This test is a silly story I made up to test my students on some commonly confused words. The full list of words is below. Included in the .zip file is a poster with the words and their definitions on it, a PDF and Word document of the test itself, a key, and a Word document with the list of words covered, including definitions and sentence examples. I have sophomores, and some of the words are review from younger grades (though many still struggle with them) and some of them are high school level.
I teach the words by introducing 2 or 3 at a time during our Wednesday Writer's mini-lessons. I just copy and paste the words, definitions and examples into my regular PowerPoint (not included), and the students take notes as we go through them. The test takes place on the final Wednesday during Writer's mini-lesson time.
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