For term 2, 2020...Michelle teaches spelling on video...to children...using the SMART Spelling approach!
There are 10 video lessons to watch for each grade level, and a matching weekly spelling sheet. Each pre-recorded lesson is about 10 minutes long (to keep children's attention). Children then use the SMART Spelling strategies their teacher sets during the week to study the words and do a test on Friday.
The video lessons are hosted in the login area of this website (www.smartspelling.com.au - the one you are reading this on 😉). We give the teachers passwords to give the kids, and they simply login to get to the video lessons. It works on all devices - even phones!
7 different levels available: Foundation, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.
Just purchase the right level for each classroom teacher.
There's also an introduction video for parents.
Schools order for each classroom teacher. Each classroom teacher will get a password that they share with each student in their class, so they can use it from home or at school!
~ Access begins on Monday 13th April 2020 ~
Each lesson has a weekly spelling sheet that the children download and print out.
How long do we have access to the videos?
Until the end of 2020.
Is it just one lesson a week?
Yes. Just the explicit lesson that you would normally deliver on a Monday.
What if I've already taught some of these spelling patterns?
As the patterns from the manual can be done in any order, this is quite possible. It will be good revision!
As SMART Spelling is used all over Australia, which font have you used?
Sassoon, but students can write their spelling words in whichever font they are used to.
Do my class already need to know the SMART Spelling?
Ideally, yes. This is for schools who already use SMART Spelling. It is just the Monday lesson that is usually delivered by the classroom teacher.
Is the access bought per year level or per classroom?
It is per classroom. So if you have 2 grade three classrooms in your school, you order for both grade three classroom teachers. So for 2 classrooms it would cost $100 for about 50 kids or $2 per child for the term...or 20 cents per week! We think that's good value.
I have one classroom where I teach multiple spelling lists - do I need to buy more than one level?
No, we will make sure you have what you need and pay just once per classroom. Order one year level and email us the details of what year levels you need and we will give them to you at no additional cost.
How do we pay?
Payment is either with a credit card, PayPal, or payment later by bank transfer. If you have a purchase order number, you can enter it at checkout, if not just leave it blank. A tax invoice will be emailed automatically.
How do the children get access?
The videos are hosted on our website. We email each classroom teacher the information below to pass on to their students:
How to login to the SMART Spelling lessons with Michelle.
1. Go to www.smartspelling.com.auand at the top-right is a ‘login’ button
2. Login using the email _______ and the password _________
The ones we send out do not have blanks! 😉
How do I order?
Please click on the yellow button above that says 'Order here'. You simply enter each classroom teacher's name and email address and login details are emailed to them automatically.
(16 lessons includes some of what you've already done as revision).
Phase 1: cat, ant, tin, tap (and the related common words from the sentences of the week).
Phase 2: sun, net, leg, bed (and the related common words from the sentences of the week).
Phase 3: dog, jam, hand, frog (and the related common words from the sentences of the week).
Phase 4: zip, yes, wax, vet (and the related common words from the sentences of the week).
Lesson 1: 69 The digraph /sh/ making the sound “sh” as in shark.
Lesson 2: 70 The digraph /ee/ making the sound “E” as in tree.
Lesson 3: 72 The split digraph /a- -e/ making the sound “A” and the yellow spelling rule.
Lesson 4: 77 The digraph /ow/ making the sound “ou” as in cow.
Lesson 5: The digraph /oo/ making the sound “oo” as in moon.
Lesson 6: 82 The trigraph /tch/ making the sound “ch” as in watch.
Lesson 7: 84 The digraph /th/ making the sound “th” as in feather.
Lesson 8: 85 The digraph /oa/ making the sound “O” as in boat. Usually in the middle of base words.
Lesson 9: 86 The digraph /ch/ making the sound ”ch” as in chair.
Lesson 10: 87 The graph /a/ making the sound “or” as in ball.
Lesson 1: 92 The digraph /ai/ making the sound “A” as in snail.
Lesson 2: 93 The digraph /ur/ making the sound “er” as in fur.
Lesson 3: 95 The graph /y/ making the sound “E” as in pony.
Lesson 4: 96 The trigraph /dge/ making the sound “j” as in bridge.
Lesson 5: 99 The digraph /ea/ making the sound “e” as in bread.
Lesson 6: 101 The digraph /ea/ making the sound “E” as in beach.
Lesson 7: 113 The graph /o/ making the sound "o" and the blue spelling rule
Lesson 8: 119 The digraph /ay/ making the sound “A” as in tray.
Lesson 9: 122 The split digraph /i- -e/ making the sound “I” as in kite.
Lesson 10: 123 The graph /s/ making the sound “s” as in sun.
Lesson 1: 126 The digraph /er/ making the “er” as in fern.
Lesson 2: 127 The digraph /ge/ making the sound “j” as in cage.
Lesson 3: 130 The graph /l/ making the sound “eh” and the graph /e/ making the sound “l”.
Lesson 4: 132 The trigraph /are/ making the sound “air” as in square.
Lesson 5: 135 The graph /c/ making the sound “s” as in city.
Lesson 6: 140 The digraph /oy/ making the sound “oy” as in toy.
Lesson 7: 142 The graph /a/ making the sound “A” as in baby.
Lesson 8: 146 The digraph /ti/ making the sound “sh” as in station.
Lesson 9: 149 The digraph /aw/ making the sound “or” as in saw.
Lesson 10: 157 The graph /o/ making the sound “u” as in glove.
Lesson 1: 162 The digraph /re/ making the sound “eh” as in centre.
Lesson 2: 163 The digraph /tt/ making the sound “t” as in letter.
Lesson 3: 165 The graph /y/ making the sound “i” as in pyramid
Lesson 4: 166 The digraph /wr/ making the sound “r”.
Lesson 5: 168 The digraph /ou/ making the sound “eh” as in famous.
Lesson 6: 173 The digraph /ce/ making the sound “s” as in ice.
Lesson 7: 176 The consonant suffix ‘-ness’ and revision of the pink spelling rule.
Lesson 8: 177 The graph /v/ making the sound “v” as in voice.
Lesson 9: 186 The prefix ‘dis’ meaning away or negative.
Lesson 10: 189 The graph /a/ making the sound “a” as in ant.
Lesson 1: 194 The digraph /ea/ making the sound “e” as in beach.
Lesson 2: 196 The digraph /ou/ making the sound “u” as in young.
Lesson 3: 200 The digraph /cc/ making the sound “k” as in soccer.
Lesson 4: 201 The digraph /ph/ making the sound “f” as in dolphin
Lesson 5: 204 The digraph /ti/ making the sound “sh” as in station
Lesson 6: 206 The digraph /st/ making the sound “s” as in castle.
Lesson 7: 209 The digraph /ch/ making the sound “k” as in school.
Lesson 8: 214 The digraph /pp/ making the sound ‘p” as in puppy.
Lesson 9: 215 The digraph /ss/ making the sound “s” as in dress.
Lesson 10: 216 The digraph /or/ making the sound “or” as in fork.
Lesson 1: 229 The digraph /ch/ making the sound “k” as in school
Lesson 2: 230 The digraph /ve/ making the sound “v” as in sleeve. Often at the end of words.
Lesson 3: 240 The suffix -ist which means ‘job’.
Lesson 4: 241 The digraph /ci/ making the sound “sh” as in special.
Lesson 5: 256 The digraph /gn/ making the sound “n” as in sign.
Lesson 6: 258 The digraph /ou/ making the sound “ou” as in house
Lesson 7: 235 The prefix ‘semi-’ meaning ‘partially’.
Lesson 8: 239 The vowel suffix -ology which means ‘the study of’
Lesson 9: 247 The digraph /sc/ making the sound “s” as in scissors.
Lesson 10: 249 The prefix un- meaning ‘not or opposite’.
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