Category: Language Arts: Spelling

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Language Arts – Grade 6 (Age 11/12) Curriculum Choices

Have you been planning out your language arts for next year?  I thought I would share my plans with ED (who will be in Grade 6 next year). She’s 11. Below you’ll find out how we tackle the various parts of language arts: literature skills (plot, setting, character, point of view, and so forth), grammar, vocabulary, spelling, literature (reading lots of good novels), and writing (which I’ve written about in...

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ie ei Words – Worksheets and Activities

This new activity packet will help your kids practice those tricky IE and EI words! It includes various activities, games and worksheets! This ie/ei Word Activity Packet includes more than 50 words to practice. It includes IE words such as friend, believe, cashier, siege, relieve, efficient, glaciers, yield and achieve. And it includes EI words such as receive, deceit, ceiling, receipt, foreign, protein, eight, beige, sleigh, neighbors and others. IE...

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S-Blend Worksheets and Activities

S-Blend Worksheets, Games and Activities This 40+ page S-Blend Activity Packet includes various worksheets, games and activities!  This S-Blend Worksheet and Activity Packet is the final set in the Consonant Blends Bundle. The other packets covered L-Blends and R-Blends. The Consonant Blends Activity BUNDLE has a special price through Feb. 15th! This set focuses on the S-Blends such as sc sk sl sm sn sp st and sw. There are...

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Grammar, Spelling in our Homeschool

The homeschool families I know all tackle language arts a little differently.  I thought I would share how we work grammar and spelling into our schedule over the course of the year. I’ll also share some of the topics we tend to cover each year. Back a number of years ago, I always tried to do both grammar and spelling daily… but I found that too be too much with...

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Spelling Word Endings -le -el -al -il -ol -ile Word Sort, Games, and Activities

ED has been working on the /ul/ sound; word patterns and rules for words that end with le, el, al, il, ol, and ile. le words: people, struggle, little, table, available, article, terrible, etc. el words: level, model, hotel, travel, channel, fuel, novel, etc. al words: local, sandal, general, material, hospital, animal, etc. il words: until, pupil, civil, pencil, fossil, basil, etc. ol words: control, alcohol, symbol, petrol, cholesterol, etc....

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Long E Words e, ee, ea, e-e, ie, ei, y, ey Activities and Games

Long-e Spellings: e, ee, ea, e-e, ie, ei, y and ey Spelling Word Sort Activities and Games Our family has used All About Spelling (affiliate link) for many years. It lays out various spelling rules in a really clear, easy to follow manner.  I’ve found that the kids also enjoy doing activities and games to help reinforce what they have learned. (Find out more about why we love the AAS program...

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All About Spelling: January $100 Giveaway

Did you know that All About Learning Press is giving away a $100 gift certificate this January towards the purchase of any of their products? A couple of years ago, I became an affiliate because we *love* their spelling program so much! Our family started using the All About Spelling program seven years ago, when my son was 6.  My older two used AAS for years and my youngest is...

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K-Sound Spelling Word Sort Activities: c, k, ck, ch, cc, que

ED is working on the /k/ sound.  She really enjoys the word sort activities I’ve made for her, so this is a new set covering the hard K-sound with spellings c, k, ck, ch, cc and que. Words that use a c such as cat, scalp, cabin, picnic Words that use a k such as kite, sink, rake, king, milk, make, bark Words that use ck such as thick, neck,...

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NEW Language Arts Tab – Links to 75+ Grammar, Writing, Spelling and Literature Resources

Check out the NEW Language Arts Tab! I have created a resource page with links to dozens of our language arts posts.  We have all kinds of resources: Our free grammar pages have always been among the most visited pages on the blog. You’ll find links to our Comma Rules and Practice Pages Apostrophe and Quotation Mark Practice There/They’re/Their  and Its/It’s Worksheets and many more!! We have at least 20...

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Comma Rules and Practice Pages (Free Grammar Worksheets)

Today I’m sharing some free comma rules grammar worksheets.  The first page has the 11 common comma rules we’ve covered.  There are various practice sentences on the next two pages. The kids have to place the missing commas in each sentence and must write down the rule that goes along with it.  Some sentences have more than one missing comma (and so might have more than one comma rule that...

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er Sound Word Sort and Game: ur, ir, er, or, ear, our Spelling Words

ED is working on the /er/ sound.  She really enjoys the spelling word sort activities and enjoys playing these board games, so I made a new spelling activity for her with a desert scene!  These cover words spelled with ur such as burn, turn, nurse, church words spelled with ir such as girl, bird, shirt, dirt, circle words spelled with er such as summer, mother, desert words spelled with or...

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Spelling (Grade 2)

DD is a natural speller but both LD and ED have really benefited by the logical layout of the All About Spelling lessons. (affiliate link).  I do my very best to stay consistent working through those lessons.  It helps if we can work on spelling at least three times  a week.  During the spring semester, we also spend more time/attention on grammar, but we try to keep going with spelling...

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Silent Letter Worksheets and Word Sort

The past few weeks, the kids have been working on some silent letter words.  The worked on words like… Words with a silent B such as: climb comb crumb doubt dumb Words with a silent C such as: scene scissors muscle fascinate Words with a silent D such as: handkerchief sandwich Wednesday Words with a silent G such as: campaign design gnat gnaw sign Words with a silent H such...

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Homeschool Language Arts: Our Year in Review and Resources Chart

Language arts is a subject that is always in progress, so it doesn’t make quite as snazzy of a year in review wrap-up, but I thought this might be a good opportunity to share some of our free grammar resources again in a nice, organized table form since those still are so popular. The chart also includes links to our popular Homeschool Writing Workshop series.  I’ve also included links to...