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Spelling Resources

http://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.

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.

https://linguisticphonics.wordpress.com/
Advice and resources for teaching reading and spelling using linguistic phonics all through primary.

https://tinystepsmakebigstrides.com/s-e-g-m-e-n-t-i-ng/
All about S e g m e n t i ng -with resources

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 or magic <e>, with resources.

Helpful advice on syllable division, with resources
https://www.ontrackreading.com/phonics-program/the-main-rule-and-three-exceptions

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) £ and Free:
See High Quality Phonics: UK-style Synthetic Phonics / Linguistic Phonics

Spelling Resources Suitable for KS3+

£. That Spelling Thing. Tricia Millar.
Book with easy-to-follow lesson scripts and photocopiable resources to provide rapid spelling intervention.
Use in secondary, college and adult education.
https://thatspellingthing.com/

https://thatspellingthing.com/how-to-teach-spelling-infographic/
Infographic to print & display: 5 steps for spelling; memory friendly alternative to look/cover/write/check for KS3 to adult.

https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/book-of-spells-8-spelling-practice-book-ks3-curriculum-words-phonicsforsen-12266465
Free Booklet of KS3 Curriculum Words for Spelling: Coded to highlight syllables and sounds. Organised into curriculum areas.

https://theliteracyblog.com/2016/03/01/sarah-donarskis-sophisticated-spellings-syllabified/
Some Sophisticated Spellings (GCSE English) Syllabified

Teaching the Latin and Greek layers of the spelling code:

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.

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

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

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 powerpoint 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 powerpoint 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.

https://theliteracyblog.com/2016/01/27/statutory-spelling-lists-syllabified/
Primary National Curriculum: statutory spelling lists for Years 3, 4, 5 & 6 syllabified (and more)

Alphabet Code charts showing spelling alternatives in real words: for teacher training, classroom walls and pupils’ files: 

http://www.phonicsinternational.com/Training_illustrated_The%20English%20Alphabetic%20Code.pdf
Phonics International

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.

http://tcrw.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/TCRW-Alphabetic-Code.pdf
Jolly Phonics.