Have Beverly L. Adams-Gordon,
author of Spelling Power,
Speak at your Conference or Meeting!
What Research Tells the Teacher About Spelling Instruction
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
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
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.