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Registration Form: Generic Registration Form 2015 Version


  • All registrations are handled on a first-come, first-served basis and must be sent directly to me at 15843 Northup Way, Bellevue, WA 98008-2536
  • Contact me, the Spell to Write and Read Trainer, at this email address to obtain more information or to receive a Registration Form
  • Three day seminars (any level) are $195 per person for first-timers and $98 per person for Special Guests
  • Two day seminars (any level) are $135 for first-timers and $68 per person for Special Guests

** NOTE: SWR CORE KIT required to take Basic Seminar; Basic Seminar required for all Practicum Workshops


If you have an area in the curriculum you believe would lend itself well

to a hands-on, intensive day or half day of specific focus please let me know.

NOTE: Wise Guide Practicum Workshops are open to any SWR Basic Seminar alum.

Keep checking this site for additional seminars and Wise Guide Practica Workshops.

To schedule an event, contact Sarah Moser on”Contact” page, or email:

Register for a SWR Seminar or Wise Guide Practicum Workshop

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NOTE: New Registration Policy for Registration Deadlines Effective May 27, 2013:

Once registration closes, if we have not received your Registration Form and tuition pre-payment by the deadline, it will only be possible to register after the deadline if the following two criteria are met:
a) if there is still room at the listed venue, and
b) if a late registration fee of $35 is paid per person registered.

Basic SWR Seminar Content

Registration and other information: Sarah Moser, Endorsed Trainer, or 425-652-3967.

Basic SWR Seminar: This hands-on seminar demonstrates how we use spelling as the foundation for teaching writing and reading. All grades pre-K to 12 benefit. In this two-day seminar you will receive an overview of the program, its methodologies, and historical background.
For the greater part of the course the instructor will teach you as if you were the child learning from scratch. This experience with you being the student will help you better understand SWR and give you confidence to teach the program to your children. Learn how to teach English in a logical, consistent way regardless of the student’s ability level.
Cathy Duffy, who selected SWR for her newly released curriculum guide of the 100 Top Picks, reports:
“Wanda and other teachers she has trained and endorsed offer seminars across the country and in Canada. I have received many positive reports from those who have attended Wanda’s seminars and have used her materials. They tell me that Wanda gives them practical instruction that really works.”


One class attendee wrote: “I have learned more in this two-day course than in all my twelve years in school. I feel I have gained more confidence to teach.”

Teacher Prep for Classes

Advanced study of the Spell to Write and Read teacher’s manual is highly recommended before attending a training class. It is especially essential to get a working knowledge of the phonograms ahead of time. Read the introduction and the appendix to SWR. It is also highly recommended that you look over the Scope and Sequence and practice giving the spelling dictation scripted in Step 12.

In addition to regular SWR two-day Basic Seminars and three-day Advanced Seminars taught by Endorsed SWR Trainer, Sarah Moser, Wise Guide Practica Workshops are also offered to alums of the Basic Seminar.  These may be scheduled independently of the seminars, or immediately following.  Wise Guide Workshops focus on targeted key skills necessary to teach the SWR program and allow participants more time to practice these skills than there is time for in a regular seminar.  Wise Guide Workshops allow teachers and parents to actually practice  in a safe environment with the direct guidance of a SWR Trainer.

Currently Available Workshops

Teaching SWR to PK-1 and Other Nonreaders [6 hours]

This Practicum gives attention to teaching phonograms to nonreaders and beginners, as well as enrichment games and exercises for this age group. Participants will actually experience some of these exercises. Directed practice of spelling dictation shown for beginners and nonreaders through games and other reinforcements. Attention given to choosing appropriate enrichments in Wise Guide, and the importance of Step 2 in SWR.

Spelling Dictation Practicum [4 hours and 6 hours options]

This Practicum includes additional directed practice of spelling dictation for students using either the Primary or Black Logbooks. Participants will practice preparation of lessons and other key SWR teaching skills. Attention is paid to avoidance of Spelling Dictation Faux Pas to increase accurate teaching. Guided exercises maximize readiness to teach.

Spelling Dictation Intensive + Lesson Planning Practicum [6 hours]

This Practicum focuses on hands-on work in the Primary and Black Logbooks to give practice in key SWR teaching skills. Time is given for hands-on, guided lesson planning, practice smooth usage of both texts, actual practice teaching phonograms, and the application of Spelling Rules in Wise Guide lessons. Participants will plan lessons in several levels of the Wise Guide.

Tracking Student Progress/Testing Practicum [4 hours]

This Practicum explains proven techniques for regular diagnostic tests, monthly charting, and tracking of student progress only touched on in the Basic Seminar. The workshop includes hands-on instruction necessary to make effective enrichment choices from Wise Guide. Workshop includes practicum exercises to build teacher confidence.

Making the Transition to the Black Log for 3rd Grade and Above [6 hours and 8 hours options]

This Practicum guides you through the process of teaching the Primary Log to the Black Log, and how to handle teaching both at once.  Through guided exercises in class, you will delve into the differences between the two logs, ways to adapt assignments in different years as your students progress, and create sample alternative pages for those teaching in the upper grades.  Attention will be paid in the longer workshop [8 hour version] to developing students’ dictionary skills, vocabulary development, and the adaptation of spelling enrichments to work for students remediating in junior or senior high school. NOTE:  This workshop does not take the place of the SWR Three-Day Advanced Seminar.

Wise Guide Secrets [4 hours]

This workshop shows you how to delve more deeply into the many enrichments available through Wise Guide through all years of teaching SWR.  Guided, hands-on exercises will be done in class to familiarize you with some of these remarkable aspects of the program.  Special attention will be given to enrichment assignments which focus on the 2500 derivative words inherent in the program which are based on the 2000 most frequently used words from Wise Guide.

Workshops in Development

Dictionary Skills for Junior High and High School Students [3.5 hours]

How To Incorporate SWR into High School English Curricula [8 hours]

Teaching Root Words with SWR for 3rd Grade Through High School [6 hours]

Building Vocabulary with SWR for Junior High and High School Students [8 hours]

Wise Guide Practicum Workshop Prices

Registration and other information: Sarah Moser, Endorsed Trainer, or 425-652-3967.


$35.00 for 4 hour workshops
$50.00 for 6 hour workshop
$68.00 for 8 hour workshop OR two 3.5 hour workshops on same day

Washington State Clock Hours for Certified Teachers

WA STATE CLOCK HOURS: Available by separate arrangement with Trainer at a low cost for all Family Education Services sponsored Basic or Advanced Seminars and Wise Guide Practica Workshops.  Please email Sarah for further information.  Clock Hours provided as a courtesy through accredited private school Academy Northwest.