Words to watch out for

Silent letters

Reviewing a range of words illustrating the use of nine silent letters.

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Silent letters

Quick tips for tutors

Factsheet: Silent letters

  • Ww/E3.1 Spell correctly common words and relevant key words for work and special interest
  • Ww/E3.2 Use their developing knowledge of sound-symbol relationships and phonological patterns to help spell a greater range of words and longer words, as appropriate for the needs of the learner
  • Origin of silent letters
  • Range of words illustrating use of nine silent letters