Learning Opportunities

Beneath the Surface of Words: Book Study

Presented By

Charlie Kraig

Series Sessions

Date Time
Thursday, October 12, 2023 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday, October 26, 2023 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday, November 14, 2023 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday, November 28, 2023 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Online Your Computer, Online, AB

Participants will need their own copy of Beneath the Surface of Words: What English Spelling Reveals & Why It Matters by Sue Scibetta Hegland which is available to purchase online or at your local bookstore.

Beneath the Surface of Words is essential reading for any teacher building their own understanding of English orthography (which includes phonology, etymology, and morphology). Hegland's writing style makes concepts easy to understand and she easily demystifies English spelling. This series will provide a space for educators looking to explore this text to create deeper understanding of why we spell words the way that we do and how we can create a space for curiosity around spelling in our classrooms.

October 12 How Does Spelling Work? & The Framework of Spelling (pgs 3-68)

October 26 Relationships Between Spoken and Written Words (pgs 71-92)

November 14 Establishing the Identity of Words (pgs 95-138)

November 28 Putting it All Together (pgs 141-162)


This learning opportunity is being offered through a grant from Alberta Education.

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