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1 High-Frequency Words Year 9 Spelling Starters
This presentation matches Objective W2 from the Framework for Teaching English (Spelling high-frequency words and new terms from all subject areas). The starters here are intended as a starting point to covering this objective – students should then use their spelling journals to record words they have difficulty spelling in each subject area. Photo © 2006 Jupiterimages Corporation. Icons key: For more detailed instructions, see the Getting Started presentation Flash activity. These activities are not editable. Teacher’s notes included in the Notes Page Extension activities Web addresses Accompanying worksheet 1 of 11 © Boardworks Ltd 2006

2 Contents Homophones Heteronyms Key subject words 2 of 11
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3 High-frequency words - Homophones
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4 What are homophones? Many commonly confused words are homophones – words which sound exactly the same but which are spelt differently. Some words are confused because, whilst not exactly the same, they sound or look very similar. How many pairs or groups of homophones can you think of? Students will have already encountered homophones in Years 7 and 8, so should be able to provide examples such as ‘two’ and ‘too’, ‘steel’ and ‘steal’, etc.

5 Homophones activity 1 This activity, and the one on the following slide, should help identify whether any students are struggling with homophones. An additional activity you could use would be to ask students to write their own sentences using both homophones in a pair and to devise ways of remembering them. Worksheet One accompanies this slide.

6 Homophones activity 2 Worksheet One accompanies this slide.

7 High-frequency words - Heteronyms
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8 What are heteronyms? Heteronyms are words which are spelt the same but are pronounced differently and have different meanings. For example: We rowed the boat across the lake. I rowed with my mother last night. How many other heteronyms can you think of?

9 Heteronyms activity How many heteronyms can you spot in this passage?
When Lei’s cousin got married, Lei was asked to read a poem in the church. A buffet lunch was served at the wedding reception afterwards. It was a lovely day: Lei truly believed the bride and groom would live happily ever after together, and even shed a tear when they were declared man and wife. She’d also taken the lead on the dance floor later! When Lei’s cousin got married, Lei was asked to read a poem in the church. A buffet lunch was served at the wedding reception afterwards. It was a lovely day: Lei truly believed the bride and groom would live happily ever after together, and even shed a tear when they were declared man and wife. She’d also taken the lead on the dance floor later! Ask students to read the sentences aloud to hear how the heteronyms are pronounced differently. Worksheet Two accompanies this slide. Now write a new sentence for each heteronym, using its alternative meaning.

10 High-frequency words – Key subject words
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11 Hangman spelling test Worksheet Three accompanies this slide.


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