Spelling 101

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  • Spelling 101

    1. 1. Spelling 101 ‘How to...’
    2. 2. How to learn....(or ‘Oh, Robert, how I do love thee’) Teacher explaining Student re-telling Robert Marzano Student creating non-linguistic representation Student engaging in activities to deepen knowledge of the word. Students discussing the word Students playing games to reinforce the words Robert Marzano
    3. 3. Teacher explainingprior knowledgeimagerytell a storysing a songsing and dancegapfill definitionsvisuword
    4. 4. Student re-tellingverbally and/or in writingbrainstormindividual/pair/group/whole class
    5. 5. non-linguistic representationwww.weboword.composter/illustratedmany different drawing/moodboard/cartoon apps
    6. 6. activities to deepen knowledge create a class dictionary in google docs orcomparison wallwisherclassification create a personal dictionarymetaphor Write a poem http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/ newpoem.htmanalogy Create gapfill tests for other studentsweboword
    7. 7. discussing the wordexplain classifications, comparisonsand representationsshare metaphors and analogiesshare findings and discoveries
    8. 8. reinforcement gamesjeopardyblockbustersclasstools.netwww.spellingcity.comwww.quizlet.commake as many small words as possible out of big wordssimon sayspictionary
    9. 9. reinforcement gamesmatching pairscelebrity headsI went to the supermarket and I bought/I went to themuseum and I saw/I travelled to the Galapagos Islandsand I sawWhat is it?Who wants to be a millionairecall my bluffmastermind
    10. 10. jeopardycrocodileRobertlatitude
    11. 11. Blockbustersr m u j h m s be p r c i c g pa c a b v p m gs i w k w f i fm f b d g s w pb a p c u s w ao v f q s w m lw p d a w b c g
    12. 12. classtools.net
    13. 13. www.spellingcity.com
    14. 14. www.quizlet.com
    15. 15. www.testmoz.com
    16. 16. Simon saysdrawing appagreed actionsstand up/sit down
    17. 17. Pictionary
    18. 18. mastermind mitosis exact1 nucleus reproduction2 division cellular3 replication ?? split ??
    19. 19. call my bluff - lyreSomeone who does not tell the truthA musical instrumentA liquid used in household cleaning
    20. 20. matching pairs
    21. 21. celebrity heads
    22. 22. I went to the supermarket
    23. 23. Who/what is it?
    24. 24. Who wants to be a millionaire
    25. 25. How to assess?Focus only on what we want students to know
    26. 26. Ideas from my students ...Finding out how successful students learn andbrainstorming ideas for learning vocabulary.‘Look cover say check’/‘Look cover write check’Take a photo of your list of spellings and use them asbackground on your iPad/laptop.Make up rhymes.Write out copies of your list and stick them indifferent places around your house.Break words into different sounds.Ask someone to test you. Test your friends.

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