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: 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
Assessment and Recording Sheets
Teacher Resource Sheets