A Creative Approach to Teaching Spelling is packed full of fun and effective multi-sensory games and activities that build phonic skills as a key strategy for spelling. In addition, there are games that develop further strategies to supplement phonic skills. Preceding the games is a summary of major developments in the teaching of spelling over the last forty years. This leads to an analysis of the current research and approaches on which the games are based. With the knowledge, skills and ideas offered, teachers can enhance the growing range of phonic-based spelling programmes currently used within schools, or they can build engaging spelling programmes of their own to meet the specific groups or individual pupils.
The games and activities will help to develop and embed children's phonological awareness, phonic knowledge and auditory memory.
Kate Robinson has been working in education for over 25 years. In that time, she has gained extensive experience as a writer, consultant, manager, teacher trainer and teacher. She has specialised in the areas of English, Maths and Family Learning. Her key aim is to make learning fun through practical, multi-sensory games and activities that capture the imagination and inspire learning. Kate has also worked as a consultant supporting educational providers to improve their practice and as a teacher trainer for prospective teachers and Learning Support Assistants.