Words beginning with dis...
To create a solution is to dissolve, which is what happens to alka seltzer when it is put in water.

Words beginning with dis...

"I was reading the dictionary. I thought it was a poem about everything." - Steven Wright.

Have you ever just read the dictionary? How long do you think it would take? Would you read it aloud or silently? Would you take turns reading it in a group? Would you read it all in one go, or spread it out over a long period of time by tackling just a few words a day? Would it count if you read just the words defined and skipped their definitions? Would you start at A or at Z? Or perhaps you would choose a random place in the middle to begin?

Here is a poetry exercise: skip through the dictionary (it would help here to have a hard copy, rather than one online) and choose six random words. Now see whether you can write a poem containing each of those words. Go on! It doesn't matter if it's nonsense. Be creative.

Before you have fun with poetry, limber up with this KS3 spelling quiz.

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  1. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    Discord that splits a group
    The words "divide" and "division" are related
  2. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    Break up: cause to separate
    "Disperse" and "dispersal" are related words
  3. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    To create a solution
    Remember that "dissolve" has a double s
  4. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    Exhibiting openly in public view
    Remember the i of the unstressed first syllable
  5. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    Separate into parts or portions
    The first i is the trickiest part of the word to remember
  6. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    A written account of ownership or obligation
    "Document" is spelled the same as a noun and as a verb
  7. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    A method of separating mixtures based on differences in their volatilities in a boiling liquid mixture
    If you can remember how to spell "distil", you are well on your way to spelling "distillation"
  8. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    To make an extract by first evaporating liquid and then condensing the vapour
    For a short word, "distil" can be rather difficult to spell!
  9. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    The act or result of scattering
    The a of the unstressed third syllable is the tricky letter to remember
  10. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    A thin, flat, circular plate or similar object
    "Disk" is also correct, although used more often in the US than the UK

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