We have worked hard to successfully launch teaching structured word inquiry across the school using the Real Spelling materials. Besides doing lots of PD (both at school and at workshops) we have a Year 1 plan, a Word-Study Warriors Team, and I've been overviewing sessions to begin a gradual release across the school. (I DO IT.) Those overviews are part of a weekly "Lunch and Learn" teachers can attend. For those who can't and to preserve this work, we have the following videos.
(Please note when you click on the "Charts" link beside each video- depending on the server you are using or your preference settings, the charts will either download as a PDF to your desktop OR they will be viewable online as a link.)

The details of my thinking and our journey as a school are on my blog www.literacybytes.com. Here are specific posts related to how we altered our thinking and paved the way for bringing Real Spelling and Structured Word Inquiry into our school:

Real Spelling Workshop (October 3, 2009)
No Excuse (October 5, 2010)
Word Study Work (October 25, 2010)
Word Study Warriors (February 25, 2011)
Brining Teachers On Board (March 12, 2011)
Using All the Tools (November 1, 2011)
*Links on the blog specific to each theme can be found by clicking on the "Literacybytes Blog Post" link above each video.

Overview #1- Kit K/A Writing and Recognizing Vowel Letters ACS Week 3 (Literacybytes Blog Post)


Overview #2-
Kit Pre-K/Theme A Early Word Building and Kit K/Theme K Early Etymology -2-: The Family of <one>
ACS Week 4 (Photos of the charts.) (Literacybytes Blog Post)


Overview #3-
Pre-K/Theme C Homophones
ACS Week 5 (Photos of the charts.) (Literacybytes Blog Post)


Overview #4- ACS Week 6
Kit K/Theme E: Counting Syllables and Kit 2/Theme L: Naming the Days of the Week
(Photos of the Charts.) (Literacybytes Blog Post)



Overview #5- ACS Week 7
Kit K-Theme L: Early Phonetics: 'tasting for consonants'
(Photos of the charts.) (Literacybytes Blog Post)

Overview #6-
Kit 1/Theme J: Phonological Matrices -2-
ACS Week 8 (Photos of the charts.) (Literacybytes Blog Post)

Overview #7-
Kit 1/Theme G: Long and Short Vowels and the Single Silent <e>
ACS Week 9 (Photos of the charts.) (Literacybytes Blog Post)

Overview #8-
Kit K/Theme D: The Phonology of <c>
ACS Week 10 (Photos of the charts.) (Literacybytes Blog Post)

Overview #9-
Kit 1/Theme A: The <i/y> conventions: the basic pattern
ACS Week 11 (Photos of the charts.) (Literacybytes Blog Post)

Overview #10-
Kit Kit 1/Theme B: Plurals -1- whether to use <-es> or just <-s>
ACS Week 12 (Photos of the charts.) (Literacybytes Blog Post)

Overview #11-
Kit K/Theme B: The Suffixes <-ly> and <-ful>
ACS Week 13 (Photos of the charts.) (Literacybytes Blog Post)


Overview #12-
Kit K/Theme C: The Suffix <-ing>
ACS Week 14 (Photos of the charts.) (Literacybytes Blog Post)


Overview #13-
Kit K/Theme H: The Suffix <-ed>
ACS Week 14b (Old Week 15)- NO VIDEO THIS WEEK (Photos of the charts.) (Literacybytes Blog Post)

Overview #14-
Kit 2/Theme F: Two Important Families: 1. The 'wh-words' 2. <they>, <them>, <their>
(Photos of the charts.) (Literacybytes Blog Post)


Overview #15-
Kit K/Theme F: The graphemes for 'long e'
(Photos of the charts.) (Literacybytes Blog Post)


Overview #16-
Kit K/Theme J: The graphemes for 'long a'
(Photos of the charts.) (Literacybytes Blog Post)


Overview #17-
Kit 1/Theme E: Introducing the grapheme <igh>
(Photos of the charts.) (Literacybytes Blog Post)


Overview #18-
Kit 1/Theme I: Homophones -1-
(Photos of the charts.) (Literacybytes Blog Post)


Overview #19-
Kit 1/Theme K: Learning from <love>
(Photos of the charts.) (Literacybytes Blog Post)


Overview #20-
Kit 1/Theme H: Compounds -1-
(Photos of the charts.) (Literacybytes Blog Post.)


Overview #21-
Kit 1/Theme C- When suffixes cause doubling -1- (monosyllables)
(Literacybytes Blog Post.)


Overview #22
Kit 1/Theme D- Suffixes and the single silent <e>
(Literacybytes blog post)


Overview #23
Kit 1/Theme L: The 'long <o> digraphs
(Literacybytes blog post)


Overview #24
Kit 1/Theme F: Early Word Webs
(Literacybytes blog post)