Elementary teachers must understand spelling strategies and determine which strategies to use to help students learn to spell specific words and specific kinds of words. In addition, teachers need to consider how to help individual students learn to spell. In this task, you will be asked to design an original spelling lesson plan.
To demonstrate competence, you will be asked to teach and assess a spelling lesson and to design a spelling instruction portfolio. This task will help you develop skills you will need for that assessment. It also helps you practice with concepts you will need to understand and apply when you take the corresponding objective assessment.
A. Complete the attached “Spelling Strategy Matrix” to compare strategies for teaching spelling.
B. Design an original lesson plan (using the attached “WGU Lesson Plan Format”) to teach a small group of 6–10 elementary students a common spelling rule. Complete all elements of the lesson plan.
1. Include one example of a word that does not conform to the spelling rule (a spelling irregularity).
a. Include one strategy that teachers might use to help students remember the rule and the exception(s) to the rule (e.g. “i before eexcept after c”).
2. Include an original assessment that is aligned with the spelling objective.
C. When you use sources, include all in-text citations and references in APA format.