Primary Years Spelling

Proficiency in spelling has a positive influence on overall writing competence, and general enjoyment and fluency in reading.  It is well established that spelling is an essential part of being a literate writer.  Becoming a writer is a complex endeavour that requires an understanding of a culturally distinctive sign system, and an application of this system in a way that has communicative intent.  While writing provides a means for intellectual inquiry and creative expression, it is facilitated by the successful application of the spelling, grammar and punctuation conventions, particular to the English language.

Free Resources

Templates for Teaching & Assessing Writing in the middle & upper years of school.

Templates for Teaching Handwriting.

Assessment Informed Practices for Teaching Spelling in the Early Years

Linguistic Inquiry Student Booklet

CoSTEY Student Response Sheets