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Language and Communication sounds syllables rhyme meaning of new words  This resource has been viewed by a moderator.


To think explicitly about the sounds, syllables, rhyme and meaning of new words learnt.

Early years skill:not specified
Early years typical range:not specified
P-scales/Nat. Curriculum skill:English Listening
P-scales/Nat. Curriculum level:L1a
TAP skill:Language Understanding
TAP level:TAP60
Section:Primary (5-11yrs) info; Secondary (11-16yrs) info

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Word Webs

Word web template

Example word web for same first sounds:

Use these for key vocabulary or for words the child finds difficult to remember.

Spend time thinking about the first and last sounds, words that rhyme with the target word, and the number of syllables.

Pre-teach key vocabulary
Word Web prompt card

Laminated copy of a word web

You may need to shrink the word web down on the photocopier to make it smaller.

See also the TAP sheet "use word webs to think through new words" which you can find on


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