High school English language learning resources: phonics

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Weakest Link Scattegories Game for KS1/KS2/EAL and ESL learners!

Weakest Link Scattegories Game for KS1/KS2/EAL and ESL learners!

This is a fun weakest link style Scattegories game which can be used to help use and develop vocabulary skills and as a way of building teamwork skills in your classroom. This lesson was originally used for EAL learners but can be adapted easily for KS1/KS2 classes as categories/rounds can be changed where needed. Worksheets are also provided and can be modified where needed to make sure learners have help. You can also quickly add further rounds where needed or modify the existing ones to make them more challenging. A lesson plan is provided and the lesson should run for at least 45 minutes.

By teachsureenglish

Sound Destinations: 11 common minimal pair practice sheets for EFL

Sound Destinations: 11 common minimal pair practice sheets for EFL

A common EFL activity that is very good for helping students practise their pronunciation and identify the differences between minimal pairs. The teacher should demonstrate the activity with the whole class first. 1. Each student receives a sound destination card 2. Students form into pairs 3. One student becomes the guide, and says either of the words on the first row. 4. The listening student must follow the line in the direction of the correct word. 5. The first student now chooses one of the next two minimal pairs, and the listening student follows again. 6. Continue along the four sets of minimal pairs until the listener identifies the city they have finished on. Easy to use and easy to understand, these cards help students to identify pronunciation points and work on them with or without supervision. These 11 sheets cover minimal pairs that students commonly struggle with, including /l/ /r/, /th/ /s/, /v/ /b/, /i/ /ai/, and more.

By LDHoughton

Sound Destinations - Free version

Sound Destinations - Free version

A common EFL activity that is very good for helping students practise their pronunciation and identify the differences between minimal pairs. The teacher should demonstrate the activity with the whole class first. 1. Each student receives a sound destination card 2. Students form into pairs 3. One student becomes the guide, and says either of the words on the first row. 4. The listening student must follow the line in the direction of the correct word. 5. The first student now chooses one of the next two minimal pairs, and the listening student follows again. 6. Continue along the four sets of minimal pairs until the listener identifies the city they have finished on. Easy to use and easy to understand, these cards help students to identify pronunciation points and work on them with or without supervision. This free version contains two cards: one sheet of minimal pairs students commonly need help with, and one specifically focusing on /l/ and /r/

By LDHoughton

Interactive British English IPA Chart

Interactive British English IPA Chart

Join hundreds of students and teachers around the world who have downloaded and enjoyed this easy and engaging way to learn and master the IPA chart and its symbols. I use this eBook with all of my online students when we are looking at accent reduction and an improvement of their British English pronunciation. The IPA chart is an essential cornerstone for anyone wishing to perfect their British English accent. Because it’s so important, and because teaching it demands a considerable amount of teaching time and expense, I decided to write this eBook to make it as easy and cheap as possible for anyone, teacher or student, to get to grips with the British English IPA chart and use it effectively. If you learn the 44 symbols of the British English IPA phonemic chart, you will always be able to pronounce any word correctly with the use of a good dictionary. After a decade teaching phonetics to students and teachers alike, I saw a need for this Interactive PDF format book. It will help you to learn the chart, and also to reproduce the correct sounds for each of the 44 symbols. Never again will you be afraid that you are going to mispronounce a word. The eBook contains over 80 hyperlinked pages and hundreds of audio files which you can listen to without having to leave the PDF document as they are embedded in the pages. Each page also contains an interactive IPA chart, which makes it simple to navigate to the pages for any of the 44 symbols and sounds with the click of a mouse. You are never more than a single click away from the sound you want to practice. This eBook is also available from my website for the Price You Want to Pay, and there is a version on Kindle.

By Linguaspectrum

The Reading Repairer 1 - series introduction, diagnostic & teaching tools.

The Reading Repairer 1 - series introduction, diagnostic & teaching tools.

An Australian teaching program to remediate the reading skills of older students who have poor reading skills. The program enables a diagnostic assessment of each student's phonic and structural analysis skills and facilitates pinpointing the particular skills required by each student. The program uses word lists and 100 word passages to teach the most important phonic and structural analysis skill areas 1:1 or in a small group situation. The program emphasizes mastery teaching and uses graphs to measure daily student progress. There is also a post test in booklet 1 to measure overall progress at the end of the program. 45 pages.

By Maurice27

Summer Resource Survival Pack

Summer Resource Survival Pack

Summer Resource Survival Pack A collection of lessons and resources hand-picked to get you through the summer term! Fantastic value! Click on the links for further details. Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish

By EngageinEnglish

Alphabet in English for Italian Students

Alphabet in English for Italian Students

This resource is a one page list of the English Alphabet with the pronunciation written in a way that is specifically adapted to Italian students. Phonetic spelling is NOT used since early learners (and later) and their parents do not know it. This is written in a way that makes the pronunciation immediately accessible. I give this sheet to students and their parents so that they can practice at home.

By mbrizz

CLASS DECOR MEGA BUNDLE {CHALKBOARD THEME)

CLASS DECOR MEGA BUNDLE {CHALKBOARD THEME)

Decorate your classroom with this classic kids and chalkboard class décor set. This mega bundle comprises of 16 complete individual products totaling 700 pages. ** Further details of the 16 products included in this mega bundle are outlined below. ✓ 24 CLASSROOM JOBS AND NAME LABELS (EDITABLE) ✓ 20 CLASSROOM RULES (EDITABLE) ✓ 38 LABELS/ DESK NAME PLATES (EDITABLE) ✓ 8 BEHAVIOUR MANAGEMENT CLIP CHART ✓ 220 DOLCH WORD WALL {HIGH-FREQUENCY WORDS) – PRE-PRIMER TO GRADE 3 ✓ 26 LETTERS OF THE ALPHABET ✓ 36 SCHEDULE CARDS {EDITABLE} ✓ NUMBERS 1 TO 20 ✓ NUMBERS TO ONE HUNDRED (COMPLIMENTARY) ✓ COLOURS ✓ BIRTHDAY PACK {DATES, CROWNS, AWARDS, BANNER} ✓ CALENDAR AND WEATHER DISPLAY ✓ 21 CENTRE SIGNS AND LABELS {EDITABLE} ✓ 9 DISMISSAL CHART (EDITABLE) ✓ 42 SCHOOL SUPPLY LABELS ✓ 2D AND 3D SHAPES ✓WELCOME BACK BUNTING FLAGS Brighten up your classroom with this bright bunting flag banner featuring classic background chalkboard colours, eye-catching font and cute kids clipart. → Bunting flags reading: ✓ Welcome Back To School ✓ Welcome To Grade 1 – 6 ✓ Welcome To Foundation SUGGESTED USE Cut out each bunting flag and laminate for durability. Display creatively in a prominent location. ⇒ The ‘Welcome’ letter flags sign may be used by itself or with the letters reading ‘Back To School’, 'To Foundation', and/or ‘To Grades 1 to 6’.

By Fortheloveofkids3

BACK TO SCHOOL CLASS DECOR {MEGA BUNDLE}

BACK TO SCHOOL CLASS DECOR {MEGA BUNDLE}

Decorate your classroom with this mega kids and ice-cream chevron class décor bundle. The cool soothing colours and cute kids clipart will build classroom community and create a classroom environment that is pleasant and not overly stimulating. This mega bundle comprises of 14 complete individual products totaling 554 pages. ✓ 24 CLASSROOM JOBS AND NAME LABELS (EDITABLE) ✓ 15 CLASSROOM RULES (EDITABLE) ✓ 38 LABELS/ DESK NAME PLATES (EDITABLE) ✓ 8 BEHAVIOUR MANAGEMENT CLIP CHART ✓ 220 DOLCH WORD WALL {HIGH-FREQUENCY WORDS) – PRE-PRIMER TO GRADE 3 ✓ 26 LETTERS OF THE ALPHABET ✓ 36 SCHEDULE CARDS {EDITABLE} ✓ NUMBERS 1 TO 20 ✓ COLOURS ✓ BIRTHDAY PACK {DATES, CROWNS, AWARDS, BANNER} ✓ CALENDAR AND WEATHER DISPLAY ✓ 21 CENTRE SIGNS AND LABELS {EDITABLE} ✓ 9 DISMISSAL CHART (EDITABLE) ✓ 42 SCHOOL SUPPLY LABELS ✓ 2D AND 3D SHAPES

By Fortheloveofkids3

Year 2 Spellings Words with WA as in WASP and QUA as in SQUAD

Year 2 Spellings Words with WA as in WASP and QUA as in SQUAD

Includes the following aspects of the National Curriculum for Year 2: - The /ɒ/ sound spelt a after w and qu - The /ʌ/ sound spelt o Challenges include: – Space Walk: Trace the spelling in lowercase, uppercase and cursive – Write in the Milky Way: Trace the spelling with funky writing – Alien Code: Have a go at the tricky challenge of writing the spelling backwards! – Shooting Stars: Match each letter of the spelling to the relevant shooting stars – Astronaut’s Washing Line: Cut out the mixed up letters at the bottom of the sheet and then stick them in the correct order to the washing line – Word races: Cut out and glue the dice. Roll it and write the word. Which word gets to the finish line first? (Play alone and with a friend) – Word Art: Colour the space style words and have a go at creating your own

By thinky

Year 2 Spellings Words beginning KN/GN/WR

Year 2 Spellings Words beginning KN/GN/WR

Includes the following aspects of the National Curriculum for Year 2: - The /n/ sound spelt kn and (less often) gn at the beginning of words - The /r/ sound spelt wr at the beginning of words - The /ɜ:/ sound spelt or after w Challenges include: – Space Walk: Trace the spelling in lowercase, uppercase and cursive – Write in the Milky Way: Trace the spelling with funky writing – Alien Code: Have a go at the tricky challenge of writing the spelling backwards! – Shooting Stars: Match each letter of the spelling to the relevant shooting stars – Astronaut’s Washing Line: Cut out the mixed up letters at the bottom of the sheet and then stick them in the correct order to the washing line – Word races: Cut out and glue the dice. Roll it and write the word. Which word gets to the finish line first? (Play alone and with a friend) – Word Art: Colour the space style words and have a go at creating your own

By thinky