Page 1

in

ew

Vi g pl

Sa m

e


LEVEL 4 Spelling Programme WORD LISTS This level is recommended for third class pupils assuming they have completed the previous levels. Level 4 builds on and incorporates levels 1, 2 and 3 words in the dictation sentences.

pl

e

For this programme to be effective children need to experience success and therefore need to be put on the appropriate level for their ability so this may necessitate some pupils working on level 3 or even level 2.

Refer to page 7 on how to administer the programme .

LIST 2 young

LIST 3 sure

LIST 4 twelve

care

younger

measure

twenty

careful

youngest

treasure

dance

careless

body

pleasure

France

square

nobody

afraid

chance

anybody

raid

distance

somebody

laid

since

everybody

paid

prince

in

share

g

scare

Sa m

LIST 1 are

ew

spare

don’t

cycle

princess

idea

won’t

bicycle

pie

leave

couldn’t

cycling

pier

sneak

wouldn’t

cyclist

happier

squeak

haven’t

listen

magpie

beast

aren’t

often

pierce

real

isn’t

fasten

piece

heal

didn’t

soften

niece

Vi

stare

9


LIST 6

LIST 7

LIST 8

tie

field

football

January

die

yield

carpet

soldier

shield

target

dies

thief

handbag

second

diesel

grief

homework

secondary

ladies

brief

raincoat

primary

bodies

chief

goldfish

Mary

mischief

cowboy

April

priest

butter

during

fierce

shutter

hurt

tied

married

litter

burst

cried

carried

letter

bury

fried

hurried

better

jury

tried

worried

matter

injury

dried

twig

winner

surname

spied

twist

dinner

survive

pl

ew

lied

Vi

February Library

Sa m

in

believe

g

lie

e

LIST 5

10


LEVEL 4 Mnemonics & Spelling Tips List 1

e

ARE , CAREFUL We ARE always CAREFUL

pl

List 2 YOU look so YOUng. List 3 CYCLE

Sa m

YOUNG

Can You Cook Large Eggs? CYCLING

g

*When the ING comes to stay the E goes away.

in

OFTEN, LISTEN

I OFTEN LISTEN to the news at TEN.

ew

List 4

TWENTY

There is WENT in TWENTY

Vi

PIECE,PIE,PIER,MAGPIE

“Can I have a PIECE of PIE to throw at the MAGPIES on the PIER”? asked PIERCE.

SINCE, PRINCE, PRINCESS It is a long time SINCE I saw the PRINCE and PRINCESS.

17


List 5

e

SOLDIER , DIE A SOLDIER will often DIE in battle.

pl

BELIEVE, LIE

Sa m

Never BELIEVE a LIE

Plural rule ladies, bodies. Change the “y” to “i” and add es. cried, fried, tried, dried, spied (LIST 5)

married, carried, hurried, worried (LIST 6)

in

List 6

g

RULE: If a word ends in a consonant plus “Y” eg cry, change the “y” to “i” before adding any ending, except when adding “ing” you leave the y eg CRIED, CRYING.

ew

“i” before “e” except after c. thief, field etc List 8

FEBRUARY

Vi

FIVE ENGLISH BOXERS RAN UP A ROUGH YARD

We all Say “BR “in FEBRUARY LIBRARY

There is a BRA in LIBRARY DURING DO U RING the bell DURING class 18


Dictation 31

e

I am so proud of my cousin Paul who is the captain of the soccer team. I visited Britain last Autumn.

pl

We will applaud the author of the poem when we meet him in the library It is not my fault that the laundry got coloured in the wash. My father has a fountain in his front garden

Sa m

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

I will help by taking the dirty cups and saucers to the sink.

Dictation 32

1. I was so nervous in my interview I went straight home after as I didn’t want discuss it.

g

2. There is a great view of the surrounding countryside from our kitchen window.

in

3. The workers are going on strike because they have not been paid what they are owed. 4. My grandfather died in hospital shortly after having a stroke.

ew

5. The herd of cattle are grazing in the meadow.

Vi

6. The young child got a scrape on his finger from the screw.

33


Level 4 Photocopiable Template

Name:

Dictation Sentences ..........................................................................

.......................................

Sa m

pl

1

2

ew

in

g

3

4

Dictation

e

for

Vi

5

6

34


Level 4 Record of Spellings Name: _______________________ Class: _________

e

Date: _____________

How do you think you did in your spelling today?

pl

LIST ____ 1.

Sa m

2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

g

7. 9.

ew

10.

in

8.

11. 12.

Vi

13. 14. 15. 16.

SCORE _____ 16 35


ew

Vi

MON

in g

TUES

e

THURS

pl

Sa m

WED

Name:_______________________________ List :____ Date:_____

Practise Spelling these words each night

Level 4

LOOK, COVER, WRITE, CHECK

36


LEVEL 5 Spelling Programme WORD LISTS This level is recommended for fourth class pupils assuming they have completed the previous levels. Level 5 builds on and incorporates levels 1, 2, 3 and 4 words in the dictation sentences.

pl

e

For this programme to be effective children need to experience success and therefore need to be put on the appropriate level for their ability so this may necessitate some pupils working on level 2 or even level 3.

Refer to page 7 on how to administer the programme .

LIST 2 bare

LIST 3 high

LIST 4 waving

howl

prepare

higher

saving

bowl

dare

highest

shaving

growl

rare

thigh

living

prowl

area

sigh

giving

pair

sighed

diving

repair

interfere

driving

stairs

severe

arriving

invite

upstairs

sincere

surviving

polite

downstairs

sincerely

shaking

retire

unfair

relate

stocking

compete

bait

translate

smoking

athlete

wait

shade

smiling

complete

waiter

lemonade

dining

concrete

waitress

brigade

hoping

delete

waist

invade

voting

in

site

g

fowl

Sa m

LIST 1 owl

Vi

ew

spite

37


LIST 6

LIST 7

LIST 8

scar

journey

pear

delight

scarf

kidney

peach

scare

chimney

peace

scared

turkey

peas

lightning

scarce

valley

appear

lighthouse

easy

trolley

disappear

nightmare

greasy

artist

event

frighten

easier

blister

prevent

frightened

wrist

invent

tight

consist

silent

sight

ew

easily

pl

delighted

delightful

Sa m

g

in

easiest

e

LIST 5

exist

talent

bright

disease

insist

plenty

might

grease

mistake

absent

accident

obey

instant

consent

resident

disobey

distant

prevent

dentist

grey

distance

present

president

Vi

ease

38


LEVEL 5 Mnemonics & Spelling Tips List 4

e

WAVING, SAVING etc List 8

Sa m

TIGHT, BRIGHT, MIGHT, SIGHT

pl

• When the –ing comes to stay the e goes away.

IGHT pattern I’ve Got Hot Toast List 9

ALSO, ALWAYS, ALREADY, ALTOGETHER etc

g

• The one L rule for all when it comes at the beginning of a word. List 17

in

DESERT, DESSERT

ew

I love 2 DESSERTS List 20

Vi

Halves, Calves, Lives, Knives etc PLURAL RULE • Some nouns ending in f or fe, change the f to v and add es to make the plural.

45


List 22

e

cities, parties etc

pl

PLURAL RULE • Nouns ending in a vowel and then “y” in

Sa m

The singular like key just add s in the plural . All other words ending in a consonant and then “y”, like city, change the “y “ to “i ” and then add es. List 24

Helpful, painful, joyful etc BEAUTIFUL

g

When full is at the end of a word (suffix), drop one “l”.

ew

List 25

in

Big Elephants Always Understand That It’s Foolish Untying Laces. copying, marrying etc Keep the “y” when adding –ing.

Vi

List 26

Swimming, stopping, dragging etc 1-1-1

words

When a word has one syllable,one vowel and one consonant at the end we must double the last letter before adding a vowel suffix. 46


Dictation 31 I am about average height and weight for my age. The forgetful student left all his luggage at the station. My cousin got engaged to the manager in her local supermarket. We had my favourite dinner of cabbage and bacon yesterday. The captain will encourage his team to attend training every night to give themselves the best chance of winning the final. 6. I will cycle through this long narrow passage.

Sa m

pl

e

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Dictation 32

Vi

ew

in

g

1. The future looks bright for the young law student who is attending college in Cork. 2. I have tried to capture the action in this picture. 3. Did I mention that my relation had a serious heart operation during the week? 4. We got a flat tyre on the way to the station. 5. The priest will celebrate the marriage of the young couple with their family, friends and relations. 6. We have a wonderful adventure playground for the young children of the parish.

57


Level 5 Photocopiable Template

Name:

Dictation Sentences ..........................................................................

.......................................

Sa m

pl

1

2

ew

in

g

3

4

Dictation

e

for

Vi

5

6

58


Level 5 Record of Spellings Name: _______________________ Class: _________

e

Date: _____________

How do you think you did in your spelling today?

pl

LIST ____ 1.

Sa m

2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

g

7. 9.

ew

10.

in

8.

11. 12.

Vi

13. 14. 15. 16.

SCORE _____ 16 59


ew

Vi

MON

in g

TUES

e

THURS

pl

Sa m

WED

Name:_______________________________ List :____ Date:_____

Practise Spelling these words each night

Level 5

LOOK, COVER, WRITE, CHECK

60


Photocopiable Template for Challenging Words

2.

Fold

Sa m

pl

e

1.

3.

4.

Vi

Fold

ew

in

g

5.

Photocopiable template which can be used to spell words that are challenging. 1.

Copy the word

2.

Write the word as many times as you can in 1 minute

3.

Fold back columns 1 and 2 and then write the word

4.

Close your eyes and write the word from memory

5.

Write a sentence with the word in it.

61

Spelling Made Fun B Teachers Book  

Spelling Made Fun with Visual Patterns is a new and comprehensive spelling programme from Senior Infants to Sixth Class.

Spelling Made Fun B Teachers Book  

Spelling Made Fun with Visual Patterns is a new and comprehensive spelling programme from Senior Infants to Sixth Class.

Advertisement