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Listed under:  Language  >  Language modes  >  Speaking  >  Speech sounds  >  Phonemes  >  Silent letters
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The right shop for spelling

Imagine a shop where you can only buy words and letters. Join the latest customer in the word shop as he browses 'ight' words and 'and' words. The shopkeeper has a storybook and a film to help you understand how letters work together to build words.

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Wrestling the amazing silent letters

Mr Wren teaches wrestling, using lots of 'w' words. You might notice something amazing about the words Mr Wren writes on his board. They all begin with the letter 'w' but when Mr Wren reads them, you will hear a different sound. Find out what's going on at Wren's Wrestling School.

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Are silent letters part of an evil plan?

The evil magician Wordlock explains his plan to destroy the alphabet with silent letters. Wordlock's assistant Miss Spelt tries to point out a problem with his plan. Will Wordlock listen to reason?

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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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Using 'Letter planet' - Teacher idea

This Teacher idea provides video footage of students using an interactive digital resource L7855 'Letter planet: sh, ch, th' to develop their language skills. It describes and provides access to the digital resource used in the classroom, along with other relevant resources.

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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: 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 ...

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BBC Skillswise: silent letters - information sheet

This is a single-screen information sheet about nine silent letters - silent n, g, b, k, t, h, w, l and u. The information sheet includes a definition of silent letters and an explanation of their origin and how some came to be silent when in earlier periods they were pronounced. It provides three examples for each silent ...

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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.