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Students insert the correct homophone. A useful worksheet that deals with some of the most confused homophones (there/their/they're, to/too/two, new/knew, here/hear, no/know, weather/whether).
A quick introductory, starter or trouble-shooting resource, focusing on homophones. Students identify a range of homophones and practise using them in full sentences.
Practising with prefixes
Students look at the prefixes 'un' and 'dis' and practise using them in sentences. A interactive Magnet activity is also available with this resource, as a starter or plenary.
A quick starter game to introduce common homophones to students. Includes an interactive version of Snap.
The essential rules for plural spellings, with a card game to help to consolidate learning.
Lots of suggestions for word and spelling focused games with grids, including simple crosswords and a DIY version of Scrabble.
Spooky word webs
A creepy version of Hangman, suitable for a Halloween lesson or for Harry Potter fans, but not recommended for arachnophobes!
The beginning and the end
This fun spelling game uses common word beginnings and endings to challenge students!
Students navigate their way through a maze of misspellings and learn about homophones.
Students select the right suffix for –ible and –able words, using our interactive tool, Magnet.
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Key spellings for year 9
A series of key spellings for year 9, placed in sentences and broken down into easy-to-learn sections.
A handy resource for looking at common homophones.
Choose the correct homophone from a pair and identify and fix incorrectly used homophones.
Plural forms of nouns PowerPoint
Simple and effective slides covering words ending in consonants, -sh, -x, -ss and -y.
Spelling booklet (1) - subject specific words
The harder level of key words, set out in grids for pupils to learn.
Spelling booklet (2) - subject specific spellings
A challenging list of key words for most subjects in the curriculum.
Spelling Booklet (SEN): subject specific words.
Grids for simple keywords found in most subjects in the curriculum.
Choose the right words - Homophones
Fill in the gaps with the correct version of hear/here/their/there/our/are/your/you're.
Spelling booklets cover
A generic cover for all the spelling booklets which includes instructions.
Look Cover Check blank spelling grid
A useful grid which encourages pupils to learn words that they find difficult to spell.
Spelling Booklet 3
A range of tables that encourage use of the SAWAC method to learn suffixes and prefixes. Higher ability.
Spelling Booklet 2
Another range of tables using the SAWAC method to learn word roots, suffixes and prefixes. This time middle ability.
Spelling Booklet 1
A whole range of SAWAC tables to aid the memorising of word endings. For lower ability.
Spelling booklet SEN Book 3
The last (and hardest!) spelling booklet that aims to help pupils to learn basic words.
The second booklet in a set of 3 that helps pupils to learn basic words.
Spelling booklet SEN Book 1
This booklet uses the SAWAC method to help students learn very basic words. (NB: For all of these booklets the Word documents are A5 and will need to be printed 2 per A4 sheet.)
Of or off? Which do you use?
Fill in the missing word with of or off.
Our or are? Which do you use?
Fill in the missing word with our or are.
Personal word wall
Use this word wall to improve and record personal spellings.
KS3 | From the resource collection(s): Spelling
Adding -y and -ies
A poster showing when to add -y and when to add -ies.
Here / hear
A poster showing the difference between these two easily-confused words.
Allowed / aloud
A helpful poster explaining the difference between these easily confused words.
Find the 25 incorrect spellings in the passage…
Plurals ending in y
Rule reminder and practice task.
Working word search
(Includes teacher cheat sheet - 2 pages)
A lovely alphabet quiz.
Handy hints for improving your spelling
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