Common letter patterns

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Why learn common letter patterns?

Letter patterns like 'ight' or 'ate' are used in many English words.

Quick tips for tutors

Common Letter Patterns includes:

  • Using syllables for spelling.
  • Choosing the right letter to begin a word.
  • Choosing the right ending for a word.

What do the levels mean?

Skillswise uses the levels of the National Qualifications Framework, which start at Entry 1, 2 and 3 and then go on to Level 1 and Level 2.

  • Entry 3 covers the basic concepts and is a good preparation for starting a Level 1 course.
  • Level 1 is roughly equivalent to a GCSE D-G grade in England, Northern Ireland and Wales, and a Foundation level at Standard Grade in Scotland. A useful qualification for many jobs.
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