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ERIC Number: ED472280
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 89
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-19-312240-5
Spelling Bank: Lists of Words and Activities for the KS2 Spelling Objectives. The National Literacy Strategy.
Department for Education and Employment, London (England).
This booklet contains lists of words and ideas to help in the teaching of the "Key Stage 2" spelling objectives set out in England's National Literacy Strategy Framework for Teaching. In the booklet, a page is devoted to each individual objective, although there are obvious links between objectives, particularly those covering prefixes, suffixes, roots, and modified endings, and teachers will find not only a bank of useful words but suggestions for teaching the objective in whole class and group time. At the bottom of each page teachers will find notes which include the rules or conventions themselves. These word lists are not exhaustive, but they have been selected as the most common and appropriate words for the age group, and the most useful for teaching--families of words have been represented by a single word rather than listing every variation. Appendixes contain a figure illustrating "spelling around the clock"; advice on teaching spelling conventions; examples of teacher-led shared spelling investigations; a discussion of differentiation issues; whole class consolidation activities; and extracts from students' spelling journals. (NKA)
Department for Education and Skills (DfES), PROLOG, P.O. Box 5050, Sherwood Park, Annesley, Notts NG15 0DJ. Tel: 0845 6022260; Fax: 0845 6033360; e-mail: For full text:
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department for Education and Employment, London (England).