16 September 2014
MultiLit is expanding its product portfolio into the area of spelling instruction, with the upcoming launch of Spell-It.
Spell-It is a resource for teachers that explicitly explains the way words work, and provides them with strategies and knowledge to assist students to understand the complexities of the English system.
Spell-It can be used for either whole class or small group instruction. Topics for teaching are based on detailed assessment of students’ current knowledge. Designed for upper primary and secondary students, Spell-It provides teachers with knowledge about the rules, conventions, structure and logic of the English language, to enable them to plan and execute effective spelling lessons based on the needs of their students.
With a study by Louden and Rohl (2006) showing that only 42% of Australian beginning teachers felt their teacher education training had adquately prepared them to teach spelling, Spell-It may help to close this gap.
Spell-It will be officially launched on 16 October, with registrations now open for the Spell-It PD workshop in capital cities all around Australia.