How do I use The Spelling Rainbow Mini Class Pack?
This miniature version of The Spelling Rainbow is for use by pupils when working through ‘The Three Zones of Spelling’ as part of The Spelling Book system created by Jane Considine. Each pupil gets their own individual version of The Spelling Rainbow and the cards fit neatly into their exercise books.
The three tiers of the rainbow contain 27 Spelling lenses that were created by Jane Considine to aid in the successful teaching of spelling.
GROUPINGS – ‘Structures for Learning’. These lenses focus on the patterns of spelling, helping children to become ‘word detectives’ who build up their knowledge of words and the commonalities between them.
IMPROVING – Lenses to represent ‘the pressure of spelling’ with help on how to make best-bet choices in the moment. Through working with these lenses pupils will improve automation in real time, improving the amount of words spelt correctly in their independent writing.
ACQUIRING – This tier is all about strengthening pupils’ strategies to remember. These lenses help to increase ‘stick ability’ of words, prevent forgetting and help pupils recall words with ease.
The spelling lenses can also be referred to when discussing spelling in other areas of the curriculum, for example during independent writing.
- Each class pack contains 36 of the A6 laminated cards
- The cards are hard wearing
- The cards fit neatly into pupils’ exercise books (see reference photo of The Mini Writing Rainbow)