Spelling - Complex and Unfamiliar Words

Spelling - Complex and Unfamiliar Words

of 13 Spelling Complex and Unfamiliar words This icon indicates that detailed teachers notes are available in the Notes Page. This icon indicates the slide contains activities created in Flash. These activities are not editable. For more detailed instructions, see the Getting Started presentation. Boardworks Ltd 2003 Complex and unfamiliar words of 13 I hate spelling! I always get

words confused with each other. I find long words particularly tricky. Do you agree with these students? This presentation will give you some tips on coping with complex and unfamiliar words. Boardworks Ltd 2003 Homophones of 13 Do these words ever puzzle you? affect or effect?

choose or chose? accept or except? quite or quiet? practice or practise? principal or principle? Boardworks Ltd 2003

Homophones of 13 Many commonly confused words are homophones words which sound the same but which are spelt differently. Some words are confused because, whilst not exactly the same, they sound or look very similar. Knowing the reason behind the difference may help you remember the word. Sometimes you may have to think up a little trick or way of remembering the word like sounding it out. Read through the following examples, then test yourself with the quiz that follows. Boardworks Ltd 2003

Homophones of 13 accept A verb meaning to receive. I accept your apology. except A word meaning not including. Everyone was invited except Mona. affect

A verb meaning to influence or change something. Alcohol can affect your health. effect A noun meaning a result. The effect of the fire was disastrous. (Effect can also be a verb meaning to bring about: He effected the result with ease.) Boardworks Ltd 2003 Homophones of 13

principal principle practice practise This means first, leading or leader. He was the Principal of the college. This means a basic truth or law. It was the principle of the matter. A noun. She went to netball practice. A verb. He needs to practise penalty kicks. chose (Rhymes with goes) Past tense.

She chose to leave early. choose (Rhymes with shoes) Present tense and infinitive. You are free to choose. Boardworks Ltd 2003 Homophones of 13 weather sunshine, rain, etc. The weather is hot.

whether if I dont know whether its right. quite quiet lose loose Means fairly or completely. He was quite angry. silent, silence. It was quiet in the library. (Rhymes with whose) Means to not win. He didnt want to lose the race.

(Rhymes with goose) Means to free or untie. She let the horse loose. Boardworks Ltd 2003 Homophones of 13 Boardworks Ltd 2003 Complex words of 13 Boardworks Ltd 2003 Complex words

of 13 Boardworks Ltd 2003 Complex words of 13 Boardworks Ltd 2003 Roots of words Knowing about the roots of words, particularly those with Latin and Greek roots, can help you get to grips with unfamiliar words. How do the roots of these words help us to understand the meanings? (Check in a dictionary.)

anti (against) + dote (given) = antidote abs (from, away) + tain (keep) = abstain contra (against) + dict (say) = contradict pro (onwards) + pell (drive) = propeller Can you find examples of these roots in other words? of 13 Boardworks Ltd 2003 To sum up Look out for some of the letter patterns we have identified. Look for and study words that catch you out. You may find looking at the roots of words helpful. Or you may just need to learn the words. Remember to record new words in your spelling journal.

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