Published courses (word lists)

Published courses (word lists)

The Wordshark course starts with letter sounds and simple words and follows through systematically to long difficult words. Click the following links to view a pdf document for the Wordshark Course - including Supershark:
  1. Wordshark Course Summary (pdf) includes complete list of Unit titles, word list titles and summary content
  1. Complete list of Wordshark Course Standard Word Lists (pdf) 



Nat.Curriculum 2014 England: spellings

This course follows the English Government’s spellings for KS1 and KS2. Click the following link to view a summary of this course:


'Alpha to Omega'

This course follows the progression found in the book ‘Alpha to Omega’ by Bevé Hornsby and Frula Shear. Click the following links to view a pdf document for the Alpha to Omega Course: 
  1. Alpha to Omega Course Summary (pdf) includes complete list of Unit titles, word list titles and summary content
  2. Complete list of Alpha to Omega Standard Word Lists (pdf) 



Everyday Vocabulary

Covers everyday topics that students new to English might need. It is arranged alphabetically under subject titles such as ‘clothing’, ‘food’ etc. Available games include Reading and Spelling games, Simple Sentence and Crossword games - putting the words into context:
  1. Complete list of Everyday Vocabulary words (pdf)


High Frequency Words (HFW)

Words that are needed most frequently for reading and for writing. Click below for a pdf of this course:


Teaching notes for SUPERSHARK and the WORDSHARK course

These teaching notes are suggestions of what you might like to communicate to your students:


To find out how to create your own word lists click here


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