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

One-syllable words ending in 'm' and a silent 'b'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of eight one-syllable words ending in the spelling pattern of a vowel followed by '-mb'. The letter 'b' is silent. 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

Multisyllabic words containing 'au'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of ten multisyllabic words containing the digraph 'au', as in 'astronauts'. 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 ...

Interactive Resource

Spelling 'author'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of four words exemplifying the spelling of 'author'. 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

Words beginning with 'exc-'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of ten words beginning with 'exc-' where the 'c' is soft, as in 'excitement 'and 'excellent'. 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

Words containing 'ea' as in 'please'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of ten words containing the long digraph 'ea', as in 'please' and 'pleasing'. 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 ...

Interactive Resource

Words in the 'opposite' family

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of two words to enable the spelling of 'opposite', a word with an unstressed middle syllable. 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

Multisyllabic words beginning with 'ex-'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of ten multisyllabic words beginning with 'ex-', as in 'excursion'. 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' ...

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 ...

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 ...

Interactive Resource

Words in the 'breath' family

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of seven words exemplifying the spelling of 'breath' and 'breathe'. 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' ...

Interactive Resource

Words ending in '-ery' - list 3

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of ten words ending in '-ery' in which the 'e' is unaccented, as in 'nursery'. 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 ...

Interactive Resource

Words containing 'ou' as in 'shoulder'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of four words containing the digraph 'ou' as in 'shoulder'. 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 ...

Interactive Resource

Words ending in the unstressed syllable '-or'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of ten words ending with the unstressed syllable '-or', as in 'tractor'. 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' ...

Interactive Resource

Words containing a silent 'l'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of nine words containing a silent 'l', as in 'calf'. 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

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 '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 ...

Interactive Resource

Words beginning with 'bu-'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of six words beginning with 'b-' that contain the letter groups 'ui' or 'uoy' where the 'u' is silent. 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

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

Words ending in '-edge'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of eight words ending in the letter pattern '-edge' where the last three letters are pronounced as one sound - the soft 'g' 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 ...