Is your Movable Alphabet collecting dust on your shelves?
Do your students avoid using it?
Are YOU bored with it?!
This was amazing! I got so many great ideas for better utilizing the movable alphabet in my classroom. I loved the ideas for stretching those above average kiddos' thinking. The ideas for helping struggling students were great too! I've been using them in my classroom this year and hope to do so in the future!
The Movable Alphabet is one of the few original didactic materials for teaching language arts that Maria Montessori gave us. Are you using this critical apparatus fully?
Join us for this informative workshop with Montessori teacher-trainer Cathie Perolman as she shares strategies and practical examples for how to make the movable alphabet come alive and lay the foundation for rich, deep, interconnected language development.
Whether you are new to Montessori, or have years of experience, this presentation will help you unlock the true power of this magnificent material.
Non-Montessori education professionals will also find that the ideas here can translate well to their classrooms.
This was an excellent presentation. I gained new, creative ideas on how to use the Moveable Alphabet and how to allow the child to spell as they please, rather than expecting "perfection".
Thank you so much, Cathie, for your wisdom (and for the song of peace).
Cathie Perolman is a credentialed Montessori teacher and serves as a Montessori teacher trainer and school consultant. She conducts workshops for teachers and administrators throughout the United States and has also taught at the college level.
For more than three decades she has dedicated her energies to improving reading for all youngsters. Cathie is the author of Practical Special Needs For the Montessori Method: A Handbook for 3-6 Teachers and Homeschoolers. She is also the creator of Hands on Phonics, a phonics-based system of teaching reading to young children. She is a regular contributor to the Tomorrow’s Child and Tomorrow’s Leadership magazines.
Cathie, I LOVED this session. So many ideas to using the moveable alphabet and I really love the idea of taking materials from the classroom and as you showed other children doing, writing stories or spelling out objects. I love the idea of tying all of this together. Our moveable alphabet doesn't always get used and now I have so many ideas of how to make sure that this school year it gets used a lot.
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I loved the idea of combining works from around the classroom and bringing more creativity and excitement to the moveable alphabet. I cannot wait to delve into this work with my word building children!