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1 Shannon Lockard, MS Literacy Coach Ellen Ochoa Middle School

2 I have a spelling checker. It came with my PC. It plane lee marks four my revue Miss steaks aye can knot sea. Eye ran this poem threw it, Your sure reel glad two no. Its vary polished in it’s weigh. My checker tolled me sew.

3 Isolation Memorization Through osmosis Writing Repeatedly Pointing out all mistakes

4 + Multiple modalities + Developmentally appropriate + Teach rules, histories, word parts + Takes problem-solving

5  Wrong Word  Unnecessary or missing apostrophes  Unnecessary or missing hyphens  Homonyms Wilhelm, Jeffrey D., “Next Steps in the Journey: Errors Matter, but Not as Much as You Think”, Voices from the Middle, Volume 15 Number 3, March 2008

6  Word clues  Quick sketches or pictures  Associations  Posters, personal dictionaries  Practice  Expectation

7 WordPicture Clue/Quick Sketch Association their their—heir Their—has an I so it is referencing people there There—has the word here so it is talking about a place they’re they and are They’re running.

8 50% of our word use comes from about one hundred words  Demonstrate  Accountability  Keep track with portable word wall

9  Generate a list Mnemonic devices Songs TPR  Monitor strategies Students document Confer about Strategies for Spelling Mnemonic devices Songs Ask someone

10 My tenth birthday was quite an occassion. All of my family and freinds came and each came with a spectackulare gift for me. It was amazing to habe all the peepole I loved at my party. occasion ocassion friends spectaculare spectacular have people pepole

11 “Once students begin to recognize which words they use often but tend to misspell, we can begin to be strategic in addressing their errors.” Bowers Sipe, Rebecca, “Teaching Challenged Spellers in High School English Classrooms”, English Journal, Mar 2008; 97, 4; Teacher Journals, p38

12  While drafting underline or write sp  Proofreading Power Check one error at a time Change font Read backwards

13  Prep: Students keep track of difficult words or interesting words  Have a student share  Have class generate a list of words with the same _______________  Make connections, find patterns

14 According to Sandra Wilde, four spelling rules regular enough to be taught 1. ie/ei 2. Dropping e before suffixes 3. Changing y to I before suffixes 4. Doubling consonants before suffixes

15  Short  Individualized  Evolving My Word List have friend occasion their there they’re

16 “Figuratively, the classroom walls marinate students in language as they are continuously surrounded with new words and new strategies to extend spelling expertise.”

17  Online activity to recognize misspelled words  Root words, lesson plans, and more

18 Bowers Sipe, Rebecca, “Teaching Challenged Spellers in High School English Classrooms”, English Journal, Mar 2008; 97, 4; Teacher Journals, p38 Byerly, Greg; Brodie, Carolyn. “The ABCs of Grammar, Spelling, and Writing.” School Library Media Activities Monthly, March 2004, , 43. Chandler, Kelly. "What I Wish I'd Known About Teaching Spelling." English Journal (July 2000): Hoyt, Linda and Therriault, Teresa. Mastering the Mechanics: Ready- to-Use Lessons for Modeled, Guided, and Independent Editing Grades 4-5. New York: Scholastic Inc., Templeton, Shane, “Spelling and the Middle School English Language Learner.” Voices from the Middle, May 2004, Templeton, Shane, “Supporting Students Who are Struggling with Spelling.” Voices from the Middle, Dec. 2002, Wilhelm, Jeffrey D., “Next Steps in the Journey: Errors Matter, but Not as Much as You Think”, Voices from the Middle, Volume 15 Number 3, March 2008


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