6th Grade - 6th Grade Spelling

 
     
 
     
 
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6th
Grammar
6th grade spelling
Spell frequently misspelled words correctly (e.g., their, they're, there).
Be able to spell “problematic” words correctly.
 

Sample Problems

(1)

What are some words you have had trouble spelling in the past? (e.g. “where/were”, “it’s/its”)


(2)

Why are some words tricky to spell? (may sound like other words or not follow spelling rules)


(3)

What are some consequences of misspelling these tricky words? (lower grades on assignments; reader confusion)


(4)

How can you tell which word someone is using if it sounds like another word? (must use context)


(5)

What are some strategies for remembering the spelling of tricky words? (use flash cards; write them in sentences; stop when they appear in reading and pay attention to their use)


Learning Tips

(1)

Frequently misspelled words 1-5:

a lot

too


it's

because

that's


Copy each word 5 times, then use each word in a sentence.

(2)

Frequently misspelled words 6-10:


their

there


they’re

you're


your


Look up each word in a dictionary, write the definition and the part of speech, then use each word in a sentence.


(3)

Frequently misspelled words 11-15:


favorite


finally

our


everything

until


Make flash cards for each word with a sentence on the back.


(4)

Frequently misspelled words 16-20:

probably

where

were

we’re

really

Use all 5 of these words in a story of no more than 3 sentences. Underline the words, then copy them 5x each.

(5)

Frequently misspelled words 16-20:

usually

beautiful

college

they

through

Create an advertisement using all 5 of these words, including a picture.


Extra Help Problems

(1)


For the following lists of tricky words, try one of these activities to help you remember their spelling:


  • Write a story using all the words.

  • Write a poem or a song using all the words.

  • Use all the words in a comic strip.

  • Draw a small picture of each word.

  • Write the word in different handwriting or decorative letters.

  • Find a picture in a magazine that fits the word and write the word on the picture.

  • Make flash cards.


Etc.!




(2)

Words with ei and ie

  1. leisure

  2. protein

  3. receiver

  4. seize

  5. conceited

  6. shield

  7. niece

  8. diesel

  9. grief

  10. yield


(3)

Getting Letters in Correct Order

1. poetry

2. beautiful

3. thirteen

4. tongue

5. pieces

6. neighborhood

7. thousand

8. through

9. unusual

10. building


(4)

Adding -ed and -ing

1. answered

2. answering

3. decided

4. deciding

5. included

6. including

7. omitted

8. omitting

9. satisfied

10. satisfying


(5)

Homophones

1. their

2. there

3. they’re

4. wring

5. ring

6. chili

7. chilly

8. scent

9. sent

10. cent


(6)

Homophones II



11. oversees

12. overseas

13. patients

14. patience

15. cereal

16. serial

17. coarse

18. course

19. counsel

20. council



(7)


Homophones Challenge

martial

marshal

bizarre

bazaar

discreet

discrete


(8)

Unexpected Consonant Spellings

1. doubt

2. fascinate

3. science

4. scenic

5. autumn

6. column

7. guilty

8. league

9. guardian

10. disguise


(9)

One Consonant or Two?

1. connect

2. command

3. mirror

4. accomplish

5. according

6. allowance

7. college

8. address

9. Mississippi

10. recess


(10)

One Consonant or Two? Challenge

dilemma

embarrassment

compassionately

unnecessarily

accompaniment


(11)

Using Apostrophes

1. it’s

2. let’s

3. that’s

4. we’d

5. don’t

6. there’s

7. coach’s

8. coaches’

9. man’s

10. men’s


(12)

Using Apostrophes II

11. you’re

12. she’d

13. mustn’t

14. o’clock

15. guide’s

16. guides’

17. director’s

18. directors’

19. city’s

20. cities’


 

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