Google

Click Here to Access Your Online Course

 

>> PDI Home > Flex Online Courses > A New Approach to Spelling Instruction

 

A New Approach to Spelling Instruction (K-6)/Flex Course

 

Is spelling the most boring subject you teach? This online course is designed for educators interested in learning a variety of ways to teach essential spelling skills to their students. Spelling is an essential and complex skill and an important component of the overall language arts curriculum. Instead of looking at spelling as a memorization process, spelling should be thought of as a building block of literacy development. Teachers will learn a variety of proven ways to increase students’ spelling skills using interactive, developmental, and fun activities! This course is worth 3 ⅓ semester units/5 quarter units from UC San Diego Extension. For detailed information on university credit, click here.

"This is an excellent course! The readings and resources were informative and changed the way I will be teaching spelling in my classroom. I can honestly say that this has been the most effective and informative graduate level course I have ever taken." - Thelma Leister

 

Enrollment Options

Register] Course Registration Only $108 with the discount

Register]Course Plus Credit from UC San Diego Extension Only $280

 

Required Resource Book: This course has a modestly-priced required resource book (available in both new and used versions) that can be purchased through Amazon using the following link. Note that you can begin and participate in your course before the book arrives.

Spelling K-8: Planning and Teaching” by Diane Snowball and Faye Bolton

If you are registering for multiple courses, use the following link to access the book list for all PDI courses with direct purchase links through Amazon. PDI Course Resource Book List

 

Topical Outline / Click here to request a copy of the detailed syllabus

PDI Course Number: 97T02

UCSD Course Number: EDUC41492

Unit One

  • Introduction to Spelling Instruction
  • The Connection Between Spelling and Literacy
  • Spelling Assessments
  • Assignment #1: Write an autobiography
  • Test #1

Unit Two

  • Common Core Standards for Spelling
  • Developmental Spelling
  • The Stages of Spelling Development
  • Assignment #2: Article reflection
  • Test #2

Unit Three

  • Instructional Spelling Groups
  • Simple Spelling Games to Use in the Classroom
  • Mnemonics and Other Strategies
  • Incorporating Vocabulary into Spelling
  • Assignment #3: Share your expertise
  • Test #3

Unit Four

  • Technology and Spelling
  • Websites that Promote Spelling and Vocabulary Development
  • Using Power Point for Spelling and Vocabulary
  • Test #4

Unit Five

  • Spelling Self-Correction Model
  • Integrating Spelling Instruction with Writing
  • Test #5

Unit Six

  • Common Misspelled Words
  • Spelling Rules to Know and Teach
  • Spelling Homework
  • Assignment #4: Develop a spelling lesson plan
  • Assignment #5: Reading/Learning Log (Based on required resource book)