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Spelling Theme Page

This "Theme Page" has links to information about Spelling. Students and teachers will find curricular resources (information, content...) to help them learn this skill. In addition, there are also links to instructional materials (lesson plans) which will help teachers provide instruction in this skill. Please read our disclaimer.

AskERIC Lesson Plans - Language Arts
There is five different lesson plans in spelling covering grades 1-6.

Beyond Conventional Spelling
An article expressing a viewpoint in the debate surrounding conventional vs. inventive spelling.

Common Errors in English
Here's a large alphabetical list of words that are frequently misused. Some of this misuse may be caused by a student using the wrong word (e.g., 'rein' or 'rain' instead of 'reign'). This site will help to clear up that kind of confusion plus many other sources of word misuse.

Discover Learning Daybook
From BC Tel and in partnership with CUEBC, the Daybook is a searchable database of BC teacher deveveloped lesson plans. Search the database with the keyword "spelling" to find about a dozen lesson plans.

Everyday Spelling
This site is intended to support the Scott Foresman Textbook Series (Grades 1-8) of the same name. See the "Learning Room" for weekly puzzles for each grade, a weekly 'word in the news' column, suggestions for getting students to write more, and interesting facts about words. Archives of past columns are available where appropriate. The "Reference Room" has lists of frequently misspelled words (by grade), links to Internet tools, and practical ways to help children remember difficult words (by grade).

LD Online
This interactive guide to learning disabilities, intended for parents, teachers and children, has a number of pedagogical articles on teaching spelling that are appropriate for all students.

Purdue University Writing Lab
Click on the topic "Spelling" to find six handouts containing word lists, rules, and exercises.

Spelling and Vocabulary
This section from Houghton Mifflin's Activity Center offers a variety of word games, exercises, and activities. The materials appear designed to support their textbook series but the teacher prepared to discover how they have organized the content and to become familiar with it may find the resources useful.

Spelling: Free Classroom Resources
Zaner-Bloser offers a variety of free materials which you can print and use in your classroom. Student handouts include a student bookmark, a spelling journal, instructions on how to use a dictionary, strategies for getting correct spelling, and some spelling games. There are also browsable/downloadable professional articles for teachers.

Spelling Ticklers
Over 40 spelling activities and games intended for K-8 students.

Spelling/Vocabulary Plans
Over a dozen spelling games from The Teacher's Desk.

Study Activities and Tips
This link is to a section within the Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee site. Included are: "Carolyn's Corner" - a weekly column that encourages students to discover new words; "Word of the Week" - the origin of an unusual word; "Logodaedalyland: The place where old words of the week go to play" - an archive of word origins; and "Mrs Brooks' Lesson Plans" - five lesson plans for middle school teachers.

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