Spelling is a complex aspect of literacy that needs to be taught explicitly and systematically.

Stage 4 spelling includes the following topics:

  • Prefix/suffix
    Prefixes and suffixes are syllable stems, which when added to the beginning (prefix) or to the end (suffix) of the ‘root’ part of a word shape the meaning of the word in its entirety.
  • Word origins
    Building word recognition and spelling skills through improving etymological knowledge. Engaging students with how words and letter combinations are derived from other languages.
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