Spelling and Phonics Guide for Teachers and Parents

Spelling and Phonics Guide for Teachers and Parents

An English Guide to Spelling Guidance for teachers, teaching assistants, parents and tutors. This guide will help you understand some of the complexities of English spelling conventions and why it can be so tricky along with lots of practical guidance for stimulating interest and understanding in the teaching of phonics and spelling. Includes a written guide and a 50 slide powerpoint ideal for staff training and inset days. Can also be split into sections and used to introduce phonics techniques to parents. Topics include: - Introduction to phonics and the International Phonetic Alphabet - Characteristics of English - Phonics and Spelling Glossary - History of the Alphabet - History of English Spelling - Consonant Phonemes Chart - Short Vowel Phonemes Chart - Long Vowel Phonemes Chart - R-Controlled Phonemes Chart - Tricky Phonemes Chart - The Schwa - Phonics Pronunciation Guide - Features of English - Flashcard User Guide For phonics and spelling resources see the Magic Sounds phonics scheme.
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Complete Phonics Monitoring and Assessment Pack: Year 1

Complete Phonics Monitoring and Assessment Pack: Year 1

Complete monitoring and assessment for Year 1 phonics. Includes: - Tracking sheet featuring words to cover the Year 1 curriculum including exception words and a selection of words from Year 2 for more-able children - Assessment sheets ideal for interventions with space for adding notes - Flashcards for every word on the tracking and assessment sheets - Practice sheets for every word on the tracking and assessment sheets - Spelling and Pronunciation guide with supporting material for staff training 212 words including: - Words with nk and tch - Stressed and unstressed ER (schwa) - Adding suffixes to words - Words ending with -y and words with k - Long vowels - R-controlled phonemes - More long vowels - Words with ire ear and ure - Short vowels and long vowels - Even more r-controlled phonemes - Words with ph wh and endings with ve - Words prefixed with un- and compound words - Words ending with ge dge and words with ge gi gy j (Year 2 curriculum) - Words with c and words beginning with kn gn wr (Year 2 curriculum) - Words ending with le el al il (Year 2 curriculum) These resources are designed for monitoring and assessing phonics progress. For phonics teaching please see the Magic Sounds phonics resources.
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180 Phonics Revision Activities: Long Vowels Mega Bundle

180 Phonics Revision Activities: Long Vowels Mega Bundle

/eɪ/ (ai as in rain, ay as in play) /iː/ (ee as in feed, ea as in heat) /aɪ/ (igh as in high, y as in try) /əʊ/ (ow as in slow, oa as in boat) /uː/ (oo as in loop, ew as in blew) /ɔɪ/ (oi as in coin, oy as in toy) /aʊ/ (ow as in cow, ou as in foul) /əː/ (stressed er as in herb) /ə/ (unstressed er as in over) (also known as the schwa or lazy vowel) Perfect for consolidating learning and revision. - 180 pages of activities (in four different sets) - certificate Activities include: - Trace the sound and trace different words with each sound - Make a phonic dice and then race to see which word wins - Have a go at forming words from the phonemes in the boxes - Identify different sounds by using different colours - Count the magic stars with each sound and see who has the most - Add the correct word to sentences - Think of your own words for each sound and write them down - See how many words you can find for each sound in a word search - Cut out the words and arrange them in the correct columns - Draw a picture for each word Includes the Word Wizards and Word Witches with some of their magical friends.
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Split Digraph Wizard

Split Digraph Wizard

Help children master split digraphs. Includes detailed guidance notes for teachers with different approaches to explaining split digraphs along with four activities based on active learning games that can involve the whole class. Activities are progressive and support children to understand digraphs and split digraphs. The introductory activities use simple and familiar words that can be transformed into split digraphs. Further activities include more challenging words to stretch children and consolidate learning. Resources include: - Guidance notes for teachers - Printable letters and accompanying slides - Worksheets (113 slides/sheets in total)
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Magic Shapes Handwriting: cursive letters

Magic Shapes Handwriting: cursive letters

EVERY letter of the alphabet in cursive. Uses fine motor skills and basic shape making as a foundation for forming letter shapes. Each letter has been broken down in to simple shapes that can be used to develop fine motor skills and build pencil confidence. Those same shapes can then be magically joined together to form letters. A full set of resources is included for EACH individual letter including powerpoints and practice sheets. ************************* Developed over thousands of years, these magic symbols are used by wizards to share thoughts, ideas and information. Expert wizards can create thousands of spells with just a few magic shapes. These wizards are called WRITERS and you can become one. This lesson includes two parts: Part 1: Fine Motor Skills Shapes to develop fine motor skills and perfect the use of the magic pen. Includes: - examples and demonstrations on Powerpoint - Magic Pen Skills sheet with guidance and traceable shapes. Part 2: Learning the Letter Shape Combines the shapes in part 1 to form a magic symbol (the cursive letter). Includes: - guidance on Powerpoint with the handwritten version of the letter and examples of alternative ways it may be written in print and handwriting - Magic Letter Builder sheet with traceable forms of the shapes used in the fine motor skills activity and also combined to form the complete letter - Pen Wizard: Trace the letter at declining sizes to perfect magic writing skills - blank sheet for practising freestyle writing - flashcards with the complete letter and deconstructed shapes Note: Part 1 is designed to build confidence and familiarity of the shapes that have been deconstructed from the complete letters. The lettering is intended as an introduction to cursive writing with shapes that are similar to print. Examples of other versions of letter forms are included to help emphasise that children will see variations in books and with other people's handwriting.
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Magic Shapes Handwriting: lowercase: Complete Alphabet

Magic Shapes Handwriting: lowercase: Complete Alphabet

EVERY letter of the alphabet in lowercase. Uses fine motor skills and basic shape making as a foundation for forming letter shapes. Each letter has been broken down in to simple shapes that can be used to develop fine motor skills and build pencil confidence. Those same shapes can then be magically joined together to form letters. A full set of resources is included for EACH individual letter including powerpoints and practice sheets. ************************* Developed over thousands of years, these magic symbols are used by wizards to share thoughts, ideas and information. Expert wizards can create thousands of spells with just a few magic shapes. These wizards are called WRITERS and you can become one. This lesson includes two parts: Part 1: Fine Motor Skills Shapes to develop fine motor skills and perfect the use of the magic pen. Includes: - examples and demonstrations on Powerpoint - Magic Pen Skills sheet with guidance and traceable shapes. Part 2: Learning the Letter Shape Combines the shapes in part 1 to form a magic symbol (the lowercase print letter). Includes: - guidance on Powerpoint with the handwritten version of the letter and examples of alternative ways it may be written in print and handwriting - Magic Letter Builder sheet with traceable forms of the shapes used in the fine motor skills activity and also combined to form the complete letter - Pen Wizard: Trace the letter at declining sizes to perfect magic writing skills - blank sheet for practising freestyle writing - flashcards with the complete letter and deconstructed shapes Note: Part 1 is designed to build confidence and familiarity of the shapes that have been deconstructed from the complete letters. The lettering is intended as an introduction to handwriting with shapes that are similar to the shapes used in everyday writing (rather than rigid typed templates). The style of lettering is designed to follow similar patterns to cursive writing to support children that may learn to use cursive at a later time. Examples of other versions of letter forms are also included to help emphasise that children will see variations in books and with other people's handwriting.
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Magic Shapes Handwriting: UPPERCASE/capital letters: Complete Alphabet

Magic Shapes Handwriting: UPPERCASE/capital letters: Complete Alphabet

EVERY letter of the alphabet in UPPERCASE (capital letters). Uses fine motor skills and basic shape making as a foundation for forming letter shapes. Each letter has been broken down in to simple shapes that can be used to develop fine motor skills and build pencil confidence. Those same shapes can then be magically joined together to form letters. A full set of resources is included for EACH individual letter including powerpoints and practice sheets. ************************* Developed over thousands of years, these magic symbols are used by wizards to share thoughts, ideas and information. Expert wizards can create thousands of spells with just a few magic shapes. These wizards are called WRITERS and you can become one. This lesson includes two parts: Part 1: Fine Motor Skills Shapes to develop fine motor skills and perfect the use of the magic pen. Includes: - examples and demonstrations on Powerpoint - Magic Pen Skills sheet with guidance and traceable shapes. Part 2: Learning the Letter Shape Combines the shapes in part 1 to form a magic symbol (the capital letter). Includes: - guidance on Powerpoint with the handwritten version of the letter and examples of alternative ways it may be written in print and handwriting - Magic Letter Builder sheet with traceable forms of the shapes used in the fine motor skills activity and also combined to form the complete letter - Pen Wizard: Trace the letter at declining sizes to perfect magic writing skills - blank sheet for practising freestyle writing - flashcards with the complete letter and deconstructed shapes Note: Part 1 is designed to build confidence and familiarity of the shapes that have been deconstructed from the complete letters. The lettering is intended as an introduction to handwriting with shapes that are similar to the shapes used in everyday writing (rather than rigid typed templates). The style of lettering is designed to suit lowercase writing in both print and cursive. Examples of other versions of letter forms are also included to help emphasise that children will see variations in books and with other people's handwriting.
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45 Phonics Revision Activities: Long vowels: /eɪ/ and /iː/ (ai, ay, ee, ea)

45 Phonics Revision Activities: Long vowels: /eɪ/ and /iː/ (ai, ay, ee, ea)

Long vowels: /eɪ/ and /iː/ /eɪ/ (ai as in rain, ay as in play) /iː/ (ee as in feed, ea as in heat) Perfect for consolidating learning and revision. - 45 pages of activities - 1 certificate Activities include: - Trace the sound and trace different words with each sound - Make a phonic dice and then race to see which word wins - Have a go at forming words from the phonemes in the boxes - Identify different sounds by using different colours - Count the magic stars with each sound and see who has the most - Add the correct word to sentences - Think of your own words for each sound and write them down - See how many words you can find for each sound in a word search - Cut out the words and arrange them in the correct columns - Draw a picture for each word Includes the Word Wizards and Word Witches with some of their magical friends.
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45 Phonics Revision Activities: Long vowels: /aʊ/ and /əː/and /ə/ (ow, ou, er)

45 Phonics Revision Activities: Long vowels: /aʊ/ and /əː/and /ə/ (ow, ou, er)

Long vowels: /aʊ/ and /əː/and /ə/ /aʊ/ (ow as in cow, ou as in foul) /əː/ (stressed er as in herb) /ə/ (unstressed er as in over) (also known as the schwa or lazy vowel) Perfect for consolidating learning and revision. - 45 pages of activities - 1 certificate Activities include: - Trace the sound and trace different words with each sound - Make a phonic dice and then race to see which word wins - Have a go at forming words from the phonemes in the boxes - Identify different sounds by using different colours - Count the magic stars with each sound and see who has the most - Add the correct word to sentences - Think of your own words for each sound and write them down - See how many words you can find for each sound in a word search - Cut out the words and arrange them in the correct columns - Draw a picture for each word Includes Word Wizards and Word Witches with some of their magical friends.
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Phonics Workbook First Phonemes: Phonic Blasts

Phonics Workbook First Phonemes: Phonic Blasts

The magic word wizards have been busy making phonic BLASTS! Children can build their collection of phonic blasts with this book of first phonemes. This book includes 32 sheets that can be coloured and traced and written on themselves to help consolidate learning and practice letter shapes. Includes the following: m a s d t i n p g o c k u b f e l h sh r j v y w th oo ch z qu x ng nk Corresponds to Magic Sounds phonics resources and Read, Write Inc. ordering but pages can be ordered to suit your needs and/or used individually.
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45 Phonics Revision Activities: Long vowels: /aɪ/ and /əʊ/ (igh, y, ow, oa)

45 Phonics Revision Activities: Long vowels: /aɪ/ and /əʊ/ (igh, y, ow, oa)

Long vowels: /aɪ/ and /əʊ/ /aɪ/ (igh as in high, y as in try) /əʊ/ (ow as in slow, oa as in boat) Perfect for consolidating learning and revision. - 45 pages of activities - 1 certificate Activities include: - Trace the sound and trace different words with each sound - Make a phonic dice and then race to see which word wins - Have a go at forming words from the phonemes in the boxes - Identify different sounds by using different colours - Count the magic stars with each sound and see who has the most - Add the correct word to sentences - Think of your own words for each sound and write them down - See how many words you can find for each sound in a word search - Cut out the words and arrange them in the correct columns - Draw a picture for each word Includes Word Wizards and Word Witches with some of their magical friends.
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45 Phonics Revision Activities: Long vowels: /uː/ & /ɔɪ/ (oo, ew, oi, oy)

45 Phonics Revision Activities: Long vowels: /uː/ & /ɔɪ/ (oo, ew, oi, oy)

Long vowels: /uː/ & /ɔɪ/ /uː/ (oo as in loop, ew as in blew) /ɔɪ/ (oi as in coin, oy as in toy) Perfect for consolidating learning and revision. - 45 pages of activities - 1 certificate Activities include: - Trace the sound and trace different words with each sound - Make a phonic dice and then race to see which word wins - Have a go at forming words from the phonemes in the boxes - Identify different sounds by using different colours - Count the magic stars with each sound and see who has the most - Add the correct word to sentences - Think of your own words for each sound and write them down - See how many words you can find for each sound in a word search - Cut out the words and arrange them in the correct columns - Draw a picture for each word Includes Word Wizards and Word Witches with some of their magical friends.
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180 Phonics Revision Activities: Long Vowels Mega Bundle

180 Phonics Revision Activities: Long Vowels Mega Bundle

/eɪ/ (ai as in rain, ay as in play) /iː/ (ee as in feed, ea as in heat) /aɪ/ (igh as in high, y as in try) /əʊ/ (ow as in slow, oa as in boat) /uː/ (oo as in loop, ew as in blew) /ɔɪ/ (oi as in coin, oy as in toy) /aʊ/ (ow as in cow, ou as in foul) /əː/ (stressed er as in herb) /ə/ (unstressed er as in over) (also known as the schwa or lazy vowel) Perfect for consolidating learning and revision. - 180 pages of activities (in four different sets) - certificate Activities include: - Trace the sound and trace different words with each sound - Make a phonic dice and then race to see which word wins - Have a go at forming words from the phonemes in the boxes - Identify different sounds by using different colours - Count the magic stars with each sound and see who has the most - Add the correct word to sentences - Think of your own words for each sound and write them down - See how many words you can find for each sound in a word search - Cut out the words and arrange them in the correct columns - Draw a picture for each word Includes the Word Wizards and Word Witches with some of their magical friends.
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Phonics Assessment Sheet: Foundation Stage

Phonics Assessment Sheet: Foundation Stage

Assessment sheets for monitoring phonics in the Foundation Stage. These sheets are ideal for more detailed monitoring and interventions with space for notes. Also includes all assessment words on labelled sheets that correspond with the assessment sheets (with and without guides) Includes: High frequency words First phonemes - m a s d t - i n p g o - c k u b - f e l h sh - r j v y w - th oo ch z - qu x ng nk Long Vowels ay ee igh ow (as in slow) oo (as in loop) ou (as in loud) oy (as in toy) R-Controlled Phonemes ar (as in bark) or (as in horn) air ir (as in stir) Year 1 Consonant Digraphs (advanced) ff (as in cliff) ll (as in shell) ss (as in glass) zz (as in jazz) ck (as in kick) For overall tracking see the Phonics Tracking Sheet.
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Phonics Tracking Sheet: Foundation Stage - One Page Tracking

Phonics Tracking Sheet: Foundation Stage - One Page Tracking

One-page tracking sheet to easily monitor phonics progress for the Foundation Stage. Also includes all assessment words on labelled sheets that correspond with the tracking sheet (available with and without guides) Includes: High frequency words First phonemes - m a s d t - i n p g o - c k u b - f e l h sh - r j v y w - th oo ch z - qu x ng nk Long Vowels ay ee igh ow (as in slow) oo (as in loop) ou (as in loud) oy (as in toy) R-Controlled Phonemes ar (as in bark) or (as in horn) air ir (as in stir) Year 1 Consonant Digraphs (advanced) ff (as in cliff) ll (as in shell) ss (as in glass) zz (as in jazz) ck (as in kick)
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Phonics Assessment Flashcards: Foundation Stage

Phonics Assessment Flashcards: Foundation Stage

Includes 150 flashcards corresponding to the Phonics Tracking Sheet and the Phonics Assessment sheets. Cards are clearly labelled and are in the same order as they appear on the tracking and assessment sheets. These flashcards are primarily to support tracking and assessment. Flashcards and additional resources for teaching phonics can be found in the Magic Sounds phonics sets (full index for Magic Sounds phonics resources here).
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Phonics Practice Sheets: Foundation Stage High Frequency Words

Phonics Practice Sheets: Foundation Stage High Frequency Words

Writing practice sheets for high frequency words introduced during the Foundation Stage/EYFS/Reception. This set includes: Set 0 High Frequency Words Other available resources: Phonics Tracking Sheet Phonics Assessment Sheet Phonics Assessment Flashcards: Foundation Stage Phonics Activities: Set 0: High Frequency Words
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Spelling and Phonics Guide for Teachers and Parents

Spelling and Phonics Guide for Teachers and Parents

An English Guide to Spelling Guidance for teachers, teaching assistants, parents and tutors. This guide will help you understand some of the complexities of English spelling conventions and why it can be so tricky along with lots of practical guidance for stimulating interest and understanding in the teaching of phonics and spelling. Includes a written guide and a 50 slide powerpoint ideal for staff training and inset days. Can also be split into sections and used to introduce phonics techniques to parents. Topics include: - Introduction to phonics and the International Phonetic Alphabet - Characteristics of English - Phonics and Spelling Glossary - History of the Alphabet - History of English Spelling - Consonant Phonemes Chart - Short Vowel Phonemes Chart - Long Vowel Phonemes Chart - R-Controlled Phonemes Chart - Tricky Phonemes Chart - The Schwa - Phonics Pronunciation Guide - Features of English - Flashcard User Guide For phonics and spelling resources see the Magic Sounds phonics scheme.
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Phonics Practice Sheets: Foundation Stage First Phonemes

Phonics Practice Sheets: Foundation Stage First Phonemes

Writing practice sheets. These correspond to the Magic Sounds phonics tracking and assessment sheets (but can be used independently too). This set includes: Set 1 m a s d t Set 2 i n p g o Set 3 c k u b Set 4 f e l h sh Set 5 r j v y w Set 6 th oo ch z Set 7 qu x ng nk Other available resources: Phonics Tracking Sheet Phonics Assessment Sheet Phonics Assessment Flashcards: Foundation Stage Phonics Activities: Set 1: m a s d t Set 2: i n p g o Set 3: c k u b Set 4: f e l h sh Set 5: r j v y w Set 6: th oo ch z Set 7: qu x ng nk
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Phonics Practice Sheets: Foundation Stage Long Vowels

Phonics Practice Sheets: Foundation Stage Long Vowels

Writing practice sheets. These correspond to the Magic Sounds phonics tracking and assessment sheets (but can be used independently too). This set includes: Set 8 ay Set 9 ee Set 10 igh Set 11 ow (as in slow) Set 12 oo (as in loop) Set 17 ou (as in loud) Set 18 oy (as in toy) Other available resources: Phonics Tracking Sheet Phonics Assessment Sheet Phonics Assessment Flashcards: Foundation Stage Phonics Activities: Set 8: ay Set 9: ee Set 10: igh Set 11: ow (as in slow) Set 12: oo (as in loop) Set 17: ou (as in loud) Set 18: oy (as in toy)
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Phonics Practice Sheets: Foundation Stage R-Controlled Phonemes

Phonics Practice Sheets: Foundation Stage R-Controlled Phonemes

Writing practice sheets. These correspond to the Magic Sounds phonics tracking and assessment sheets (but can be used independently too). This set includes: Set 13 ar (as in bark) Set 14 or (as in horn) Set 15 air Set 16 ir (as in stir) Other available resources: Phonics Tracking Sheet Phonics Assessment Sheet Phonics Assessment Flashcards: Foundation Stage Phonics Activities: Set 13: ar (as in bark) Set 14: or (as in horn) Set 15: air Set 16: ir (as in stir)
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Phonics Practice Sheets: Foundation Stage (Advanced) Consonant Digraphs

Phonics Practice Sheets: Foundation Stage (Advanced) Consonant Digraphs

Writing practice sheets. These correspond to the Magic Sounds phonics tracking and assessment sheets (but can be used independently too). These sets are for advanced and more-able students (from the Year 1 curriculum) This set includes: Set 20 ff (as in cliff) Set 21 ll (as in shell) Set 22 ss (as in glass) Set 23 zz (as in jazz) Set 24 ck (as in kick) Other available resources: Phonics Tracking Sheet Phonics Assessment Sheet Phonics Assessment Flashcards: Foundation Stage Phonics Activities: Set 20: ff (as in cliff) Set 21: ll (as in shell) Set 22: ss (as in glass) Set 23: zz (as in jazz) Set 24: ck (as in kick)
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Complete Phonics Monitoring & Assessment Pack: Foundation Stage

Complete Phonics Monitoring & Assessment Pack: Foundation Stage

Complete monitoring and assessment for Foundation Stage phonics. Includes: - Tracking sheet including every phoneme and word for the Foundation Stage including high frequency words and a selection of words from Year 1 for more-able children - Assessment sheets ideal for interventions with space for adding notes. Includes sheets for high frequency words, first phonemes, digraphs and trigraphs - Flashcards for every phoneme and word - Practice sheets for every phoneme and word - Spelling and Pronunciation guide with supporting material for staff training 147 words including: - High Frequency Words - First Phonemes - Long Vowels - R-Controlled Phonemes - Consonant Digraphs (Advanced, from Year 1 curriculum) These resources are designed for monitoring and assessing phonics progress. For phonics teaching please see the Magic Sounds phonics resources.
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Phonics Tracking Sheet: Year 1 - One Page Tracking

Phonics Tracking Sheet: Year 1 - One Page Tracking

One-page tracking sheet to easily monitor phonics progress for Year 1. Includes all assessment words on labelled sheets that correspond with the tracking sheet (available with and without guides) Includes: (212 words) - Year 1 exception words - consonant digraphs - words with nk and tch - stressed and unstressed er (schwa) - adding suffixes to words - words ending with -y and words with k - long vowels - short vowels - r-controlled phonemes - words with ire ear and ure - words with ph wh and endings with ve - words prefixed with un- and compound words - words ending with ge/dge and words with ge/gi/gy/j - words with c and words beginning with kn/gn/wr - words ending with le/el/al/il
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