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8th Grade Interactive Language Arts Skill Builders

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Usage Errors - Troublesome Words - CCSS L.8.5, L.8.6

Links verified on 12/24/2015

  1. Commonly Confused Word Sets
    1. Accept/Except and Affect/Effect - Choose the correct word to complete each sentence.
    2. Affect/Effect - Explanation and five sample questions that are self checking.
    3. Can/May - Explanation and five sample questions that are self checking.
    4. It's/Its - Interactive lesson with quiz.
    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.
    6. Lay/Lie - Interactive lesson with quiz. Also try these additional practice exercises: Exercise 1 andExercise 2.
    7. Leave/Let - Explanation and five sample questions that are self checking.
    8. Raise/Rise - Read the sentence, choose your answer, and get your score instantly. Also try these additionalpractice exercises andQuia quiz.
    9. Sit/Set - Complete the sentences using the proper form of "sit" or "set."
    10. Their/There/They're - Interactive lesson with quiz. For more practice try these activities: They're/Their/There and There There.
    11. Their/There/They're and Who's/Whose - Choose the correct word to complete each sentence.
    12. 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.
    13. To, Too and Two - Type your answers using commas to separate answers. Then try thisQuia exercise for additional practice.
    14. Who/Whom, Whoever/Whomever - Select the correct form of the word who or whoever from the choices provided after each sentence.
    15. You're/Your - Interactive lesson with quiz.
  2. Exercises and Games
    1. Double Negatives - Can you spot the double negative?
    2. Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers - Five interactive exercises with an accompanying printable handout to keep track of answers.
    3. Problem Verbs: Sit/Set/Lie/Lay/Rise/Raise - Practice with these games to get a clear meaning of each of these troublesome verbs.
    4. Troublesome Word Choices - Fourteen interactive exercises with an accompanying printable handout to keep track of answers.
    5. Words Commonly Confused - Links to eighty different activities.
    6. Word Confusion - From FunBrain. Start the game by choosing level hard. Click on the correct word to complete the sentence.
  3. Quizzes and Tests
    1. Common Errors in English - Click on a set of commonly misused words to take a multiple choice test.
    2. Commonly Confused Words Quiz - Use the drop down menus to select the word that best completes the sentence.
    3. TAKS Assessment: Confusing Words - Choose the word that correctly fills in the blank.
    4. The Notorious Confusables - Quiz 1 | Quiz 2 | Quiz 3 | Quiz 4 | Quiz 5.

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