The Words Their Way Spelling Programme adopts a word study approach to spelling, which moves away from the traditional system of spelling teaching, instead emphasising the value of teaching students processes and strategies for examining and thinking about the words they spell, read and write. Based on assessment results, students are given words to study in order to discover the common attributes. In this way, students are actively constructing their own knowledge of spelling patterns. Students learn features by completing activities such as word sorting, word hunts, games and drawing and labelling. Students work individually, with partners, and in small groups to encourage co-operative learning.
NEPS has overseen the implementation of this new approach to spelling in a number of Dublin, Cork and Wexford schools and it has had very positive outcomes.
January 13th 2021 at 7p.m.
(1 hour 15 minute session)
An Introduction to the Words Their Way Programme and the Developmental Approach to Spelling as an alternative to existing approaches in schools.
Guidance around the key resources/books needed to get you started.
Signposting to other resources that will help lead your practice as you begin.
A Question and Answer section to help answer any issues raised around implementation
|Course Start Date / Time||13-01-2021 7:00 pm|
|Course End Date / Time||13-01-2021 8:15 pm|
|Cut off date||13-01-2021 11:00 am|
|Speaker||Diarmuid O'Rourke Ed.Psychologist NEPS|
Tel: (094) 9020700