Uncover the simplicity and science of spelling
Spelling for Life is a highly acclaimed, internationally recognised teaching and learning program, suitable for teachers of middle primary children. Those in special education, speech pathology, homeschooling and educational psychology are also keen participants.
- receive a re-useable book of worksheets for direct classroom application
- receive a downloadable manual
- be able to participate in live forums with colleagues
- receive a suggested spelling and handwriting scope and sequence from F-6
- receive a certificate of completion for 8 hours of PD
5 modules containing several pages of reading, forums, videos, quizzes and downloadable resources.
Section 1: Tools for Spelling
Broken Rules and Word Stories: Why irregular words only seem irregular
The Spelling Formula
Section 2: The Single Letters
Spelling rules and conventions: Why we have such things in the first place
The Difference Between Vowels and Consonants
The Single Vowels
The Letter Y in all its glory
Section 3: Letter Combinations
Consonant Clusters: The truth about blends and blending
R: Controller of vowels
Section 4: Syllables and Doubling
Syllabification: How to teach syllables with phonology and etymology in mind
Everything you ever wanted to know about schwa but were afraid to ask
To Double or Not to Double?
Section 5: Suffixes
Suffixes and their behaviour
The Return of Illegal I
The Suffix Generator
Plus many more delightful and fascinating spelling patterns
IMPORTANT NOTE ON COURSE ACCESS
Course access is for three months from first login. First login is not the day you bought the course, first log in is when you went to Open Learning (our learning management system) and clicked on the link that took you to the actual course. That’s when your time starts to count down. Three months from that moment, your access will cease. Theoretically, you could buy the course and keep it on the back-burner for years without losing your access. But the moment you become an active user on Open Learning, is the moment your clock starts ticking. We are charged per user, so we have to time-limit your access. If you find that you need to extend your access, you can purchase extensions, month by month, for AUD$20 using this link.