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High Impact Word Study

Learn how to effectively implement Word Study to assess and identify the spelling stages of your students, tailor the learning of spelling through word study activities that support students in their spelling development and create a positive approach to the teaching and learning of spelling. This workshop is designed for educators who are current users, or recent adopters, of Word Study.


Words Their Way


Words Their Way is a teacher-directed, student-centred approach to vocabulary growth and spelling development whereby students engage in a variety of word study activities related to sound, pattern and meaning activities, sorting pictures and words. It caters for differentiated learning in the classroom, rather than a one-size-fits-all solution. 


Words Their Way: High Impact Word Study provides teachers with a deep understanding of how to engage students in spelling instruction that is learner-centred, engages critical thinking and problem-solving skills. The workshops provide hands-on learning for teachers so they can develop their own expertise in understanding how English spelling makes sense and how to cater to the diverse learning needs in their classrooms. This workshop aims to explore authentic assessments that give insights into how children learn and think about words, help teachers transform their classroom practices and provide next steps for the learner on the spelling continuum. 


Learning Outcomes: 

At the end of this workshop, participants should be able to: 

  • Demonstrate an understanding of how Words Their Way supports best practice in literacy instruction
  • Understand how Words Their Way complements your Phonics Instruction
  • Demonstrate professional knowledge of English orthography 
  • Apply high impact teaching strategies for word study designed to support student engagement and encourage enquiry learning 
  • Plan a differentiated word study lesson 
  • Use authentic assessment strategies for spelling


Please note: Workshops will not be confirmed to proceed until we reach minimum numbers, so please check with us before you make any travel or accommodation bookings. 


Recommending viewing ahead of attending the workshop: Words Their Way Overview.

Please bring your Word Study resources to the workshop, including the teacher resource.

Target Audience

This workshop is designed for educators who are current users, or recent adopters, of Word Study.

Please note that this workshop is not suitable for educators who are in the process of assessing whether Word Study is the best resource for their school.

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