Friday, January 29, 2016

Spelling Tricky Words #1

One of my daughters is an avid reader and tends to do pretty well in spelling bee competitions. I decided to create this practice game with 15 tricky words for her to spell. How many did you get correct? Feel free to post ideas for additional tricky words for a future game in the comment section at the bottom of this article.


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Spelling Tricky Words - Spelling Bee Practice

Free ELA Practice

How to spell accomplish

Correct spelling to accomplish

How to spell candidate

Correct spelling for candidate

How to spell definite

Correct spelling for definite

How to spell grateful

Correct spelling for grateful

How to spell jewelry

Correct spelling for jewelry

How to spell lightening

Correct spelling for lightening

How to spell mosquito

Correct spelling for mosquito

How to spell official

Correct spelling for official

How to spell weather

Correct spelling for weather

How to spell potato

Correct spelling for potato

How to spell twelfth

Correct spelling for twelfth

How to spell rhythm

Correct spelling for rhythm

How to spell dominant

Correct spelling for dominant

How to spell separate

Correct spelling for separate

How to spell immediate

Correct spelling for immediate

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Sunday, January 24, 2016

Famous First Lines of Novels Trivia Game

A great novel often grabs the reader's attention from the moment the reader turns to the first page. This trivia game features twenty memorable first lines of famous novels. How many do you know?


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Famous First Lines of Novels Trivia Game

Trivia Game by Katrena

It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.


You better not never tell nobody by God.

The Color Purple

The cold passed reluctantly from the earth, and the retiring fogs revealed an army stretched out on the hills, resting.

The Red Badge of Courage

Call me Ishmael.


It was the best of times, it was the worst of times....

A Tale of Two Cities

If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born...

The Catcher in the Rye

This is the saddest story I have ever heard.

The Good Soldier

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.

Pride and Prejudice

Someone must have slandered Josef K., for one morning, without having done anything truly wrong, he was arrested.

The Trial

Through the fence, between the curling flower spaces, I could see them hitting.

The Sound and the Fury

He was an old man who fished alone in a skiff in the Golf Stream and he had gone 84 days now without taking a fish.

The Old Man and the Sea

He was an inch, perhaps two, under six feet, powerfully built...which made you think of a charging bull.

Lord Jim

There was a boy called Eustace Scrubb, and he almost deserved it.

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

They shoot the white girl first.


It was a pleasure to burn.

Fahrenheit 451

We started dying before the snow, and like the snow, we continued to fall.


It was the day my grandmother exploded.

The Crow Road

A screaming comes across the sky.

Gravity's Rainbow

The sun shone, having no alternative, on the nothing new.


When he was nearly thirteen, my brother Jem got his arm badly broken at the elbow.

To Kill a Mockingbird

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