Websites from workshop

Here are a few websites related to spelling that I'm mentioning in workshops I'm doing at the moment. So for anyone who didn't have time to write them down:

Writing for an audience - students make Glogs (digital posters - see about their home cities and share them with others around the world: Greetings from the World


This site is great for Look Say Cover Write and Check:


Spelling City - about the best website for learning spelling that I've ever come across:

Also if you're interested in the following Cambridge English books:

Teaching English Spelling (this is not my book, that's below) by Shemesh and Waller

All of these are available at your local ELT bookshop. If you're in Romania:
TEL/FAX 0040 21 2104010
         0040 21 2103030
         0040 722375477

And then of course there's my own book Teaching Spelling to English Language Learners which you can order
Finally, if you want to come to the beautiful city of Norwich for a teacher development course (eligible for Comenius funding), I hope to see you at NILE (Norwich Institute for Language Education) sometime: 

And don't forget to explore this blog.


Wordsearch your personality - a bit of wordy fun

I'd love to attribute this to someone but I can't find out who - it just seems to be flying round Facebook at the moment.

Actually, it should say 'the first four adjectives you see describe you', because the first word I saw was 'ram'! That's not me at all! Once I realised what I was meant to be doing though I came out as outgoing, dramatic, reserved and talented. Not quite sure how I can be outgoing and reserved at the same time!

Anyway what about you? Which four words did you see first? Teachers, try it with your students - a bit of vocabulary personalisation? And great for seeing words within words, which can really help with spelling long words.

By the way, a big hello to the people I met at the Language Show in London on Sunday and all the teachers I'm looking forward to meeting in Romania this week (25-30 Oct 2011).

Now, come on, what were your words? And do they describe you?