Literacy

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Description

Rules Rule

Teaching spelling rules is important!

Due to the complexities of the English language, orthographic knowledge (or an understanding of the common letter sequence used to spell words) is integral to improving spelling ability. An important part of orthography is knowing the spelling rules. If you are a poor speller, a knowledge of the spelling rules provides scaffolding to assist in determining the most likely letter order of a particular word. 

In this workshop, Dr Lillian Fawcett will introduce you to an extensive range of rules, discuss strategies for teaching these rules to students and highlight how a knowledge of rules can be used to help students identify spelling errors and self-correct.

Presenter

Dr Lillian Fawcett has more than 25 years of teaching experience, and is an accredited Dyslexia-SPELD specialist teacher with additional qualifications in psychology. She has developed a range of highly researched spelling and reading programs, and runs workshops for parents, teachers and schools. For more information on Dr Fawcett and her programs, visit crackingtheabccode.com.