Teaching Spelling the Playberry Way:

A Workshop for Schools wanting teach spelling better

Full day workshop


To book this workshop please contact Bill Hansberry

This workshop uses Bill's" Spelling Rules Worth Remembering" Infographic as a guide to a journey through some of the most important rules and concepts of the English spelling system. 

This workshop is essential knowledge for teachers who want to know how to explicitly teach spelling to all students, particularly those students who need more than a few exposures or word sorts to make spelling patterns stick. 

Teachers find this workshop inspiring and challenging as Bill explicitly teaches them the same way he teaches his own students. Teachers will leave this workshop with a fire in the belly to learn more and a new lens with which to scrutinize the strengths and weaknesses of the commercial spelling programs they currently use. 

Feedback from our teachers was that they’d love to teach reading and spelling more explicitly, but were lacking some of the knowledge behind the rules of the English Language. It’s hard to teach what you don’t know!


A couple of staff and I had previously completed the TSD1 course with Bill, and were thinking how great it would be if the whole staff could do it. Then we heard that Bill had started offering a full day PD around Spelling Rules, Phonemic Awareness development and the Simple View of Reading. We thought- Perfect! Sign us up!

We had a great day working together and learning together, and as always Bill kept the day entertaining and engaging! The feedback from staff has been overwhelmingly positive and has been very thought provoking for everyone involved. It was great to have all class teachers and SSO’s working together...

Amanda Walker

Deputy Principal and Literacy Coordinator Kidman Park PS

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"A wealth of knowledge - fantastic!"

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