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BBC Words and Pictures: song words from programs

These are printable song lyrics used in the Words and Pictures programs. The songs support the learning of and familiarisation with vowel phonemes. This resource is one of a series of online resources from the BBC's Words and Pictures collection.

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High-frequency words containing '-ould'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of three high-frequency sight words of one syllable spelt with the letter pattern '-ould'. 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. ...

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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!

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Made in Australia

Ian the magician tries a trick with three pieces of silk. What will he make in his magic tube? Watch him carefully in case he makes a mistake.

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Making it through customs

Find out what happens when a man returns to Australia carrying some secret items. His suitcase is searched in the customs office. What will the customs officer find that makes them both so annoyed?

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The word again, Mrs Boltcutter

Mrs Boltcutter has a sore throat. Her doctor needs her to say a word so he can find out what the problem is. In this clip from The Magic Bag, find out why Mrs Boltcutter has such trouble saying the word. Or was she playing a game after all?

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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!

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Fore! Fun with phonemes

Can you think of any words that begin with 'for' or 'fore'? Watch the funny antics of two golfers as they line up their forefingers and forearms to hit the ball forwards before there's an accident.

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How do you make money fly?

Can you think of words that rhyme with 'fly'? Give it a try. Be amazed at magician Ian's flying money trick. Watch carefully and guess where the money goes. Can Ian make it fly up high? Will he really try or is his promise just a lie?

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BBC Words and Pictures: consonant clusters - pyramid

This printable game gives students practice with vowel and consonant digraphs and consonant blends. Using a pyramid-shaped die with a three-letter morpheme on each face and a set of letter cards, students try to form a real word by adding an initial letter to the pyramid morpheme. If a real word can be formed the student ...

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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. ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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High-frequency words

Here an expert literacy practitioner works with a prep class at Wyndham Park Primary School. She uses a reading workshop to model the teaching of high-frequency words. A number of teaching strategies and resources are used including whole class teaching using a Big Book. She models the benefits of working with small groups ...

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Sound and letter mysteries in the Magic Bag

Abracadabra and hocus-pocus! The Magic Bag has common blends and digraphs, including 'ch', 'all' and 'ink', as well as alphabetical order and commonly used words.

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Tricks with words in the Magic Bag

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

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Sight Words by Little Speller - iTunes app

Learn to recognise and spell words on the Dolsch list (the 220 most common English words) by dragging letters to make the word shown. Tap the letters to hear their sound. You can also record your own voice saying the letters. Free when reviewed 7/6/15.

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SpellingCity - iTunes app

Learn and practise your spelling, grammar and vocabulary with 10 multimodal spelling games. Build customised word lists and test yourself on your spelling. SpellingCity is a companion app for the www.spellingcity.com website. Free when reviewed 7/6/15.

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SpellingCity - Google Play app

Learn and practise your spelling, grammar and vocabulary with 10 multimodal spelling games. Build customised word listsand test yourself on your spelling. SpellingCity is a companion app for the www.spellingcity.com website. Free when reviewed 7/6/15.

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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 ...