Workshop overview

Learn how to effectively use Words Their Way to assess and identify the spelling stages of your students, tailor spelling activities to 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 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 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 transform classroom practice and explore authentic assessments that give insights into how children think about words.

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
  • demonstrate professional knowledge of English orthography
  • apply high impact teaching strategies for word study designed to support student engagement and deep learning
  • plan a differentiated word study lesson
  • use authentic assessment strategies for spelling.

Target Audience

This workshop is designed for educators who are current users, or recent adopters, of Words Their Way.

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


Please bring your Words Their Way resources to the workshop, including the teacher resource.

We recommend watching the video below ahead of attending the workshop.


Words Their Way, a differentiated approach to spelling development

Upcoming dates

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.

Friday, 17 November 2023

Time: 9.00 a.m. – 1.30 p.m.

Location: Live Online

Presenter: Cheryl Laing

Cost: AUD$280.00 incl. GST

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