Magnificent Morphemes and More! with Sarah Asome

  • 09:00 AM
  • SPELD NSW: Suite 2, Level 1, 52 O'Connell Street, Parramatta.
  • 02 9739 6277 or email

This hands on session will present a systematic evidence based approach to teaching spelling. Based on the structure of the English language including phonology, syllabication (structural analysis) and morphology.

This day long workshop will address:

  • The simple view of reading – How Morphology fits in
  • Explicit instruction – teaching spelling to a whole class from Kindergarten to grade 6 (and to struggling secondary students)
  • Basic procedures for spelling regular 1 syllable words based on sound-symbol relationships (phonology)
  • Basic procedures for spelling irregular words
  • Spelling rules and generalisations
  • Basic procedures for spelling multisyllabic words based on syllables (structural analysis)
  • Spelling rules for adding suffixes (morphological principals)
  • Individual and Classroom instruction and whole school programming for Morphology


Presented by Sarah Asome:

Sarah is a mum of three, including a daughter with dyslexia and dyscalculia.

Sarah is a highly experienced teacher at Bentleigh West Primary School (VIC) with a passion for those who learn differently. In 2015 she was awarded ‘Outstanding Primary Teacher’ for Victoria for her services assisting students with dyslexia. She is trained in the Multisensory Structured Language (MSL) approach and is an Associate Member of the Australian Dyslexia Association (AMADA). She is LETRS trained and OG with Ron Yoshimoto, including the Advanced OG (Morphology).

Sarah regularly delivers professional learning and presents at conferences across Australia.  Sarah also provides substantial support to dyslexia support groups and is a founder of the Dyslexia Victoria Support (DVS). She is now a Director of Code Read Dyslexia Network and the Assistant Principal at Bentleigh West Primary School.


WHEN: 9am to 3.30pm, Thursday, 26 September 2019

Members – $220
Non-Member – $245
SPELD Tutor or Professional – $185


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NESA Approved

Completing this training  will contribute to 5 hours and 30 minutes of NESA Registered PD addressing 1.1.2, 1.2.2, 1.6.2, 2.1.2, 2.2.2 and 2.5.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.



SPELD NSW has a ‘no refund’ policy. The exception is if the event had to be cancelled. Registration can be transferred if required. Please advise us of any changes.

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