Teaching Spelling

Discussion in 'General Education' started by MsB2012, Aug 9, 2012.

  1. MsB2012

    MsB2012 Companion

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2012
    Messages:
    108
    Likes Received:
    0

    Aug 9, 2012

    Hey guys and gals!

    We've had professional development all week to go over the new curriculum at the charter school I teach at. Our ELA curriculum however does not really address spelling, or what to do for it. However, our administrators do want us to teach spelling...we just have to come up with lists and how we want to do it. I was wondering if anyone knew of any good resource books or websites I could use for spelling? I will be teaching third grade this year, and have learned about the leveled spelling lists concept from a colleague of mine (different lists for kids at different levels), so I'm kind of wanting to do something along those lines.

    Any input would be greatly appreciated! Thanks! :D
     
  2.  
  3. perplexed

    perplexed Comrade

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2012
    Messages:
    251
    Likes Received:
    0

    Aug 9, 2012

    I use Words Their Way. I give the assessment at the beginning of the year, determine groups, and meet with them for small mini-lessons and activities. For homework, I also use something called "Creative Spelling Homework" or TicTacToe spelling that I've found on blogs. Students have some choices on their spelling homework and then it's due every Thursday.
     
  4. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2001
    Messages:
    24,959
    Likes Received:
    2,116

    Aug 9, 2012

    I also use WTW...love the differentiated approach it offers.:thumb:
     
  5. mopar

    mopar Multitudinous

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2010
    Messages:
    10,924
    Likes Received:
    0

    Aug 10, 2012

    I agree. Check out words their way!
     

Share This Page

Members Online Now

Total: 222 (members: 1, guests: 206, robots: 15)
test