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04/12 - English (Spelling) by Mind Map: 04/12 - English (Spelling)
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04/12 - English (Spelling)

What is Known

Being proficient make students more effective writers

Spelling is one aspect of effective writing

Good spellers are self-monitoring and self-regulating

The English language is systematic and patterned

Helps writers to make better meaning when they write

Learning spelling is not about learning lists of words

Systematic Spelling Program

Needs to be daily

Teaching of phonological, visual, morphemic and etymological spelling knowledge

Explicit teaching of dictionary skills

Words being learnt should come from their own writing

Spelling Test

Spread throughout the room to avoid copying

Students should attempt as many words as possible

With young or slow learners, do not prolong the test uneccessarily

Stop marking after the 10th error

Do not penalise reversals

Say the word clearly in a simple sentence

4 Forms of Spelling

Phonological Knowledge

Visual Knowledge

Morphemic Knowledge

Etymological Knowledge


Look, say cover write check

Have a go books



NSW Criterion Based Spelling Tests