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4th Grade - Usage Errors

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Recognize usage errors occurring within context (i.e., double negatives, troublesome words: to/too/two, their/there/they're, its/it's). SPI 0401.1.7


Links verified on 9/25/2014


  1. Confusing Verbs - Lay / Lie - Read the sentence, and then choose the answer, and get your score instantly! This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  2. Easily Confused Words - This section will help you review and strengthen your knowledge of easily confused words. The 30 exercises are grouped into beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. Determine your level of knowledge and then select an exercise from the lists at the site. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  3. Its? It's? or Its'? - examples and rules from a business writing site
  4. Its/It's - explanation of the difference and one point to remember so you'll never confuse the two
  5. Its/It's and There/Their/They're - Select one answer from the choices provided after each sentence. The word you choose should fit the blank in the sentence. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  6. Its and It's Cheat Sheet - .pdf document to print for students An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  7. Its and It's: The Difference - after reading the explanation and seeing examples, there is a short quiz at the bottom of the page
  8. Its not It's - table showing proper usage of the two
  9. Past Tenses of Sit/Set and Lay/Lie - Select the correct verb form in each sentence - ignore the part about name and email address[This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  10. Problem verbs review - sit/set/lie/lay/rise/raise - Practice with these games to get a clear meaning of each of these troublesome verbs. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  11. Power Proofreading - Choose 4th grade then select; The Judge Moody Show, or any one of the mixed practice exercises. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  12. Quiz: Its and It's - select the correct answer
  13. Sit or Set Quiz - Complete the sentences using the proper form of "sit" or "set." [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.] This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  14. There/there - Click on the buttons to select the correct answer This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  15. They're/their/there - Click on the buttons to select the correct answer (a different quiz) This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  16. To Lie / To Lay and To Sit / To Set - Select one answer from the choices provided after each sentence. The word you choose should fit the blank in the sentence. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  17. To/Two/Too - Learn the difference between the homophones to, two, and too using this Quia quiz [5 questions per page] This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  18. To, Two, Too - Quia quiz; choose the correct homonym This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  19. To/Two/Too - (2) Learn the difference between the homophones to, two, and too. (a different Quia quiz) [1 question per page] This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  20. Word Choice: Its and It's - twenty-question multiple-choice quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding



A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print

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