Tuesday 22 June – TEACHING CHILDREN TO SPELL – Planning an Effective Spelling Program (ONLINE)

Presented by Deb Sukarna for Foundation to Year 6 Teachers

If we are to teach Spelling well, then we need to understand how children learn how to spell, based on current research. Children need to be metacognitive and learn how to help themselves as Spellers. Whilst we have Spelling sessions, it is critical that there is a connection between these and actual writing time  Teachers will be introduced to a repertoire approach on teaching Spelling and a simple structure for spelling sessions and will be outlined. A Spelling Menu will be provided which  will assist teachers  with planning for effective teaching of spelling. 


  • The importance of classroom practice reflecting current literacy research
  • Understanding English Orthography – implications for teaching phonics and spelling
  • Word inquiry based on an understanding of how English orthography works
  • Understanding threads of spelling knowledge that children need to draw on
  • Understanding how kids learn to spell – pattern by pattern not word by word
  • Explicitly teaching kids to be strategic spellers
  • Key principles for guiding teaching and spelling
  • A framework for planning –using a spelling menu
  • Structure of a Spelling session
  • Connecting what is taught in spelling to student writing – the reasons we teach spelling!
  • Creating hands-on resources for students
  • Spelling lists – which ones ? why? how?


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Workshop Details

Online via Zoom


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

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



$270 per person, or $250 per person (including GST) for two or more participants from the one school

(Cost includes hand-outs)


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