Put an end to ‘definately’ and ‘seperate’ once and for all!
This pack provides a number of ways for children to remember and revise how to spell words that are often written incorrectly.
100 of the most commonly misspelt words are presented on:
- Bookmarks – these can be given to children, then stuck in books once the spellings have been learnt
- Table prompts – place these on tables so children can refer to them when writing
- Word mats – ideal for sending home to be studied with parents/carers, or for classroom display
- Word fans – a handy reference tool for the whole class
Teacher’s notes are also provided.
National Curriculum English programme of study links
Pupils should be taught to:
Use further prefixes and suffixes and understand the guidance for adding them
Spell some words with ‘silent’ letters [for example, knight, psalm, solemn]
Continue to distinguish between homophones and other words which are often confused
Use knowledge of morphology and etymology in spelling and understand that the spelling of some words needs to be learnt specifically, as listed in English Appendix 1
Use dictionaries to check the spelling and meaning of words
Use the first three or four letters of a word to check spelling, meaning or both of these in a dictionary
Use a thesaurus