Part of the series Effective Spelling.
Effective Spelling is underpinned by a holistic and inquiry-based learning approach to spelling. The whole-school series is designed to support teachers to foster a culture of word noticing, transforming students into curious thinkers and effective, competent spellers. Each component explicitly aligns with the Australian Curriculum: English and offers educators flexible learning pathways.
Each Teaching Guide:
- comprises ten Big Ideas chapters, each with a key spelling focus
- presents inquiry-based sample learning sequences demonstrating a best-practice teaching routine, which can be adapted for many spelling concepts
- includes activities to support students' understandings of key spelling concepts
- incorporates the key spelling strategies: Sound, Visual, Meaning, Connecting and Checking
- includes thrice yearly Spelling Big Ideas Inventory Assessments (Year 1 to 6), and pre and post assessments for each learning sequence
- demonstrates how to incorporate rich literature into spelling instruction, and includes lists of recommended books that can be used to support student learning
- Spelling Scope and Sequence: Year 3 – Year 6
- Big Idea 1: Letter Patterns
- Big Idea 2: Homophones
- Big Idea 3: Other Vowels (r-influenced)
- Big Idea 4: Other Vowels
- Big Idea 5: Plurals
- Big Idea 6: Adding Suffixes (Person Who)
- Big Idea 7: Adding Suffixes – Why Does the Base Word Change?
- Big Idea 8: Morphological Word Families – Related Words Have Similar Spellings
- Big Idea 9: Prefixes
- Big Idea 10: Apostrophes
- Assessments and Recording Sheets
- Teacher Resource Sheets
- Blackline Masters (BLMs)
|Product Type||Teacher Resources,|
|Year Level||Year 3, Year 4,|
|Author(s)||Christine Topfer, Emma Warren, Bethany Woolnough|
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