Ww/L2.1

Spell correctly words used most often in work, studies and daily life, including familiar technical words (a) Know and apply a range of methods (visual, phonetic, or kinaesthetic, or use analogies and mnemonics) to help learn and remember correct spellings (b) Understand how knowledge of word roots, prefixes and suffixes can support spelling, including the spelling of technical words (c) Understand that some polysyllabic words have unstressed vowel sounds, and that it is often helpful to segment the word into its parts, e.g. diff-er-ent, inter-est-ing, poison-ous

Polysyllabic words game

Submitted by Kathy Crockford on Mon, 2013-09-30 19:00

Literacy: Ww/L1.1, Ww/L2.1, Syllables

General: Dyslexia support

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Sort or match cards

This is a game to form new words using syllables.All these words have three parts to them and multiple words can be made using different parts in different order

I have used this with L1 and L2 learners and they love it. I let them work in groups – no more than 5 otherwise it gets a bit too busy and confusing.

You may need to have pre-taught some common prefixes and suffixes and rules; how prefixes never change the spelling of the root word they join, etc..

Homophones and confusables worksheet

Submitted by Kate Lindley on Sat, 2013-02-16 15:56

Literacy: Ww/L1.1, Functional English - writing, Ww/L2.1

ESOL: ESOL Writing: word focus (spelling and handwriting)

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Cloze exercise, Worksheet or assignment

Students fill in the blanks using the words given, and then they can use them in their own sentences. Very common words that I notice my students have trouble with.

Spelling handouts - acc or exc? Per or pre?

Submitted by Ruth North on Thu, 2013-01-24 11:21

Pre-entry: Writing

Literacy: Ww/L1.1, Functional English - writing, Prefixes, suffixes & plurals, Ww/L2.1

Free tags: spelling rules

Resource type: Handout or guide

Level: L1, L2

These resources were created to support learners in developing knowledge of spelling rules.

Handout 1 can be used to support learners who struggle with spelling words with an interior /ks/ sound, such as access and excess.

Handout 2 can be used to support learners who struggle with spelling words that start with PER and PRE.

Homophone Horror

Submitted by David Hills on Sun, 2012-09-23 16:00

Literacy: Homophones, homographs & confusables, Ww/L1.1, Functional English - writing, Ww/L2.1

Resource type: Warm-up, Worksheet or assignment

Level: L1, L2

A classic anonymous poem that has the correct spelling but the wrong words.

Read the poem aloud to your students before they have sight of it. Then give them page 1 of the work sheet.

Spellings for E3-L2 Functional English

Submitted by Sarah Penneck on Thu, 2012-09-20 20:22

Literacy: Ww/E3.1, Ww/E3.2, Ww/L1.1, Functional English - writing, Ww/L2.1

Resource type: Dictation, Handout or guide

Level: E3, L1, L2

Many of these common spellings used to crop up regularly in the former Level 1 literacy tests. They will also be useful for Level 1 and Level 2 Functional Skills students.

They have been categorised to make learning more manageable for learners, but some spellings will fit into more than one group.

Spelling strategies evaluation

Submitted by Lisa Smith on Sat, 2012-04-28 17:05

Literacy: Ww/E2.1, Ww/E3.1, Ww/L1.1, Ww/L2.1

General: Dyslexia support

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Discussion points, Handout or guide, Hands-on / practical activity, Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment

This was designed to be used with a group of dyslexic learners but would be applicable for any learners with spelling difficulties.

I have used this by separating the group into small groups or pairs and then giving each group a different strategy to try with one of the words from the word list (two are provided – one for E2-E3, one for L1-2) or a word of their own that they want to spell.

The learners get 10 minutes with each strategy and then need to evaluate the strategy.

People spend half their waking hours daydreaming

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Tue, 2011-12-20 18:01

Literacy: Reading: text focus (comprehension), Writing: text focus (composition), Ww/L2.1, Reading: word focus (phonics & vocabulary)

Context: News, Politics &Government items

Level: L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

A set of exercises based on an article from the BBC News website.
The article concerns a survey conducted by iPhone. There is a comprehension exercise, an exercise involving the identification of spelling errors and a synonym exercise. The learner is also asked to write their views. Useful for those working towards the Level 2 Certificate in Adult Literacy.

Literacy: Reading: text focus (comprehension), Rs/L2.2, Ww/L2.1, Reading: word focus (phonics & vocabulary)

Context: Electrical, Electronics & Technology

Level: L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension

A set of exercises based on an article from the BBC News website.
This may interest learners who are keen on computer technology.
There is a comprehension exercise, exercises involving the identification of punctuation and spelling errors, and a vocabulary exercise.
Useful for those working towards Level 2 Certificate in Adult Literacy.

Embedded literacy for Social Care anatomy

Submitted by Linda Haslam on Sun, 2011-09-04 16:40

Literacy: Ww/E2.1, Ww/E3.1, Rw/E3.1, Rw/L1.2, Rw/L2.1, Ww/L1.1, Ww/L2.1

Context: Health, Social care, Early years

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Sort or match cards, Worksheet or assignment

Beautiful set of resources for embedding spelling and vocabulary. Written for NVQ social care students but could also be useful in other vocational areas such as sport. A range of spelling and vocabulary activities on the topic of organs of the body.
Word and picture matching cards
Student reference sheet
Function matching cards
Look Say Cover Write Check spelling sheets (one for E2-E3, one for L1-2)
Fill in sheets

Words ending in a "shun" sound

Submitted by Kathy Crockford on Thu, 2011-08-11 21:17

Literacy: Ww/L1.1, Ww/L2.1

Resource type: Handout or guide, Worksheet or assignment

Level: L1, L2

Very useful handout with plenty of tips and background information on spelling words ending in “shun”. E.g. – tion, – sion and -cian.
Followed by a cloze exercise / worksheet where learners have to add the correct suffix to root words.

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