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

Mnemonics quiz

Submitted by James Carroll on Tue, 2008-08-26 15:53

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

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1, L2

Mnemonics quiz not only tests students’ knowledge of common (and less-common!) spelling mnemonics but also helps them discover and remember new ones. 28 mnemonics – students must work out the spelling (28 at once might be rather overwhelming but the quiz can be easily split into three sections).

Wordle - misspellings

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Tue, 2008-08-19 15:53

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-…

Matron gives modern NHS check-up

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Mon, 2008-08-18 15:53

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

Context: Health, Social care, Early years

Level: L1

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

A topical comprehension activity based on a BBC news report. Writing task, vocabulary matching/synonyms, spelling, and general comprehension questions.

Big breakfast aids weight loss

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Mon, 2008-08-18 15:53

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

Context: Catering Food Nutrition

Level: L1

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

A topical comprehension activity based on a BBC news report. Writing task, and 15 multiple choice questions covering reading for detail, vocabulary/synonyms and spelling.

Miserable Britons

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Thu, 2008-08-14 15:53

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

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

Level: L1

A topical comprehension activity based on a BBC news report. Writing task, 12 multiple choice questions covering vocabulary/synonyms and a two further sets of questions cover general comprehension and spelling.

20 Spelling mnemonics

Submitted by Pauline Bicker on Tue, 2008-08-12 15:53

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).

Common homophones triangular jigsaw

Submitted by Pauline Bicker on Tue, 2008-08-12 15:53

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

Resource type: Tarsia jigsaw, Warm-up

Level: L1

A 16 piece triangular jigsaw puzzle where common homophones must be matched to the correct sentence. Use as an ice breaker or plenary activity – great for pairs or small groups. Guaranteed to create promote discussion as learners solve puzzle (best laminated). As usual with Tarsia puzzles, you can choose to print a standard or large puzzle (select Output – large, i.e. 3 pieces per A4 sheet).

All Tarsia jigsaws can also be printed out as flashcards / dominoes.
You will need Tarsia Formulator in order to use this resource.

Identifying spelling mistakes

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Sat, 2008-08-02 15:53

Literacy: Wt/L1.6, Ww/L1.1

Resource type: Assessment material, Revision material

Level: L1

Excellent multiple choice exam practice for Level 1. 10 short texts each with two spelling errors.

Remembering tricky spellings

Submitted by Gill Moore on Thu, 2008-04-24 15:53

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 15:53

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!

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