Saturday 11 May – Teaching Children To Spell

Phonics and Spelling – Presented by David Hornsby for Foundation to Year 2 Teachers

  • Three different positions on phonics: extreme phonics, basic phonics and zero phonics
  • The relationship between phonological awareness, phonics and spelling
  • The spelling strategies
  • Practical teaching procedures to ensure effective teaching of phonics and spelling
  • Developmental stages in spelling
  • Helping writers move from semi-phonetic, to phonetic, transitional and conventional spelling
  • Messages from significant literacy educators and current research
  • What Victorian Curriculum says about phonics and spelling

Planning an Effective Spelling Program – Presented by Deb Sukarna for Year 3 to Year 6 Teachers

  • Getting the ‘buzz’ in Writers Workshop
  • Introduction to Writers Notebooks
  • Shaping thinking into effective purposes for writing
  • Teaching children to be strategic writers – they know how to help themselves
  • Organising Writers Workshop so we teach, rather than just manage
  • Making the Writers Workshop enjoyable and manageable
  • Establishing independent routines
  • Guidelines for effective conferences
  • The Place of Grammar / Spelling / Mini-Lessons


Teaching Children to Spell - May 11
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Workshop Details


Karralyka Centre,

Mines Road

Ringwood East Vic 3144



Week Day Workshops: 9:15 am to 3:15 pm

Saturday Workshops: 10:00 am to 3:15 pm



$260 per person, or $240 per person (including GST) for two or more participants from the one school

(Cost includes morning tea, lunch and hand-outs

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