Primary english teaching resources: Phonics and spelling

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ir er ur Ice cream Phonics  Year 1 game to read ir ur er lighthouse keeper

ir er ur Ice cream Phonics Year 1 game to read ir ur er lighthouse keeper

Seagull attack!How to playEach player can have 1 or more cones to collect their ice cream scoops.Shuffle the cards and place face down in the centre of the table.Take it in turns to turn over. Find the sounds and read the word. If they read the word keep it. If not return to base of the pile.Build your ice cream but watch out for seagulls attack. If you turn this card over all your ice creams have to go back into the shop!The winner is the player with the most ice cream scoops!

By LiziP

Ice Cream Phonics game  covering ou and ow sounds Year 1 Phonics link with lighthouse keeper

Ice Cream Phonics game covering ou and ow sounds Year 1 Phonics link with lighthouse keeper

Seagull attack! lighthouse keep link How to playEach player can have 1 or more cones to collect their ice cream scoops.Shuffle the cards and place face down in the centre of the table.Take it in turns to turn over. Find the sounds and read the word. If they read the word keep it. If not return to base of the pile.Build your ice cream but watch out for seagulls attack. If you turn this card over all your ice creams have to go back into the shop!The winner is the player with the most ice cream scoops!

By LiziP

Ice cReam Phonics oa ow o-e sounds Year 1 Lighthouse Keeper link

Ice cReam Phonics oa ow o-e sounds Year 1 Lighthouse Keeper link

Seagull attack!How to playEach player can have 1 or more cones to collect their ice cream scoops.Shuffle the cards and place face down in the centre of the table.Take it in turns to turn over. Find the sounds and read the word. If they read the word keep it. If not return to base of the pile.Build your ice cream but watch out for seagulls attack. If you turn this card over all your ice creams have to go back into the shop!The winner is the player with the most ice cream scoops!

By LiziP

ai ay a-e ice cream phonics Year 1 Phonics screen

ai ay a-e ice cream phonics Year 1 Phonics screen

Seagull attack!How to playEach player can have 1 or more cones to collect their ice cream scoops.Shuffle the cards and place face down in the centre of the table.Take it in turns to turn over. Find the sounds and read the word. If they read the word keep it. If not return to base of the pile.Build your ice cream but watch out for seagulls attack. If you turn this card over all your ice creams have to go back into the shop!The winner is the player with the most ice cream scoops!

By LiziP

6 games Ice Cream Phonics  ee ea,  ow oa o-e,  ow ou,  ur ir er , ay, ai a-e  igh, ie, Year 1 screen

6 games Ice Cream Phonics ee ea, ow oa o-e, ow ou, ur ir er , ay, ai a-e igh, ie, Year 1 screen

6 games coveringee/eaow, oa o-eow, ouir ur erai ay a-eigh ie i-e ySeagull attack!How to playEach player can have 1 or more cones to collect their ice cream scoops.Shuffle the cards and place face down in the centre of the table.Take it in turns to turn over. Find the sounds and read the word. If they read the word keep it. If not return to base of the pile.Build your ice cream but watch out for seagulls attack. If you turn this card over all your ice creams have to go back into the shop!The winner is the player with the most ice cream scoops!

By LiziP

igh ie i-e Phonic game - Ice cream seagull attack! Phonics Year 1 screen

igh ie i-e Phonic game - Ice cream seagull attack! Phonics Year 1 screen

Seagull attack!How to playEach player can have 1 or more cones to collect their ice cream scoops.Shuffle the cards and place face down in the centre of the table.Take it in turns to turn over. Find the sounds and read the word. If they read the word keep it. If not return to base of the pile.Build your ice cream but watch out for seagulls attack. If you turn this card over all your ice creams have to go back into the shop!The winner is the player with the most ice cream scoops!

By LiziP

New Zealand Essential Spelling Words - 'Unscramble it' mats

New Zealand Essential Spelling Words - 'Unscramble it' mats

A fun, interactive activity for your students to practise their spelling words.Print and laminate the mats. Students use alphabet letters such as magnetic letters, scrabble tiles, letters written on milk bottle lids or pieces of card. They gather the letters they need and manipulate them until they see the word. Words used: NZ Essential Spelling Words lists 1-8 (list 8 = commonly misspelt words).2 Different Formats: ♦ With a prompt – a dot under the starting letter♦ Without a prompt 69 ‘Unscramble it’ mats in total Just print the mats that suit the level of your students:♦ List 1 – 2 mats ♦ List 2 – 4 mats♦ List 3 – 6 mats♦ List 4 – 10 mats♦ List 5 – 10 mats ♦ List 6 - 14 mats♦ List 7 – 12 mats♦ List 8 – 11 mats* This is the type of activity that your ‘hands-on learners’ will appreciate.* Great for a learning station, early finisher activity, etc.* This activity will reinforce both spelling and reading.The font used is ‘NZ Basic Script’. The letter shapes are the same as those recommended in the NZ Ministry of Education Handbook – ‘Teaching Handwriting’. 5 words on each A4 page.The level of each mat is written in the bottom right corner.Answer sheets are not provided. If you can’t work out what the word is (particularly some of the longer words in list 7 and 8) just look at the starting letter and refer to a copy of the essential spelling list. Please note that when making some of the longer words, the letter tiles will not fit in the allocated space on the page. These longer words will spread out onto the table/floor. Also, there are two words in List one that are only 1 letter long (a and I) so these will not require unscrambling.The words are displayed in a different order to my other resource – Essential Spelling Words ‘Make it’ mats.© Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources

By swelch_resources

Homophones Splat Games Pack 2 (5 games)

Homophones Splat Games Pack 2 (5 games)

5 more splat games to make learning about homophones fun. Includes games for:your / you're (64 sentences included)here / hear (64 sentences included)to / two / too (64 sentences included)threw / through (32 sentences included) no / know (32 sentences included)See also: Homophones Splat Games Pack 1The games revolve around a total of 256 sentences, written by an experienced author, which model a variety of structures so that while children are learning about commonly confused words they are also learning about how to use a range of openers, connectives, sub-clauses etc to construct interesting sentences. Many sentences are also rather silly to further engage children in the task!It's a challenge to make SPaG work active and engaging, rather than relying solely on worksheets and these homophones splat games are ideal for fun consolidation during the main part of SPaG lessons or can be used as purposeful early finisher and/or starter activities. If you print and laminate them all, children could self-select the homophones they need to practise. The game is best played in small groups, where children each take a sentence card which features 8 sentences with a homophone word in it ( homophone words are printed in bold). Children take it in turns to read a sentence from their card while the others compete to splat the correct homophone flashcard (homophone flashcards are included in black and white as well as fun colour 'explosion' style cards so you can choose which to print). The first pupil to hit the correct homophone word scores a point. Pupils could lose a point for hitting the wrong homophone word, otherwise they might be tempted to guess as soon as the sentence starts being read out. The Powerpoint includes a slide for each game and features the homophone words for splatting as a whole class version on a 'splattable' whiteboard, should you so wish. Both files are editable should you wish to amend colours etc.I hope your pupils enjoy playing these. If you can spare a moment I'd be grateful for a review.You may be interested in these fun resources for developing children's sentence structures and vocabulary:Super SentencesSensational SentencesFor more engaging, great value Maths, Literacy and French resources, visit FullShelf Resources

By FullShelf

End of Year Literacy Centers

End of Year Literacy Centers

Summer is around the corner. Wrap up the year with these fun and colorful literacy centers. Perfect to review first grade concepts, but can be used for kindergarten or for second grade as well. What's included:-Rhyme Time (match rhyming words- 2 levels) & extension sheet-Past, Present, Future activity & extension sheet-ABC Order (2 levels)-Contraction Match (Go Fish Game)-Homophone (Memory Game)-Noun, Adjective, Verb (Lemon Slices Board Game)

By michellemcdonald9515

The Horror Bundle

The Horror Bundle

The Horror BundleA collection of exciting horror lessons and resources. Fantastic value!See the links for further details.Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: cooltext.com, copyright free image:)

By EngageinEnglish

Print-and-Go Reader: Grade 5 - Disneyland Resort Parades SPaG, Non-Fiction, CCSS Lesson for Centers

Print-and-Go Reader: Grade 5 - Disneyland Resort Parades SPaG, Non-Fiction, CCSS Lesson for Centers

Print-and-Go Readers – Grade 5 – is a series of English Language Arts lessons that allows students to incorporate engaging and essential ELA themes and standards while learning about fun places to visit. Perfect for centers, early finishers, ESL, intervention, whole class, SPaG and more.Disneyland Resort Parades – contains 12-print and go pages of activities that include: fluency practice, comprehension, word play, informational text , grammar, study and more.Perfect for whole class, groups, pairs, intervention, centers and more. Use with the entire Journey series for a comprehensive fifth grade program. Works for summer school as well.• Twelve pages in color and also in black and white for printing ease• Great for students learning English• Great for early finishers• Work in pairs for intervention Students practice reading, writing, grammar, critical thinking and 21st century skills• Access their creativity • Learn new words• Learn about new placesTable of Contents2. Fluency3. Comprehension Assessment4. Grammar: Contraction Practice and Adjective and Alliteration Practice5. Pronouns6. Words, Words, Words7. Vocabulary practice8. Figurative Language: Metaphors9. Grammar: Proof reading practice10. Sentences and Personification11 -12. Sentence Writing Practice13. Answers

By elizabethpinotti

following the sounds in RWI set 2 and set 3  2 games Ice Cream phonics  covering those sounds

following the sounds in RWI set 2 and set 3 2 games Ice Cream phonics covering those sounds

rWI set 2 and set 3 two games includedSeagull attack!How to playEach player can have 1 or more cones to collect their ice cream scoops.Shuffle the cards and place face down in the centre of the table.Take it in turns to turn over. Find the sounds and read the word. If they read the word keep it. If not return to base of the pile.Build your ice cream but watch out for seagulls attack. If you turn this card over all your ice creams have to go back into the shop!The winner is the player with the most ice cream scoops!

By LiziP

Phonics game using RWI set 2 sounds Ice Cream ay ee igh oo ou ar or ir oy air

Phonics game using RWI set 2 sounds Ice Cream ay ee igh oo ou ar or ir oy air

Following the sounds found in RWI set 2Seagull attack!How to playEach player can have 1 or more cones to collect their ice cream scoops.Shuffle the cards and place face down in the centre of the table.Take it in turns to turn over. Find the sounds and read the word. If they read the word keep it. If not return to base of the pile.Build your ice cream but watch out for seagulls attack. If you turn this card over all your ice creams have to go back into the shop!The winner is the player with the most ice cream scoops!

By LiziP

Following RWI set 3 sounds Ice cream phonics game Year 1 Phonics screen

Following RWI set 3 sounds Ice cream phonics game Year 1 Phonics screen

Following the sounds in RWI set 3Seagull attack!How to playEach player can have 1 or more cones to collect their ice cream scoops.Shuffle the cards and place face down in the centre of the table.Take it in turns to turn over. Find the sounds and read the word. If they read the word keep it. If not return to base of the pile.Build your ice cream but watch out for seagulls attack. If you turn this card over all your ice creams have to go back into the shop!The winner is the player with the most ice cream scoops!

By LiziP

3 - Print-and-Go Reader: Grade 5 -  SPaG, Non-Fiction, CCSS , Centers

3 - Print-and-Go Reader: Grade 5 - SPaG, Non-Fiction, CCSS , Centers

Three Print-and-Go Readers – Grade 5 are included in this bundle. Print-and-Go readers are the perfect way to practice reading fluency, comprehension, grammar, figurative language and more. They are a series of English Language Arts lessons that allows students to incorporate engaging and essential ELA themes and standards while learning about fun places to visit. Perfect for centers, early finishers, ESL, intervention, whole class, SPaG and more.Each book is 12 engaging pages of student work.Perfect for whole class, groups, pairs, intervention, centers and more. Use with the entire Journey series for a comprehensive fifth grade program. Works for summer school as well.• Twelve pages in color and also in black and white for printing ease• Great for students learning English• Great for early finishers• Work in pairs for intervention Students practice reading, writing, grammar, critical thinking and 21st century skills• Access their creativity • Learn new words• Learn about new placesTable of Contents for each are themed and include:2. Fluency3. Comprehension Assessment4. Grammar: Contraction Practice and Adjective and Alliteration Practice5. Pronouns6. Words, Words, Words7. Vocabulary practice8. Figurative Language9. Grammar: Proof reading practice10. Sentences and Personification11 -12. Sentence Writing Practice13. Answers

By elizabethpinotti

READING FLUENCY: CVC WORDS

READING FLUENCY: CVC WORDS

Build reading fluency of 144 CVC words with this 122 page pack of fluency reader strips/accordion foldables. These accordion foldables may be glued into students’ interactive notebooks or stapled at the top to compile a mini strip booklet. They can also be fastened together with a brad to make a reading fan for each word family.Each set comes in:* Colour* Blackline* With visuals* Without visuals The word families in focus in these fluency reader strips/accordion foldables are:-at, -an, -ap, -am, -ad, -ag, -ar, -ab, -ip, -id, -it, -in, -ig, -im, -ib, -ix, -et, -en, -ed, -eg, -em, -eb, -og, -op, -ot, -ox, -ob, -od, -ug, -ut, -ub, -un, -um, -ud, -us, -up, -ug *Please note there is only a single column for some word family words; this is because the focus is primarily on nouns with visuals. For example, the -ad family on page 18 does not have a complete visual set of four words to be placed in the second column. Also eight words cannot be formulated with some word families or words are not appropriate like in the case of -ox, -ib, -ar, -un, -um etc. word families. In this case both columns will feature one set of words, this is so you can cut vertically and distribute to two students. Your students will enjoy folding and reading each fluency strip foldable. This is definitely a great way to engage students in reading!

By lauranerae

Emoji Reward Cards - English.

Emoji Reward Cards - English.

A fun set of printable emoji reward cards. They can easily be made into stickers and given to students, be used as postcards for students to take home or be put stuck in their books next to a piece of work. Smaller sizes are made and on the sheet for you to choose.

By owl_eyed_resources

Emoji Story Starter Cards for Creative Writing

Emoji Story Starter Cards for Creative Writing

A fun way to engage students in creative writing and story telling. This tool can be used for both Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3. It is also very accessible for SEN students in lower KS4. Using these cards, students are given a story task. They need to use all six of their emoji's within their story, and can even cut out their stickers to use within their writing. A really fun exercise for students and something that stops the 'writers block' that young people often suffer.

By owl_eyed_resources

Synonym and Antonym Poster and Mix and Match Activity

Synonym and Antonym Poster and Mix and Match Activity

This resource is for use in teaching primary and / or ESOL, ESL. It includes a list of synonyms and antonyms in poster form displaying answers and a mix in match activity. This can be a pair or group activity to practice using this set of vocabulary.It has been supplied in both pdf and word format so that it can be edited if necessary.

By biowriterab

ESL New Beginnings: Spelling Weeks 1 and 2

ESL New Beginnings: Spelling Weeks 1 and 2

Every week, I give my ESL Newcomers twelve or thirteen of the most commonly misspelled words in the English language. I ask them to translate the words into their home language, copy each word three times, create a sentence, illustrate three of the words, complete a word search and do a fill-in-the –blank activity . These activities can be assigned as classwork or homework throughout the week. We do a quick review of the words each day before going on to our lesson, and at the end of the week, we take a spelling test using the words.Words in this resource:againall rightalways anandanimalsanotheraroundaskedbabiesbeautifulbecausebeforebelieveboughtcamecaught childrenclothescomingcoursecousindecideddidn'tdifferent

By brainycatslearning

Print-and-Go Reader: Grade 5 - Disney's California Screamin' SPaG, Non-Fiction, CCSS Lesson for Cent

Print-and-Go Reader: Grade 5 - Disney's California Screamin' SPaG, Non-Fiction, CCSS Lesson for Cent

Print-and-Go Readers – Grade 5 – is a series of English Language Arts lessons that allows students to incorporate engaging and essential ELA themes and standards while learning about fun places to visit. Perfect for centers, early finishers, ESL, intervention, whole class , SPaG and more.Disney’s California Adventures: California Screamin’ – contains 12-print and go pages of activities that include: fluency practice, comprehension, word play, informational text , grammar, study and more.Perfect for whole class, groups, pairs, intervention, centers and more. Use with the entire Journey series for a comprehensive fifth grade program. Works for summer school as well.• Twelve pages in color and also in black and white for printing ease• Great for students learning English• Great for early finishers• Work in pairs for intervention Students practice reading, writing, grammar, critical thinking and 21st century skills• Access their creativity • Learn new words• Learn about new places

By elizabethpinotti

ESL New Beginnings: Spelling Weeks 3 and 4

ESL New Beginnings: Spelling Weeks 3 and 4

Every week, I give my ESL Newcomers twelve or thirteen of the most commonly misspelled words in the English language. I ask them to translate the words into their home language, copy each word three times, create a sentence, illustrate three of the words, complete a word search and do a fill-in-the –blank activity . These activities can be assigned as classwork or homework throughout the week. We do a quick review of the words each day before going on to our lesson, and at the end of the week, we take a spelling test using the words.Words in this resource:dropped everyFebruaryfirstforfriendfriendsfrightenedfromgettinggoinghappeninghearheardherehiminterestingitsit'sjumpedknewknowlet'slikelittle

By brainycatslearning

ESL New Beginnings: Spelling Weeks 7 and 8

ESL New Beginnings: Spelling Weeks 7 and 8

Every week, I give my ESL Newcomers twelve or thirteen of the most commonly misspelled words in the English language. I ask them to translate the words into their home language, copy each word three times, create a sentence, illustrate three of the words, complete a word search and do a fill-in-the –blank activity . These activities can be assigned as classwork or homework throughout the week. We do a quick review of the words each day before going on to our lesson, and at the end of the week, we take a spelling test using the words.Words in this resource:theirthentheretheythey'rethingsthoughtthrewthroughtotogethertootriedtwountilverywantedwentwerewhenwherewithwomanwouldyou're

By brainycatslearning

Phase 3 Sight Word Spelling Practice

Phase 3 Sight Word Spelling Practice

Worksheets with a range of activities to help children recognise and spell phase 3 sight word. Activities include; tracing, colouring, finding amongst other words and cutting out the correct letters and sticking them in the right order to form the word.

By moleylong

Phase 4 Sight Word Spelling Practice

Phase 4 Sight Word Spelling Practice

Worksheets with a range of activities to help children recognise and spell phase 4 sight word. Activities include; tracing, colouring, finding amongst other words and cutting out the correct letters and sticking them in the right order to form the word.

By moleylong