Mastering Morphology: Understanding How English Words Work - SPELD NSW

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Mastering Morphology: Understanding How English Words Work

Mastering Morphology: Understanding How English Words Work 

Explore English spelling and develop your understanding of English morphology.

What is this course about? 

In this 1-day course we demystify English spelling through the exploration of the layers of its orthography and in the process gain clarity around how to scaffold this learning for students. This workshop is about building teacher confidence and capacity to teach spelling explicitly and provide targeted feedback to students. We will focus on basic and advanced morphology and the role that etymology can play in both teacher knowledge and instruction.  

Why should I do this course? 

If you are a classroom teacher, in learning support or a tutor, this course is a great first step in building your own expertise in English spelling.   

Who should do this course? 

  • Classroom teachers of early stage 1 to high school, looking to make sense of English spellings 
  • Teachers and tutors wanting some clarity around how words work!  
  • Leaders supporting their teachers in spelling instruction 

What will I get from this course? 

  • SPELD NSW spelling conventions guide
  • Example scripts to use for classroom instruction
  • Morpheme cards you can print and use in the classroom

 

 

How Words Work

Mastering Morphology: Understanding How English Words Work – Port Macquarie

WHEN: 9:00am - 3:30pm,

7 March 2024

An introduction to English morphology and what this means for teaching spelling in our classrooms.

Mastering Morphology: Understanding How English Words Work – Parramatta

WHEN: 9:00am - 3:30pm,

13 March 2024

An introduction to English morphology and what this means for teaching spelling in our classrooms.

Mastering Morphology: Understanding How English Words Work – Dubbo

WHEN: 9:00am - 3:30pm,

28 May 2024

An introduction to English morphology and what this means for teaching spelling in our classrooms.

Mastering Morphology: Understanding How English Words Work – Parramatta

WHEN: 9:00am - 3:30pm,

6 June 2024

An introduction to English morphology and what this means for teaching spelling in our classrooms.

Mastering Morphology: Understanding How English Words Work – Newcastle

WHEN: 9:00am - 3:30pm,

16 August 2024

An introduction to English morphology and what this means for teaching spelling in our classrooms.

Mastering Morphology: Understanding How English Words Work – Parramatta

WHEN: 9:00am - 3:30pm,

29 August 2024

An introduction to English morphology and what this means for teaching spelling in our classrooms.
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