NAPLAN Test Preparation Spelling - Years 3 and 5

Direct Instruction

The NAPLAN Spelling program is a program for Year 3 and Year 5 students. It aligns to the Australian Curriculum English Strand:
• Recognise and know how to write most high frequency words including some homophones (ACELA1486)
• Understand how to use letter-sound relationships and less common letter patterns to spell words (ACELA1485)
• Know how to use common prefixes and suffixes, and generalisations for adding a suffix to a base word (ACELA1827)
• Understand how to apply knowledge of letter-sound relationships, syllables, and blending and segmenting to fluently read and write multisyllabic words with more complex letter patterns (ACELA1826)
• Understand how to use phonic knowledge to read and write less familiar words that share common letter patterns but have different pronunciations (ACELA1829)
• Understand how to use knowledge of known words, base words, prefixes and suffixes, word origins, letter patterns and spelling generalisations to spell new words (ACELA1513)
• Explore less common plurals, and understand how a suffix changes the meaning or grammatical form of a word (ACELA1514)
Learning Objectives
In In Lessons 1 to 15, students learn about:
• Homonyms – right, write, ate, eight, blue, blew, knew, new, flour, flower, whole, hole
• Morphographic Rules
• Identify which oi/oy sound letters to use to spell a word
• Dropping the final e
• Identify which ou/ow sound letters to use to spell a word
• Doubling the final letter when adding a new morphograph
Success Criteria
• Use knowledge of letter-sound relationships including consonant and vowel clusters and high-frequency words to spell words accurately

NAPLAN Test Preparation: Spelling

Year 3 and Year 5

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