Saturday 9 November – Teaching Children To Spell – Planning an effective Spelling Program

Presented by Deb Sukarna for Foundation to Year 6 Teachers

  • What the Australian and Victorian Curriculum are telling us
  • The importance of classroom practice reflecting current Literacy research
  • Understanding how kids learn to spell – pattern by pattern not word by word
  • Explicitly teaching kids to be strategic spellers
  • Planning a balanced Spelling Program
  • Structure of a Spelling Session – 20 mins
  • Teaching through inquiry – investigations and generalisations
  • Connecting what is taught in spelling to student writing
  • Helping spellers know how to help themselves when they write
  • Creating hands-on resources for students
  • Helping children at risk
  • Spelling lists – which ones? why? how?


Workshop Details


Heidelberg Golf Club

Main Road

Lower Plenty Vic 3093



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)


Terms and Conditions

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