Recording Skills

Are the student’s Recording Skills Accurate?


Is it a spelling issue?

Does the student:

  • Tell you what he wants to write
  • Remember what it was he wanted to say
  • Make bizarre spelling attempts
  • Use a limited set of words he can spell
  • Produce a large volume of work but makes phonetic spelling errors

Suggested strategies:

  • Spelling prompt card
  • Syllable awareness
  • This is how we say it, this is how we write it
  • Spell checker
  • Phonological awareness practise, e.g. starters, Sound Linkage (Hatcher), word banks, vocabulary books

Is it a language issue?

Does the student:

  • Have difficulty generating ideas
  • Generate a lot of irrelevant ideas
  • Have difficulty sequencing his ideas
  • Forget what he wants to say
  • Have difficulty thinking of the words
  • Have difficulty focusing on key points

Suggested strategies:

  • Colour coded schemes, e.g. Narrative (Black Sheep) and Colourful Semantics
  • Spidergram
  • Task plan
  • Story plan
  • Writing prompt card
  • Mind maps
  • Lesson planning – painting the pig picture
  • Keep it visual

Or is it both?

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Last updated: 26 October 2015

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