literacy resources

 

General

Plain English - before and after - matching activity focusing on writing clear, simple English [TA]

Sequencing

Months dominoes - facts about the months to cut and play [CT].
Months flashcards - with numbers on the back [C]

Alphabet and phonics

Alphabetical order - drag and drop activity [TA]
Animal syllable flashcards - sort according to how many syllables in name and place on chart [C]
Assessment grid of Grapheme-Phoneme Correspondences (adapted from Letters and Sounds) - use with grapheme flashcards [CT]
b/d practice sheet - learner to say letter sounds [C]
b/discrimination prompt sentences and answer sheet [C]
Boot/Look posters for the two different 'oo' phonemes plus 'oo' words to sort [C]
Dolch flashcards - List 1, List 2, List 3. (List 1= 12 words = 25% of all the words we read and write. Lists 1 + 2 = 33 words = 33% of all reading and writing. Lists 1 + 2 + 3 = 100 words = 50% of all reading and writing) [C]
'ck', 'x' and 'qu' words crossword (That Reading Thing - Level 11) - with answers and interactive version [TA]
'ed' sorting activity - print, cut and sort 'ed' words according to their sounds [CTA]
Full circle - practise 'sh', 'ch' and 'th' by transforming simple words a sound at a time [C]
'le' words crossword - (That Reading Thing - Level 14) - with answers and interactive version  [TA]
Phases 2 and 3 grapheme charts (adapted  from Letters and Sounds) [C]
'th', 'sh', 'ch' crossword - (That Reading Thing - Level 9) - with answers and interactive version [TA]
Silent 'e' crossword - (That Reading Thing - Level 10) - printable version and online version [TA]
Silent 'e' grid  - summary of silent 'e' rule [CTA]
Upper/lower case pelmanism flashcards for s a t p i n m d g o c [C]
Upper/lower case pelmanism flashcards for k j v w x y qu sh th ch [C]
Vowel grid - fill in the table with different CVC words [CTA]
Vowel grid with silent 'e' - as above but including silent 'e' words [CTA]
'x' words crossword (That Reading Thing - Level 11) -  with answers and interactive version [TA]

Reading and spelling

101 commonly misspelt words - better version for printing [TA]
Affixes and roots - print, cut up and reassemble (caution - sometimes the root spelling will change, depending on the suffix) [TA]
Homophone flashcards - for pelmanism/memory game [CTA]
Homophone list - list of common homophones with example sentences [TA]
Homophones worksheet - (Padstow text) proofreading and gap fill [TA]
Izzy's great holiday - word mindmap to practise 'igh' words [C]
Silent letter crossword - interactive [TA]
Spelling practice - early level worksheet focusing on 'c' and 'k' choices and double letter 'll', 'ff' and 'ss' at the end of words [C]
Spelling strategies  - mindmap of ways to learn difficult spellings [TA]
Spelling test - 20 commonly misspelt words [TA]
Suffixing drag and drop - activity with answers [TA]
Suffixing rules - mindmap summary of the main rules [TA]
Suffixing rules revision sheet and Answers - use to consolidate [TA]
There, their, they're - interactive gap fill activity testing these homophones [TA]
To, too and two - interactive gap fill activity testing these homophones [TA]
Useful spelling terms - drag and drop exercise checking understanding of vowel, syllable, prefix etc. (Or print and cut up this flashcard version) [TA]

Writing, grammar and punctuation

Apostrophes (and better version for printing) - mindmap of how to use [TA]
Apostrophes made simple - with cartoons [CTA]
Bodmin's big night - interactive gap fill activity testing apostrophes [TA]
Electrical safety - divide a piece of text into sentences and paragraphs (has answers) [TA]