English / Year 8 / Language / Expressing and developing ideas

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Curriculum content descriptions

Understand how to apply learned knowledge consistently in order to spell accurately and to learn new words including nominalisations (ACELA1549)

Elaborations
  • understanding the different ways complex words are constructed and, when spelling these words, drawing on morphemic knowledge and knowledge of unusual letter combinations
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
ScOT terms

Spelling

Interactive Resource

Syllabus bites: types of sentences

A web page resource with information, teacher guides and activities on types of sentences to support the Australian Curriculum in English K–10. It has detailed activities, links to resources and quizzes.

Teacher resource

Spelling - sorting words

This is a resource for instructional leaders and teachers that contains a video vignette and supporting text illustrating the use of explicit teaching in year 3, year 7 and year 8 English classes to build spelling knowledge across the years of schooling. The video shows the three class teachers engaging in professional ...

Teacher resource

Morphemic spelling - nominalisation

This is a resource for instructional leaders and teachers that contains a video vignette and supporting text on a year 8 teacher's explicit teaching of morphemic spelling as it relates to nominalisation, both in a classroom setting and within the feedback process. In the vignette, the teacher demonstrates the use of one-to-one ...

Teacher resource

Teaching AC English

This is a resource for instructional leaders and teachers containing video vignettes and supporting text that demonstrate differentiation and explicit teaching of the Australian Curriculum: English in the areas of reading, spelling, punctuation and grammar across a range of classrooms from Foundation to year 10. The vignettes ...

Interactive Resource

BBC Skillswise: wordsearch '-tion' - activity

This is a wordsearch about the common letter pattern 'tion'. Students search a grid of letters to find 13 examples of words containing or ending with the 'tion' letter pattern, written horizontally, vertically or diagonally on the grid. Students can choose to play the game against the clock. A 'How to play' screen provides ...

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Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation

This resource is a revision for students of some of the rules for punctuation and spelling, with examples. It covers sentences, paragraphing, apostrophes, punctuating dialogue, ellipses, brackets, titles, acronyms, ampersands, commonly confused words and IM and Text Speak.

Interactive Resource

BBC Skillswise: wordsearch '-sion' - activity

This is a wordsearch for words ending in the common letter pattern '-sion'. Students search a grid of letters to find 11 examples of words ending with '-sion' written horizontally, vertically or diagonally on the grid. Students can choose to play the game against the clock. A 'How to play' screen provides an example of ...

Interactive Resource

Homophones 'who's' and 'whose'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of two words that will assist students to use sentence context to distinguish between the homophones 'who's' and 'whose'. Both words are supported by learning activities. Mouseover allows the user to hear and see each word in the list and its spelling letter by letter, ...

Interactive Resource

Adding the suffix '-able'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of ten words that illustrate the spelling pattern of a base word ending in 't' staying the same when the suffix '-able' is added'. All the words are supported by learning activities. Mouseover allows the user to hear and see each word in the list and its spelling letter ...

Interactive Resource

Words ending in '-eign'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of two words ending in the most unusual spelling pattern '-eign', pronounced using the unstressed schwa vowel sound. All the words are supported by learning activities. Mouseover allows the user to hear and see each word in the list and its spelling letter by letter, and ...

Interactive Resource

Adding the suffix '-ance'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of ten base verbs and their nominalisations, made by adding the suffix '-ance' with no change to the base verb. All the words are supported by learning activities. Mouseover allows the user to hear and see each word in the list and its spelling letter by letter, and hear ...

Interactive Resource

Words beginning with 'techn-'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of eight words beginning with 'techni-' or 'techno-'. All the words are supported by learning activities. Mouseover allows the user to hear and see each word in the list and its spelling letter by letter, and hear its use in a sentence. The 'Flash Cards' button links to ...

Interactive Resource

Adding the suffix '-ion' to adjectives ending in '-ct'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of ten adjectives and nouns that illustrate the pattern of forming a noun by adding the suffix '-ion' to an adjective without changing its base spelling. All the words are supported by learning activities. Mouseover allows the user to hear and see each word in the list ...

Interactive Resource

Words beginning with 'gua-'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of three words illustrating the use of the silent letter 'u' in words beginning with 'g-' and followed by 'a'. All the words are supported by learning activities. Mouseover allows the user to hear and see each word in the list and its spelling letter by letter, and hear ...

Interactive Resource

Words in the 'drought' family

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of three words in the 'drought' family. All the words are supported by learning activities. Mouseover allows the user to hear and see each word in the list and its spelling letter by letter, and hear its use in a sentence. The 'Flash Cards' button links to onscreen and ...

Interactive Resource

Adding '-es' to words ending in '-o'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of ten words illustrating the spelling pattern that some words that end in '-o' after a consonant need the addition of '-es' to form the plural. All the words are supported by learning activities. Mouseover allows the user to hear and see each word in the list and its ...

Interactive Resource

Forming nouns from verbs ending in '-scribe'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of five pairs of words showing what happens when a 'scribe' verb is turned into a noun - 'scribe' becomes 'scription'. All the words are supported by learning activities. Mouseover allows the user to hear and see each word in the list and its spelling letter by letter, ...

Interactive Resource

Homophones 'principle' and 'principal'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of two homophones - 'principle' and 'principal'. Both words are supported by learning activities. Mouseover allows the user to hear and see each word and its spelling letter by letter, and hear its use in a sentence. The 'Flash Cards' button links to onscreen and printable ...

Teacher resource

GeogSpace: Language of geography

This is a web page consisting of an overview and two illustrations of practice in a support unit on the GeogSpace website, a resource for teachers. Illustration 1 examines the processes of reading and writing using a variety of texts and resources. Illustration 2 supports the development of required knowledge and understandings ...

Interactive Resource

Words beginning with 'circu-'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of ten words that exemplifies the spelling of a multisyllable word beginning with 'circu-', emphasising the 'ir' pattern rather than 'er'. All the words are supported by learning activities. Mouseover allows the user to hear and see each word in the list and its spelling ...