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Unlocking the Mystery of Developmental Spelling

Thursday, October 25, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

Unlocking the Mystery of Developmental Spelling

Presented by Christine Wei, M.Ed., ELA Content Writer, Square Panda
Sponsored by Square Panda


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When you look at young children’s first attempts at writing, it often appears they aren’t really writing anything at all. These first attempts, however, provide a window into children’s understanding of the relationship between letters and sounds, and ultimately their greater knowledge of words.

In this edWebinar, Christine Wei, M.Ed., ELA Content Writer at Square Panda, will discuss the significant role invented spelling plays in helping children solidify their understanding of the alphabetic principle as they take their first steps as authors. Learn about the stages of spelling development and the factors that may contribute to children’s nonconventional spelling in the early stages. This presentation will help teachers identify their students’ spelling stages and will provide practical tips for planning developmentally appropriate explicit spelling instruction to help students progress towards conventional spelling. Lastly, this edWebinar will explore how to enhance students’ spelling instruction through the use of adaptive multisensory learning games.

This event will be of particular benefit to preK through grade three teachers. There will be time for a Q&A session at the end of the presentation.

Christine WeiAbout the Presenter 

Christine Wei, M.Ed. is currently an ELA content writer at Square Panda developing early literacy content for adaptive, multisensory digital games. She has over 10 years of experience helping children successfully develop the confidence and skills to learn how to read and write. In addition to teaching kindergarten and the primary grades in both public and charter Title I schools, Christine has extensive experience working individually with learners to develop their sensory-cognitive processing skills in her role as a credentialed consultant and associate center director for Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes.


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Square Panda It is often said that a child’s most precious gift is their curiosity. At Square Panda™, we are creating a new generation of products that let children follow their curiosity through play activities involving both the physical and virtual worlds.

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