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Adding the suffix '-ion' to adjectives ending in '-ct'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of ten adjectives and nouns that illustrate the pattern of forming a noun by adding the suffix '-ion' to an adjective without changing its base spelling. All the words are supported by learning activities. Mouseover allows the user to hear and see each word in the list ...

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Adding the suffix '-ance'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of ten base verbs and their nominalisations, made by adding the suffix '-ance' with no change to the base verb. 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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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 ...

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Words ending in '-cence'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of eight words demonstrating that when an adjective ending in '-cent', and preceded by the letters o, i, or u, is formed into a noun, the end letter pattern always changes to '-cence'. All the words are supported by learning activities. Mouseover allows the user to hear ...

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Forming adjectives into nouns by adding '-ence'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of ten words demonstrating that when an adjective ending in '-ent' is formed into a noun, one way that the end letter pattern can change is to '-ence'. All the words are supported by learning activities. Mouseover allows the user to hear and see each word in the list and ...

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Words ending in '-igent' and '-igence'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of eight words ending in '-gent' or '-gence' following a syllable with an unstressed vowel sound spelt with an 'i'. 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 'eva-'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of six words beginning with 'eva-' where the first syllable is often pronounced using the unaccented schwa 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 by letter, ...

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Words beginning with 'acc-'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of eight multisyllabic words beginning with 'acc-' followed by a vowel and another double consonant. 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 ...

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Words beginning with 'atten-'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of seven words showing the spelling and nominalisation of words beginning with 'atten-'. 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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Forming nouns from verbs ending in '-scribe'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of five pairs of words showing what happens when a 'scribe' verb is turned into a noun - 'scribe' becomes 'scription'. 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, ...

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Forming adjectives into nouns by adding '-ience'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of four pairs of words showing how some adjectives ending in '-ient' are formed into nouns by dropping the 't' and adding '-ce'. 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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Forming adjectives into nouns by adding '-ity'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of five pairs of words showing how some adjectives ending in '-ive' are formed into nouns by dropping the 'e' and adding '-ity'. 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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Forming adjectives into nouns by adding '-ety'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of four pairs of words showing how some adjectives ending in '-ious', pronounced in different ways, are formed into nouns by dropping the '-ous' and adding '-ety'. The ending is then pronounced the same. All the words are supported by learning activities. Mouseover allows ...

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Sustainability: changing minds, changing behaviour

This is an interactive resource about how advertising can be used to promote sustainability by changing the viewer's mind and behaviour. It is presented as a unit of work with an emphasis on media studies in English. Learning activities promote the use of critical and visual literacy techniques; the resource provides the ...

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Adding '-ations' to words ending in a silent '-e'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of five pairs of words, the first in the pair a word ending in a silent '-e' and the other a plural noun formed by dropping the 'e' and adding the suffix '-ations'. All the words are supported by learning activities. Mouseover allows the user to hear and see each word ...

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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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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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Preposizioni

This is a set of four interactive Italian language activities about prepositions, both simple and articulated. There is an introduction page with a summary table about how simple prepositions blend with the definite articles. A translation exercise concludes the section. The quizzes provide hints and a scoring system.

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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 ...