Course Description

Sound walls that teach the strategies

A sound wall is a classroom display that is based on the phonology of our language; the different speech sounds (phonemes) are displayed rather than just the 26 letters of the alphabet are in a word wall. A sound wall is typically set up in two sections: vowels and consonants. Each phoneme represented includes an articulatory image and example words that display the different graphemes for each phoneme.

During this full day course, participants will go through the 44 phonemes.We will examine the graphemes used for each phoneme and the strategies for when each one is used.

We will cover over 25 spelling strategies that help to spell over 100000 words.

There will be many practical ideas of how to implement this in your classroom straight away.

Teachers will receive the sound walls.

Sound Walls With Strategies


F - 6 classroom teachers and literacy leaders

Via Zoom

This course will run via Zoom. You will be sent the details of how to join this PD the day before the course runs.

$349+ GST - Individual Enrolment

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This course may contribute towards Elective PD hours. Visit for more details.



Chris Killey

Chris Killey

I am an enthusiastic, energetic, passionate teacher/author with 30 years of teaching experience. I have a Bachelor of Education, Graduate Diploma in Special Education, Masters in Special Education and am a qualified “Literate for Life, LEM Phonic” instructor. . I have run a tutoring business since 1994. I was the coordinator of the SPELD Victoria Learning Centre for over 8 years. I am the author many spelling, grammar and maths books, the latest being co-author of the Australian Supplement of Words Their Way. I have presented for SPELD, LDA, Pearson, all around Australia and have presented at many international conferences.