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Spellzone September Round-up

Back to School 

Whether you’re a teacher, student, or parent, we hope you had a restful summer and are now enjoying the new school term. If you’re looking to change up your lesson plans or get to grips with spelling this year, Spellzone is the course for you. 

Spellzone is an online English spelling resource used by students aged seven to adult. It unlocks the mystery of English spelling and is adaptable for all abilities including students learning English as a foreign language and those with dyslexia.

Want to find out more about how to integrate the course into your studies? This month we shared some of our favourite back-to-school blog posts from the archive.

10 Words

In September we added to our new 10 Words blog feature by sharing alternatives to the word hardworking. Click here for the words and some example sentences. 

Each month, we’ll choose a word and give you 10 other words that you might be able to use in its place. Maybe you’re learning English, or maybe you’re just bored of using the same words over and over again – either way this series is sure to help. You may also be interested in our three tips for expanding your vocabulary

Commonly Confused Words

For this month’s Commonly Confused Words post, we looked at the words allude and elude. One of these words means ‘make reference to’ while the other one means ‘evade’. Click here to learn how to use each word and for a tip to help you tell them apart.

Word for Wednesday 

Why is the ninth month of the year called September? What do spelling and magic have in common? Was the word Ahoy really used by pirates? How can a line of people be linked to an animal’s tail? Find out in this month’s Word for Wednesday posts: September, spelling, ahoy, and queue

27 Sep 2019
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One of the students has put in a huge amount of effort in completing Spellzone at least 3 times a week since his arrival with us in January. Looking at his scores after the latest GL testing, his standardised score has risen from 99 to 131. This is a truly phenomenal result. I just wanted to share the best result I have ever seen.

Terrie Penrose-Toms, Casterton College