The aim of these resources is to support the development of a wide range of rich vocabulary through talk. Repeated and varied exposures across the curriculum are key to embedding new words.

We trust your judgement to decide whether each resource is appropriate and how much support pupils might need. Examples given are not exhaustive and some of the words will have multiple meanings. Keep an eye out for teaching opportunities when these variations come up. The resources are designed as teacher led starters or brain breaks for a few minutes of fun.

There are over 400 resources to download below and we’ll choose a suave word of the week each Friday as a helpful prompt.

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Note: We are taking a break for the holidays. We’ll be back in late August with our weekly selection. You can still download the full collections of each resource.

Suave Word of the Week

Fragile

Suave Word

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Suave Synonyms

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Suave Homework

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Suave Word

Suave Word of the Week Tender

A selection of interesting and exciting words that are one or two syllables in length. Includes 49 PDF resources.

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Suave Synonyms

Suave synonyms - fragile

Three possible synonyms for a suave word. Only one of them is correct.  Also has three quick and fun activities. Includes 49 PDF resources.

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Suave Homework

Suave Word Homework - Quest

Support talk at home using a suave word. Scaffolding and prompts for great discussion. Includes 49 PDF resources.

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Suave Scramble

Suave scramble - thrill

A scrambled version of a suave word. Unscramble the word and then see if any other words can be made from the letters. Includes 49 PDF resources.

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Suave Select

Suave Select - Rapid

A choice of three definitions for a suave word. Only one of them is correct. Includes 49 PDF resources.

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Suave Sense

Suave Sense - Aspire

A selection of three sentences including a suave word. Only one sentence correctly uses the word. Includes 49 PDF resources.

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Suave Word Plus

Suave word plus - wondrous

A selection of challenging suave words. It is aimed at ages 8 to 12 but you can use them as soon as you feel your class are ready. Includes 66 PDF resources.

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Suave Meaning Match

Suave Meaning Match resource

A set of three suave words with three definitions to match them up with. Includes 14 PDF resources.

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Suave Spaces

Suave Spaces resource

A set of three sentences with a missing suave word. Three suave words need to be added into the right place. Includes 14 PDF resources.

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Suave Synonym Match

Suave Synonym Match resource

A set of three suave words and three synonyms to be matched up. Includes 14 PDF resources.

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Suave Ditty

Suave ditty resource - Chaos

A set of fun little poems each based around a suave word. Includes 7 PDF resources.

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Suave Hues

Suave hues resource - vermillion

A sample set of colour-themed suave words. The full set is included in the Talk:Write package. Includes 6 PDF resources.

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Suave Snaps

Suave snaps - two elephants

A sample set of exciting images to prompt lots of fun discussion. The full set is included in the Talk:Write package. Includes 8 PDF resources.

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Chapter 1 of It Takes 5 Years to Become a Teacher

Read the first chapter, covering Ros’s first experiences of being a teacher in the 1960s, of It Takes 5 Years to Become a Teacher.

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Dialect Word Collection

Download a selection of dialect words with a variety of versions of the word from around the country and around the world.

You might find that a word from your area isn’t exactly as you would say it. Dialects vary hugely so we don’t expect these selections are totally accurate. The locations listed aren’t exhaustive. A word listed from a location maybe used in many other places too.

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