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Understanding Spelling Errors

Webinar Overview

  • Learn how spelling errors signal a student’s understanding of speech sounds (phonology) and the patterns of written language (orthography)
  • Discover why "right” or “wrong” spelling assessments do not always reveal what a student knows and needs to know
  • Discuss why ”right” or “wrong” assessments often don't give the student credit for what he or she does understand
  • Employ a simple spelling rubric that provides a qualitative evaluation of spelling errors, highlights what needs to be taught and measures gains in student spelling accuracy

About Your Instructor:

Dr. Suzanne Carreker

Suzanne Carreker, Ph.D., CALT, QI, is Principal Educational Content Lead at Lexia Learning Systems in Concord, MA, and was formerly Senior Vice President of Innovative Solutions at Neuhaus Education Center in Houston, TX. Dr. Carreker is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences and is the author of systematic literacy curricula, journal articles, and textbook chapters on reading and spelling. Currently, she serves on the Board of the International Dyslexia Association and coordinated the development of a certification exam for teachers of reading.

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