NEPS: Words their Way (Spelling Programme) (Primary & Post Primary)


This webinar is open to primary and post-primary teachers. – Wed 18th November from 7pm-8pm

NEPS will be presenting the webinar: “A Developmental Approach to Spelling: An Introduction to the Words Their Way Programme”. The Words Their Way Programme adopts a word study approach to spelling which moves away from the traditional system of spelling teaching, instead emphasising the value of teaching pupils processes and strategies for examining and thinking about the words they spell, read and write. An assessment is given to determine where to begin teaching. Based on assessment results pupils are given words to study in order to discover the common attributes. In this manner pupils are actively constructing their own knowledge of spelling patterns. Pupils learn features by completing activities such as word sorting, word hunts, games and drawing and labelling. Pupils work individually, with partners, and in small groups to encourage cooperative learning.

Event Properties

Event Date 18-11-2020 7:00 pm
Event End Date 18-11-2020 8:00 pm
Capacity 125
Registered 85
Cut off date 17-11-2020 11:00 am
Individual Price Free
Speaker Dr Aoife Olsthoorn & Diarmuid O’Rourke, NEPS Psychologists
Number Hours 1
Location ON-LINE
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