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

Wordle - misspellings

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Tue, 2008-08-19 16:53

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

Free tags: Wordle

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Sort the 40 words in the cloud into two groups, then correct as appropriate. With instructions and answers.
Wordle is a brilliant on-line, completely free word cloud creator.
See our blog articles for more Wordle teaching and learning ideas:
http://skillsworkshop.blogspot.com/2008/07/using-wordle-in-classroom.html
http://skillsworkshop.blogspot.com/2008/08/wordle-and-hilda-taba.html
http://skillsworkshop.blogspot.com/2008/09/hilda-taba-part-2-wordle-and-…

When was Caesar's Brit invasion?

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Mon, 2008-08-18 16:53

Literacy: Reading: text focus (comprehension), Rw/L2.3, Ws/L2.4, Ww/L2.1

Context: History

Level: L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension

A topical comprehension activity based on a BBC news report. Covers general comprehension – focusing on ‘recognising the main points’, along with vocabulary/synonyms, spelling and punctuation.

20 Spelling mnemonics

Submitted by Pauline Bicker on Tue, 2008-08-12 16:53

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

Resource type: Handout or guide

Level: E3, L1, L2

A handy one page reference sheet that covers old favourites (e.g. because, necessary, hear) along with some new twists I have not seen before (e.g. grateful, disappear, believe and measurement).

Homophone matching Eclipse crosswords

Submitted by Janet Wilkins on Sat, 2008-05-17 16:53

Literacy: Ww/L2.1

Resource type: Crossword, Interactive worksheet

Level: L2

Two homophone crosswords – each consists of 30+ words and ‘clues’ (the clues are simply the matching homophone which makes these crosswords quite tricky (L2) and ideal for promoting lots of discussion if done in pairs or small groups).

Please note you must download the free Eclipse software before you can use theese ecw (Eclipse crossword) file below. See our Good Software – Eclipse Crossword entry for more information.

Once installed, use the Eclipse software to load up the files, edit or add to the word list and clues, and print them out as puzzles.

Remembering tricky spellings

Submitted by Gill Moore on Thu, 2008-04-24 16:53

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

Resource type: Informative presentation

Level: L1, L2

Remembering tricky spellings 1 and 2. Two PPTs, each covers 5 tricky spellings and 6 spelling strategies (mnemonics, stress, rules, words within words, etc.). Makes a great starting point for encouraging students to work on their own spelling strategies.

The 'number two' word map

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Mon, 2008-03-31 16:53

Literacy: Rw/L1.3, Rw/L2.1, Ww/L1.1, Ww/L2.1, Word origins

Resource type: Mind map, Poster

Level: L1, L2

The ‘number two’ word map for spelling and vocabulary work and teacher reference / inspiration. Another addition to our popular series of word root / letter string maps. Guaranteed to get students (and teachers) thinking about the number two in a different light!

The 'number one' word map

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Sun, 2008-03-30 16:53

Literacy: Rw/L1.3, Rw/L2.1, Ww/L1.1, Ww/L2.1, Word origins

Resource type: Mind map, Poster

Level: L1, L2

Number one word mapNumber one word mapThe ‘number one’ word map for spelling and vocabulary work and teacher reference / inspiration. Another addition to our popular series of word root / letter string maps. Guaranteed to get students (and teachers) thinking about the number one in a different light!

Homophones wordsearch

Submitted by Charmaine Bedward on Thu, 2008-03-27 16:53

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

Resource type: Wordsearch

Level: L1, L2

Homophones wordsearch is a challenging way to check learner’s knowledge of this tricky topic. First they must work out the homophones of listed words and then find them in the puzzle. Makes a good extension or revision activity.

Electrical words Eclipse crossword

Submitted by Janet Wilkins on Sat, 2008-03-01 16:53

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

Context: Electrical, Electronics & Technology

Level: L2

Resource type: Crossword, Interactive whiteboard, Warm-up

Electrical words crossword consists of 21 word and clues – great vocabulary and spelling practice for learners on electronics / electrical courses or anyone with an interest in this topic. Makes a good revision or warm up activity.

Please note you must download the free Eclipse software before you can use the ecw (Eclipse crossword) file below. See our Good Software – Eclipse Crossword entry for more information.

Once installed, use the Eclipse software to load up the files, edit or add to the word list and clues, and print them out as puzzles.

Homophone definitions Eclipse crossword

Submitted by Andrea McCulloch on Sat, 2008-03-01 16:53

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

Resource type: Crossword, Interactive whiteboard

Level: L1, L2

This crossword consists of 12 words (6 pairs of homophones) and clues based on some of the words in Nicola Tom’s homophone definition matching cards (see below). Makes a good extension or revision activity. Andrea says: ‘My learners made up some memory joggers to help them differentiate the different spellings for different meanings and I used these as the basis for the clues, which is why some are a little idiosyncratic!’

Please note you must download the free Eclipse software before you can use the ecw (Eclipse crossword) file below.

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