The Language Show - Full-Body Spelling Workout

For a Full-Body Spelling Workout, come along to The Language Show in London on Sunday 17th October 2010.

Details about The Language Show.

So what is a Full-Body Spelling Workout? The Spelling Blog regulars will know that I favour multi-sensory methods of improving spelling. This session will be wall-to-wall multi-sensory activities for all ages. It will include:
  • Ways to help students write similar-sounding words
  • Ways to help weaker spellers visualise words (as good spellers seem to do naturally)
  • Things to do with your hands (that help to remember spellings)
  • Things to do with your brain (that help you to remember too)
  • A spelling gym  - been meaning to do some exercise? Learn spelling at the same time!
  • A chance for your feet to get in on the act too.
In fact, participants will go away with a brainful of short, fun, effective spelling activities that are great for warmers and energisers.

My session, (whole title: Hands-On, Eyes-On Feet-On! Full-Body Spelling Workout) is on at 13.15 (till 14.00) on Sunday 17th Oct.

By the way, volunteers will be invited to participate in a great game that you need to take your shoes off for, so make sure there are no embarrassing holes in your socks ;-)

Hope to see you there. 



  1. Hi Johanna,

    I just have to say how excited I am to have stumbled across your blog through twitter! Really looking forward to exploring spelling ideas in your blog. I am an ESL teacher with grade ones and sounds and their representations are a big focus for us. :-)

  2. Hi Meg,

    Glad you've found some useful stuff here. Don't keep it to yourself ;-)

    Yes, with littl'uns sound and spelling have to be dealt with but at later stages I think visualisation comes into play too.


  3. Hi Johanna
    Did anyone have holes in their socks? I hope it was a successful workshop/out.

  4. Hi David

    Forgot to do sock-control in all the excitement ;-)

    Yes, all went well thanks.

    How's your Language Gardening going?


  5. Hi Johanna

    Lovely to hear from you! Glad to hear your workshop was a sockcess. Things are progressing well with me thanks, I'm making a language plant making tool, so teachers and learners can make their own resources. It'll be ready in a few months, patience is a virtue, as they say. I expect you'll be at IATEFL, I'm going again this year, I've missed the dancing too much.