Spell correctly words used most often in work, studies and daily life (a) Know and apply multi-sensory (visual, auditory, kinaesthetic, use of analogies and mnemonics) to help learn and remember correct spellings (b) Know and apply some spelling rules to help attempt and check spellings (c) Understand that the spelling of homophones is related to meaning and grammar (d) Use suffixes and prefixes to build word families and extend their range of words with accurate spelling

Qianlong Chinese porcelain vase sold for £43m

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Wed, 2012-01-04 11:42

Literacy: Rt/L1.1, Rt/L1.3, Ww/L1.1

Context: History

Level: L1

Resource type: Reading comprehension

A set of exercises based on an article fromm the BBC News website.
This may interest learners who are keen on antiques. There is a comprehension exercise, exercises involving the identification of spelling errors (homophones) and a noun anagram exercise.
Useful for those working towards Level 1/2 Certificate in Adult Literacy.

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Tattoo spelling

Submitted by Carrie Bray on Fri, 2011-12-23 15:16

Literacy: Ww/E3.1, Ww/L1.1, Functional English - writing

Free tags: spellings, tattoos

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Interactive presentation

A warm up or round up exercise to get Functional Skills students interested in spelling! A lot of my students are interested in tattoos (this is one of the few jobs where the fact that I am covered in them is actually a good thing!) and this had led to a lot of discussion.

I often talk through the importance of considering their designs before getting them done and this ties in nicely.

Life in the Victorian era

Submitted by Carrie Bray on Wed, 2011-12-21 20:00

Literacy: Homophones, homographs & confusables, Rs/E3.2, Rs/L1.1, Ww/L1.1

Context: History

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Cloze exercise

A clever grammar/vocabulary/spelling task that combines a cloze exercise with homophone practice. The text is about the Victorian era and is particularly suitable for students with an interest in history.

Halloween reading comprehension

Submitted by Abigail Iliffe on Mon, 2011-10-31 13:31

Literacy: Ww/E2.1, Ww/E2.2, Ww/E3.1, Ww/E3.2, Functional English - reading, Rt/E3.1, Rt/L1.1, Rt/L1.3, Rw/E3.3, Rw/E3.4, Wt/E3.4, Ww/L1.1

Free tags: Autumn, Equality and Diversity, Halloween

Context: History

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

This resource was created for Adult Literacy Entry 3 Learners. It includes reading comprehension and related exercises covering many curriculum areas, based on the Halloween theme.

Nine great spelling rules

Submitted by Judith White on Sun, 2011-10-23 18:31

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

Resource type: Handout or guide, Informative presentation

Level: E2, E3, L1

A succinct, beautifully clear and very useful one page handout and accompanying PPT. All the old favourites plus some that you might not be aware of. Includes suffixes, plurals, ible/able, etc.
The PPT could easily be contextualised to include words for specific vocational areas.

Literacy: Reading: text focus (comprehension), Writing: text focus (composition), Ww/L1.1, Reading: word focus (phonics & vocabulary)

Context: News, Politics &Government items

Level: L1

Resource type: Reading comprehension

An article based on an on-line BBC News story. There are comprehension questions, along with vocabulary and spelling tasks. The final task is short writing exercise based on the text.

Homophones follow-me game (Tarsia)

Submitted by Amanda Kelly on Mon, 2011-09-05 07:04

Literacy: Homophones, homographs & confusables, Ww/L1.1, Functional English - writing

ESOL: ESOL Ww/E3.1a, ESOL Ww/L1.1a

Free tags: Follow me game

Resource type: Tarsia jigsaw

Level: E3, L1, L2

A 12 piece follow me game where homophones must be matched to the correct sentence. A good mix of common and more unusual homophones such as preys/praise/prays and there/their/they’re. First used in a Motor Vehicles Functional English group but suitable for any L1-2 English / literacy group.

Guaranteed to create promote discussion as learners play the game (best laminated). As usual with Tarsia puzzles, you can choose to print a standard or large puzzle (select Output – large, i.e.

Embedded literacy for Social Care anatomy

Submitted by Linda Haslam on Sun, 2011-09-04 17:40

Literacy: Ww/E2.1, Ww/E3.1, Rw/E3.1, Rw/L1.2, Rw/L2.1, Ww/L1.1, Ww/L2.1

Context: Health, Social care, Early years

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Sort or match cards, Worksheet or assignment

Beautiful set of resources for embedding spelling and vocabulary. Written for NVQ social care students but could also be useful in other vocational areas such as sport. A range of spelling and vocabulary activities on the topic of organs of the body.
Word and picture matching cards
Student reference sheet
Function matching cards
Look Say Cover Write Check spelling sheets (one for E2-E3, one for L1-2)
Fill in sheets

Tots Daycare Centre - homophone tasks

Submitted by Kathryn Fleming on Mon, 2011-08-29 19:34

Literacy: Ww/E3.1, Wt/L1.6, Ww/L1.1, Functional English - writing

Context: Health, Social care, Early years

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Can you find all the incorrect homophones in the Bury Tots Daycare poster?
Two versions available.
1) Select the correct homophone from a choice of two or three (E3 spelling)
2) Find the incorrect homophones (no help!). Level 1 spelling and proof reading
Ideal for embedding literacy and Functional English in Early Years courses

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.

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