Ww/L2.1

Spell correctly words used most often in work, studies and daily life, including familiar technical words
(a) Know and apply a range of methods (visual, phonetic, or kinaesthetic, or use analogies and mnemonics) to help learn and remember correct spellings
(b) Understand how knowledge of word roots, prefixes and suffixes can support spelling, including the spelling of technical words
(c) Understand that some polysyllabic words have unstressed vowel sounds, and that it is often helpful to segment the word into its parts, e.g. diff-er-ent, inter-est-ing, poison-ous

This is a spelling/phonetics resource that could be used as a starter, differentiated activity or filler. Learners colour in the squares where the words have an /f/ sound, these words are hidden with words that are ‘gh’ but aren’t pronounced /f/. When completed the grid shows a smiley face. There are a few trap words in here which can be used for dictionary or internet search practice.

Level
GCSE L1-5
L2
L1
E3
English
Word origins
Ww/L2.1
Functional English - writing
Ww/L1.1
GCSE A6 SPaG
Ww/E3.2
Homophones, homographs & confusables

This is a game to form new words using syllables.All these words have three parts to them and multiple words can be made using different parts in different order

I have used this with L1 and L2 learners and they love it. I let them work in groups – no more than 5 otherwise it gets a bit too busy and confusing.

You may need to have pre-taught some common prefixes and suffixes and rules; how prefixes never change the spelling of the root word they join, etc..

Level
L2
L1
English
Syllables
Ww/L2.1
Ww/L1.1
General
Dyslexia support

Students fill in the blanks using the words given, and then they can use them in their own sentences. Very common words that I notice my students have trouble with.

Level
L2
L1
English
Ww/L2.1
Functional English - writing
Ww/L1.1
ESOL
ESOL Writing: word focus (spelling and handwriting)

These resources were created to support learners in developing knowledge of spelling rules.

Handout 1 can be used to support learners who struggle with spelling words with an interior /ks/ sound, such as access and excess.

Handout 2 can be used to support learners who struggle with spelling words that start with PER and PRE.

Level
L1
L2
English
Ww/L2.1
Prefixes, suffixes & plurals
Functional English - writing
Ww/L1.1

A classic anonymous poem that has the correct spelling but the wrong words.

Read the poem aloud to your students before they have sight of it. Then give them page 1 of the work sheet.

Level
L2
L1
English
Ww/L2.1
Functional English - writing
Ww/L1.1
Homophones, homographs & confusables

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
L2
L1
E3
English
Ww/L2.1
Functional English - writing
Ww/L1.1
Ww/E3.2
Ww/E3.1

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
Ww/L2.1
Ww/L1.1
Ww/E3.1
Ww/E2.1
General
Dyslexia support

A set of exercises based on an article from the BBC News website.
The article concerns a survey conducted by iPhone. There is a comprehension exercise, an exercise involving the identification of spelling errors and a synonym exercise. The learner is also asked to write their views. Useful for those working towards the Level 2 Certificate in Adult Literacy.

Level
L2
English
Reading: word focus (phonics & vocabulary)
Ww/L2.1
Writing: text focus (composition)
Reading: text focus (comprehension)
Context
News, Politics & Government items

A set of exercises based on an article from the BBC News website.
This may interest learners who are keen on computer technology.
There is a comprehension exercise, exercises involving the identification of punctuation and spelling errors, and a vocabulary exercise.
Useful for those working towards Level 2 Certificate in Adult Literacy.

Level
L2
English
Reading: word focus (phonics & vocabulary)
Ww/L2.1
Rs/L2.2
Reading: text focus (comprehension)
Context
Electrical, Electronics & Technology

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
Ww/L2.1
Ww/L1.1
Rw/L2.1
Rw/L1.2
Rw/E3.1
Ww/E3.1
Ww/E2.1
Context
Health, Social care, Early years