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’).
A unique and refreshing way to introduce or reinforce previous work on capital letters. Jo came up with this idea after using Margaret Lagoyianni’s ‘We need capital letters’. You will need a shopping bag and other miscellaneous items!
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 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.
Suffixes and SQ3R (Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Review). Two more wonderful mind maps from Nikki Brown. One summarises spelling rules for adding suffixes and is accompanied by 3 pages of revision worksheets. The second one sums up the SQ3R reading strategy – which can be useful for dyslexia and general reading support.
Please also download the separate answer sheet for the suffix questions.
A speaking and listening card game / warm-up activity for Entry 2-3 Literacy. Linked to Entry level descriptive writing and work on adjectives. Best printed in colour and laminated. 10 animal cards plus adjective wheels for planning your written or spoken description. With differentiation ideas for preEntry and Levels 1-2.
A wonderful PowerPoint all about common and proper nouns, and when to use capital letters.
Imogen was inspired to create this from the ‘virtual shopping bag’ idea in Jo Williams’ ‘Shopping Bag Capital Letters’ and from Margaret Lagoyianni’s ‘We need to use Capital Letters’ (see below).