Today I gave a bit more time to work on the "Where I'm From" poem, and then gave students a pre-assessment on some commonly misused words. The words included were: There, Their, They're, It's, Its, Where, Were, Wear, Affect, and Effect.
For the most part, students understood the difference between There, Their, and They're, but missed on It's and Its. Where, Were, and Wear were not problems for them, but affect and effect remain a bit of a challenge. We will continue to work on this as the year goes on, and we will add words this list.