Spelling tion, cian and sion words

think back to spelling teaching Remember:
After l, r and s, the sound /shEnglish spelling schwa soundn/ is spelled sion.
After the letter n, some words have tion and some have sion.

sion as in mansion Help spelling English words tion, cian and sion

More examples:

expulsion excursion depression tension

Teaching point - learning to spell Some words end in a slightly different sound.
Here, the s has a buzzing noise:

sion as in explosion Help spelling English words tion, cian and sion

Listen to both sounds until you are sure you can tell the difference. Then read the words in the box below and listen to the sound in the final syllable. When you hear this sound the spelling is always sion.

English spelling
abrasion evasion invasion occasion persuasion

adhesion cohesion erosion explosion corrosion

collision decision vision division provision television

conclusion confusion illusion intrusion profusion seclusion
English spelling
English spelling English spelling

Read the clue and choose the right word from the box:

Read the clue

Type the answer

Impact when things collide.
A mix-up or misunderstanding.
Picture entertainment by radio waves.
An attack and entry to another's land.
Abundance, great quantity.
Damaged skin: a graze or scratch.
The wearing away of soil or rocks.
Sticking together.
A final ending.
Sight or dream.
Convincing another; a belief.


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Unit 28: Spelling -tion -cian and -sion words

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