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1 Spelling Bank Workshop SWC, May 8 th 2012 Kat Kinsella While waiting, please open G-drive  Study Materials: Katrina Kinsella  Spelling  OneNote THEN CLOSE YOUR LAPTOP

2 Watch this & answer question at end

3 3 x FNDs Level 4 classes did this lesson. How quickly did the classes answer the question? When we watched it again, did they enjoy it? When we watched another one, were they quicker at answering? Did the students remember the lesson? – The next day? – 5 weeks later?

4 Spelling lesson request Reaction Research Made materials Trialed them Fresh blood ideas

5 Test spelling Don’t teach spelling Research on Arabic Learners Student Feedback My thoughts Agreed Really want spelling “rules” Agreed Where am I going to get the time? Especially for ‘back to basics’? Can I remember the “rules?”

6 Need segmentation/syllable attention KA-- TRI --NA Need to learn connections between spelling, pronunciation and rhythm Need to work on vowel blindness and deafness Need to work on Right letter, wrong place (RLWP) Different learning styles need attention (Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic, Musical, logical…..) Research on Arabic Learners Student Feedback Know there’s a problem They don’t know what the problem is Agreed

7 Student Feedback My thoughts Love YL methods Want to teach siblings/chil dren YL methods Traditional Micro- lessons Self-access Guided Self- discovery TRAINING

8 Resources Nice essay with problems, teachers’ tips on problems for Arabic Learners: Excellent research with some ideas: -it-out-Accounting-for-Spelling-Difficulties-for- Arab-Learners-of-English.pdf -it-out-Accounting-for-Spelling-Difficulties-for- Arab-Learners-of-English.pdf

9 Mnemonics (silly ways to remember spellings) – Simple, repetitive, memorable – – Sounds & Spellings- – New English File Spelling Patterns (not rules) – YL methods – E.g. finger & brain imprinting Micro-lessons

10 Challenge Create micro-lessons or give ideas for micro- lessons Teaching material not Practice material Short & simple Effective/Memorable Self-access Where possible, guided discovery Mnemonics Sounds & Spelling Spelling Patterns (not rules) Make a spelling bank-on and offline

11 Resources Any media that can work off and online (and across platforms for the iPad revolution) Online resources can be made using screenr or camtasia Screen R For sign in with facebook, twitter, yahoo or gmail. Check out Sean Dowling’s instructional vid: edtech.hct.ac.ae/pln/edtechpd/multimedia-2/working-with- video/activity2/http://shc- edtech.hct.ac.ae/pln/edtechpd/multimedia-2/working-with- video/activity2/ If screenr won’t open, download Firefox or Google Chrome : or https://www.google.com/chrome https://www.google.com/chrome Alternatives to ScreenR, such as Camtasia are here: Record and store materials here: GDRIVE\Student Folders\Study Materials\Katrina Kinsella\Spelling Bank- Working OneNote\Spelling


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