Have Beverly L. Adams-Gordon,
author of Spelling Power,
Speak at your Conference or Meeting!

What Research Tells the Teacher About Spelling Instruction

Participants in this workshop learn the key aspects of effective spelling instruction. Covers: what skills need to be taught, approaches to instruction, and effective teaching strategies. You will also learn the 10 key techniques for motivating students to learn.

Note: This workshop does not advocate any particular spelling program, only what constitutes effective instruction.

Including Spelling Power in Your Curriculum

This workshop is an introduction to the Spelling Power program and how to start using the program. Participants will learn how to conduct the placement tests, daily pre-tests, and 10-Step Study sessions. Incorporating the six levels of review and skill-building activities are also covered in the workshop.

Teaching Spelling Skills through Games and Activities

This hands-on workshop details and demonstrates the teaching of spelling skills through individualized and hands-on learning activities. Detailed explanations on how to use multi-sensory, inductive, and deductive approaches are given.

How can I look it up if I don’t know how to spell it?

After a brief introduction on selecting the appropriate dictionary for each level of student, this hands-on, fast-paced workshop will demonstrate a dozen dictionary games. The games are designed to teach the skills essential to efficient, effective use of the dictionary. Each game is presented in sequential order: from alphabetical order to looking up definitions.

Building Writing Power

In this workshop attendees learn how to teach Grammar and Composition without the use of "drill and kill" workbooks and textbooks. You will learn how to get your students happily writing and how to use their writing to teach Style, Grammar, and Punctuation (and Spelling, of course). This "Prescriptive Approach to Grammar" is perfect for those participating in unit studies.

Teaching Reading Through Individual Learning Styles

This workshop explains the importance of applying learning style theory to the teaching of beginning reading. Concrete ideas for matching activities to the student’s modality strengths (auditory/tactile/kinesthetic/visual) are given.

Planning Effective and Fun Unit Studies

Don’t let your unit studies become overloaded with "Activity for Activity’s sake." This workshop will show you how to plan so every activity or lesson contributes to the individual academic or learning style needs of your students.

Time Management for Home Schooled Teens

Teens learn how to set personal goals and organize their time and home schooling records so that they can achieve their goals. The emphasis is on stewardship of the time and talents God has given them.

Organizing High School Records for Teens and Parents

In this workshop, based on her popular book Home School, High School, and Beyond, Adams-Gordon explains what records high schoolers need and how to organize them.