Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Thoughts about Spelling

I'll be tutoring a child for Spelling this summer and I am so excited!

I started pulling resources off my shelf and giving some thought to the subject, and the relationships between oral language, written language (writing, reading, spelling), movement, art, form drawing / penmanship, child development, learning difficulties, and authentic contexts for writing.

Some resources are traditional, many are Waldorf, one is Montessori. Here is my booklist so far:

Take Time: Movement Exercises for Parents, Teachers and Therapists of Children with Difficulties in Speaking, Reading, Writing and Spelling
by Mary Nash-Wortham and Jean Hunt

Phonic Rhyme Time: A Unique Collection of Phonic Rhymes for Precise Practice in Speaking, Reading and Writing
by Mary Nash-Wortham

Tutoring Is Caring: You Can Help Someone to Read
by Aline D. Wolf

Differentiating Instruction in the Regular Classroom: How to Reach and Teach All Learners
by Diane Heacox

Looking Forward: Games, rhymes, and exercises to help children develop their learning abilities
by Molly von Heider

Audrey E. McAllen

The Extra Lesson. Movement, Drawing and Painting Exercises to Help Children with Difficulties in Writing, Reading and Arithmetic

Sleep: An Unobserved Element in Education

Reading Children's Drawings The Person, House and Tree Motifs

Working with Anxious, Nervous, and Depressed Children: A Spiritual Perspective to Guide Parents
by Henning Kohler

Difficult Children: There Is No Such Thing
by Henning Kohler

Megawords: Multisyllabic Words for Reading, Spelling, and Vocabulary
set 5

On Reading & Writing: Towards a Phenomenology and Pathology of Literacy
by Karl Konig

Soul Development Through Handwriting: The Waldorf Approach to the Vimala Alphabet
by Jennifer Crebbin

Writing for a Change: Boosting Literacy and Learning Through Social Action

Making Thinking Visible: How to Promote Engagement, Understanding, and Independence for All Learners
by Ron Ritchhart et al.

Developmental Insights: Discussions between doctors and teachers
edited by David S. Mitchell
available FREE from the Online Waldorf Library

Resource Teacher's Developmental Exercise Manual
Waldorf Resource Teacher Training Program
published by Association for a Healing Education

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