English Spelling and Vocabulary

http://www.design215.com/toolbox/wordfind.php This tool can be used to create word lists based on phonemes and morphemes


Featured Site: Alphabet aerobics!

http://www.vocabulary.co.il/ Vocab games

http://flashcards.dictionary.com/ Awesome flashcards!

http://vocabsushi.com/ An excellent site for vocab expansion activities

http://www.learnenglish.org.uk/games/spelloween/spelloween.html A nifty little Halloween spelling game!



http://kidsspell.com/ Spelling City

http://subtangent.com/maths/countdown.php letter game similar to boggle, complete with a timer *

http://www.spellmasters.org/links.asp English – spelling

Letter Dice: http://shop.sherston.com/freebees/literacy.htm

http://www.teacherled.com/resources/letterdice/letterdiceload.html Another type of letter dice for word challenge games.

Scrabble Blast! http://zone.msn.com/binGame/SBLS/default/loader.swf

http://wordsmith.org/words/today.html English – a word a day

http://www.learner.org/interactives/spelling/index.html Spelling Bee - all year levels

http://www.thatquiz.org/tq/practice.html?english_vocabulary Vocab quiz - you can also register to create your own.

QUIZ site: http://www.freerice.com/ This site donates grains of rice to impoverished communities for every correct response!

http://www.savethewords.org/ Save the words - click on 'disappearing' words to save them

http://www.vocabulary.co.il/spelling/ General spelling games

Crosswords, Word Searches, Puzzles

http://www.mrnussbaum.com/spellingcentral.htm Create your own printable spelling activities such as word lists, word searches and crosswords

http://www.armoredpenguin.com/crossword/ Create your own online crossword

http://puzzlemaker.discoveryeducation.com/ Online puzzle maker

http://wordsmith.org/anagram/advanced.html anagram creator, can also be used to solve newspaper 'target words' puzzles

Homophones

http://www.vocabulary.co.il/homophones/ Games

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/words/spelling/recognising/homophones/ Factsheet, worksheet, quiz, game

Root Words

http://www.vocabulary.co.il/root-words/ Games

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/words/spelling/wordbuilding/rootwords/ Factsheet, worksheet, quiz

Prefixes

http://www.vocabulary.co.il/prefixes/ Games

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/words/spelling/wordbuilding/prefixes/index.shtml Factsheet, worksheet, game, quiz

http://smarttutor.com/home/lessons/Vocab_PrefixSuffix_L3_V1_T3a.swf


Suffixes

http://www.vocabulary.co.il/suffixes/ Games

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/words/spelling/wordbuilding/suffixes/ Factsheet, worksheet, quiz

Synonyms

http://www.vocabulary.co.il/synonyms/ Games

http://fen.com/studentactivities/sameDiff/samediff.html matching game, fairly simple

Antonyms

http://www.vocabulary.co.il/antonyms/ Games

http://fen.com/studentactivities/sameDiff/samediff.html matching game, fairly simple

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/2fVcnI/www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/quizzes/crossword/100806_crossword_opposites.shtml Opposites IWB suitable crossword

Syllables

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/words/spelling/soundandspell/syllables/index.shtml Factsheet, worksheet, quiz, game

Letter Patterns

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/words/spelling/recognising/letterpatterns/index.shtml Factsheet, worksheet, quiz, game

Idioms

http://www.vocabulary.co.il/idioms/ Games

http://cybraryman.com/idioms.html A huge 'idioms' web page

Games: http://www.vocabulary.co.il/idioms/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/language/theteacher/2009/08/090910_teacher_sport_football.shtml Movie about idioms using football

http://www.idiomconnection.com/ More idioms

A very old cartoon that uses many idioms:

Find more videos like this on //EFL CLASSROOM 2.0//


http://www.vocabulary.co.il/idioms/?utm_source=SpellingCity&utm_medium=Newsletter&utm_campaign=SC%20NL%2016Oct10 a huge range of games on idioms by Spelling City

Idioms in real situations: http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/language/theteacher/

Spelling Rules and Generalisations

http://www.mourass.eq.edu.au/spelling.htm English – spelling rule posters *

http://www.oup.com/uk/booksites/content/0199296251/essentials/spellingtips/ English – top ten spelling tips

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/words/spelling/plurals/pluralrules/index.shtml Plurals: factsheet, worksheet, quiz, game

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/words/spelling/soundandspell/silentletters/index.shtml Silent letters: factsheet, worksheet, quiz, game

Confusing Words

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/words/spelling/recognising/confusingwords/ Factsheet, worksheet, quiz, game

http://www.alphadictionary.com/articles/confused_words.html 250 often confused words

http://www.xeromag.com/cheat.html Cheat sheet on often confused words and homophones

http://www.cliffsnotes.com/WileyCDA/Section/Confusing-Words-and-Phrases-Cheat-Sheet.id-305499,articleId-57061.html Confusing Words and Phrases Cheat Sheet

Word Lists

http://www.eduplace.com/rdg/tnc/pdf/gr_5.pdf Grade Five - includes challenge words

Dictionary/Thesaurus:

http://www.snappywords.com/ This is a fantastic online visual dictionary and thesaurus

http://www.visualthesaurus.com/vocabgrabber/ Visual thesaurus, similar to a word cloud. Allows you to input words, then selects some for your vocab list

Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/words/spelling/waystolearn/lookcover/index.shtml Factsheet, game, chart

Extension:


http://www.esldesk.com/spelling/smart-words Diabolical spelling and vocab words!

http://www.pocketbasics.com/GetFile.aspx?ID=84 Year 11 and Year 12 word lists

http://www.eastoftheweb.com/games/DefineTime1.swf A difficult vocab game - suit extension work!