Does teaching schwa make you nervous? (Held on September 27, 2018)
Face your fears and join us to enhance your schwa teaching strategies. Be like schwa......don't be stressed.
Word Sums? Word Matrix? (Held on August 23, 2018
Everyone is doing word investigation these days. What is it and how is it done? In this seminar, we will give an overview of one way of doing word investigation and the tools available for use. We'll also talk about the main drivers of English Orthography. English is complex but not illogical!
Function Drives Form (Held on July 26, 2018)
Why is egg spelled with two g's? Is there a reason for the "e" at the end of awe?
Were you ever told about function words and lexical words?
If not, you'll want to join us for a discussion of the difference and how this information can improve your teaching.
Why is there a "d" in Wednesday? (Held on June 28, 2018)
If "Oct" means eight, why is October the 10th month?
The names of the days and months are part of a student's school life starting in preschool. Rote learning can be ineffective and frustrating. Their rich history makes an excellent springboard for introducing morphology and etymology. It's amazing how this information engages students. Like everything we do, making words less abstract improves spelling and reading accuracy. If this is not something you are incorporating in your lessons, join us!