RE-LAUNCHING SEPTEMBER 19th 2020
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.
This extensive online course is intended to deliver 8 hours of high quality professional development on the structure of the English writing system, going from single letters to morphemes in a sequence of explicit lessons.
- 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
All prices quoted in Australian dollars.