Reading from Scratch - Spelling Rules ENGLISH SPELLING RULES Short and Long Vowels 1. To spell a short vowel sound, only one letter is needed: at red it hot up 2. maid, made, but madder; dine, diner, but dinner. Spelling the Sound /k/ This sound can be spelled in any one of four ways: 1. c 2. cc 3. k 4. ck 1. 2. 3. (Boring examples? 4. 5. (Forget about yak. The letter, k, follows any other sound: The Sound, /j/ The sound, /j/ is spelled in three ways: j ge and dge. 1. 2. 2. The Sound, /ch/ The sound /ch/ has two spellings: tch after a short vowel, ch anywhere else: Exceptions: Which, rich, much, such, touch, bachelor, attach, sandwich, and ostrich. The Sound, /kw/ This sound is ALWAYS spelled with the letters, qu, never anything else. Using -le Words ending in -le, such as little, require care. Odds and Ends 1. Adding Endings There are two kinds of suffixes, those that begin with a vowel and those that begin with a consonant. 1. 2. 3. Note that this doubling is not done if the accent is not on the last syllable. 4. 5. /sh/ 1. 2. 3. 4.
Readability Test Contents Readability Tests Gunning Fog, Flesch Reading Ease, and Flesch-Kincaid are reading level algorithms that can be helpful in determining how readable your content is. Reading level algorithms only provide a rough guide, as they tend to reward short sentences made up of short words. Whilst they're rough guides, they can give a useful indication as to whether you've pitched your content at the right level for your intended audience. [Back to the contents] Test the Readability of a Website Interpreting the Results This service analyses the readability of all rendered content. Philip Chalmers of Benefit from IT provided the following typical Fog Index scores, to help ascertain the readability of documents. Gunning-Fog Index The following is the algorithm to determine the Gunning-Fog index. The result is your Gunning-Fog index, which is a rough measure of how many years of schooling it would take someone to understand the content. Flesch Reading Ease Flesch-Kincaid grade level Further Reading
SMOG Readability Calculator By G. Harry McLaughlin My readability formula SMOG estimates the years of education needed to understand a piece of writing. SMOG is widely used, particularly for checking health messages. A 2010 study in the Journal of The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh calls SMOG the gold standard and concludes that it should be the preferred measure of webpage readability. But ATOS for Text has been much better validated than any other readability formula. If you still want to use SMOG use click here for a free online tool which calculates it and three other readability measures. SMOG was published in 1969 BC [Before Computers] so I made calculating a text’s readability easy by offering an approximate formula — count the words of 3 or more syllables in 3 10-sentence samples, estimate the count’s square root, and add 3. The precise formula for SMOG yields an outstandingly high 0.985 correlation with the grades of readers who had 100% comprehension of test materials. Copyright (c) 2008 G.
Test your document's readability When Microsoft Office Outlook and Microsoft Office Word finish checking the spelling and grammar, you can choose to display information about the reading level of the document, including readability scores according to the following tests: Flesch Reading Ease Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level What do you want to do? Enable readability statistics Understand readability scores Understand how languages affect readability scores Enable readability statistics Which 2007 Microsoft Office system program are you using? Outlook Outlook On the Tools menu, click Options. After you enable this feature, open a file that you want to check, and check the spelling. Top of Page Word Click the Microsoft Office Button , and then click Word Options. Understand readability scores Each readability test bases its rating on the average number of syllables per word and words per sentence. Flesch Reading Ease test This test rates text on a 100-point scale. The formula for the Flesch Reading Ease score is: where:
2,128 free teacher resources at TopicBox.net Letters and Sounds Inference Riddle Game by Phil and David Tulga Inference Riddles- having fun with inference and prediction - Welcome to my page on inference riddles. It includes my free Inference Riddle Game that you can play right now on your computer. You will also find information on my expanded activity featuring 101 Inference Riddles . If you already have access to the expanded activity, please click here! Inference Riddle Game 101 Inference Riddles Phil and his son, David, have developed an expanded version of their popular Inference Riddle Game. Riddles are an excellent way to practice interpreting figurative language, idioms, and homographs. In the “101 Inference Riddles” activity, your students progress through a graduated sequence of riddles, with riddle #1 being the easiest, and riddle #101 being the most difficult. “101 Inference Riddles” is a web-based application that is available to use on your computer, smartphone or mobile device. To purchase access to the “101 Inference Riddles” web activity, click the “Buy Now” button below. Home
Non-Fiction Writing General Non-Fiction Ideas / Resources: Activity Clues - A fun writing task which requires children to think of clues related to particular activities. Write to Santa! - Send a letter to Santa at Christmas, and receive a reply too! Describing Yourself - A game, useful for the beginning of term, which helps you and the children get to know each other. Letter Writing - Writing letters can be extremely enjoyable for children, and this page shows you how. Letter Writing Frame - A great letter writing frame for your children to use (PDF). Persuasive Writing / Adverts: Persuasive Words and Phrases - A selection of words and phrases which children can use within their own persuasive writing. Discussion: Discursive Writing - A discursive text (in PDF) with a framework. Explanations: Postcards - A fantastic way for the children to tell you about their holidays, encouraging independent writing without intimidating them.
TimesTables Communication 4 All Resources to Support Inclusion This has opened in a separate window - just exit to return to the Numeracy page. Time Tables Booklet: click the image to download A4 Multiplication square: click the image to download Times tables strategy cards: click the image to download Click on the images to download these resources: Times Tables Posters, 2-12 These posters not available in reversed (Scottish) format. Also available Excel Times Table Self Checking Quiz, 2-10 A4 times table fact sheet: 2s, 5s and 10s Also available in Reversed (Scottish) Format Also available -Double sided times table fact sheet: 2s, 3s, 4s, 5s, 6s and 10s (now available in Reversed (Scottish) Format) and a foldable times table helper for 2s, 3s, 4s, 5s, 6s and 10s (now available in Reversed (Scottish) Format) Times Tables Loop Cards Also available for 3x Table and 4x Table