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PowerEd Writing © 2007 Powerful Word Choice Spelling Strategies A couple of tricks for spelling right! Write On! Specific & Precise
PowerEd Writing © 2007 How many of these words are misspelled? espesialy Write On! allright address acquire aquaintence accomplish acommodate absencediferent omitted alot arguement exilartion basically vacum paralel mysterious opportunity brilliant beleif catagory beginning beutiful congradulations chocolate changable college curiosity consious similar dropped tendancy alowed valuable surprise tragedy quiet nasous restarant favorite goverment reccommend truely schedule
PowerEd Writing © 2007 To add –er or –est to an adjective… If the adjective ends in: consonant + y – change the “y” to an “i” and add –er or –est consonant + “e” – remove the “e” then add –er or –est consonant + vowel + consonant – double the last letter, then add –er or -est Got it?? Here comes a quiz….
PowerEd Writing © 2007 To add –er or –est to an adjective… Quiz Time! 1.Add –er to “early” 2.Add –est to “red” 3.Add –est to “late” 4.Add –er to “happy” 5.Add –er to “sad” Answers 1.earlier 2.reddest 3.latest 4.happier 5.sadder
PowerEd Writing © 2007 To add –ing or –ed to a verb… If the base verb ends in: consonant + vowel + consonant + stressed syllable – double the final consonant, then add –ing or –ed consonant + “e” – remove the “e” then add –ing or –ed -ie – change the –ie to “y”, then add –ing – just add –d Got it?? Here comes a quiz….
PowerEd Writing © 2007 To add –ing or –ed to a verb Quiz Time! 1.Add –ing to “run” 2.Add –ed to “die” 3.Add –ing to “flip” 4.Add –ing to “vie” 5.Add –ed to “love” Answers 1.running 2.died 3.flipping 4.vying 5.loved
PowerEd Writing © 2007 To change an adjective to an adverb by adding -ly If the adjective ends in: -ll – just add “y” consonant + “le” – remove the “e” then add “y” -y – remove the “y” then add “ily” Got it?? Here comes a quiz….
PowerEd Writing © 2007 To change an adjective to an adverb by adding -ly Quiz Time! 1.Add –ly to “dull” 2.Add –ly to “snappy” 3.Add –ly to “terrible” 4.Add –ly to “scary” 5.Add –ly to “horrible” Answers 1.dully 2.snappily 3.terribly 4.scarily 5.horribly
PowerEd Writing © 2007 Add –s to make a plural noun If the word ends in: -ch / -s / -sh / -x / -z – add “es” -f / -fe – remove the “f” or “fe” then add “ves” consonant + “y” – remove the “y” then add “ies” Got it?? Here comes a quiz….
PowerEd Writing © 2007 Change these words to plural nouns Quiz Time! 1.fox 2.wife 3.brush 4.baby 5.pass Answers 1.foxes 2.wives 3.brushes 4.babies 5.passes
PowerEd Writing © ible or –able? Words ending in –ible are words of Latin origin. There are about 180 words ending in –ible, but here are the most common –ible words: admissiblecompatibledivisibleedible flexiblegulliblehorribleillegible Incrediblepermissiblepossibletangible terriblevisible Words which end in –able are: –Non-Latin words like: affordable, dependable, washable –New words like: networkable
PowerEd Writing © ible or –able? HERE’S THE TRICK! (This works MOST of the time!) If you remove –able from the word, you are left with a complete word: Affordable = afford Washable = wash If you remove –ible from the word, you are not left with a complete word: Admissible – admiss Terrible – terr
PowerEd Writing © 2007 ie or ei?? Here is a simple rhyme to follow: “i” before “e” except after “c” or when sounding like “a” as in “weigh” “i” before “e” = achieve, believe, brief, chief, friend except after “c” = ceiling, conceit, receipt or when sounding like “a” = neighbor, sleigh, vein EXCEPTIONS (of course): either, neither, caffeine … (more on your worksheets!)
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