Ww/L1.1

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

To-too info, tips and illustrated exercises

Submitted by Colleen Kelly on Mon, 2009-12-14 17:24

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

Resource type: Handout or guide, Worksheet or assignment

Level: L1

Information, tips and two sets of fun, illustrated exercises (would be good displayed on an interactive whiteboard) on these common confusables.

Christmas Trees

Submitted by Sarah Seddon on Thu, 2009-11-12 17:24

Literacy: Homophones, homographs & confusables, Reading: text focus (comprehension), Ww/L1.1

Free tags: Christmas

Level: L1

Resource type: Reading comprehension

A Level 1 text with comprehension questions and lots of useful homophone / vocabulary revision.

Regular and irregular plurals with Wordle

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Mon, 2009-10-19 17:24

Literacy: Ww/E3.1, Ww/E3.2, Ww/L1.1, Prefixes, suffixes & plurals

Free tags: Wordle

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Interactive whiteboard, Worksheet or assignment

18 words to sort according to plural spelling rules. Ideal for display on a smartboard.
Created with Wordle , 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-…

Plurals (for Smart Notebook)

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Sat, 2009-10-17 17:25

Literacy: Ww/E3.2, Ww/L1.1, Prefixes, suffixes & plurals

Resource type: Interactive whiteboard

Level: E3, L1

Covers both regular and irregular plurals (10).
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/

Homophone pairs quizzes with Wordle

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Tue, 2009-10-06 17:24

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:
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-…

Homophones - 30 pairs

Submitted by Sean Dady on Fri, 2009-09-25 17:25

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

Resource type: Teaching idea

Level: L1

Lists 30 pairs of common homophones (not to all be used at once!) with plenty of ideas on using them in spelling, sentence and discussion work.

Celebrating Diwali

Submitted by Louise Swain on Tue, 2009-09-15 17:25

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

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Free tags: Equality and Diversity, Diwali

Resource type: Informative presentation

Level: L1

Celebrating Diwali cleverly combines details about the Hindu festival with information on the common homophones: there – their – they’re.

Were-we're-where-wear

Submitted by Colleen Kelly on Sat, 2009-09-12 17:25

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

Resource type: Bingo, lotto or Pelmanism, Cloze exercise, Hands-on / practical activity

Level: L1

Hands on activities inc. bingo game and cloze exercises – providing good group or individual practice with these common confusables.

Spelling techniques

Submitted by Jill Machin on Tue, 2009-08-25 17:25

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.

Construction word puzzles

Submitted by Ginny Anderson on Tue, 2009-08-18 17:25

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

Context: Construction Carpentry Plumbing

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Crossword, Wordsearch

These make excellent fill-ins or introductions to key vocabulary. 1 wordsearch, 1 crossword.

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