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Literacy
... Word Work - Spelling (and handwriting and phonics) ...

This resource doesn't follow typical 'good spelling' schemes - it was not designed as a pure spelling resource. It has to meet multiple needs:
*Spelling
*EAL - pictures chosen therefore include multicultural items as well as basic items that an EAL child might need to know, and yes, this is sometimes at the expense of pure phonics.
*Acknowledge multicultural options
*Handwriting - the order chosen especially at the beginning is in the order we feel works best when developing handwriting (see the handwriting support sheet on the Literacy Home Page)


Resources on this page:

General Resources

Spelling
*1. a
*2. t
*3. c
*4. d


Digraphs
*ch
*sh
*th
Letter Patterns
1. Word Endings
*ll
2. Vowel Phonemes
*ee *
  • ai / ea
  • 3. Rhyming Endings - Look different, sound the same
    *-ail/ -ale
    *-air/ -are/ -ear
    *-ight/ -ite
    *-oar/ -ore/ -aw/ -our/ -or
    *-orn/ -awn
    *-ain /-ane/ -ign/ -ein

    4. General Spelling
    *Colours
    *Days of the Week
    *Months of the Year
    General Resources (Only introduce these for children who are at least on a phonetic reading stage)

    CVC Spelling
    1. a
      *Resources
    1. 'a' Word Card
    2. 'a' CVC Word Cards
      *Worksheets
      These should be used together with the 'a' cards above.
      EAL children can be encouraged to use both -not just CVC.
      Except for the Elkonin Tables, these were designed to be used as writing support in books - not as worksheets.
    1. Elkonin Worksheet for 'a' cvc words
      This can be laminated and used as a 'reusable' worksheet.
    2. Use 'a' pictures to write short sentences
    3. Use 'a' sentence frames to write short sentences
    4. Use 'a' pictures to write a short story
    5. 'a' homework sentence frame.
      'a' cards should be sent home too.
    2. t
      *Resources
    1. 't' Word Card
    2. 't' CVC Word Cards
      *Worksheets
      These should be used together with the 't' cards above.
      EAL children can be encouraged to use both -not just CVC.
      Except for the Elkonin Tables, these were designed to be used as writing support in books - not as worksheets.
    1. Elkonin Worksheet for 't' cvc words
      This can be laminated and used as a 'reusable' worksheet.
    2. Use 't' pictures to write short sentences
    3. Use 't' sentence frames to write short sentences
    4. Use 't' pictures to write a short story
    5. 't' homework sentence frame.
      't' cards should be sent home too.
    3. c
      *Resources
    1. 'c' Word Card
    2. 'c' CVC Word Cards
      *Worksheets
      These should be used together with the 'c' cards above.
      EAL children can be encouraged to use both -not just CVC.
      Except for the Elkonin Tables, these were designed to be used as writing support in books - not as worksheets.
    1. Elkonin Worksheet for 'c' cvc words
      This can be laminated and used as a 'reusable' worksheet.
    2. Use 'c' pictures to write short sentences
    3. Use 'c' sentence frames to write short sentences
    4. Use 'c' pictures to write a short story
    5. 'c' homework sentence frame.
      'c' cards should be sent home too.
    4. d
      *Resources
    1. 'd' Word Card
    2. 'd' CVC Word Cards
      *Worksheets
      These should be used together with the 'd' cards above.
      EAL children can be encouraged to use both -not just CVC.
      Except for the Elkonin Tables, these were designed to be used as writing support in books - not as worksheets.
    1. Elkonin Worksheet for 'd' cvc words
      This can be laminated and used as a 'reusable' worksheet.
    2. Use 'd' pictures to write short sentences
    3. Use 'd' sentence frames to write short sentences
    4. Use 'd' pictures to write a short story
    5. 'd' homework sentence frame.
      'd' cards should be sent home too.

    Digraphs
    ch
    sh
    th


    Letter Patterns
    Word Endings

    Vowel Phonemes

    Rhyming Endings - Look different, sound the same
    Headings for Display
    Suggested activities:
    Put rhyming pair headings on board
    EITHER
    *Say sentences with words from each heading,
    children to display answers on own whiteboards
    OR
    *Brainstorm words to fit under each rhyming variation.
    Write on sugar paper.

    Put up as a quick display

    Suffixes

    General Spelling

    Root words

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