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Spelling Resources

KS1 spelling resources for use alongside a high-quality KS1 phonics programme.

https://www.spelfabet.com.au/2014/03/free-spelling-book/
Spelling Sorted: Spelfabet’s free Sound-Spelling Book to download.

https://www.phonicbooks.co.uk/product/dandelion-readers-spelling-by-sound/
£. PhonicBooks. Book of photocopiable spelling sheets for recording alternative spellings of the phonemes. Can be used as activity sheets or as an ongoing Sound-Spelling book.

https://linguisticphonics.wordpress.com/
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

https://www.ontrackreading.com/phonics-program/reading-the-suffix-ed
Resources for teaching the suffix <ed>

http://www.ontrackreading.com/phonics-program/explaining-split-vowel-spellings
Explaining split vowel spellings avoiding silent, bossy or magic <e>, with resources.

https://www.phonicbooks.co.uk/advice-and-resources/advice-and-resources-for-teachers/learning-to-spell-with-phonics/
Free templates for ‘Read, Sound, Write, Check’: a better way to teach spelling lists, avoiding LCWC.

http://www.sounds-write.co.uk/sites/soundswrite/uploads/files/49-sounds_write_english_spellings_lexicon.pdf
Free booklet: Sounds~Write’s Spelling theory and a lexicon of English spellings

Phonics Spelling Games (paper-based) Free/£ -scroll down:
https://www.dyslexics.org.uk/resources-and-further-reading-phonics-evidence-phonics-resources-and-programmes/

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

Webinar: Teaching spelling in KS2 using Sounds-Write phonics, morphology & etymology + link to free resources. https://vimeo.com/632730958/0a9ab39296

£. 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. http://jweducation.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)
An overview of a Sounds & Syllables spelling unit: 
http://jweducation.co.uk/2020/06/11/sounds-syllables-sample-unit/

http://jweducation.co.uk/2018/05/22/sounds-syllables-teaching-sequence/
Sounds & Syllables teaching sequence – a sensible 5-step guide to teaching spelling plus a free PDF version of the teaching sequence.

http://www.spelfabet.com.au/2014/03/spelling-latin-endings/
Spelling Latin endings

http://www.valerieyule.com.au/v15babl.htm
Free to download: BABL Word Game – word analysis and Latin and Greek Vocabulary.

http://jweducation.co.uk/2021/04/13/the-base-bank/
A collection of word base sheets, free to download. Aimed at KS2.

https://www.etymonline.com/
Online Etymology Dictionary

£. Once Upon a Word: A Word-Origin Dictionary for Kids: Building Vocabulary Through Etymology, Definitions & Stories.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Once-Upon-Word-Word-Origin-Kids-Building/dp/1646112598/

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.
https://thatspellingthing.com/

https://thatspellingthing.com/how-to-teach-spelling-infographic/
Infographic to print & display. 5 steps for spelling: a memory-friendly alternative to LCWC, for KS3 to adults.

Spelling ‘high frequency’, ‘common exception’ & other words using phonics

http://jweducation.co.uk/2018/04/22/ks2-statutory-spelling-lists-part-1/
KS2 Statutory Spelling Lists: Part 1. Free, dynamic ppt. of every Y3/4 statutory spelling broken into syllables & sounds.

http://jweducation.co.uk/2018/05/04/ks2-statutory-spelling-lists-part-2/
KS2 Statutory Spelling Lists: Part 2. Free, dynamic ppt. of every Y5/6 statutory spelling broken into syllables & sounds.

https://www.phonicbooks.co.uk/advice-and-resources/advice-and-resources-for-teachers/phonic-high-frequency-word-chart/
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: 

http://www.sounds-write.co.uk/sites/soundswrite/uploads/files/48-sounds_write_common_spellings_of_the_consonants_and_vowels.pdf
Sounds-Write

https://soundreadingsystem.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/SRS-TeachersHandbook-2425.pdf
Sound Reading System

https://www.phonicbooks.co.uk/advice-and-resources/advice-and-resources-for-teachers/phonic-code-table/
Phonic Books

https://thatspellingthing.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Spelling-Options-Australia.pdf
That Spelling Thing. Australia.