ELLs and Spelling
The Study Time Line
Pre-Test Words Their Way Elementary Spelling Inventory
Spelling Attitudes Survey
Week 1 of Instruction
Spelling Instruction and comparison of the Vowels e/i in Spanish and English
Week 2 of Instruction
Spelling Instruction: Focus on the confusion between the short i/e sounds and spellings
Week 3 of Instruction
Spelling Instruction; Cognate confusion & Digraphs
Week 4 of Instruction
Spelling Instruction: Review of Language transfer connections and post-test
Words Their Way Spelling Inventory
This is the form used for the students pre and post tests. The students worked up to word 10.
The red represents student scores on the pre-test and the blue represents student scores on the post-test.
Skills are not taught in isolation
Children then must practice reading the words they are learning to spell in context!