In the News:
NEA Today resources
MEA Voice "Casting a Good Spell"
Montana State Reading "Finally! A Spelling Program
Designed Specifically for Middle Schoolers"
The Oaklahoma Reader "An Integrated Spelling
NEA Magazine resources
NEA Magazine "How I Did It"
MAMSE Michigan Middle School Journal "Spelling--An
Integrated Approach for Middle School"
Michigan's Redford Observer "Teacher Takes on Spelling
HAVE FUN WITH QUICKIE LESSONS:
Possessives--it's either more than one or belongs to one.
More than one? Just spell the word with an s. The desks are dirty.
Belongs to one? Now use the apostrophe and s. The teacher's desks were dirty.
If you know one--you know them all!
Choose a word and have students dress it up differently. Reinforce that knowing a word and every form of it builds vocabulary!
Knowing roots makes you a detective.
Mal--> faulty, bad, improper
malicious, malfunction, malnutrition
Have students see how each word has a connection.
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