The Power of Orthography

7:30pm, 11th Feb 2021 - 8:30pm, 11th Feb 2021

Dr Lillian Fawcett


$50.00 Members | $60.00 Non-Members | $45.00 Specialist Teacher

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Registration closes at 8:00am, 10th Feb 2021

Event Details

The Power of Orthography

Why does ‘egg’ have a double consonant on the end and why do we spell ‘my’, ‘pie’ and ‘dye’ differently? What are the morphemes contained in the word eluded and what does each morpheme mean? Due to the complexity of English, competency in written English requires an understanding not only of the sound-symbol correlation used in the encoding and decoding process but also an understanding of orthography. This is particularly true for those older children who are still struggling with reading and spelling. This workshop provides some insight into orthography and some strategies for developing students’ knowledge in this area.

Dr Lillian Fawcett is a specialist literacy teacher with over 25 years of experience and university qualifications in education and psychology. She has developed a range of spelling and reading programs based on well-research literacy acquisition and memory retention principles which has enabled her to successfully help hundreds of students improve their literacy skills. Numerous teachers and schools throughout Australia are currently using Lillian’s evidence-based Cracking the ABC Code programs.


Schools can Register their Teachers using the Workshop Registration Form below.  Payment can be via credit card (preferred) or Invoice. 

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Please note this workshop will be delivered online through the platform, Zoom. You will receive any handouts, together with the Zoom workshop link via email on the morning of Thursday, 11 February 2021.  If you have not received an email by 10:00am on Thursday, please check your junk mail. 

IMPORTANT: Please ensure you have Zoom downloaded and updated prior to the workshop start time. This is a LIVE event only and will not be recorded. 


Important Notes  

  1. Payment is required prior to the date of the Professional Development Workshop in order to secure attendance and is not refundable.  
  2. For information on our Cancellation and Transfer Policy, please  click here.  
  3. This workshop contributes to the 10 Queensland College of Teachers continuing Professional Development Requirements. You will receive a certificate on the day after the event.  
  4. Certificates will not be issued to participants if a School / Organisation has not finalised payment by the day of the Workshop. Once payment has been finalised, the certificate will be emailed to the participant. 
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