Spelling Worksheet -

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Grade Level
Elementary School
Length of Time
45 minutes

This lesson plan is over the rules of "ei" and "ie." Students will have a worksheet to do.


Students will learn:
To spell words that use "ei" and "ie."

Materials Needed

The worksheet I have included in this lesson
Pencils and Erasers


First, you will copy the worksheet so

that each student can have a copy.

Then you can explain to the students that "i" comes before "e." For example, "believe."

When you have a "c" in the word, then "e" comes before "i." For example, "receive."

There is an exception. If the word sounds like "a" such as in "weigh," then "e" comes before "i."

After the students understand the concept, then you can hand out the worksheet for them to do independently. Worksheet - Spelling Rules - Using "i and e"

Directions: Some of the words listed below are misspelled. Write the correct spelling in the blanks. If they are spelled correctly, write the word Correct in the blank.

1. beleve = __________

2. receive = __________

3. thier = __________

4. hier = __________

5. foreign = __________

6. liesure = __________

7. yeild = __________

8. quiet = __________

9. eight = __________

10. sceince = __________

11. brief = __________

12. their = __________

13. wiegh = _________

14. recieve = __________

15. leisure = __________

16. nieghbor = _________

17. decieve = __________

18. foreign = __________

19. releive = __________

20. theif = __________

21. reciept = __________

22. greif = __________

23. chief = __________

24. belief = __________

25. ceiling = _________


There are four points for each word for a total of 100 points.

100 to 90 = A

89 to 80 = B

79 to 70 = C

69 to 60 = D

Below 60 = F

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