Use their developing knowledge of sound-symbol relationships and phonological patterns to help spell a greater range of words and longer words, as appropriate for the needs of the learner (a) Understand that knowing spelling patterns (e.g. common letter strings, visual patterns, analogies) reduces the chance of random errors (b) Understand that there is not always a strict sound-symbol association in spelling, e.g. silent letters (c) Understand how segmenting words into phonemes, and breaking them into syllables (beats) or components (compounds) helps work out spelling

Root word - spect (to see) word map

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Sun, 2007-04-29 17:18

Literacy: Ww/E3.2, Rw/E3.5, Rw/L1.3, Rw/L2.1, Ww/L1.1, Ww/L2.1

Resource type: Mind map, Poster

Level: E3, L1, L2

A word map designed to help students build words and make vocabulary connections (and for teacher reference / inspiration!). Use for spelling, affixes, parts of speech, or vocabulary work. Also makes a lovely display poster if blown up to A3.

Open and closed syllables

Submitted by Karen Bruin on Tue, 2007-03-13 17:18

Literacy: Ww/E3.2, Syllables

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3

Open and closed syllables and how they can help you with spelling.

Rugby World Cup 2007 Syllables

Submitted by Janet Kinsey on Mon, 2007-02-26 17:19

Literacy: Ww/E3.2, Syllables

Context: Sport

Level: E3

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Learn how to count syllables and use this to help spell a great selection of World Cup vocabulary.

Literacy: Ww/E3.1, Ww/E3.2, Rs/E3.2, Rw/E3.5

Context: Catering Food Nutrition, Sport

Level: E3

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Individual compound word activities and worksheets to help help with decoding, spelling, dictionary and vocabulary work. 9 worksheets (plus answer pages) including – matching, cloze exercises, word search, weather report and much more!
Ideal for use with the related themed compound word games (see below).

Themed compound word games

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Sat, 2006-09-23 17:11

Literacy: Ww/E3.1, Ww/E3.2, Rw/E3.5

Context: Animal care, farming & equine, Catering Food Nutrition, Gardening & Horticulture, Motor vehicles & Transport, Sport

Level: E3

Resource type: Game, Sort or match cards

Word games to help help with decoding, spelling and vocabulary work. Match the words to make new compound words and find the secret theme! Three game options plus a separate whole class game. Themes include weather, transport, food, flowers, and many more.

Very popular with my Entry 3 – Level 1 students!

Happy Holidays

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Sun, 2006-09-17 17:11

Literacy: Ww/E3.1, Ww/E3.2, Rs/E3.2, Rt/E3.2, Rt/E3.4, Rt/L1.2, Rw/L1.2, Rw/L1.3, Wt/E3.1, Wt/E3.3, Wt/L1.1, Wt/L1.4, Wt/L1.5

Free tags: Summer

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: E2, E3, L1

Resource type: Handout or guide, Interactive presentation, Shared text, Writing frame

Happy Holidays is a set of two resources that was used and created during a series of eight 2 hour lessons. DO NOT USE IT ALL AT ONCE – and please read the notes underneath each slide!
Start by looking at postcards. Then learn about compound words and write a group postcard (followed by individual ones). Move on to look at adjectives and the persuasive language of holiday advertisements (inc. working out unfamiliar vocabulary) and finish by writing your own hotel adverts.
Happy Holidays extra resources
To accompany the Happy Holidays PowerPoint.

Literacy: Ww/E3.1, Ww/E3.2, Rw/E3.1, Rw/E3.3, Rw/E3.4, Rw/E3.5, Rw/L1.1, Rw/L1.2, Rw/L1.3, Rw/L2.1, Rw/L2.2, SLc/E3.1, SLc/E3.3, SLc/L1.1, SLc/L1.3, SLc/L1.4, SLc/L2.1, SLc/L2.3, SLc/L2.4, Ww/L1.1, Ww/L2.1

Resource type: Flash cards, Scheme of work, Teaching idea, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1, L2

Lots of ideas here for themed Word Level starters. Give your lessons a longitudinal structure and improve students’ dictionary, speaking, spelling and vocabulary skills in small steps across the academic year. Originally used in a series of 30 lessons in a mixed ability classes (E3-L2). With suggestions for further resources and shared texts, related words, revision, spelling tips, speaking activities and more.

7 Words of the week

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Mon, 2006-09-11 17:11

Literacy: Ww/E3.1, Ww/E3.2, Rw/E3.1, Rw/E3.3, Rw/E3.4, Rw/E3.5, Rw/L1.1, Rw/L1.2, Rw/L1.3, Rw/L2.1, Rw/L2.2, Ww/L1.1, Ww/L2.1

Resource type: Interactive presentation

Level: E3, L1, L2

Your students will never look at these words – swim, wonderful, capital, answer, question, postcard and stamp – in the same way again! Used as starter or plenary activity in an Entry 3- Level 2 literacy class.

Each screen has a type-in box and animations and is ideal for use with a data projector and a cordless keyboard. Each screen focuses on different aspects of the ‘word of the week’ – it could be word classes, suffixes, origins, spelling tips, etc.

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.

Which is witch?

Submitted by Neil Hardy on Thu, 2006-06-22 17:11

Literacy: Homophones, homographs & confusables, Ww/E3.2, Rw/E3.5, Rw/L1.3, Rw/L2.3, Ww/L1.1

Resource type: Handout or guide, Poster

Level: E3, L1, L2

Useful handout with definitions and examples of homonyms, homophones and homographs. Great for promoting discussion and also for teacher reference.

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