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Understanding English: Spelling

by Carol Matchett

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Suitable for: Key Stage 2 level for ages 7 to 11

ISBN: 9780721712932 | Pages: 48

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Product description for teachers and tutors

Understanding English is a series of topic-based study books for children in Key Stage 2, providing rigorous practice of key subject areas. Each topic contains a concise summary of the information required by the National Curriculum, making the series ideal for use as preparation for the Key Stage 2 English grammar, punctuation and spelling test. Each book is a stand-alone resource, so children can either work through them in order or focus on individual aspects of the subject. Together, the eight books support the whole of the Key Stage 2 English curriculum, providing a solid foundation for success in English.

Spelling meets the National Curriculum requirements for Key Stage 2 English, and covers the following areas: prefixes and suffixes, using a dictionary, syllables, tricky words, word structure, word families, and homophones. The book also describes a range of spelling strategies, including learning how to spell specific words, remembering spelling rules and checking for mistakes.

Key features of Understanding English include:

  • an ‘Explanation’ to introduce each topic
  • activities to consolidate and revise knowledge and skills
  • thought-provoking facts to foster a love of learning beyond the National Curriculum
  • ‘Now you try’ activities to develop children’s understanding of English outside the classroom.

Answers are provided at the back of the book.


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A nice time filler for the end of a lesson to enforce those spelling rules that often get overlooked. Incredibly good value for money, lots of information here, and basic exercises. Can be used with a teacher or with a parent, the book does the explaining, and has answers just in case. Overall a worthwhile buy.

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As always Schofield and Sims have come up trumps. It is broken down into small chunks and teaches how to learn to spell, rather than rote learning of spelling words - brilliant

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