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ELL Toolbox: Words Their Way – Spelling

The recommended spelling resource on this site is appropriate for both ELLs and native English-speaking students. Based on a spelling inventory, students work with level-appropriate word sorts to improve their knowledge of letter-sound-syllable patterns. The series of texts provide sequential word sorts for five spelling stages.

Every-Day Edits

This free website offers monthly sets of printable paragraphs for "everyday editing" by students at reading grade levels 3-8. All include ten errors in spelling, grammar, punctuation, or capitalization. All include an answer key for immediate feedback.

Khan Academy – Punctuation

Khan Academy’s grammarians present engaging and entertaining video tutorials and practice exercises on punctuation: commas, apostrophes, colons, semi-colons, and more. The lessons tend to use higher-level vocabulary words or examples.

Making Sense of Decoding and Spelling

30 scripted lesson plans and related materials for teaching intermediate-level adult students how to accurately decode and spell multi-syllable words. It begins by reviewing short vowel syllables, continues with the most common and useful spelling patterns of English, and always applies taught skills to repeated readings of short passages.