Ch 26: AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Spelling Rules

About This Chapter

Review your understanding of general and specific English spelling rules using our short video lessons and quizzes. This material is designed to help you prepare to answer relevant questions on the AEPA Middle Grades English Language Arts exam.

AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Spelling Rules - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter will provide tips and examples to help you refresh your knowledge of various spelling rules that you may encounter on the AEPA Middle Grades ELA exam. You will learn which rules apply to specific grammatical forms, such as prefixes, suffixes, and plural nouns. Among the topics addressed in this chapter include:

  • General English spelling rules
  • Guidelines for doubling and dropping letters
  • Rules for prefixes, suffixes an plural nouns
  • Ensuring proper spelling in written communication
  • Spelling homonyms and homophones
  • Interpreting hyphenation conventions
  • Combining words

Once you have viewed the fun and informative video lessons, you can test your knowledge by taking the quizzes found at the end of each lesson. These quizzes can help you prepare to answer similar questions on the AEPA Middle Grades ELA exam.

AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Spelling Rules Chapter Objectives

The intent of this Spelling Rules chapter is to help you prepare you for the AEPA Middle Grades ELA exam, which is used to show you are prepared to teach this material to middle grade students in Arizona. Questions focusing on the topics discussed in this chapter are found in the English Language Conventions, Composition, Writing Process, and Research content domain of the exam; this domain counts for approximately 15% of your total test score.

The AEPA Middle Grades ELA test is a computer-based exam and consists of 150 multiple -choice questions. Completion of this exam is necessary for Arizona educators seeking content area certification.

9 Lessons in Chapter 26: AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Spelling Rules
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English Spelling Rules for Plural Nouns

1. English Spelling Rules for Plural Nouns

Our world is filled with nouns. For such an important part of speech, it is vital to follow the right spelling rules for them. In this lesson, we discuss the rules for spelling plural nouns.

English Spelling Rules for Doubling & Dropping Letters

2. English Spelling Rules for Doubling & Dropping Letters

In this lesson, you'll learn the spelling rules associated with doubling letters. You'll also learn how to correctly drop letters when changing the form of a word. Then you can test your new skills with a short quiz.

English Spelling Rules for Prefixes

3. English Spelling Rules for Prefixes

Adding a prefix to a word changes that word's meaning. In this lesson, you'll learn how to spell words correctly when adding prefixes, as well as some exceptions to the rule.

English Spelling Rules for Suffixes & Endings

4. English Spelling Rules for Suffixes & Endings

Suffixes change much about words, including the spelling. This lesson outlines some of the guidelines for using suffixes, ensuring correct spelling of the word.

General English Spelling Rules

5. General English Spelling Rules

In this lesson, we detail just a few of the numerous general spelling rules in the English language, while also taking note of the exceptions to each guideline.

Determining When to Combine Words

6. Determining When to Combine Words

This lesson highlights some of the common mistakes we make with combining words or deciding to separate them. You will get the lowdown on the rules to use to get them right and test your knowledge in a quiz.

Spelling: Words That Sound Alike (Homonyms & Homophones)

7. Spelling: Words That Sound Alike (Homonyms & Homophones)

Watch this lesson to learn to differentiate between words that sound alike but may be spelled differently. We'll specifically look at homonyms, homographs, and homophones.

How to Use and Interpret Hyphenation Conventions

8. How to Use and Interpret Hyphenation Conventions

In this lesson, we will define hyphens, discuss the rules for using a hyphen correctly, and then explain why a hyphen is important for clarity in your writing.

Correct Spelling in Written Work: Strategies & Tips

9. Correct Spelling in Written Work: Strategies & Tips

In this lesson, we will discuss why it is important to have correct spelling in your writing. We will then discuss some tips to be sure you are using correct spelling.

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