Year 2 common exception words

Last updated: 19/02/2024
Year 2 common exception words
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This year 2 common exception words list is an essential tool for KS1 teachers aiming to further children's reading, writing, and spelling capabilities.

Building on the foundation created in year 1, the year 2 common exception words list helps children continue to enhance their fluency and comprehension skills. These words, often not phonetically regular, are frequently found in texts and daily conversations.

How to use this year 2 common exception words printable

This adaptable resource can be utilized in various ways. Share it with parents as a guide for home-based learning, display it in the classroom as a constant reminder, or use it as a word mat to aid children in writing tasks and spelling practice.

The list can also be transformed into flashcards for quick revision and engaging memory games, providing a fun and interactive learning experience. Incorporate it into homework assignments to help children practice these words outside of the classroom and solidify their understanding. Additionally, teachers or parents can utilize the words in sentence-making activities. This reinforcement not only cements the spelling of these words but also their meaning and context, enhancing children's language skills.

What are common exception words?

Common exception words are English words that do not adhere to the typical phonics rules taught at school. They frequently appear in everyday conversation and are crucial for children to learn for their ongoing reading and writing development. By mastering these words, children can enhance their reading fluency and comprehension. It also bolsters their writing skills, enabling them to express their thoughts and ideas more effectively.

More resources to help teach common exception words

Consolidate learning from year 1 and help children progress to learning year 2 common exception words with the more comprehensive Year 1 and 2 common exception words printable. You might also find these spelling tips useful, which concentrate on syllables and letter strings.

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