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 Upper Grade Spelling Secrets Are Here!

You've heard the Science of Reading noise. You've listened to Sold A Story. You KNOW you want to do better than your packaged curriculum has prepared you for.


But all the tips you see are for primary grades, and don't really help with the content and words your 3rd -5th graders need to know.

Enter "Stronger Spelling: Small Steps for Teachers of Big Kids." Join me for a 4-part series of on-demand trainings with quick-win strategies for embedding a little more science-backed reading and spelling into your busy upper elementary day.

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Right now you...

  • Know how important science-based reading is

  • Question your spelling curriculum's effectiveness

  • Are open to trying new strategies that don't take a ton of prep 


You wish you had...

  • The time and energy to learn more about reading science

  • Proven strategies that could help 3rd - 5th graders spell more confidently

  • Something easy you could implement tomorrow

What's Included?

Enrollment is currently closed, but join the waitlist so you're the first to know when doors open again in the spring!

Once you enroll, you'll have on-demand access to:

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Video Modules

  1. Little shifts for your current spelling lessons

  2. Spelling notetaking for big kids

  3. Word mapping in upper elementary

  4. Differentiation and engagement

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Private Facebook Community Access

Ask questions about the course modules and collaborate with like-minded teachers working to improve upper grade spelling.


Printable Resources

Formative assessment templates,

printable spelling notebook tabs,

sound-spelling tips, and more!


2 Hour

Professional Development Certificate*

*Upon course completion,

you'll receive a Teacher Professional Development completion certificate. Please check your

specific district requirements

for extended learning credit.

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Growing Bundle of

Member Bonuses

You will have access to bonuses such as printable spelling posters from

Jen Jones at  Hello Literacy, templates for supporting independent spelling,

plus more surprises in store!

Meet Your Host

Lorraine Padilla is an upper elementary teacher and host of the Apple Blossom Teachers Podcast: Upper Elementary Pedagogy & Pep Talks. Lorraine has a Masters degree in Curriculum & Instruction, is certified in gifted education, and brings 12 years of experience bridging pedagogy to practice in 3rd - 5th grade classrooms. She is passionate about inspiring other educators to design learning experiences that are backed by scientific approaches and prompt deep learning. 

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