phonics and spelling
Teaching phonics and spelling strategies empowers students with the tools they need to become fluent readers and writers.
Short regular mini lessons are a useful way to teach word study skills. The lessons should be aural and tactile and students should be engaged in active word investigations.
Teacher and students say a CVC word, students identify and show the appropriate vowel on their vowel fan.
games and activities
A selection of phonics games that can be used during a phonics mini-lesson.
overview of spelling conventions
This is a list of the most common spelling conventions which we can teach students once they are developed their phonic knowledge.
prefixes and suffixes
A list of the most common prefixes and suffixes and their meanings.
stage 5 word list
A list of one syllable words with consonant clusters at the beginning and end (CCVC and CVCC words).
stage 6 word list
A list of one syllable words for each of the commonlong vowel sounds.