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Extra Spelling Instruction Promotes Better Spelling, Writing, and Reading Performance Right from the Start

Graham, S., Harris, K.R.,& Fink Chorzempa, B. (2003). Extra spelling instruction: Improving spelling writing and reading right from the start. Teaching Exceptional Children, 35, 6668.

The consequences of poorly developed spelling skills for both writing and reading led researchers to develop an instructional program designed to boost or accelerate the spelling development of the poorest spellers, including children with disabilities, in second grade classrooms in four schools. The National Center on Accelerating Student Learning (CASL) Spelling Program was designed to teach children basic sound/letter combinations, spelling patterns involving long and short vowels, and common spelling word that fit these patterns.

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