Lesson Planning of Spelling


Lesson Planning of Spelling

Subject English

Grade 3rd

Students` Learning Outcomes

  • Spell some words studied in class both orally and in writing.

Information for Teachers

  • Spelling skills require recognition and understanding of syllabus and basic phonics (sounds)
  • English alphabet has vowels (a, e, I, o, u) and consonants (all sounds except vowels). Vowels and consonants join to form words in English language.
  • Words are broken into syllabus. Syllables are smaller units of sounds and each syllable must have a vowel sound in it. Some words are monosyllables (one syllable words) e.g. ‘girl’ and some longer words are multi syllable e.g. ‘table’.
  • In English spellings, words are not always spelled according to the letters on one sound. Many different graphemes (letter / cluster of letters) can represent the same sound e.g. ‘a’ sound can be represented as air’ man, half, etc.
  • While teaching the lesson, the teacher should also consult the textbook where it is required.

Material / Resources

Writing board, chalk / marker, duster, worksheet, chart, textbook


  • Draw the table of scrambled words given at the end of this activity.
  • Ask the students to write them in their notebooks.
  • Once the students write these words in their notebooks, ask them to unscramble them in pairs but first read the words for them. Repeat each word twice.
  • Monitor and help the students if it is needed.
  • When they have finished this activity, write the words with correct spellings on the writing board.
  • Ask the students to correct their work and mark themselves.
  • Take rounds in class and ask the students about their scores.(Expected answer would be as; old, long, difficult, big, hard, tall, heavy, new, small, cold, short)


Activity 1

  • Do the drill of spellings of the above mentioned words.
  • Tell the students to break up syllables to write correct spellings e.g. di/ffi/cult. (Recap the concept of syllables with students)
  • Ask the students to read each word aloud syllable wise as you write them on the board.

Activity 2

  • Ask the students to get ready for the dictation.
  • Dictate the words at least twice to facilitate the students.
  • Once they have finished writing, ask them to check it individually.
  • Write the words on the writing board and ask the students to learn the correct spelling of wrong or misspelled words and write again in their notebook.

 Sum up / Conclusion

  • Ask the students to share one word each, tell the number of syllables and the vowels sounds in the word.


  • Dictate new words of the lesson from the textbook which the students have just finished. Check and correct their work.

Follow up

  • Give dictation of double consonant words:
    1. Run   =   running
    2. Hop   = hopping
  • Give dictation of words from the textbook.




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