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Thursday, November 16 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
1F: Personalized Learning through Spelling

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The Benchmark Excelling Exceptional Spelling (BEES) program is based on sequential phonics, includes sight words and is correlated to both the PALS Spelling and Words Their Way Spelling Inventory.  Learn why this spelling program was developed and how this spelling program truly works to support students to not just memorize a word for Friday's spelling test, but to learn spelling rules that students can apply when writing and reading beyond Friday's spelling test. 

BEES has 282 spelling lists so that every learner begins at their "good fit" list based on their score on the PALS Spelling or on the Words Their Way Spelling Inventory.  Students then proceed at an individual pace to optimize their personal learning needs.

Spelling tests occur as students learn and apply the spelling rules.  No more pretest Monday, spelling test Friday, repeat! 

Participant Outcomes:

  • Become more familiar with personalized spelling programs, beyond the 2-3 spelling lists available per week
  • Increase awareness of spelling rules
  • Differentiate to meet the spelling needs of students


Terrie Schmoldt

Advanced Learning Teacher, Evansville Community School Distrcit

Thursday November 16, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
Glacier C-D