A teacher interacts with students at their desks.

Where Have All the Spelling Lists Gone?

Tuesday, October 24, 2023
Well-designed spelling lists can support your students’ literacy development. Despite how commonplace spell check and other writing tools have become, explicit spelling instruction is still an important practice.
Illustration with an ear listening, pencil writing, book for reading, and mouth for speaking

Read It, Say It, Hear It, Write It: Instructional Routines That Engage the Four Language Skill Areas

Tuesday, May 16, 2023
It is vital that all literacy instructional routines include synthetic and analytic practice activities that engage all four language skill areas.
Girl writing in a classroom using a word box

Teaching Letter-Sound Correspondences and Syllable Types for Word Identification

Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Teach students to use a word box to practice letter-sound correspondences or syllables for decoding words.
Scrabble blocks placed in order to spell "Spelling"

Choose Your Words (and Techniques) Carefully in Spelling Instruction

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Spelling instruction can be beneficial for students when taught with an emphasis on learning spelling patterns and using the proper spelling word lists.