Date: February 7th and 8th, 2015
Venue: ISKL Melawati Campus, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
This two-day workshop provides opportunities for educators to learn about a clear, engaging, structured approach to word using spelling clues and conventions and critical thinking skills instead of rote memorization.
This lively two-day course enables participants to teach students how to spell using their critical thinking skills while developing a lifelong understanding of spelling clues and conventions. This "structured word inquiry" approach eliminates rote memorization and explores the revealing linguistic aspects that teachers often wish they had learned in college.
Student Learning Objectives:
- Learn the underlying meaning-based structure of written words through the study of English orthopography, including the ability
- Understand morphology: prefixes, bases, suffixes and connector vowels in English
- Learn the underlying meaning-based structure of written words through the study of English orthography, including the ability to
- Investigate the etymology or history of words and how that impacts what they mean and how they're spelled
- Conceptualize the phonology or sound structure of words and how it is not the primary consideration in the spelling system
- Prepare classroom lessons and activities that will teach these structures and the patterns and conventions of the writing system to student of all ages.