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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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BBC Skillswise: wordsearch 'chr-' - activity

This is a wordsearch game in which students find ten examples of words beginning with the 'chr-' common letter pattern hidden on a grid of letters. Students circle the words, which are written horizontally, vertically or diagonally on the grid. Students can highlight a word if they need help. This resource is one of a series ...

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BBC Skillswise: wordsearch '-cian' - activity

This is a wordsearch game in which students find ten examples of words ending in the '-cian' common letter pattern hidden on a grid of letters. Students circle the words, which are written horizontally, vertically or diagonally on the grid. Students can highlight a word if they need help. This resource is one of a series ...

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BBC Skillswise: wordsearch '-ough' - activity

This is a wordsearch game in which students find 12 examples of words containing the '-ough' common letter pattern hidden on a grid of letters. Students circle the words, which are written horizontally, vertically or diagonally on the grid. Students can highlight a word if they need help. This resource is one of a series ...

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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 ...

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Words beginning with 'circu-'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of ten words that exemplifies the spelling of a multisyllable word beginning with 'circu-', emphasising the 'ir' pattern rather than 'er'. All the words are supported by learning activities. Mouseover allows the user to hear and see each word in the list and its spelling ...

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Words ending in unstressed '-or'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of nine words that exemplifies using '-or' rather than '-a' as a word-ending on two-syllable words. 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 ...

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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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One-syllable words with the '-ight' letter pattern

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of ten words in which the long 'i' vowel sound followed by 't' is spelt 'ight'. 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 ...

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Words ending in the '-cial' letter pattern

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of six words that end in a sound like 'shul' but use the end letter pattern '-cial' with the 'ia' digraph. 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 ...

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Words ending in '-d' with the 'ea' digraph

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of eight words illustrating the use of the 'ea' digraph for the short 'e' vowel sound in words ending in '-d'. 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 ...

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Words ending in the long vowel digraph '-ue'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of five one- and two-syllable words ending in the '-ue' digraph. 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 ...

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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 ...

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Words beginning with 'gui-'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of six words illustrating the use of the silent letter 'u' in words beginning with 'g-' and followed by the long 'i' vowel 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 ...

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Words beginning with 'moi-' or 'noi-'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of six words that begin with 'm-' or 'n-' followed by the diphthong digraph 'oi'. 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 ...

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Homophones 'principle' and 'principal'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of two homophones - 'principle' and 'principal'. Both words are supported by learning activities. Mouseover allows the user to hear and see each word and its spelling letter by letter, and hear its use in a sentence. The 'Flash Cards' button links to onscreen and printable ...

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Words beginning with 'accom-'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of six words where the initial sounds are pronounced using the schwa sound, the hard 'c' and the short 'u' vowel but are spelt 'accom-'. All the words are supported by learning activities. Mouseover allows the user to hear and see each word in the list and its spelling ...

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Words in the 'drought' family

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of three words in the 'drought' 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 and ...

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Words ending in '-eral'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of ten words containing the '-al' ending within the letter pattern '-eral'. 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 ...

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Words ending in '-bel'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of three two-syllable nouns with a single consonant 'b' in the middle followed by an unstressed ending that is said 'ul' but spelt '-el'. All the words are supported by learning activities. Mouseover allows the user to hear and see each word in the list and its spelling ...