Word Mess is a new app that I think pupils will love and it comes with a word of warning – it is quite addictive! If your pupils like word games like puzzles, wordsearches or crosswords, then they will love this app. It is a cross between a type of wordsearch and a word cloud. There are two main sections in the app – Challenge and QuickPlay. Quickplay has three different games – Find, Category and Rhymes. [click to continue…]
Popwords! is a free app for iPhone/iPod and iPad for practising vocabulary and spelling. There are four different ways to play the game – Classic, Practice, Puzzle and Daily Puzzle. It’s a good idea to start with the Practice section of the app so that the pupils can get used to the way the app works. You are given six rows of five letters on tiles. The aim of the game is to find as many words of at least three letters as you can. You make words by tapping or swiping letters in sequence. [click to continue…]
This is a simple phonic lesson on a Powerpoint presentation to get younger pupils to identify the -at and -an sounds in the pictures on the slides.
Source: Fiona Mahon
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Teachers all know how important it is to develop the oral and written language of pupils. This resource is a header to place in a prominent position in the classroom, under which can be recorded new or interesting words which are discovered during the day. These could be recorded in a copy or personal dictionary or the teacher could encourage pupils to use them in an oral sentence during the day. [click to continue…]