This lively two-day course enables participants to teach students how to spell using their critical thinking skills while developing a lifelong understanding of spelling clues and conventions. This “structured word inquiry” approach eliminates rote memorization and explores the revealing linguistic aspects that teachers often wish they had learned in college. Instructor Pete Bowers shares this engaging approach to spelling instruction and effortlessly explains how English spelling is actually a well-ordered system that does make sense and provides clues to meaning for students of any age. It’s an ideal complement to any reading or spelling program, including dyslexia remediation and multisensory structured language education approaches.
A Structured Inquiry Approach to Teaching Spelling
Presented by Pete Bowers
Founder of Word Works
Literacy Centre, Wolfe Island, Canada
Dates: November 10 and 11, 2012
Location: 799 Roosevelt Road, Suite 116, Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Times: 9am to 3:00pm
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It will be a day of active participation which explores the conventions that govern English Spelling. Included in the workshop:
· An 80+ page teacher resource book filled with lesson plans, activities and tools for application of the “structured word inquiry” designed to help teachers and students make sense of English Spelling
· Practice working with teaching tools like the REAL SPELLING Word Matrix (Ramsden 2001) and word sums
· Study video clips of instruction
· Morning Coffee and Lunch
To learn more about Structured Word Inquiry, and Peter's work with educators around the world, visit his website at www.wordworkskingston.com You will find links to free resources, videos and research on this instruction. See Word-Works You Tube page for videos of this instruction in action with children of all ages.