Category: Language Arts: Spelling

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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...

ow ou oy oi aw au Word Sort-Activities 0

ow ou oy oi aw au Word Sort Activities

This is a set of word sort activities to reinforce the “ow” and “ou” vowel team; the “oy” and “oi” patterns;  and the “au” and “aw” vowel patterns.  ED is finishing up volume 2 of All About Spelling (affiliate link), the spelling program I’ve used with all 3 kids, and she wanted some fun games again to go over these various vowel teams. Since we are diving into a new...

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Language Arts Update: Literature, Spelling, Vocabulary and Grammar

This is just a quick post about our language arts so far this fall.  The first few weeks of school were off to a good start! 🙂 Our writing workshop is going well, and the kids really like the literature books we’ve add in (for the first part of writing workshop). The kids are really happy with these books. We set the timer for 20 minutes, but usually they take...

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Long A Sounds /ay/ – a, ai, ay, a-e, ei, eigh, ey –Sorting Cards and Board Game!

Here are some fun activities to work on the long A sound. I made these sorting cards activities,  game board, and bingo cards to help ED with words spelled in these combinations: a, ai, ay a_e, ei, eigh and ey. She has had a lot of fun with this packet and begs me to play “just one more time”! That’s a win for me! She hasn’t yet worked on all...

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Contraction Worksheets and Activity – Cupcake Theme

I’d like to share some free Contraction Worksheets and Printables with you today!  ED is working on contractions such as I’m, she’s, we’re, can’t, doesn’t, won’t, wouldn’t, etc.  She definitely needs more practice with these so I made some cupcake themed activities for her to practice and polish up on this grammar skill! To use the cupcakes, you should print pages 2 and 3 out on cardstock and cut the cupcake...

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Our Homeschool Language Arts, Spelling, and Grammar Curriculum

So, what does our family do for our homeschool language arts curriculum?  I’ll share what we’ve been using for 1st through 6th grades. Over the past week, I’ve gotten three separate emails and FB messages asking about what we use for language arts — spelling, grammar and literature. It must be that time of year again when we start thinking about our plans for next year. 😉 I’ll start with...

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-er Sound Spelling Printable

This new printable reviews some of the /er/ sound words. I made this to help DD with the different er sounds such as er, ear, ir, or, ur and our. As many of you know, we have used (and loved) All About Spelling (affiliate link) for years!   We stepped away from our beloved spelling program, All About Spelling, for a few months. This fall my older two have been using...

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Grammar Worksheets: it’s or its; they’re, their, or there

I made this practice sheet for the kids to practice choosing between its and it’s  or they’re, their and there.  If anyone else can use this, it’s free to download: Grammar Practice: its-it’s they’re-their-there     We’ve been covering quite a number of different grammar points lately (homophones, commas, apostrophes, underlining and so forth).  You can browse through all our (free) grammar worksheets by clicking on the categories button in...

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Spelling: Free Review Sheet (er, ur or ir); Long O Word Sort

I made this spelling review sheet for the /er/ sound. We use All About Spelling Program (affiliate link) (which we love, love, love!) and this goes along with several of the lessons from books 2 and 3. Spelling has never come naturally to LD in particular, so he needs a bit more review from time to time. Feel free to download this for your child/students! Spelling: sound /er/ — er...

Spelling Rules — Review Sheets 0

Spelling Rules — Review Sheets

Here are a bunch of pages I made for the kids for reviewing some of the spelling rules they’ve learned. I’ll share these with anyone who might be interested. We use All About Spelling. I also gave examples of answers at the back of the pack (not shown below). This small pack covers the following rules: Long A words Long E words Silent E rules Vowel Teams (ou, ow, oi, oy,...

Spelling Sort: Long E Words 0

Spelling Sort: Long E Words

Today I’m sharing the Long E Spelling Sort I made for the kids over the weekend. I made two sets–one the Pokemon themed set here and a bird set for those not crazy about Pokemon. Last week the older kids went over the Long A spelling words (it was new for DD, but I had LD review them as well). This list includes not only words like made or sail but...

Spelling Sort: -ed sounds at the end of verbs 3

Spelling Sort: -ed sounds at the end of verbs

DD loves to write little notes and stories, so I made this sort to help her understand how/why past tense -ed verbs are formed. She’s a creative speller and will often end her verbs in -t or -id.  This is a lesson covered in All About Spelling, but she won’t be up to this lesson (in volume 3) for a while yet. This is just a more colorful version of...