Words with the vowel trigraph 'ire' as in 'fire'
Guide to English Spelling: Including a short history of English spelling to explain the quirks of the English language and a pronunciation guide for the relevant sounds along with interesting spelling related facts
Flashcards: for each sound and each spelling (A5 size) with pronunciation guidance using the International Phonetic Alphabet (index is in the Spelling Guide)
Sentence Maker: cut out the sounds and words to experiment with arranging them into different sentences and words
Sentence Maker Powerpoint: as above but suitable for use on whiteboards/computers/tablets. Simply drag the words and letters to create words and sentences
Word Wizard sheets: Traceable words with different letter forms to build confidence and familiarity of the shapes (and their variations). Includes space to write themselves in freeform
Pre-cursive, cursive, serif, sans-serif and ornamental typefaces are used in these resources to help students develop familiarity with letters across different media.
- Cursive (and pre-cursive) writing supports the development of handwriting.
- Serif typefaces are designed to be easily read on media with reflected light (like books and newspapers) and are often used for lengthy texts.
- Sans-serif typefaces are designed to be comfortable to read on backlit screens (like computers).