Discussion in 'Third Grade' started by teacherinlove, Sep 3, 2009.
Sep 3, 2009
Building a word wall.. :help::thanks:
just to name a few
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
Sep 4, 2009
my 4 words made the list..
Sep 7, 2009
Don't forget a lot. It is TWO words not one. So many kids and adults make that mistake!!!!!
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").
Sep 8, 2009
favorite--they love to write it, but can't spell it!
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.
How about once, upon, and time?
Last week I had a boy ask me, "How do you spell ponatime?"
Sep 9, 2009
That sounds like the letter lmnop?!?! When lil ones say the alphabet some how those 5 letters merge into 1!!!
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.]
Sep 16, 2009
haha! to-get-her! I say it in my head every time I write the word!