FREE WEBINAR Beneath the Surface of Words - A Deeper Look into Spelling, Starting with Morphology: February 21, 2022

Beneath the Surface of Words: A Deeper Look into Spelling, Starting with Morphology


Monday, February 21st  7:00-8:00pm EDT + 30 minute Q&A

Guest Presenter: Sue Scibetta Hegland

The English language has an unfair reputation of being confusing, nonsensical, and difficult to learn. When we take a deeper look at words by exploring their morphological framework, we discover that there’s a meaningful structure that makes sense. By outlining the connection between morphology and spelling for our students, we can help them rely less upon rote memorization!

In our latest free webinar, guest presenter Sue Scibetta Hegland will provide enlightening evidence of the reasons for many common spelling patterns. Hegland is the author of the highly acclaimed new release Beneath the Surface of Words: What English Spelling Reveals and Why It Matters, and an advocate for the reevaluation of some traditional spelling rules through deeper investigation into the functions of each and every letter in a written word. During her presentation, she will reorient your perspective on the connection between morphology and spelling, and explain some of the purposes of otherwise mysterious letters in words. By diving beneath the surface of words, we can reveal the integrated system that makes sense of the spelling of English words. Attendees will gather knowledge about spelling patterns and their function. They will also learn how this work can strengthen your students’ vocabulary and reading comprehension skills.

During our optional KLiC (Kendore Learning Instructional Community), Sue and Jennifer will provide attendees with strategies for integrating these concepts into existing spelling instruction. They will engage in a lively conversation about the meanings behind words and demonstrate how to scaffold this knowledge for students of different levels. Sue will help attendees understand the knowledge within her book and how to use it. Participants will receive a copy of Beneath the Surface of Words.

Can't join us for the KLiC? Follow this link to purchase Beneath the Surface of Words!

Attendees will receive a Certificate of Attendance via email after the event. 



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