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Puzzles used in the Spellzoo booklets

Puzzles for the Revised 2014 spelling lists

Al the lion enjoys the word puzzles too!

There are four different worksheets in each set of word puzzles linked to each week´s spelling lists. Each set of puzzles includes an anagram (word jumble) activity which gives the student practice in reading, recalling and writing the spelling words, plus a list of words taken from the spelling list which the student can use in their own sentences to show an understanding of the word and allows them to put it into context.

Year 1

  • Word shapes - encourages students to look at the shape of the words and shows where letters are placed on the line.
  • Wordsearch - the student's recognition and recall of the words in the spelling list is improved. Familiarity of the spelling rule is increased and concentration is encouraged.

Year 2

  • Alphabetical order - reinforces reading the spelling list and encourages dictionary skills.
  • Choose the word - increases the student's understanding of the meaning of individual words. Improves vocabulary and encourages dictionary use.

Year 3

  • Alphabetical order - reinforces reading the spelling list and improves dictionary skills.
  • Matching definitions - reinforces the student's comprehension and writing abilities.

Year 4

  • Decode the word - the student practices the spellings by matching letters to numbers.
  • Matching Definitions - reinforces the student's comprehension and writing abilities.

Year 5

  • Decode the word - the student practices the spellings by matching letters to numbers.
  • Magic Square - fill in the grid by matching words to the correct definition.

Year 6

  • Decode the word - the student practices the spellings by matching letters to numbers.
  • Crossword - allows the student to practice spelling by correctly identifying a word from a clue and writing it into the grid.

Single Puzzles for the Revised 2014 Spellings

There are ten different worksheets in each set of word puzzles linked to each week's spelling lists.  Provides extra practice for the weekly spelling lists.  Each booklet covers a term's work for the Year group. Available for KS2 students for all 3 terms.  KS1 booklets coming soon.

    • Alphabetical Order - reinforces reading the spelling list and encourages dictionary skills.
    • Wordsearch - the student's recognition and recall of the words in the spelling list is improved. Familiarity of the spelling rule is increased and concentration is encouraged.
    • Decode the word - the student practices the spellings by matching letters to numbers.
    • Own Sentences - Students write their own sentences to show that they understand the word in context.
    • Multiple Choice - increases the student's understanding of the meaning of individual words. Improves vocabulary and encourages dictionary use.
    • Word Jumbles - gives the student practice in reading, recalling and writing the spelling words.
    • Magic Square - the student's comprehension and puzzle solving skills are strengthened.
    • Matching definitions - reinforces the student's comprehension and writing abilities.
    • Crossword - allows the student to practice spelling by correctly identifying a word from a clue and writing it into the grid.
    • Word shapes - encourages students to look at the shape of the words and shows where letters are placed on the line.

 

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Grammatical terms quick quizzes

These are a series of quizzes which ask the student to match a grammatical term (noun - proper and common, pronoun, connective, verb, adjective, preposition and adverb) to a word from a given word list.  You will find a colourful visual reminder of the grammatical terms here.  Print out the sheet for the student.  There are also two extra worksheets which allow the student to put in their own examples for extra practice.

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