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LEVEL 6 Spelling Programme WORD LISTS This level is recommended for 5th class pupils assuming they have completed the previous levels. Level 6 builds on and incorporates words in the dictation sentences from all the previous levels.

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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 a lower level of the programme.

Refer to page 7 on how to administer the programme .

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pheasant

shriek

elephant

shrug

giant

shred

brilliant

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Atlantic

bread

restaurant

spread

servant

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thread

service

infants

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central

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Romania

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Nigeria

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Bulgaria

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India

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Austria

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Australia

rhythm

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America

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Canada

receive

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vision

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Level 6 Spelling Tips List 2

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Soft c decent,central, century etc

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ceiling,receipt,receive,deceive. “i” before “e” except after “c”

Exceptions: weird, seize, protein List 5

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hour, honest, honour,humour Silent H

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When c is followed by “e”, “i” or “y” it has a “s “sound.

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Calm, palm, salmon, yolk etc SILENT L

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Dictation 4

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1. I decided to switch to a different butcher as the quality of meat is better and he gives out coupons. 2. Whenever I buy something I always keep the receipt in case I need to exchange the item. 3. It is important to include protein in our diet if you want to stay healthy. 4. Did you receive an invitation to Jane and Paul’s wedding? 5. It always stretch my arms towards the ceiling as part of my daily exercise routine. 6. Our weird neighbour eats ketchup sandwiches for breakfast. Dictation 5

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1. “You are welcome to join me for a trip in my dinghy,” said the handsome young man to the pretty lady. 2. I find it easier to learn poems that rhyme. 3. I heard a rumour that the troublesome boy in 6th class was suspended for a week. 4. It is such an honour to be selected to represent your country at the Olympics. 5. My friend is so honest I know he wouldn’t ever deceive me. 6. We learn about rhythm in our music lessons. Dictation 6

Lots of young Irish people have emigrated to Australia in recent years. A couple in our neighbourhood adopted a child from Russia. It is my vision to own a mansion in America when I am older. Lots of Irish have gained employment in Canada since the recession. I need to do lots of revision so I can understand the concept of division. I enjoy watching programmes on television that show the colourful lifestyle of people living in India.

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Dictation 7 It was a very sad occasion when my husband died. My friend’s husband always has a sad expression since his wife died. My house is so small I plan to build an extension. My parents made a decision to give me permission to go to the next Take That concert in the O2 Arena. 5. There was great confusion at the finish of the Boston Marathon due to the explosion. 6. I hope when I retire I receive a decent pension.

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1. I had to queue in the bank for several minutes while waiting to cash my cheque. 2. I bought an antique table at the market for my dining room. 3. The price of my ticket for admission to the concert was expensive at 50 euro. 4. I spread a small light blanket over the baby while he slept. 5. I have to dress in formal gear for the banquet to mark the opening of the restaurant. 6. What a surprise I got when I put on my jacket to discover a packet of sweets in the pocket. Dictation 9

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1. There was a great atmosphere among the Donegal supporters at the All Ireland Final in Croke Park. 2. I was excited when I managed to get the autograph of the captain of the winning team. 3. “We will learn about the physical features of Ireland in our geography lessons this term”, explained the teacher. 4. “I intend to study geography and physics for my leaving cert”, said the student to his father. 5. I took plenty of photographs of the dolphins when I visited Belfast Zoo on our school tour. 6. The physician advised the pharmacy what medicine I needed to help me recover from my surgery. 24


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Level 6 Record of Spellings Name: _______________________ Class: _________

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LEVEL 7 Spelling Programme WORD LISTS This level is recommended for 6th class pupils assuming they have completed the previous levels. Level 7 builds on and incorporates words in the dictation sentences from all the previous levels.

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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 a lower level of the programme.

Refer to page 7 on how to administer the programme .

LIST 2 capable

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comfortable

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LEVEL 7 Mnemonics & Spelling Tips “able” rules “able” is a more common suffix than “ible”.

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Words that end in an “e” usually drop the “e” before adding the suffix eg adorable unless the ending is “ce “ or “ge”.

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Eg manageable, noticeable

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ge and dge words. No English words ends in “j”. When g is followed by “e”, “i “ or “y “ , it says “j”.

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NECESSARY There is one collar and 2 socks in NECESSARY

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NEVER EAT CAKE , EAT SALAD SANDWICHES AND REMAIN YOUNG

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Politician, dietician, optician, electrician, beautician. Many occupations end in CIAN.

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NEVER EAT CAKE , EAT SALAD SANDWICHES AND REMAIN YOUNG

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Dictation 13

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1. I always order apple crumble and custard in a restaurant as a dessert and steak with mustard as a main course. 3. A lizard is a reptile with dry, scaly skin.

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2. Smoking is banned in public places as it is considered a health hazard.

4. The teacher is impressed by Richard’s high standard of reading so he is regularly asked to read aloud in class.

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5. A wizard is a man believed to have magic powers.

6. It is doubtful if the festival will go ahead due to the blizzard conditions. Dictation 14

1. The referee commented on the goalkeeper after the match he felt that he had great potential as a keeper. 2. After my initial appointment with my local doctor I was referred on to a consultant for further tests.

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3. Our secretary has all the confidential information relating to the pupils kept securely in the filing cabinet.

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4. It is essential to maintain a healthy diet if you are trying to reach your potential as an elite athlete.

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5. I preferred eating garlic potatoes with herring for my dinner rather than roast potatoes. 6. The principal was upset when she discovered a substantial sum of money was stolen from the safe.

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1. The roads were slippery and hazardous this morning due to the showery weather overnight. 2. Children learn to recite nursery rhymes at preschool. 3. The detectives made a discovery of millions of pounds worth of stolen jewellery in the disused brewery.

4. I bought all the stationery I needed for the office in the local grocery store. 5. It was a mystery to all in the school as to why a truck remained parked in a stationary position in front of main entrance all day. 6. A monastery is a building where monks live and work. 53


Dictation 16 1. Driving under the influence of alcohol could result in you losing your licence.

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2. The judge and jury had very little evidence to sentence the man on trial for the murder.

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3. The nurse displayed great patience towards her demanding elderly patients in the ward. 4. What is the difference between seven and fifteen?

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5. In our history lessons we learned how the people of this nation fought for their independence. 6. I have great confidence that you will be successful in gaining employment in the future with your level of intelligence. Dictation 17

1. My daughter was chosen to do the introduction for the school’s production of Annie in the theatre. 2. The driving instructor was confident I would succeed in passing my driving test.

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3. The conductor of the orchestra introduced himself to the audience before the performance.

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4. My cousin was paralysed as a result of a road traffic accident. 5. The infants enjoy using lego to construct models.

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6. In an effort to reduce our litter at school we first had to analyse our litter waste.

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1. The accountant uses a calculator to help him balance his accounts.

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2. When building our extension the contractor fitted two extra radiators. 3. My toothache was so painful I arranged an appointment with the dentist to get an extraction. 4. The university professor signed a contract to work in the college for two years.

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Dictation 30

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1. I strongly disapprove of the decision to disqualify the candidate from the competition.

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2. In order to ensure I qualify for the Olympics I will have to follow a strict training schedule. 3. The patient was in a lot of discomfort after being discharged from hospital. 4. Stephen is a disgrace to his family as he is so dishonest.

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5. If my daughter has another poor performance it will really discourage and disappoint her. 6. My school report will dissatisfy my parents as they feel I am not achieving my potential. Dictation 31

1. There was great sympathy extended to the family who lost their daughter in a boating tragedy. 2. My favourite meal is lasagne with potatoes, broccoli and of course champagne.

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3. The incident that occurred on the football pitch is an item on the agenda for discussion at the next committee meeting.

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4. I organised my holiday and accommodation for my trip to America through my local travel agency.

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5. My dad’s occupation is an engineer. 6. We spent a day at the aquarium in Barcelona while on holidays there.

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1. The reporter wrote an excellent column about the training schedule of the amateur boxer Katie Taylor.

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2. I anticipate that the children will have a brilliant day out on their excursion to the Giant’s Causeway. 3. When an author illustrates his story it makes it easier for the reader to visualise the scene. 4. The bomb exploding in Omagh was a catastrophe for the local community. 5. The day the bombing occurred the local people spoke out to communicate their sympathy with the victims and condemn those responsible. 6. We should celebrate anyone with exceptional talent in our school. 59


Level 7 Photocopiable Template

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Level 7 Record of Spellings Name: _______________________ Class: _________

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Spelling Made Fun 3 Teacher's Book  

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

Spelling Made Fun 3 Teacher's Book  

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

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