Here you will find recordings of our free webinars, with PDF slides.
Language Arts Online: A Free Guide
LDA Weekly Wednesday Webinar: Metalanguage
The Simple View of Writing
Dsylexia and Dysgraphia for Parents
How to Run Reading Pathways Lessons at Home
Lessons in my Jim Jams
Because I miss my students, I’ve decided to conduct and record a free half-hour word-study session every day. There is no age limit, children just need to be able to copy things down at a reasonable pace. It is more for primary than secondary students, but I’m open to suggestions.
Lesson 1: The W-Effect – The letter <w> can have an effect on certain vowels. Find out what in this video.
Lesson 2: CVC and Vowel Suffixes – How to change a certain kind of base
Lesson 3: The Letter Y – Is is a consonant? Is it a vowel? What is it for?
Lesson 4: Final Silent E – What is it doing at the end of words and when do we let it go?
Lesson 5: Adding Suffixes to word-final Y and Final Silent E words
Spelling for Life: Lessons for Children
During the COVID-19 outbreak, Lyn Stone will be conducting free lessons in the Spelling for Life program for children. They will be recorded and posted here as time goes on.
If you are a parent or educator and would like to do the Spelling for Life online course, you can enrol below. It’s fully online, self-paced and contains worksheets, videos and everything you need to run Spelling for Life lessons. Click on the Spelling for Life symbol below.
Lesson 1 – The Difference Between Vowels and Consonants
- Choose 5 names.
- Write them down.
- Take away the vowels.
- Try to shout them.
- Make the pledge: “I will spell every syllable with a vowel!”
Lesson 2 – What Consonants Say
- Make sure you’ve got your rules copied down:
Q is always written with the letter u.
When c comes before e, i or y it MUST say /s/.
When g comes before e, i or y it MAY say /j/.
- Find more examples of the qu rule.
- Find more examples of the c rule.
- Find more examples of the g rule.
- Extra work: find exceptions to these rules.
- Extra extra work: figure out why these words are exceptions.
Lesson 3 – Broken Rules and Word Stories Part 1
- Download and print the blank Word Stories Wheel if you can. If not, copy it.
- Paste it into your book.
- Add today’s words to it.
- Add more words when you find them.
Lesson 4 – Broken Rules and Word Stories Part 2
Keep adding to your word list.
Send us a photo of your Word Stories Wheel with lots of examples. We’re looking for the most colourful, creative Word Stories Wheel. The winner will be sent a Cadbury’s Crunchie chocolate egg (or equivalent if you don’t like chocolate).
Winner announced on Tuesday April 14th during the Spelling for Life Jim Jams lesson!
Send your entries to email@example.com
Lesson 5 – The Illegal Letters
- Find examples of words where Illegal Letters are solved
- Find exceptions
- Add the exceptions to your Word Stories Wheel
Lesson 6 – The Single Vowels
Lesson 7 – The Letter Y
Congratulations! If you have done all the lessons from 1-7, you have graduated out of our Spelling Starter level and are onto Spelling Technician. Download the tracker below and tick off the lessons as you go!
Lesson 8 – Final Silent E: Jobs 1-3
Lesson 9 – Final Silent E: Job 4 (Part One)
Download the lesson framework here:
Lesson 10 – Final Silent E Job 4 (Part Two)
Lesson 11 – The Wicked Sisters
Lyn is using the Really Great Reading Letter tiles. They are being offered free of charge until May 30th *****WHAT YEAR****. To access them, click this link. If your children have those tiles open in a different window during the lesson, they can follow along.
Lesson 12 – Other Wacky Rs
Lesson 13 – The Vowel Generator
For this lesson, you will need to print out the blank vowel generator. Download it below:
And now you’ve finished the last lesson in Spelling for Life Level 2: Spelling Technician.
You can download your checklist and tick off the lessons you’ve seen. Your next level is Spelling Expert. Are you ready?
Lesson 14 – Strong and Weak Syllables
Lesson 15 – Schwa
Lesson 16 – Schwa Part 2 and Irregular Verbs
Lesson 17 – Adding Vowel Suffixes to Last 3 Cvc Words
Lesson 18 – Adding Vowel Suffixes to Final Silent E Words
Lesson 19 – Adding Suffixes to Y-Final Words
Please note: this video only has a soundtrack right now. The editing software failed to upload the picture. This will be rectified as soon as we get a minute!
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