Expressing and Developing Ideas: Students learn how in a text, effective authors control and use an increasingly differentiated range of clause structures, words and word groups, as well as combinations of sound, image, movement, verbal elements and layout. They learn that the conventions, patterns and generalisations that relate to English spelling involve the origins of words, word endings, Greek and Latin roots, base words and affixes (see ACARA).
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WORD ORIGINS, GREEK and LATIN ROOTS, PREFIXES, SUFFIXES and AFFIXES 
Fun Brain
Rooting Out Words
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A multiple choice quiz to discover the root meaning of words.
Sound Cloud Prefixes and suffixes 'rap'
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Using Sound Cloud - Click on the play button to hear a rap song about prefixes, suffixes and root words.
Crickweb Root word / verb link
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The blue words are dragged to their correct place on the table headed by the root word. When all words have been placed, the user clicks on the check button to get feedback on their selection.
Sadlier Oxford Education Prefix, base word and suffix
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A game to help teach word origin. Children need to identify the prefix, base word and suffix in a given word.
Scholastic Affixes
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Children identify the correct spelling pattern by clicking on the correct 'fishing rod'. Children need to identify the word endings - 'ing', 'ed' and 'y'. A fun way to teach affixes.
E-Learning for Kids Prefixes and Suffixes
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A tutorial style lesson explains prefixes and suffixes. A good site to introduce the concepts and help children to identify how a base word can be changed by adding prefixes and suffixes.
E-Learning for Kids word groups
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A tutorial style lesson explains word beginnings and endings. A good site to introduce the concept of small words going together to make larger words.
Scholastic Prefixes and suffixes
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A game to support childen to identify word origins. Children need to click on the approriate meaning of various prefixes and suffixes. May select ability levels.
OSWEGO Constructing prefixes
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A tool to support children with prefix and word meanings. Children match the word meaning of the prefix. A good discussion starter or consolidation task.



PPPST.com
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Various PPTs to download to support educators teaching prefixes, suffixes and word origins.
SPELLING and SPELLING PATTERNS
Spelling City
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An assortment of interactive games to support children's spelling. High frequency words and children's own list words may be used. Various games including the selected words may be selected e.g. hangman, jumbled words, missing letters, alphabetical order.
Electric Company Spelling games
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Give kids the power to use words, while increasing reading skills, with fun interactive games from The Electric Company.
ICT Games Spelling - walk the plank
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Click here for the same activity, but easier
level of words.
A cross between 'look, cover, write, check' and 'hangman'. Children are given the word. It is then covered and the player needs to type the word. For each incorrect letter given, the pirate takes a step forward on the plank.
BBC Spellodrome
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After selecting a level, words are displayed on the screen. Their letters are then jumbled up. Children need to recreate the word using the appropriate letters.
Harcourt Brace Spelling
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Various levels from Consonant Vowel Consonant (CVCs) to complex spelling words may be selected. An audio of the word is given before the letters from that word are jumbled. Children use the letters provided to spell the word.
Ambleside Primary - Look, Cover, Write, Check
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Select words by topic words or by spelling patterns. An interactive look, cover, write check.
PHONEMES, CVC words and ONSET and RIME
ICT Games CVC words
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After hearing the CVC word and identifying the word visually, children click on the word from the three possibilities which has correct spelling.
Kent Seaside CVC flags
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After selecting the vowel sound, children will hear an audio of the three letter word. Children spell the word using a choice of letters displayed on the sandcastles.
Read, Write, Think Word Family Sort
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After selecting the desired vowel sound, words are sorted into the appropriate word family column.
BBC - CVC words
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Children need to read the CVC word and identify whether it is a real word or not.
Scholastic CVCs
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Children drag correct vowels to create real CVC word list.
Big Brown Bear Phoneme Jigsaw
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Children are invited to rearrange puzzle pieces to create common words.
Mrs W Phonemes Blog
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This blog has been set up to assist the students within a classroom with their learning about phonemes. Links are made to various sites as well as You tube clips.
BBC Cluster blender
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The Cluster Blender says a word, the children then choose and drag the beginning sound blend and the end sound blend. The Blender comically whizzes the sounds together then announces if the child's selections are correct.
HIGH FREQUENCY WORDS
BBC High Frequency Words
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This activity provides practice sight recognition and spelling of 200+ high frequency words. As each Star Word is provided children must decide if it matches a rocket, planet or black hole. At higher levels the words fragment so the children have to reconnect the words before matching.
Between the Lions 'Pounce'
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Children listen to audio of a high frequency word, then identify the word from three words, by clicking on the correct word. (UK)
Dolch Words Memory Game
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A memory match style game where children click on one card to hear audio of the word, before finding the corresponding word behind another card.
ICT Games High frequency words
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Children hear audio of high frequency words then click on the corresponding flower that has the correct word on it. (UK)
Room 108 Dolch Word List games
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Eleven lists of the Dolch Sight words. Once you click the desired list, a game is selected. Games are a choice of 'spelling' by clicking on appropriate letter, 'listen and match' and 'jigsaw game'.
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