists that coordinate with the lessons.
  2. The lessons are simple and well organized so feel free to choose a different lesson if it fits better with your teaching objectives or student needs.

How-To

After finishing each lesson, guide your students to the exercises. They are printable, but you can also show the questions on a projector and write the answers with your students on a white board. Possible lesson topics include:

  1. Homonyms
  2. "s" Ending
  3. "ed" Ending
  4. "ing" Ending
  5. Possessive Nouns (singular and plural)
  6. "able/ible" Ending
  7. "ly" Ending
  8. "ie/ei" Ending
  9. Commonly Misspelled Words
  10. Guide Words

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English Language Arts

  • English 1-4
  • English Electives
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OTAN activities are funded by contract CN200091-A2 from the Adult Education Office, in the Career & College Transition Division, California Department of Education, with funds provided through Federal P.L., 105-220, Section 223. However, OTAN content does not necessarily reflect the position of that department or the U.S. Department of Education.