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Ch 26: NES Middle Grades ELA: Spelling Rules

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Taking your NES Middle Grades English Language Arts exam doesn't have to be difficult.This chapter is filled with lessons and quizzes that will help you easily answer questions on the exam that relate to spelling rules.

NES Middle Grades ELA: Spelling Rules

The quick video lessons in this chapter will help you review topics including how to distinguish between a homonym and a homophone and other spelling rules. You can also use our quizzes to ensure that you understand the covered content. Your advancement through this chapter will help you recall the following topics:

  • Plural nouns
  • Doubled and dropped letters
  • Prefixes, suffixes, and endings
  • Conventional spelling rules
  • Combined words
  • Homophones and homonyms
  • Hyphenation rules
  • Methods for correct spelling

Our combination of lessons and quizzes allow you to work at your own pace. If you happen to get some of the questions incorrect, you can use the Watch Answer button to go straight to that part of the video. Also, you can read the video lessons which contain bold printed words to make you aware of the concepts that need special attention. All of your questions can be submitted to one of our instructors or experts who are happy to help you.

NES Middle Grades ELA: Spelling Rules Objectives

This entire chapter connects to the English Language Conventions, Composition, Writing Process, and Research subject area of the NES Middle Grades English Language Arts Exam. The subject area counts for 15% of the total exam. The purpose of the NES Middle Grades English Language Arts Exam is to ensure you are ready to teach English.

You can expect to answer questions that display your understanding of the generally accepted rules for spelling, among other topics. You will be responsible for answering 150 multiple-choice questions on a computer in approximately 3 hours. Test-takers will be presented with passages and will have to chose the best answers based on them.

9 Lessons in Chapter 26: NES 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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