Tuesday, September 14, 2010

What Makes Us Great Spellers?

Today we took a "reflective" look at our spelling practices. We talked about everything that we are doing well, and how that ultimately helps us to become better readers and writers. The students lead the discussion on what "good spellers" do. I had explained that they are all good spellers in their own way, because they are all trying new words, implementing strategies, and giving it their best shot.

The things that they came up with were pretty incredible. When we broke out for small group discussion, as I was walking around facilitating, I heard a group talking about "discovering words". WOW! These are all strategies that we all use, and sometimes, it just takes putting them in a public place to have as a reference tool to aid us in our writing.

What a successful day!!!
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