10 Frightful Mistakes to Avoid this Halloween

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Are you ready for Halloween

Make sure you don't  make these 10 mistakes this spooky season:

  1. Don’t muddle up the words witch and which! Our spelling game Which Witch is great for practice!
  2. Heard a scary sound? It’s a probably a creak, not a creek! 
  3. As Frankenstein is a name, it needs capital letters. Make sure you don’t confuse forget the apostrophe if you’re writing about Frankenstein’s monster.
  4. Don’t get caught out by silent letters – watch out for the sneaky ‘h in the words ghost and ghoul .
  5. Describing something as frightening? What about nightmarish, haunted, or creepy? Don’t get your suffixes muddled up in these scary words!
  6. What do the words evil, scream, banshee, zombie, and spooky have in common? They all contain a long /e/ sound. Avoid using the wrong spelling and learn more in Unit 7
  7. Watch out for the long /i/ sound in the words fright and night. There are six ways to spell this sound, so make sure you use the letters igh.
  8. What are you dressing up as this year? Can you spot the long /u/ sound at the end of the word costume? When you add an e to the end of a vowel sound, it makes the vowel say its name. This is one of the four ways of spelling this sound.
  9. Will you be handing out candy or sweets this year? Make sure you don't mix up American English and British English.
  10. Want to use the the traditional spelling Hallowe'en instead of Halloween? Make sure you abbreviate All Hallows Even correctly and use an apostrophe to indicate the missing vLearn more.

We hope you have a spooky Halloween!


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25 Oct 2023
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