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Use these practice activities to improve your English Language Arts Skills.
There are many sections below, including Abbreviations, Alphabetizing,
Contractions, Syllables, and more.
Teachers & Parents: It is recommended that students complete and master each activity before moving on to the next.

"a" or "an"
"a" or "an" 1
Determine whether the pronoun a, or an, is used in the sentence provided.
"a" or "an" 2
Determine whether the pronoun a, or an, is used in the sentence provided.
"a" or "an" 3
Determine whether the pronoun a, or an, is used in the sentence provided.
"a" or "an" 4
Determine whether the pronoun a, or an, is used in the sentence provided.

Abbreviations and Acronyms
Abbreviations 1
Identify common abbreviations used for Doctor (Dr.), Avenue (Ave.), etc...
Abbreviations 2
A collection that includes some lesser-known abbreviations.

Abbreviations 3
A collection that includes some lesser-known abbreviations.

Abbreviations 4
Students must type in their abbreviations.



Alphabetizing
Alphabetizing 1
Alphabetize words by the first letter.
Alphabetizing 2
Alphabetize words by the first letter.
Alphabetizing 3
Alphabetize words by the second letter.
Alphabetizing 4
Alphabetize words by the second and third letter.

Alphabetizing 5
Alphabetize words by the first letter and beyond, with more words.


Analogies

Antonyms

Capitalization
Capitalization 1
Identify the sentence where capitalization is used correctly.

Capitalization 2
Identify the sentence where capitalization is used correctly.

Capitalization 3
Identify the sentence where capitalization is used correctly.

Capitalization 4
Identify the sentence where capitalization is used correctly.


Commas & Conjunctions
Commas in a Series 1
Identify the sentence where commas are used correctly.

Conjunctions 1
Identify the sentence where the proper conjunction is used.

Conjunctions 2
Identify the sentence where the proper conjunction is used.


Contractions
Contractions 1
Identify the contraction that is written correctly.

Contractions 2
Identify the contraction that is written correctly.

Contractions 3
Identify the contraction that is written correctly.

Contractions 4
Identify the contraction that is written correctly.


Fantasy or Reality?
Fantasy or Reality 1
Decide if the sentence is fictional or factual.

Fantasy or Reality 2
Decide if the sentence is fictional or factual.

Fantasy or Reality 3
Decide if the sentence is fictional or factual.

Fantasy or Reality 4
Decide if the sentence is fictional or factual.


Homophones

Multiple Meaning Words
Multiple Meaning Words 1
Choose the sentence where the word has the same meaning as in the example sentence.

Multiple Meaning Words 2
Choose the word that matches both phrases in the question.


Multiple Meaning Words 3
Choose the word that matches both phrases in the question.



Parts of Speech
Parts of Speech 1
Identify the word that is a noun or not a noun.

Parts of Speech 2
Identify the word that is a noun or a verb.

Common & Proper Nouns 1
Determine if the word is a common or proper noun.

Common & Proper Nouns 2
Determine if the word is a common or proper noun.

Adjectives 1
Identify the adjective in the sentence.

Adjectives 2
Identify the adjective in the sentence.

Adverbs 1
Identify the adverb in the sentence.

Adverbs 2
Identify the adverb in the sentence.

Adverbs 3
Identify the adverb in the sentence.

Adverbs 4
Identify the adverb in the sentence.

Noun or Verb? 1
Figure out, based on the context of the sentence, if the highlighted word is being used as a noun or a verb.

Noun or Verb? 2
Figure out, based on the context of the sentence, if the highlighted word is being used as a noun or a verb.

Noun or Verb? 3
Figure out, based on the context of the sentence, if the highlighted word is being used as a noun or a verb.

Noun or Verb? 4
Figure out, based on the context of the sentence, if the highlighted word is being used as a noun or a verb.

Possessive Nouns 1
Choose the answer with the correct spelling for the context of the sentence.

Possessive Nouns 2
Choose the answer with the correct spelling for the context of the sentence.

Verb Forms 1
Choose the correct form of the verb, i.e: look, looks, looked, looking, based on the context of the sentence

Verb Forms 2
Choose the correct form of the verb, i.e: look, looks, looked, looking, based on the context of the sentence

Verb Forms 3
Choose the correct form of the verb, i.e: look, looks, looked, looking, based on the context of the sentence


Syllables
Syllables 1
Count the distinct syllables in multisyllabic words.

Syllables 2
Count the distinct syllables in multisyllabic words.

Syllables 3
Count the distinct syllables in multisyllabic words.


Synonyms

Types of Sentences
Types of Sentences 1
Determine whether a sentence is a question, an exclamation, or a statement.

Types of Sentences 2
Determine whether a sentence is a question, an exclamation, or a statement.

Types of Sentences 3
Determine whether a sentence is a question, an exclamation, or a statement.

Types of Sentences 4
Determine whether a sentence is a complete, incomplete, or run-on sentence.

Types of Sentences 5
Determine whether a sentence is a complete, incomplete, or run-on sentence.

Types of Sentences 6
Determine whether a sentence is a complete, incomplete, or run-on sentence.

Types of Sentences 7
Determine whether a sentence is a declarative, an interrogative, exclamatory, or imperative.


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Vocabulary

Reading Vocabulary 4A
Find the best synonym for the word in a phrase.

Word Meaning 1
Use context clues, apposition, and word structure to determine the meaning of words.

Word Meaning 2
Use context clues, apposition, and word structure to determine the meaning of words.