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

Homophone pairs quizzes with Wordle

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Tue, 2009-10-06 16:24

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

Free tags: Wordle

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Quiz, Worksheet or assignment

Three Wordle puzzles, each with 20 pairs of homophones and forty clues. Includes clues for each pair of homophones. Can you find them all?
Wordle is a brilliant on-line, completely free word cloud creator.
See our blog articles for more Wordle teaching and learning ideas:

Spelling techniques

Submitted by Jill Machin on Tue, 2009-08-25 16:25

Literacy: Ww/E1.1, Ww/E1.4, Ww/E2.1, Ww/E3.1, Ww/L1.1, Ww/L2.1

Resource type: Handout or guide, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E1, E2, E3, L1, L2

An incredible collection of strategies for all levels. This huge resource is split into 3 sections.
A six page comprehensive handout on spelling techniques (E3 upwards). A ‘Spelling for Me’ worksheet where students are encouraged to try out different strategies and record their results.
A set of 19 different strategy pages (to be laminated) each with tasks for students to test out the strategy.

1969 Moon landing literacy pack

Submitted by Ellie Walsh on Tue, 2009-07-21 16:25

Literacy: Rt/L1.1, Rt/L2.1, Rw/L2.1, Rw/L2.3, Writing: text focus (composition), Ww/L1.1, Ww/L2.1

Context: History

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

A great selection of reading, writing, vocabulary, grammar and spelling activities (includes synonyms, antonyms, parts of speech, writing a postcard from the Moon, writing instructions, and more).

Misspellings (for Smart Notebook)

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Thu, 2009-07-09 16:25

Literacy: Ww/L2.1

Resource type: Interactive whiteboard

Level: L2

An interactive multiple choice whiteboard quiz with ten common misspellings (accommodation, definite and other classics). 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 spellings 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/

Motor Vehicle vocabulary

Submitted by Rachel Emmett on Tue, 2008-10-28 15:52

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

Context: Motor vehicles & Transport

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Bingo, lotto or Pelmanism, Crossword, Worksheet or assignment

First created for E3 MV students and a fabulous way to motivate students by using technical vocabulary from their own area of study. Includes info/answer sheet, matching game (12 words), alphabetical ordering, spelling and a crossword. For individual or group challenges.

'shun' crosswords

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Sun, 2008-10-26 15:52

Literacy: General literacy / English, Rw/L2.3, Ww/L2.1

Resource type: Crossword

Level: L2

‘shun’ crosswords is a set of 4 crosswords based on the following word endings: – sion, -ssion, -tion and -cian. Great for spelling and vocabulary/synonyms work.

'ible' & 'able' crosswords

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Sun, 2008-10-26 15:52

Literacy: Rw/L2.3, Ww/L2.1

Resource type: Crossword

Level: L2

2 crosswords based on word endings: – ible and -able. Ideal for individual spelling and vocabulary work. If you have a smartboard they also make good group activities.

More spelling mnemonics

Submitted by F Boorman on Sat, 2008-10-25 15:52

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

Resource type: Handout or guide

Level: E3, L1, L2

Another addition to our ever-growing collection of menmonics resources. 18 mnemonics inc old favourites and some unusual ones (heirloom, penguin.)

Mnemonics quiz

Submitted by James Carroll on Tue, 2008-08-26 15:53

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

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1, L2

Mnemonics quiz not only tests students’ knowledge of common (and less-common!) spelling mnemonics but also helps them discover and remember new ones. 28 mnemonics – students must work out the spelling (28 at once might be rather overwhelming but the quiz can be easily split into three sections).

Literacy: Ws/L2.2, Ws/L2.4, Ww/L2.1, Reading: word focus (phonics & vocabulary)

Resource type: Assessment material, Revision material

Level: L2

Fabulous set of 40 challenging multiple choice questions focusing on spelling, vocabulary, grammar (some are very challenging) and punctuation (again, challenging, and with good coverage of apostrophes).

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