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Read and write a large core of high frequency words including homophones and know how to use context to identify correct spelling (ACELA1780)

Elaborations
  • using meaning and context to determine the spelling of homophones, for example ‘there’ and ‘their’; ‘no’ and ‘know’
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
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Homophones

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BBC Skillswise: words to watch out for - homophones

This is a word game in which students recognise common homophones and pair them by turning over counters to reveal them one by one. There are three levels to the game. In level one, students match six pairs of homophones; in level two, they match eight and in level three, ten. Each word is read aloud and accompanied by ...

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Words in the 'great' family

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of five words from the 'great' word 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 ...

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Homophones with the diphthong digraph 'ai'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of ten words that assists students to use sentence context to distinguish between homophones that contain the diphthong digraph 'ai', such as 'male' and 'mail'. All the words are supported by learning activities. Mouseover allows the user to hear and see each word in the ...

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Homophones 'pore', 'poor' and 'pour'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of three words that assists students to use sentence context to distinguish between the homophones 'pore', 'poor' and 'pour'. 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 ...

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Homophones containing the 'own' sound

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of four pairs of homophones containing the long vowel diphthong '-ow' sound as said in the word 'own'. 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 ...

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BBC Skillswise: words that sound the same - worksheet

This is a single-screen worksheet about the homophones hear-here, knew-new, piece-peace, allowed-aloud and weak-week. It contains a table with missing sections to be completed when printed. For the first of each pair of homophones the table gives a clue to the meaning; for the second it uses the word in a sentence. Students ...