Commonly misspelled words for 3rd grade? - Word Wall

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  1. teacherinlove

    teacherinlove New Member

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    Building a word wall.. :confused::help::thanks:
     
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  3. corney

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    Always
    because
    where
    were


    just to name a few :D
     
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    The 100 Most Commonly Misspelled Words
    This list was compiled over 50 years ago by National Curriculum Associates from the creative writings of 14,643 children. The submissions were checked for spelling errors by city and by grade levels (3-8). The following represents the 100 most commonly misspelled words, arranged in alphabetical order. It is interesting that a half century later these same words are still causing problems for writers.



    again dropped looked their
    all right every many then
    always February money there
    an first morning they
    and for mother they're
    animals friend name things
    another friends named thought
    around frightened off threw
    asked from once through
    babies getting our to
    beautiful going people together
    because happening pretty too
    before hear received tried
    believe heard running two
    bought here said until
    came him school very
    caught interesting some wanted
    children its something went
    clothes it's sometimes were
    coming jumped started when
    course knew stopped where
    cousin know surprise with
    decided let's swimming woman
    didn't like than would
    different little that's you're
     
  5. corney

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    my 4 words made the list.. :D
     
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    LOL
     
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    Don't forget a lot. It is TWO words not one. So many kids and adults make that mistake!!!!!:)
     
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    My vote goes for lose and loose. Almost every time I see an adult use these words in print, they are used incorrectly (in other words, "loose" is almost always used when the word should be "lose").
     
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    Guilty!! :D
     
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    favorite--they love to write it, but can't spell it!
     
  11. DizneeTeachR

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    I still remember my 3rd grade teacher telling us together...to get her... I told my 1st graders that & they thought it was pretty cool to be spelling such a big word!!!

    When I subbed I would always remind the students Hear has ear in it & here is in there. So if you mean hear with your ear or here with there. It seemed to help some.
     
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    How about once, upon, and time?

    Last week I had a boy ask me, "How do you spell ponatime?" :D
     
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    That sounds like the letter lmnop?!?! When lil ones say the alphabet some how those 5 letters merge into 1!!!
     
  14. corney

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    A friend of mine had a teacher describe There, their, they're like this:
    There, their and they’re. Those words stump a lot of people. Mrs. Renfrew put it in a way that made a lot of sense to me when I was in 6th grade:
    You go from here to there. [That spelling is for places.]
    They’re going to the store (instead of “They are going to the store.”). [That is grammatical, and only for when you want to combine the two words.]
    Their coats are both blue (He and I have blue coats, too). [That spelling refers to people, not a place like the first one.]
     
  15. HeatherY

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    haha! to-get-her! I say it in my head every time I write the word!
     

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