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Spelling & Capitalization for Kids - Chapter Summary
Students can gain full comprehension of the basics of spelling and capitalization by reviewing the short and engaging lessons in this chapter. Developed by top instructors, the lessons serve as a fantastic learning tool to help students understand vowels, root words, homophones, suffixes and more. After finishing this chapter, students will be prepared to do the following:
- Describe the basics of vowels and consonants
- Define dipthongs, syllables, prefixes and suffixes
- Demonstrate an understanding of the rules of spelling
- Identify and spell words that are difficult to spell
- Exhibit knowledge of root words
- Differentiate between and describe homophones and homonyms
- Showcase an understanding of the rules of capitalization
All lessons in this chapter are available via any computer, smartphone or tablet with an Internet connection. This enables students to study spelling and capitalization before, during or after school. With each lesson is a short quiz designed to assess students' knowledge of the concepts it covers. A chapter exam is also available to gauge comprehension of the lessons.
1. Vowels & Consonants: Lesson for Kids
Explore how the alphabet is broken down into two categories and how to identify which letters are consonants and which are vowels. Learn a fun strategy for remembering the two.
2. Diphthong Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples
There are many rules that contribute to the English language, and some are followed effortlessly by those who speak it. One such rule is that of diphthongs, and in this lesson you will find out what diphthongs are, learn how to recognize them, and practice finding them in sentences on your own.
3. Syllables Lesson for Kids: Definition & Rules
Did you know that words are often like puzzles, made of smaller pieces or parts? These pieces of words are called syllables and this lesson will teach you how to find and use them. Read on to learn more about syllables!
4. Spelling Rules: Lesson for Kids
In this lesson, we're going to take a look at some rules that you can follow to be an excellent speller. You will see examples of how to spell common words you use often when you speak, write, and read. Let's dive in and get started!
5. Difficult Words to Spell: Lesson for Kids
Think of a time when you've been tricked. That's just what the English language does to you sometimes with spelling. In this lesson, you'll learn how to tackle words that might seem difficult to spell.
6. Root Words: Lesson for Kids
This lesson is about root words, prefixes, and suffixes. You will learn how to identify root words and how to use root words to help discover the meaning of an unfamiliar word.
7. Prefixes Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples
Have you ever unbuttoned your coat, retied your shoes, or told your friend how impossible the math test was? If so, then you've used words with prefixes. In this lesson, you'll learn what prefixes are and what they can do to a word.
8. Suffixes Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples
In this lesson, we are going to learn about word parts that can change the meaning of a word. These word parts are added to the end of a word. They are called suffixes.
9. Homonyms: Lesson for Kids
Wave, tire, and well all have something in common. They are all homonyms. In today's lesson we will learn what is special about these words and how to find them.
10. Homophones: Lesson for Kids
Homophones are words that sound the same but have different meanings. Read the following lesson to learn how to tell homophones apart, how to tell the difference between 'problem pairs' of homophones and how to choose the right homophone in your own writing.
11. Capitalization Lesson for Kids: Rules & Definition
Capitalizing words allows them to be set apart from the other words in a sentence. A capital letter is like a highlight; it draws the reader's attention to it. Read the following lesson to learn the rules of capitalization.
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