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Spellings by Scoilnet

Activities and games to aid spelling and literacy in the classroom.


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Activities & Games to Test Spelling

Spelling it Right

http://www.spellitright.talktalk.net/ Added: 28 Jul 2005 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Assessment

A remarkable site with page after page of advice (for parents and adult learners as well as teachers) and free worksheets from an experienced teacher. Not the prettiest site you'll ever come across but really solid content with a fast download.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
English

Strand: Writing

Suggestions for use: Invaluable resources for spelling practice.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Spelling Course Online

http://www.splashesfromtheriver.com/spelling/courseoutline.htm Added: 20 Dec 2005 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes / Lesson Plan

Children will practice spelling rules through a series of 30 lessons. Each lesson is to be completed weekly, involving a pre-test, exercises, dictation and final. Well structured.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
English

Strand: Writing

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Five Guidelines for Learning to Spell and Six Ways to Practise Spelling

http://www.ldonline.org/ld_indepth/...g_techniques/spelling_studying.html Added: 28 Jul 2005 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Single page set of attractive advice and suggestions for those with spelling difficulties. Invaluable resource for teachers seeking approaches to teaching spelling as opposed to simply setting lists to be learned. Do take care, though, with the spelling of 'practise' and 'practice'!

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
English

Strand: Writing

Suggestions for use: Simple strategies for improving spelling.

Strand: Reading

Suggestions for use: Ideas for learning spellings.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Spelling Rules from Scratch

http://www.dyslexia.org/spelling_rules.shtml Added: 20 Dec 2005 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Lesson Plan

An explanation of all the most important spelling rules, especially suitable for children with dyslexia.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
English

Strand: Writing

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Suffix: -t-i-o-n-

http://www.actionfactor.com/pages/l...sson-plans/v3.10-tion-variants.html Added: 08 May 2008 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Lesson Plan

Excellent lesson to help children become familiar with families or groups of words that all spell the /shun/ suffix t-i-o-n, s-i-o-n, s-s-i-o-n, and c-i-a-n.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
English

Strand: Writing

Strand: Writing

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Vocabulary Spelling Activities

https://www.spellingcity.com/ Added: 29 Aug 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Game / Guide/notes / Simulation

A vocabulary and spelling based website that allows children and teachers to select spelling lists and play games to reinforce the vocabulary at sentence, word and text level. Includes timed assessment games and reinforcement activities. Includes - fluency: sight words, phonological skills: initial sounds, writing sentences: homophones, context skills: science words, vocabulary development: Latin roots, and word analysis: academic vocabulary. Suitable for whole-class level and 1:1 work in Learning Support.

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How it maps to the curriculum

in
English

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Advice parents to use this website to help their students practice key literacy skills. Teacher can project the onto the whiteboard or work one-to-one with students who are finding difficulty with their literacy skills.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Look Cover Write Check

http://www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/lookcover/lookcover.html Added: 28 Jul 2005 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Tool

Interactive tool which helps students learn spellings using the look, cover, write, check method.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
English

Strand: Writing

Strand: Oral Language

Suggestions for use: Clear visual representation of the most common approach to learning spellings.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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There, Their, They're: Interactive Quiz

http://www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/quizes/spell1.htm Added: 15 Mar 2007 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Game

Interactive quiz where pupils must choose between there/their/they're to correctly complete a sentence.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
English

Strand: Writing

Suggestions for use: How to correctly use there, their and they're in the correct context.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Sandcastle Quiz - Spelling Activity

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/wordsandpictures/phonics/index.shtml Added: 21 Mar 2007 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Game

Activities focus on spelling patterns and provide an opportunity to practice vowel phonemes.

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
English

Strand: Reading

Suggestions for use: Build a sandcastle and get to know the common spelling patterns for vowel phonemes!

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Test Your Spelling

http://www.wordcentral.com/games/alpha-bot.html Added: 20 Aug 2011 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Game

Challenge your spelling skills with Alpha Bot. Involves responding to an auto cue and then dragging letters from a matrix to spell the correct word. Three levels to choose from in this interactive game.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
English

Strand: Writing

Suggestions for use: Complete this challenge online in small groups or in an individual learning scenario.<br>
Compose a spelling list and challenge your friends to take the test.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Crickweb Online Literacy Games

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks1literacy.html Added: 20 Dec 2011 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Game

English educational kids games and activities for your IWB, PC or Mac. Teach your child, spelling, reading, alphabetical order and grammar with these English learning games.

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
English

Strand: Reading

Suggestions for use: Ask children to look at the words on the whiteboard and in pairs to write down the words in alphabetical order. Draw their attention to the alphabet line underneath to help them. Check with one pair and ask an individual to put words in order to model it for the class.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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The Colosseum: Building the Arena of Death

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/romans/launch_ani_colosseum.shtml Added: 29 Oct 2011 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Game

This BBC site explores the workings of the Colosseum. Looks at the plan, the seating arrangments, crowd control, under the building, the arena itself.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
Classical Studies

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Perfect as a topic starter or as a recap activity.

JC
History

Strand: An Ancient Civilisation

Suggestions for use: An exciting and instructive animation which allows individual students to take a virtual tour through the Colosseum.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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