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Thursday, February 9 • 13:15 - 15:15
Claying for Literacy Success!

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Symbol Mastery helps the learner to become aware of how letters and words look when created three dimensionally. As well it introduces the idea of what a word is and how it is made up of three separate parts: pronunciation, spelling and definition. This is explored through the activity of 'Create - A - Word'. An activity which demonstrates the three parts of the word mentioned above. This knowledge can then be applied to learning the spelling words. For some learning styles a three dimensional visual image of the words meaning and spelling is required for mastery and understanding, which leads to consistent word recognition. For other learning styles this is a fun activity. These activities can be used either as part of a stand alone literacy program or as an addition to literacy programs currently being used. This is a " hands on" workshop which explores a different way of presenting the alphabet and spelling words. This session will be relevant to Kindergarten and Grade One.


Paddy Carson

Paddy Carson has a background in Early Childhood Education and is a post graduate student at James Cook University, Australia where her research interests focus on working with Three Dimensional Visual Thinkers who are experiencing difficulty with spelling and reading. Paddy works... Read More →

Thursday February 9, 2017 13:15 - 15:15
Shaw CC: Salon 4 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 160
  • Chairperson Janet Vader - Elk Island Public #28
  • Grade Focus K-3
  • Tags English