Learn how to effectively use Words Their Way to assess and identify the spelling stages of your students, tailor spelling activities to support students in their spelling development, and create a positive approach to the teaching and learning of spelling.

This workshop is designed for educators who are current users, or recent adopters, of Words Their Way.

Description

Words Their Way

Words Their Way is a teacher-directed, student-centred approach to vocabulary growth and spelling development whereby students engage in a variety of sound, pattern and meaning activities, sorting pictures and words. It caters for differentiated learning in the classroom, rather than a one-size-fits-all solution.

The Words Their Way: A Practical Classroom Approach to Word Study workshop aims to provide you with an overview of recommended best practices, tips, and techniques for using Words Their Way, as well as providing you with a 5 step approach to implementing the resource effectively.

Learn how to effectively use Words Their Way to assess and identify the spelling stages of your students, tailor spelling activities to support students in their spelling development, and create a positive approach to the teaching and learning of spelling.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Understand how Words Their Way supports the teaching of spelling in the Australian Curriculum: English.
  • Analyse student data using the spelling inventories.
  • Plan and organise for daily word work using Words Their Way.
  • Apply practical approaches for the successful implementation of Words Their Way in classrooms.

Follow-up course: Words Their Way: A Whole School Strategy

Please note: Workshops will not be confirmed to proceed until we reach minimum numbers, so please check with us before you make any travel or accommodation bookings. 

 

Prerequisites

Recommending viewing ahead of attending the workshop: Words Their Way Webinar.

Please bring your Words Their Way resources to the workshop, including the teacher resource.

Target Audience

This workshop is designed for educators who are current users, or recent adopters, of Words Their Way.

Please note that this workshop is not suitable for educators who are in the process of assessing whether Words Their Way is the best resource for their school.