Course Description

Chris has spent many years researching why children could not remember the high-frequency words, even after many years of practice.  This is a multi-sensory, developmental spelling program, that teaches the high-frequency words for spelling, with meaning and in context (not just memory).

- the student listens to the most common phonemes. 

- says the phonemes

- writes the graphemes that makes these phonemes.

- reads the grapheme making these phonemes

Once a student knows the phonemes/graphemes,  words using the phonemes are explicitly taught with any strategies to help their understanding.

Children succeed and become Independent Spelling Stars from foundation.

English teaching


F-2 teachers 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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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.