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- September 2, 2016 at 6:42 pm #1058
Thanks Nellie for your suggestions. I like how you call it “adult spelling.” Sometimes we are so worried to have them write the word correctly the first time they hear or blend sounds. I love when my kids take risks and write “I see a track” (instead of truck) because that can give me time to talk to them and understand what they want to say. Then, they self-correct. As you said, they gradually write those words by heart. (What a nice way to call it!)
Now that you gave me that insight, I will be more confident in guiding my kinders 🙂 I would like to take the other seminar for sure, but I was wondering how much I have to pay (I know I missed the discount price for the 3 of them, but I couldn´t make it before )
Thanks a million!!!
- August 29, 2016 at 11:21 am #1053
It sounds like you are having a great time writing with your bilingual kindergartners. Young writers need to know there are two kinds of words: High-frequency words they need to know “by heart” and words they need to listen, stretch out, and write the sounds for. How exciting that your students are getting fluent in this phonics-based writing. When children are growing in their use of phonics-based spelling in a comprehensive writing workshop model, we do not expect those words to be “adult spelling.” We encourage risk-taking! However, hopefully simultaneously you also are introducing those first 16 high-frequency “heart words” and sentences. After those have been introduced and practiced (Sing, Sign, Spell, and Read!), we expect the children to write those correctly “by heart.” These words include mom, dad, cat, dog, you, see, I, love, like, the… Consider reviewing Online Seminar #3 to understand the importance of introducing the high-frequency “heart word” sentences that children write daily for fluency practice. Again, it is exciting that your kids are already writers! Young writers need to build fluency and confidence with both types of words.
Smiles, Nellie Edge
- August 27, 2016 at 12:38 pm #1051
Hello Nellie and all dear colleagues,
In my daily teaching adventures in my bilingual kindergarten class, there is one more thing I would like to learn about: when can we have children check their spelling? For instance, my children are starting to sound out words and write them; when they write on their journal they sound words but don´t know how to write them (pinc/ pink…). Should I correct their spelling immediately? They are getting fluent in phonics and eager to write. That´s so good to hear and watching them being risk takers. Any advice would be greatly appreciate it!
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