Spelling Is Telling

Professional development (PD) Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Tasman/Nelson, Canterbury

Posted: 17 February 2020
Notice reference #: 1HA5YC

The Why and How to teach spelling and the rules explained. Spelling is necessary for all and crucial for some.

Walk away with a spelling assessment you can administer the next day in your class. A lesson structure that is current and evidence based and some resources to get you underway. 

This workshop is an introduction to building a whole school consistent approach in spelling and an introduction for the highly regarded iDeaL (structured literacy) teaching and learning platform released in 2020. 

Spelling rules, syllable types and best teaching practice for your neurodiverse students all included. Learn where to start, what order to teach in and what words to select for your lists and what not to. 

Dr Louisa Moats says "Spelling is a visible record of language processing.  It is language written down. What we can glean from looking at a child's writing and spelling can tell us so much about what is going on for them."

Spelling certainly is telling.  As teachers it is important we know why and what to look for so we can directly teach. Do you give words or do you teach spelling?  During the day you will learn why spelling (alphabetic principle) is fundamental to success in literacy.  We will share examples of what a systematic and cumulative approach in spelling looks like.

Download the PDF 2020 Spelling is Telling Workshop Flyer here!

Events summary


09 June 2020 – 09 June 2020


10 June 2020 – 10 June 2020


16 June 2020 – 18 June 2020


01 July 2020 – 01 July 2020


07 July 2020 – 07 July 2020

Further information

Contact: Nicki Ward

 (027) 532 7646