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

Film spellings

Submitted by Karen Bruin on Mon, 2008-02-11 15:53

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

Context: Art Film Media Music TV

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Handout or guide

Helps students put 20 spellings in context and makes them more interesting and easier to learn.

Homophone definition matching cards

Submitted by Nicola Toms on Mon, 2008-02-11 15:53

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

Resource type: Sort or match cards

Level: L1, L2

A super set of 72 cards. Use as a matching exercise (there are 48 homophone cards and 24 definition cards (each card has two definitions for a each of pair of homophones) or use definition cards to quiz another student. Great for pairs or small groups.

Christmas songs & carols word find puzzle

Submitted by Margaret Adams on Thu, 2007-12-06 16:17

Literacy: Ww/E3.1, Rw/L1.3, Rw/L2.3, Ww/L1.1, Ww/L2.1

Free tags: Christmas

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Crossword

A great end of term reading and spelling activity. Another great Christmas word puzzle from Margaret Adams.

Confusing words - sentence gamble

Submitted by Saul Pope on Mon, 2007-10-22 16:18

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

Resource type: Game, Worksheet or assignment

Level: L1, L2

A great way to encourage proof reading and correct use of homophones and other confusables. Ideal for paired work.

Spelling mnemonics

Submitted by Stella Jales on Fri, 2007-10-19 16:19

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

Resource type: Handout or guide

Level: E1, E2, E3, L1, L2

Spelling mnemonics is a huge list collected by Stella Jales and her students. Includes spellings for all levels (from ‘said’ to ‘accommodation’)

Make your own mnemonic

Submitted by Gill Gallagher on Wed, 2007-10-17 16:18

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

Resource type: Handout or guide, Poster

Level: E1, E2, E3, L1, L2

A handout or poster suitable for all spelling levels.

Homophone cloze exercises

Submitted by Marion Crocker on Wed, 2007-10-17 16:18

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

Resource type: Cloze exercise, Worksheet or assignment

Level: L1, L2

Excellent practice in recognising homophones.

Important spellings for hairdressers

Submitted by Debbie Hulse on Mon, 2007-08-13 16:18

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

Context: Hairdressing & Beauty therapy

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Handout or guide, Worksheet or assignment

A useful practice list that can be kept in students’ folders.

Teaching ideas for using our popular word maps.

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Thu, 2007-06-21 16:18

Literacy: Ww/E3.2, Rw/E3.5, Rw/L1.3, Rw/L2.1, Ww/L1.1, Ww/L2.1

Resource type: Teaching idea

Level: E3, L1, L2

Lots of ideas for using our Word Root and Letter String Maps (see below) in creative and multi-sensory ways!

Root word - port (to carry) word map

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Mon, 2007-05-14 16:18

Literacy: Ww/E3.2, Rw/E3.5, Rw/L1.3, Rw/L2.1, Ww/L1.1, Prefixes, suffixes & plurals, Ww/L2.1

Resource type: Mind map, Poster

Level: E3, L1, L2

Word root ‘port’ (to carry) word map for spelling and vocabulary work and teacher reference / inspiration! Designed to help students build words and make vocabulary connections. Use for spelling, parts of speech, affixes, or vocabulary work. Also makes a lovely display poster if blown up to A3.

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