2022 PaTTAN Literacy Symposium

51. Spelling in a Complex Orthography: Can knowing better really help do better?

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Session Dates

Wednesday June 15, 2022 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM - Webinar


Some people take to spelling like ducks to water. Others barely achieve proficiency. We are all somewhere on that scale. If we, as educators, know a great deal about the writing system, will that make even those at the less fortunate end of the scale better spellers? Lyn argues ‘yes’.

In this address, Lyn shows, through practical demonstration, the benefits of systematically teaching the orthographic patterns of written English. Drawing on principles of cognitive load theory, linguistic analysis and her vast experience in varied educational settings, Lyn offers suggestions for implementing high quality spelling lessons into everyday classroom instruction. (k-2)

Target Audience

Elementary Educators, Secondary Educators, Special Education Teachers, Speech Language Practitioners, School Leaders/Administrators, Reading Specialists, Teachers of English Language Learners, Literacy Coaches, Instructional Support Team Members, School Psychologists, Pre-Service Teachers, Higher Education Instructors, Paraprofessionals, and Families

Topics Covered: Literacy

Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this event. Contact: Kelly Kapp, at 717-901-2271, or kkapp@pattan.net.

Event Info

Event Type:



Lyn Stone

Event Contact:


Kelly Kapp

Content Contact:

Pam Kastner

Additional Info

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