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Spelling Bank Workshop. SWC, May 8 th 2012 Kat Kinsella. While waiting, please open G-drive  Study Materials: Katrina Kinsella  S pelling  OneNote THEN CLOSE YOUR LAPTOP. Watch this & answer question at end. http://www.screenr.com/q018. 3 x FNDs Level 4 classes did this lesson.

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Spelling bank workshop

Spelling Bank Workshop

SWC, May 8th 2012

Kat Kinsella

While waiting, please open

G-driveStudy Materials: Katrina Kinsella Spelling OneNote

THEN CLOSE YOUR LAPTOP


Watch this answer question at end

Watch this & answer question at end

http://www.screenr.com/q018


Spelling bank workshop

  • 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?


Spelling bank workshop

  • Spelling lesson request

  • Reaction

  • Research

  • Made materials

  • Trialed them

  • Fresh blood ideas


Research on arabic learners

Research on Arabic Learners

My thoughts

Student Feedback

  • Test spelling

  • Don’t teach spelling

  • Agreed

  • Really want spelling “rules”

  • Agreed

  • Where am I going to get the time?

  • Especially for ‘back to basics’?

  • Can I remember the “rules?”


Research on arabic learners1

Research on Arabic Learners

Student Feedback

  • 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…..)

  • Know there’s a problem

  • They don’t know what the problem is

  • Agreed


Spelling bank workshop

My thoughts

Student Feedback

  • YL methods

  • Traditional

  • Micro-lessons

  • Self-access

  • Guided Self-discovery TRAINING

  • Love YL methods

  • Want to teach siblings/children


Resources

Resources

  • Nice essay with problems, teachers’ tips on problems for Arabic Learners: http://www.elgweb.net/spelling_article.html

  • Excellent research with some ideas: http://marifa.hct.ac.ae/files/2011/07/Spelling-it-out-Accounting-for-Spelling-Difficulties-for-Arab-Learners-of-English.pdf


Spelling bank workshop

Micro-lessons

  • Mnemonics (silly ways to remember spellings)

    • Simple, repetitive, memorable

    • http://screenr.com/o018

    • http://www.screenr.com/yIp8

  • Sounds & Spellings-

    • New English File http://www.screenr.com/sPp8

  • Spelling Patterns (not rules)

    • http://www.screenr.com/o3p8

  • YL methods

    • E.g. finger & brain imprinting


Challenge

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


Resources1

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 www.screenr.com  sign in with facebook, twitter, yahoo or gmail. 

    • Check out Sean Dowling’s instructional vid:  http://shc-edtech.hct.ac.ae/pln/edtechpd/multimedia-2/working-with-video/activity2/

    • If screenr won’t open, download Firefox or Google Chrome : http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/  or https://www.google.com/chrome

    • Alternatives to ScreenR, such as Camtasia are here: http://alternativeto.net/software/screenr/

  • Record and store materials here:

    • GDRIVE\Student Folders\Study Materials\Katrina Kinsella\Spelling Bank- Working OneNote\Spelling


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