Why LiteracyPlanet as a spelling program?

Similarly to other effective spelling programs like Words Their Way, we know at LiteracyPlanet that learning to spell is developmental. Our approach to spelling incorporates the development of phonological knowledge; morphemic knowledge and etymological knowledge about words.   Our exercises provide students with practise in applying all of the essential skills that they require to become effective spellers. These include segmenting and blending letters phonemically as well as identifying the visual graphic patterns in words for easy recall.  

Our spelling lists have been compiled together beginning with words with similar phonetic principles in the early years. Lists are then compiled to group together words with similar semantic connections including prefixes, suffixes, meaning patterns, homophones and compound words for the middle years. Finally, the lists in the upper levels are grouped together based on their derivations. Therefore, the lists of words compliment the development of spelling. Our program is aligned to the Australian curriculum and specifically correlates to the national minimum standards assessed in NAPLAN.

We know that all learners develop at different rates. We understand that providing differentiated learning for students is a complex and demanding task for teachers. By using our teaching matrix, teachers can assign spelling tasks to their students that match their levels of spelling development.

However, this is where we can provide schools with benefits that other programs can’t. We provide a paperless, engaging platform for your students to work in. We provide immediate feedback to students and we collate data for you to easily assess and track the progress of your students. 

Spelling Exercise

Literacy knowledge and skill focus

Exercise description

Alphabetical Word Monster

reading

decoding

graphic

 

categorising

Select the words in the correct alphabetical order

Word Order

reading

decoding

graphic

 

categorising

Select the words in the correct alphabetical order

Static Words

reading

decoding

graphic

word recognition

Game -Identify the written word that matches the spoken word.

Word Snap

reading

decoding

graphic

word recognition

Game -Identify the pairs of written words

Floating Words

reading

decoding

graphic

word recognition

Game -Identify the written word that matches the spoken word

Word Finder

reading

decoding

graphic

word recognition

Game -Identify the written words in a word find puzzle

Sentence Jumble

reading

decoding

graphic

word recognition

Game -Listen to the spoken words and organise the corresponding written words into the correct word order.

Word Builder 1

writing

encoding

graphic

blending

Build the correct word by choosing the correct grapheme and position to spell words

Word Builder 2

writing

encoding

phonemic

blending

Build the correct word by choosing the grapheme from the keyboard and typing it to spell words.

Spell This Word

writing

encoding

phonemic

segmenting

Listen to the spoken word, segment the phonemes and choose the correct graphemes from the keyboard to spell the words

Dictation

writing

encoding

phonemic

segmenting

Listen to the spoken word, segment the words and choose the correct graphemes from the keyboard to spell the words and reproduce the spoken sentences

Flash Card

writing

encoding

 

word recognition

Practise spelling the words from visual memory using the Look, cover, write, check strategy

Memory Game

reading

fluency

graphic

word recognition

Game- identify the pairs of written words from memory

Jigsaw

writing

encoding

phonemic

 

blending

Build the correct word by choosing the correct pairs of grapheme to spell words

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