OCTOBER - AUSTRALIA and NEW ZEALAND
Sydney, Au. Oct 21 & 22Fjordland, NZ - Oct 26, Fort Chalmers, NZ - Oct 27, Akarroa, NZ - Oct 28,Wellington, NZ,- Oct 29, Auckland, NZ - Oct 31
NOVEMBER -PACIFIC ISLANDS
Suva, Fiji Nov 3Pago Pago, American Samoa Nov 4Moorea, French Polynesia Nov 7Papeete, Taihiti, French Polynesia, Nov 811-2, Bora Bora, French Polynesia, Nov 9Honolulu, Hawaii. Nov 14Maui (Lahaina) Nov 15 More DETAILS we be given in September about his trip to Australia, NewZealand and Fiji, Somoa, French Polynesia and Hawaii.
The Teaching of Spelling and Reading
THE SPELLING-READING CONNECTION We know through trial and errorwhatDOESN'T work:
1. Giving student word lists to study2. Correcting students errors.This results in misspelling 10% of the most 1,000frequently used words. That is one in every 10words, how frustrating!
Some of the things that HAVE worked:
1. STUDENT SELF CORRECTION (Fitzsimmons,Loomer, 1978) and2. Carefully programmed and SEQUENCED presentations of words thatfollow regular PATTERNS. (McCabe, 1991), (Leipzig, D. H. (2000).
Some of the THINGS THAT WORK but haven't been tried:
Systematic teaching of the mechanics of the code ( until Starting atSquare One)2. Systematic teaching of the differences between spoken and writtenlanguage (until
Speech tuh Spellin'
) (McCabe, 1991)The common words in our language have a simple base that conveysmeaning. Words like stepping, flashing, playful and spilling.The power words are polysyllabic and cannot be reduced to one meaningfulsyllable, as: crucial union patient social and unique.
"Notice that the simple words with common bases have more lettersand more consonant blends that the power base words.
Yet they areeasier to read and spell. Why? Because the base words are taught and thesuffix -ing is taught. The same cannot be said about the words with powerbases."No matter how well student learn to read in grades one through three, if theyhaven't been taught the spelling patterns of power words, we cannot expectthem now to read to learn especially when in grades four on up in thecurriculum is loaded with new words that have power bases not simplebases."
To be a good reader and speller one must know how to read and
students to "slide" intheir knowledgeretention. Perceptiveand right on themoney with it'sinsights. It's thereason AVKOadvocates doingspelling year round,even during vacationdays. Just 15minutes. And for funsome word gamesthe whole family canplay.
A NEW TWIST onthe Great Vocab.Game
Go over word mean-ing in dictionary.Students write theword on one side, onthe other, draw themeaning of the word.Drawing shouldexpress some feelingof the word meaning.Hang up drawingsWith 4 to 5 pix start aweekly game - youeither show them theword and they have totell the meaning ofthe word bydescribing the pictureOR they look atpicture and tell whatword it represents.
A NEW TWIST:
Afterstudents have triedthe game a few timesthe regular way,THEY get thepictures- this time theobject is for them to
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