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Shared Spelling Strategies

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Shared Spelling Strategies

Grades 6 – 8
Lesson Plan Type Recurring Lesson
Estimated Time Introduction: 40 minutes; thereafter: 40 minutes per session
Lesson Author

Pete Feely

Champaign, Illinois


National Council of Teachers of English


Materials and Technology






  • Pen and paper or word processor

  • Sticky notes

  • Standard dictionaries

  • Spelling dictionaries

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Personal Spelling Dictionary handout

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Read a short story. (Students will write in response to a short story they have chosen from either an anthology or the class library. If the teacher chooses a story for the entire class, take the previous day's class period to either read it aloud or with partners. Otherwise, use that time for independent reading or assign the story for homework.)

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