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Curriculum Pathways for Spellings

The Spelling Shed Curriculum

This spelling program is the most up-to-date curriculum available, based on cutting-edge, Science of Reading research about spelling instruction.

Many researchers, including Gentry (2019) and Moats (2019), agree that spelling is foundational for reading and that good spellers build strong readers. Spelling not only supports reading, but it also aids in the process of orthographic mapping, and vocabulary acquisition. Explicit spelling instruction might be the crucial missing component to success in reading, according to recent cognitive science studies.

Each explicit and systematic Spelling Shed lesson is designed to be easy to use and highly effective. The lessons incorporate phonics, morphology, and etymology elements and include a variety of instruction and activities that engage and challenge students while they learn. They are created to be flexible to fit within the variable timetables that schools have.

Spelling Shed's approach to spelling involves the relationship between sounds and written symbols as well as using morphology to help spell through meaning.

The carefully selected word lists and engaging activities provide opportunities to incorporate phonics and meaning to strengthen spelling skills and build vocabulary acquisition.

Below you can see our Schemes of work for each year group.