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Spelling Resources

KS1 / KS2 Spelling Resources:

Spelling Sorted: Spelfabet’s free Sound-Spelling Book to download.

Advice and resources for teaching reading and spelling using linguistic phonics all through primary school.

Resources for a ‘no syllable types or division rules’ multisyllable word reading and spelling method: https://www.ontrackreading.com/phonics-program/multisyllable-method-overview

Tier 2 words sorted by number of syllables for teaching kids to read and spell polysyllable words.

Resources for teaching the suffix <ed>

Explaining split vowel spellings avoiding silent, bossy or magic <e>, with resources.

Free templates for ‘Read, Sound, Write, Check’: a better way to teach spelling lists, avoiding LCWC.

Free booklet: Sounds~Write’s Spelling theory and a lexicon of English spellings

Phonics Spelling Games (paper-based) Free/£ -scroll down:

KS2. Morphology / Etymology / Latin and Greek layers of the spelling code:

£. http://www.sounds-write.co.uk/ online Vocabulary and Spelling course (with hardcopy manual) for whole-class teaching throughout KS2 (years 3-6) This course builds on KS1 linguistic phonics. It includes morphology, etymology and multi-syllable word building and is open to teachers who have completed S-W’s KS1 course

£. Jason Wade Education. https://jwed.co.uk/
‘Sounds & Syllables’ training. This spelling programme is designed to be used in KS2, building on a school’s KS1 phonics programme. ”It teaches advanced phonemic orthography (how sounds map onto spellings), morphology and etymology” (Jason Wade)

Sounds & Syllables teaching sequence – a sensible 5-step guide to teaching spelling plus a free PDF version of the teaching sequence.

Spelling Latin endings

Free to download: BABL Word Game – word analysis and Latin and Greek Vocabulary.

Online Etymology Dictionary

£. Once Upon a Word: A Word-Origin Dictionary for Kids: Building Vocabulary Through Etymology, Definitions & Stories.

Spelling Resources for KS3+

£. That Spelling Thing Handbook. Tricia Millar.
Book with easy-to-follow lesson scripts and photocopiable resources to provide rapid spelling intervention. For secondary, college and adult education. SA 8yrs min.

Infographic to print & display. 5 steps for spelling: a memory-friendly alternative to LCWC, for KS3 to adults.

Spelling high frequency, common exception and other words using phonics:

Free chart to print: contains 300 high-frequency words sorted phonically as simple/complex spellings.

Alphabet Code charts (programme-linked) showing spelling alternatives in real words: for teacher training, classroom walls and pupils’ phonics files: 

Sound Reading System

Phonic Books (Sounds-Write)