School in Action - Spelling Mastery


Spelling Mastery approaches spelling through strategies, patterns and rules. The straightforward lessons in Spelling Mastery combine phonemic, morphemic, and whole-word instruction to make spelling easier to learn, leading the way to more effective reading and writing.


Spelling Mastery interweaves these three approaches according to students' skill development and provides lessons that efficiently and effectively teach the spelling skills students need to become proficient readers and writers. Grades 4 – 6 undertake this program for 30 minutes per day, 4 days per week. Explicit instruction, careful selection of spelling words, and repeated and cumulative practice help students master each concept and reinforce and retain key information. These lessons are run in addition to the core literacy hours.


·                     Differentiated learning

·                     All children learning at their point of need

·                     Groups based on needs

·                     Repeated and cumulative practice

·                     Explicit instruction