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Free Download: 10 Spelling Strategies Posters


Educational posters to remind your students of the different spelling strategies.

Print, cut and laminate these Spelling Strategy Posters. Display them in your classroom and use them as prompts for students when completing spelling activities.

This set of educational posters includes strategies such as:

  • Syllables – Break the word into syllables. Most often a syllable will contain a vowel.
  • Blends – Are there blends in the word that can help you?
  • Rhyming words – Think of a word you know that rhymes.
  • Base words – Can you find smaller words inside the word?
  • Ask for help – Ask someone next to you or the teacher for help.
  • Displays – Look at the displays around our room and use them to help you.
  • Dictionary – Look up the word in the dictionary.
  • Beginning, middle and end sounds – Say the word to yourself and write the sounds you hear at the beginning, middle and end.
  • Prefixes and Suffixes – Does the word have a prefix or suffix that you already know.
  • Does it look right? – Write the words on a piece of scrap paper to see if it looks right.

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Australian Curriculum alignment

English > Year 1 > Literacy > Creating texts > ACELY1661
Create short imaginative and informative texts that show emerging use of appropriate text structure, sentence-level grammar, word choice, spelling, punctuation and appropriate multimodal elements, for example illustrations and diagrams.

English > Year 3 > Language > Phonics and word knowledge > ACELA1485
Understand how to use sound–letter relationships and knowledge of spelling rules, compound words, prefixes, suffixes, morphemes and less common letter combinations, for example ‘tion’

English > Year 4 > Language > Phonics and word knowledge > 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 words

English > Year 5 > Language > Phonics and word knowledge > ACELA1513
Understand how to use knowledge of known words, base words, prefixes and suffixes, word origins, letter patterns and spelling generalisations to spell new words

English > Year 6 > Language > Phonics and word knowledge > 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 words.

English > Year 2 > Language > Expressing and developing ideas > ACELA1472
Recognise common prefixes and suffixes and how they change a word’s meaning


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  • I have printed 2 copies on these so that I could stick them back to back and hang them in the classroom. A great way to draw the student’s attention to a wide variety of spelling strategies that they should already be away of.

    Comment by Jasmine de Jong on October 6, 2014 at 1:54 pm

  • These are great!! Can you please add to the syllables information about what it has to do with vowels? Thanks 🙂

    Comment by Emily on October 16, 2014 at 8:49 pm

  • I love these and can’t wait to use them!

    Comment by Tammy Abare on September 20, 2015 at 7:41 am

    • Thanks Tammy! So glad to hear you’re finding them useful.

      Comment by Shanelle (Teach Starter) on September 21, 2015 at 8:08 am

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