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Literacy Bites - Word Inquiry

PL # 14192

  • Starting on 30 Apr 2024
  • Cancellation permitted until 21 Apr 2024
  • Event registrations closed on 24 Apr 2024

Delivery Format : Webinar

Event registration is Closed


Literacy Bites are a series of workshops focused on Literacy and hosted by experts in the field. Workshops are stand alone, you can attend all or one of the workshop series. 

Word Inquiry - Lisa Burman
Learning to spell conventionally is not something that comes naturally. It requires teaching.  Teachers have tried many different approaches to the teaching of spelling. Lisa will share her discoveries about word inquiry…this is what I had been looking for! Since then, she has constantly added to her knowledge, understanding and repertoire of teaching and learning strategies. 
This Literacy Bite will:
• Clarify the components of English orthography.
• Introduce the guiding principles of word inquiry.
• Share strategies for getting started with ‘word scientists’ of different ages


Lisa Burman

Lisa Burman

Lisa Burman sees herself firstly as a teacher, which means she is as a constant learner, fascinated with childhood and the power and joy of learning.  She is the Director and Principal Consultant for Lisa Burman Consultants, based in Adelaide, South Australia.  Lisa is the author of “Are You Listening? Fostering Conversations that Help Young Children Learn” and is presently writing her second book about building a culture of agency, which will be published in 2023. Her pedagogical consultancy specialises in early childhood education and literacy learning, and she is particularly passionate about pedagogies that are playful and build children’s identities as readers and writers.


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Literacy Bites - Word Inquiry

Date / Time

30 Apr 2024 Starts: 15:45 Finishes: 17:00

Delivery Format : Webinar

PL Hours : 1.50

Learning Area

  • Early Childhood
  • Literacy

School Area

  • Early Childhood (PK - 2)
  • Middle Primary (3-6)
  • Pre-Primary
  • Kindergarten
  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Year 4
  • Year 5
  • Year 6
  • Other (non-teaching)

Event Contact

AITSL Standards