Focus on Spelling (Video)

Focus on Spelling is a compelling video series from Diane Snowball, co-author of Spelling, K-8. Diane has worked with many schools and districts throughout North America, helping them learn more about the teaching of spelling so that students become more competent writers. The key principles of teaching spelling set forth in Spelling, K-8 are demonstrated in these four programs, with a focus on those concepts that teachers most frequently ask her about.

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Focus on Spelling is a compelling video series from Diane Snowball, co-author of Spelling, K-8. Diane has worked with many schools and districts throughout North America, helping them learn more about the teaching of spelling so that students become more competent writers. The key principles of teaching spelling set forth in Spelling, K-8 are demonstrated in these four programs, with a focus on those concepts that teachers most frequently ask her about.

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About the Author(s)

Diane hails from Australia and travels a lot between her home and New York. In her long career, she's been a teacher of mathematics and science, teacher librarian, K-6 classroom teacher, assistant principal, and literacy consultant, among many other positions.

Table of Contents

Disc 1
Program 1: Learning Words (27:20)
Introduction 0:00-2:33 (2:33)
Segment 1: Learning High-Frequency Words 2:34-11:32 (8:58)
Segment 2: One-on-One Work During Writing 11:33-15:28 (3:55)
Segment 3: Proofreading & Choosing Personal Words 2nd Grade 15:29-19:32 (4:03)
Segment 4: Proofreading & Choosing Personal Words 5th Grade 19:33-27:20 (7:47)

Program 2: Exploring Sounds (30:00)
Introduction 0:00-2:36 (2:36)
Segment 1: Exploring the “f” Sound 2:37-12:37 (10:00)
Segment 2: Exploring the “ay” Sound 12:38-21:58 (9:20)
Segment 3: Exploring the “oo” Sound 21:59-30:00 (8:01)

Disc 2
Program 3: Investigating Letters and Spelling Patterns (27:50)
Introduction 0:00-2:42 (2:42)
Segment 1: Investigating the “oo” Spelling Pattern 2:42-10:26 (7:43)
Segment 2: Investigating a Letter 10:27-19:30 (9:03)
Segment 3: Using Spelling Patterns as Visual Strategies 19:31-27:50 (8:19)

Program 4: Discovering Generalizations (29:50)
Introduction 0:00-2:48 (2:48)
Segment 1: Discovering Generalizations About Suffixes 2:49-9:54 (7:05)
Segment 2: Discovering Generalizations for Using “there, their, they’re” 9:55-21:07 (11:48)
Segment 3: Discovering Generalizations About Plurals 21:08-29:50 (8:42)

Product Details

Grade Range: K-8
Media: 120 minutes, 2 discs + viewing guide
Year: 2005
Item No: 0488
ISBN: 978-157110-488-5

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