The Teacher's Tool Kit For Literacy

Teaching Spelling Within Writing

Episode Summary

Experienced educator Diane Snowball joins literacy expert Sharon Callen to talk about how to bring out spelling knowledge in children's writing.

Episode Notes

Many teachers will often see students pick up spelling and word knowledge, but struggle to transfer it to their writing.

To talk about teaching spelling within the context of writing, we're joined by Diane Snowball, a highly experienced educator who led significant change in education throughout whole school districts in the US as well as Australia.  

Some key considerations discussed in the episode:

Learning words

Learning personal new words for writing

Learning about words

And much more!

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Teaching and Learning About Spelling by Diane Snowball

Spelling: Suggested Teaching Plan K-6 by Diane Snowball[]=125

Analysing a Student’s Writing to Check Their Spelling Knowledge v2 by Diane Snowball

Rimes A3 Flip Chart (Mini Lessons):


‘Spelling K-8’ by Diane Snowball and Faye Bolton

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