Alphabetical OrderSo you know your ABCs, now what? Look at the list of words that you need to alphabetize. "A" is the first letter in the alphabet, so you need to find any and all words that begin with the letter "A". These words come first on your list of alphabetized words. Next, look for words that start with the letter "B"; they will be alphabetized immediately after your "A" words. Continue this process through the entire alphabet in order, or until you don't have any other words left.
If you find that you have more than one word that starts with the same letter, for example, two words that begin with the letter "A", look at the second letter of each word. If there is a letter "A" as the second letter in either of the words, that word would come first in your list. If both words have a letter "A" as their second letter, look at their third letter, and so on.HomophonesA homophone is a word that is pronounced the same as another word but differs in meaning. The words may be spelled the same, such as rose (flower) and rose (past tense of "rise"), or differently, such as carat, caret, and carrot, or to, two, and too.Here are a few online games to help you practice this skill:Prefixes and SuffixesIt’s helpful to have a good understanding of what prefixes and suffixes are. Knowing their meanings and when they are generally used can help you figure out unknown words and can also help make your writing better. If you need to review what these are, or learn their meanings, online practice can be very helpful.
A prefix comes before a root word and changes the meaning of the word. For example, if you take the root word game and add a prefix, it becomes something different.
pregame- before the game, postgame- after the game
A suffix goes at the end of a root word. It can tell you when something happened by changing the tense of a verb, modify the root word, or change the meaning.
run- running, strong- strongest, care- carelessHere are a few online games to help you practice this skill: