Phoenix English Skills: Spelling and Vocabulary

Author: John Barwick and Jenny Barwick, Publisher: Phoenix
$19.95
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9781876580285

Spelling and Vocabulary is one of four workbooks in the Phoenix English Skills series for junior secondary students. It features sets of exercises covering all the essential spelling strategies and rules and using these rules to extend vocabulary, as well as using the correct form of the word.

  • syllabification
  • compound words
  • letter patterns
  • forming plurals
  • unusual plurals
  • adding suffixes
  • adding prefixes
  • silent letters
  • using hyphens
  • abbreviations
  • using capital letters

Each section is introduced with a brief explanation and revision of the rule or principle, followed by exercises ranging in degree of difficulty from basic revision to challenging. All exercises have answers in a separate section.

It can be used for:

  • classroom exercises
  • homework
  • assessment
  • extra work
  • revision

Other titles in the Phoenix English Skills series are:

  • Grammar and Punctuation
  • Reading and Writing Skills
  • Advanced Reading and Writing
  • Teacher Resource Book 1 (Year 7)
  • Teacher Resource Book 2 (Year 8)

Phoenix English Skills: Spelling and Vocabulary Contents

  1. Spelling strategy:               look, say, cover, write, check
  2. Spelling strategy:               syllabification
  3. Spelling strategy:               compound words
  4. Spelling strategy:               words within words
  5. Spelling strategy:               letter patterns - vowel blends
  6. Spelling strategy:               letter patterns - consonant blends
  7. Spelling strategy:               common letter patterns
  8. Spelling strategy:               mnemonics
  9. Spelling strategy:               using dictionaries and spellcheckers
  10. Spelling rule:                      forming plurals by adding '-s'
  11. Spelling rule:                      forming plurals by adding '-es'
  12. Spelling rule                       forming plurals: words ending in '-o', '-ch'
  13. Spelling rule:                      forming plurals: words ending in '-f' or '-fe'
  14. Spelling rule:                      forming plurals: words ending in '-ay', '-ey', '-of' and '-uy'
  15. Spelling rule:                      forming plurals: words ending in 'y'
  16. Spelling rule:                      unusual plurals
  17. Spelling rule:                      'i' before 'e' except after 'c'
  18. Spelling rule:                      adding suffixes ‘-s’ , ‘-es’, ‘-ed’, ‘-ing’        
  19. Spelling rule:                      adding suffixes: '-es', '-ed', '-ing'
  20. Spelling rule:                      change 'y' to 'i' and add '-s', '-ed'
  21. Spelling rule:                      double final consonant to add suffixes '-ed', '-ing', '-er'
  22. Spelling rule:                      adding the suffix '-If'
  23. Spelling rule:                      adding the suffix '-ful'
  24. Spelling rule:                      change ‘y’ to ‘i’ to add suffixes ‘-ly’, ‘-age’, ‘-ful’, ‘-able’, ‘-ness’
  25. Spelling rule:                      adding suffixes '-tion', '-sion'
  26. Spelling rule:                      adding suffixes beginning with a vowel '-ant', '-ent'
  27. Spelling rule:                      adding suffixes beginning with a vowel '-er', '-or'
  28. Spelling rule:                      adding suffixes beginning with a vowel '-able'
  29. Spelling rule:                      adding suffixes beginning with a vowel '-ous'
  30. Adding prefixes                 ‘in-‘, ‘il-‘, ‘im-‘, ‘ir-‘, ‘un-‘, ‘dis-‘, ‘mis-‘
  31. Adding prefixes:                inter-, intra-, extra-, super-, sub-, trans-
  32. Adding number prefixes:    uni-, mono-, bi-, du-, tri- [etc]
  33. Silent letters
  34. Spelling: using hyphens
  35. Abbreviations and capital letters
  36. Test your spelling and vocabulary skills


More Information
Year Level Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10
Edition 1st
Date of Publication 2001
ISBN 9781876580285
Subject English