Teaching Spelling – Principles of Spelling Instruction




Effective spelling instruction can be summarised into five basic principles.  This course examines each principle in detail and provides an insight into how effective spelling instruction can directly improve student learning outcomes.  The references in the course come from the Australian Curriculum and the NSW English syllabus K-6.

This course is the first in the series Teaching spelling. All courses stand alone and can be completed separately.

Principles of Spelling Instruction

Spelling Conferences

The Target Audience

This course has been designed for primary teachers of students from kindergarten to year six.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify basic principles of spelling instruction
  • Understand what makes a student an effective speller
  • Provide teachers with a framework for effective spelling instruction across the daily English block as students read and write.


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