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

The 'number one' word map

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Sun, 2008-03-30 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

Number one word mapNumber one word mapThe ‘number one’ 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 one in a different light!

Homophones wordsearch

Submitted by Charmaine Bedward on Thu, 2008-03-27 15:53

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

Resource type: Wordsearch

Level: L1, L2

Homophones wordsearch is a challenging way to check learner’s knowledge of this tricky topic. First they must work out the homophones of listed words and then find them in the puzzle. Makes a good extension or revision activity.

Making plurals

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Mon, 2008-03-24 15:53

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

ESOL: ESOL Ww/L1.1a

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Flash cards, Worksheet or assignment

Making plurals is a series of 6 worksheets which encourage learners to discover spelling rules for themselves. With lots of ideas for converting to multi-sensory activities and extension work. Covers plurals of: words ending in o, words ending in y, words ending in f or fe, irregular plurals, words ending in hissing sounds (ch, sh, x, etc) and words with no singular form. Aimed at Level 1 but suitable for E3-L2 mixed ability classes including ESOL.

Plurals - adding S to words ending in Y

Submitted by Janet Kinsey on Mon, 2008-03-03 15:53

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

Resource type: Sort or match cards, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1

A series of differentiated activities based on two sets of word cards and five associated worksheets. A great way to tackle this perennial spelling difficulty.

Words around the world Eclipse crossword

Submitted by Janet Wilkins on Sat, 2008-03-01 15:53

Literacy: Rw/L1.3, Ww/L1.1, Word origins

Free tags: Equality and Diversity

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Crossword, Interactive whiteboard, Warm-up

Crossword with 29 words and clues – increase awareness of word borrowing / origins (and improve spelling). Includes words of Old English, Spanish, Italian, Greek, French, Czech, Latin and American origin. Makes a good warm up activity.

You must download the free Eclipse software before you can use the ecw (Eclipse crossword) file below. See our Good Software – Eclipse Crossword entry for more information.

Once installed, use the Eclipse software to load up the files, edit or add to the word list and clues, and print them out as puzzles.

Literacy: Ww/L1.1

Resource type: Cut and stick, Sort or match cards

Level: L1

A superb set of multi-sensory activities based on a card sort designed to increase awareness and use of this well known spelling rule (and its exceptions!). Great for paired or small group work.
An accompanying Eclipse crossword is also available (see below) from the same author.

I before E or E before I? Eclipse crossword

Submitted by Janet Wilkins on Sat, 2008-03-01 15:53

Literacy: Ww/L1.1

Resource type: Crossword, Interactive whiteboard

Level: L1

Crossword with 27 words and clues – increase awareness of this well known spelling rule (and its exceptions!). Created to accompany a set of multi-sensory card based activities (see below) on the same topic. Makes a good warm up or revision activity.

Please note you must download the free Eclipse software before you can use the ecw (Eclipse crossword) file below. See our Good Software – Eclipse Crossword entry for more information.

Once installed, use the Eclipse software to load up the files, edit or add to the word list and clues, and print them out as puzzles.

Homophone definitions Eclipse crossword

Submitted by Andrea McCulloch on Sat, 2008-03-01 15:53

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

Resource type: Crossword, Interactive whiteboard

Level: L1, L2

This crossword consists of 12 words (6 pairs of homophones) and clues based on some of the words in Nicola Tom’s homophone definition matching cards (see below). Makes a good extension or revision activity. Andrea says: ‘My learners made up some memory joggers to help them differentiate the different spellings for different meanings and I used these as the basis for the clues, which is why some are a little idiosyncratic!’

Please note you must download the free Eclipse software before you can use the ecw (Eclipse crossword) file below.

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.

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