"Is that how spelling works? This is going to make things so much easier." ~a year 7

Upper Primary

That Spelling Thing strategies are ideal for ages 9 -11 (unlike That Reading Thing which can't be used for younger than 11). They will have a lot of fun cracking a code based on sound & meaning and you will be setting in place spelling strategies that will last a lifetime.

Secondary - Any & All Subjects

That Spelling Thing is for any teacher of any subject who wants their students to master both everyday and specialist curriculum vocabulary. TST started because a science teacher asked, "Can you please get them to spell 'fractional distillation'? Yes, we can.

Post-16 Phonics & Adult Literacy

That Spelling Thing is empowering for older learners who've always felt nervous about their spelling. 16 or 60, this memory friendly method will help them self-calm to overcome anxiety & conquer spelling once and for all. It's life changing for people who've never felt confident filling in a form.

"By the end, even if you’re a weak speller yourself, you'll feel confident enough to put this spelling guidance into use, in your own classroom, immediately." ~ S Godsland, dyslexics.org.uk

The Book

An 82 page training manual with lesson ideas. You add your preferred words.

It's A4 & coil bound for easy copying.

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Small workshops or whole school CPD sessions.

Transform spelling across the curriculum.

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Reading Help

Your older struggling readers will benefit

from a few 1-1 hours of That Reading Thing.

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" I have SpLD training, but your explanation of using syllables for spelling has been the best I have ever had, so clear and simple."