Spelling for Life
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Spelling for Life
Presented by: Lyn Stone
November 9, 2021 | 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
November 16, 2021 | 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
November 23, 2021 | 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
November 30, 2021 | 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Virtual
Online, Any location, AB
Grade Level / Audience
Administrator/Administration, Curriculum Leaders/Leadeur de programme, Learning Coaches/Accompagnateur pédagogique, Teachers/Enseignant
About the Session

Join Lyn Stone for 4, 90 minute sessions on Spelling for Life. Participants will be granted access to a resources hub for required  pre-reading and viewing in preparation for the live sessions.

Session 1-  Tools for spelling 

Participants will learn about teaching the origins of exceptions, affixes, word families and homophones. These tools can then be called on at any time as they go through the lessons in the later parts of the course. 

Session 2 - The single letters

Having grappled with some spelling tools and basics, it's time to look at the building blocks of written language: vowels and consonants. There are rules surrounding both and we will discover how to teach those rules systematically and explicitly. 

Session 3 - Letter combinations 

Participants will be examining the roles of Final Silent E, the letter Y and its uses, and will also be taking the single vowels and combining them with other letters to reveal deeper spelling rule structures. 

Session 4 - Syllables, doubling and morphemes 

This section gives techniques for teaching the spelling of polysyllabic words, how to apply doubling and affixing rules, and ends with a highly engaging, extremely useful tool to derive a large number of suffixes and stable endings.

About the Presenters

Lyn Stone

Lyn is an educational linguist and author. She lives and works in Victoria, Australia where she runs her consultancy and tutoring practice, Lifelong Literacy.

Lyn creates research-informed professional development seminars for teachers and other education professionals. She is a sought-after public speaker and regularly makes appearances at conferences and on live radio.

Her goal is to help teachers awaken linguistic curiosity in their students using creative, engaging tools and strategies that are based upon scientific consensus as to what constitutes best practice.

Lyn has extensive classroom-teaching experience and is regularly employed by schools on a contractual basis to provide specialist literacy education for groups of at-risk students as well as training for teachers.

Her three books, Spelling for Life, Language for Life and Reading for Life have attracted worldwide acclaim

Registration Fee: $75.00

Registration Notes:

Registration includes a reusable book of resources for direct classroom application and a downloadable manual.

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