Spelling Workshop 2007

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A brief PD session for teachers to reflect on the teaching of spelling strategies and best practice in the classroom.

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Spelling Workshop 2007

  1. 1. No more Friday Spelling Test… Now what? Teaching Spelling Strategies to our students
  2. 2. Rationale:
  3. 3. Rationale: <ul><li>Memorization of spelling lists does not help a person become a good speller. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Rationale: <ul><li>Memorization of spelling lists does not help a person become a good speller. </li></ul><ul><li>Studying lists of words doesn’t necessarily mean students will apply the correct spelling in their daily writing. </li></ul>
  5. 5. What do we do in our classrooms? <ul><li>Think-Pair-Share </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What have been the most successful strategies you have taught your students? </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Strategies:
  7. 7. Strategies: <ul><li>Use students’ writing </li></ul>
  8. 8. Strategies: <ul><li>Use students’ writing </li></ul><ul><li>Look at word patterns (onset & rime) </li></ul>
  9. 9. Strategies: <ul><li>Use students’ writing </li></ul><ul><li>Look at word patterns (onset & rime) </li></ul><ul><li>Base words or root words </li></ul>
  10. 10. Strategies: <ul><li>Use students’ writing </li></ul><ul><li>Look at word patterns (onset & rime) </li></ul><ul><li>Base words or root words </li></ul><ul><li>‘Discover’ rules </li></ul>
  11. 11. Strategies: <ul><li>Use students’ writing </li></ul><ul><li>Look at word patterns (onset & rime) </li></ul><ul><li>Base words or root words </li></ul><ul><li>‘Discover’ rules </li></ul><ul><li>Words within words </li></ul>
  12. 12. Strategies: <ul><li>Use students’ writing </li></ul><ul><li>Look at word patterns (onset & rime) </li></ul><ul><li>Base words or root words </li></ul><ul><li>‘Discover’ rules </li></ul><ul><li>Words within words </li></ul><ul><li>Affixes </li></ul>
  13. 13. Strategies: <ul><li>Use students’ writing </li></ul><ul><li>Look at word patterns (onset & rime) </li></ul><ul><li>Base words or root words </li></ul><ul><li>‘Discover’ rules </li></ul><ul><li>Words within words </li></ul><ul><li>Affixes </li></ul><ul><li>Syllabication </li></ul>
  14. 14. Strategies: <ul><li>Use students’ writing </li></ul><ul><li>Look at word patterns (onset & rime) </li></ul><ul><li>Base words or root words </li></ul><ul><li>‘Discover’ rules </li></ul><ul><li>Words within words </li></ul><ul><li>Affixes </li></ul><ul><li>Syllabication </li></ul><ul><li>Does it look right? </li></ul>
  15. 15. Strategies: <ul><li>Mnemonics </li></ul>
  16. 16. Strategies: <ul><li>Mnemonics </li></ul><ul><li>Memory Aids </li></ul>
  17. 17. Strategies: <ul><li>Mnemonics </li></ul><ul><li>Memory Aids </li></ul><ul><li>Related Words – webs </li></ul>
  18. 18. Strategies: <ul><li>Mnemonics </li></ul><ul><li>Memory Aids </li></ul><ul><li>Related Words – webs </li></ul><ul><li>Learning New Words Strategies </li></ul>
  19. 19. Strategies: <ul><li>Mnemonics </li></ul><ul><li>Memory Aids </li></ul><ul><li>Related Words – webs </li></ul><ul><li>Learning New Words Strategies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Strategies: <ul><li>Mnemonics </li></ul><ul><li>Memory Aids </li></ul><ul><li>Related Words – webs </li></ul><ul><li>Learning New Words Strategies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Camera Eyes </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Strategies: <ul><li>Mnemonics </li></ul><ul><li>Memory Aids </li></ul><ul><li>Related Words – webs </li></ul><ul><li>Learning New Words Strategies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Camera Eyes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Word parts </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. What do we do in our classrooms? <ul><li>Think-Pair-Share </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How have you used your spelling journals? </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. On-line Resources <ul><li>http://www.everydayspelling.com/reference/refstrategies.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.trinity.wa.edu.au/plduffyrc/subjects/english/writing/spelling.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://wwwfp.education.tas.gov.au/english/spellstrat.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.education-world.com/a_curr/strategy/strategy007.shtml </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.spelldoctor.com/public/strategies.htm </li></ul>

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