English / Year 6 / Language / Phonics and word knowledge

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Curriculum content descriptions

Understand how to use phonic knowledge and accumulated understandings about blending, letter-sound relationships, common and uncommon letter patterns and phonic generalisations to read and write increasingly complex words (ACELA1830)

Elaborations
  • using phonic generalisations to read and write complex words with uncommon letter patterns, for example ‘pneumonia’, ‘resuscitate’ and ‘vegetation’
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
ScOT terms

Phonemes

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 'ieve' - activity

This is a wordsearch game about the common letter pattern 'ieve'. Students search a grid of letters to find ten examples of words containing the 'ieve' letter pattern that are written horizontally, vertically or diagonally on the grid. Students can choose to play the game against the clock. An example of the game is provided ...

Interactive Resource

BBC Skillswise: wordsearch 'ound' - activity

This is a wordsearch game about the common letter pattern 'ound'. Students search a grid of letters to find 11 examples of words containing the 'ound' letter pattern that are written horizontally, vertically or diagonally on the grid. Students can choose to play the game against the clock. An example of the game is provided ...

Interactive Resource

BBC Skillswise: wordsearch 'ight' - activity

This is a wordsearch game about the common letter pattern 'ight'. Students find and circle 12 examples of words ending with the '-ight' letter pattern hidden on a grid of letters that are written horizontally, vertically or diagonally on the grid. Students can choose to play the game against the clock. An example of the ...

Interactive Resource

BBC Skillswise: wordsearch 'ould' - activity

This is a wordsearch game about the common letter pattern 'ould'. Students search a grid of letters to find ten examples of words containing the 'ould' letter pattern that are written horizontally, vertically or diagonally on the grid. Students can choose to play the game against the clock. An example of the game is provided ...

Teacher resource

Creating change as a literacy coach

This teacher resource describes how a literacy coach made a substantial difference to students' literacy achievements, teachers' involvement in literacy strategies and whole-school culture at Allendale East Area School in South Australia. Organised in nine sections: Summary; Target student group; Method; Results; Lessons ...

Text

BBC Skillswise: silent letters - information sheet

This is a single-screen information sheet about nine silent letters - silent n, g, b, k, t, h, w, l and u. The information sheet includes a definition of silent letters and an explanation of their origin and how some came to be silent when in earlier periods they were pronounced. It provides three examples for each silent ...

Teacher resource

Principals as Literacy Leaders Project

This teacher resource describes the Principals as Literacy Leaders (PALL) professional learning strategy aimed at strengthening the capability of school principals to bring about improvement in the reading abilities of students in low socioeconomic status and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. The resource ...