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Common Spelling Rules PowerPoint

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$7.99 or Free on Plus | 60 pages (PDF, PowerPoint)|Grades: 3 - 6

A 60 slide editable PowerPoint to use in the classroom when learning spelling rules.

Use this teaching resource when learning about spelling rules.

This teaching presentation covers the following common spelling rules:

  • Soft ‘c’
  • Soft ‘g’
  • Magic ‘e’
  • Words Ending in ‘ay’
  • ‘q’ is Followed by ‘u’
  • Adding ‘-ing’ to Words Ending in Silent ‘e’
  • Adding ‘-ed’ and ‘-ing’ to CVC Words
  • Adding Suffixes to Words Ending in ‘y’
  • Adding ‘al-‘ as a Prefix
  • Plurals – Words Ending in ‘y’
  • Plurals – Words Ending in ‘s’, ‘x’, ‘z’, ‘sh’ and ‘ch’
  • /j/ Sound
  • ‘gh’ Letter Combination
  • Silent Letters

Additional slides can be added at the end of the PowerPoint presentation for you to incorporate other spelling rules.

  NSW Curriculum alignment

  Victorian Curriculum alignment

  • VCELA312

    Understand how to use banks of known words, syllabification, spelling patterns, word origins, base words, prefixes and suffixes, to spell new words, including some uncommon plurals

  • VCELA263

    Understand how to use letter–sound relationships and less common letter combinations to spell words

  • VCELA353

    Understand how to use phonic knowledge and accumulated understandings about blending, letter–sound relationships, common and uncommon letter patterns and phonic generalisations to recognise and write increasingly complex words

  • VCELA296

    Recognise homophones and know how to use context to identify correct spelling

  • VCELA354

    Understand how to use banks of known words, word origins, base words, prefixes, suffixes, spelling patterns and generalisations to spell new words, including technical words and words adopted from other languages

  Australian Curriculum alignment

  • ACELA1485

    Understand how to use letter-sound relationships and less common letter patterns to spell wordsElaborationsusing sound and visual spelling strategies to explore less common letter patterns after a short vowel, for example words that end in ‘dge...

  • ACELA1779

    Understand how to use knowledge of letter patterns including double letters, spelling generalisations, morphemic word families, common prefixes and suffixes and word origins to spell more complex wordsElaborationsapplying generalisations for adding a...

  • ACELA1513

    Understand how to use knowledge of known words, base words, prefixes and suffixes, word origins, letter patterns and spelling generalisations to spell new wordsElaborationstalking about how suffixes change over time and new forms are invented to refl...

  • ACELA1526

    Understand how to use knowledge of known words, word origins including some Latin and Greek roots, base words, prefixes, suffixes, letter patterns and spelling generalisations to spell new words including technical wordsElaborationsusing a dictionary...

  • ACELA1830

    Understand how to use phonic knowledge and accumulated understandings about blending, letter-sound relationships, common and uncommon letter patterns and phonic generalisations to read and write increasingly complex wordsElaborationsusing phonic gene...

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Resource Updates

  • Fixed error on 'y' plurals slides.

    Fix by Kristian Aug 7th, 2018

  • fixed error on slide 10 - 'c' changed to 'g'.

    Fix by Alison Smith Apr 29th, 2018

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