Get back into the swing of things with these Sound Waves resources!
Whether you''re already back in the classroom or are planning ahead for when the time comes, here are three tips for getting back into the swing of things.
Use the Spelling Diagnostic Test
You might have planned to conduct the Sound Waves Spelling Diagnostic Test later this year to gauge students’ spelling improvement; however, with the interruptions that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused to student learning, now is a great time to conduct the test.
Use the test to diagnose students’ strengths and weaknesses so you can provide targeted remediation for specific spelling concepts throughout the rest of Semester 2.
Log in to Sound Waves Online and navigate to the Assessment section to download the test and remediation packs.
Use the Sound Waves Charts
While your students were learning from home, they may have missed out on the benefits that Sound Waves Charts-based activities provide.
Play games such as Find It First or Sound Blends to get your students working with sounds in a fun and engaging context.
Discover more ideas for using Sound Waves Charts in the Great Games section of your Sound Waves Teacher Book.
Use the Segmenting Tool
Segmenting words into phonemes and graphemes is an essential skill for learning to spell, and one that usually requires teacher instruction. Now that you’re back in the classroom, use the Segmenting Tool to effectively teach and practise segmenting with your students.
Log in to Sound Waves Online and find the tool within any Sound Unit. Use the tool with pre-populated List Words within your weekly spelling lessons, or switch to ''custom'' mode in any other lesson where you come across new words that feature the focus sound.