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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

It is about giving strategies for spelling

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

Tell them they can stop

Stop marking after the 10th error

Do not penalise reversals

Except b, d and j,g and p,q

Say the word clearly in a simple sentence

4 Forms of Spelling

Phonological Knowledge

How word and letter combinations sound

Activities, Picture Sorting, Grouping pictures with similar sound pictures, Sound Chute, Phonics, Pictures with correct answer on back, Letter Tiles, Manipulate magnetic letters, Rhyme Lists, e.g. 'ake' - make cake bake

Visual Knowledge

The way words and letters look

Spelling irregular words using visual knowledge, House, Said

Morphemic Knowledge

The way words can be added to with prefixes and suffixes and can take different spellings when they change form


Etymological Knowledge

How words reflect their derivations


Look, say cover write check

Have a go books


Sorting Flashcards

Turn Away, Write on whiteboard, Rub Out

Snakes and Ladders

The Secret Word, Choose a word, Students have to guess it


NSW Criterion Based Spelling Tests