The Components of Spelling

The Components of Spelling: Instruction and Assessment for the Linguistic Inquirer is an evidence-based resource for primary and middle school classroom educators. This practical manual offers a framework most suitable for Years 3 to 6 teachers who seek to plan and implement explicit and systematic spelling instruction that caters for diverse learners in a classroom.

Teaching Writing

A comprehensive introduction to teaching writing to upper primary and young adolescent students in a screen-based world. Teaching Writing outlines evidence-based principles of writing instruction for upper primary students and young adolescents. It presents strategies that are ready for adoption or adaptation, and exemplars to assist with designing and implementing writing lessons across the middle years of school.

Books

Daffern, T. (2018). The components of spelling: Instruction and assessment for the linguistic inquirer. Canberra, Literacy Education Solutions Pty Limited. ISBN: 978-0-6483430-0-4.

Edited Book

Daffern, T., & Mackenzie, N. M. (Eds) (March, 2020). Teaching writing: Effective approaches for the middle years. Allen & Unwin Academic. ISBN: 9781760528928

Book Chapters

Daffern, T., & Mackenzie, N. M. (2020). Introduction to teaching writing in the middle years. In T. Daffern, & N.M. Mackenzie (Eds), Teaching writing: Effective approaches for the middle years (Chapter One). Allen & Unwin Academic.

Daffern, T., & Mackenzie, N. M. (2020). Theoretical perspectives and strategies for teaching and learning writing. In T. Daffern, & N.M. Mackenzie (Eds), Teaching writing: Effective approaches for the middle years (Chapter Two). Allen & Unwin Academic.

Daffern, T., & Anstey, M., & Bull, G. (2020). What is involved in the learning and teaching of writing? In T. Daffern, & N. M. Mackenzie (Eds), Teaching writing: Effective approaches for the middle years (Chapter Four). Allen & Unwin Academic.

Mackenzie, N. M, & Daffern, T. (2020). Supporting meaning-making through vocabulary. In T. Daffern, & N.M. Mackenzie (Eds), Teaching writing: Effective approaches for the middle years (Chapter Seven). Allen & Unwin Academic.

Daffern, T. (2020). Supporting meaning-making through spelling. In T. Daffern, & N. M. Mackenzie (Eds), Teaching writing: Effective approaches for the middle years (Chapter Nine). Allen & Unwin Academic.

Daffern, T., Baker, E., & Barlow, L. E. (2020). Teaching writing across disciplines: The upper primary school years. In T. Daffern, & N. M. Mackenzie (Eds), Teaching writing: Effective approaches for the middle years (Chapter Twelve). Allen & Unwin Academic.

Ryan, M., & Daffern, T. (2020). Assessing writing: Teacher-led approaches. In T. Daffern, & N. M. Mackenzie (Eds), Teaching writing: Effective approaches for the middle years (Chapter Fifteen). Allen & Unwin Academic.

Daffern, T. (2018). Editorial skills: Spelling. In N.M Mackenzie., & J. Scull (Eds), Understanding and supporting young writers from birth to 8 (pp. 116-136). Oxfordshire: Routledge.

Daffern, T. (2018) Spelling Assessment, Learning, and Instruction in VET. In: McGrath S., Mulder M., Papier J., Suart R. (eds) Handbook of Vocational Education and Training: Developments in the Changing World of Work. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49789-1_90-1.

Journal Articles

Daffern, T., & Sassu, A. (In press, 2020). Building morphological foundations.  Practical Literacy: The Early and Primary Years, 25(3).

Daffern, T., Thompson, K., & Ryan., L. (2020). Teaching spelling in context can also be explicit and systematic. Practical Literacy: The Early and Primary Years, 25(1), 8-12.

Daffern, T., & Mackenzie, N. M. (2019). A case study on the challenges of learning and teaching English spelling: Insights from eight Australian students and their teachers. Literacy. doi: 10.1111/lit.12215

Daffern, T., & Ramful, A. (2019). Measurement of spelling ability: Construction and validation of a phonological, orthographic and morphological pseudo-word instrument. Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal. doi: 10.1007/s11145-019-09976-1 [share link: https://rdcu.be/bOCRB]

Daffern, T. & Critten, S. (2019). Student and teacher perspectives on spelling. Australian Journal of Language and Literacy, 42(1), 40-57

Daffern, T. (2018). Innovative linguistic inquiries in the primary classroom. Practical Literacy: The Early and Primary Years, 23(1), 10-13

Daffern, T. (2017). Linguistic skills involved in learning to spell: An Australian study. Language and Education, 31(1), 307-329. DOI: 10.1080/09500782.2017.1296855

Daffern, T., Mackenzie, N. M. & Hemmings, B. (2017). Testing spelling: How does a dictation method measure up to a proofreading and editing format? Australian Journal of Language and Literacy, 40(1), 28-45

Daffern, T., Mackenzie, N. M, & Hemmings, B. (2017). Predictors of writing success: How important are spelling, grammar and punctuation? The Australian Journal of Education, 61(1), 75-87. DOI: 10.1177/0004944116685319

Daffern, T. (2016). What happens when a teacher uses metalanguage to teach spelling? The Reading Teacher, 70(4), 423-434 DOI: 10.1002/trtr.1528

Daffern, T. (2015). Helping students become linguistic inquirers: A focus on spelling. Literacy Learning: The Middle Years, 23(1), 33-39.

Daffern, T. & Mackenzie, N (2015). Building strong writers: Creating a balance between the authorial and secretarial elements of writing. Literacy Learning: The Middle Years, 23(1), 23-32.

Daffern, T., Mackenzie, N., & Hemmings, B. (2015). The development of a spelling assessment tool informed by Triple Word Form Theory.  Australian Journal of Language and Literacy, 38(2), 72-82.

YouTube Videos

Spelling in the Primary Years

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWEgQ6WxaxI

Teaching Morphology: Plural Nouns

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjitj5lpF9c

Developing Orthographic Sensitivity

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQsw21pFTNM

Cognition in Spelling

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmwoWYL3So4

Linguistic Cross Mapping Inquiry1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3ndd66_wtI

Linguistic Cross Mapping Inquiry2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-P6Q_UE6oE

Foundations in Spelling

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mic6O14ZI0w

Year 1 Phonology Lesson Part 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NiVjufVjqY

Year 1 Phonology Lesson Part 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaN2kvJDflQ&t=14s

Year 3 Morphology Lesson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZQQVkW0lUI&t=5s

Year 5 Orthography Lesson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_ah_9ar6qU&t=16s

Text Innovation & Read Aloud

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9UN4bKW7kI&t=8s