Spelling Scope and Sequence, Intermediate Compounds and Homophones

Spelling Standard I, Basic Spelling

Lesson 170, Intermediate Compounds and Homophones

Knowing that compound words can be learned by breaking them down into their parts

Knowing that a compound word is a word made of two or more words (cupboard = cup + board)

Knowing that one group of compounds is made up of pronouns that represent indefinite people or things:: anybody, anything, everything, sometimes, someone, somebody, none,

Knowing that contractions are compound words that have letters or a letter left out

Knowing that contractions use an apostrophe (โ€™) in place of the missing letters

Knowing this list of sound-alike contractions: itโ€™s, its; whoโ€™s, whose; theyโ€™re, their and there

Knowing this list of problem homophones: whether, weather; advice, advise; pane, pain; hole, whole; principal, principle; coarse, course; stationary, stationery; picture, pitcher; affect, effect; cereal, serial; capital, capitol; hall, haul; piece, peace; some, sum; two, to, too


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