How Words Work: Understanding English Spelling - SPELD NSW

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How Words Work: Understanding English Spelling

How Words Work: Understanding English Spelling 

Explore English spelling and develop your understanding of English orthography. 

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 explore phonics patterns, orthographic conventions, 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 is building your own expertise in English orthography.   

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? 

  • Word analysis tip sheets 
  • A list of spelling conventions with examples 

 

 

How Words Work

How Words Work: Understanding English Spelling – Parramatta

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

20 June 2023

An introduction to the complexities of English spelling and what this means for teaching spelling in our classrooms.

How Words Work: Understanding English Spelling – Parramatta

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

21 August 2023

An introduction to the complexities of English spelling and what this means for teaching spelling in our classrooms.
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