Know someone who needs help with spelling and/or reading new words?

This website aims to help you build his or her:

  • Awareness of sounds in words (phonemic awareness)
  • Spelling pattern knowledge (phonics).

These are both vital skills for spelling and reading word attack.

The site includes resource lists to make it easier for you to find good resources. Many are part of synthetic phonics programs which also target fluency, vocabulary and comprehension, three other vital literacy skills.

The Spelfabet teaching materials available from this website are carefully-sequenced, easy-to-use, affordable, downloadable and reproducible, and were designed by an Australian Speech Pathologist for slow-progress readers and spellers, including learners with language difficulties.

These materials aim to help you teach blending, segmenting and spelling patterns in tiny, fast steps. They're most suitable for older learners (aged 7 to adult) with shaky confidence, who need heaps of practice and success. You don't need special expertise or hours of training to use them.

Spelfabet is also on Facebook, and in the process of getting onto Twitter.

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  1. peterpan

    What is your view on writing?

    Should a child be taught just print – as they do in a couple of US states, or learn to do half cursive or full cursive?

    My personal view is that a child should be doing full cursive, as this helps a child to develop is written and spelling skills. As for semi cursive only adds another layer of confusion to the English system.


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