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  • 1. Spellings
    • Year 7
  • 2. Week beginning 4 th January 2012
    • How do I make a word into an adverb?
    Test Date: Week beginning 9 th January
  • 3. FORMING ADVERBS ENDING IN ‘LY’
    • First write the word without ‘ly’ (the root word)
    • then add the ‘ly’
        • Sincere + ly = sincere ly
        • Quick + ly = quick ly
        • Safe + ly = safe ly
    • Adding ‘ly’ to a word already ending in ‘l’ gives words ending in ‘lly’
        • Faithful + ly = faithful ly
        • Beautiful + ly = beautiful ly
        • Accidental + ly = accidental ly
  • 4. Spellings: Test Date: Week beginning 9 th January
        • sincerely
        • quickly
        • safely
        • weekly
        • fairly
        • faithfully
        • beautifully
        • accidentally
        • cruelly
        • skilfully
  • 5. Week beginning 9 th January 2012
    • Reading Homework
    • You must do one of the following:
    • Read the next chapter in the book that you are currently reading
    • Get a book from the library to begin reading
    • Read a non-fiction text
    Completion Date: Week beginning 16 th January
    • Once you have done this, you must:
    • Log on to Fronter and go to our class’ English page.
    • Click on the ‘Reading Review Homework’ link
    • Then enter a brief review of what you have read so far.
    • I will check the Fronter discussion forum at the end of that day and anyone who has not completed the review will receive a ‘2’ for not completing homework.
  • 6. Week beginning 16 th January 2012
    • How do I turn words ending with ‘o’ into plurals?
    Test Date: Week beginning 23 rd January
  • 7. How to turn words ending with ‘o’ into plurals:
    • Words ending in an ‘ o ’ with a consonant in front of the ‘o’ usually end in the suffix ‘es’ to form the plural
    • e.g. pota t o + ‘es’ =potat oes
    • volca n o + ‘es’= volcan oes torpe d o + ‘es’ = torped oes
    • Some exceptions : pianos, solos, photos.
  • 8.
    • potatoes
    • tomatoes
    • volcanoes
    • torpedoes
    • echoes
    • heroes
    • canoes
    • pianos
    • solos
    • photos
    Spellings: Test Date: Week beginning 23 rd January
  • 9. Week beginning 23 rd January 2012
    • Reading Homework
    • You must do one of the following:
    • Read the next chapter in the book that you are currently reading
    • Get a book from the library to begin reading
    • Read a non-fiction text
    Completion Date: Week beginning 30 th January
    • Once you have done this, you must:
    • Log on to Fronter and go to our class’ English page.
    • Click on the ‘Reading Review Homework’ link
    • Then enter a brief review of what you have read so far.
    • I will check the Fronter discussion forum at the end of that day and anyone who has not completed the review will receive a ‘2’ for not completing homework.
  • 10. Week beginning 30 th January 2012
    • How do I add a suffix to words ending in silent ‘e’?
    Test Date: Week beginning 6 th February
  • 11. How do I add a suffix to words ending in silent ‘e’? Drop a silent ‘ e’ before adding a suffix that begins with a vowel: Examples: hope + ing = hop ing , believe + able = believ able If a word ends with a silent ‘ e’ , do not drop the ‘ e’ when adding a suffix that begins with a consonant.  Examples: care + less = care less , safe + ty = safe ty , arrange + ment = arrange ment . 
  • 12. Spellings:
    • hoping
    • believable
    • caring
    • exciting
    • arrival
    • survival
    • careless
    • safety
    • arrangement
    • peaceful
    Test Date: Week beginning 6 th February
  • 13. Week beginning 6 th February 2012
    • Reading Homework
    • You must do one of the following:
    • Read the next chapter in the book that you are currently reading
    • Get a book from the library to begin reading
    • Read a non-fiction text
    Completion Date: Week beginning 20 th February
    • Once you have done this, you must:
    • Log on to Fronter and go to our class’ English page.
    • Click on the ‘Reading Review Homework’ link
    • Then enter a brief review of what you have read so far.
    • I will check the Fronter discussion forum at the end of that day and anyone who has not completed the review will receive a ‘2’ for not completing homework.
  • 14. Week beginning 20 th February 2012
    • When should I use double consonants at the beginning of a word?
    Test Date: Week beginning 27 th February
  • 15. When should I use double consonants?
    • Prefixes such as un, dis and ir only have a double consonant if the root word starts with the same consonant as the prefix.
    • These prefixes mean ‘ not ’ or the ‘ opposite of ’.
    • *Use ir- before words starting with r …not relevant = irrelevant There are exceptions: dis respectful
    • Relevant ir relevant
    • Regular ir regular
    • Satisfy dis satisfy
    • Necessary un necessary
    • Noticed un noticed
  • 16. Spellings:
    • dissatisfy
    • dissimilar
    • disorder
    • disrespectful
    • unnoticed
    • unnecessary
    • unpopular
    • irregular
    • irrelevant
    • irresponsible
    Test Date: Week beginning 27 th February
  • 17. Week beginning 27 th February 2012
    • Reading Homework
    • You must do one of the following:
    • Read the next chapter in the book that you are currently reading
    • Get a book from the library to begin reading
    • Read a non-fiction text
    Completion Date: Week beginning 5 th March
    • Once you have done this, you must:
    • Log on to Fronter and go to our class’ English page.
    • Click on the ‘Reading Review Homework’ link
    • Then enter a brief review of what you have read so far.
    • I will check the Fronter discussion forum at the end of that day and anyone who has not completed the review will receive a ‘2’ for not completing homework.
  • 18. Week beginning 5 th March 2012
    • When should I use double consonants at the end of a word?
    Test Date: Week beginning 12 th March
  • 19. When should I use double consonants at the end of a word? Occur, prefer , refer , take a double rr after stressed syllables, but keep a single r after unstressed ones: For example: prefe rr ed, refe rr ed, occu rr ed, prefe r ence, refe r ence
  • 20. Spellings:
    • prefe rr ed
    • refe rr ed
    • occu rr ed
    • prefe r ence
    • refe r ence
    • begi nn ing
    • admi tt ed
    • forgo t ten
    • forbi dd en
    • patro ll ed
    Test Date: Week beginning 12 th March
  • 21. Week beginning 12 th March 2012
    • Reading Homework
    • You must do one of the following:
    • Read the next chapter in the book that you are currently reading
    • Get a book from the library to begin reading
    • Read a non-fiction text
    Completion Date: Week beginning 19 th March
    • Once you have done this, you must:
    • Log on to Fronter and go to our class’ English page.
    • Click on the ‘Reading Review Homework’ link
    • Then enter a brief review of what you have read so far.
    • I will check the Fronter discussion forum at the end of that day and anyone who has not completed the review will receive a ‘2’ for not completing homework.
  • 22. Week beginning 19 th March 2012
    • When should I use the prefixes: il-, im-?
    Test Date: Week beginning 26 th March
  • 23. When should I use the prefixes: il-, im-?
    • Another 2 prefixes meaning " not " or " the opposite of ".
    • The spelling of this prefix often matches the first letter of the root word. This sometimes results in a double letter.
    • So, the opposite of legal is " il legal" instead of " in legal“
    • The pattern is like this: *Use il- before words starting with l
    • … not legible = illegible .    *Use im- before words starting with m and p .  So:    not mature = immature    
    • not perfect = imperfect .
  • 24.
    • illegible
    • illegal
    • illogical
    • illiterate
    • immature
    • impolite
    • imperfect
    • impossible
    • immortal
    • immobile
    Spellings: Test Date: Week beginning 26 th March
  • 25. Week beginning 26 th March 2012
    • Reading Homework
    • You must do one of the following:
    • Read the next chapter in the book that you are currently reading
    • Get a book from the library to begin reading
    • Read a non-fiction text
    Completion Date: Week beginning 16 th April
    • Once you have done this, you must:
    • Log on to Fronter and go to our class’ English page.
    • Click on the ‘Reading Review Homework’ link
    • Then enter a brief review of what you have read so far.
    • I will check the Fronter discussion forum at the end of that day and anyone who has not completed the review will receive a ‘2’ for not completing homework.