Teacher Professional Development

Independent Spelling Stars – from foundation

Independent Spelling Stars (in Prep and Year 1)

Tuesday 27th October 9.30 – 3.30

Hackham East Primary school

Presented by: Christine Killey $275

Each participant receives a manual (value $110) and a lovely hot lunch Participants will learn how to explicitly teach the 200 high frequency words for spelling, NOT MEMORY, in a developmental sequence, with meaning.

  • Learn the most common sounds that each letter makes and the strategy why
  • Teach words with meaning that are made from the sounds the students know
  • Understand syllables and when and where the vowels make a short or long sound
  • Learn the strategies that help to spell 50000 words
  • Sing and dance about word study
  • Empower your students to be independent spellers for life!

Chris Killey is an enthusiastic, dedicated, teacher with 30 years’ experience. Chris has a Graduate Diploma and Masters in Special Education and she is a trained LEM instructor. Chris was the coordinator of the SPELD learning centre for over 8 ½ years and is still running her own tutoring business.

Chris is passionate about helping all students to be independent learners and has developed explicit, simple, yet effective teaching strategies using colour, songs and games and has had fantastic results with students. Chris is a co-author of the Australian Supplement for the ‘Words Their Way’ Spelling program and author of many books other on spelling, grammar and mathematics. Chris’s presentations are entertaining, inspiring, hands on and practical.

She has presented at many International Conferences and presents regularly all around Australia.

To register email: learningmadeeasier@bigpond.com or

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Change how you teach spelling

(In line with the Australian Curriculum)

“look – cover – write – GUESS” NO

look – analyse – explicitly teach – understand – empower YES

Empower your students to become great spellers for life

“I know this student can’t spell, I don’t know how to help them?

Bring samples of your students’ work, so real spelling problems can be solved during the session.

Continual spelling assessment is crucial for a successful spelling program.

This workshop shows teachers how to;

  • assess students’ spelling
  • analysis the mistake
  • determine where to start
  • determine which spelling strategies need to be taught
  • develop strategies for individual students
  • whole school approach

Teachers will learn how to assess spelling, and how to manage a classroom to ensure regular assessment of spelling occurs. Teachers will learn how to use this spelling assessment to match students to appropriate spelling strategies and rules, so word lists become meaningful, thus ensuring greater gains with spelling. Spelling will be taught using a variety of multi-sensory techniques.

Regular spelling assessment is crucial to any successful spelling program as it assists teachers in determining appropriate teaching points according to the needs of individual students.

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Grammar Magic

Grammar is the basis of our language.

(In line with the Australian Curriculum)

If we think of grammar as the basis of our language, like place value is the basis of our number system, and that words, like digits, change their meaning depending on where they are placed in a sentence, our language starts to make sense.
Learn Chris’s exciting colour coded approach to teaching Grammar. Each part of speech is given a colour and explicitly taught for understanding. Teachers participate in the games, songs and activities that make this approach one of the most effective ways of teaching Grammar.

Your students will not only understand how language works, but enjoy and look forward to learning it.

Grammar Magic compliments the LEM Phonics method.

Grammar Magic is a multi-sensory approach to teaching grammar, using explicit teaching, songs, props, games and coloured grammar die.

Verb – Yellow
Article – Pink
Noun – Green
Proper noun – Green
Pronoun – Light Green
Adjective – Red
Adverb – Orange
Conjunction – Purple
Preposition – Blue

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Explicitly teach children how to read

Put the meaning back into reading (In line with the Australian Curriculum)

“How can I have ago if I don’t know the sound of the letter?”

Empower your students to become great readers for life.

“My student can’t decode the words; I don’t know how to help them?
Bring samples of your students’ work, so your classes reading problems can be solved during the session.

This workshop shows teachers how to;

  • assess reading problems
  • analysis the mistake
  • determine where to start
  • teach what the letters say in each position
  • explicit skills to teach how to decode words
  • develop strategies for individual students
  • whole school approach

Teachers will learn how to teach students how to “decode words”, not guess or memorise. Your student will no longer need to rely on guessing or have ago. Teachers will learn how to assessment what skills the student does and doesn’t have, thus ensuring greater gains with reading. Reading will be taught using a variety of multi-sensory techniques.

Regular reading assessment is crucial to any successful reading program as it assists teachers in determining appropriate teaching points according to the needs of individual students.

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Magical Maths Games

Practical maths skills for everyday use

(In line with the Australian Curriculum)

Using a variety of exciting dice learn how to teach place value, algorithms, fractions, decimals and tables in a fun way that will motivate students and help them learn.  Over 100 games will be demonstrated.

Learn how to vary the games to suit different abilities within the classroom.

Students and teachers see first hand how easy it is to make maths a lot of fun to learn. Compliments existing maths programs..

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100 essential rules & strategies all students need to know

(In line with the Australian Curriculum)

In one day learn 100 essential rules and strategies that will help your students’ spelling, grammar and reading.
Alphabet Knowledge – the building blocks of spelling and grammar.

This session covers vowels, consonants, pronunciation guides for ALL 26 letters and 45 sounds, fantastic ways to teach the six syllable types and much more!

e.g. learn how vowels have consistent rules as to why and when they say their first and second sounds in reading and spelling.
Grammar Magic – grammar is the basis of our language.

Learn Chris’s exciting colour coded approach to teaching grammar. Each part of speech is given a colour and explicitly taught for understanding. Teachers participate in the games, songs and activities that make this approach one of the most effective ways of teaching grammar. Compliments the Spalding method.

Spelling Magic – learn 29 spelling rules and how they apply to 83% of ALL words.

Teachers will be provided with effective strategies; including rhymes, catchy stories and a unique pictorial approach that help students learn and understand how spelling works. This program aims to teach understanding, in a multi sensory approach, not rote learning.

e.g. rule 2. The letter c will always say “s”, when followed by e, i or y.

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Spelling Magic

Spelling skills for life

(In line with the Australian Curriculum)

Teachers will be provided with effective strategies that help students learn and understand how spelling works. This program aims to teach understanding, not rote learning.

Learn the 29 spelling rules and how they apply to 83% of ALL words.

Examples:

  • Every word must have a vowel; every syllable must have a vowel.
  • The vowels a, e, o, and u will always say their second sound at the end of a syllable. E.g. o pen   ba by
  • “c” will always say “s” when followed by an “e”, “i” or “y”

The session will also cover alphabet knowledge and sentence structure.

Come and play the multi-sensory games that will inspire and empower you and your students to learn to spell for life!

Dear Chris,
Congratulations on your wonderful presentation on Wednesday night. (Strategies for Struggling Students – SPELD June, 2007)
Your enthusiasm is very infectious and the parents loved it!

Di Ohlsen
Professional Development Committee Member
SPELD Victoria

Call me on 1300 72 33 44 to book