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4.5 PD HOURS

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16/11/2020

Log on between 9.15am and 9.25am for the 9.30am start (AEST)

Live Streamed Webinar

For K to Yr 6 Teachers

$215 + GST

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Spelling Made Easier

The Australian Curriculum dictates that teachers explicitly teach phonic knowledge and spelling skills up to Year 10 but many teachers don’t find that an easy task. What is the most effective way in which to teach spelling? How do you cater for a wide range of abilities? What words should you teach? How many rules should you teach? How do you teach the ‘rule-breakers’? What can you do to help the student whose written work is really hard to decipher? How can you get all of your students interested in words and spelling?

This very practical, interactive seminar aims to make spelling easier for teachers and students by investigating:

  • the spelling process and the causes of spelling difficulties
  • the assessment of spelling
  • the development of phonemic awareness
  • the mapping of letters to sounds
  • the rules you should know
  • word study
  • strategies for catering for a variety of spelling abilities
  • multisensory activities and games

Participants will be involved in lots of activities and leave the seminar with new understanding, strategies and resources.

Presented by Critical Agendas

Shirley Houston

Shirley Houston is an educational consultant with over 30 years of teaching experience. She earned her Masters degree in Special Education in 1983 and the Royal Society of Arts Certificate for Teachers of Learners with Specific Learning Difficulties. She has taught students in years K-12 at government, Catholic and Independent schools, in Australia and in America. She has lectured at several universities in Western Australia and at the Central Institute of Technology. Shirley has long had a passion for work with children and adults who have dyslexia. She is a long-standing Board member of The Dyslexia- SPELD Foundation of Western Australia and runs a variety of programs for dyslexic students.

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