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

NSW Stage 2 Spelling Scope & Sequence

NSW Stage 3 Spelling Scope & Sequence

Sample Weekly Lesson Plan: Year 3 & 4

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

Templates for Teaching Handwriting.

CoSTEY Student Response Sheets

Linguistic Inquiry Student Booklet

MultiLit to CoSTEY and Compendium Alignment

Decodable Readers Australia decodable books aligned to CoSTEY and Compendium

Little Learners Love Literacy decodable books aligned to CoSTEY and Compendium

Sunshine Books aligned to CoSTEY and Compendium

Sample Weekly Lesson Plan Upper Primary Years POM

NSW English K-2 Syllabus and CoSTEY Alignment

NSW English Syllabus 3-6 with CoST and Compendium alignment

VIC Curriculum and CoSTEY and CoST Alignment

Investigating the efficacy of using error analysis
data to inform explicit teaching of spelling