Teaching Spelling Within a Balanced Writing Program
Friday 19 August 2011 | 9am3pm
In this course participants will focus on a number of issues around the teaching of spelling:
- Where spelling fits within a balanced writing program. As students learn to write they need to be introduced to the writing process, a variety of text types, a range of writing strategies, and various conventions (grammar, punctuation, handwriting etc) that all combine to support writing
- Why and how the teaching of spelling starts with meaningful assessment
- What needs to be taught, ie successful spelling strategies
- How spelling can be taught using modelled, shared, guided and independent reading and writing
- Useful spelling resources.
Finally, participants will design a series of balanced literacy sessions for a week, focusing on spelling (using student writing samples and a range of literature).
Robyn Wild has worked for the NSW Department of Education and Training as a classroom teacher, assistant principal, literacy consultant and senior curriculum officer in the Early Learning Unit. She works part-time at Macquarie University in the Education Faculty and the Institute of Early Childhood, and at the University of Sydney.
"Very professional presentation. Well paced and organised."
"Very hands on. Great use of resources."
"A fantastic, useful, informative experience."
"... spelt out the strategies clearly and the resources listed have a wealth of activities."
Fees & Registration
Register online here | $220 Individuals / $210 Groups from the same school (per person, GST incl.)
The University of Sydney, Camperdown
Nina Goodwin | T: 02 9351 6329 | E:
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