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1 © Boardworks Ltd 2003 1 of 17 Spelling Homophones and Common Patterns This icon indicates that detailed teacher’s notes are available in the Notes Page. For more detailed instructions, see the Getting Started presentation. This icon indicates the slide contains activities created in Flash. These activities are not editable.

2 © Boardworks Ltd 2003 2 of 17 Recognizing and learning homophones can make a big difference to your spelling. Recognizing common letter patterns can help too. Homophones and common patterns Words that sound the same but have different spellings are called homophones. Can you think of any?

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5 © Boardworks Ltd 2003 5 of 17 There can be used to show place: It is over there. There can also be used with a verb: There is no point. Their shows that something belongs to them: It’s their car. They’re is the abbreviated form of ‘they are’: They’re going on holiday. Common homophones

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7 © Boardworks Ltd 2003 7 of 17 Two refers to the number 2: He ate two meals. To can show direction: She went to the shops. To can also make the infinitive of a verb: It was going to be difficult. Too can mean also or too much: She’s too chatty. He is too. Common homophones

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9 © Boardworks Ltd 2003 9 of 17 Your means belonging to you: It is your responsibility. You’re is the shortened form of ‘you are’: You’re not going to believe it. Aloud means something done so that it can be heard: She spoke her thoughts aloud. Allowed means permitted: Smoking was not allowed. Common homophones

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12 © Boardworks Ltd 2003 12 of 17 E.g. weird, ancient, science protein, seize ie and ei words There is a useful rule to help us remember: i before e, except after c, when the ie rhymes with bee. Check whether these words fit in with the rule: believe, receive, ceiling, weight, field, conceit, leisure Beware – there are exceptions! These you will have to learn. Common letter patterns

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14 © Boardworks Ltd 2003 14 of 17 Double letters

15 © Boardworks Ltd 2003 15 of 17 Some words with two sets of doubles! Make a note of these and see if you can find any more. assesssuccessballoon committed embarrassaccommodation appalling goddess Double letters

16 © Boardworks Ltd 2003 16 of 17 Your knowledge of prefixes should help you with some doubles. If you have to think twice about the double letters in these words disappoint disappear it may help to remember that dis is a prefix attached to the stem. dis + appear= disappear dis + satisfy= dissatisfy Double letters

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