AL Ww/E3.1 Spell common words

Spell correctly common words and relevant key words for work and special interest (a) Know and understand their own preferred strategies for extending spelling competence, including personal strategies for memorising spellings (b) Understand the importance of cumulative learning in spelling and of relating new to known spellings (c) Know that there are dictionaries specifically for spelling, and understand that ordinary dictionaries can be used to check spellings if the initial letters are known (d) Understand that some special-interest texts have glossaries of terms, which can be used as reference for spelling as well as meaning (e) Understand that a computer spell checker is of limited use until the user can judge how appropriate the suggested corrections are for the sense

Many of these common spellings used to crop up regularly in the former Level 1 literacy tests. They will also be useful for Level 1 and Level 2 Functional Skills students.

They have been categorised to make learning more manageable for learners, but some spellings will fit into more than one group.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
FE E3.17 Spell correctly words designated for Entry Level 3
FE L1.21 Spell words used most often in work, study and daily life, including specialist words
FE L2.22 Spell words used in work, study and daily life, including a range of specialist words
AL Ww/E3.1 Spell common words
AL Ww/E3.2 Use phonic knowledge to help spelling
AL Ww/L1.1 Spell & use spelling strategies
AL Ww/L2.1 Spell technical words

This was designed to be used with a group of dyslexic learners but would be applicable for any learners with spelling difficulties.

I have used this by separating the group into small groups or pairs and then giving each group a different strategy to try with one of the words from the word list (two are provided – one for E2-E3, one for L1-2) or a word of their own that they want to spell.

Level
E2
E3
L1
L2
English
AL Ww/L2.1 Spell technical words
AL Ww/L1.1 Spell & use spelling strategies
AL Ww/E3.1 Spell common words
Ww/E2.1
General
Dyslexia support

A warm up or round up exercise to get Functional Skills students interested in spelling! A lot of my students are interested in tattoos (this is one of the few jobs where the fact that I am covered in them is actually a good thing!) and this had led to a lot of discussion.

I often talk through the importance of considering their designs before getting them done and this ties in nicely. It could be used as part of a session on tattoos, for example discussions and writing a letter to a friend to tell them about the pros and cons of getting a tattoo.

Level
L1
E3
English
Functional English - writing
AL Ww/L1.1 Spell & use spelling strategies
AL Ww/E3.1 Spell common words

This resource was created for Adult Literacy Entry 3 Learners. It includes reading comprehension and related exercises covering many curriculum areas, based on the Halloween theme.

Level
E3
L1
English
AL Ww/L1.1 Spell & use spelling strategies
Wt/E3.4
Rw/E3.4
Rw/E3.3
Rt/L1.3
AL Rt/L1.1 Understand continuous texts
AL Rt/E3.1 Understand longer texts
Functional English reading
AL Ww/E3.2 Use phonic knowledge to help spelling
AL Ww/E3.1 Spell common words
Ww/E2.2
Ww/E2.1
Context
History

A succinct, beautifully clear and very useful one page handout and accompanying PPT. All the old favourites plus some that you might not be aware of. Includes suffixes, plurals, ible/able, etc.
The PPT could easily be contextualised to include words for specific vocational areas.

Level
L1
E3
E2
English
AL Ww/L1.1 Spell & use spelling strategies
AL Ww/E3.1 Spell common words
Ww/E2.1

Beautiful set of resources for embedding spelling and vocabulary. Written for NVQ social care students but could also be useful in other vocational areas such as sport. A range of spelling and vocabulary activities on the topic of organs of the body.
Word and picture matching cards
Student reference sheet
Function matching cards
Look Say Cover Write Check spelling sheets (one for E2-E3, one for L1-2)
Fill in sheets

Level
E2
E3
L1
L2
English
AL Ww/L2.1 Spell technical words
AL Ww/L1.1 Spell & use spelling strategies
Rw/L2.1
Rw/L1.2
Rw/E3.1
AL Ww/E3.1 Spell common words
Ww/E2.1
Context
Health, Social care, Early years

Can you find all the incorrect homophones in the Bury Tots Daycare poster?
Two versions available.
1) Select the correct homophone from a choice of two or three (E3 spelling)
2) Find the incorrect homophones (no help!). Level 1 spelling and proof reading
Ideal for embedding literacy and Functional English in Early Years courses

Level
L1
E3
English
Functional English - writing
AL Ww/L1.1 Spell & use spelling strategies
Wt/L1.6
AL Ww/E3.1 Spell common words
Context
Health, Social care, Early years

Written for E3-L1 ESOL students but equally suitable for literacy students. Match the two parts together to complete the phrase.

Level
L1
E3
English
AL Ww/L1.1 Spell & use spelling strategies
AL Ww/E3.1 Spell common words
ESOL
ESOL Ww/L1.1a
ESOL Ww/E3.1a

A timed 2-minute speed test where learners must find and circle the correct spelling (4 options are provided for each spelling).

Level
L1
E3
English
AL Ww/L1.1 Spell & use spelling strategies
AL Ww/E3.1 Spell common words
ESOL
ESOL Ww/L1.1a
ESOL Ww/E3.1a

A topical Entry Level spelling activity that stresses the importance of using an initial capital letter for proper nouns. Teams are arranged in groups. Fill in the missing letters, then attempt to spell entire team names correctly.

Level
E2
E3
English
AL Ww/E3.1 Spell common words
Ws/E2.4
Context
Sport