Spelling Tricks


English Language Arts Grade 4 The Writing Process
Students learn spelling rules: sayings and rhymes, plural forms, and suffixes. Then they write their own mnemonic for spelling commonly misspelled words. Finally they edit a passage and correct the spelling errors.

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Overview

In this experience, students learn spelling rules: sayings and rhymes, plural forms, and suffixes. Then they write their own mnemonic for spelling commonly misspelled words. Finally they edit a passage and correct the spelling errors.

Students will collaborate in small groups for Scene 3.

Objectives

  • Apply spelling rules when forming plural words.
  • Apply spelling rules when adding a suffix.
  • Apply spelling tricks to spell commonly misspelled words.

Duration

  • One class period.


As a student, you are probably used to taking spelling tests in school. There are tricks and rules you can learn to become a better speller. You can also learn how to identify when you make a spelling mistake. In this experience, you will learn some common spelling rules for adding suffixes and making words plural.

Objectives

  • Apply spelling rules when forming plural words.
  • Apply spelling rules when adding a suffix.
  • Apply spelling tricks to spell commonly misspelled words.


note on bulletin reminding to check for spelling errors, but note itself has errors

Have you ever been typing a text message and had the device’s auto-correct feature change your spelling—and your message? For example, maybe you sent a message that read:

Hi Mom, I’ll be humble soon.

when you thought that you were writing that you would be home soon?


Note that the following post is optional, because some students may not have a story or joke to share. They will be able to view other student posts as they are submitted. If the class does not make many posts, you can post several of the following samples to generate class discussion:

  • We’re wailing by the school entrance. (instead of waiting)
  • Let’s have tacks for dinner. (instead of tacos)
  • I’m too tired to place. (instead of practice)
  • A real sign on a TV news show read: School two easy for kids.


If you have a funny auto-correct story, share it with the class. If you don’t have a story, try to share a joke or pun that is based on a misspelled word.

Post your answer

Have students discuss the examples as a lead in to why proper spelling is important.


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