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

Words ending in a "shun" sound

Submitted by Kathy Crockford on Thu, 2011-08-11 22:17

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.

55 Homophone worksheets

Submitted by Amanda Burgess on Wed, 2010-05-05 22:13

Literacy: Homophones, homographs & confusables, Ww/L1.1, Ww/L2.1

Resource type: Cloze exercise, Worksheet or assignment

Level: L1, L2

A mammoth collection of worksheets covering a huge range of homophones – some common, some not-so-common.
There is extra coverage of familiar sets such as they’re, their, there; who’s, whose; to. too. two; etc. Some sheets also cover parts of speech.
Sheets vary: in some the incorrect word must be deleted, others are cloze exercises.

Stop using 'Dearie',

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Wed, 2010-03-17 22:13

Literacy: Reading: text focus (comprehension), Rw/L2.3, Writing: text focus (composition), Ww/L2.1

Context: Health, Social care, Early years

Level: L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension

A comprehension activity based on a BBC 2008 news report. Comprehension questions, vocabulary/synonyms, spelling, and a writing task.

Pupils' behaviour has worsened

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Wed, 2010-03-17 22:13

Literacy: Homophones, homographs & confusables, Reading: text focus (comprehension), Rw/L2.3, Writing: text focus (composition), Ww/L2.1

Context: Education

Level: L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension

A comprehension activity based on a BBC 2008 news report. Comprehension questions, vocabulary, spelling, homophones and a writing task.

Tests raise life extension hopes

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Wed, 2010-03-17 22:13

Literacy: Homophones, homographs & confusables, Reading: text focus (comprehension), Rw/L2.3, Writing: text focus (composition), Ww/L2.1

Context: Health, Social care, Early years

Level: L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension

A comprehension activity based on a BBC 2009 news report about a drug, rapamycin, discovered in the soil of Easter Island. Comprehension questions, vocabulary, spelling, homophones and a writing task.

The wisdom of teenagers

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Wed, 2010-03-17 22:13

Literacy: Reading: text focus (comprehension), Ww/L2.1

Context: Art Film Media Music TV

Level: L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension

A comprehension activity based on a BBC 2009 news report about teenagers and the media. Comprehension and spelling questions.

Homophone card game II

Submitted by Angela Kennedy-... on Sun, 2010-02-07 22:29

Literacy: Homophones, homographs & confusables, Ww/L1.1, Ww/L2.1

Resource type: Bingo, lotto or Pelmanism, Game

Level: L1, L2

Homophone card game is a lovely kinaesthetic game with differentiation ideas to suit E3-L2. Match homophones to definitions as quickly as you can to be the winning group! 13 pairs of words, 26 definition cards.

Carpentry vocabulary

Submitted by Rachel Emmett on Sat, 2010-01-30 22:22

Literacy: Rw/E3.4, Rw/L1.2, Rw/L2.1, Ww/L2.1

Context: Construction Carpentry Plumbing

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Sort or match cards, Worksheet or assignment

A resource to improve the correct use and spelling of technical vocabulary. Includes info/answer sheet, matching game (15 words), alphabetical ordering, and spelling ideas. For individual or group challenges.

Mixed anagrams (for Smart Notebook)

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Sat, 2009-10-17 17:25

Literacy: Ww/L2.1

Resource type: Interactive whiteboard

Level: L2

Mixed anagrams includes 3 separate activities based on adjectives, adverbs and nouns (professions). All have a timer and optional clues.
The great thing about this activity is that it is created from a template (available in the Activity Toolkit, in the Smart Notebook Gallery) and can be quickly and easily edited to include specific words for your students.
See Dave’s other Notebook word games below.
Please note you must have the Smart notebook software installed on your computer in order to open, view and use this resource http://smarttech.com/

Formal letters crossword (for Smart Notebook)

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Sat, 2009-10-17 17:25

Literacy: Wt/L2.5, Ww/L2.1

Resource type: Crossword, Interactive whiteboard

Level: L2

Formal letters crossword includes words commonly used in formal and semi-formal letters.
The great thing about this activity is that it is created from a template (available in the Activity Toolkit, in the Smart Notebook Gallery) and can be quickly and easily edited to specific crosswords for your students.
See Dave’s other Notebook word games below.
Please note you must have the Smart notebook software installed on your computer in order to open, view and use this resource http://smarttech.com/

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