Spelling: Words to watch out for

It's important to take extra care when spelling words which sound similar. These are called homophones. Examples include ‘their’ and ‘there’.

Quick tips for tutors

Words to watch out for includes:

  • Silent letters
  • Homophones
  • Word endings -tion, -cian, -sion
  • Words that look similar

Downloadable Factsheets

Words with a silent 'k'
Identifying words that sound the same
Silent letters
Words that look similar

Downloadable worksheets

Silent letter crossword
Words that sound the same
Practising word endings
Identifying words with double letters

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Common letter patterns
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