Commonly Confused Words


English Language Arts Grade 6 The Writing Process
Students identify and define commonly confused terms. Then they write their own mnemonic for distinguishing between commonly confused words. Finally they edit a passage and correct the spelling and usage errors.

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Overview

In this experience, students identify and define commonly confused terms. Then they write their own mnemonic for distinguishing between commonly confused words. Finally they edit a passage and correct the spelling and usage errors.

Students will collaborate in small groups for Scene 3.

Objective

  • Distinguish and use commonly confused terms.

Duration

One class period.


There or their or they’re? Then or than? The English language has many words that sound similar and are spelled the same, or almost the same. These words are often confused in writing. In this experience, you will identify and define some commonly confused terms and develop some tricks to remember when to use each word.

Objective

  • Distinguish and use commonly confused terms.


editing text, with the word “its” spelled incorrectly

Homophones are words that sound the same but are spelled differently (for example: to, two, too). Homophones are often confused in writing because writers use the incorrect spelling. 


List pairs of homophones. Separate the words in the pair with a colon, like this: rain: reign

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Learning the meanings and spelling of these words will help you use them correctly. When you edit your work, you should go back and check to make sure you are actually using the word you meant to use.


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