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Professional Development

Is it possible to make sense of written English?

The answer to this question is YES  -  but only if you understand how the spelling system of written English works!

In this professional development section you will find the following:

  1. A teacher questionnaire. This examines your knowledge of how written English works.   It is hard to teach what you don't know yourself!

  2. Some useful articles that explain how reading and spelling skills are acquired and how important it is to teach spelling as a foundation for literacy development.

  3. Results from some schools that have been using Word Detective resources.

  4. Opportunities to access school-based professional development around the teaching of spelling.

  5. Information about online professional development that is under development in 2013.