Spelling is much more than knowing the relationship between letters and sounds. Becoming good at spelling requires repetition in meaningful contexts, where students spell familiar and unfamiliar words within contexts they can identify and relate to the real world.
Communicating more effectively
An increasing focus on spelling is now reflected in national curriculum documents* and literacy reports** around the world. These emphasise the need for explicit, systematic instruction in spelling and a focus on word etymology – knowing the origin of the morphemes that make up words.
Learning the rules of spelling helps students develop a deeper understanding of the English language. This leads to becoming efficient spellers and fluent readers and writers.
Make your own spelling lists
Teachers can access a specialised word list tool in LiteracyPlanet that allows you to create as many spelling lists as you need, supporting in-class studies on any subject. The Custom Word List integrates seamlessly with LiteracyPlanet activities so that in just minutes your customised lists are used to teach literacy skills.
Play spelling activities
Play a selection of fun spelling activities found in LiteracyPlanet. Each activity helps students build their spelling skills. Upgrade to unlock access to hundreds more!