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

World Cup Syllables

Submitted by Janet Kinsey on Tue, 2006-06-06 17:27

Literacy: Ww/E3.2, Syllables

Free tags: FIFA World Cup 2010

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. Submitted for the 2006 World Cup but updated in 2010.

Adding -ing

Submitted by Janette Twoomey on Sat, 2005-11-26 01:00

Literacy: Ww/E2.2, Ww/E3.2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: E2, E3

Straightforward, very useful practice adding -ing to verbs.

Homographs handout

Submitted by Penny Halliday on Fri, 2005-11-11 14:02

Literacy: Ww/E2.2, Homophones, homographs & confusables, Ww/E3.2, Rw/E2.2, Rw/E3.5, Ww/L1.1

Resource type: Handout or guide

Level: E2, E3, L1

A great handout to help with spelling and working out the meaning of unfamiliar words. Covers sow, bow, invalid, row and minute.

-augh word map for vocabulary and spelling

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Tue, 2005-11-08 14:02

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

General: Dyslexia support

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Mind map

Originally created for a dyslexic student student who had learned to spell the word ‘laughter’. Use as an example for students to follow when making other word maps (but encourage them to make their own maps and make their own ‘connections’).

Root word - clean

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Tue, 2005-11-08 14:02

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

Resource type: Mind map, Poster

Level: E3, L1, L2

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

Silent letter Scrabble

Submitted by Dave Walkden on Wed, 2005-10-26 14:02

Literacy: Ww/E3.2

Resource type: Game

Level: E3

Silent letter Scrabble helps students practice spelling and recognising words with silent letters. This resource is made up of three files (see below): a PDF word list (best used as an OHT or displayed on an interactive whiteboard), a Word template to make your own Scrabble letter game tiles, and a PDF overview / help document.

Syllables Millionaire

Submitted by Dave Walkden on Wed, 2005-10-26 14:02

Literacy: Ww/E3.2, Syllables

Resource type: Game, Interactive presentation

Level: E3

Syllables Millionaire is a great PowerPoint game in the style of ‘Who wants to be a Millionaire’, including embedded sound. Focuses on the use of syllables as a spelling aid – with graduated questions. The PPT file can easily be edited and used to check learning at the end of any literacy or numeracy topic that lends itself to a quiz format.

Please also download the PDF overview / help sheet below.

Adapted from a version by Tony Baldwin of the Department of Technology Services, Cascade Union Elementary School, US in May 2000.

Verb endings -ed -ing

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Thu, 2005-06-23 14:02

Literacy: Ww/E3.2, Ws/E3.2

ESOL: ESOL Ws/E3.2a, ESOL Ww/E2.1b

Level: E2, E3

Resource type: Interactive worksheet

Editable online interactive Word worksheet. Explore various sites to practice adding -ed and -ing suffixes and investigate irregular past tense verbs. Uses the Guide to Grammar and Writing http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/ and English Zone http://www.english-zone.com

Literacy E3-L1 word & sentence level revision

Submitted by Penny Halliday on Wed, 2005-06-08 14:02

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

Resource type: Revision material, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1

Designed as an end of year activity for an Entry 3 – Level 1 literacy class at Abingdon and Witney College. Use as individual worksheets, a group class exercise, paired work, homework or a quiz. Most questions are based on ‘Words of the Week’: these are words that had been focused upon in various classes throughout the year (see below).

Adding suffixes er or ar to make nouns

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Tue, 2001-04-17 17:18

Literacy: Ww/E2.2, Ww/E3.2, Rs/E2.3, Rs/E3.2, Rw/E2.2, Rw/E2.3, Rw/E3.5, Rw/L1.3, Ws/E3.1, Ww/L1.1, Prefixes, suffixes & plurals

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: E2, E3, L1

A huge 15 page resource that had a major facelift in 2007. Covers parts of speech (nouns and verbs), imperatives, spelling rules, words with more than one meaning, spelling strategies and much more. With extensive teaching notes, student aims sheet, and ideas for contextualisation and using as a multisensory resource.

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