Spelling and the NSW English K-6 Syllabus


This course will help participants to revitalise their approach to the teaching of spelling. Participants will examine how to embed spelling in reading and writing instruction for the NSW English syllabus for the Australian Curriculum. In addition participants will explore the importance of vocabulary development and editing skills. Participants will unpack the four types of spelling knowledge and examine the spelling strategies every student needs to understand.


Completing a Spelling and the NSW English K-6 Syllabus course will contribute 5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing: 1.2.2, 1.5.2, 2.1.2, 2.5.2, 3.2.2, 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Target Participants

Teachers K-6 who wish to rethink their teaching of spelling to more effectively engage with 21st  century learners and the NSW syllabus for the Australian Curriculum.


The first session will explore the place of spelling in the NSW English syllabus. Participants will examine the role of spelling in reading, writing and vocabulary development.

There will be a range of plenary, small group and workshop delivery modes and the use of contemporary technologies and the use of interactive planning tools to integrate spelling into English.

Relevant Journal of Professional Learning (JPL) Article

How Goes the New K-6 English Syllabus?

Relevant JPL Podcast

Teaching Spelling K-6