This practice sheet and test teaches and corrects the misspelled words of the common English words for numbers. The sheet covers all number combinations up to a million. Students should practice horizontally five times across...the teacher should explain to the students..."When you (the students) WRITE the words horizontally for each number, you should THINK the word and SAY the word at the same time" to use all three areas of the cognitive aspect of their brain. We use this sheet for all of our English Language Learners (ELLs) as well as our native English speakers. In two weeks, 3 to 5 words per day, the student is competent with the correct spelling of any number combination. Add a spelling of a 'million' and a 'billion' and the teacher has ALL combinations the student will ever encounter in their lifetime.
The child practices horizontally five times of each word. Periodically and systematically throughout the instructional day's transition times between lessons, the teacher can quiz their students with a quick and cumulative formative assessment. Slowly but surely, the students become adept, and they do not incorrectly spell words like "forty", "three" and "eighty." Students also become familiar and aware of the difference between words like 'thirteen' and 'thirty' which sounds the same to an ELL student since there is no 'th' sound in the Spanish language. The success of the students in place value word form make the transition from whole number words to a whole number and decimal word form environment relatively easy.
Homework is also easy and in the end analysis, great results are great results...especially when the resource is easy to manage and implement for either the entry-level or veteran classroom teacher. Hope this helps your students as it does our urban, economically disadvantage student population. Good luck with your students.