NEW 2015 RESOURCES
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.
Lesson Plans - Language Arts
- There is five different lesson plans in spelling covering grades 1-6.
- An article expressing a viewpoint in the debate surrounding conventional
vs. inventive spelling.
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.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
University Writing Lab
- Click on the topic "Spelling" to find six handouts containing word lists,
rules, and exercises.
- 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.
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.
- Over 40 spelling activities and games intended for K-8 students.
- Over a dozen spelling games from The Teacher's Desk.
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
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