Effective Spelling Teaching Guide 5-6

Author(s): Christine Topfer, Emma Warren and Bethany Woolnough

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.

Spelling Scope and Sequence: Year 3 – Year 6
Big Idea 1: Morphological Word Families – Related Words Have Similar Spellings
Big Idea 2: Prefixes
Big Idea 3: Adjective-Building Suffixes
Big Idea 4: Derivational Suffixes
Big Idea 5: Plurals
Big Idea 6: Useful Visual Letter Patterns
Big Idea 7: Apostrophes
Big Idea 8: English Words Come from Many Other Languages
Big Idea 9: The English Language Continues to Evolve
Big Idea 10: Proofreading
Assessment and Recording Sheets
Teacher Resource Sheets
Blackline Masters


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  • : 9780170438247
  • : Cengage Australia
  • : cengage
  • : books

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  • : Christine Topfer, Emma Warren and Bethany Woolnough