Teaching Spelling

£125.00

Teaching Spelling covers key aspects of teaching spelling including knowledge of our spelling system, strategies used by good spellers and suggestions for teaching. A range of practical activities are threaded through the session, designed to ensure that the teaching of spelling is engaging and meaningful. With the continuing importance of spelling in the National Curriculum many schools are keen to access high quality training on teaching spelling.

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Spelling in the National Curriculum

With the continuing importance of spelling in the National Curriculum many schools are keen to access high quality training on this aspect of the transcription element of writing. The objectives which need to be covered are clearly specified in Appendix One of the National Curriculum. However, it is an aspect of the curriculum which sometimes gets squeezed out or is reduced to a list of words which are sent home to be learnt in preparation for a weekly test.

Explore spelling strategies

The effective teaching of spelling involves the teaching of strategies and rules, rather than just lists of words. This training explores the use of a range of spelling strategies including:

  • ongoing application of phonics knowledge and skills
  • learning and applying rules
  • analogy
  • look, say, cover, write, check
  • using morphology

The training also emphasises the need to revisit and build on prior learning – a key aspect of the Ofsted Inspection framework.

Explore teaching sequences and gain practical ideas

Following the section on spelling strategies a possible teaching sequence is explored. The final part of the session focuses on marking and feedback and on assessment.

A range of practical ideas are threaded through the course with the aim of making the teaching of spelling both effective and fun.

This training is designed to be delivered by a teacher who is experienced in teaching spelling.

Benefits

This training will benefit schools by ensuring that:

  • spelling is valued as an important aspect of the curriculum
  • all staff are aware of a range of spelling strategies and of ways in which they can be taught
  • teachers are provided with some practical ideas of how spelling could be taught
  • the importance of feedback, marking and assessment of spelling are considered