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Study English: recounts and opposites

Discover ways to talk and write about something that has happened in the past. Presenter Margot Politis unpacks a video in which a woman speaks of the time she had a medical emergency. You will gain some tips on forming compound and complex sentences. You'll also learn some common past tense verbs and some useful information ...

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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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Spelling - sorting words

This is a resource for instructional leaders and teachers that contains a video vignette and supporting text illustrating the use of explicit teaching in year 3, year 7 and year 8 English classes to build spelling knowledge across the years of schooling. The video shows the three class teachers engaging in professional ...

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Etymological spelling knowledge

This is a resource for instructional leaders and teachers that contains a video vignette and supporting text on explicit teaching of etymological spelling knowledge in secondary school, in this case a year 10 English class. In the vignette the teacher establishes, works towards and reviews learning goals for the lesson ...

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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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Vanishing words: the process of language change

The English language is full of strange contradictions and vanishing words. Have you ever wondered why we sometimes put words together that contradict each other, such as 'pretty awful' or 'terribly good'? If we can be 'ruthless', can we be 'ruthly' as well? Watch as Professor Kate Burridge explains these curious irregularities ...

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Study English: cause, effect and countries

Discover how to use 'cause and effect' language to improve your writing and speaking. In this clip, presenter Margot Politis unpacks a video report on greenhouse gases. You'll expand your vocabulary and gain tips on spelling the names of some countries and nationalities.

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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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BBC Skillswise: words to watch out for

This is a multilayered resource about words that are tricky to spell. It includes a video set in the workplace about homophones; three factsheets and four worksheets that cover homophones, words with double letters, silent letters and endings that sound like 'shun', and words that look the same; as well as three interactive ...

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BBC Skillswise: prefixes and suffixes

This is a multilayered resource about prefixes and suffixes. It includes a video set in the workplace and two multiple choice quizzes. There are also four factsheets and five worksheets that provide an explanation of prefixes and suffixes and exercises in using them. The factsheets, worksheets and quizzes are pitched at ...

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BBC Skillswise: practising '-tion', '-cian' and '-sion' endings - worksheet

This is a single-screen information and worksheet about the spelling of words that end in a sound like 'shun'. It provides three generalisations about when the sound is spelt using the '-tion', '-cian', or '-sion' endings. It includes a worksheet with an exercise for students to practise choosing the right word ending and ...

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Morphemic spelling - nominalisation

This is a resource for instructional leaders and teachers that contains a video vignette and supporting text on a year 8 teacher's explicit teaching of morphemic spelling as it relates to nominalisation, both in a classroom setting and within the feedback process. In the vignette, the teacher demonstrates the use of one-to-one ...

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Morphemic spelling knowledge

This is a resource for instructional leaders and teachers that contains a video vignette and supporting text on explicit teaching of suffixes to build morphemic spelling knowledge in a year 4 classroom. The teacher demonstrates how he develops the students' capacity to learn independently and record consolidated knowledge ...