English / Year 2 / Language / Phonics and word knowledge

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Curriculum content descriptions

Use knowledge of letter patterns and morphemes to read and write high-frequency words and words whose spelling is not predictable from their sounds (ACELA1823)

Elaborations
  • using known words in writing and spelling unknown words using morphemic knowledge of letter patterns and morphemes, for example the words ‘sometimes’, ‘something’ and ‘anything’
  • using known words in writing and spelling unknown words using morphemic knowledge of letter patterns and morphemes, for example the words ‘one’, ‘once’, ‘only’ and ‘lone’
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
ScOT terms

Sight words,  Morphemes

Teacher resource

TrackSAFE Education Primary School Resources: Foundation, Year 1 and Year 2 English

This unit of work focuses on developing student understanding of the importance of being track safe and the key message 'Stop, Look, Listen, Think'. It builds students' familiarity with the vocabulary and key concepts related to rail safety and provides differentiated activities for writers at different stages of development ...

Interactive Resource

Spell Block Academy

A spatial-movement, word, puzzle game that has most value for early-primary learners. It has a dictionary that reinforces familiarity with common word families and high-frequency words. The game also has a dictionary editor, which allows teachers and parents to create custom dictionaries that can be used to support classroom/homework ...

Collection

Explore letters, words and text

This collection of 16 interactive learning objects supports early years learners to recognise upper- and lower-case letters, words and sentences and to create and sequence multimodal texts. The selected items in the collection are representative of others in their series, and they provide strong visual and audio support ...

Interactive Resource

Words ending in '-ear'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of nine words exemplifying the spelling of '-ear' at the end of a one-syllable word. 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 ...

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 ...

Teacher resource

Starting Smart: my heritage: entertain, inform and persuade

This curriculum resource package provides teachers with background information, lesson plans, activities and resources for a ten-week unit of work. The focus is on developing and extending students’ knowledge and understandings of texts that inform and persuade. The seven lesson plans model a range of literacy teaching ...

Interactive Resource

Words beginning with a silent 'k-' - list 1

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of ten words exemplifying the spelling of one-syllable words beginning with a silent 'k-'. 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. ...

Teacher resource

Starting Smart: recounting the past: community celebrations

This curriculum package provides teachers with background information, lesson plans, activities and resources for a five-week unit of work for students in years 1-3. The focus is on developing and extending students’ knowledge and understandings of recount texts. The lessons model a range of literacy teaching and learning ...

Interactive Resource

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

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of ten words exemplifying the use of '-es' to form the plurals of words ending with 'ch'. 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. ...

Interactive Resource

Using '-ed' rather than 't' - list 1

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of eight one-syllable words that exemplifies the use of the suffix '-ed' rather than 't' with words like 'bark' and 'barked'. 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 ...

Moving Image

Chips and chops at Charlie's

Discover the power of 'ch' words in this clip about a man who visits Cheap Charlie's restaurant. Watch what happens when his chips and chops are served without the chilli he chose. Can you count all the 'ch' words in this clip? What a challenge!

Interactive Resource

Adding '-ing' to words with short vowels

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of 12 words exemplifying the addition of '-ing' to words with a short vowel requiring the doubling of the final consonant, as in 'swim' and 'swimming'. All the words are supported by learning activities. Mouseover allows the user to hear and see each word in the list and ...

Interactive Resource

Adding '-ing' to words ending in a silent '-e' - list 1

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of ten words exemplifying removing the silent '-e' before adding '-ing', as in 'drive' and 'driving'. 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 ...

Interactive Resource

Adding '-ing' to words ending in a silent '-e' - list 2

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of eight words exemplifying adding '-ing' to words that end with a silent '-e', as in 'hope' and 'hoping'. 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 ...

Moving Image

Which fly would you try?

Do you have a favourite sort of fly? A blowfly perhaps? Or maybe a housefly? Nigel Wombat from the Australian Fly Club introduces some types of fly that would make great pets. You may never have thought about flies in this way!

Teacher resource

Visual spelling knowledge

This is a resource for instructional leaders and teachers that contains a video vignette and supporting text on using the 'Look, say, cover, write, check' strategy to explicitly teach visual spelling in a year 2 classroom. Gathering data from student work samples, the teacher works with a small group, modelling the strategy ...

Moving Image

Tricks with words in the Magic Bag

Investigate common phonemes, silent letters, homophones and words associated with time, such as 'before' and 'after'.

Interactive Resource

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

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of ten words exemplifying the addition of the inflection '-es' to words ending with the consonant digraph '-sh', as in 'push' and 'pushes'. All the words are supported by learning activities. Mouseover allows the user to hear and see each word in the list and its spelling ...

Teacher resource

Starting Smart: entertaining through poetry and recounts: confident communicators 1

This curriculum resource is the first of a two-part package that provides teachers of years 1-3 with background information, lesson plans, activities and resources for a term of work to help students become confident communicators. The focus is on developing and extending students’ knowledge and understandings of recount ...

Teacher resource

Using 'Letter planet' - Teacher idea

This Teacher idea provides video footage of students using an interactive digital resource L7855 'Letter planet: sh, ch, th' to develop their language skills. It describes and provides access to the digital resource used in the classroom, along with other relevant resources.