QTS Literacy Skills Test

Report
Support for spelling
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Some spellings can be remembered by learning a rule, (e.g.
“i” before “e” except after “c”, etc.)
Some spelling can be learned phonetically. If you
pronounce the word correctly, you can often spell it
correctly..
Some spelling can be learned by breaking the word into
syllables or smaller sections.
Some words can be learned by using “tricks” that are
appropriate to your learning style.
Some spelling words must, unfortunately, be memorized.
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• Look carefully at words that you regularly get wrong – and break them
down into bits
• (this will help you to see how the part of the word that you got wrong works
– it will also provide you with a mnemonic to help you to remember the
word in the future.)
• Do you always hear this word correctly?
• Sometimes people miss out or mispronounce syllables
(e.g. Febuary instead of February)
• It is essential to note and practice words or particular letter sequences within
words that cause you problems - little and often is the rule.
• A lot of being able to spell is using your visual memory.
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LOOK – look carefully at the word breaking it down into its
chunks in your head.
SAY – Say the word out loud – make sure you are saying
correctly (spelling mistakes are often related to hearing
mistakes)
COVER – Cover the word up – with paper or had – No
peeping!
WRITE – Write the word down
CHECK - Success!!!!! No? Try again.
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Accommodation
Apprentice
Committee
Professional
Exaggerate
Success
Harass
Assess
Misspell
Occurrence
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Abbreviate
Challenge
Immeasurable
Disappear
Curriculum
Grammar
Vacillate
Succeed
Permission
Parallel
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Illuminating
Independently
Formally
Procedural
Unnecessary
Preference
Ineffective
Predecessor
Acknowledge
Grammatically
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Anxiety
Exaggerated
Exhaustive
Justifiable
Omitted
Implementation
Mathematical
Perpetrator
Commemorative
Relieved
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Beware!!
 The children took too my personality.
 People off all ages.
What should they be?
Mnemonic
 Two days ago, I went to work despite feeling too tired
to get up.
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verb
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Could have
Should have
Would have
Must have
contraction
sounds like
• Could’ve
• Could of
• Should’ve
• Should of
• Would’ve
• Would of
• Must’ve
• Must of
shudder (conditional verb)
“I shudder gone to school today.”
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• Allot
• A lot
• Meet
• Meat
• Aloud
• Allowed
• Pare
• Pear
• Ate
• Eight
• Practise
• Practice
• Doe
• Dough
• Read
• Red
• Due
• Dew
• Sore
• Saw
• Hare
• Hair
• Wait
• Weight
• Lead
• Led
• Wear
• Where
• Lent
• Leant
• Wheel
• Weal
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ere
 here
 where
 their
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there
These are words to do
with place.
This is a possessive pronoun
These three words are
not related in any way
 they’re
This is a contraction of ‘they are’
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committee
superseded
initiative
activity
demonstrable
regrettably
fuelled
pursue
automatically
curriculum
double, double, double
supers eded
initi ative
activ ity
demons trable
regret tably
double l
pur sue
auto matic ally
curric ulum
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exaggerated
anxiety
exhaustive
justifiable
omitted
implementation
mathematical
perpetrator
commemorative
relieved
double g
anx iety
exhaust ive
justifi able
double t
imp lem ent ation
math ematical
per pet rator
com mem orative
reli eved
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