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

Homophones check

Submitted by Jennifer Baines on Thu, 2006-08-31 17:11

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

Resource type: Interactive presentation

Level: L1, L2

A self check PowerPoint that uses hyperlinks to show learners whether their answers are right or wrong. Can be used alone or in conjunction with Jenny’s Recognising Homophones PPT (see below) that covers 30 homophone pairs.

Spelling difficult beginnings

Submitted by Jennifer Baines on Thu, 2006-08-31 17:11

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

General: Dyslexia support

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Interactive presentation

Really useful, short but very focused interactive PowerPoint where learners can type in the beginnings of words and then check their answers. Great for all spelling student especially dyslexic learners.

Recognising homophones

Submitted by Jennifer Baines on Tue, 2006-07-11 17:11

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

Resource type: Cloze exercise, Interactive presentation

Level: L1, L2

Fabulous PPT covering 30 sets of homophones. Well known examples such as ‘their, they’re, there’ along with more unusual examples that are bound to promote interest and class discussion. Accompanied by gap fills, puzzles and spaces to practise writing your own sentences.

Spelling strategies

Submitted by Joy Collins on Tue, 2006-02-14 17:12

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

Resource type: Informative presentation, Mind map

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

An excellent mind map summarising spelling strategies. Useful for revision and prompting discussion with E2 -L2 learners.

Spellings for formal letters

Submitted by Margaret Adams on Sun, 2006-02-12 17:12

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

Free tags: Humour

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Interactive worksheet

Interactive word worksheet – with a touch of humour! Select the correct spellings from the drop down menus to complete the formal letter.

Dictionary Challenge

Submitted by Angela Kennedy-... on Sun, 2006-02-12 01:00

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

Resource type: Game

Level: E3, L1, L2

Wonderful team game for E3-L2 that provides good practice in spelling, group discussion and using dictionaries.

Christmas crossword

Submitted by Margaret Adams on Sun, 2005-12-04 14:01

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

Free tags: Christmas

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Crossword

Great end of term spelling and vocabulary activity for Entry 3 upwards. Links provided for further research on some of the clues.

To, too, two - interactive worksheet

Submitted by Margaret Adams on Tue, 2005-11-29 14:01

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

Resource type: Interactive worksheet

Level: L1, L2

An interactive Word worksheet with drop down options. A fascinating conversation between two therapists and a great way to practise homophones! Could also be printed out.

Formal letters - spelling and crossword

Submitted by Margaret Adams on Sun, 2005-11-27 14:01

Literacy: Rw/L2.3, Wt/L1.4, Wt/L2.5, Ww/L1.1, Ww/L2.1

Resource type: Crossword, Worksheet or assignment

Level: L1, L2

Use a customised LSCWC (Look – say – cover – write – check) chart to learn spellings, then check learning the following week with a crossword.

Homophones and homographs

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Thu, 2005-11-10 14:02

Literacy: Homophones, homographs & confusables, Rw/L1.3, Rw/L2.3, Ww/L1.1, Ww/L2.1

Resource type: Handout or guide, Poster

Level: L1, L2

Reference sheet (for students and teacher) with examples and tips to help you remember what these words mean. Would also make a good classroom poster if blown up to A3.

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