I love talking to teachers about spelling using Words their Way. I have considered myself a poor speller since the days of the weekly dictation in Mrs Stocker’s grade four class. A weekly list and the dreaded dictation did not work for me!
Whether I am working with teachers or students doing word sorts and word hunts, I love the talk as they try to sort words into categories and work out word patterns and affixes and suffixes or derivations. All of a sudden, spelling is fun and there is discussion about how words work. With Words their Way students work at their developmental level, grouped for spelling activities. We are seeing exciting spelling improvement in classes using this system. Who knew spelling could be enjoyable.