Minimum standards - spelling

Year 3 | Year 5 | Year 7 | Year 9 

 

Year 3

In spelling, Year 3 students at the minimum standard generally identify and correct errors in frequently used one-syllable words and some frequently used two-syllable words with double letters.

Students can correct identified errors in:

  • frequently used one-syllable words

  • frequently used two-syllable words with regular spelling patterns.

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Year 5

In spelling, Year 5 students at the minimum standard generally identify and correct errors in most one- and two-syllable words with regular spelling patterns and some less frequently used words with double letters.

Students can correct identified errors in:

  • frequently used one-syllable long vowel words

  • frequently used one-syllable words with irregular spelling patterns

  • common one-syllable verbs with tense markers

  • high frequency two-syllable words.

Students can identify and correct errors in:

  • frequently used one-syllable words

  • high frequency compound words

  • less frequently used multi-syllable words with double letters.

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Year 7

In spelling, Year 7 students at the minimum standard generally identify and correct errors in most frequently used multi-syllable words with regular spelling patterns and some words with silent letters.

Students can correct identified errors in:

  • less frequently used one-syllable words

  • less frequently used compound words with regular spelling patterns

  • two-syllable words with irregular spelling patterns

  • less frequently used multi-syllable adverbs.

Students can identify and correct errors in:

  • one-syllable ‘soft c’ words

  • one-syllable words ending with silent letters

  • one-syllable words with irregular spelling patterns

  • frequently used compound words with irregular spelling patterns.

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Year 9

In spelling, Year 9 students at the minimum standard generally identify and correct errors in most multi-syllable words with regular spelling patterns and some less frequently used words with irregular spelling patterns.

Students can correct identified errors in:

  • less frequently used one-syllable words with double or r-controlled vowels

  • less frequently used two-syllable words

  • multi-syllable words with the suffix ‘ance’.

Students can identify and correct errors in:

  • multi-syllable soft 'c' words

  • multi-syllable words with regular spelling patterns.

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