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Teacher Resources by Grade
|1st - 2nd||3rd - 4th|
|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Shared Spelling Strategies
|Grades||6 – 8|
|Lesson Plan Type||Recurring Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Introduction: 40 minutes; thereafter: 40 minutes per session|
Grades 2 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  April 14
After dividing students into small groups, students play a variation of the game Balderdash to celebrate the publication of Webster's dictionary.
Grades 7 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  May 28
Students discuss why certain contests get more publicity than others and what counts as "knowledge."
Grades K – 8 | Professional Library | Book
Laminack and Wood describe, in accessible and lively prose, both the theoretical foundations and the practical details of whole language classrooms.
Professional Library | Journal
Argues that regular homophone practice enhances vocabulary knowledge, spelling skills, pronunciation ability, and overall reading proficiency. Describes how card games played with decks of homophones helped to accomplish these things. Notes particular benefits of homophone games to ESL students, and outlines key advantages of using the games.
Grades 5 – 9 | Professional Library | Journal
Veteran educator Howard Miller shares a set of strategies that can propel middle school writers (and "inventive" spellers) into the role of being responsible and strategic in this Voices from the Middle article.