Effective Spelling in a Rich Reading Curriculum
Drawing on CLPE’s research this course will consider effective approaches and strategies to support the teaching and learning of spelling. Teachers will explore how children learn to spell effectively and the implications of this for teaching practice. They will develop classroom literacy environments and routines in order to support all children to learn to spell effectively.
Teachers will gain:
- An understanding of the spelling process and how learning to spell develops for children at different stages
- A knowledge of how to adapt classroom cultures and practices to best support children as developing spellers
- An awareness of how to contextualise the teaching of spelling in a literature rich context
Every participant will also receive a copy of the CLPE’s highly acclaimed publication Understanding Spelling.
"In the main good spellers were children who took an enormous interest in all aspects of language and literacy. These children enjoyed reading, read a wide range of books at home and at school and saw their reading as a source of learning about vocabulary and spelling."Olivia O’ Sullivan & Anne Thomas: Understanding Spelling
‘The course gave me lots of practical ideas for embedding the teaching of spelling and ideas about how to develop a whole school approach to this.’Teacher, 2017