How do I use The Spelling Rainbow?
This classroom poster is for use by both teachers and pupils when working through ‘The Three Zones of Spelling’, as part of The Spelling Book system created by Jane Considine.
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.
- Hard wearing, full colour poster.
- Size A1 (Also available in A3 and A6 class packs)