Spelling and Vocabulary Pedagogies

“I always say that there’s no better way of knowing if the teaching method you’re using is beneficial other than to experience the reception and results from the pupils themselves. The enjoyment I got today watching the pupils take part in spelling and vocabulary activities using spellingcity.com This is an on-line learning and gaming platform to help pupils practice and learn spellings and vocabulary. The teacher or pupil can create a spelling list of choice and then the app or on-line platform generates activities like sentence builder, paragraph builder, spelling games, test me and teach me activities all relating to that spelling list. After all the activities are complete, the spelling and vocabulary tests are carried out and pupils receive their results immediately and they are printed off for their assessment folder. With the help of pupils, I created the standardised SWST (Single Word Spelling Test) spelling lists, level 1-7 and published them in our school’s Spelling City account.  I assign pupils their spelling list activities and set a date for submission and off they go. It was overwhelming to see the improved attitude towards spelling and vocabulary work. All pupils were meeting early deadlines and requesting new assignments.”

Múinteoir Síle 😃

 

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Teaching Principal since 2005. Passionate about the use of technology in the classroom to promote and instil a love for learning.

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